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what to read?
Posted by: priyanka (
Date: March 31, 2005 01:18PM

hey, hv just got into reading poetry, have read a bit of Wordsworth, Emily dickenson and Frost. Can someone pls guide me as to what else i can read at this stage?

Re: what to read?
Posted by: Desi (
Date: March 31, 2005 01:37PM

Robert Browning, Tennyson

A couple of other options: suscribe to the email mailing list which sends you regular poems and find out what you like, or go to the poet list and go through it at random. Otherwise, regularly come back and see what comes around.

Re: what to read?
Posted by: lg (
Date: March 31, 2005 03:14PM

It depends much on your interest, dabble into any poet whose work sounds intriguing. I prefer the smorgasbord approach to becoming acquainted with poetry, rather than a set group of classic poets.

But for variance in style, you might try reading some Whitman, Swinburne, cummings, and Kipling.


Re: what to read?
Posted by: Hugh Clary (
Date: March 31, 2005 07:28PM

Re: what to read?
Posted by: RJAllen (193.114.111.---)
Date: April 01, 2005 06:51AM

Take a look at anthologies: if you find a poem you like look for the author

Re: what to read?
Posted by: Talia (
Date: April 01, 2005 01:26PM

Garrison Keiller's "Good Poems" is a great anthology. I also recommend Edna St. Vincent Millay, Robert Lowell, and Sharon Olds.

Re: what to read?
Posted by: lg (
Date: April 01, 2005 03:17PM

Joseph Torelli recently recommended a volume of poems which were part of a "favorite" poem project.

The title of the book is: "An Invitation To Poetry." It is edited by Robert Pinsky and Maggie Dietz, and published by W. W. Norton & Co. LTD.


Re: what to read?
Posted by: ns (
Date: April 02, 2005 12:36AM

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A lot to read in this site. Thanks

Re: what to read?
Posted by: drpeternsz (
Date: April 02, 2005 02:22AM

Try >the voice that is great within us< edited by Hayden Carruth for some modern American poetry. I used it to teach poetry for a few years and found many younger reader new to poetry got involved in the poetries collected there.


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