12 AMAZING POETRY BOOK COVERS

The first impression is the lasting impression for contemporary poetry book covers along with its titles. Content is seen when the purchase is made or on prior faith on poet’s previous collection, merit and awards. The way international publication community has picked up conceptual designing as a challenge, India, is still lagging behind except for some extraordinaire publication houses with international presence. Strangely, it is the mediocre understanding of what a designer should do. My freelance experience with ad and social media company discovers that designers are never asked onboard and unleash their creative madness in terms of conceptualizing author’s requirement. Copy writers and designers are creatures from different planets and usually insoluble.

But there are publication houses that realize the importance of  great cover designing thus great marketing. Lets see some amazing covers of some award winning poetry books from around the world! And I bet, these books are ‘beauty with the brains’!

Aviary, Bestiary by Joseph O. Legaspi | Organic Weapon Arts
Aviary, Bestiary by Joseph O. Legaspi | Organic Weapon Arts

 

 

Seam by Tarfia Faizullah |SIU Press
Seam by Tarfia Faizullah |SIU Press

 

 

HUM by Jamaal May | Alice James Books
HUM by Jamaal May | Alice James Books

 

 

heredities by J. Michael Martinez | Louisiana State University Press
heredities by J. Michael Martinez | Louisiana State University Press

 

 

The Firestorm by Zach Savich | Cleveland State University Poetry Center
The Firestorm by Zach Savich | Cleveland State University Poetry Center

 

 

The Poems of Lal Ded by Ranjit Hoskote | Penguin Books
The Poems of Lal Ded by Ranjit Hoskote | Penguin Books

 

 

Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy| Copper Canyon Press
Our Andromeda by Brenda Shaughnessy| Copper Canyon Press

 

 

Watertight by Kathleen Jamie|Graywolf Press
Watertight by Kathleen Jamie|Graywolf Press

 

 

escape artist by Sridala Swami | Aleph Books
escape artist by Sridala Swami | Aleph Books

 

 

OUT OF SIGHT by Eamon Grennan |  Graywolf Press
OUT OF SIGHT by Eamon Grennan | Graywolf Press

 

 

Mughal Sequence by Anand Thakore | Poetrywala
Mughal Sequence by Anand Thakore | Poetrywala

 

 

Behind My Eyes by Li-Young Lee | W. W. Norton & Company
Behind My Eyes by Li-Young Lee | W. W. Norton & Company

 

 

Disclaimer: The images and publication houses endorsed in this article are purely based on the aesthetics practised by them. There could be many such amazing publishers. This piece is a limited research article for representative purposes only and does not intend copyrights infringement.

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