Short Story & Poetry Anthologies

Anthologies are good for two things: finding new authors to admire and enjoy, or passing high school and college classes with a reasonable grade. Avid readers are probably less likely to read multi-author anthologies, though how will you know which single-author ones to pick up if you've never encountered those authors before?

Good question. We hope to help you resolve it with the selection below. One other thing poetry anthologies are good for: keeping kids quiet for long periods of time. There's nothing quite as wonderful to a child as sitting on the couch on a rainy day perusing the verse of everyone from A.A. Milne to Kenneth Grahame to Christina Rossetti and Rudyard Kipling.

Adults and older students often have fun reading anthologies, too. It's more difficult to get bored with a single author if you're only reading three or four poems by him at a time. Also, if you're single, reading a book of poems at a coffee shop or on a park bench is a great way to start a conversation with an intelligent and attractive member of the opposite gender.

Due to their thickness, anthologies also make good building blocks for living room forts, boosters for young kids at the kitchen table, missiles for catapults in the backyard, and proof of your intelligence as you walk through the library stacks. There are probably other things to use them for, but my memory and creativity fails.

Okay, so there are plenty of good uses for anthologies. We encourage you to keep a few around the house; the book that goes neglected for five or ten years can still spark a love of reading long after it's collected dust, which is yet another thing anthologies are good for.

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100 Best-Loved Poems
Dover Thrift Editions
by Philip Smith
from Dover Publications
Poetry for 10th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$4.00
101 Great American Poems
Dover Thrift Editions
by Paul Negri
from Dover Publications
Poetry for 10th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$4.00 $2.50 (1 in stock)
America America America
by Kenneth Seeman Giniger (Editor), Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher
from Franklin Watts
for 3rd-Adult
in Vintage Anthology Collections (Location: VIN-ANTH)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
American Fairy Tales
1st edition from Hyperion Books for Children
for 3rd-Adult
$6.00 (1 in stock)
American Poetry
by Gay Wilson Allen, Walter B. Rideout, James K. Robinson
from Harper & Row
for 10th-Adult
in Vintage Poetry (Location: VIN-POET)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Ancient World Echoes
Copper Lodge Library
by Compiled by Jennifer Courtney
from Classical Conversations
for 3rd-5th grade
in Classical Conversations (Location: CUR-CC)
$14.95
Anne's Anthology
by Margie Gray
from Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum
Poetry for 7th-10th grade
in Cadron Creek Literature Guides (Location: LITCUR-CAD)
Apple Blossoms and Other Stories
by Edmund Stanley and A. R. Taylor
from Scott Foresman & Co
for 1st-5th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Christmas
from Reader's Digest
for 6th-Adult
in Christmas & Advent (Location: HOLIDAY)
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Book of Valor
by Mary Aquinas
2007 reprint from Seton Press
for 6th grade
$6.00 (1 in stock)
British Tradition Book I - Anthology
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
$19.95
British Tradition Book I - Student Guide
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
British Tradition Book I - Teacher Book
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
British Tradition Book II - Anthology
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
British Tradition Book II - Student Guide
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
British Tradition Book II - Teacher Book
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
British Tradition Book III - Anthology
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
British Tradition Book III - Student Guide
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
British Tradition Book III - Teacher Book
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
Child's Anthology of Poetry
by Elizabeth Hauge Sword
from Ecco Press
for 4th-6th grade
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Child's Book of Stories from Many Lands
by Ada M. Skinner and Eleanor L. Skinner, illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
for 1st-4th grade
Complete Stories of Edgar Allen Poe
by Edgar Allan Poe
from International Collectors Library
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
Early Settler Storybook
from Crabtree Publishing
for 1st-4th grade
in Pioneer & Frontier Life (Location: HISA-19PIO)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
English Literature for Boys and Girls
by H. E. Marshall
Ill from Yesterday's Classics
for 10th-12th grade
in British Literature Curriculum (Location: LITCUR-BRI)
$20.95
English Literature for Boys and Girls
by H.E. Marshall, Illustrated by John R. Skelton
from Eirenikos Press
for 10th-12th grade
in British Literature Curriculum (Location: LITCUR-BRI)
English Literature for Boys and Girls
by H. E. Marshall
from Forgotten Books
for 10th-12th grade
in British Literature Curriculum (Location: LITCUR-BRI)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
English Romantic Poetry
Dover Thrift Editions
by Stanley Appelbaum, editor
from Dover Publications
for Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$6.00
English Victorian Poetry
by Paul Negri, ed.
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$6.00
Family Read-Aloud Holiday Treasury
by Selected by Alice Low, Illustrated by Marc Brown
First Ediition from Little, Brown & Company
for Kindergarten-4th grade
in Picture Book Treasuries (Location: PIC-TRE)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Favorite Poems Old and New
by Helen Ferris
from Delacorte Press
Poetry for All ages
in Poetry for Children (Location: POET-CHIL)
$26.99
Favorite Poems Old and New
by Helen Ferris, illustrated by Leonard Weisgard
from Doubleday & Company
Poetry for All ages
in Vintage Poetry (Location: VIN-POET)
Good Poems
by Garrison Keillor, ed.
from Penguin Classics
for 10th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
Great American Short Stories
by Wallace & Mary Stegner, editors
from Dell Publishing
Realistic Fiction for 9th-12th grade
in Short Stories (Location: LIT-ANTH)
$7.99 $5.00 (1 in stock)
Great English Short Stories
by Paul Negri, ed.
from Dover Publications
for 10th grade-adult
in Short Stories (Location: LIT-ANTH)
$3.50
Great Short Poems
Dover Thrift Editions
by Paul Negri, editor
from Dover Publications
for 9th-12th grade
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$3.00
Harp and Laurel Wreath
by Laura M. Berquist
from Ignatius Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$24.95 $15.00 (2 in stock)
Heart to Heart
by Jan Greenberg
from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 7th-12th grade
in Poetry (Location: POET-GEN)
$12.00 (2 in stock)
Heart to Heart
by Jan Greenberg
1st edition from Abrams Books for Young Readers
for 10th-Adult
in Poetry (Location: POET-GEN)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Here There Be Angels
by Jane Yolen, illustrated by David Wilgus
from Harcourt, Brace & Company
for 3rd-6th grade
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Illustrated Treasury of Humor for Children
by Judith Hendra, editor; introduction by William Cole
from Grosset & Dunlap
for Kindergarten-3rd grade
in Short Story Anthologies for Kids (Location: FIC-ANTH)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
King and the Green Angelica
by Isabel Wyatt and Joan Rudel
from Lanthorn Press
for 1st-6th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Learning Language Arts Through Literature - British Poetry Anthology
from Common Sense Press
for 9th-12th grade
$8.00 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Memoria Press Poetry II (old)
from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Clearance: English & Language Arts (Location: ZCLE-LAN)
$12.00
Memoria Press Poetry III (old)
from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
$12.00
Mentor Book of Major American Poets
by Oscar Williams & Edwin Honig
from Mentor Books
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$8.99 $5.00 (2 in stock)
Old World Echoes
Copper Lodge Library
by Compiled by Jennifer Courtney
from Classical Conversations
for 3rd-5th grade
in Classical Conversations (Location: CUR-CC)
$14.95
Poems for Memorization
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for 8th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$2.50 (2 in stock)
Poems for Memorization
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for 8th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Poetry & Short Stories - Teacher Guide (old)
from Memoria Press
for 7th grade
$12.00 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Poetry & Short Stories for the Logic Stage
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 7th-8th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
$19.95
Poetry & Short Stories for the Logic Stage - Student Guide
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 7th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
Poetry & Short Stories for the Logic Stage - Teacher Guide
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 7th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
Poetry for the Grammar Stage - Anthology
by Laura Bateman, Dayna Grant
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
$15.95 $9.00 (1 in stock)
Poetry for the Grammar Stage - MP Teacher Guide
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Poetry Curriculum & Resources (Location: LIR-POET)
$16.95 $12.00 (1 in stock)
Poetry for the Grammar Stage - MP Teacher Guide (old)
1st edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-6th grade
$10.00
Rainbow in the Sky
from Harcourt, Brace & Company
for 1st-4th grade
in Vintage Fiction & Literature (Location: VIN-FIC)
$15.00 (1 in stock)
Sacrifice of Praise
by James H. Trott
2nd edition from Cumberland House
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$26.95
Six American Poets
by Joel Conarroe, ed.
from Vintage Classics
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Songs for the Open Road
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$2.50
Spirit of 1776
by Peter Seymour
from Hallmark Publications
for 6th-Adult
in Vintage History & Biographies (Location: VIN-HIS)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Stories to Remember - Volume 1
by Thomas Costain & John Beecroft
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 10th grade - Adult
in Short Stories (Location: LIT-ANTH)
$4.00 (2 in stock)
Stories to Remember - Volume 2
by Thomas B. Costain & John Beecroft
from Doubleday & Company
for 7th-12th grade
in Short Stories (Location: LIT-ANTH)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Tales before Tolkien
by Douglas Anderson
from Del Rey
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$17.00
Teach Your Children Well
by Christine Allison
from Delacorte Press
for Kindergarten-5th grade
in Morality Tales (Location: FIC-WHO)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others
by Various Authors
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: POET-ANTH)
$3.50