Poets often ask me which of my craft books to read first. Here's an annotated list of the books many poets have found most useful. Click on covers for more information.
A multi-levelled introduction to writing poetry>
“Nothing less than an MFA program in 600 pages.”—G. M. Palmer, The Critical Flame
60 contemporary women’s formal poems and essays about form
“A unique and ground-breaking anthology.”—Library Journal
“Poet Annie Finch has been behind some of the most enlightening and informative poetry anthologies in the last decade and seems committed to making poetry experts of us all.”
—Nudge Books in Review