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  • Anthologies
      - A Book of Luminous Things, Edited by Czeslaw Milosz (Harcourt Brace)
      - Comic Poems (Knopf)
      - The Norton Anthology of Poetry, Fourth Edition (Norton)
      - The Oxford Book of American Verse, 1950 Edition (Oxford University Press)
      - The Penguin Book of Nonsense Verse, (Penguin)
      - Unleashed--Poems by Writer's Dogs, Edited by Hempel and Shepard (Three Rivers Press)
      - Very Bad Poetry, Edited by Kathryn Petra and Ross Petra (Vintage)
      - Yowl--Selected Poems About Cats, Edited by Ferris Cook (Bulfinch)

  • Poetry Handbooks/Essays
      - Forgotten English--A Merry Guide to Antiquated Words, Jeffrey Kacirk (William Morrow)
      - The Making of a Poem--A Norton Anthology of Poetic Forms, Strand and Boland (Norton)
      - The Poet's Companion, Addonizio and Laux (Norton)
      - A Poetry Handbook, Mary Oliver (Harcourt Brace)
      - A Poet's Guide to Poetry, Mary Kinzie (Chicago Guides to Writing)
      - The Redress of Poetry, Seamus Heaney (Noonday)
      - Rules of the Dance, Mary Oliver (Mariner Books)
      - The Situation of Poetry--Contemporary Poetry and Its Traditions, Robert Pinsky (Princeton)
      - Sound and Sense--An Introduction to Poetry, Ten Edition, Perrine (Harcourt)
      - The Sounds of Poetry--A Brief Guide, Robert Pinsky (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
      - To Criticize the Critic and Other Writings, T. S. Eliot (University of Nebraska Press)
      - A Treatise on Poetry, Czeslaw Milosz (The Echo Press/Harper Collins)
      - Understanding Poetry, Brooks and Warren (Harcourt, Brace and Jovanovich)

  • Poetry Collections
      - E. E. Cummings--Selected Poems, Edited by Richard S. Kennedy (Liveright Publishing)
      - The World's Wife, Poems by Carol Ann Duffy (Faber and Faber)
      - Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, T. S. Eliot (Harvest/HBJ)
      - T. S. Eliot--The Wasteland and Other Poems (Harvest Books)
      - Opened Ground--Selected Poems 1966-1996, Seamus Heaney (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
      - Philip Larkin--The Whitsun Weddings (Faber and Faber)
      - Poems, C. S. Lewis (Harcourt Brace)
      - Tramontana, Hugh McMillan (Dog & Bone)
      - Five Decades: Poems 1925-1970, Pablo Neruda (Grove Press)
      - Pablo Neruda--Selected Poems: A Bilingual Edition (Penguin)
      - Ezra Pound--Selected Poems (New Directions)
      - Selected Poems of Anne Sexton (Mariner Books)
      - The Sonnets, William Shakespeare (Signet Classics)
      - Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein (Harper & Row)
      - The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Vintage Books/Random House)
      - Dylan Thomas--Collected Poems (New Directions)
      - Quite Early One Morning, Dylan Thomas (New Directions)
      - The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, Edited by Richard J. Finneran (Simon & Schuster)

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