The Best British Poetry

Some of the English-speaking World's Favourite Poetry

St Pauls Cathedral, London, viewed from the Millennium Bridge

The wealth of poetry written in the classic period of British Poetry spans a wealth of subjects over a period of around 400 years. There is a lot of Great 20th Century Poetry but we have covered that elsewhere, and its tone and style changed dramatically from that which had come before. Here is a selection of some of the very finest poems from that classic period.