Allison, Alexander W., et. al. editors.
The Norton Anthology of Poetry
Third Edition New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. 1983 Eight hundred poems from medieval to present day; informative essay on versification.
Brooks, Cleanth and Warren, Robert Penn
Understanding Poetry, An Anthology for College Students
New York: Holt and Company, 195 0Many poems in this anthology are analyzed.
Ellmann, Richard and O’clair, Robert,
editors.The Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry
New York: W.W. Norton and Company, Inc. 1973This anthology has excellent biographical information and footnotes.
Giroux, Robert, editor.
One Art, Elizabeth Bishop Letters
New York: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 1994Fascinating account of the poet’s life through her letters; gives insight into the world of twentieth century poets and poetry.
Koch, Kenneth Rose,
Where Did You Get That Red?
New York: Harper and Row, 1970Especially useful in teaching children to write poetry.
Wishes,, Lies, and Dreams
New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1970
Lee, Hermione, editor Stevie Smith A Selection London: Faber and Faber Ltd., 1983Interesting selection of poems, prose and drawings.
Untermeyer, Louis, editor
A Treasury of Great Poems English and American
New York: Simon and Schuster, 1955Comprehensive anthology from the Bible through the twentieth century. Excellent historical and biographical information.