The 10 Best Poetry Books

Updated February 21, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Jack Gilbert: Collected Poems
Great American Prose Poems
Invisible Cities
We spent 20 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Poetry is an art as old as language, as human beings have shared their myths and origin stories in rhyming verse since long before the development of the written word. The poetry books on our list represent some of the finest written expressions of humanity, and include diverse compilations, collections by iconic poets of the 20th century, and fine works by contemporary writers. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best poetry book on Amazon.

10. Great American Prose Poems

9. The Complete Poems Of Emily Dickinson

8. Arthur Rimbaud's Illuminations

7. I Know Your Kind

6. Walt Whitman's Leaves Of Grass

5. Howl And Other Poems

4. Collected Sonnets By Edna St. Vincent Millay

3. Invisible Cities

2. Jack Gilbert: Collected Poems

1. Ariel: The Restored Edition


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Last updated on February 21, 2018 by Daniel Imperiale

Daniel is a writer, actor, and director living in Los Angeles, CA. He spent a large portion of his 20s roaming the country in search of new experiences, taking on odd jobs in the strangest places, studying at incredible schools, and making art with empathy and curiosity.


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