Looking for books on poetry
October 20, 2010 6:44 AM Subscribe
Can anyone recommend books of essays on poetry that aren't poetry-writing manuals?
posted by luke1249 to Writing & Language (23 answers total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
I've read Robert Haas's Twentieth Century Pleasures and Joseph Brodsky's On Grief and Reason and Less Than One. Are there any other books like this, which discuss (but don't teach the craft of) poetry? I'm aware of Frances Mayes' The Discovery of Poetry, Ted Kooser's The Poetry Home Repair Manual, and all the other books out there that help you learn how to write poetry, and that's not what I'm looking for. I want poets discussing poetry. Thanks.