Best Books for Poets Poets often ask which of my craft books to read first, so here's a brief list of the most popular and useful. Click the covers for more info. Enjoy! Annie Finch Essays Poetry Guides Anthologies 50 diverse poets discuss their favorite form. “A revolutionary book”—Elizabeth Alexander "An MFA program in 700 pages" —Contemporary Poetry Review "A comprehensive and joyous celebration of meter"— Nudge Finch’s essays on poetry, women, and form “Must-read for poetry enthusiasts.”—MiPoesias Acclaimed collection uses 15 meters; scansions and prosodic discussion in downloadable Guide Beloved anthology of women poets on form “Unique, groundbreaking ” — Library Journal Great essays on poetry across nations and eras “A valuable, original book.”- L. Stokesbury Thorough, accessible, metrically pioneering handbook. Abridged from A Poet's Craft. The definitive book on the villanelle “A brilliant collection!” — The Telegraph Share this content instantly via the share buttons. Thanks for spreading the word!