5 Impersonations (Chapbook), Ox Head Press, 1971
Looking for Holes in the Ceiling, University of Massachusetts Press, 1974
Full of Lust and Good Usage, Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1976
A Circus of Needs, CMU Press, 1978
Work and Love, CMU Press, 1981
Not Dancing, CMU Press, 1984
Local Time, William Morrow & Co., 1986 (a National Poetry Series selection)
Between Angels, W.W. Norton & Co., 1989
Landscape at the End of the Century, Norton, 1991
New & Selected Poems: 1974-1994, Norton, 1994
Loosestrife, Norton, 1996 (National Book Critics Circle Award finalist)
Winter at the Caspian Sea (Chapbook with Lawrence Raab),
      Palanquin Press, 1999
Different Hours, Norton, 2000 (Pulitzer Prize)
Beyond Hammonton (Chapbook with Michael McGarvey), Port Press, 2002
Local Visitations, Norton, 2003
The Insistence of Beauty, Norton, 2004
Everything Else in the World, 2006
What Goes On: Selected & New Poems 1995-2009 chosen as one of Notable Books of the year by ALA (American Library Association). Only two were chosen in the poetry category.
What Goes On, Selected and New Poems: 1995-2009 (Norton, 2009)
Here and Now,   from W.W. Norton in May, 2011
Lines of Defense, from W.W. Norton, 2013
The Keeper of Limits: The Cavendish Poems (a chapbook) is due out from Sarabande in late 2015.

Walking Light: Essays & Memoirs, Norton, 1993
Walking Light: Memoirs & Essays on Poetry (Expanded Edition), BOA,    2001
Riffs & Reciprocities: Prose Pairs, Norton, 1998

An Alibi of Gifts, A Cat of Wind: A Handbook and Anthology of poems by
   children, published by The New Jersey State Council on the Arts, 1977
Silence Has a Rough, Crazy Weather: Poems by Deaf Children, NJ State
   Council on the Arts, 1979
Nightsun (guest editor), published by Frostburg State University, 2005