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#Poetry 50+ Reading Suggestions

#Poetry

  1. Flèche – Mary J. Chan (50 poems) #Winner Costa Award Poetry 2019
  2. Station Island – Seamus Heaney (67 poems)
  3. Argosy – Bella Li#AusReadingMonth2020
  4. Nganajungu Yagu – Charmaine Papertalk Green #AusReadingMonth2020
  5. Things I Thought ToTell You Since I Saw You Last – P. Layland
  6. Empirical – Lisa Gorton (poetry) – #AusReadingMonth2020
  7. Waiting For the Past – Les Murray – #AusReadingMonth2020 (64 poems) – Excellent Australian poet!
  8. Ruby Moonlight – Ali C. Eckermann  (SA) – (poetry) –  Excellent Australian poet!
  9. The Tradition – Jericho Brown  winner 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  10. The Blue Clerk – Dionne Brand (2018) REVIEW
  11. The Guilded Auction Block Shane McCrae (22 poems)  REVIEW  #PoetryMonth 2021
  12. SurgeJay Bernard –  REVIEW #PoetryMonth 2021
  13. Poem:  “Still”  – Felicia Olusanya (aka FeliSpeaks)  #ReadingIrelandMonth21
  14. Fire Front – collection of poems edited by Alison Whittaker (2020) REVIEW
  15. The Lost Arabs – Omar Sakr  REVIEW
  16. Philip Larkin Collected Poems. (disaster!) – REVIEW
  17. I Love Poetry – M. Farrell – REVIEW  (disaster!)
  18. Unaccompanied – J. Zamora  (bookcover looks dismal….but poems are excellent!) – REVIEW
  19. The Crown Ain’t Worth Much – H. Abdurraquib – REVIEW
  20. Tiger Girl – P. Pascale – REVIEW
  21. Still Life – Ciaran Carson (Irish poet…excellent!) – REVIEW
  22. The Radio Room – Cilla McQueen – REVIEW (read years ago and the book STILL lingers Poet from NZ)
  23. Tilt – Kate Lilley – REVIEW (excellent poet from Australia)
  24. Are Friends Electric? – Helen Heath – REVIEW (New-Zealand)
  25. Fast Talking PI – Selina Tusitala Marsh (PI (pronounced pee-eye) = pacific islander – REVIEW  poet laureate New Zealand – excellent!
  26. Lemons in the Chicken Wire – Alison Whittaker – REVIEW (Australian)
  27. Blakwork – Alison Whittaker – REVIEW
  28. Parang – Omar Musa (Australia….just impressive, look at the video on the review) – REVIEW (bookcover is strange, poems are great!)
  29. Field Work – Seamus Heaney (Irish poet) – REVIEW
  30. Station Island – Seamus Heaney – REVIEW
  31. A  Poet’s Dublin – Eavan Boland  (Beautiful!)- REVIEW
  32. Water & Power – Gerard Fanning (Ireland) …so good!  – REVIEW
  33. Seeing Yellow – E. Bourke (Ireland) – REVIEW
  34. Insistence – A. Darcy (Ireland) – REVIEW
  35. Harbour Lights – Derek Mahon (Ireland…excellent and review with images and many thoughts!) – REVIEW
  36. The Radio – Leonita Flynn (Ireland) – REVIEW
  37. The Boys of Blueberry Hill Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (Ireland) – REVIEW
  38. Seamus Heaney – H. Vendler (short assessment  life/work –  poet/winner 1995 Nobel Prize for literature.) – REVIEW 
  39. James Wright: A Life in Poetry – J. Blunk (excellent!!) – REVIEW
  40. Wade in the Water – Tracy Smith (Pulitzer Prize 2012) – REVIEW
  41. Stag’s Leap – Sharon Olds (Pulitzer Prize 2103 – REVIEW
  42. Olio – T. Jess (Pulitzer Prize 2017) – REVIEW
  43. The Tradition – Jericho Brown (Pulitzer Prize 2020) Finalistof the 2019 National Book Award for Poetry – REVIEW
  44. The New Testament – Jericho Brown – REVIEW
  45. Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts – Nobel Prize 1996  Wislawa Szymborska (Poland)   – REVIEW
  46. Blood Lyrics – Katie Ford (Who is K. Ford?) – REVIEW
  47. In the Language of my Captor – Shane McCrae (interracial child, kidnapped by white racist grandparents and raised by them) – REVIEW
  48. Don’t Call Us Dead – Danez Smith – REVIEW
  49. Floaters – M. Espada (READING)– Winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry
  50. What Noise Against the Cane (READING) – Finalistof the 2021 National Book Award for Poetry
  51. Things I’ve Thought to Tell You Since I Saw You Last – Penelope Layland (Australia) – REVIEW
  52. Nganajungu Yagu – Charmaine Papertalk Green #AusReadingMonth2020 – REVIEW
  53. The Facts T. Lloyd –  REVIEW  (poetry) Shortlist Ockham Awards2019 –  New Zealand
  54. Melanie Mununggurr – 2018 SLAM winner poem: “I Run” (Australia) – REVIEW