Hello, our revered adviser Miss Snark:
What would you recommend to a writer in need of a good solid poetry fix?
I am totally digging your recent choices of poetry for the blog, and it strikes me that verse may be the perfect reading matter for an upcoming period of intense novel
Like a lot of writers, I avoid reading fiction when I'm writing, and usually end up using fluffy nonfiction for relax-o-reads. But now, inspired by your choices, I'm thinking some excellent poetry sounds much more inviting.
Problem being: I haven't read much poetry for years, so I'm clueless about what to choose, aside from Shakespeare's sonnets (my eternal favorites). Given the world-renowned
excellence of your taste, a recommendation or two from you would be worth gold and silver, and many buckets of the globe's finest gin.
Please accept my humble thanks in advance (and how about a virtual skritch behind the ear for KY?)
Don Juan by Lord Byron
Emily Dickinson-everything she ever wrote.