As you may know by now, I love poetry. There are three full shelves plus a few other books scattered about. Here’s another half shelf, the other half next week.
left to right:
- Anthology of American Poetry edited by George Gesner – more than 600 poems and songs from the 17th to 20th century. This is a particularly good anthology.
- 101 Favorite Cat Poems compiled by Sara L Whittier
- Many Voices An Anthology of Contemporary Canadian Indian Poetry edited by David Day & Marilyn Bowering. I purchased while on a trip to Yellow Point on Vancouver Island in 1983.
- The Gift of Tongues – 25 Years of Poetry of Copper Canyon Press edited by Sam Hamill. Copper Press has been publishing the poetry of native people worldwide for a long time.
I got these first three when I was in high school, the others in college:
- The New Pocket Anthology of American Verse from Colonial Days to the Present edited by Oscar Williams (1966)
- A Pocket Book of Modern Verse English and American poetry of the last 100 years edited by Oscar Williams (1957)
- Immortal Poems of the English Language edited by Oscar Williams (1966)
- 20th Century Chinese Poetry: an anthology translated and edited by Kai-Yu Hsu (1964). Fascinating comparing the spare Chinese style to the often flamboyant English-speaking works.
- Poetry: a Critical and Historical Introduction by Scott Foresman (1962) Textbook.
- The Harper Anthology of Poetry edited by John Frederick Nims. Another very good anthology.
- When Elephants Last in the Dooryard Bloomed – A Celebration for Almost any Day of the year by Ray Bradbury (1977). Bradbury’s poems are fun.
Now for the Brautigan: I keep them together, though one of these is a novel.
- Revenge of the Lawn Stories 1960 – 1970 by Richard Brautigan
- A Confederate General from Bir Sur by Richard Brautigan
- Trout Fishing in America by Richard Brautigan
- Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt by Richard Brautigan
- The Pill versus the Spring Hill Mine Disaster by Richard Brautigan
- In Watermelon Sugar by Richard Brautigan
and the rest,
- Major British Poets a anthology of two centuries of poetry by 23 great British poets edited by Oscar Williams
- The Complete Works of Lewis Carroll, Modern Library edition. Includes all of his poetry and novels.