Recommended Reading

Books recommended by Beth include:

POETRY: CONTEMPORARY WAXING & WANING
Floating a Full Boat: Poems & Photography by Anne M. Hicks
Punching Through the Egg of Space by Richard Allen Taylor
Courage of Straw by Robert Abbate
Keep and Give Away: Poems by Susan Meyers
The Dollmaker’s Ghost by Larry Levis
Wildwood Flower by Kathryn Stripling Byer
M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A by A. Van Jordan
Sweet Confluence by Susan Ludvigson
Mirror Light by Steve Lautermilch
The Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath
The Complete Poems by Anne Sexton
The Tyrant of the Past and the Slave of the Future by D. Christopher Davis
The Love That Ended Yesterday in Texas by Cathy Smith Bowers
Something to Read on the Plane by Richard Allen Taylor
Hard Evidence by Timothy Liu
The Waste Land by T. S. Eliot
Ariel and Daddy and Other Poems:Ariel Revised Edition by Sylvia Plath
Family Gathering by Fred Chappell.
The Elegance of the Ungraspable: Selected Poems From Four Decades by Don Magers.

PHOTOGRAPHY: A HEART FULL
Mapplethorpe by Robert Mapplethorpe
Ansel Adams: Images of the American West by Richard Wrigley, ed.
Georgia O’Keeffe: One Hundred Flowers by Nicholas Callaway, ed.
Ansel Adams: The Spirit of Wild Places by Eric Peter Nash, ed.
Photographs of a Lifetime: An Aperture Monograph by Dorothea Lange
Quotations in Nudes by Wilhelm W. Reinke
Ancient America by David Muench
Imogen! Imogen Cunningham Photographs 1910-1973

PROSE: PASSION SIDEWAYS
moonShine review, Editors Anne Hicks, Beth Cagle Burt, Leslie Rupracht, and Claire Armstrong.
Scatterred, Smothered, and Covered by Bob Strother
The Hero with a Thousand Faces by Joseph Campbell
Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
Rescuing Patty Hearst by Virginia Holman
James Joyce The Dead:Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism by David R. Schwarz, ed.
Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
You Should Get That Looked At by S. Craig Renfroe, Jr.
Mariette in Ecstasy by Ron Hansen

POETRY ANTHOLOGIES FOR THE SOUL
Kakalak Anthology of Carolina Poets by Lisa Zerkle, Richard Allen Taylor, & Beth Cagle Burt, eds.
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry by J.D. McClatchy, ed.
Primary Trouble: An Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry by Leonard Schwartz, Joseph Donahue, & Edward Foster, eds.
Contemporary American Poetry by A Poulin, Jr. & Michael Waters
The Best of the Best American Poetry 1988-1997 by Harold Bloom and David Lehman,eds.
On the Verge: Emerging Poets and Artists by Thomas Sayer Ellis and Joseph Lease, eds.
ONLY CONNECT: The Charlotte Writers’ Club Anthology, Vol. 3, by Lisa Williams Kline, ed.

INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDES FOR EVERY POET
How to Read a Poem: And Fall in Love With Poetry by Edward Hirsch
Spinning Words into Gold: A Hands-on Guide to the Craft of Writing by Maureen Ryan Griffin
A Poetry Handbook by Mary Oliver
Rules for the Dance: A Handbook for Reading and Writing Metrical Verse by Mary Oliver
The Sounds of Poetry: A Brief Guide by Robert Pinsky
Proof and Theories: Essays on Poetry by Louise Gluck
Free Verse: An Essay on Prosody by Charles O. Hartman
Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms by Philip Dacey & David Jauss, eds.
Sounds and Form in Modern Poetry by Harvey Gross & Robert McDowell
The Flexible Lyric by Ellen Bryant Voigt
The Teachers & Writers Handbook of Poetic Forms by Ron Padgett, ed.

INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDES FOR EVERY WRITER
Spinning Words into Gold: A Hands-on Guide to the Craft of Writing by Maureen Ryan Griffin
Turning Life into Fiction by Robin Hemley
Double Room: A Journal of Prose Poetry and Flash Fiction by Peter Conners and Mark Tursi, eds.(currently offline)
A Community of Writers: A Workshop Course in Writing by Peter Elbow and Pat Belanoff
A Glossary of Literature Terms by M.H. Abrams
Strunk and White: The Elements of style by William Strunk, Jr. and E.B. White
Merriam Webster’s Encyclopedia of Literature


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