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.

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A look at The Waste Land author’s initial drafts and unpublished poetry.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

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.

20 Quotes From Your Favorite Poets

In honor of National Poetry Month, poets on poetry.

Beyond On the Road: The Other Jack Kerouac

There's more to the author than the defining work of the Beat generation.

The Re-Read: Anne Sexton

Rediscover the poetry of Anne Sexton—beyond your high school English class.

Vita Sackville West: Virginia Woolf’s Greatest Love Affair

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

National Book Awards Short-List Finalists Announced

Which books are your favorites to win on November 18?

Ted Hughes: An Introduction

Dr. Jeremy Noel-Tod on five must-read books by Ted Hughes.