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American Poets Project  
Published by The Library of America, the American Poets Project presents the most significant American poetry, selected and introduced by today’s most distinguished poets and critics, in inexpensive, elegantly designed, and textually authoritative hardover editions.

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"Karl Shapiro wrote the best poems he could, and his best were extraordinarily good... He plied his craft with the honor that only complete integrity brings—and next to this, fame, passing or permanent, seems a small and shriveled thing."

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New and forthcoming books
Stephen Crane: Complete Poems
Christopher Benfey, editor
Countee Cullen: Collected Poems
Major Jackson, editor
All titles

James Agee: Selected Poems
Andrew Hudgins, editor

American Sonnets: An Anthology
David Bromwich, editor

American Wits: An Anthology of Light Verse
John Hollander, editor

A. R. Ammons: Selected Poems
David Lehman, editor

John Berryman: Selected Poems
Kevin Young, editor

The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks
Elizabeth Alexander, editor

Stephen Crane: Complete Poems
Christopher Benfey, editor

Countee Cullen: Collected Poems
Major Jackson, editor

Kenneth Fearing: Selected Poems
Robert Polito, editor

Stephen Foster & Co.: Lyrics of America’s First Great Popular Songs
Ken Emerson, editor

Ira Gershwin: Selected Lyrics
Robert Kimball, editor

Kenneth Koch: Selected Poems
Ron Padgett, editor

Emma Lazarus: Selected Poems
John Hollander, editor

Amy Lowell: Selected Poems
Honor Moore, editor

Samuel Menashe: New and Selected Poems
Christopher Ricks, editor

Edna St. Vincent Millay: Selected Poems
J.D. McClatchy, editor

Edgar Allan Poe: Poems and Poetics
Richard Wilbur, editor

Poems from the Women’s Movement
Honor Moore, editor

Poets of the Civil War
J. D. McClatchy, editor

Poets of World War II
Harvey Shapiro, editor

Cole Porter: Selected Lyrics
Robert Kimball, editor

Theodore Roethke: Selected Poems
Edward Hirsch, editor

Muriel Rukeyser: Selected Poems
Adrienne Rich, editor

Carl Sandburg: Selected Poems
Paul Berman, editor

Karl Shapiro: Selected Poems
John Updike, editor

Anne Stevenson: Selected Poems
Andrew Motion, editor

Edith Wharton: Selected Poems
Louis Auchincloss, editor

Walt Whitman: Selected Poems
Harold Bloom, editor

John Greenleaf Whittier: Selected Poems
Brenda Wineapple, editor

William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems
Robert Pinsky, editor

Yvor Winters: Selected Poems
Thom Gunn, editor

Louis Zukofsky: Selected Poems
Charles Bernstein, editor

 

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