Poetry Resources

Michelle Bailat-Jones suggests these links for students and teachers of poetry.


Poets to study
One of the best ways to find your own voice in poetry is by reading as many diverse poets as you can possibly find. Here is a list of a few of the poets I love – I hope their work will inspire you but also send you off to find other poets whose work you enjoy:

Jan Zwicky https://www.poetrycanada.org/digital-library-archive/jan-zwicky
Louise Glück https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/louise-gluck
Carl Phillips https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/carl-phillips
Jane Hirshfield https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/jane-hirshfield
Anne Carson https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/anne-carson
Naomi Shihab Nye https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/naomi-shihab-nye
Ross Gay https://www.rossgay.net/about
Danez Smith : http://www.danezsmithpoet.com/bio-encore

Books on writing poetry:

Mary Oliver’s A Poetry Handbook
Stephanie Burt, The Poem Is You: 60 Contemporary American Poems and How to Read Them
Jane Hirshfield, Nine Gates, Entering the Mind of Poetry