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.

View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems

224 pages; Mariner Books
This Polish Nobel laureate is notable for her spare, elegant verse: "This waiting, it's taking forever. / Any second now. / No, not yet. / Yes, now." Amazingly, the chilling—and prescient—"The Terrorist, He's Watching" was written more than 30 years ago.
— Carmela Ciuraru

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