10 Poetry Books for Poetry Month

Want to start reading poetry but don’t know where to start? Here are 10 great poetry books from amazing poets that will help you get started and, hopefully, have you appreciate poetry more!


The Collected Poems by Langston Hughes

The Complete Collected Poems by Maya Angelou

The Complete Poems by Emily Brontë

Selected Poems by Robert Burns (I just finished this one and his poems are fantastic. Review will be coming soon!)

The Collected Poems of Emily Dickinson


The Collected Poetry, 1968-1998 by Nikki Giovani

The Major Works by William Wordsworth

The Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Lady of Shalott by Alfred Lord Tennyson (Classic legend told through a poem. Can’t get any better than that)

Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare (My favorite! If you are starting to read poetry, Shakespeare’s Sonnets are definite plus!


Did your favorite poet or poetry make the list? What is you favorite book of poetry?



2 thoughts on “10 Poetry Books for Poetry Month

  1. The Lady of Shallot is so wonderful! I love Poe’s collection, and Annabel Lee by him is my all time favorite poem! Great list! I’ve been wanting to read Emily Brontes poems, but haven’t gotten around to it.

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  2. Plath’s Ariel has to be my all-time favorite collection of poetry. Her words pack so much punch; she was a true word genius. I also love Maya Angelou, both her memoirs and poetry. She truly was a phenomenal woman!
    I do a series on my blog called Poetry Spotlight where I talk about some of my favorite poets and poems in the context of their lives, history, and literary movements. I love poetry, and I’m so gad I have become a regular reader of poetry!
    Thanks for sharing your favorites!
    Mallory @ The Local Muse

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