Anthologies I believe everyone should read:

Ruth Padel - The Poem and The Journey

Chatto & Windus UK.

Mark Strand and Eavan Boland - The Making of a Poem Norton USA.

Neil Astley - Poetry With An Edge - Bloodaxe UK.

Billy Collins - Turning Back to Poetry

Random House USA.

Fleur Adcock - 20th Century Women's Poetry

Faber UK.

Sean O'Brien - The Firebox - Picador UK.

Other books I have enjoyed:

Jeffrey Meyers - Robert Frost - A Biography

Mariner Books ,USA.

Jeffrey Meyers - Manic Power - Robert Lowell & his circle


Tim Kendall - Paul Muldoon - Seren, UK.

Clair Wills - Reading Paul Muldoon - Bloodaxe, UK.

Sean O'Brien - The Deregulated Muse - Bloodaxe, UK.

Eds. W.N. Herbert & Matthew Hollis - Strong Words, Modern Poets on Modern Poetry - Bloodaxe, UK.

Micxhael J. Bugeja - The Art and Craft of Poetry

Writer's Digest Books.

Philip Davies Roberts - How Poetry Works

Pelican, UK.

The Fading Smile - Poets in Boston from Robert Lowell to Sylvia Plath - Norton, USA.

Ed. Francis Bixler - Original Essays on the Poetry of Anne Sexton - UCA Press, USA.

I could go on...!