Have you bought any poetry books ever?Have you bought any poetry books ever? Evans #questionnaire #poetry
Yes. I enjoy Anna Akhmatova, Robert Service, some Byron, Robert Frost.
Mary Oliver, and Pablo Neruda
I don’t believe so? There might be on in my TBR pile because it hasn’t been read yet. ?
And the cover was pretty
I have a poem book about fairies I brought in my teens. Still have it on my book shelf!
Yes. Charles Bukowski! Although Billy Collins is next on the list.
Arthur Rimbaud, Robert Frost, and a compilation of Tupac lyrics that are some of the best poetry I’ve ever read.
I love poetry…but have found it difficult to find a book I love…
A first edition WH Auden, 1930 for $548.00 in auction. I love it!
Poe, Tolkien, and a few others …. and i also have a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay, which has some of her works in it as well … (a few other bios too i think in my tbr pile)
who wrote edna’s biography
Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay – by Nancy Milford 😉
no problem! <3
I’ve read a couple of poetry books by @Sarah – I’ve never really been in to poetry before, but hers are great to read. She also has a fab one for children. 🙂
Awe thank You! X
Bought, yes. Read, no.
Why not read?
I didn’t have time to read them because I was reading a novel or nonfiction. I bought them so they’d be on hand when I was ready.
So when will you be ready?
When I run out of novels and nonfiction!
No, not a poetry fan I’m afraid :/
Yes, and read…and loved.
Shel Silverstein and probably others.
Too many to list but particularly like Betjeman, Housman and Victorian poetry
On yeah, Whitman was the first, love Bukowski…the list goes on
Yes, Whitman,XIX/XX catalans, XVII spanish, and XIX french. In their original languages.
Yes, Poe and Shakespeare. Though honestly, I like Poe’s stories as much as his poems, and Shakespeare’s plays as much as his poems and sonnets.
Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew.
From the library not actually brought they are nice after reading something a bit heavy, I like medieval poetry x
One got a couple sat on my shelf
I’ve* not one how pretentious ?
Of course. Adrian Henri, Brian Patten, Roger McGough, Keats, Shelley, Byron, Wordsworth, Browning, Arnold, G.M. Hopkins, Swinburne, T.S Eliot, Hardy, Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes, James K. Baxter, etc. etc. If you don’t read poetry you’re denying yourself a whole art form.
Yes. TS Eliot (collected poens), Sylvia Plath (Ariel), Walt Withman (Leaves of Grass), and so, so many others, but these three are my favourites.
My son won a junior poetry competition when he was 10 and got his poem published in a book for young poets ( can’t remember the name of the book now as he’s 22 yrs old) that is the only poetry book I’ve bought but sadly lost it a few yrs ago moving house along with some of my Stephen King collection. ?
Yep! Favourite collection of poems so far was Idiot Verse by Keaton Henson.
Recently bought “What the Living Do” by American poet Marie Howe, very nice too.
I have Rod Mckuen also. Sometimes get deep into the poetry of Rimbaud… read it slowly, I love how your own vision and imagination work with the poet’s words.
Nope. Not a poetry fan at all.
The question is – which poetry book have I not bought? I particularly enjoy Yeats, Eliot, Stevens, Donne and, of course, Shakespeare.
Japanese love poems
Check out my collection of Prose 🙂
Oh yes! I love Robert Frost. But have some others as well
I’ve got a bunch. Keats, Wordsworth, and a lot of others from my college days.
Do you consider Spenser’s The Faerie Queen to be a book of poetry?
A book of poetry, and a damned fine one, it is
Many. Shelley, Keats, Swinburne, Tennyson, Wordsworth, Milton, Homer, Cavafy, Larkin, Hirsch, Whitman,…
Yes. Bought and teach it. Sylvia Plath is the greatest poet in the universe. Rimbaud and Rilke also kick ass.
Shah jo risalo by Shah Abdul Lateef Bhitai
More than a thousand, likely.
Robert Frost, w b yeats
Yes, The Watcher series by Joshua Pantalleresco.
Quite a few. Mostly collections, but also Poe, Shakespeare and some others I like.
Collection of Rudyard Kipling poems
Richard Brautigan – a must read for poetry lovers.
Robert Lowell. Anyone remember him?
My favorite is Cemetery Nights by Stephen Dobyns
Need to check that one out.
Yes. Tons. And I wrote my own ♥️?
Great. Your own is entitled?
Living in the Shadows of the Pyramids <3
This is me 😀 https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00F0U9OXY
Yes. A collection of Walt Whitman, a collection of Robert Frost, a couple of Emily Dickenson, some others I enjoyed.
Absolutely. I have a bookcase full of poets and their poetry. If this is something you like, dip into the works of Helen Vendler, Professor of Poetry at Harvard. You won’t be sorry. Just finished the biography of Robert Lowell and his agonizing struggle with manic-depression.
Some books by Poe, Katharine Coles, W. S. Merwin, Pablo Neruda
Mary Oliver! Wes McNair! Robert Frost! The Treasury of American Poetry!
Lots. Billy Collins, Carlos Reyes, Garrison Keillor’s collections
Yep. Fiend for a bit of Carol Ann Duffy. Tennyson. Keats. Compilations. Like to be surprised by poetry.
The Collected Poems of William Butler Yeats and Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman.
Yes, in particular, those written by Cindy J. Smith and @Joanne.
Rudyard Kipling’s Verse – Definitive Edition. Used Bookstore outside Chicago during one of my trips.
Sure have! Peter Williams and Rod McKuen. A few others but those stand out. I had several McKuen LP ‘s as well.
Rod McKuen many years ago.
Yes. A Brilliant Madness by Robert Drake. I’ve never been into poetry but his poems resonate with me.
Yes…more than a few.
And this one.
Poe, Sandburg, McKuen, Frost, Wordsworth and a couple books with many poems by many poets.
From @Cindy and glad I did.
when the frost is in the pumpkin……Once upon a midnight crisis , when i was nearly napping, and then i heard a gently tapping, as if someone was raping,…do not go gentle into the good night…the wailing of a demon lover in Xanadu …Billy Thomas, The passionate pilgrim
Only for resale. Not a big fan of most poetry.
Yes, many. I love poetry
I have a bunch of books of classic poetry which I love. I don’t often buy modern poetry unless I’m already familiar with it, because it’s so hard to write good poetry (I don’t) and so easy to write bad poetry. I’m finding spoken word poetry videos on YouTube quite amazing.
Yes – I own six – and have published one myself. I also have six books of poetry formatted and ready for print.