Now, I’m sure the many poetry fiends who haunt this blog are already deep into their “National Poetry Month” saturnalia, this being already the third of April after all. Still, I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that you can get a poem delivered discretely to your inbox every day this month from the Academy of American Poets. One poem a day not enough? Visit Knopf to double your daily poetic intake. And now, three poetry books I have liked:
- The Pill Vesus the Springhill Mine Disaster by Richard Brautigan – see “All Watched Over by Machines of Loving Grace” and others here.
- Lunch Poems by Frank O’Hara – see “A Step Away From Them” and others here.
- In Memoriam by Alfred Lord Tennyson – about In Memoriam
In the spirit of National Poetry Month, I encourage you to share your poetic favorites in the comments.