Leaves of Grass
by Walt Whitman
Number of pages: 675
One of the great innovative figures in American letters, Walt Whitman created a daringly new kind of poetry that became a major force in world literature. Leaves Of Grass is his one book. First published in 1855 with only twelve poems, it was greeted as the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed.
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by Dante Alighieri - Feedbooks
Led by the souls of Virgil and his love Beatrice, Dante crosses the gulfs of Hell, climbs the mountain of Purgatory and arrives through the spheres of Heaven in the presence of God. This is one of the most influential works in the Western canon.
by Charles Baudelaire - Project Gutenberg
As you read these stark and beautiful poems you may see into the tortured psyche of the poet who wrote them. The poems themselves cover many subjects in traditional symbolist style, from cats to gypsies to corpses to a whole section on wine.
by Kevin Stein - University of Michigan Press
The essays of this volume blend memoir, scholarship, and personal essay to survey the current poetry scene, trace how we arrived here, and suggest where poetry is headed in our increasingly digital culture. Poetry's spirited afterlife has come ...
by Edgar Allan Poe
The Raven is a narrative poem by Edgar Allan Poe. It is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven's mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man's slow descent into madness.