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Good reads, even if you aren't really into poetry.

Joanne Merriam
 
New Selected Poems, 1966-1987
New Selected Poems, 1966-1987
"Heaney's always a favourite, and this book includes a bunch of his prose poems not available anyplace else."
The Glaze from Breaking
The Glaze from Breaking
"Lots of travel stories, and some bits about love, astronomy and Fisher Price people having their heads gnawed on by squirrels."
Howl (Pocket Poets) (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)
Howl (Pocket Poets) (City Lights Pocket Poets Series)
"Hysterical - in the sense of madness rather than humour - but damn hard to put down."
UN
UN
"He's not just for children anymore. This book imagines the end of the world, but it's fun, really."
The True Names of Birds
The True Names of Birds
"Domestic stories - anybody can relate."
The Book of Questions
The Book of Questions
"Misleadingly simple. A good thing to read on the train, and then look out the window at the passing scenery and graffiti, and ponder."
What We Carry (American Poets Continuum)
What We Carry (American Poets Continuum)
"It doesn't get more real than Laux."
Complete Poems
Complete Poems
"The master of the villanelle and the sestina, Bishop wrote formal poetry that was somehow both easy to read and freighted with complexity."