20 Books of Poetry Everyone Should Own

Verse to reach for on a lazy evening—or a difficult day: The poetry no reader's library should be without.
Ariel: The Restored Edition

Ariel: The Restored Edition

240 pages; HarperCollins
Before her suicide in 1963, Plath wrote these pieces in a frenzy—as many as 25 poems in one month. As her daughter, Frieda Hughes, notes, Plath's work "dismembered those close to her." Rarely has raw emotion been conveyed with such intensity and precision.
— Carmela Ciuraru