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[BHE 296] Poetry Anthologies for Your TBR Pile

Real poetry doesn't say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities... - Jim Morrison


For almost three months now, I’ve been hoarding poetry collections from our library. The funny thing is, I’m not a huge poetry reader. However, after obsessing on Billy Collins for quite a while, I have developed a love for discovering poets. I hope to borrow as many poetry books from our online catalog as my library borrowing limit would allow. (I’m currently sitting at 61/99 items checked out.)

“Real poetry doesn’t say anything; it just ticks off the possibilities. Opens all doors. You can walk through any one that suits you.” — Jim Morrison

If you enjoy reading poetry or would like to get started on it, here are a few titles from my reading list that you might be interested in. If you would like to learn more about the book, just click on the title. Happy reading!


Bright Wings
An Illustrated Anthology of Poems About Birds
(Billy Collins and David Allen Sibley)

(Billy Collins)


Horoscopes for the Dead
(Billy Collins)

Taking Off Emily Dickinson’s Clothes
(Billy Collins)


Picnic, Lightning
(Billy Collins)

The Art of Drowning
(Billy Collins)


The Trouble with Poetry
(Billy Collins)

Sailing Alone Around the Room
(Billy Collins)


Wild Embers
poems of rebellion fire and beauty
(Nikita Gil)

Resistance, Rebellion, Life
50 Poems Now
(Amit Majmudar)

Paint Me Like I Am
(Bill Aguado)


Love Her Wild

Where Everyone is Welcome
Poems & Songs Inspired by American Immigrants
(Deepak Chopra)


(Claudia Rankine)

the sun and her flowers
(Rupi Kaur)


The Kingdom of Ordinary Time
(Marie Howe)

If There is Something to Desire
(Vera Pavlova)


The Lunatic
(Charles Simic)

The Book of Endings
(Leslie Harrison)


The Surveyors
(Mary Jo Slater)

Counting Descent
(Clint Smith)

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2 comments on “[BHE 296] Poetry Anthologies for Your TBR Pile

  1. I super like the look of Citizen – and have you tried Mary Oliver’s poetry? If you haven’t, include it in your poetry list. BTW, I love the background you used (is it a cloth?)! Reminds me of Moomins!


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