Ann & Michael over at the Books on the Nightstand blog have a special podcast up in honor of National Poetry Month. The big feature is an interview with poet/bookseller Michael Schiavo. But toward the end I have contributed a recommendation for Catherine Bowman’s The Plath Cabinet. Give a listen if you have time. Thank you to Ann & Michael for asking me to participate, I enjoyed it. And, if you listen very hard during my bit, you can hear Vincent in the background, calling to me.
And then, once you’ve listened, let me offer these additional recommendations for the poetry-phobes, because I think Michael’s are a tad daunting for the uninitiated. These anthologies from the University of Iowa Press are not only inviting, but fun & accessible, even to the most skittish would-be poetry reader:
- Sweeping Beauty: Contemporary Women Poets Do Housework.
- Are You Experienced?: Baby Boom Poets at Midlife
- Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation
- Say This of Horses: A Selection of Poems