Due to technical difficulties (or stupidity) I lost the original list/post. So, this is the re-creation with even MORE ideas! Prices range from a couple of bucks to Priceless. You really can impress/enamour/encourage your poet for not a whole lot of money.
Here’s the recovered list in no particular order:
1. BOOKMARKS: LOTS AND LOTS OF BOOKMARKS!
2. POST-ITS: Really, Poets love Post-Its.
3. POETRY BOOKS: Oh, there are so many. From Chapbooks to Anthologies:
4. READING GLASSES: Eventually, we’ll all need them. Your guy poet may want something different.
5. NOTEBOOKS: There are never enough notebooks.
The Poet’s Notebook Excerpts from the Notebooks of 26 American Poets
Faber and Faber Poetry Diary: I’m hinting for this one!
6. CRAFT BOOKS
The Complete Rhyming Dictionary: I have an older version of Clement Woods rhyming dictionary but I’m sure this one is great!
The Synonym Finder: THE BEST WORD FINDER EVER!
2014 Poets Market: Essential for Poets who Publish
Journal of the Month Club: Every month your word-lover — or logophile — will receive a reputable literary magazine that’s a defining voice in the contemporary literary scene.
8. LITERARY WRAPPING PAPER:
Wrap the gift in the paper or just give the paper as a gift.
This site has a myriad of gift ideas.
9. POETRY CLASSES: Sign them up or better yet take one with him/her.
Fundamentals of Poetry from Writers Digest
Poetry Writing from Gotham Writers
10. CD’s OF POETRY READINGS: Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath
or Dylan Thomas The Caedmon Collection
Next post, barring any more technical lapses in judgment, I’ll share ideas for your crafty poet and your foodie poet.