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A selection of Harrison Library poetry books.


This libguide is a joint project between the Center for Writing and Creative Expression and the Harrison Library. It launched on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 in celebration of National Poetry Month and is updated every spring. It is our hope the books on this list will offer beauty, diversion, food for thought, and inspiration. Have a poet or topic to suggest? Please email the librarians @


Open Book

At Southwest, we form ministers and counselors who are faithful, imaginative,

and able to communicate God’s healing presence through their words and

works. Open Book brings together the entire range of these expressions —

creative, reflective, scholarly, and contemplative — to celebrate each unique

offering and to witness collectively to our experience of God’s love in the world.


Soul by Southwest brings you the spring 2022 collection, "Nevertheless." 


Books of Poetry donated by The Rev. Kit Wallingford in 2023

Poetry by Roger Reeves

photo credit Ana Schwartz

The speaker at the 72nd Commencement Exercises celebrating the Class of 2023 was award-winning poet Roger Reeves. Reeves is the author of King Me and the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, a Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, and a 2015 Whiting Award, among other honors. His work has appeared in PoetryThe New Yorker, the Paris Review, and elsewhere. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Poetry Collections


Print Books