The 10 Best Poetry Books
This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in February of 2018. 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 help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best poetry book on Amazon.