Poetry Month is Upon Us

April is National Poetry Month and we’re celebrating!

Check in with us every single day in April for the poem of the day. Each poem will be hand-picked by a member of our staff and each one will be a most beloved and cherished piece of work which, in this very sacred virtual space, we’ll joyfully share with you. We hope you’ll join us and share your thoughts and your own favorites in comments.

In addition, all poetry books at POAB will be 10% off throughout the month of April. This is to encourage you to read them, in case you’re wondering, because we love poetry and want to spread that love as far and wide as possible.

In anticipation of April 1st, here is a little taste of some of the offerings, in Poetry, of our antiquarian book section. Nothing can compare, not anything you can think of, to holding one of these in your hands. Maybe giving one as a gift and watching someone else hold it in their hands. Maybe.

The Works of Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1892

A 12-volume boxed set in the original blue leather. Gold embossing on spine. Gold-edged pages. $386

Pocket Two-Volume Poetry Books

The Poetical Works of John Milton, 1880, $68

The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood, 1881, $68

The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott, 1880, $68

The Poetical Works of Robert Burns. 1881, $68

The Works of Robert Browning -Leather with gold-edged pages

Brown: Robert Browning, Volume 1 of 2 volumes, 1888, $168


Red: Robert Browning’s Poems, 1928, $98

Black: Robert Browning’s Poems, 1932, Evesham Grammar School Ed., $98

[Red and Black include: contents of the 3-volume edition of Browning’s poems published in 1863, Pauline (1833), Dramatis Personae (1864), Orpheus and Eurydice (1864), Deaf and Dumb (1868), two short poems, a Sonnet and Ben Karshook’s Wisdom]

The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1899, $48

If you don’t own a copy yet, you need to stop reading this right now and go out and get one.

Poems of Tennyson, 1923, includes poems from 1830-1868, $86

The Poetical Works  of Wordsworth and The Poetical Works of Tennyson, 1911, exquisite editions, $86 each

See you back here tomorrow! I can’t wait.

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