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Recommended Reading (Arthur Sze)

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In American Poets, Volume 47, we asked some of our Chancellors to recommend two books—one essential volume revisited for inspiration and one beloved text that more people should know about. Experience these books for yourself with our new Recommended Reading series, conveniently grouped by Chancellor.

 

Arthur Sze's Essential Book:

The Collected Poems of W. B. Yeats, edited by Richard J. Finneran

"I continue to return to the collected poems of William Butler Yeats as a writer, reader, and thinker.... I find the entire journey of his writing an inspiration."

 

Arthur Sze's Beloved Book:

alphabet, by Inger Christensen

"From the opening line—apricot trees exist, apricot trees exist—the poem sways and unfolds with singular rhythmic and incantatory power."

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