12 Poets edited
by Glenn Leggett
This is an older book, published in 1958. I have to admit I don't read much modern poetry, a lot of it doesn't feel like real poetry to me. While I was familiar with most of the poets, I was also introduced to two new ones: A.F. Housman and Edwin Arlington Robinson.
The volume contained many old familiar favourite poems, like Shakespeare's Sonnets, but there were many new poems as well, and that's always a pleasure. My favourites were Porphyria's Lover, by Robert Browning and La Belle Dame Sans Mercy, by John Keats. Of course I loved almost all of the selected poems by Keats.
One of the nice things about this book was the biographical information at the beginning of each section, usually at least a page worth. This was a great book of poetry and I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a good poem.
You can buy a used copy of this book at Amazon or borrow it from the Lending Library.