Suggestions for a poetry collection book
August 26, 2013 5:37 AM Subscribe
Looking for recommendations for a book of poetry collections for someone new to poetry.
posted by dbirchum to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, so I have never been into poetry, but I want to become exposed to it. I have always appreciated it, but novels and fiction and other categories of literature always captured my time. But I want that to change. I would love to get started with something that is beginner friendly, yet allows me to read some good poetry without getting bogged down or turned off.
Is there such a collection that I can purchase online? Does anyone have any recommendations?
Ultimately, I would like something that touches on a bit of everything (vs. something that is strictly 'modern' or focuses on an era - pre-1800s, for example). I even thought of looking into some high school or first year college poetry text books as a starting point.
I am not looking for a fancy coffee table book that is hard cover and mainly for looks. I would actually prefer soft cover and something that I plan on reading.
Any thoughts? I am in Canada, so I would have to purchase from Amazon.ca.