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Goodreads: The Best Poetry Books

I don't believe the fine folks at Goodreads who voted for this list are the best judges of what constitutes a "best poetry book." Some think only of "famous poets," some have only read poetry once in high school and vote for it anyway. I did learn a few new names, though.
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Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson
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Leaves of Grass
Leaves of Grass
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Ariel
Ariel
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The Waste Land and Other Poems (T.S. Eliot)
The Waste Land and Other Poems (T.S. Eliot)
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Shakespeare's Sonnets (William Shakespeare)
Shakespeare's Sonnets (William Shakespeare)
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The Raven and Other Poems (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Raven and Other Poems (Edgar Allan Poe)
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Howl (1955) - Allen Ginsberg
Howl (1955) - Allen Ginsberg
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Twenty Love Poems
Twenty Love Poems
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Duino Elegies (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Duino Elegies (Rainer Maria Rilke)
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Complete Poems of John Keats (John Keats)
Complete Poems of John Keats (John Keats)
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Songs of Innocence and Experience (William Blake)
Songs of Innocence and Experience (William Blake)
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Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats
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Paradise Lost (John Milton)
Paradise Lost (John Milton)
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Les Fleurs Du Mal (Charles Baudelaire)
Les Fleurs Du Mal (Charles Baudelaire)
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The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Rainer Maria Rilke)
The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke (Rainer Maria Rilke)
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The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath (Sylvia Plath)
The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath (Sylvia Plath)
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100 Selected Poems
100 Selected Poems
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The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
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Where the Sidewalk Ends (Shel Silverstein)
Where the Sidewalk Ends (Shel Silverstein)
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The Essential Rumi
The Essential Rumi
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The Poetry of Robert Frost (Edward Connery Lathom)
The Poetry of Robert Frost (Edward Connery Lathom)
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The Prophet
The Prophet
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T.S. Eliot - Four Quartets
T.S. Eliot - Four Quartets
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The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
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Illuminations (Arthur Rimbaud)
Illuminations (Arthur Rimbaud)
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The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
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The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Wallace Stevens)
The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens (Wallace Stevens)
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Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (Dylan Thomas)
Collected Poems of Dylan Thomas (Dylan Thomas)
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The Complete English Poems by John Donne
The Complete English Poems by John Donne
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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
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The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton
The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton
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Beowulf (Tr. Seamus Heaney)
Beowulf (Tr. Seamus Heaney)
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Lunch Poems (Frank O'Hara)
Lunch Poems (Frank O'Hara)
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100 Love Sonnets (Pablo Neruda)
100 Love Sonnets (Pablo Neruda)
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The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (T.S. Eliot)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock (T.S. Eliot)
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Song of Myself (Walt Whitman)
Song of Myself (Walt Whitman)
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The Complete Poems (Elizabeth Bishop)
The Complete Poems (Elizabeth Bishop)
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Sonnets to Orpheus (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Sonnets to Orpheus (Rainer Maria Rilke)
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The Cantos (Ezra Pound)
The Cantos (Ezra Pound)
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Crush (Richard Siken)
Crush (Richard Siken)
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