Poetry Bookshelf

William Stafford, the revered American poet, thought of reading as inhaling others' words. He felt he should return the favor by exhaling words of his own. And he certainly did! One of his books leads off this sampling of recommended poetry. 

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Even Quiet Places--William Stafford

Above River--James Wright 

Inhabited World: New & Selected Poems 1970-1995--John Allman

Effort at Speech: New and Selected Poems --William Meredith

The Complete Poems: Anne Sexton--Anne Sexton

Some Jazz a While: Collected Poems---Miller Williams

The Far Field--Theodore Roethke

Mountains and Rivers Without End--Gary Snyder

New and Collected--Richard Wilbur

Selected Poems--Robinson Jeffers

Connecting The Dots--Maxine Kumin

Selected Poems--William Carlos Williams

Collected Poems--Sylvia Plath

Passing Through Customs--Gibbons Ruark

The Folding Cliffs--W. S. Merwin

The Selected Poems--James Dickey

A New Selected Poems--Galway Kinell

Flight Among the Tombs--Anthony Hecht

Tiepolo's Hound--Derek Walcott

Without:Poems--Donald Hall

Otherwise:New and Selected Poems--Jane Kenyon

Selected Poems--W. D. Snodgrass

Opened Ground: Selected Poems, 1966-1996--Seamus Heaney

Headlands: New and Selected Poems (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series)--Jay Meek

Charles Bukowski: Laughing with the Gods--Fernada PIvano

Blizzard of One: Poems--Mark Strand

Mindfield: New and Selected Poems---Gregory Corso

Blood, Tin, Straw: Poems--Sharon Olds

Traveling Light: COLLECTED AND NEW POEMS (Illinois Poetry Series)--David Wagoner

The Tunnel: Selected Poems of Russell Edson--Russell Edison

Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000 (American Poets Continuum)--Lucille Clifton

New And Selected Poems--Donald Justice

Birthday Letters--Ted Hughes

From the Devotions: Poems--Carl Phillips

This Time: New and Selected Poems--Gerald Stern

Vice: New and Selected Poems--Ai

Scrambled Eggs & Whiskey: Poems, 1991-1995--Hayden Carruth

Passing Through: The Later Poems, New and Selected--Stanley Kunitz

Questions About Angels: Poems (Pitt Poetry Series)--Billy Collins

New and Selected Poems--Mary Oliver

Crazy Horse In Stillness (American Poets Continuum)--William Heyen

The Mercy: Poems--Philip Levine 

             Sweet Home, Saturday Night: Poems--David Baker

Selected Poems--Robert Creeley

A QUESTION OF SEEING: Poems--Finkel Donald

Overnight in the Guest House of the Mystic: Poems--Dick Allen

Selected Poems--Rita Dove

Against the Evidence: Selected Poems, 1934-1994 (Wesleyan Poetry Series)--David Ignatow

Big Blue Train: Poems--Paul Zimmer

History of the River--James Applewhite

Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native Writers' Festival (Sun Tracks)--Joseph Bruchac

Children Of Paradise (Pitt Poetry Series)--Liz Rosenberg

Personal Accounts: New & Selected Poems, 1966-1986 (Ontario Review)--Robert S. Phillips

The Collected Poems of Amy Clampitt--Amy Clampit

The Dream Songs: Poems--John Berryman

Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo--Richard Hugo

The Collected Poems of Howard Nemerov--Howard Nemerov

Collected Poems--Robert Hayden

The Winged Seed: A Remembrance--Li-Young Lee

These Are My Rivers: New & Selected Poems 1955-1993--Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Buried Onions--Gary Soto

Jersey Rain--Robert Pinsky

Sun Under Wood--Robert Hass

The Shifting Web: New and Selected Poems--Lewis Turco

The Six-Cornered Snowflake and Other Poems--John Fredrick Nims

Near at Hand: Poems--James Whitehead

Sweet Machine: Poems--Mark Doty

Erotikon: Poems--Susan Mitchell

Images of Kin: New and Selected Poems--Michael S. Harber

Howl and Other Poems--Allen Ginsberg

Crimes of Passion--Terry Stokes

John Logan: The Collected Poems --John Logan

Lifelines: Selected Poems 1950-1999--Philip Booth

In the Solar Wind--Wendy Booth

The Pigfoot Rebellion--Charles O. Hatman

Echos--Robert Creely

Woman on the Edge of Time--Marge Piercy

Ashley Hill--Jane Cooper Chambers

Wonderings--Kenneth Patchen

Lunch Poems--Frank O'Hara

The Shape of the Journey: New & Collected Poems--Jim Harrison

Life Studies: and, For the Union Dead--Robert Lowell

COLLECTED POEMS--Josephine Miles

Boss Cupid: Poems--Thom Gunn

Autumn Rhythm: New and Selected Poems--Leon Stokesbury

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