Tuesday, October 31, 2006

A New Handful

of November poems over at "Jackdaw's."

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Poetry Lists

Rob MacKenzie has posted a list of his favorite 25 poetry volumes and, in so doing, has triggered off my own compulsive listmaking urge. I'm going to do something a bit different from his list, though; I'm going to post 2 lists of 10 volumes each, one of living poets and one of (comparatively recently) dead poets. These lists identify books that I most frequently pick up to read when I want to just enjoy some well-written poetry; they also would likely be very different if compiled next month. Like Rob, I will include only 1 volume by any one individual, and the order is alphabetical by author.

I. Ten Top Living Poets' Volumes

1. Pallbearers Envying the One Who Rides, Stephen Dobyns
2. Atlantis
, Mark Doty
3. The Wild Iris
, Louise Gluck

4. Opened Ground: Selected Poems 1966-1996, Seamus Heaney
5. Learning Human: Selected Poems
, Les Murray
6. Carnival Evening: New and Selected Poems 1968-1998
, Linda Pastan
7. Colors Passing Through Us
, Marge Piercy
8. Firekeeper: Selected Poems
, Revised and Expanded, Pattiann Rogers
9. Supernatural Love: Poems 1976-1992, Gjertrud Schnackenberg
10. Without End: New and Selected Poems
, Adam Zagajewski

II. Top Ten Dead Poets' Volumes

Collected Poems 1951-1971, A. R. Ammons
The Collected Poems of Amy Clampitt
, Amy Clampitt
Collected Poems
, Ted Hughes
Making Certain It Goes On: The Collected Poems of Richard Hugo
, Richard Hugo
Intensive Care: Selected and New Poems
, Miroslav Holub
Collected Poems, Donald Justice
New and Collected Poems 1931-2001
, Czeslaw Milosz
Collected Poems 1920-1954
, Eugenio Montale
Beyond Remembering: The Collected Poems of Al Purdy
, Al Purdy
The Biggest Egg in the World, Marin Sorescu

Saturday, October 14, 2006

October's Arrived at "The Jackdaw's Nest"

There's a new gathering of October poems tucked in amongst the other shiny bits over there.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

New "Jackdaw's Nest"