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Sonnets

by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s "Sonnets" are the most beautiful example of love poetry ever written. With their uplifting spirit, coherence, intensity and dealing with the passing of age, of time, the evanescence of...


Love is a Dog From Hell

by Charles Bukowski

First published in 1977, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a collection of Bukowski's poetry from the mid-seventies. A classic in the Bukowski canon, Love Is a Dog from Hell is a raw, lyrical, exploration of the exigencies,...


You Get So Alone at Times

by Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski examines cats and his childhood in You Get So Alone at Times, a book of poetry that reveals his tender side. He delves into his youth to analyze its repercussions.


The Odyssey

by Homer

Journey with Ulysses as he battles to bring his victorious, but decimated, troops home from the Trojan War, dogged by the wrath of the god Poseidon at every turn. Having been away for twenty years, little does...


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

From one of America's best loved and most important poets comes a masterpiece. Leaves of Grass is considered by many to be the greatest collection of poetry ever produced by an American. And this, the 1855 First...


Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth

by William Wordsworth, Mark Van Doren & David Bromwich

Selected Poetry of William Wordsworth represents Wordsworth’s prolific output, from the poems first published in Lyrical Ballads in 1798 that changed the face of English poetry to the late “Yarrow Revisited.”...


The Selected Works of Ralph Waldo Emerson

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

This comprehensive collection of Emerson's work includes his Address to Harvard Divinity College, his poetry, and the famous essays "Self-Reliance" (Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist), "Compensation",...


Alcools: Poems

by Guillaume Apollinaire & Donald Revell

A new translation of this complex and beautiful poetry.


The Tennis Court Oath: A Book of Poems

by John Ashbery

Still a touchstone of contemporary avant-garde poetry today, this 35th anniversary edition of John Ashbery's second book celebrates an American poet who has won a Pulitzer Prize, a National Book Award, and a...


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass, first published in 1855, began as Walt Whitman’s collection of twelve unnamed poems, unique for their irregular line lengths and lack of rhyme. Whitman spent the remainder of his life re-writing...


The Works of Edgar Allan Poe

by Edgar Allan Poe

It is virtually impossible to overstate Edgar Allan Poe's importance in the field of American literature. He is credited not only with inventing or significantly advancing the short story, detective fiction,...


The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

by Omar Khayyam

Edward FitzGerald gave the title The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam to his translation of poetry attributed to the Persian poet, astronomer and mathematician Omar Khayyam (1048-1123). The word "Rubaiyat" means quatrains...


The Hunting of the Snark

by Lewis Carroll

The nonsensical poem The Hunting of the Snark (An Agony in Eight Fits) was written by Lewis Carroll in 1874 and published in 1876. Describing "with infinite humor the impossible voyage of an improbable crew...


Spoon River Anthology

by Edgar Lee Masters

Spoon River Anthology, by Edgar Lee Masters, is a collection of short free-form poems that collectively describe the life of the fictional small town of Spoon River, named after the real Spoon River that ran...


The Canongate Burns

by Robert Burns

Edited by Andrew Noble and Patrick Scott Hogg. The Canongate Burns is the most comprehensive and challenging edition of the poems and songs of Robert Burns ever published. Drawing on extensive scholarship and...


Leaves of Grass

by Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass is a collection of poems by Walt Whitman originally published in 1855 at the poet's own expense. Criticized when first released for Whitman's use of free verse and his rather racy depictions...


Odes and Sonnets

by Clark Ashton Smith

Long before the association with "Weird Tales" magazine and H.P. Lovecraft that led to his enduring fame, Clark Ashton Smith was a well-regarded regional poet whose tastes ran to the romantic and the fantastic....


Romantic And Victorian Poetry

by William Frost

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern...


Beowulf

by Francis B. Gummere

Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf...


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