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Poetry

Links to texts in the Drama list with decent public-domain versions and notes about newly available translations (if any).

Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
Middle English at Project Gutenberg
Side-by-side Middle English and modern English in rhyming couplets
Readable 1993 translation into modern English by Ronald Ecker and Eugene Crook
Links to Middle and Modern English versions available online, from the University of North Carolina

William Shakespeare, Sonnets
Folger Digital Text
The complete sonnets

John Donne
Songs and sonnets with audio readings
Standard two-volume collection at Bartleby.com
Downloadable Clarendon Press edition from 1912: Volume 1 and Volume 2

King James Bible, Psalms
1611 version online
Images of the 1611 KJV at the University of Pennsylvania
Downloadable 1885 reprint of the book of Psalms from the 1611 text

John Milton, Paradise Lost
At Bartleby.com
Online version with glossary and annotations at Dartmouth
1887 Clarendon Press edition for download

William Blake, Songs of Innocence and of Experience
Transcriptions of the poems without illustration; use together with:
Facsimiles of original editions with illustrations, from a range of museum sources

William Wordsworth
Poems listed chronologically at Bartleby.com
1889 Macmillan edition of selected poems, edited by Matthew Arnold
1921 Cambridge University Press edition of selected poems

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Complete poems, ordered by title or by popularity
1912 Clarendon Press two-volume Complete Poems edition at Project Gutenberg

John Keats
All Keats poems online
The poems organized by form, with additional resources

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Sortable archive of all poems by title, first line, publication name, or publication date
The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, With Numerous Illustrations, Houghton Mifflin, 1883.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Comprehensive listing of the poems
The Poetical Works of Alfred Tennyson, Poet Laureate. Complete Edition (1866 Ticknor & Fields complete collection)
1908 version of the Idylls of the King, from Macmillan
The Arthurian poems, from the University of Rochester

Walt Whitman
Complete collection of Whitman’s poetry
1888 edition of Leaves of Grass
The Uncollected Poetry and Prose of Walt Whitman, Doubleday 1921
1900 Leaves of Grass at Bartleby.com

Emily Dickinson
The Complete Poems, Little, Brown, 1924
Selected poems with faithful transcription of Dickinson’s idiomatic punctuation, at the University of Virginia
Complete archive of poems with “standardized” publication

Christina Rossetti
Complete online collection of Rossetti poems
The Poetical Works of Christina Georgina Rossetti, 1904 edition from Macmillan
New Poems by Christina Rossetti: Hitherto Unpublished Or Uncollected, 1896 edition from Macmillan

Gerard Manley Hopkins
Poems:Now First Published, Edited with Notes by Robert Bridges, Poet Laureate, 1918 edition from Humphrey Milford
Complete collection of Hopkins poems online

William Butler Yeats
All poems in the public domain
Collected poems, organized chronologically, from California State University
The Wild Swans at Coole, Macmillan 1919

Paul Laurence Dunbar
All poems in the public domain
The Complete Poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1913 Dodd, Mead & Co. edition)

Robert Frost
All poems in the public domain
A Boy’s Will (1915 collection from Henry Holt)
Mountain Interval (1916 collection from Henry Holt)
North of Boston (1917 collection from Henry Holt)

Carl Sandburg
All poems in the public domain
Chicago Poems (1916 collection from Henry Holt)
Cornhuskers (1918 collection from Henry Holt)
Smoke and Steel (1920 collection from Harcourt Brace)
Slabs of the Sunburnt West (1922 collection from Harcourt Brace)

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