The Best Poetry Books of 2015

This year in poetry was one where certain aspects of the art, certain concepts, we might say, were necessarily challenged and, hopefully, put to rest. What follows next, I don’t know, but it will probably be no small amount of flux and change — especially as a highly talented, younger group of poets emerges more fully into its own. Meanwhile, the year’s best books of poetry feature a number of selected, collected, and new works that offer plenty of everyday wisdom — especially about death and change — and, maybe, a way of looking back and forward at the same time.