Best Books for Poets Poets often ask which of my craft books to read first, Here's a brief list of the most popular . Click covers for more info. Enjoy! Annie Finch Essays Poetry Guides Anthologies 50 poets on their favorite forms. “Revolutionary”—Elizabeth Alexander "An MFA program in 700 pages" —Contemporary Poetry Review "A comprehensive and joyous celebration of meter"— Nudge Essays on poetry, women, and form “Must-read for poets.”—MiPoesias Poems in 15 meters; scansions & discussion in downloadable Guide Women poets in/on form.“Unique, groundbreaking ” — Library Journal Essays across nations and eras “Valuable, original book”- L. Stokesbury Accessible, metrically pioneering, excerpted 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!