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poet E.E. Cummings [1894-1962]         poet Robert Frost [1874-1963]         poet Carl Sandburg [1878-1967] in 1956         poet Emily Dickinson [1830-1886]         poet Walt Whitman [1819-92]         poet Paul Laurence Dunbar [1872-1906] circa 1890


"One of the ridiculous aspects of being a poet is the gulf between how serious we [poets] take ourselves and how generally we are ignored by everybody else."
— Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate 2001 to 2003

"Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits." — poet Carl Sandburg [1878-1967]

here on Page 1: Anthologies & Non-Fiction  •  Library of America  •  Early American Poets

on Page 2: top of page  •  Early XXth Century Poets  •  The Beats  •  Latter XXth Century Poets  •  XX-XXIst Century Poets

American Literature of The XIXth Century
American Literature of The XXth Century

Literary Encyclopedia: search by author's surname
Authors A to Z Audiocassettes at Amazon.com

Poetry Out Loud website

Bollingen Prize for Poetry [est. 1948] awarded annually 1949 to 1963, biannually since 1965
official website at Yaleentry at Wikipedia

Griffin Prize for Poetry in English [est. 2000] based in Canada

Poetry Magazine [est. 1912] subscription  
Poetry Magazine [est. 1912]
subscribe at Amazon - 11 issues/year for $35.00

Poetry Magazine website
entry at Wikipedia

The Book of American Negro Poetry edited by James Weldon Johnson  "The Book of American Negro Poetry" [orig 1922]
Edited by James Weldon Johnson [1871-1938]

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [3/2011] for FREE {sic}
Harcourt, Brace & World mass pb [1959] out of print/scarce
Book Jungle 9x7½ pb [5/2008] for $6.71
BiblioLife 9x6 hardcover [8/2008] for $26.09

Contemporary American Poetry book by A. Poulin, Jr.  "Contemporary American Poetry" [orig 1971] by A. Poulin, Jr. & Michael Waters
Cengage Learning 8th edition 9¼x6½ pb [7/2005] for $156.83 {sic}
Wadsworth Publng 8th edition 9¼x6½ pb [7/2005] out of print/used
editor Poulin died in 1996, Waters took over from then
Houghton Mifflin 4th edition 9x6¼ pb [1985] out of print/many used
Houghton Mifflin 2nd edition 8¼x5¼ pb [1975] out of print/used
Black Poets of the United States book by Jean Wagner  "Black Poets of The United States: From Paul Laurence Dunbar To Langston Hughes" [1973] by Jean Wagner, Foreword by Robert Bone
Univ Illinois Press 9x5¾ pb [3/73] for $18.90
Univ Illinois Press 9x6¼ hardcover [3/73] out of print/used
A History of Modern Poetry in 2 volumes by David Perkins  "A History of Modern Poetry" [1976] by David Perkins
Volume 1: "From The 1890s To The High Modernist Mode"

Belknap Harvard Univ 8¼x5½ pb [5/79] for $56.50
Belknap Harvard Univ 8x5½ pb [1976] out of print/used
Belknap Harvard Univ 8½x5¾ hardcover [1976] out of print/many used
Volume 2: "Modernism and After"
Belknap Harvard Univ 8¼x5½ pb [7/87] for $35.00
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children anthology  
"The Random House Book of Poetry For Children: A Treasury of 572 Poems For Today's Child" [1983] Selected by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrated by Arnold Lobel
Random House Children's 11¼x7¼ pb [9/83] out of print/many used
Random House 11½x7½ hardcover [9/83] for $17.68
Fifty Years of American Poetry anthology  "Fifty Years of American Poetry: Over 200 Important Works by America's Modern Masters" [1984] from The Academy of American Poets
Introduction by Robert Penn Warren; poems date from 1910 to 1984
Laurel mass pb [8/96] for $7.99
Harry N. Abrams 9x6½ hardcover [1984] out of print/used
Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry Edited by J.D. McClatchy  "The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry: Sixty-Five Outstanding Poets"
[1990] Edited by J.D. McClatchy

selected poets include: John Ashbery, Elizabeth Bishop, James Dickey, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Robert Hass, Randall Jarrell, Denise Levertov, Robert Lowell, Frank O'Hara, Mary Oliver, Robert Pinsky, Silvia Plath, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Anne Sexton, Gary Snyder, Mark Strand — and many more
Vintage 2nd edition 8x5 pb [4/2003] for $16.42
Vintage 8x5¼ pb [10/90] out of print/100+ used

Concise Columbia Book of Poetry edited by William Harmon  "The Concise Columbia Book of Poetry: The Top 100 Poems in English" [1990]
Edited by William Harmon

the 100 most-anthologized poems in English, based on listings in
the "Columbia Granger's Index To Poetry"
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/90] out of print/used
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [11/90] out of print/used
Columbia History of American Poetry book edited by Jay Parisi  "The Columbia History of American Poetry: From The Puritans To Our Time"
[31 essays 1993] Edited by Jay Parisi, with Brett C. Miller

Fine Commns 8½x6 hardcover [8/98] out of print/used
Columbia Univ Press 9½x6½ hardcover [10/93] out of print/many used

Columbia Anthology of American Poetry book edited by Jay Parini  "The Columbia Anthology of American Poetry" [1995] Edited by Jay Parini
Columbia Univ Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [4/95] for $33.72
includes works by poets Léonie Adams (2), Conrad Aiken (3), A.R. Ammons (3), John Ashbery (7), Imamu Amiri Baraka (2), Gwendolyn B. Bennett (3), John Berryman (6), Elizabeth Bishop (7), Louise Bogan (3), Arna Bontemps (4), Anne Bradstreet (8), Gwendolyn Brooks (5), Wm. Cullen Bryant (6), Hart Crane (5), Countee Cullen (3), E.E. Cummings (4), H.D. (6), James Dickey (3), Emily Dickinson (15), Paul Laurance Dunbar (6), Richard Eberhart (3), T.S. Eliot (3), Emerson (9), Philip Freneau (6), Robert Frost (14), Allen Ginsberg (2), Louise Glück (5), Robert Hayden (4), John Hollander (3), Langston Hughes (8), Helen Hunt Jackson (2), Laura Riding Jackson (5), Randall Jarrell (3), Robinson Jeffers (6), Sarah Orne Jewett (3), Galway Kinnell (2), Stanley Kunitz (2), Sidney Lanier (3), Emma Lazarus (2), Denise Levertov, Philip Levine (6), Vachel Lindsay, Longfellow (8), Audre Lord, Amy Lowell (3), Robert Lowell (7), Archibald MacLeish (2), Edgar Lee Masters (3),
Claude McKay (3), Melville (9), James Merrill (6), Edna St. Vincent Millay (5), N. Scott Momaday (2), Marianne Moore (6), Howard Nemerov (3), Simon J. Ortiz (2), Robert Pack, Robert Pinsky (4), Sylvia Plath (4), Edgar Allan Poe (7), Ezra Pound (9), John Crowe Ransom (4), Charles Reznikoff, Adrienne Rich (6), Edwin Arlington Robinson (4), Theodore Roethke (8), Carl Sandburg (5), Delmore Schwartz, Anne Sexton (4), Charles Simic (4), Dave Smith, Gary Snyder (3), William Stafford (3), Wallace Stevens (10), Anne Stevenson, Trumbull Stickney (7), Mark Strand (3), Allen Tate (2), Edward Taylor (7), Sara Teasdale (2), Henry David Thoreau (4), Jean Toomer (2), Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (3), Jones Very (5), Robert Penn Warren (7), Phillis Wheatley (4), Walt Whitman (11), Whittier (4), Richard Wilbur (4), William Carlos Williams (10), Yvor Winters (2), Charles Wright (6), James Wright (5), Elinor Wylie (4), many others

The Great Machines - Poems and Songs book edited by Robert Hedin  "The Great Machines: Poems and Songs of The American Railroad" [1996] Edited by Robert Hedin
Univ Iowa Press 9x5½ pb [5/96] for $24.00
contributors include Raymond Carver, E.E. Cummings, James Dickey, Emily Dickinson, Allen Ginsberg, editor Hedin, Langston Hughes (4), Blind Lemon Jefferson, folksinger Leadbelly (2), Denise Levertov, Vachel Lindsay, Archibald MacLeish (3), Bill Monroe, Sylvia Plath, Ishmael Reed, Carl Sandburg (3), Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, David Wojahn (3) — and many others
101 Great American Poems anthology edited by The American Poetry & Literacy Project  "101 Great American Poems" [1998] Edited by The American Poetry & Literacy Project
Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [10/2012] for 99¢ {sic}
Dover Publns 8½x5½ pb [1/98] for $2.70 {sic}
Dover Publns 8x5 pb [1/98] out of print/used
A rich treasury of verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, 'selected for popularity and literary quality': authors include W.H. Auden, William Cullen Bryant, Stephen Crane (2), Countee Cullen (2), E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson (10), Paul Laurence Dunbar (3), T.S. Eliot, Ralph Waldo Emerson (2), Robert Frost (10), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr., Langston Hughes (6), Robinson Jeffers (2), Emma Lazarus, Abraham Lincoln, Vachel Lindsay (3), Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (5), Archibald MacLiesh (2), Edgar Lee Masters, Herman Melville, Edna St. Vincent Millay (2), Marianne Moore, Edgar Allan Poe (5), Ezra Pound (2), Carl Sandburg (3), Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens (4), Sara Teasdale, Jean Toomer (2), Walt Whitman (7), and William Carlos Williams (4)

Encyclopedia of American Poetry Nineteenth Century book edited by Eric L. Haralson  "Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century" [1998]
Edited by Eric L. Haralson

Kindle Edition from Routledge [1/2014] for $54.95 {sic}
Routledge 11x8½ pb [10/2014] for $54.95 {sic}
Routledge 11½x9 hardcover [5/98] for $205.00 {sic}
contributions from over 100 scholars, also provides entries on specialized categories such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American poetry
Songs for the Open Road poetry anthology edited by The American Poetry & Literacy Project   "Songs For The Open Road: Poems of Travel and Adventure" [1998]
Edited by The American Poetry & Literacy Project

80-page Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [2/2012] for 99¢
80-page Dover Publns 8¼x5¼ pb [12/98] for $2.50
A topical treasury of verse from the 19th and 20th centuries; the 50 American and British authors include William Blake, Lord Byron, Bliss Carman, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson ("The Railway Train"), Paul Dunbar, T.S. Eliot, James A. Emanuel, Robert Frost, A.E. Housman, Langston Hughes, Emma Lazarus ("The New Colossus"), Longfellow, Claude McKay, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Carl Sandburg, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Service, Shelley, Robert Louis Stevenson, Alfred Lord Tennyson ("Ulysses"), Walt Whitman, and W.B. Yeats

How to Write Poetry book by Paul B. Janeczko  
"How To Write Poetry (Scholastic Guides)" [ages 8-12; 1999]
by Paul B. Janeczko

Scholastic Reference 8x6 pb [4/2001] out of print/140+ used
Scholastic Press 8½x6½ hardcover [4/99] out of print/70+ used
20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury book edited by Jack Prelutsky  "The 20th Century Children's Poetry Treasury" [1999]
Selected by Jack Prelutsky, Illustrations by Meilo So

211 wonderful poems that showcase 137 famous poets
Knopf Books for Young Readers 11&frav14x9½ hardcover [9/99] for $15.34
Anthology of Modern American Poetry book Edited by Cary Nelson   "Anthology of Modern American Poetry, Volume 1" [1999]
Edited by Cary Nelson

Oxford University Press 2nd edition 9¼x6 pb [7/2014] for $62.95
Oxford University Press 9½x6 hardcover [12/99] out of print/used
Great Short Poems anthology edited by Paul Negri  "Great Short Poems" anthology [2000] Edited by Paul Negri
Kindle Edition from Dover Publns [2/2012] for 99¢
Dover Thrift Editions 8¼x5¼ pb [2/2000] for $2.50
More than 150 masterpieces spanning over 400 years of English and American literary history, mostly 16 lines or less; from authors including William Blake, Anne Bradstreet, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Burns, Lord Byron, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Sir George Etherege, Robert Frost, Gerard Manly Hopkins, Langston Hughes, John Keats, Amy Lowell, John Masefield, Edna St. Vincent Millay, John Milton, Edgar Allan Poe, Sir Walter Raleigh, Wm. Shakespeare, Shelley, Sara Teasdale, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Dylan Thomas, Henry David Thoreau, Walt Whitman, William Wordsworth, and William Butler Yeats
Encyclopedia of American Poetry Twentieth Century book edited by Eric L. Haralson  
"Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century" [2001]
Edited by Eric L. Haralson

Kindle Edition from Routledge [1/2014] for $53.95 {sic}
Routledge 11x8½ pb [10/2014] for $53.95 {sic}
Routledge 11¼x9 hardcover [6/2001] for $240.00 {sic}
100 Best Poems of All Time poetry anthology edited by Leslie Pockell  "The 100 Best Poems of All Time" [2001] Edited by Leslie Pockell
Grand Central Publng 8x5¼ pb [3/2001] for $10.13
Grand Central Publng 8¼x5¼ hardcover [2005] out of print/many used
Editor's personal choices are not definitive, but are generally sound, covering both important and popular works from around the world. Poets & sources within include Angelou, Matthew Arnold, W.H. Auden, Basho, Baude-laire, Chaucer, Countee Cullen, E.E. Cummings, Dante, Donne, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Homer, Housman, Langston Hughes, Issa, Keats, Omar Khayyam, King James Bible, Millay, Neruda, Plath, Poe {'The Raven'}, Ezra Pound, Sappho, Schiller, Shakespeare {sonnet}, Shelley, Villon, Virgil, Walt Whitman, and Wordsworth

The Poetry Anthology book edited by Joseph Parisi & Stephen Young  "The Poetry Anthology, 1912-2002: Ninety Years of America's Most Distinguished Verse Magazine" [2002] Edited by Joseph Parisi & Stephen Young
Kindle Edition from Ivan R. Dee [2004 edition] for $18.95
Ivan R. Dee, Publrs 9¼x5¾ bargain price hardcover [9/2002] for $9.82
Ivan R. Dee, Publrs 8½x6¼ hardcover [9/2002] for $29.95
selections include works by W.H. Auden (2), Charles Bukowski, Raymond Carver, Hart Crane (7), E.E. Cummings (4), H.D. (4), James Dickey, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost (4), Allen Ginsberg, Ernest Hemingway (2), Langston Hughes, Robinson Jeffers (2), Joyce Kilmer, D.H. Lawrence, Vachel Lindsay (2), Edgar Lee Masters, Edna St. Vincent Millay (3), Joyce Carol Oates, Kenneth Patchen, Sylvia Plath (4), Ezra Pound (7), Carl Sandburg (2), Delmore Schwartz (3), Gary Snyder, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens (10), Dylan Thomas (2), John Updike, Tennessee Williams, and Wm. Butler Yeats (2)

'Good Poems' book & audio edited by Garrison Keillor  "Good Poems" [2002] Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
350 {or 300?} works selected from Keillor's P.B.S. radio morning show of 5-minute poetry readings
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [2003 edition] for $16.99
Penguin 8x5¼ pb [8/2003] for $13.60
Viking Adult 8½x6¾ hardcover [9/2002] for $17.13
HighBridge Co. ABR audio CD [9/2002] for $20.48
Norton Anthology of Modern & Contemporary Poetry book  "The Norton Anthology of Modern and Contemporary Poetry" [2003]
the two-volume set includes 1,596 poems by 195 poets
Volume 1 Modern Poetry: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 3rd edition pb [1/2003] for $53.55
Volume 2 Contemporary Poetry: W.W. Norton & Co. 9x6 3rd edition pb [1/2003] for $58.19
two-volume paperbound set, in a slipcase
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¾x6¼x3" 3rd edition pb set [4/2003] out of print/50+ used
Best Poems of the English Language book by Harold Bloom  "The Best Poems of The English Language: From Chaucer Through Frost" [2004]
Selected and with Commentary by Harold Bloom

includes a substantial & significant introductory essay "The Art of Reading Poetry",
plus "an abundance [of poetry] that can never be exhausted"

Harper Perennial 9x6½ pb [8/2007] for $15.68
Harper 9¼x6 library hardcover [8/2007] for $27.89
Harper 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2004] out of print/70+ used
Norton Anthology of Poetry book  "The Norton Anthology of Poetry" [orig 1969, latest 2005]
third edition of 1983 has 1,200 poems by 200 poets; 4th edition of 1996 has 1,800 poems by 300 poets;
the fifth edition has 1,700 poems by 340 poets, and the 'shorter 5th edition' has 1,100 poems by 250 poets
W.W. Norton & Co. 'shorter 5th edition' 9¼x6½ pb [1/2005] for $56.98
W.W. Norton & Co. 5th edition 9x6 pb [12/2004] for $63.83
W.W. Norton & Co. expanded 4th edition 9¼x5½ pb [9/96] out of print/used
W.W. Norton & Co. 10x6x2¼ 3rd edition hardcover [1983] out of print/used
100 Essential Modern Poems anthology edited by Joseph Parisi  "100 Essential Modern Poems" [2005] Selected & Introduced by Joseph Parisi
"The greatest poems written in English over the past century, memorable masterpieces
to read, reread, and enjoy."
Kindle Edition from Ivan R. Dee [2005 edition] for $14.97
Ivan R. Dee, Publrs 9¼x6 hardcover [8/2005] for $19.13
'Good Poems for Hard Times' book edited by Garrison Keillor  "Good Poems For Hard Times" [2005] Selected and Introduced by Garrison Keillor
hundreds more short works selected from Keillor's P.B.S. radio morning show of 5-minute poetry readings
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [2006 edition] for $13.99
Penguin 7¾x5¼ pb [8/2006] for $11.56
Viking Adult 8x5½ hardcover [9/2005] out of print/80+ used
Giant Book of Poetry edited by William Roetzheim  "The Giant Book of Poetry" [2006] Edited by William Roetzheim
Kindle Edition from Level 4 Press [10/2010] for $8.49
Level 4 Press 2nd edition 9x6 pb [4/2014] for $13.98
Level 4 Press 9x6 pb [2006] out of print/used
Level 4 Press audio CD [6/2008] for $29.95
Over 750 pages of poetry spanning six millennia, from 4000 B.C.E. up to the present day
Oxford Book of American Poetry anthology edited by David Lehman  "The Oxford Book of American Poetry" [orig 1976, rev 2006]
Chosen & Edited by David Lehman, with John Brehm

covers more than 200 American poets, from the 17th Century to Bob Dylan & Patti Smith
Oxford Univ Press 9½x6¾ hardcover [4/2006] for $21.28
Pizza, Pigs & Poetry book by Jack Prelutsky  "Pizza, Pigs, and Poetry: How To Write A Poem" [ages 8-12; 2008]
by Jack Prelutsky, 'Children's Poet Laureate'

Kindle Edition from Greenwillow/HarperCollins [1/2009] for $5.98
Greenwillow Books 7½x5¼ pb [2/2008] for $6.29
Greenwillow Books 8½x5¾ hardcover [2/2008] for $13.75

Essential Poetry Anthology in Kindle format from Amazon Digital Services  "The Essential Poetry Anthology: 21 Books" for Kindle [2009]
Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [5/2009] for $3.99
content is mostly British, American authors chosen are Dickinson, Longfellow, two Lowells, Poe, Whitman, Wilcox; the 21 public domain works are: "The Divine Comedy of Dante" [1320?]; "Shakespeare's Sonnets" [1609]; "Lyrical Ballads of Wordsworth & Coleridge" [1798]; "Keats: Poems" [1820]; "Complete Poetical Works of Edgar Allan Poe" [1845]; "Poems by Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell" [1846] by Charlotte, Emily & Anne Brontë; "Leaves of Grass" [1855] by Walt Whitman; "Poetical Works of Alexander Pope (2 volumes)" [1856]; "Poems by Emily Dickinson" [1890]; "Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow" [1883]; "Poems of William Blake" [1893] Edited by W.B. Yeats; "Poems & Songs of Robert Burns" [1896]; "Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell" [1897]; "Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson" [1899]; "The Hundred Best English Poems" [1904]; "Poems Every Child Should Know" [1908] Edited by Mary E. Burt; "Poems of Cheer" [1914] by Ella Wheeler Wilcox; "Men, Women, and Ghosts" [1916] by Amy Lowell; "Poems of Gerard Manley Hopkins" [1918]; and "Browning's Shorter Poems" [1918]
Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry  "The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry" [2011] Edited by Rita Dove
Penguin Books 9¼x6 pb [9/2013] for $19.33
Penguin Books 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/2011] for $27.11
selected authors include: 'Ai', Sherman Alexie, A.R. Ammons, W.H. Auden, Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones), Ted Berrigan, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Bly, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sandra Cisneros, Billy Collins, Gregory Corso, Hart Crane, Victor Hernández Cruz, Countee Cullen, E.E. Cummings, Toi Derricotte, James Dickey, editor Dove, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Cornelius Eady, T.S. Eliot, Louise Erdrich, Lawrence Ferlin-ghetti, Annie Finch, Carolyn Forché, Robert Frost, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Terrance Hayes, 'H.D.' (Hilda Doolittle), Garrett Hongo, Langston Hughes, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers, James Weldon Johnson, Yusef Komunyakaa, Maxine Kumin, Li-Young Lee, Denise Levertov, Philip Levine, Audre Lorde, Amy Lowell, Robert Lowell, Edgar Lee Masters, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Marianne Moore, Harryette Mullen, Naomi Shahib Nye, Mary Oliver, Robert Pinsky, Ezra Pound, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Muriel Rukeyser, Sonia Sanchez, Carl Sandburg, Delmore Schwartz, Anne Sexton, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gary Snyder, Gary Soto, A.E. Stallings, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, Derek Walcott, C.D. Wright, Charles Wright, Franz Wright, James Wright, and many others

'Good Poems: American Places' book & audio edited by Garrison Keillor  "Good Poems: American Places" [2011] Selected & Introduced by Garrison Keillor
third volume of short works selected from Keillor's P.B.S. radio morning show of 5-minute poetry readings
Kindle Edition from Penguin Publng [4/2011] for $9.99
Penguin 7½x5 pb [3/2012] for $12.24
Viking Adult 8½x5¾ hardcover [4/2011] for $19.27
Cambridge Companion to Nineteenth-Century American Poetry book edited by Kerry Larson  "The Cambridge Companion To Nineteenth-Century American Poetry" [2012]
Edited by Kerry Larson

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [3/2014] for $24.00 {sic}
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2012] for $29.99
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2012] for $110.00 {sic}
Oxford Handbook of Modern & Contemporary American Poetry book edited by Cary Nelson   "The Oxford Handbook of Modern and Contemporary American Poetry" [2012]
Edited by Cary Nelson

Oxford Univ Press 9½x6½ pb [12/2014] for $53.00 {sic}
Oxford Univ Press 9¾x7 hardcover [1/2012] for $170.00 {sic}
Breaking the Jaws of Silence / Sixty American Poets anthology edited by Sholeh Wolpé  "Breaking The Jaws of Silence: Sixty American Poets Speak To The World" [2012]
Edited by Sholeh Wolpé

contributors include Robert Bly, Billy Collins, Rita Dove, Carolyn Forché, Nikki Giovanni, Jorie Graham, Maxine Hong Kingston, Galway Kinnell, Yusef Komunyakaa, Philip Levine, Naomi Shihab Nye, James Ragan, Natasha Trethewey, Quincy Troupe
Univ Arkansas Press 8½x5½ pb [2/2012] for $15.14
Postmodern American Poetry anthology edited by Paul Hoover  "Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology" [orig 1950, rev 2013]
Edited by Paul Hoover

W.W. Norton & Co. 2nd edition 9¼x6 pb [3/2013] for $22.57
W.W. Norton & Co. 9¼x5¾ pb [6/94] out of print/used
Best of Best American Poetry book edited by Robert Pinsky  "The Best of The Best American Poetry, 25th Anniversary" [2013]
Edited by Robert Pinsky, Series Editor David Lehman

Kindle Edition from Scribner/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [4/2013] for $13.99
Scribner 8½x5½ pb [4/2013] for $15.94
Scribner 8½x5½ hardcover [4/2013] out of print/many used
Anthology of Modern American Poetry book Edited by Cary Nelson  "Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, Volume 2" [2014]
Edited by Cary Nelson

Oxford University Press 2nd edition 9¼x6 pb [7/2014] for $62.95
Oxford University Press 2nd edition 9¼x6 pb [7/2014] out of print/used
Best American Poetry 2014 anthology edited by Terrance Hayes  "The Best American Poetry 2014"
Edited by Terrance Hayes, Series Editor David Lehman

Kindle Edition from Scribner/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2014] for $13.99
Scribner 8¼x5½ pb [9/2014] for $15.29
Scribner 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2014] for $31.65
Cambridge Companion to Modern American Poetry book by Walter Kalaidjian  "The Cambridge Companion To Modern American Poetry" [2015]
by Walter Kalaidjian

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [1/2015] for $14.60
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 pb [1/2015] for $30.97
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [1/2015] for $72.32 {sic}

The World's Greatest Poems in Kindle format from Delphi Classics  "Delphi Poetry Anthology #50: The World's Greatest Poems" for Kindle [2015]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [4/2015] for 99¢ {sic}
organized into seven sections, with alphabetical indexes by author and by poem: Ancient Poets: Homer, Horace, Ovid, Sappho, and Virgil; Medieval Poets: Dante Alighieri, Chaucer, Gower, ballads; Renaissance Poets: Sir Francis Bacon, Henry Constable, John Donne, Ben Johnson, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, Sir Walter Raleigh, Wm. Shakespeare {play extracts + poems}, Edmund Spenser, many others; Restoration & XVIIIth Century Poets: William Blake, John Dryden, Henry Fielding, Oliver Goldsmith, Samuel Johnson, Alexander Pope, George Sewell, Isaac Watts, many others; Early XIXth Century Poets: Lord Byron, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, John Keats, Charles Lamb, Sir Walter Scott, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Wm. Wordsworth, many others; Victorian Era Poets: Emily Brontë, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wm. Cullen Bryant, Charles Dickens, Emily Dickinson, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Edward Fitzgerald, Bret Harte, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Edward Lear, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, James Russell Lowell, Lord Macaulley, Edgar Allan Poe, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Robert Louis Stevenson, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Wm. Makepeace Thackery, John Greenleaf Whittier, many others; Modern Poets (Early XXth Century): Thomas Hardy, James Joyce, D.H. Lawrence, Wilfred Owen, E.A. Robinson, Walt Whitman, and W.B. Yeats

Best American Poetry 2015 book edited by Sherman Alexie  "Best American Poetry 2015"
Edited by Sherman Alexie, Series Editor David Lehman

Kindle Edition from Scribner/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2015] for $13.99
Scribner 8½x5½ pb [9/2015] for $15.08
Turtleback 8¼x5¼ library hardcover [9/2015] for $31.80
Poet's Market book edited by Robert Lee Brewer  "Poet's Market 2016: The Most Trusted Guide For Publishing Poetry (29th Edition)" [2015]
Edited by Robert Lee Brewer

Kindle Edition from Writer's Digest Books [9/2015] for $14.99
Writer's Digest Books 9x7 pb [9/2015] for $23.90
28th Edition: Writer's Digest Books 9x7 pb [9/2014] for $29.99
27th Edition: Writer's Digest Books 9x7 pb [9/2013] for $29.99
American Poetry boxed set from Dover Thrift Editions  "American Poetry Boxed Set" [2016]
includes six thin volumes: "101 Great American Poems" [1998] from The American Poetry & Literacy Project; "Selected Poems" by Emily Dickinson {109 heavily-edited poems, circa 1890}; "The Road Not Taken and Other Poems" [1916] by Robert Frost; "Spoon River Anthology" [1915] by Edgar Lee Masters; "Chicago Poems" [1916] by Carl Sandburg; and "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman
Kindle Edition from Dover Thrift Editions [1/2016] 6-book bundle for $6.94
Dover Thrift Editions 8x5¼x1¾-inch pb box set [1/2016] 6 books for $15.00
The Hatred of Poetry book by Ben Lerner  "The Hatred of Poetry" [2016] by Ben Lerner
Kindle Edition from F.S.G./Macmillan [6/2016] for $8.52
F.S.G. Originals 7½x5 pb [6/2016] for $8.45
Best American Poetry 2016 book edited by Edward Hirsch  "Best American Poetry 2016"
Edited by Edward Hirsch, Series Editor David Lehman

Kindle Edition from Scribner/Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2016] for $16.99
Scribner 8½x5½ pb [9/2016] for $12.58
Scribner 8½x5½ hardcover [9/2016] for $27.39
Resistance, Rebellion, Life - 50 Poems Now book edited by Amit Majmudar  "Resistance, Rebellion, Life: 50 Poems Now" [2017]  5/2017
Edited by Ohio Poet Laureate Amit Majmudar

Kindle Edition from Knopf/Random House [5/2017] for $7.99
Knopf 6¼x4¾ pb [5/2017] for $8.67

Audio & Video  Poetry  Anthologies

Poetry Hall of Fame TV special/series from 1993   "The Poetry Hall of Fame" TV series [1993]
Monterey Video color DVD [1/2007] 2 disks for $44.96
Volume 1: Monterey Video 60-min. color VHS [11/98] for $9.71
Volume 2: Monterey Video 60-min. color VHS [11/98] for $7.97
Volume 3: Monterey Video 60-min. color VHS [11/98] for $22.97 {sic}
Volume 4: Monterey Video 60-min. color VHS [11/98] for $18.99 {sic}
four 60-minute TV specials, with all four hours on the DVD • partial series credits at IMDb
138 readings, poems & excerpts of Chaucer, Coleridge, T.S. Eliot, Robert Frost, Thomas Gray, Langston Hughes, Edward Lear, Edgar Lee Masters, John Milton, Edwin Arlington Robinson, Wm. Shakespeare, Lord Tennyson, Walt Whitman, many others; participants include Stephen G. Arlen, John Betjeman, Victor Bevine, Claire Bloom {as Emily Dickinson}, LeVar Burton, Robert Culp, Jim Dale, Ruby Dee, Rachel Gurney, Valerie Harper, Paul Hecht, Cynthia Herman, Alan Howard, Neil Hunt {as Lord Byron}, Mel Johnson Jr., Richard Kiley, Stephen Lang {as Percy Bysshe Shelley}, Jean Marsh, George Plimpton, Sir Cyril Ritchard, William Shatner, Norman Snow, James Walch, Alice White, James Whitmore, Nicholas Woodeson {as John Keats}, and Irene Worth — with archive footage of Henry Fonda, Will Geer, Fred Gwynne, Jack Lemmon, Darren McGavin, Cameron Mitchell, and Vincent Price
The United States of Poetry TV mini-series   "The United States of Poetry" TV mini-series [indep Feb-March 1995]
Five episodes from Washington Square Films, directed by Mark Pellington; featuring Amiri Baraka, Leonard Cohen, Wanda Coleman, Matt Cook, Johnny Depp, Rita Dove, James Duval, Maggie Estep, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, Czeslaw Milosz, Vess Quinlan, Lou Reed, Hal Sirowitz, Peter Spiro, James Still, and Derek Walcott
Direct Cinema Limited color/b&w DVD [10/2008] 2 disks for $34.95 via Amazon 3rd party
Bay Books Video color/b&w VHS [1999] 2 tapes - out of prodn/used
full credits at IMDb
Caedmon Poetry Collection, A Century of Poets on audio CD  "The Caedmon Poetry Collection: A Century of Poets Reading Their Work" [2000]
Caedmon UNABR audio CD [4/2000] 3 disks for $19.77
Caedmon UNABR audio cassettes [4/2000] out of prodn/used
of the 35 poets here only five are still alive in 2012; readers include James Agee, Conrad Aiken, *Margaret Atwood, W.H. Auden, Stephen Vincent Benet, Joseph Brodsky, E.E. Cummings (2), Richard Eberhart, Robert Frost (2), Robert Graves, Randall Jarrell, *Galway Kinnell, *Philip Levine, Robert Lowell, Archibald MacLeish, W.S. Merwin, Marianne Moore, Pablo Neruda, Ezra Pound, Murial Rukeyser, Carl Sandburg (2), May Sarton, Anne Sexton (2), Edith Sitwell, Stephen Spender, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, May Swenson, Dylan Thomas (3), *Derek Walcott, Robert Penn Warren (2), *Richard Wilbur, William Carlos Williams, Yeats (2), and T.S. Eliot reads 'The Wasteland' in its entirety
Poetic License spoken word album on CD  "Poetic License: 100 Poems, 100 Performers" [2013] Produced by Glen Roven
G.P.R. Records Spoken Word audio CD [3/2013] for $24.99
the 100 authors include: Margaret Atwood, Lewis Carroll, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Billy Collins, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, beat poet Allen Ginsberg, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, William Shakespeare, Shel Silverstein, Alfred Lord Tennyson, Dylan Thomas, and William Wordsworth; the 100 readers include: Jason Alexander, Christine Baranski, Charles Busch, Donna Lynne Champlin, Chris Sarandon, Emily Skinner, Michael York, and Catherine Zeta-Jones

Library  of  America  Poetry  Anthologies

Library of America American Poetry: The Seventeenth & Eighteenth Centuries  "American Poetry: The Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries" [2007]
Edited by David Shields

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/2007] for $40.00
featuring over 300 Early American poems, from 108 authors including spy John Andre, Benjamin Banneker, Joel Barlow, George Berkely, Ann Eliza Bleecker, William Bradford, Anne Bradstreet, Joseph Breintnall, Henry Brooke, Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson, Philip Freneau, Joseph Green, Hannah Griffitts, Lemuel Haynes, Francis Hopkinson, Samson Occom, Jonathan Odell, Margaret Lowther Page, Thomas Paine, Mary Hirst Pepperell, Annis Boudinot Stockton, Edward Taylor, Henry Timberlake, Mercy Otis Warren, Phyllis Wheatley, Michael Wigglesworth, Roger Wolcott, and Susanna Wright
Library of America American Poetry Nineteenth Century Volume 1  "American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume One: Freneau to Whitman" [1993]
Edited by John Hollander

Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/93] for $28.80
includes works by John Quincy Adams, A. Bronson Alcott (3), Washington Allston (15), Wm. Cullen Bryant (26), Wm. Ellery Channing (5), Thomas Holly Chivers (5), Thomas Cole (7), Christopher Pearce Cranch (16), Richard Henry Dana (5), Joseph Rodman Drake (7), Emerson (67), Hawthorne (3), Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (11), Julia Ward Howe (2), Longfellow (40), James Russell Lowell (7), Edward Coote Pinkney (7), Poe (24), Thoreau (11), Jones Very (25), Walt Whitman (82), John Greenleaf Whittier {18), Nathaniel Parker Willis (8), and others
Library of America American Poetry Nineteenth Century Volume 2  "American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century, Volume Two: Melville to Stickney, American Indian Poetry, Folk Songs, and Spirituals" [1993] Edited by John Hollander
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [10/93] for $28.80
includes works by Ambrose Bierce (17), George Henry Boker (9), George Washington Cable (5), Alice Cary (5), Phoebe Cary (6), Madison Cawein (14), Stephen Crane (25), Emily Dickinson (172!), Paul Laurence Dunbar (14), Ernest Fenollosa (4), Stephen Foster (4 songs), Hamlin Garland (5), Louise Imogen Guiney (9), Bret Harte (6), Richard Hovey (6), Wm. Dean Howells (5), Helen Hunt Jackson (7), Sarah Orne Jewett (4), Sidney Lanier (15), Emma Lazarus (10), Charles Godfrey Leland (4), George Cabot Lodge (6), Herman Melville (53), Joaquin Miller (5), Wm. Vaughn Moody (5), John James Piatt (5), Alexander L. Posey (5), Lizette Woodworth Reese (7), John Rollin Ridge (5), James Whitcomb Riley (4), Edwin Arlington Robinson (20), George Santayana (11), Trumbull Stickney (28), John Bannister Tabb (11), Bayard Taylor (4), Henry Timrod (10), John Townsend Trowbridge (4), Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (21), Edith Wharton (7), Ella Wheeler Wilcox (5), and others – plus 97 translations of Native American works, and 56 Folk Songs & Spirituals

Library of America Poets of the Civil War edited by J.D. McClatchy  "Poets of The Civil War" [2005] Edited by J.D. McClatchy
Library of America/American Poets Project 7¾x4¾ hardcover [4/2005] for $20.00
includes works by Ambrose Bierce, Henry Howard Brownell, Wm. Cullen Bryant, Emily Dickinson (6), Emerson ('Boston Hymn'), Francis Fich, Bret Harte (3), Oliver Wendell Holmes, Julia Ward Howe, Sidney Lanier, Longfellow (4), Herman Melville (8), James Ryder Randall, Henry Timrod (6), Walt Whitman (10), Whittier (5), and others
Library of America Poets of World War II edited by Harvey Shapiro  "Poets of World War II" [2003] Edited by Harvey Shapiro
Library of America/American Poets Project 8x5¼ hardcover [1/2003] for $16.95
120 poems by 62 American poets, including: Conrad Aiken, John Berryman, Peter Bowman, William Bronk, Gwendolyn Brook, Witter Bynner, John Ciardi, James Dickey, Richard Eberhart, Woody Guthrie, Alfred Hayes, Anthony Hecht, Richard Hugo, Randall Jarrell, Robinson Jeffers, Lincoln Kirstein, Kenneth Koch, Robert Lowell, Samuel Menashe, Marianne Moore, Vladimir Nabokov, Howard Nemerov, John Frederick Nims, George Oppen, Ezra Pound, Louis Simpson, William Stafford, James Tate, Eve Triem, Peter Viereck, and 32 more
Library of America Sonnets anthology edited by David Bromwich  "American Sonnets: An Anthology" [2007] Edited by David Bromwich
Library of America/American Poets Project 7¾x4¾ hardcover [10/2007] for $20.00
includes sonnets by Conrad Aiken (2), Edgar Bowers (2), Wm. Cullen Bryant (2), E.E. Cummings (8), Robert Frost (12), Emma Lazarus (2), Longfellow (6), Robert Lowell (2), Claude McKay (2), James Merrill (2), Edna St. Vincent Millay (11), John Crowe Ransom (3), Edwin Arlington Robinson (13), George Santayana (4), Karl Shapiro (2), Trumbull Stickney (5), Allen Tate (3), Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (19), Jones Very (14), John Wheelwright (4), and Elinor Wylie (3) – and single examples by John Berryman, Elizabeth Bishop, Hart Crane, J.V. Cunningham, Richard Eberhart, Anthony Hecht, John Hollander, Helen Hunt Jackson, James Russell Lowell, William Meredith, Howard Nemerov, Edgar Allan Poe, Adrienne Rich, Delmore Schwartz, Wallace Stevens, Henry David Thoreau, Richard Wilbur, Yvor Winters, and James Wright — among many more

Library of America American Poetry Twentieth Century Volume 1  "American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Volume One: Henry Adams to Dorothy Parker" [2000]
Edited by Robert Hass, John Hollander, Carolyn Kizer, Daniel Mackey & Marjorie Perloff

Library of America 8½x5¾ hardcover [3/2000] for $23.10
includes works by Henry Adams, Conrad Aiken (6), Sherwood Anderson, Walter Conrad Arensberg (5), Djuna Barnes (2), Irving Berlin, John Peale Bishop (5), Witter Bynner (21), Adelaide Crapsey (21), H.D. (29), Francis Densmore (7), W.E.B. Du Bois, Max Eastman (2), T.S. Eliot (14), Abbie Huston Evans (5), Robert Frost (59), Angelina Weld Grimké (6), Hazel Hall (4), W.C. Handy (2 songs), Marsden Hartley (8), Joe Hill ('The Preacher and The Slave' lyric), Robinson Jeffers (22), James Weldon Johnson (8), Joyce Kilmer, Vachel Lindsay (8), Haniel Long (8), H.P. Lovecraft (2), Amy Lowell (14), Mina Loy (8), Archibald MacLeish (7), Don Marquis (4), Edgar Lee Masters (24), Claude McKay (14), Edna St. Vincent Millay (28), Marianne Moore (30), Dorothy Parker (12), Cole Porter (3 songs), Ezra Pound (38), Ma Rainey, John Crowe Ransom (13), John Reed, Lizette Woodworth Reese (4), Edwin Arlington Robinson (17), Carl Sandburg (20), Gertrude Stein (6), Wallace Stevens (41), Sara Teasdale (19), Edith Wharton, William Carlos Williams (36), Elinor Wylie (14), and many others

Library of America American Poetry Twentieth Century Volume 2  "American Poetry: The Twentieth Century, Volume Two: E.E. Cummings to May Swenson" [2000]
Edited by Robert Hass, John Hollander, Carolyn Kizer, Daniel Mackey & Marjorie Perloff
{this two-volume set contains over 1500 poems by more than 200 poets}
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [3/2000] for $28.80
includes works by Helen Adam (3), Léonie Adams (8), James Agee (6), Mary Barnard (8), Stephen Vincent Benét (5), Elizabeth Bishop (19), R.P. Blackmur (7), Louise Bogan (24), Arna Bontemps (4), Sterling A. Brown (12), John Cage (2), Emanuel Carnevali (4), Constance Carrier (5), Hart Crane (9), Harry Crosby (2), Countee Cullen (9), E.E. Cummings (36), J.V. Cunningham (6), Babette Deutsch (2), Thomas A. Dorsey (song), John Dos Passos, Richard Eberhardt (7), William Everson (6), Kenneth Fearing (14), Robert Fitzgerald (9), Hildegarde Flanner (5), Robert Francis (15), Jean Garrigue (3), Ira Gershwin (2), Brewster Ghiselin (5), Ramon Guthrie (3), Woody Guthrie (3 songs), Oscar Hammerstein II (song), Lorenz Hart (2
songs), Robert Hayden (8), Lightnin' Hopkins, Langston Hughes (23), Blind Lemon Jefferson, Robert Johnson (3 songs), Lincoln Kirstein (2), Stanley Kunitz (7), Janet Lewis (9), Frank Loesser (song), Phyllis McGinley (4), Johnny Mercer (2 songs), Josephine Miles (5), Vladimir Nabakov (2), Ogden Nash (12), Lorine Niedecker (23), Charles Olson (12), George Oppen (9), Kenneth Patchen (8), Hyam Plutzik (4), Anne Porter (2), Carl Rakosi (12), Kenneth Rexroth (7), Charles Reznikoff (33), Laura Riding (16), Theodore Roethke (17), Edwin Rolfe (3), Muriel Rukeyser (6), May Sarton (3), David Schubert (6), Delmore Schwartz (11), Winfield Townley Scott (4), Karl Shapiro (10), Bessie Smith (11), May Swenson (14), Allen Tate (10), Jean Toomer (11), Mark Van Doren (7), Robert Penn Warren (9), John Wheelwright (9), Tennessee Williams, Edmund Wilson (3), Yvor Winters (21), Richard Wright (3), E.Y. 'Skip' Yarburg (song), Louis Zukofsky (18), and many others

Early  American  Poets

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nature poet William Cullen Bryant [1794-1878]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Cullen_Bryant

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California's first Poet Laureate Ina Donna Coolbrith [1841-1928]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ina_Coolbrith

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
poet Emily Dickinson [1830-86] Page

Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson book edited by Thomas H. Johnson  "The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson" [1976] Edited by Thomas H. Johnson
definitive compilation of almost 1,800 poems, derived from Johnson's 3-volume scholarly set of 1955
Back Bay Books 8¼x5½ pb [1/76] for $14.95
Little, Brown & Co. 9½x6½ hardcover [1/60] for $23.10
"Final Harvest: Emily Dickinson's Poems" [1962] Selected by Thomas H. Johnson
approximately 550 of Dickinson's best and-or most popular poems
Back Bay Books 8x5½ pb [1/64] for $10.29
Little, Brown & Co. 8¼x5¾ hardcover [1962] out of print/used
Complete Works of Emily Dickinson in Kindle format from Delphi  
"Complete Works of Emily Dickinson (Illustrated)" for Kindle [2012]
Kindle Edition from Delphi Classics [6/2012] for $1.99 {sic}
contains all 1,775 poems, with special chronological & alphabetical contents tables, plus gallery of illustrations and a selection of Dickinson's letters
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physician & poet Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. [1809-94]
entry at Wikipedia
his son Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. [1841-1935] was a Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court [1902-1932]
http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=creator%3A%22Holmes%2C+Oliver+Wendell%2C+1809-1894%22
http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/author/387

Grandmother's Story of [The] Bunker Hill Battle poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.   "Grandmother's Story of [The] Bunker Hill Battle As She Saw It From The Belfry" poem
[orig 1875] by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.
early editions of 1875 & 1893 beautifully illustrated by M.W. McVikar

218-page 'and Other Verse & Prose' Palala Press 9¼x6 hardcover [12/2014] for $24.95
32-page Dodd, Mead & Co. hardcover [1875] long out of print/scarce
read free online etext {upload 6/2007, no illustrations} at Project Gutenberg
recent editions using illustrations by Howard Pyle [1853-1911]
40-page CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2015] for $6.99
40-page CreateSpace 9x6 pb [8/2014] for $6.99
46-page LULU.com 9x6 pb [2009] for $14.80
80-page Chapman Billies 9x6 hardcover [1995] out of print/used

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poet Paul Laurence Dunbar [1872-1906]

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poet Emma Lazarus [1849-87]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emma_Lazarus
http://americanpoetsproject.loa.org/volume/1931082774

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Edgar Allan Poe [1809-49] Page

Library of America Edgar Allan Poe  Edgar Allan Poe: Poetry and Tales [1984] Edited by Patrick F. Quinn
Library of America 8¼x5¼ hardcover [8/84] for $24.75
Edgar Allan Poe: Essays and Reviews [1984] Edited by G. R. Thompson
Library of America 8x5¼ hardcover [8/84] for $31.50
Poe: Poetry, Tales & Selected Essays [1996]
Edited by Patrick F. Quinn & G. R. Thompson

Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [10/96] for $16.10
Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe  "Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe" [1966]
Doubleday 8¼x5¾ hardcover [8/84] for $16.47
Doubleday hardcover [1/66] out of print/many used
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James Whitcomb Riley [1849-1916]

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Edwin Arlington 'E.A.' Robinson [1869-1935]
won the Pulitzer Prize three times in the 1920s • entry at Wikipedia

"Merlin" a dramatic narrative poem [1917]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merlin_(Robinson)

"Edwin Arlington Robinson and The Arthurian Legend" [1927] by Lucius Beebe [1902-66]
http://www.amazon.com/EDWIN-ARLINGTON-ROBINSON-ARTHURIAN-LEGEND/dp/B00CXQBJPO/

"Aspects of The Poetry of Edwin Arlington Robinson" [Dunster House 1928] by Lucius Beebe [1902-66]
http://www.amazon.com/Aspects-Poetry-Arlington-Robinson-Limited/dp/B00AF5QO00/

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Charles Sprague [1791-1875]
Afro-American educated slave and poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Sprague_(poet)
http://www.gutenberg.org/author/Charles_Sprague

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Phillis Wheatley [1753-1784]
was the first Afro-American poet and the first Afro-American woman to publish a book
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phillis_Wheatley

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Spirit of America Bookstore's
Walt Whitman [1819-92] Page

Walt Whitman Poetry & Prose  Walt Whitman: Selected Poems [2003]
Edited by Harold Bloom

47 works by the 'greatest of all American poets'
LoA/American Poets Project 7¾x5 hardcover [1/2003] for $15.60
Walt Whitman: Poetry and Prose [1996]
Edited by Justin Kaplan

Library of America College Editions 7¾x5 pb [5/96] for $17.05
includes "Leaves of Grass", 17 other poems, and 'his complete prose'

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Ella Wheeler Wilcox [1850-1919]

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