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University and College Prize Winners

Edited by Mark Doty, The Helen Burns Poetry Anthology: New Voices is a collection of award-winning poems from schools across the United States.
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TIMELESS RESOURCES


Poems for the Millennium

Poems for the Millennium
"A synthesizing and global anthology of twentieth-century modernism with an emphasis on movements that changed the direction of poetry and art."

American Poetry series

American Poetry series  
"It serves as an almost encyclopedic guide to the range of work produced in the twentieth century."
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The Voice That Is Great Within Us

The Voice That Is Great Within Us  
"Admits no poem merely because it is famous, but rather reexamines the work of each poet and chooses the strongest."

American Poetry Since 1950

American Poetry Since 1950  
"Attempts to establish a certain poetic lineage as the heirs to the 'great Modernists.'"

Norton Anthologies

Norton Anthologies  
"The group of Norton anthologies comprises a mammoth resource for and an unparalleled guidebook to the spectacular history of poetry in English."

Earth Took of Earth

Earth Took of Earth  
"Jorie Graham assembles one hundred essential poems of the English language in various forms, styles, and voices."

CONTEMPORARY


Legitimate Dangers

Legitimate Dangers  
"A definitive text showcasing a younger generation of poets, this exciting anthology collects eighty-five poets born after 1960."

Contemporary American Poetry

Contemporary American Poetry  
"The anthology quickly became a mainstay of college classrooms and has been in print for over thirty years."

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Best American Poetry series  
"For each volume, a guest editor is enlisted to cull the collective output of large and small literary journals published that year to select 75 of the year's 'best' poems." 

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Good Poems 
Editor/radio personality Garrison Keillor has offered a book of poems that were read over the radio on a daily five-minute show called The Writer's Almanac."
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INTERNATIONAL


Language for a New Century

Language for a New Century  
"This powerful anthology compiles contemporary poetry from Asian and Middle Eastern poets, as well as poets living in the diaspora."

So Much Things to Say

So Much Things to Say  
"100 poems by participants of the Calabash International Literary Festival, an annual event held in Jamaica."

Contemporary World Poetry

Contemporary World Poetry  
"Eighty poets and over two dozen languages from around the globe are represented in this deceptively portable volume."

The Poetry of Arab Women

The Poetry of Arab Women  
"Almost every Arab country is represented here, as are Arab women in exile or living in non-Arab countries and women poets of Arab descent from Europe and North America."

Random House Book of Twentieth Century French Poetry

The Random House Book of Twentieth Century French Poetry  
"It not only to presents the work of French poets in French, but offers translations of that work as our own poets have re-imagined and re-presented it."

The Horse Has Six Legs

The Horse Has Six Legs  
"With eighteen contributors, this anthology is a testament to the rich literary heritage of Serbia."

Reversible Monuments

Reversible Monuments
"A concise history of Mexican poetry, discussing the artistic relationships and influences shared between the United States and Mexico in the twentieth century."

Poems of the Masters

Poems of the Masters
China's most studied and memorized collection of verse. Includes extensive biographical and critical notes, an enlightening preface, and a map and timeline of the Tang/Song period."

New British Poetry

New British Poetry  
"In curating this book of thirty-six poets, the editors followed two rules: the poets must have been born after 1945, and should have at least two books of poems published in Britain."
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Against Forgetting
"Poetry by over 140 poets who endured conditions of historical and social extremity during the twentieth century."

POETS.ORG NOTEBOOKS




Poets.org Notebooks allow you to share your favorite Poets.org poems, poet profiles, interviews and more with the rest of the Poets.org community. Learn more >

POEM IN YOUR POCKET ANTHOLOGIES


For Kids: Poem In Your Pocket for Young Poets

More than a pocketful of poetry, the original Poem in Your Pocket anthology features 200 tear-and-share pages of poetry. Flip to the "Love & Rockets" section and surprise your sweetheart with a poem. Feeling nostalgic or wistful? Take a poem from the selection in "Friends & Ghosts" or "Sonic Youth." Whether you're a fan of Shakespeare or Sexton, O'Hara or Dickinson, this anthology has a poem for everyone.

OTHER BESTSELLING POETRY ANTHOLOGIES


How to Eat a Poem
Edited by The American Poetry & Literacy Project
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The Best American Poetry 2010
Edited by Amy Gerstler and David Lehman
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Into The Garden: A Wedding Anthology: Poetry and Prose on Love and Marriage
Edited by Robert Hass
More poems for weddings >

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FOCUS ON DIVERSITY


Great Anthologies

Vintage Book of African American Poetry  
"A vast narration of struggle, love, race, and redemption through the work of fifty poets."
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The Outlaw Bible

The Outlaw Bible 
"This sizeable volume houses a raucous gathering of Beat poets, spoken word artists, slam poets, and other revolutionaries."

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No More Masks! 
"The poems span 75 years and trace a concise history of women's poetry and women’s lives in twentieth century America."

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El Coro
"All the poets are of Latin American descent, now living in the United States either by choice or as exiles."

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The Open Boat
"presents a collection of Asian American poets who emerge out of more than a hundred years of immigration, sojourning, settlement, misconception, stereotyping, and soul-searching."

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Shaking the Pumpkin  
"Attempts to translate all the elements involved with the Indian North American poetic event or ritual—pictures, body movements, sounds."

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Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time  
"Chooses the poem that gives 'the inside story'–the poem that gives the experience itself, not a report about the experience."

AESTHETIC DIVERSITY


Great Anthologies

Against Expression  
"The premier anthology of conceptual writing, charting a trajectory of the conceptual aesthetic from early precursors such as Samuel Beckett and Marcel Duchamp."

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In the American Tree  
"An anthology of language poetry that takes its curatorial cue from a group of poets in the early 1970s who were interested in rejecting a speech-based poetics."
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Not For Mothers Only  
"A contemporary anthology of women poets and poems that address the politics, difficulties, and satisfactions of mothering."

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Anthologies for Children  
"An emphasis on fun and humor that encompasses playground chants, anonymous rhymes, as well as scary and silly verse."
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Naked Poetry  
"Contemporary poetry stripped of traditional literary forms and devices, especially rhyme and meter."

The New American Poetry: 1945-1960

The New American Poetry: 1945-1960  
"First published in 1960, this groundbreaking anthology remains an indispensable collection of avant-garde American poetry."

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American Poetry Since 1970  
"A gathering of wildly provocative and experimental work from over one hundred American poets."

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The American Songbag  
"With lyrics and tunes to 280 folk songs, Carl Sandburg attempts to form the song history of America."

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A Book of Luminous Things
"Whether contemporary or a thousand years old, these poems are, with few exceptions, short, clear, readable, and, to use a compromised term, realist."

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