Organizing Poetry

by | Feb 9, 2012 | Behind the Scenes

When you read a book of poetry, do you get a sense of an intentional arrangement of poems?

When you get a sense of an intentional arrangement of poems, do you sense it throughout the book as a whole, or more often just through a batch of poems?

Do you prefer similar poems to be grouped together or spread out?

Do you like sections?

Do you like “arcs” that can be “traced” while reading a book?

What are some books that strike you as particularly well organized?