This Week’s Best Selling Poetry Books

Which poetry books are selling best? Don’t know? I didn’t know either. The Poetry Foundation provides a reasonably good answer to this question.

What is the Poetry Foundation? The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience.

Click here to read about the best selling poetry books in America by the large and small presses, according to the Poetry Foundation.

The top five books for the week of May 6th are:

1. The Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems (paperback) by Billy Collins (Random House).
2. Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins (Random House Trade Paperbacks).
3. Thirst by Mary Oliver (Beacon Press).
4. New and Selected Poems: Volume Two (paperback) by Mary Oliver (Beacon Press).
5. New and Selected Poems: Volume One by Mary Oliver (Beacon Press).

You know what is really funny? Billy Collins and Mary Oliver are two of my favorite contemporary poets. I might add that Mary Oliver hails from the Cleveland area.

Author: Don Iannone, D.Div.

Biography Photographer, poet, teacher, complementary medicine provider, interfaith minister, and former economic developer. Holds a Doctorate in Divinity, Master of Divinity, Master of Mind-Body Medicine, and Bachelor of Arts degree in Anthropology. Clinical certifications in Reiki, guided meditation, life purpose coaching, and spiritual counseling.  Author of 12 books, including two new books in the contemporary spirituality field. Learn more here. Contact Information Kosmos Consulting and Research website:  Visual Advantage Photography website: Flickr Photo Page here: Contact Don Iannone by email:

6 thoughts on “This Week’s Best Selling Poetry Books”

  1. Thanks Andrew…I appreciate you buying a copy of the book. It is selling, but too early to tell what it will go. I’m working to get it in some local bookstores and in other key markets where I have access, like Santa Fe.

    Thanks Pat. Yes, I have these books as well. They are wonderful.

  2. Interesting info. By the way, I have ordered my copy of “Walking in Life’s Sacred Garden.” Can’t wait to get it! 🙂

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