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Creative Nonfiction for Discerning Readers

Recommended Poetry

Stan Sanvel Rubin and Judith Kitchen have made a far-from-comprehensive list of some of the established and emerging poets from the past fifty years for whom they have multiple books on their respective shelves.

Agha Shahid Ali
Yehuda Amichai
John Ashbery
David Baker
Rick Barot
Marvin Bell
John Berrymann
Linda Bierds
Elizabeth Bishop
Eavon Boland
Philip Booth
Marianne Boruch
Fleda Brown
Christopher Bursk
Stephen Burt
Rick Campbell
Hayden Carruth
Kelly Cherry
Kevin Clark
Lucille Clifton
Jane Cooper
Robert Cording
Stephen Corey
Stephen Dobyns
Rita Dove
Stephen Dunn
Stuart Dybek
Cornelius Eady
John Engels
B. H. Fairchild
Gary Fincke
Amy Fleury
Alice Friman
Tess Gallagher
Jack Gilbert
Greg Glazner
Louise Gluck
Albert Goldbarth
Kevin Goodan
Eamon Grennan
Pamela Gross
Donald Hall
Michael Harper
Lola Haskins
Robert Hass
Robert Hayden
Seamus Heaney
Robert Hedin
Bob Hicok
Geoffrey Hill
Edward Hirsch
Jane Hirshfield
Ben Howard
Marie Howe
David Huddle
Ted Hughes
Richard Hugo
Randall Jarrell
Rodney Jones
Donald Justice
Deborah Keenan
Brigit Pegeen Kelly
Jane Kenyon
Galway Kinnell
David Kirby
William Kloefkorn
Yusef Komunyakaa
Ted Kooser
Maxine Kumin
Stanley Kunitz
Laurie Kutchins
Philip Larkin
Li-Young Lee
Susan Ludvigson
Dionisio D. Martinez
William Matthews
Heather McHugh
Jane Mead
W. S. Merwin
Judson Mitcham
Thylias Moss
Lisel Mueller
Paul Muldoon
Les A. Murray
Marilyn Nelson
Amy Newman
Leslie Norris
D. Nurkse
Naomi Shihab Nye
Gregory Orr
Linda Pastan
Carl Phillips
Stanley Plumly
Lia Purpura
Keith Ratzlaff
Donald Revell
James Richardson
Alberto Rios
Katrina Roberts
Theodore Roethke
Patiann Rogers
Stan Sanvel Rubin
Philip Schultz
Peggy Shumaker
Charles Simic
Nancy Simpson
Gary Snyder
William Stafford
Gerald Stern
Pamela Stewart
Georges Szirtes
Deborah Tall
Natasha Trethewey
Derek Walcott
Connie Wanek
C.K. Williams
Charles Wright
James Wright
Robert Wrigley
Paul Zimmer

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