This is a resource page for my exams and is ever evolving. You might find it interesting, edifying, or helpful to see and/or journey with me. #poetrylives

Essays on Poetics & Craft

Percy Bysshe Shelley - 'A Defence of Poetry' (1821):
Audre Lorde - 'The Master's Tools will Never Dismantle the Master's House'

Supporting Texts on Craft & Process

Linda Gregg - 'The Art of Finding'
(related authors: Gerald Manley Hopkins, Lorca, Pound)
Review of Gregg's body of work:
"The strength of her voice comes largely from the way her poems take at their center the secret material of women’s experiences. By turning that experience into myth and song, the poet makes the experiences beautiful, larger than the self, and endurable." - Nadia Herman Colburn


The Complete Journals of Sylvia Plath
The Songs We Know Best, John Ashbery's Early Life, Karin Roffman
Dharma Lion, A Critical Biography of Allen Ginsberg, Michael Schumacher
Savage Beauty, The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Nancy Milford

Major List

The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, ed. Nancy Milford
"Bishop, Elizabeth - Collected PoemsEdgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments

H. D. - Selected Poems, Louis L. Martz ed.
Gregg, Linda - All of It Singing: New & Selected
Kenyon, Jane - All
Moore, Marianne - Complete Poems, Penguin  
Lorde, Audre - The Black Unicorn
Sappho - The Complete Poems trans. Willis Barnstone, 2009

C.D. Wright, Cooling Time
Jason Shinder, Stupid Hope, Among Women, Every Room We Ever Slept In 
Marie Howe - ALL


Julio Cortázar
Inger Christensen - Alphabet, It

Examples of Poetic Forms

MacLeish, Archibald - "Ars Poetica"
Pinsky, Robert - "The Want Bone"
Ashbery, John "Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape"

Minor List - Postcolonial

Braithwaite, Kamau - 

Criticism & Theory - Minor List

The Cambridge Companion to Postcolonial Poetry Jahan Ramazani, ed.