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Recently I've been reading poetry again. I've been thinking a lot about volumes of poetry as a whole, in addition to the strength of individual poems. This means, that at the moment, I'm interested in finding non-anthologized volumes of poetry. I was wondering if any of you have suggestions. Or perhaps, you'd like to share volumes that you didn't like--because sometimes it's helpful to know where not to spend one's time.


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Apr. 4th, 2009 03:39 pm (UTC)
On non-anthologized poetry, I haven't read any in a while, but TS Eliot's Four Quartets is one of my favorites.

I would also recommend Sharon Olds-- I really liked The Dead and the Living and Blood, Tin, Straw, but she has a bunch of books and most of them are not anthologized.

Man, I need to dig more poetry out. Les Murray is really good, too, but I don't remember any of his books off the top of my head.
Apr. 5th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I have The Wellspring by Sharon Olds on my bookshelf. So, I think I'll move that forward in my reading queue. Also, kind of lame, but I've read v. v. little T.S. Eliot, which I ought to remedy.
Apr. 4th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Read: Richard Siken's Crush, Craig Arnold's Shells, Sarah Manguso's Siste Viator, Alice Fulton's Sensual Math, CK Williams's Repair, Olena Kalytiak Davis And Her Soul Out of Nothing. These are things I've really enjoyed lately (in the last six months, since I don't have as much time as I'd like).

The only thing I can really remember being disappointed by lately - Connie Voisine's Rare High Meadow of Which I Might Dream. I picked it up because I loved the title and felt really excited about it, and then - totally disappointing.
Apr. 5th, 2009 07:19 pm (UTC)
I hate when that last bit happens. I've had it happen also. Recently, I was reading Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror by John Ashbery, and I wanted to like it a great deal. Some parts of it I did enjoy, but it left me wanting.
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