How Barbara Kingsolver's Books Warned Us of Climate Change

Her most powerful works remind us that our actions affect the world.

10 Royal Women Who Also Made History as Writers

These 10 accomplished women led countries, wrote poetry, chronicled history, and made their own.

Vita Sackville-West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

Meet the woman who inspired Virginia Woolf's most fanciful novel.

The 36 Most Famous Poems Ever Written in the English Language

“To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” Robert Graves

Short Inspirational Poems To Brighten Your Day

Everybody needs a little pick me up from time to time.

Alice Walker Poems That Everyone Needs to Read

"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise."

8 Works of Poetry About Love and Healing

Poetry connects us and proves that we are not alone in our suffering.

20 Best Love Poems of All Time

We've got the most romantic love poems.

The Best Sad Poetry Books for People Who Feel Too Much

No one understands the agony of the human condition quite like poets do.

May Sarton’s Greatest Works: 12 Books That Will Move You

Get lost in the words of one of America’s most innovative writers.

Your Favorite Poems of All Time

As thought-provoking as they are beautiful, these poems and collections have stood the test of time.

The Early, Unfinished Work of T.S. Eliot 

A look at The Waste Land author’s initial drafts and unpublished poetry. 

Poets React Strongly To Current Events

New and upcoming poetry collections shine a light on American injustice and our pressing need for change.

8 Stunning Poetry Collection Books Like Milk and Honey

These poetry collections will break your heart and then some.

"Wakefulness": Remembering Poet John Ashbery

Celebrating the genius of the late American poet (1927-2017).

Hymn: A New Poem by Sherman Alexie

The author’s 2017 poem addresses the hatred currently plaguing the United States.

Marge Piercy’s “Barbie Doll,” Almost 50 Years Later

Author Marge Piercy reflects on the changed state of women's lives since her poem was published in 1971.

Remembering Newbery Award-Winner Nancy Willard

In memory of the beloved author, we share a poem from her collection Swimming Lessons

Who Wrote It: Anne Sexton or Sylvia Plath?

Take our quiz to test your knowledge of the famous poets' work.