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.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur. Read more of his reviews here.

 

Did you find this review helpful?
Parent Categories
38 Items found Print
100 Best-Loved Poems
Dover Thrift Editions
by Philip Smith
from Dover Publications
Poetry for 10th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$3.40
101 Great American Poems
Dover Thrift Editions
by Paul Negri
from Dover Publications
Poetry for 10th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$3.00
Anne's Anthology
by Margie Gray
from Cadron Creek Christian Curriculum
Poetry for 7th-10th grade
in Cadron Creek Literature Guides (Location: LIT-CADRON)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Best Loved Poems of the American People
by Hazel Felleman
from Nelson Doubleday, Inc.
for 6th-Adult
in Short Story & Poetry Anthologies (Location: NLIT-ANTH)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
British Poetry Anthology
from Common Sense Press
for 9th-12th grade
$8.00 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Child's Anthology of Poetry
by Elizabeth Hauge Sword
from Ecco Press
for 4th-6th grade
$22.09 $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)
English Literature for Boys and Girls
by H. E. Marshall
Ill from Yesterday's Classics
for 10th-12th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$18.86
English Romantic Poetry
Dover Thrift Editions
by Stanley Appelbaum, editor
from Dover Publications
for Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$6.00 $3.50 (3 in stock)
English Victorian Poetry
by Paul Negri, ed.
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$3.83
Favorite Poems Old and New
by Helen Ferris
from Delacorte Press
Poetry for All ages
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$22.94 $17.50 (2 in stock)
Good Poems
by Garrison Keillor, ed.
from Penguin Classics
for 10th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$20.00
Great American Short Stories
by Wallace & Mary Stegner, editors
from Dell Publishing
Realistic Fiction for 9th-12th grade
in Short Stories (Location: NLIT-ANTH)
$6.79
Great English Short Stories
by Paul Negri, ed.
from Dover Publications
for 10th grade-adult
in Short Stories (Location: NLIT-ANTH)
$3.50
Great Short Poems
Dover Thrift Editions
by Paul Negri, editor
from Dover Publications
for 9th-12th grade
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$3.00 $1.50 (3 in stock)
Harp and Laurel Wreath
by Laura M. Berquist
from Ignatius Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
Heart to Heart
by Jan Greenberg
from Harry N. Abrams, Inc.
for 7th-12th grade
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$14.00 (1 in stock)
Heart to Heart
by Jan Greenberg
1st edition from Abrams Books for Young Readers
for 10th-Adult
in Poetry (Location: POETRY)
$6.50 (1 in stock)
Memoria Press Poetry & Short Stories
from Memoria Press
for 7th grade
$19.95
Memoria Press Poetry & Short Stories - Student Guide
from Memoria Press
for 7th grade
$14.95
Memoria Press Poetry & Short Stories - Teacher Guide
from Memoria Press
for 7th grade
$16.95
Memoria Press Poetry for the Grammar Stage - Anthology
by Laura Bateman, Dayna Grant
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-6th grade
$14.95
Memoria Press Poetry for the Grammar Stage - MP Teacher Guide
1st edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-6th grade
$10.00 $6.00 (1 in stock)
Memoria Press Poetry for the Grammar Stage - MP Teacher Guide
3rd edition from Memoria Press
for 3rd-6th grade
$16.95
Memoria Press Poetry II
from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
$19.95
Memoria Press Poetry III
from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
$19.95
Memoria Press Poetry, Prose, & Drama
2nd edition from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
$19.95
Memoria Press Poetry, Prose, & Drama I
from Memoria Press
for 8th-12th grade
Mentor Book of Major American Poets
by Oscar Williams & Edwin Honig
from Mentor Books
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$8.99 $5.00 (3 in stock)
Mentor Book of Major British Poets
by Oscar Williams, editor
from Mentor Books
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Poems for Memorization
from Rod & Staff Publishers, Inc.
for 8th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Sacrifice of Praise
by James H. Trott
2nd edition from Cumberland House
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$26.95
Sacrifice of Praise
by James H. Trott
1st edition from Cumberland House
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Six American Poets
by Joel Conarroe, ed.
from Vintage Classics
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Songs for the Open Road
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$2.50
Tales before Tolkien
by Douglas Anderson
from Del Rey
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$14.45
World War One British Poets: Brooke, Owen, Sassoon, Rosenberg and Others
by Various Authors
from Dover Publications
for 9th-Adult
in Poetry Anthologies (Location: P6A-POET)
$2.55