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The Well-Educated Mind Updated: The Poets and Their Poems

These are books discussed in Chapter 9 of "The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had (Updated and Expanded)" by Susan Wise Bauer. Chapter 9 is titled "History Refracted: The Poets and Their Poems."
The covers show a recommended version of the work(s). In some cases this is a 2nd or updated edition or a favoured translation. For most of the poetry collections, the source book has a "Be Sure to Read" selection of individual poems.
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The Epic of Gilgamesh (N.K. Sandars Translator)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (N.K. Sandars Translator)
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The Iliad (Homer)
The Iliad (Homer)
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The Odyssey (Homer)
The Odyssey (Homer)
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Greek Lyrics (Richard Lattimore)
Greek Lyrics (Richard Lattimore)
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Odes: With the Latin Text (Horace)
Odes: With the Latin Text (Horace)
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Beowulf (Tr. Seamus Heaney)
Beowulf (Tr. Seamus Heaney)
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The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation (Dante Alighieri, Tr. Robert Pinsky)
The Inferno of Dante: A New Verse Translation (Dante Alighieri, Tr. Robert Pinsky)
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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Simon Armitage (Translator))
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Simon Armitage (Translator))
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The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
The Canterbury Tales (Geoffrey Chaucer)
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The Complete Sonnets and Poems (William Shakespeare)
The Complete Sonnets and Poems (William Shakespeare)
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The Complete English Poems (John Donne)
The Complete English Poems (John Donne)
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Psalms (The Bible: Authorized King James Version)
Psalms (The Bible: Authorized King James Version)
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Paradise Lost (John Milton)
Paradise Lost (John Milton)
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Songs of Innocence and of Experience (William Blake)
Songs of Innocence and of Experience (William Blake)
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The Major Works (William Wordsworth)
The Major Works (William Wordsworth)
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The Complete Poems (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
The Complete Poems (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)
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The Complete Poems (John Keats)
The Complete Poems (John Keats)
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Poems and Other Writings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
Poems and Other Writings (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
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The Major Works (Alfred Tennyson)
The Major Works (Alfred Tennyson)
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Leaves of Grass: The "Death-Bed" Edition (Walt Whitman)
Leaves of Grass: The "Death-Bed" Edition (Walt Whitman)
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Final Harvest (Emily Dickinson)
Final Harvest (Emily Dickinson)
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The Complete Poems (Christina Rossetti)
The Complete Poems (Christina Rossetti)
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Poems and Prose (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
Poems and Prose (Gerard Manley Hopkins)
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The Collected Poems (W.B. Yeats)
The Collected Poems (W.B. Yeats)
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The Collected Poetry (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
The Collected Poetry (Paul Laurence Dunbar)
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The Poetry of Robert Frost (Robert Frost)
The Poetry of Robert Frost (Robert Frost)
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Selected Poems (Carl Sandburg)
Selected Poems (Carl Sandburg)
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Selected Poems (William Carlos Williams)
Selected Poems (William Carlos Williams)
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Selected Poems (Ezra Pound)
Selected Poems (Ezra Pound)
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The Waste Land and Other Writings (T. S. Eliot)
The Waste Land and Other Writings (T. S. Eliot)
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The Collected Poems (Langston Hughes)
The Collected Poems (Langston Hughes)
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Collected Poems (W.H. Auden)
Collected Poems (W.H. Auden)
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The Complete Poems (Philip Larkin)
The Complete Poems (Philip Larkin)
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Howl and Other Poems (Allen Ginsberg)
Howl and Other Poems (Allen Ginsberg)
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Collected Poems 1947-1997 (Allen Ginsberg)
Collected Poems 1947-1997 (Allen Ginsberg)
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Poetry and Prose (Adrienne Rich)
Poetry and Prose (Adrienne Rich)
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Plath: Poems (Sylvia Plath)
Plath: Poems (Sylvia Plath)
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The Collected Poems (Sylvia Plath)
The Collected Poems (Sylvia Plath)
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Collected Poems (Mark Strand)
Collected Poems (Mark Strand)
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New and Selected Poems: Volume One (Mary Oliver)
New and Selected Poems: Volume One (Mary Oliver)
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