Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tagged by Sam

Here’s the tag: Five poetry collections you may not have read but certainly must:

Richard Hugo, “The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir”
Thomas Lux, “Selected Poems”
Dan Pagis, “Variable Directions: The Selected Poems of Dan Pagis”
Sharon Olds, “The Dead and the Living“
Yehuda Amichai, “Selected Poetry of Yehuda Amichai”

The collections, for whatever reason, should be a bit off the beaten path. And need not have caused the earth to open and swallow you whole.

I'm not sure how far "off the beaten path" these collections are, but at least they're not on the main thoroughfare.

*If you haven't been tagged and you're on my blog-roll consider yourself tagged


Collin said...

I'd say Lux and Olds are definitely "on" the path, but they should both be read. Good selection!

Nick said...

Poeta En San Francisco - Barbara Jane Reyes

Singing Yet - Stan Rice

Utterance: A Museology of Kin - Cherryl Floyd-Miller

Late - Cecilia Woloch

Whore - Sarah MaClay

Your list is quite impressive. There's a few on it that definitely have caught my eye. Thanks,