Poetry Pieces

Below you will find links to websites with lists of authors, individual titles, or verse collections. NOTE: other ways to find poetry listings include doing a browser search for “poetry collections” and variations on that, or even going to Goodreads/Amazon/Barnes&Nobel/ETC. website and looking at the lists people have created of their favorite poems and/or poets.

On-Line Resources
The Literature Network
The Poetry Foundation
Bartleby.com
Wikipedia: Poetry Anthology List
HubPages: The Best Poetry Anthology - Tips To Help You Choose
DailyLit
Pulitzer Prize winning poetry
Poem Hunter
Poets.org
Poetry Archive (for AUDIO recordings of readings!)
Poetry Out Loud
Fictionaut
100 Great Web Sites for Poetry Lovers
Poet Seekers
Nobelprize.org
goodreads
BOOKS
The Poets Laureate Anthology
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry
The Best American Poetry 2005
Best New Poets 2013: 50 Poems from Emerging Writers
Sleeping on the Wing: An Anthology of Modern Poetry with Essays on Reading and Writing
The Spoken Word Revolution: Slam, Hip Hop & the Poetry of a New Generation (A Poetry Speaks Experience)
Hip-hop Poetry And The Classics
The Spoken Word Revolution Redux (A Poetry Speaks Experience)
Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution
Good Poems
Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam
Aloud: Voices from the Nuyorican Poets Cafe
The Pushcart Prize XXXVII: Best of the Small Presses (2013 Edition) (Pushcart Prize: Best of the Small Presses)
They Won't Shut Up by Cindy J. Smith
From Where I Stand by Robert Zimmermann
A World of Verse by various poets
Wrapped Up In Brown Paper And Other Poems by Peter John
Tales of a Receding Hairline by K.W. Peery
The Hell Within Me by C.B. Roberts
Stupid Poems by Linda De Quincey
Beautiful Chaos by Robert M. Drake
Black Poet by Cassius Ali
Translations: Bates International Poetry Festival, 2011 by Claudia Aburto Guzmán
Talks with the Moon King by Mitchell Hall
Confessions of a Reformed Southern Belle.: A Poet's Collection of Love, Loss, and Renewal by Tosha Michelle
My Cruel Invention: A Contemporary Poetry Anthology by Bernadette Geyer
La Douleur Exquise by J.R. Rogue
Cottonmouth Kisses by Clint Catalyst
The Barrack-Room Ballads by Rudyard Kipling
The Collected Poems of Wilfred Owen
The Columbia Book of Civil War Poetry: From Whitman to Walcott
Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsburg
101 Great American Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
Great Short Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
100 Best-Loved Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
Great Love Poems (Dover Thrift Editions)
100 Essential Modern Poems
The Vintage Book of Contemporary American Poetry
Postmodern American Poetry: A Norton Anthology
The Vintage Book of Contemporary World Poetry
World Poetry: An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time
Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond
A Treasury of Asian Literature: Arabia, India, China, and Japan (NOTE: this volume contains both poetry and prose.)
Good Poems for Hard Times
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry
180 More: Extraordinary Poems for Every Day
The Trouble With Poetry: And Other Poems by Billy Collins
The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems by Marie Howe
The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing
The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry
The Oxford Book of American Poetry
Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror: Poems by John Ashbery
The Giant Book of Poetry
A Book of Luminous Things: An International Anthology of Poetry
The Random House Book of Poetry for Children
Modern British Poetry
A Black Girl's Poetry for the World
Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems
She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems
Ten Poems to Change Your Life
Dream Work by Mary Oliver
The Great Fires: Poems, 1982-1992 by Jack Gilbert
Space, In Chains by Laura Kasischke
Money Shot by Rae Armantrout
Next Life by Rae Armantrout
A Circus of Want: Poems by Kevin Stein
Bringing the Shovel Down by Ross Gay
Selected Poems by Robert Pinsky
Here by Wislawa Szymborska
View with a Grain of Sand: Selected Poems by Wislawa Szymborska
Life on Mars: Poems by Tracy K. Smith
Head Off & Split: Poems Nikky Finney
Wind in a Box by Terrance Hayes
Tonight No Poetry Will Serve: Poems 2007-2010 by Adrienne Rich
Devotions by Bruce Smith
Bye-and-Bye: Selected Late Poems by Charles Wright
Smith Blue (The Crab Orchard Series in Poetry) by Camille T. Dungy
Tom Thomson in Purgatory by Troy Jollimore
Address by Elizabeth Willis
Lucky Fish by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Here, Bullet by Brain Turner
Dien Cai Dau by Yusef Komunyakaa
Poetry from the Silo (A Silo Story) by Thomas Robins
Abundant Sparks & Personal Archeology by D. L. Lang
Our Empty Cities by Veronica Sloane
The Perks of Bleeding Words: A Collection of Poetry by Amanda Katherine Ricketson
Tea & Sprockets: A Modern American Poetry Book by D. L. Lang by D. L. Lang
Core Samples from the World by Forrest Gander
How Long by Ron Padgett
Dear Editor: Poems by Amy Newman
A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver
Alien vs. Predator by Michael Robbins
The Unwords by Non Nomen

The following are pieces/collections found through research of the most famous, popular, recommended, or interesting sounding poems.

SHORTER VERSE PIECES
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Love Is Not All
The Dream
Exiled
The Suicide
Pablo Neruda
XVII (I Do Not Love You…)
The Well
Poetry
T. S. Eliot
The Hollow Men
W. B. Yeats
He Wishes His Beloved Were Dead
To a Shade
The Stolen Child
William Ernest Henley
Invictus
Walt Whitman
O Me! O Life!
William Blake
The Human Abstract
The Garden of Love
Nurse’s Song
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Nature
The Day is Done
The Jewish Cemetery at Newport
John Keats
When I have fears that I may cease to be
To Hope
Ode to a Nightingale
Anne Sexton
Her Kind
Langston Hughes
I look at the world
50-50
Amy Lowell
A Fixed Idea
Anne Waldman
The Lie
Jonathan Swift
A Beautiful Young Nymph Going to Bed
Thomas Hardy
The Dead Man Walking
Robert Louis Stevenson
To Any Reader
Windy Nights
Maya Angelou
Phenomenal Woman
Insomniac
Jack London
Credo
LONGER VERSE PIECES
John Milton
Paradise Lost
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Anonymous)
Beowulf (Anonymous)
Homer
The Iliad
T. S. Eliot
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Diane Wakoski
The Father of My Country
Lawrence Ferlinghetti
I Am Waiting
Sylvia Plath
Lady Lazarus
Oscar Wilde
The Ballad of Reading Gaol
William Blake
Auguries of Innocence