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The English Teacher's Favorites: Poetry

Our Maverick English Teacher lists books he loves for their own sakes. Here he looks at poetry, and comes up with an eclectic, idiosyncratic list of books for which he holds a special place in his heart, even if he can't explain why
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The Anglo Saxon World (Kevin Crossley-Holland)
The Anglo Saxon World (Kevin Crossley-Holland)
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Beach Red (Peter Bowman)
Beach Red (Peter Bowman)
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Beowulf (Crossley-Holland)
Beowulf (Crossley-Holland)
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The Best of Ogden Nash (Ogden Nash)
The Best of Ogden Nash (Ogden Nash)
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The Cantos (Ezra Pound)
The Cantos (Ezra Pound)
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The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown (George Mackay Brown)
The Collected Poems of George Mackay Brown (George Mackay Brown)
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Collected Poems of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle (H.D.))
Collected Poems of H.D. (Hilda Doolittle (H.D.))
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The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes
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Collected Poems of Ted Hughes
Collected Poems of Ted Hughes
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The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (W.B. Yeats)
The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats (W.B. Yeats)
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Collected Poems of W.H. Auden
Collected Poems of W.H. Auden
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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 Stevie Smith (Stevie Smith)
Collected Poems Stevie Smith (Stevie Smith)
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The Complete Poems and Plays of T.S. Eliot
The Complete Poems and Plays of T.S. Eliot
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The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (Robert Burns)
The Complete Poems and Songs of Robert Burns (Robert Burns)
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The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton
The Complete Poems of Anne Sexton
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The Complete Poems of E. E. Cummings (E. E. Cummings)
The Complete Poems of E. E. Cummings (E. E. Cummings)
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The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë (Emily Brontë)
The Complete Poems of Emily Brontë (Emily Brontë)
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A Coney Island of the Mind (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
A Coney Island of the Mind (Lawrence Ferlinghetti)
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The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
The Divine Comedy (Dante Alighieri)
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Dover Beach (Matthew Arnold)
Dover Beach (Matthew Arnold)
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Duino Elegies (Rainer Maria Rilke)
Duino Elegies (Rainer Maria Rilke)
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The Earliest English Poems (Various)
The Earliest English Poems (Various)
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A Far Rockaway of the Heart (Ferlinghetti)
A Far Rockaway of the Heart (Ferlinghetti)
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The Gates of the Alamo (Stephen Harrigan)
The Gates of the Alamo (Stephen Harrigan)
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The Gawain Poet (Penguin Classics)
The Gawain Poet (Penguin Classics)
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Howl (1955) - Allen Ginsberg
Howl (1955) - Allen Ginsberg
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Idylls of the King (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
Idylls of the King (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
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In Someone's Shadow (Rod McKuen)
In Someone's Shadow (Rod McKuen)
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John Brown's Body (Stephen Vincent Benet)
John Brown's Body (Stephen Vincent Benet)
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John Keats: The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) (John Keats)
John Keats: The Complete Poems (Penguin Classics) (John Keats)
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Kaddish (Allen Ginsberg)
Kaddish (Allen Ginsberg)
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The Last Night of the Earth
The Last Night of the Earth
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Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)
Leaves of Grass (Walt Whitman)
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Light Armour (Richard Armour)
Light Armour (Richard Armour)
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A Light in the Attic (Shel Silverstein)
A Light in the Attic (Shel Silverstein)
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Lonesome Cities (Rod McKuen)
Lonesome Cities (Rod McKuen)
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Lyrical Ballads (Coleridge and Wordsworth)
Lyrical Ballads (Coleridge and Wordsworth)
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Marianne Moore
Marianne Moore
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Medieval English Verse (Stone)
Medieval English Verse (Stone)
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