Poetry

Poetry is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns or lyrics.

Poetry, and discussions of it, have a long history. Early attempts to define poetry, such as Aristotle's Poetics, focused on the uses of speech in rhetoric, drama, song and comedy.[1] Later attempts concentrated on features such as repetition and rhyme, and emphasised the aesthetics which distinguish poetry
...more

The Love Songs of W.E.B. Du Bois
Emily's House
How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe
Me (Moth)
In the Wild Light
Black Boy Joy
Living Beyond Borders: Stories About Growing Up Mexican in America
Call Me Athena: Girl from Detroit
Pilgrim Bell: Poems
Superdoom: Selected Poems
Can You Sign My Tentacle?
Afterwards: Poems
Blue in Green
Growing Up Trans: In Our Own Words
Goldenrod: Poems
  • The Guilt Gene by Diana  Raab
    The Guilt Gene
    by

    Release date: Sep 16, 2009
    The Guilt Gene is a collection of poems where I take a close look at some of my life's experiences, and in doing so, share my learnings and wisdom. ...more
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 10 copies available, 832 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 20 - Sep 27, 2021

    Countries available: U.S.

  • Dear _____, Lovely, Lovely Soul by Marc L. Militello
    Dear _____, Lovely, Lovely Soul: Unsent Letters and Forgotten Forget Me Nots
    by

    Release date: Mar 19, 2021
    A book of over 100 love letters written in poetic form. Unsent letters were written to an unnamed individual identified as Lovely, Lovely Soul.
    View Details »

    Format: Kindle book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 100 copies available, 354 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Aug 28 - Sep 27, 2021

    Countries available: U.S.

  • The Sun Always Knows Where to Find Me by Elodie Parthenay
    The Sun Always Knows Where to Find Me
    by

    Release date: Oct 19, 2021
    AUTOGRAPHED ADVANCED COPIES!

    Win 1 of the 10 signed paperback copies of Elodie Parthenay's 1st poetry collection.

    Fans of Rupi Kaur: enter today!
    ...more
    View Details »

    Format: Print book

    Giveaway ends in: a

    Availability: 10 copies available, 1339 people requesting

    Giveaway dates: Sep 19 - Sep 29, 2021

    Countries available: U.S. and Canada

  • Home Body
    The Sun and Her Flowers
    Starfish
    Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass
    Punching the Air
    The Witch Doesn't Burn in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #2)
    101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think
    Goldenrod: Poems
    Before the Ever After
    World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments
    I Will Judge You by Your Bookshelf
    Even When I'm Gone (Stay with Me, #2)
    Little Weirds
    Alone
    The Offing
    The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan PoeThe Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily DickinsonDuino Elegies by Rainer Maria RilkeThe Cantos by Ezra PoundThe Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot
    Your Favourite Book of Poetry.
    751 books — 773 voters
    Paradise Lost by John MiltonDuino Elegies by Rainer Maria RilkeThe Divine Comedy by Dante AlighieriThe Cantos by Ezra PoundThe Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson
    Poetry
    810 books — 506 voters

    Una Historia de Ayer by Sergio CoboNicu II and Victoria's Incestuous Romance by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonMurder In Absentia by Assaph MehrDreams Come True by Bridgitte LesleySecrets of the Realm by Bev Stout
    Self-Pub or Indie Books Worth the Read
    1,213 books — 1,112 voters
    The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. TolkienThe Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. TolkienHarry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. RowlingTo Kill a Mockingbird by Harper LeeAnimal Farm by George Orwell
    Works of Pure Genius
    667 books — 835 voters

    Voices In My Head by Cindy J.  SmithSeptember Verses by Hunter S. JonesThey Won't Shut Up by Cindy J.  SmithExotic Neurotic by Kenneth Jarrett SingletonA Conceptual Circus by Kenneth Jarrett Singleton
    Indie Poetry
    514 books — 512 voters
    Crank by Ellen HopkinsImpulse by Ellen HopkinsIdentical by Ellen HopkinsBurned by Ellen HopkinsGlass by Ellen Hopkins
    Novels in Verse
    303 books — 709 voters

    Milk and Honey
    Where the Sidewalk Ends
    The Sun and Her Flowers
    The Princess Saves Herself in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #1)
    Leaves of Grass
    Ariel
    A Light in the Attic
    The Complete Poems of Emily Dickinson
    Howl and Other Poems
    The Odyssey
    The Poet X
    Beowulf
    Paradise Lost
    Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair
    Shakespeare's Sonnets

    Related Genres

    Related News

    This June, as we observe LGBTQ Pride—the annual celebration of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning communities—we...
    Shel Silverstein
    If you are a dreamer come in If you are a dreamer a wisher a liar A hoper a pray-er a magic-bean-buyer If youre a pretender com sit by my fire For we have some flax golden tales to spin Come in! Come in!
    Shel Silverstein

    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious
    Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
    Mary Oliver

    More quotes...
    Great African Reads If you want to read Great African Reads - you've come to the right place! Here is an overview of…more
    3,477 members, last active 2 hours ago
    For Love of a Book This group was created to connect lovers of stories across the internet with their characters an…more
    4,529 members, last active 2 minutes ago
    باشگاه کتاب "برای خوردن کتاب ها" خوردن دسته جمعی کتاب به صورت ماهانه نقد نگارش کتاب ها دورهم…more
    1 member, last active 2 months ago
    All the Books! This is a group where we have fun, make new friends, and read some good books! The world is a b…more
    322 members, last active 6 hours ago
    Poetry
    25 chapters — updated Dec 13, 2017 10:20PM — 248 people liked it
    Hurting,
    47 chapters — updated Aug 21, 2011 10:52PM — 72 people liked it

    Tags

    Tags contributing to this page include: poetry, genre__poetry, poems, poesia, poesía, and poetry-books