Much-loved Poems

Some of the English-speaking World's Favourite Poetry

A Girl Reading a Poem

This is an anthology of poems that seem to sum up the best and most-loved of the English-speaking world's contribution to the canon. Inevitably the poetry is dominated by the works of poets from the British Isles or North America, and these are listed separately. Further, the poems of the British Isles are divided into a section for those from before the 20th Century, and those that were published subsequently, and the poetries of both Ireland and Scotland are also separated out. Although there are outstanding poems on the subject of love, and those that cast a humorous light on all manner of subjects, these have also been given a separate listing rather than be included in the respective geographically-based lists.