I recently read one of the most inspirational books about the art of reading I have ever encountered, How to Read A Poem and Fall in Love with Poetry by Edward Hirsch. He devoted a lot of space and greatly admired the work of an American poet, Elizabeth Bishop. Based on the poems he quotes and talks about I decided to read a complete edition of her work, Poems. It includes work from 1934 up until her final year, 1979. I felt a kinship with Bishop through our mutual admiration of the great Brazilian writer Clarice Lispector. Bishop also loved Brazil and I knew a number of poems centering on Brazil were in the collection.
I do not possess the tools to write a post on a poetry collection. I loved many of the poems but not all.