Wallace Stevens is the most fascinating American poet of the 20th Century. This new Selected Poems gives us all the best of his brilliant free verse, whether it's in his short poems of gnomic utterance or the longer philosophical meditations. "Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction" is a particular favorite in that latter mode, complete here, along with classics like "Sunday Morning," "The Snow Man" & "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird."
Knopf has an equally wonderful smaller hardcover Stevens selection in its Everyman's Library Pocket Poets series (stocked here) & we also have an inexpensive Dover edition of "The Emperor of Ice Cream & Other Poems." They're all nice intros to this seriously playful American master & Highly Recommended.
The Bookloft also has a great, new, variously brilliant anthology titled "Visiting Wallace: Poems Inspired by the Life & Work of Wallace Stevens," from the University of Iowa Press, containing among others the irrepressible Robert Lowell & the provocative Adrienne Rich's "Long After Stevens."