The Recommended Reading series is the annual list of Glass editor, Anthony Frame's, favorite poems from the year.

Recommended Reading: 2017

For the 2017 list, I invited members of the Glass family for some of their favorite poems from the previous year. My deepest thanks to them for participating in this list. — Anthony Frame

Rosebud Ben-Oni (Tundras Guest Editor): Marcelo Hernandez Castillo. "Field Guide Ending in a Deportation" from 92Y's A New Colossus series. Joshua Jennifer Espinoza. "What It Takes To Leave A House" from Lambda Literary. Elisa Gonzalez. "Essay on Inheritance" from Hyperallergic. Luther Hughes. "You'll Never Love Me" from The Adroit Journal. Emilia Phillips. "Believe it or Not I Started to Worry" from The Shallow Ends. Emily Jungmin Yoon. "Say Grace" from Poetry. Catherine Chambers (Poets Resist Editor): Kaveh Akbar. "Gloves" from Poetry. Hannah Cohen. "St. Mary of the One Night Stand" from Yes Poetry. Hannah Craig. "Letter to My Red Gun-Dog America" from Split Lip Magazine. Jasmine Cui. "Glutton" from L'Éphémère Review. Amanda Johnston. "We Named You Mercy" from the Academy of American Poets. Stephanie Kaylor (Reviews Editor): Laurin DeChae. "The Spectacle of the Hybrid" from Animal: A Beast of a Literary Magazine. p.e. garcia. "[my body is an american]" from Hobart. Isobel O'Hare. "Being Ready" from Nostrovia!. Monique Quintana. "blest" from Ladybox. Joanna C. Valente. "When You Write A Craig's List Ad To Air BNB Your Body And Only Creeps Respond" from Susan/The Journal. Cody Stetzel (Staff Reviewer): Nicholas Bon. "There Must be an Answer" from (b)OINK. Nora Hickey. "First — The Mother Opens Her Throat" from diagram. Sonja Johanson. "Ageratina altissima" from concīs. Rajiv Mohabir. "Immigrant Aria" from New England Review. Esteban Rodriguez. "Diaspora III" & "Disapora VIII" from Puerto del Sol. Layli Long Soldier. "Whereas I did not desire" from Orion Magazine. Jennifer van Alstyne. "Altars of Nonesuch" from Qu. Reyes Ramirez (Staff Reviewer): Ariana Brown. "Nylon, Black, '72" from BOAAT Journal. Ching-In Chen. "Self-Portrait, New City Replicant" from the Academy of American Poets. Victoria García. "Mr. President" from The Acentos Review. Aurielle Lucier. "egungun" from Blue Mesa Review. José Olivarez. "I Walk into Every Room and Yell Where the Mexicans At" from the Academy of American Poets. Deborah D.E.E.P Mouton. "Preparations" from Houston Public Media. Alexandra Lytton Regalado. "Hombres de Maiz: Variations on a Mayan Creation Story" from Matria in Black Lawrence Press. Ariel Francisco (author of Before Snowfall, After Rain): Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello. "Poem in Which I Forget Whether I Wanted Anything Else Back Then" from SWIMM. Jennifer Maritza McCauley. "What Joy" from Queen Mob'so Tea House. Nadra Mabrouk. "Father As Adolescent, Smoking" from Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Michael Angel Martín. "The Day the Dictator Died" from Apogee. Lauren Milici. "Orlando" from Wyvern Lit. Steven Sanchez (author of To My Body): Megan Fernandes. "White People Always Want to Tell Me They Grew Up Poor" from The Common. Ruben Quesada. "Confession (II)" from Tupelo Quarterly. Michelle Brittan Rosado. "Poem to My Unborn Son the Morning After the Election" from Alaska Quarterly Review and Poetry Daily. sam sax. "On Alcohol" from Poetry. Jake Skeets. "How to Become the Moon" from The Shade Journal. Jennifer Met (author of Gallery Withheld): Jacqueline Balderrama. "Scene 1: Doorway" from The Wildness. Emma Bolden. "Alabama Winter" from About Place Journal. Bruce Bond. "Maria" from Boston Review. Nicholas Fuenzalida. "Many Houses Were Gone" from Breakwater Review. Benjamin Garcia. "Ode to the Corpse Flower" from Boston Review. Amorak Huey. "Crimes I Did Not Commit" and "How Things Turned Out" from Adroit. Paige Lewis. "Space Struck" from Sugar House Review. Marcia B. Loughran. "Family Portrait, ICU" from Menacing Hedge. Diana Khoi Nguyen. "Would That" and "Triptych II" from Gramma. Karen Skolfield. "Classic Green Army Figures Give Up Guns for Yoga" from Shenandoah and Poetry Daily. Maggie Smith. "Overheard," "The Sound of Cats," and "Grackles" from Mom Egg Review. Brad Trumpfheller. ​"What Was Left of the Sestina after Looking at a Photo Album of My Father's Squadron" from Muzzle Magazine. Emily Paige Wilson. "Burning Witches" from sundog lit. Malcolm Friend (author of mxd kd mixtape): Diannely Antigua. "Portrait of El Jefe" from The Boiler. Leila Chatti. "When I Tell My Father I Might Begin to Pray Again" from Virginia Quarterly Review Nabila Lovelace. "The Preamble" from Winter Tanger. José Olivarez. "I Walk into Every Room and Yell Where the Mexicans At" from the Academy of American Poets. Julian Randall. "Abulea Dice Que Spilled Salt Goes over the Shoulder" from The Adroit Journal. Hannah Cohen (author of Bad Anatomy): Kaveh Akbar. "Heritage" from the Poetry Society of America. Traci Brimhall. "Fledgling" from the Academy of American Poets. torrin a. greathouse and Linette Reeman. "Epigenesis: A Lineage in Two Voices" from sundog lit. Roy G. Guzmán. "Those Seventy-Two Bodies Belong to Us" from Poetry. Maggie Smith. "Slipper" from The Adroit Journal. Melissa Atkinson Mercer (author of ghost exhibit): George Abraham. "Apology"from Tin House. Hala Alyan. "Aleppo" from Thrush. Beth Bachmann. "Oasis" from Guernica. Kristin Chang. "Immigration in A" from Luna Luna. Nicole Rollender. "My grandmother carried me as kindling" from Red Paint Hill. Anthony Frame (Editor in Chief): Hannah Keziah Agustin. "This isn't an ode to my mother" from thread. Kenzie Allen. "But We Are Still Here" from 92Y's A New Colossus series. Eloisa Amezcua. "Pareces Blanca" from Foundry. Ally Ang. "Teaching A Muthafucka How To Talk To God" from The Shade Journal. Yasmin Belkhyr. "A Lesson in Dream Logic" from Underblong. Jennifer S. Cheng. "From the Voice of the Lady in the Moon" and ​"From the Voice of the Lady in the Moon" from Foundry. Franny Choi. "Introduction To Quantum Theory" from The Adroit Journal. Tiana Clark. "Nashville" from The New Yorker. Hyejung Kook. "The End of October" from The Wildness. Melissa Crowe. "Dear Terror, Dear Splendor" from The Shallow Ends. Jasmine Cui. "When They Tell Me To Imagine The American Dream I" from Breakwater Review. Siaara Freeman. "Urban Girl and Whatever Was Salvaged" from Button Poetry, via Twitter. Roy Guzmán. "Queerodactyl from Poetry. Sally J. Johnson. "A Difference" from The Shallow Ends. W. Todd Kaneko. "Where the Sky Meets the Earth" from the Academy of American Poets. Nabila Lovelace. "Sons of Achilles" and "I Turned Myself Into Myself & Was Jesus" from The Adroit Journal. Ashley Mares. "Spellbound" from Stirring. Adrian Matejka. "Soave Sia Il Vento" from the Academy of American Poets. Anna Meister. "from As If" from Underblong. Noor. "Parallel" from The Shade Journal. Xandria Phillips. "We Cosmology" from The Shallow Ends. Sage. "In An America w/out Guns" from The Ellis Review. Safiya Sinclair. "In Memoriam" from 92Y's A New Colossus series. Maggie Smith. "Columbus" from BuzzFeed Reader. Alison Stine. "Afterward" and "Desire Lines" from The Rumpus. Lena Khalaf Tuffaha "Let Us Now" and "Future Perfect" from The Rumpus Inaugural Poems series. Nikki Wallschlaeger. "Blues for the Red White & Blue Confetti Left at the Bottom of Your Ugly Ass Coach Bag" and "Blues for Fatigued Mothers" from jubilat. Phillip B. Williams. "Maskot #1: 'They sure do love them some black pain.'" from Boston Review. Emily Paige Wilson. "Hypochondria, Least Powerful of the Greek Gods, pts ii & iv" from Cotton Xenomorph. Seema Yasmin. "When the Patient Asked for a White Doctor" from Breakwater Review. Emily Jungmin Yoon. "Time, In Whales." from The New Yorker. Maya Jewell Zeller. "Tori Amos Nursing The Pig" from The Shallow Ends.

Recommended Reading: 2016

Kaveh Akbar. "Portrait Of The Alcoholic With Moths And River" from Thrush Poetry Journal. Ivy Alvarez. "​Langit ang buhay" from Foundry. Eloisa Amezcua. "Texaco, Texaco" from Prelude. E. Kristin Anderson. "Without Heads, Living Statues" from Nashville Review. Fatimah Asghar. "Ways I Am Tired" from The Adroit Journal. Chaun Ballard. "What Would You Say If You Were Tamir Rice & You Had Two Seconds—" from Rattle. Rosebud Ben-Oni. "And All the Songs We Are Meant to Be" from The Shallow Ends. Jennifer Jackson Berry. "Mother's Ghost" from Stirring. Anuradha Bhowmik. "Elegy 1998" from Nashville Review. Laura Bylenok. "Homologue" from Linebreak. Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello. "On the Corner of Commodore and Main" from Connotations Press. Chen Chen. "I am reminded via email to resubmit my preferences for the schedule" from Poem-A-Day. Su Cho. "Tangerine Trees & Little Bags of Sugar" from Thrush Poetry Journal. Franny Choi. "& O, bright star of disaster, I have been lit" from The Paris-American. Steven Chung. "Morse Code" from Milk Journal. Tiana Clark. "A Psalm For The One" from The Adroit Journal. Adam Clay. "Poem Beginning With a Line From Darwish" from The Shallow Ends. Emily Rose Cole. "Four Poisons" from Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Eduardo C. Corral. "Border Patrol Agent" from New Republic. Jasmine Cui. "Out of Water" from The Shallow Ends. Laura Da'. "Land Colic" from Waxwing Literary Journal. Natalie Diaz. "Manhattan is A Lenape Word" from Lennh. Saddiq Dzukogi. "I Check My Husband's Black Skin And Remember To Call My Son" from HEArt Online. Natalie Eilbert. "Black Tourmaline" from Foundry. Joshua Jennifer Espinoza. "On Planet Earth We Touch Ourselves" from The Blueshift Journal. Vievee Francis. "Everywhere And Here Too" from The Blueshift Journal. Siaara Freeman. "Urban Girl & The (Urban) Urban Legend" from Milk Journal. Roy G. Guzmán. "Arthur's Spelling Trubble" from Up the Staircase Quarterly. ​Sara Henning. "The Truths Only Starlings Will Speak" from Thrush Poetry Journal. Anna Maria Hong. "Fix the Sphinx" from Quarterly West. Luther Hughes. "broken sonnet for osteoarthritis" from The James Franco Review. Paige Lewis. "The Foxes are Back" from The Shallow Ends. Ada Limón. "The Leash" from Poem-A-Day. Ashley Mares. "Breaking" from Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal. David Tomás Martinez. "The Art of the Vigilante" from Tinderbox Poetry Journal. Adrian Matejka. "Strange Celestial Roads" from Poem-A-Day. Lo Kwa Mei-en. "The Stone Cold Rule" from The Adroit Journal. Caits Meissner. "Mostly Water" from The Adroit Journal. Sarah Frances Moran. "La sirena ("the mermaid")" from Crab Fat Magazine. Hera Naguib. "Brother" from Hermeneutic Chaos Literary Journal. Christine Nguyen. "​(Vietnamese) American" from Sundog Lit. Susan Nguyen. "​Spring Melt" from Boxcar Poetry Review. Matthew Olzmann. "Letter Beginning with Two Lines by Czesław Miłosz" from Poem-A-Day. Emilia Phillips. "On Receipt of a Dick Pic" from Muzzle Magazine. Christine Potter. "Teaching My Goddaughter About Turkey Buzzards" from Stirring. Nicole Rollender. "How to Stop Drowning" from Muzzle Magazine. Natasha Sajé. "palliative" from Green Linden. sam sax. "Description for Police" from Linebreak. Michael Schmeltzer. "Song Of Wet, Song Of Dry" from Stirring. Staci R. Schoenfeld. "Before the Quiet, the Storm" from Thrush Poetry Journal. Safiya Sinclair. "A Bell, Still Unrung" from Poem-A-Day. Danez Smith. "It Doesn't Feel Like A Time To Write" from Buzzfeed Reader. Maggie Smith. "Good Bones" from Waxwing Literary Journal. Danielle Susi. "Black fossil in a slab of shale" from The Boiler. Leah Umansky. "Lonely is a Hard Word to Use in a Poem" from Thrush Poetry Journal. Mai Der Vang. "I Am the Whole Defense" from Poem-A-Day. Ocean Vuong. "Trevor" from Buzzfeed Reader. Candace Williams. "Commute" from Foundry. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. "Just Like That, A New Black Child Is Born To Replace The Buried One" from The Adroit Journal. Jane Wong. "When You Died" from Foundry.

Recommended Reading: 2015

Kazim Ali. "Earthquake Days." from Poetry Magazine. Arlene Ang and Valerie Fox. "Scarecrow Lists of Failures and Grocery Items." from Thrush Poetry Journal. Julie Brooks Barbour. "Fragmented." from Stirring. Ace Boggess. "I Don't Know Why You Still Care, But Do You?" from The Pedestal Magazine. Maari Carter. "Homemade Sin." from Sundog Lit. Sara Biggs Chaney. "St. Eugenia Declares Her Allegiances." from Thrush Poetry Journal. Kazumi Chin. "Bruce Lee's Fist is Cut Open by a Glass Bottle." from Boxcar Poetry Review. Franny Choi. "Bedtime Story." from The Journal. Adam Clay. "Biography at the Speed of Light." from Tupelo Quarterly. Tasha Cotter. "Solar." from Superstition Review. Lisa Fay Coutley. "Researchers Find Mice Pass On Trauma To Subsequent Generations" and "Delayed Communique from Poet to Astronaut." from KR Online. Annie Diamond. "Self-Portrait in the Bed of a Stranger." from The Fem. Anna Finn. "When my sister tells me she doesn't believe in god anymore." from Boxcar Poetry Review. Ariel Francisco. "Post Hurricane, Miami." from The Boiler. Jennifer Ghivan. "Bird Woman." from The Boiler. Elise Hempel. "Mosaic." from Valparaiso Poetry Review. Sara Henning. "The Things of the World Go On Without Us." from Quarterly West. Allison Joseph. "Night Watch for Traveling Husband." from Whale Road Review. Les Kay. "Self-Portrait as Gallery Opening." from Superstition Review. Athena Kildegaard. "Turkey Hen." from Up The Staircase Quarterly. Tricia Knoll. "Walking into the Shadows of Ashford Forest." from Up the Staircase Quarterly. EJ Koh. "Leaning on Heaven." from Boxcar Poetry Journal. EJ Koh. "Paradise." from Midway Journal. Debora Kuan. "Teen Ghost." from Blue Lyra Review. Peter LaBerge. "Testimony (Eclipse)." from Linebreak. Katie Manning. "Sex & Santa." from Stirring. Caits Meissner. "M A N I F E S T O for my homegirls." from The Fem. Anna Meister. "Trigger." from The Adroit Journal. Kathryn Merwin. "Empress (The Diviner)." from The Blueshift Journal. Jennifer Met. "Talisman." from Sleet Magazine. Carly Joy Miller. "Why You Tried to Drown." from Memorious. Rosalie Moffett. "Weird Prayers." from Blackbird. T.A. Noonan. "Three Poems from The Ep[is]odes: a reformation of Horace." from Split Lip Magazine. Sarah Rose Nordgren. "Kindling." from The Adroit Journal. Hieu Minh Nguyen. "White Boy Time Machine: Instructional Manual." from Devil's Lake. Sharon Olinka. "Becoming Donkey Lady." from The Drunken Boat. Patty Paine. "Antiphony." from Thrush Poetry Journal. Jennifer Richter. "I Find Myself Shelved between Rich and Rilke." from Thrush Poetry Journal. Linda Rodriguez. "Crow Mother (for Frida Kahlo)." from The Pedestal Magazine. Nicole Rollender. "Labor." from Stirring. Gianna Russo. "Old Orange Avenue." from Gulf Stream. Whitney Schultz. "Lot's Wife Speaks." from ELKE Journal. Brittney Scott. "Faith in Love and Quantum Physics." from Linebreak. Danez Smith. "So I guess it won't be a bullet." from Linebreak. Melissa Stein. "Semaphore." from Memorious. Alison Stine. "Dear Weather." from The Rumpus. Talin Tahajian. "Dream sequence for birds." from Boxcar Poetry Review. Adam Tavel. "On a Biographical Pamphlet of Luther Ladd, First Martyr of the Civil War, Who Died During the 1861 Baltimore Riot." from Valparaiso Poetry Review. Rhiannon Thorne. "See How the Hurtsickle Stays." from The Pedestal Magazine. Ocean Vuong. "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong." from The New Yorker.