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The Poetry of Work


The following poetry collections focus on work.

Braid, Kate. (1991). Covering rough ground. Vancouver, BC: Polestar Book Publishers.

Elfros, Susan. (Ed.) (1994). This is women's work: An anthology of prose and poetry. San Francisco: Panjandrum Press.

Frost, R. "After apple-picking," "Mending wall," "Two tramps in mud time." (In most collections of poetry by Robert Frost.)

Landale, Zoe. (Ed.) (1985). Shop talk: An anthology of poetry. Vancouver, BC: Pulp Press (Vancouver Industrial Writer's Union).

Lee, David. (1990). Day's work. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon.

Levine, Philip. (1992). What work is. New York: Knopf. (National Book Award winner in 1991).

Literacy Volunteers of New York City. (1992). Speaking out on work: An anthology by new writers. New York: Literacy Volunteers of New York City.

Martz, Sandra (Ed.) (1990). If I had a hammer: Women's work in poetry, fiction, and photographs. Watsonville, CA: Papier-Mache Press.

Oresick, Peter, & coles, M. (1990). Working classics: Poems on industrial life. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press.

Wayman, Tom, (Ed.) (1981). Going for coffee: Poetry on the job. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Press.

Wayman, Tom. (1989). In a small house on the outskirts of heaven. Madeira Park, BC: Habour Press.

Wayman, Tom, (1991). Paperwork: An anthology. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Press.

Wharton, C., & Wayman, Tom, (Eds.) (1989). East of Main: An anthology of poetry. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Press.