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Adrienne Rich
   wrote   
Atlas of the Difficult World
1991. Won the Poets' Prize.
Adrienne Rich
   wrote   
Diving Into the Wreck
1972. National Book Award
Adrienne Rich
   wrote   
The School Among the Ruins
2004. National Book Critics Circle Award
Alan Dugan
   wrote   
Poems Seven
National Book Award for Poetry. 'Poems Seven: New and Complete Poetry'
Allen Ginsberg
   wrote   
The Fall of America
1973 Won the National Book Award. 'The Fall of America: Poems of These States'
Allen Ginsberg
   wrote   
Howl and Other Poems
1956. It contains Ginsberg's most famous poem, 'Howl', which is considered to be one of the principal works of the Beat Generation
Allen Ginsberg
   wrote   
Iron Horse
1972
Allen Ginsberg
   wrote   
Kaddish and Other Poems
1958-1960. Along with "Howl", Kaddish is said to be one of his greatest masterpieces.
Allen Ginsberg
   wrote   
Planet News
1971
Allen Ginsberg
   wrote   
Reality Sandwiches
1963
Anne Sexton
   wrote   
The Awful Rowing Toward God
1975 (posthumous). In an interview over a year before her death she explained she had written the first drafts of The Awful Rowing Toward God in twenty days with "two days out for despair and three days out in a mental hospital." She went on to say that she would not allow the poems to be published before her death.
Anne Sexton
   wrote   
Live or Die
Pulitzer Prize, 1967
Annie Dillard
   wrote   
Tickets for a Prayer Wheel
A poetry of fact - of science and nature, eternity and time, and how we know what we know. Often commended for their precise imagery, these poems speak of the love between people, storytelling and poetry's form.
Anselm Hollo
   wrote   
Corvus
1995
Anselm Hollo
   wrote   
Notes on the Possibilities and Attractions of Existence
Selected poems, 2001
Anselm Hollo
   wrote   
Outlying Districts
1990
Anselm Hollo
   wrote   
Sojourner Microcosms
1977
A. R. Ammons
   wrote   
A Coast of Trees
1981
A. R. Ammons
   wrote   
Corsons Inlet
1965
A. R. Ammons
   wrote   
Diversifications
1975
A. R. Ammons
   wrote   
Expressions of Sea Level
1963
A. R. Ammons
   wrote   
Sumerian Vistas
1987
A. R. Ammons
   wrote   
Tape for the Turn of the Year
1965
Archibald MacLeish
   wrote   
Conquistador
Pulitzer Prize, 1933
Billy Collins
   wrote   
The Best Cigarette
A best-seller.
Billy Collins
   wrote   
Nine Horses
Collins was selected as the New York State Poet for 2004.
Billy Collins
   wrote   
The Trouble With Poetry
Collins served two terms as the Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003.
Carl Rakosi
   wrote   
Amulet
Carl Rakosi
   wrote   
Ere-Voice
1971
Carl Rakosi
   wrote   
Ex Cranium, Night
Black Sparrow Press, 1975
Carl Sandburg
   wrote   
Chicago Poems
1916
Carl Sandburg
   wrote   
Cornhuskers
Pulitizer Prize for Poetry, 1918
Carl Sandburg
   wrote   
Good Morning, America
1928
Carl Sandburg
   wrote   
In Reckless Ecstasy
1904
Carl Sandburg
   wrote   
Slabs of the Sunburnt West
1922
Carmine Starnino
   wrote   
Credo
2000. won the Canadian Authors Associate Prize for Poetry and the David McKeen Award for Poetry.
Carol Ann Duffy
   wrote   
Feminine Gospels
Carol Ann Duffy
   wrote   
Rapture
2005; U.K. Poet Laureate
Carol Ann Duffy
   wrote   
Standing Female Nude
First collection, 1985
Carol Ann Duffy
   wrote   
The World's Wife
Poems
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Flowers of Evil
Les Fleurs du mal has been acknowledged as a classic of French literature.The author and the publisher were prosecuted under the regime of the Second Empire as an outrage aux bonnes mœurs (trans. "an insult to public decency"). As a consequence of this prosecution, Baudelaire was fined 300 francs. Six poems from the work were suppressed and the ban on their publication was not lifted in France until 1949.
Charles Baudelaire
   wrote   
Paris Spleen
1869, posthumous
Charles Bukowski
   wrote   
Bone Palace Ballet
1997
Charles Bukowski
   wrote   
The Captain Is Out to Lunch and the Sailors Have Taken Over the Ship
1998
Charles Bukowski
   wrote   
Mockingbird Wish Me Luck
1974
Charles Bukowski
   wrote   
Poems Written Before Jumping Out of an 8 Story Window
1968
Charles Reznikoff
   wrote   
Holocaust
1975
Charles Reznikoff
   wrote   
Testimony
1965
Charles Simic
   wrote   
Shaving at Night
1982; with woodcuts by Helen Siegl
Charles Simic
   wrote   
That Little Something
2008
Charles Simic
   wrote   
What the Grass Says
1972; with prints by Joan Abelson
Charles Simic
   wrote   
White
1972
C. K. Williams
   wrote   
The Singing
National Book Award for Poetry.
Czeslaw Milosz
   wrote   
Bells in Winter
1978
Diane DiPrima
   wrote   
The Calculus of Variation
Eidolon Editions, 1972
Diane DiPrima
   wrote   
Seven Love Poems from the Middle Latin
Poets Press, 1968
Donald Hall
   wrote   
Here at Eagle Pond
1992
Donald Hall
   wrote   
The Museum of Clear Ideas
1993
Donald Hall
   wrote   
The Town of Hill
1975
Donald Hall
   wrote   
White Apples and the Taste of Stone
2006
Donald Justice
   wrote   
The Ballad of Charles Starkweather
1997
Donald Justice
   wrote   
Departures
1973
Donald Justice
   wrote   
In the Attic
1980
Donald Justice
   wrote   
Night Light
1967
Donald Justice
   wrote   
Orpheus Hesitated Beside the Black River
1998
Donald Justice
   wrote   
The Summer Anniversaries
1960
Dylan Thomas
   wrote   
Deaths and Entrances
1946
Dylan Thomas
   wrote   
In Country Sleep
1952
Eavan Boland
   wrote   
Against Love Poetry
Edgar Allan Poe
   wrote   
Tamerlane and Others Poems
Edward Dorn
   wrote   
Geography
1963
Edward Dorn
   wrote   
Gunslinger
In three volumes
Edward Dorn
   wrote   
Hello, La Jolla
1978
Edward Dorn
   wrote   
North Atlantic Turbine
E. E. Cummings
   wrote   
No Thanks
1935
E. E. Cummings
   wrote   
Tulips and Chimneys
1923
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
   wrote   
Sonnets from the Portuguese
Elizabeth Bishop
   wrote   
Geography III
1976
Elizabeth Bishop
   wrote   
North & South
1946
Ezra Pound
   wrote   
The Cantos
1972
Ezra Pound
   wrote   
Patria Mia
1950
Federico Garcia Lorca
   wrote   
Gypsy Ballads
In 1986, Leonard Cohen's English translation of the poem "Pequeño vals vienés" by García Lorca reached #1 in the Spanish single charts (as "Take This Waltz", music by Cohen). Cohen has described García Lorca as being his idol in his youth, and named his daughter Lorca Cohen for that reason. Lorca was a Spanish poet and dramatist, 1898-1936; killed in the Spanish Civil War.
Galway Kinnell
   wrote   
The Avenue Bearing the Initial of Christ Into the New World
Poems, 1953-1964
Galway Kinnell
   wrote   
Body Rags
1968
Galway Kinnell
   wrote   
The Book of Nightmares
1971
Galway Kinnell
   wrote   
Imperfect Thirst
1996
Galway Kinnell
   wrote   
Lackawanna Elegy
Poems by Yvan Goll; translated with a preface
Galway Kinnell
   wrote   
Mortal Acts Mortal Words
1980
Galway Kinnell
   wrote   
Strong Is Your Hold
2008
Gary Snyder
   wrote   
Earth House Hold
1969
Gary Snyder
   wrote   
The Fudo Trilogy
1973
Gary Snyder
   wrote   
Left Out in the Rain
1986
Gary Snyder
   wrote   
Mountains and Rivers Without End
1970
Gary Snyder
   wrote   
Regarding Wave
1970
Gary Snyder
   wrote   
Riprap & Cold Mountain Poems
1965
Gary Snyder
   wrote   
Songs for Gaia
1979
Geoffrey Chaucer
   wrote   
Canterbury Tales
A collection of stories written by Geoffrey Chaucer in the 14th century (two of them in prose, the remaining twenty-two in verse). The tales are contained inside a frame tale and told by a collection of pilgrims on a pilgrimage from Southwark to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket at Canterbury Cathedral.
Guillaume Apollinaire
   wrote   
Alcools
1913
Guillaume Apollinaire
   wrote   
Calligrammes
Poems of war and peace, 1913-1916
Gwendolyn Brooks
   wrote   
Annie Allen
Pulitzer Prize, 1950
Hart Crane
   wrote   
The Bridge
1930
Hart Crane
   wrote   
White Buildings
His first collection, 1926
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
The Seaside and the Fireside
1850
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
Ultima Thule
1880
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
   wrote   
Voices of the Night
1839
Ira Sadoff
   wrote   
Barter
2003
Ira Sadoff
   wrote   
Palm Reading in Winter
1978
Ira Sadoff
   wrote   
Settling Down
1975
Jacques Prévert
   wrote   
Paroles
Poems remain very popular in the French-speaking world particularly in schools
James Tate
   wrote   
The Torches
1971
James Wright
   wrote   
The Branch Shall Not Break
1963
James Wright
   wrote   
Saint Judas
1959
James Wright
   wrote   
Shall We Gather at the River
1968
James Wright
   wrote   
This Journey
1982; his final collection
James Wright
   wrote   
To a Blossoming Pear Tree
1977
James Wright
   wrote   
Two Citizens
1973; Wright, 1927-1980
Jane Kenyon
   wrote   
The Boat of Quiet Hours
1986
Jane Kenyon
   wrote   
Constance
1993
Jane Kenyon
   wrote   
Let Evening Come
1990
Jane Kenyon
   wrote   
Otherwise
1996; published posthumously
Jean Valentine
   wrote   
Door in the Mountain
National Book Award for Poetry. 'Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965-2003'
Jim Harrison
   wrote   
Letters to Yesenin
Jim Harrison
   wrote   
Locations
Jim Harrison
   wrote   
Plain Song
1965
Jim Harrison
   wrote   
Theory and Practice of Rivers
1985
John Berryman
   wrote   
77 Dreamsongs
1964
John Berryman
   wrote   
Delusions, Etc
1972
John Berryman
   wrote   
The Dream Songs
1969
John Berryman
   wrote   
His Toy, His Dream, His Rest
1968
Karl Shapiro
   wrote   
V-Letter and Other Poems
Pulitzer Prize, 1945
Kathleen Fraser
   wrote   
New Shoes
1978
Kenneth Rexroth
   wrote   
Flower Wreath Hill
Later poems, 1991
Kenneth Rexroth
   wrote   
The Orchid Boat
As translator, 1972
Kenneth Rexroth
   wrote   
The Phoenix and the Tortoise
1944
Kenneth Rexroth
   wrote   
Sacramental Acts
The Love Poems, 1997
Kenneth Rexroth
   wrote   
Swords That Shall Not Strike
Poems of Protest and Rebellion, 1999
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
   wrote   
A Coney Island of the Mind
Pub. 1958
Linda Pastan
   wrote   
Carnival Evening
Poems: 1968-1998
Linda Pastan
   wrote   
The Last Uncle
2001
Linda Pastan
   wrote   
Queen of Rainy County
2006
Linda Pastan
   wrote   
Traveling Light
2011
Loren Eiseley
   wrote   
The Innocent Assassins
Loren Eiseley
   wrote   
Notes of an Alchemist
Louise Erdrich
   wrote   
Baptism of Desire
1989
Louise Erdrich
   wrote   
Jacklight
1984
Louis MacNiece
   wrote   
Autumn Sequel
1954
Louis MacNiece
   wrote   
The Burning Perch
1963
Lucille Clifton
   wrote   
Blessing the Boats
National Book Award for Poetry. 'Blessing the Boats: New and Selected Poems 1988-2000'
Marge Piercy
   wrote   
Circles on the Water
Marge Piercy
   wrote   
Stone, Paper, Knife
1983
Mark Strand
   wrote   
Darker
1970
Mark Strand
   wrote   
Reasons For Moving
1972
Mark Strand
   wrote   
The Story of Our Lives
1973
Marvin Bell
   wrote   
The Book of the Dead Man
His ninth collection, 1994
Maxine Kumin
   wrote   
The Long Marriage
2001
Maxine Kumin
   wrote   
Where I Live
New and Selected Poems 1990-2010
Maya Angelou
   wrote   
I Shall Not Be Moved
1997
May Sarton
   wrote   
Coming Into Eighty
1994; Winner of the Levinson Prize
May Sarton
   wrote   
A Durable Fire
1972; May Sarton, 1912-1995
Mei-mei Brussenbrugge
   wrote   
Empathy
1989
Mei-mei Brussenbrugge
   wrote   
Summits Move With the Tide
1974
Michael McClure
   wrote   
Ghost Tantras
Michael McClure
   wrote   
September Blackberries
Nathaniel Mackey
   wrote   
Splay Anthem
National Book Award for Poetry.
Pablo Neruda
   wrote   
The Book of Questions
Poems consisting of 316 unanswerable questions
Pablo Neruda
   wrote   
Canto General
Neruda's 10th book of poems; published in Mexico in 1950
Pablo Neruda
   wrote   
Residence on Earth
Originally published in three volumes, written over two decades (1925-1945)
Paul Blackburn
   wrote   
Early Selected Y Mas
Poems 1949-1966
Paul Blackburn
   wrote   
Halfway Down the Coast
Published posthumously, 1975
Paul Blackburn
   wrote   
In. On. Or About the Premises
1968
Paul Bowles
   wrote   
The Thicket of Spring
1972
Paul Valéry
   wrote   
Charms
1922; English translation, 1971
Rainer Maria Rilke
   wrote   
Duino Elegies
1926
Rainer Maria Rilke
   wrote   
Sonnets to Orpheus
1936
Richard Brautigan
   wrote   
In Watermelon Sugar
Richard Brautigan
   wrote   
Trout Fishing in America
Richard Wilbur
   wrote   
Things of This World
Pulitzer Prize, 1957
Robert Bly
   wrote   
The Light Around the Body
Robert Bly
   wrote   
Morning Poems
1997
Robert Bly
   wrote   
News of the Universe
Poems chosen and introduced by Robert Bly
Robert Bly
   wrote   
Old Man Rubbing His Eyes
1974
Robert Bly
   wrote   
Silence in the Snowy Fields
Robert Bly
   wrote   
Sleepers Joining Hands
Robert Bly
   wrote   
This Body is Made of Camphor and Goperwood
1977
Robert Bly
   wrote   
What Have I Ever Lost By Dying?
Collected prose poems, 1992
Robert Browning
   wrote   
Dramatic Lyrics
First published in 1842
Robert Creeley
   wrote   
The Charm
Robert Creeley
   wrote   
Pieces
Robert Creeley
   wrote   
A Quick Graph
Robert Creeley
   wrote   
Words
Robert Frost
   wrote   
Aforesaid
1954
Robert Frost
   wrote   
A Further Range
Pulitzer Prize, 1937
Robert Frost
   wrote   
Hard Not To Be King
1951
Robert Frost
   wrote   
In the Clearing
1962
Robert Frost
   wrote   
A Witness Tree
Pulitzer Prize, 1943
Robert Hass
   wrote   
Time and Materials
National Book Award for Poetry
Robert Kelly
   wrote   
Kali Yuga
Robert Kelly
   wrote   
A Line of Sight
Robert Kelly
   wrote   
The Loom
Robert Kelly
   wrote   
The Mill of Particulars
Robert Lowell
   wrote   
Day By Day
1977
Robert Lowell
   wrote   
The Dolphin
1973
Robert Lowell
   wrote   
Land of Unlikeness
1971
Robert Lowell
   wrote   
Lord Weary's Castle
Pulitzer Prize, 1947
Robert Lowell
   wrote   
Near the Ocean
1967
Robert Penn Warren
   wrote   
Promises
Pulitzer Prize, 1958; Poems, 1954-1956
Robinson Jeffers
   wrote   
The Double Axe
And Other Poems, 1963
Robinson Jeffers
   wrote   
Give Your Heart to the Hawks
1933
Robinson Jeffers
   wrote   
The Women at Point Sur
1927
Ruth Stone
   wrote   
In the Next Galaxy
National Book Award for Poetry.
Sandra Cisneros
   wrote   
Loose Woman
1994
Sandra Cisneros
   wrote   
My Wicked Wicked Ways
1987
Sharon Olds
   wrote   
Blood, Tin, Straw
Sharon Olds
   wrote   
Strike Sparks
Selected Poems, 1980-2002
Sharon Olds
   wrote   
The Unswept Room
Sylvia Plath
   wrote   
Ariel
1966
Sylvia Plath
   wrote   
Crossing the Water
1971
Sylvia Plath
   wrote   
Winter Trees
1972
Ted Hughes
   wrote   
Birthday Letters
Winner of the 1998 Forward Poetry Prize for best collection, the 1998 T. S. Eliot Prize, and the 1999 British Book of the Year award.
Ted Hughes
   wrote   
Crow
1971
Ted Hughes
   wrote   
Gaudete
1977
Ted Hughes
   wrote   
The Hawk in the Rain
1957
Ted Hughes
   wrote   
River
1983
Ted Hughes
   wrote   
Under the North Star
1981
Ted Kooser
   wrote   
Delights & Shadows
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
Agreement and Back: Sequences
1969
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
The Country of Our Consciousness
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
The Diabelli Variations
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
Etudes
1972
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
Forms 1-5
1970-1974
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
The Medium Flow
Poems 1943-1973
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
The Place Where I Am Standing
1969
Theodore Enslin
   wrote   
Sitio
Theodore Roethke
   wrote   
The Waking
Pulitzer Prize, 1954
Theodore Roethke
   wrote   
Words for the Wind
Nat'l Book Award, 1959
Thomas Merton
   wrote   
In the Dark Before Dawn
New Selected Poems, 2005
T. S. Eliot
   wrote   
Four Quartets
T. S. Eliot
   wrote   
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats
1939
T. S. Eliot
   wrote   
Prufrock and Other Observations
1917
Wallace Stevens
   wrote   
The Auroras of Autumn
Nat'l Book Award, 1951
Wallace Stevens
   wrote   
Harmonium
1923
Wallace Stevens
   wrote   
The Man With the Blue Guitar
1937
Wallace Stevens
   wrote   
The Palm at the End of the Mind
1972
Walt Whitman
   wrote   
Leaves of Grass
W. D. Snodgrass
   wrote   
After Experience
1968
W. D. Snodgrass
   wrote   
Heart's Needle
1959
Wendell Berry
   wrote   
Farming: A Hand Book
1970
Wendell Berry
   wrote   
Given
New poems, 2005
W. H. Auden
   wrote   
About the House
1965
W. H. Auden
   wrote   
The Age of Anxiety
1948 Pulitzer Prize
W. H. Auden
   wrote   
City Without Walls
And Other Poems, 1969
W. H. Auden
   wrote   
The Shield of Achilles
W. H. Auden
   wrote   
Thank You, Fog
Last Poems, 1974
William Butler Yeats
   wrote   
A Full Moon in March
1935
William Butler Yeats
   wrote   
The Wild Swans at Coole
1917
William Butler Yeats
   wrote   
The Winding Stair and Other Poems
1933
William Carlos Williams
   wrote   
In the American Grain
1925
William Carlos Williams
   wrote   
Paterson
In 5 volumes, 1946-1958
William Carlos Williams
   wrote   
Pictures from Brueghel
1962
William Carlos Williams
   wrote   
Spring and All
1923
William Everson
   wrote   
The Hazards of Holiness
Published under the name Brother Antoninus
William Everson
   wrote   
The Integral Years
Poems, 1966-1994
William Everson
   wrote   
The Veritable Years
1978; part of a trilogy
W. S. Merwin
   wrote   
The Carrier of Ladders
1970. Awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
W. S. Merwin
   wrote   
A Mask for Janus
1952. Awarded the Yale Younger Poets Prize
W. S. Merwin
   wrote   
Migration
National Book Award for Poetry. 'Migration: New and Selected Poems'
W. S. Merwin
   wrote   
The Shadow of Sirius
2008; Pulitizer Prize for Poetry, 2009


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