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Quiller-Couch, Arthur, ed. 1919. The Oxford Book of English Verse.
Six centuries of the best poetry in the English language constitute the 883 poems of this unsurpassed anthology.
Nicholson & Lee, eds. 1917. The Oxford Book of English Mystical Verse.
From Donne and Traherne to Whitman and Yeats, this unique anthology spans 5 centuries with 390 selections by 162 authors.
Quiller-Couch, Arthur, ed. 1910. The Oxford Book of Ballads.
This anthology of 176 works ranges from the epic ballads of the Middle Ages to lyrics familiar to this day.
Lucas, St. John, ed. 1920. The Oxford Book of French Verse.
A selection of 317 works in the French language spanning six centuries.
Garrod, Heathcote William, ed. 1912. The Oxford Book of Latin Verse.
These 384 selections from 76 authors survey the pantheon of Roman poets in their native tongue.
Murdoch, Walter, ed. 1918. The Oxford Book of Australasian Verse.
The national characters and natural beauty of Australia and New Zealand invigorate 205 poems by 80 authors.
Stedman, Edmund Clarence, ed.
1900. An American Anthology.
These 1740 selections by 573 authors represent a century of poetic culture.
1895. A Victorian Anthology.
These 1274 works by 343 authors represent the full course of one of the great literary ages of English verse.
Johnson, James Weldon, ed. 1922. The Book of American Negro Poetry.
This volume inspired the Harlem Renaissance generation to establish firmly an African-American literary tradition in the United States.
Lounsbury, Thomas, ed. 1919. Yale Book of American Verse.
Selections from the Pantheon of American poets, including Bryant, Emerson, Longfellow and Lowell.
Monroe, Harriet, ed. 1917. The New Poetry: An Anthology.
A collection of 424 poems by 101 authors from one of the most influential publishers of the early twentieth century.
Clarke, George Herbert, ed. 1917. A Treasury of War Poetry.
The 106 authors of these 151 poems represent the many perspectives of those engulfed in the first “Great War.”
Braithwaite, William Stanley, ed.
1922. Anthology of Magazine Verse for 1920.
This snapshot of a year in the public life of the American poetic voice constitutes 120 works by 75 authors.
1920. Anthology of Massachusetts Poets.
This unique collection of 90 poems by 57 poets features a particularly large number of women writers.
Rittenhouse, Jessie B., ed.
1917. The Little Book of Modern Verse.
A uniquely readable, full poetic journey of 70 early twentieth-century authors.
1920. The Second Book of Modern Verse.
This “small, intimate volume” constitutes 195 works by 92 authors.
Untermeyer, Louis, ed.
1919. Modern American Poetry.
Over 130 poems from such American masters as Ezra Pound, Sara Teasdale, Stephen Vincent Benét and Emily Dickinson.
1920. Modern British Poetry.
Nearly 180 poems exemplify the works of Britain’s most revered poets, including Bridges, Kipling, “A. E.,” Synge and De la Mare.
Colum, Padraic, ed. 1922. Anthology of Irish Verse.
Arranged along national themes, a unique anthology of 181 poems and traditional songs.
Grierson, Herbert J.C., ed. 1921. Lyrics & Poems of the 17th C.
The verse that “has been inspired by a philosophical conception of the universe.”
Palgrave, Francis, ed. 1921. The Golden Treasury.
Nearly 300 lyrical pieces and songs by such famous poets as Milton, Shakespeare, Shelley, Byron, Cowper, Burns and Spenser.
English Poetry I: From Chaucer to Gray. 1909–14.
The 293 works in this first part of an extensive anthology include a glossary of over 1,000 footnotes.
English Poetry II: From Collins to Fitzgerald. 1909–14.
The 330 works by more than 60 authors survey the greatest works of the English Romantic poets.
English Poetry III: From Tennyson to Whitman. 1909–14.
The 200 poems in this last of a three-volume anthology span 40 nineteenth-century Britains and Americans.
Hymns of the Christian Church. 1909–14.
A collection of 39 works from the early Catholic Church to Protestantism.
Indexes to Poems: Chronologic, Author, Title, First Line.
Hyperlinked indexes and anthology search.
Brooke, Rupert. 1916. Collected Poems.
These 82 ecstatic poems form the heritage and chronicle of a handsome British youth who died in the Great War.
Burns, Robert. 1909–14. Poems and Songs.
557 works by the most lauded poet of Scotland, with a glossary of over 1,900 words and phrases.
Chapman, George, trans. 1857. The Odysseys of Homer, vol. 1.
Chapman’s elegant 1614–16 translation of Homer’s epic.
Dante Alighieri. 1909–14. The Divine Comedy.
The height of the fall-and-redemption genre that would influence every generation of writer since.
Dickinson, Emily. 1924. Complete Poems.
Comprising 597 poems of the Belle of Amherst.
Eliot, T.S.
1917. Prufrock and Other Observations.
This collection contains one of Eliot’s first and most well-known poems, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.”
1920. Poems.
Collection of twelve poems including “Lune de Miel” and “The Hippopotamus.”
1922. The Waste Land.
Perhaps Eliot’s most famous piece, this controversial poem details the journey of the human soul searching for redemption.
Frost, Robert
Frost’s poems are concerned with human tragedies and fears, his reaction to the complexities of life and his ultimate acceptance of his burdens.
1915. A Boy’s Will.
1915. North of Boston.
1920. Mountain Interval.
1920. Miscellaneous Poems.
Graves, Robert. 1918. Fairies and Fusiliers.
Much of Graves’s poetry focuses on his experiences in World War I—as evidenced in these forty-six collected poems.
Hardy, Thomas. 1898. Wessex Poems & Other Verses.
Like many of Hardy’s novels, these fifty-one poems are all set against the bleak and forbidding Dorset landscape.
Hopkins, G.M. 1918. Poems.
Considered an early Modern poet ahead of his Victorian time, G.M. Hopkins’s verse is notable for his use of sprung rhythm.
Housman, A.E. 1896. A Shropshire Lad.
This collection of verse is Housman’s signature work reflecting on passing of youth in the English countryside.
Keats, John. 1884. Poetical Works.
A master of blank and lyrical verse, this collection includes all of Keats’s major and minor works.
Lawrence, D.H.
These two collections of verse were written as D.H. Lawrence’s career began its climb towards fame and controversy.
1916. Amores.
1916. New Poems.
Masters, Edgar Lee. 1916. Spoon River Anthology.
In these post-mortem autobiographical “epitaphs,” 244 former citizens reveal the truth about their lives—with the honesty no fear of consequences enables.
Millay, Edna St. Vincent. 1917. Renascence and Other Poems.
Millay’s first volume of poetry was praised for its freshness and vitality.
Milton, John. 1909–14. Complete Poems Written in English.
Paradise Lost and Regained—among the greatest epic poems of any age—combined with the full array of Milton’s English works.
Robinson, Edwin Arlington. 1921. Collected Poems.
Pulitzer Prize–winning collection of 166 poems, which includes the best examples of his work in both long and short verse forms.
Russell, George William. 1913. Collected Poems by A.E.
Selected and edited by the author, these 173 works epitomize the best of the Irish Renaissance poet.
Sandburg, Carl
Carl Sandburg celebrated his romance with America in these three early collections.
1916. Chicago Poems.
1918. Cornhuskers.
1920. Smoke and Steel.
Sassoon, Siegfried
At times violent, always honest, Sassoon’s poetry expresses his conviction of the brutality and waste of war in grim, forceful, realistic verse.
1918. The Old Huntsman and Other Poems.
1918. Counter-Attack and Other Poems.
1920. Picture-Show.
Shakespeare, William. 1914. The Oxford Shakespeare.
The 37 plays, 154 sonnets and miscellaneous verse that constitute the unrivaled literary cornerstone of Western civilization.
Shelley, Percy Bysshe. 1901. Complete Poetical Works.
This partial collection of Shelley’s poetry reveals his philosophy, a combination of belief in the power of human love and reason, and faith in the perfectibility and ultimate progress of man.
Stein, Gertrude. 1914. Tender Buttons.
A poetic series of “cubist” verbal portraits on such things as objects, food and rooms.
Stevenson, Robert Louis. 1913. A Child’s Garden of Verses and Underwoods, with Life of Robert Louis Stevenson by Alexander Harvey.
Two of Stevenson’s best-loved verse collections comprising 121 poems, some in Scots.
Vergil. 1909–14. Æneid.
The greatest of Latin epics, concerning the mythic founder of Rome.
Whitman, Walt. 1900. Leaves of Grass.
In 1855 Whitman published Leaves of Grass (later known as Song of Myself) in which the author proclaims himself the symbolic representative of common people.
Wilde, Oscar. 1881. Poems.
This first of Wilde’s published works was well received and served as a springboard for his 1882 United States lecture tour.
Wordsworth, William. 1888. Complete Poetical Works.
This 1888 complete collection contains nearly 900 of Wordworth’s poems.
Yeats, William Butler
Collections of verse by one of the greatest lyric poets of twentieth-century literature.
1899. The Wind Among the Reeds.
1916. Responsibilities and Other Poems.
1919. The Wild Swans at Coole.

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