Poetry Resources

Carla Drysdale suggests these links for students and teachers of poetry.


Poets to study

The below are some of my favourites. Begin here and read widely.

Rainer Maria Rilke https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/rainer-maria-rilke
Rumi https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jalal-al-din-rumi
Naomi Shihab Nye https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/naomi-shihab-nye
Marie Howe https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/marie-howe
Molly Peacock https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/molly-peacock
Stanley Kunitz https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/stanley-kunitz
Ross Gay https://www.rossgay.net/about
Carol Ann Duffy https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/carol-ann-duffy

If you only read one book about how to write poetry (and live a life of poetry), read Mary Oliver’s A Poetry Handbook.