I’ve read some good poetry in the last year from British and Irish writers, but there’s a whole world out there. I have also read terrific poetry collections written by poets from the USA, India, Poland, Germany, Australia and France and doing so always seems to expand my vision of what poetry can do and be.
I’d like to invite readers of this blog, whichever part of the world you come from, to recommend poetry collections from outside your own countries (for the purposes of this exercise, Scotland can’t choose Wales, and England can’t choose Ireland etc – the idea is to look beyond Britain and Ireland as a whole). If you can offer reasons for your recommendations and link to a few poems, so much the better. They can be from any era, past or present, and must be available in English translation.