The Norton Anthology Of Modern And Contemporary Poetry

My list of influential works must include selections from various modern and contemporary poets: Gerard Manley Hopkins, T. S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Czeslaw Milosz, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, William Stafford, Theodore Roethke, Wendell Berry, Maxine Kumin, among so many others. These are the keepers of the record—in the delicate, eloquent, graceful music of words—of the individual in a specific place and a poignant moment, swept about in a changing world, revived in situations of wonder and beauty. Not sure what I would do or who I would be without this great poetry of our age.