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.
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems

The Best of It: New and Selected Poems

288 pages; Grove Press
At once direct and mysterious, Ryan's brief poems are gnomic delights: "Intention doesn't sweeten. / It should be picked young / and eaten."
— Carmela Ciuraru

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