Bibliography last updated March 4, 2014
American Poetry Now: Pitt Poetry Series Anthology edited by Ed Ochester. 2007.
Orchester’s anthology is a compilation of poems from the Pitt Poetry Series. 811.5 A512
American Poets in the 21st Century: The New Poetics edited by Claudia Rankine and Lisa Sewell. 2007.
Rankine and Sewell devote a chapter to each poet, and the chapters include works of each poet and critical analysis of their poems. R 811.608 A512
Beautiful and Pointless: A Guide to Modern Poetry by David Orr. 2011. 821 O75b
The Best American Poetry 2010 edited by Amy Gerstler. 2010.
This collection contains the works of such poets as Anne Carson, Bob Hicock, Terrance Hayes, Sharon Olds, and Charles Simic. 811.608 B561 2010
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems by Kay Ryan. 2010.
Ms. Ryan, the U.S. Poet Laureate from 2008-2010, shares about her progress as a poet. She also includes several new works for readers to enjoy. 811.54 R988b
The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams edited by David Roessel and Nicholas Moschovakis. 2007.
While Williams is known as a playwright, the editors present this comprehensive collection of Williams’ poems written throughout his life. 811.54 W727c
The Facts on File Companion to World Poetry, 1900 to the Present by R. Victoria Arana. 2008.
Arana compiles the works of 500 internationally known poets in this guide. A bibliography, a geographical guide to where the poets live, and a list of Nobel Prize winners in literature are also included. R 809.104 A662f
Happy Hour at the Two Keys Tavern: Poems by Jeff Worley. 2006.
Worley’s poems are evocative and touch on such subjects as Alzheimer’s disease, relationships with family, and love. 811.54 W927h
Horses Make a Landscape Look More Beautiful: Poems by Alice Walker. 1986.
In this collection of poems, Walker shows that she is as good a writer with poetry as she is with prose. 811 W759h
I Am the Darker Brother: An Anthology of Modern Poems by African Americans edited by Arnold Adoff. 1997.
This revised edition of the title with the same name includes an additional 21 poems and 19 additional African-American poets. 811.508 I11
Life on Mars by Tracy Smith. 2011. 811.6 S662l
The Music of Emily Dickinson’s Poems and Letters: A Study of Imagery and Form by Carolyn Lindley Cooley. 2003.
Cooley looks at Dickinson’s musical background and how music influenced the poems she created. 811.4 C774m
Poetry in Person: 25 Years of Conversations with America’s Poets edited by Alexander Neubauer. 2010.
The editor speaks with various poets about their work, even discussing the different drafts they go through, which illuminates not only the artist but the process of writing poetry. 811.608 P745
Poetry Speaks Expanded: Hear Poets from Tennyson to Plath Read Their Own Work edited by Elise Paschen and Rebecca Mosby. 2007. Oversize 811.509 P745
Six Poets from the Mountain South by John Lang. 2010.
Lang’s title contains poems from Southern Appalachian poets like Jim Wayne Miller, Robert Morgan, and Charles Wright. Lang provides a critical analysis of the featured poems. 811.54 L269s
The Swallow Anthology of New American Poets edited by David Yezzi. 2009.
A collection of poems by 35 different poets makes up the contemporary anthology of poems. Some of the poets included are: Craig Arnold, Molly McQuade, Joani Mackowski, and Bill Coyle. 811.608 S971
The Top 500 Poems edited by William Harmon. 1992.
Harmon chooses the poems to include in this collection from the ninth edition of the Columbia Granger’s Index to Poetry. A list of the poems organized by their popularity is at the end of the book. R 821.008 T673
Woman's Work by Eleanor Imperato. 2008.
Published in 2008, this collection contains beautiful examples of Ms. Imperato's poems. 811.608 I34w