This is the fifth in a series of recommended books to read for National Poetry Month by the editors of The Fox Chase Review and hosts of The Fox Chase Reading Series
From F. Omar Telan
First and foremost, Bill Knott… his whole catalog… which is all free here http://www.billknottarchive.com/pdfbooks/
My favorite Poetry anthology of all time is American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series) edited by Gerald Costanzo and Jim Daniels
In general, I prefer digesting poems in shorter collections, you cannot beat the experience of delving into The Collected Poems of Ai
The first volume of contemporary Poetry I read was Satan Says by Sharon Olds
I haven’t read The Prose Poem: An International Anthology edited by Michael Benedikt. I can’t even find it. So I recommend finding it, reading it, and then giving it to me.
– F Omar Telan is a poet and artist. He will co-host Poets on the Porch 2015 on July 11th. He can be found here: http://www.telan.org/