Tomas Transtromer–The Half-Finished Heaven
I’ve loved his work for decades. This is a strong selection of it.
Lucille Clifton–The Collected Poems 1965-2010
A great variety of voices all wrapped up in one person. Historical, funny, a joy.
Stevie Smith–All The Poems (publ. 2016)
She has humor, style, and a unique voice. She’s fun too.
Ocean Vuong–Night Sky With Exit Wounds
Honest, moving, and open poems connected with immigration and living as a LGBTQ+ person
Theodore Roethke–The Collected Poems
I particularly love his “greenhouse poems.” I’m a gardener and he gives us a throbbing, urgent world
Published in 2017, from Circling Rivers, Loplop in a Red City. Kenneth Pobo has a new book forthcoming from Assure Press called Uneven Steven. Also forthcoming from The Poetry Society of Alabama is a new chapbook called Your Place Or Mine.