40 Books to Read Before Turning 40

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The Complete Poems, 1927 - 1979

The Complete Poems, 1927 - 1979

272 pages; Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Once out of print, Bishop's love poems ("Insomnia," "The Shampoo") were originally intended for women, but they now seem universal, and her famed villanelle "One Art" is among the greatest poems on loss ever written.
— Carmela Ciuraru