50 Books Most Shelved as Poetry On Goodreads


Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language — such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre — to evoke meanings …


1. Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein (Shelved 9,051 times | Published in 1974)


2. A Light in the Attic by Shel Silverstein (Shelved 4,775 times | Published in 1981)


3. Howl and Other Poems by Allen Ginsberg (Shelved 3,710 times | Published in 1956)


4. Ariel by Sylvia Plath (Shelved 3,635 times | Published in 1965)


5. The Odyssey by Homer (Shelved 3,378 times | Published in -800)


6. Beowulf by Unknown (Shelved 3,250 times | Published in 975)


7. The Iliad by Homer (Shelved 2,771 times | Published in -800)


8. The Waste Land and Other Poems by T.S. Eliot (Shelved 2,686 times | Published in 1922)


9. Shakespeare’s Sonnets by William Shakespeare (Shelved 2,668 times | Published in 1592)


10. Les Fleurs du Mal by Charles Baudelaire (Shelved 2,464 times | Published in 1857)


11. Songs of Innocence and of Experience by William Blake (Shelved 2,225 times | Published in 1789)


12. The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace (Shelved 2,218 times | Published in 2016)


13. The Collected Poems of W.B. Yeats by W.B. Yeats (Shelved 2,139 times | Published in 1997)


14. Inferno (The Divine Comedy #1) by Dante Alighieri (Shelved 2,113 times | Published in 1320)


15. The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot (Shelved 2,093 times | Published in 1922)


16. Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine (Shelved 1,898 times | Published in 2014)


17. The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran (Shelved 1,857 times | Published in 1923)


18. Crush by Richard Siken (Shelved 1,837 times | Published in 2005)


19. The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (Shelved 1,753 times | Published in 1320)


20. Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot (Shelved 1,711 times | Published in 1939)


21. 100 Selected Poems by E.E. Cummings (Shelved 1,701 times | Published in 1954)


22. Love & Misadventure by Lang Leav (Shelved 1,695 times | Published in 2013)


23. The Poetry of Robert Frost (Collected Poems, Complete & Unabridged) by Robert Frost (Shelved 1,670 times | Published in 1969)


24. The Complete Stories and Poems by Edgar Allan Poe (Shelved 1,639 times | Published in 1849)


25. The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Shelved 1,599 times | Published in 1390)


26. Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (Shelved 1,574 times | Published in 2014)


27. The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe (Shelved 1,561 times | Published in 1844)


28. The Aeneid by Virgil (Shelved 1,559 times | Published in -17)


29. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed (Shelved 1,507 times | Published in 2013)


30. Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth by Warsan Shire (Shelved 1,479 times | Published in 2011)


31. Letters to a Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke (Shelved 1,398 times | Published in 1929)


32. The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein (Shelved 1,393 times | Published in 1964)


33. Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson (Shelved 1,385 times | Published in 1998)


34. Sailing Alone Around the Room: New and Selected Poems by Billy Collins (Shelved 1,339 times | Published in 2001)


35. The Complete Poems by John Keats (Shelved 1,335 times | Published in 1820)


36. Love That Dog (Jack, #1) by Sharon Creech (Shelved 1,285 times | Published in 2001)


37. A Thousand Mornings by Mary Oliver (Shelved 1,244 times | Published in 2012)


38. Metamorphoses by Ovid (Shelved 1,210 times | Published in 8)


39. The Selected Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke by Rainer Maria Rilke (Shelved 1,204 times | Published in 1976)


40. The Complete Poems 1927–1979 by Elizabeth Bishop (Shelved 1,170 times | Published in 1980)


41. No Matter the Wreckage by Sarah Kay (Shelved 1,155 times | Published in 2014)


42. Complete Poems, 1904–1962 by E.E. Cummings (Shelved 1,127 times | Published in 1991)


43. Lullabies by Lang Leav (Shelved 1,116 times | Published in 2014)


44. Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes (Shelved 999 times | Published in 1998)


45. Selected Poems by Emily Dickinson (Shelved 997 times | Published in 1890)


46. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho by Sappho (Shelved 988 times | Published in -600)


47. Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Unknown (Shelved 978 times | Published in 1390)


48. The Collected Poems by Langston Hughes (Shelved 963 times | Published in 1994)


49. The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath (Shelved 940 times | Published in 1960)


50. Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty by Christine Heppermann (Shelved 940 times | Published in 2014)



Source: https://www.goodreads.com/shelf/show/poetry

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