Stilt Jack – John Thompson

John Thompson Introduced me to the gazal form; truly astonishing images.

Collected Poems – James Schuyler

The poem “this Dark Apartment” is a perfect poem.

Collected Poems – Jack Gilbert

More than any other poet, Gilbert embodies emotion with the most beautiful language.

Geography III – Elizabeth Bishop

All the poems in this book, but “one art” is a true masterpiece.

The Weight of Oranges – Anne Michaels

This was the first Canadian poetry I ever fell in love with.

C.M. (Kate) Faulkner (@faulknerwrites) is a Canadian author and lawyer. Her nonfiction piece “Autopsy” is out now In “Against Death: 35 Essays on Living” from Anvil Press. She has published numerous pieces in magazines, newspapers and trade magazines.

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