Matthew Dickman$14.00 $12.88
Matthew Dickman is my favorite poet. V is my favorite poem. The direction he takes poetry is the same direction I point myself in when I read poetry.
I biked half way across the country in 2019 and the only book I brought with me was this one. I love her this style of confessional I don't give a fuck. The diarist style EE writes in makes me fall in love with her and everyone. It's a long collection of poems about her, her problem, relationships, and what it's like to be a not wholly put together idiosyncratic human.
I love the writing that Joseph Grantham puts out. He's young and a name to remember if you like up and coming poets. His poetry is lighthearted and good sending to your friends. Full of good taste that doesn't take itself seriously.
Sharon Olds$18.00 $16.56
Sharon Olds<3 Ever get your heart hurt? Read these poems.
Fernando Pessoa$18.95 $17.43
Fernando Pessoa is a beautiful soul. A little lonely at times, but I have yet to find a person who looks at the world in a way I find more beautiful. I hold onto his world very close to my heart.
The language and style and images of these poems. I like to read this in the morning when my soul is soft like the light outside and I have something warm to drink.
Charles Simic is a legend to me. Some of his poems are only for people who read poetry a lot, but he is infinitely clever with form, sentence, subject matter, and observation. The right poem is a master class in poetry. I've returned to this poet since I discovered him.
Sam Pink is hilarious. Great to read on a porch in the summer time around six o'clock with a friend.
Ed Smith$24.00 $22.08
Tony Hoagland is another legend. There is a brutal poem in this collection titled, Lucky. He pays attention to language and narrative in a way I look up to.
Matthew Dickman being himself, the best.
Matthew Dickman$15.95 $14.67
Of the three Matthew Dickman books I have listed, I recommend buying this one last. Get it if you're a Dickman fan. It's great, but I suggest starting with All-American Poem.
Tommy Pico$14.95 $13.75
Tommy Pico has energy that I wish all poets coming up had. I admire him and what he accomplishes with every collection he puts out. This was the first book of his that I read. I found it in the library in Stockholm and have been impressed by him ever since.
Chelsey Minnis$14.00 $12.88
Cool poetry. Unexpected and exists in a dreamy landscape that Chelsey Minnis has her ear pressed up to. Quick read that makes me feel creative.
Tommy Pico$15.95 $14.67
More Tommy Pico being vivacious.
Tommy Pico$15.95 $14.67
This is the only book I have listed in my shop that I haven't read, but I have such confidence in Pico that I put it in anyway because why not.
William Carlos Williams$11.95 $10.99
WCW classic. Small, easy, and a delight to read. Books like this feel they're only for you when you read them.
Pretty big collection of poems that I read in school that introduces you to so many amazing classics I thought to put it in here if you want a collection of people that know how to write poetry.
Noah Cicero is low-key and talented. Takes no effort to open his poetry in the best way.
Tony Hoagland$16.00 $14.72
The 2nd Hoagland book I bought and love it because he knows what he's doing. Weird guy who can write.
Czeslaw Milosz$16.99 $15.63
Jack Gilbert$28.00 $25.76
Mary Ruefle$25.00 $23.00
Yoko Ono$22.00 $20.24
Walt Whitman$13.00 $11.96
Mary Oliver$30.00 $27.60