100 Great Poems Of the Twentieth Century (2005)
edited by Mark Strand.
100 Essential Modern Poems By Women (2008) edited by Joseph Parisi and Kathleen Welton.
Highlights of Poetry. Index of poetry. How to Write Poetry.
How to write specific forms:
Haibun. Haiku. Hay(na)ku. Rengay. Tanka.
Concrete. Ghazal. Lai. Pantoum. Prose poem. Rondeau. Rubáiyát.
Sestina. Skaldic verse. Sonnet. Terza rima. Triolet. Tritina. Villanelle.
Babette Deutsch. The Beowulf Poet. Billy Collins. Billy Collins exercise.
Snorri's Edda. Carl Dennis. Charles Atkinson. Chase Twichell. Corey Marks.
François Villon. Franz Wright. Galway Kinnell. Gary Young. The Gawain Poet.
Jack Gilbert. James Tate. Jane Hirshfield. Jean Vengua. Jorie Graham.
J. Zimmerman. J. Zimmerman (haiku). J. Zimmerman (tanka). Karen Braucher. Karl Shapiro. Kay Ryan.
Laureate Poets: Britain; USA.
Len Anderson. Les Murray. Li-Young Lee. Linda Pastan. Louise Glück.
Mary Oliver. May Sarton. Nordic Skalds. Pulitzer Poetry Prize (U.S.A). Richard Hugo. Robert Bly.
Sappho. Sara Teasdale. Shiki (haiku). Snorri's Edda. Stephen Dunn.
Takuboku, Ishikawa. Ted Kooser. W.S. Merwin. Women: 100 poems.
Humorist Russell Baker (with the assistance of Kathleen Leland Baker) selected for The Norton Book of Light Verse about 400 pages worth of funny poems by over 200 poets and songwriters.
Russell Baker won a 1983 Pulitzer prize for biography and a 1979 Pulitzer prize in journalism for distinguished commentary.
The collection wears well, usefully divided into named sections:
HALLELUJAH! "Hallelujah!" was the only observation That escaped Lieutenant-Colonel Mary Jane, When she tumbled off the platform in the station, And was cut in little pieces by the train. Mary Jane, the train is through yer: Hallelujah! Hallelujah! We will gather up the fragments that remain.
GRAFFITI Nietzsche is pietsche But Sartre is smartre.
[untitled] As into the garden Elizabeth ran Pursued by the just indignation of Ann, She trod on an object that lay in the road, She trod on an object that looked like a toad. ... Elizabeth, saved by the soul of her boot, Escaped her insensible sister's pursuit; And if ever hereafter she irritates Ann, She will tread on a toad if she possibly can.
A concise 8-page Introduction and 23 pages of indices help you find poems by first line, title, and author.
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