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50 Essential Books of Poetry That Everyone Should Read

I thought I would share this post, lovely Readers. In case you may have wondered, my favorites are Robert Frost, Shel Silverstein, E.E. Cummings, Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, though Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, William Shakespeare, and John Keats are quite interesting too. It’s National Poetry Month; let us celebrate and expand our understanding and bookshelves! Enjoy.

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It’s National Poetry Month, and you’re probably thinking: “I should really read more poetry. But where oh where do I start?” Well, sound the trumpets, because here is Flavorwire to the rescue! After the jump, you’ll find a list of 50 essential books of poetry that pretty much everyone should read. There’s something for everybody here, from the deeply established canonical works to riveting, important books by newer poets, from the Romantics to the post-modernists, from the goofy to the staid. NB: as with other lists like these, only one work per author has been included, and there is a bias against the “Collected Poems of” unless necessary. Obviously, inevitably, painfully, there are many, many poets and works of poetry, both of great renown and less so, that are missing here and should still be read by everyone. This list can only reflect personal taste, chance meetings, and wild subjectivity…

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