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  • poem
    By Percy Bysshe Shelley

    I O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn's being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven,...

  • poem
    By William Collins

    Home, thou return'st from Thames, whose Naiads long     Have seen thee ling'ring, with a fond delay,     Mid those...

  • Poem Sampler
    By The Editors
    A selection of poems from and about the Second World War

    By its conclusion in 1945, World War II had become the single deadliest conflict in history. Over 25 million soldiers...

  • poem
    By Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    I Well! If the Bard was weather-wise, who made        The grand old ballad of Sir Patrick Spence,        This...

  • Translator's Notes
    By Tom Kuhn

    T.S. Eliot, writing on Tennyson, found in him the three qualities that make a great poet: abundance, variety, and complete...

  • Essay
    By Annie Finch
    Forget spring. Fall is the season for poetry.

    Illustration: Mark McGinnis “The poetry of earth is never dead,” wrote John Keats, and yet that quintessential poet of autumn, his...

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    The life and works of Percy Bysshe Shelley exemplify Romanticism in both its extremes of joyous ecstasy and brooding despair....

  • poem
    By David Ferry

    It’s as when following the others’ lines, Which are the tracks of somebody gone before, Leaving me mischievous clues, telling me who They...

  • Blog
    By Harriet Staff

    The last time we reported on the NYPL, writers were up in arms over the proposed $300,000,000 improvement plan. As...

  • Blog
    By Jennifer Scappettone

    then with your tongue remove the tape Jean Toomer, “Her Lips Are Copper Wire” (1920) Italo Calvino, Le città invisibili, Turin:...

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    The most widely known and best-loved American poet of his lifetime, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow achieved a level of national and...

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    Thomas Carew was the poetic arbiter elegantiae of the court of Charles I. He gave one last witty spin to...

  • poem
    By Paul Violi

    I don’t know how fast I was going but, even so, that’s still an intriguing question, officer, and deserves a thoughtful response. ...

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  • Poem Sampler
    By Joshua Weiner
    Looking at the most anthologized poems in English.

    Our reporter conducted a survey of anthologies, trying to find out which poems appeared most often. He stacked the books...

  • Poem Guide
    By David Mikics
    A poem to outlast empires.

    Shelley’s friend the banker Horace Smith stayed with the poet and his wife Mary (author of Frankenstein) in the Christmas...

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    Thomas Gray is generally considered the second most important poet of the eighteenth century (following the dominant figure of Alexander...

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    Gerard Manley Hopkins is one of the three or four greatest poets of the Victorian era. He is regarded by...

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