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.