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' https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/text/art-finding
(related authors: Gerald Manley Hopkins, Lorca, Pound)
Review of Gregg's body of work: http://www.kenyonreview.org/wp-content/uploads/colburn-gregg.pdf
"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
The Selected Poetry of Edna St. Vincent Millay, ed. Nancy Milford
"Bishop, Elizabeth - Collected Poems; Edgar Allan Poe & The Juke-Box: Uncollected Poems, Drafts, and Fragments
Inger Christensen - All
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
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.