Poetry & Form
The Making of a Poem. A primer on the technics of poetry, with rich examples and a lucid text. Highly recommended.
New book with interesting perspective; I just ordered it and will review soon
Mary Oliver's ”Rules for the Dance“ A handbook for Writing and Reading Metrical Verse
The other well-known Oliver book for poets
Hirsch is authoritative
Poet Laureate Pinsky on the physical, sonic, dancing nature of poetry. A beautiful book.
The Book of Forms: A Handbook of Poetics, Including Odd and Invented Forms. Authoritative reference.
“The Waste Land and Other Poems (Annotated)” — T.S. Eliot
“The Odyssey” translated by Robert Fagles. The definitive, modern, and eloquent translation of translations.