Sunday, October 22, 2017

Six of the best books of poetry

Alice McDermott is the author of several novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Her new novel is The Ninth Hour.

One of McDermott's six favorite books of poetry, as shared at The Week magazine:
The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson

It took me a while to appreciate Dickinson's brief poems. I read them now for their crooked rhythms and weird rhymes, and as a stay against long-windedness.
Read about another entry on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue