Poetry Reviews from ricklibrarian

April is poetry month, but I recommend reading some poetry all year round.   Click the links to read my reviews.

poetry reviews 

Adrienne Rich: Voice of the Poet

Best American Poetry 2005

Blue Front: A Poem by Martha Collins 

Burial at Thebes by Seamus Heaney

Clearing by Wendell Berry 

A Companion for Owls by Maurice Manning 

Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics (not really poetry by most definitions)

Death and Taxes by Dorothy Parker 

Delights and Shadows by Ted Kooser

Given: Poems by Wendell Berry 

Great Poets of World War I 

Here, Bullet by Brian Turner 

Jersey Rain by Robert Pinsky 

Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman

Ogden Nash: The Life and Work of America’s Laureate of Light Verse by Douglas M. Parker (a biography which includes some of Nash's poetry)

Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (a great collection of poetry by many recent poets) 

Poetry for Cats by Henry Beard (or are these poems really by the cats themselves?)

Poetry Speaks: Hear the Great Poets Read Their Works from Tennyson to Plath

Tales of the Supernatural: Poems by Maura Stanton 

Talking Horse and the Sad Girl and the Village Under the Sea by Mark Haddon 

Trouble with Poetry and Other Poems by Billy Collins 

The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden by Stanley Kunitz


about poetry 

If You Enjoy the Poetry of Robert Frost, You Might Try ...

If You Enjoy the Poetry of Walt Whitman, You Might Try...  

Norah Pollard, Poet

A Question About Poetry Readers' Advisory


rick's poems 

A Fib for Darfur 

Poetry Month Has Started

When Wikis Get Old

Poets that rick recommends:

Wendell Berry

Anne Bradstreet

Gwendolyn Brooks 

Billy Collins

Robert Frost

Seamus Heaney

A. E. Housman

Ted Kooser

Maxine Kumin

Dorothy Parker

Walt Whitman

Poetry websites:

Poetry 180  

Library of Congress Poetry


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