Selected Poems, 1963-2003(amazon)
Richard Howard (View Bio)
Hardcover: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2003.
"In the landscape of American poetry, no other poet, setting up a homestead for himself, has toiled so diligently to breed such a herd: creatures whose dam and sire is art. It's a formidable task, and I can't imagine there is anyone better for it than Howard.... The chronological arrangement of INNER VOICES makes clear that Howard's poetry over the years has trended toward the more personal, direct, wryly plain-spoken. He follows a salutatary impulse, and I pursued INNER VOICES not merely with steady respect but with — as he might put it — a gratitude, a warmth, a coalescing affection." — The New York Times Book Review