Help Me Find Poets IV (The Final Installment)

In one month’s time, I will be nearing the end of the fourth residency of the Pacific University MFA, preparing to head in to my fourth and final semester of correspondence work. I feel as though I blinked, and suddenly have reached the three-quarters-done mark. And, although I have given close reading to well over sixty works so far, I also feel as though I have just begun to chip away at the tip of the iceberg that is poetry. I am thinking about reading mostly heavy-hitting Modern poets in the coming semester, in an effort to fill in some gaps in my experience of their work. Here is my list so far:

  • Yehuda Amichai, Love Poems
  • John Ashbery, Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror: Poems
  • John Berryman, 77 Dream Songs: Poems
  • Robert Bly, Silence In The Snowy Fields
  • James Dickey, Drowning With Others
  • Richard Hugo, The Lady In Kicking Horse Reservoir
  • Rolf Jacobsen, The Silence Afterwards: Selected Poems
  • Randall Jarrell, The Lost World
  • Paul Mariani, The Great Wheel
  • Thomas Merton, In the Dark Before Dawn: New Selected Poems
  • W.S. Merwin, The Lice
  • Frank O’Hara, Meditations In An Emergency
  • Marianne Moore, Complete Poems
  • Ezra Pound, Selected Poems
  • Adrienne Rich, Diving Into The Wreck
  • Jon Silkin, New and Selected Poems
  • W.D. Snodgrass, Heart’s Needle
  • Wallace Stevens, The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens
  • Thomas Transtr√∂mer, The Great Enigma: New Collected Poems
  • Richard Wilbur, Love Calls Us To The Things Of This World
  • William Carlos Williams, Spring And All
  • William Carlos Williams, Imaginations

That’s more than the recommended twenty works (and notice I have deliberately not added any books about poetry)–so, I will have to trim and tinker.

Any suggestions, anyone?