Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Most Anthologized Poets for Young People

In his seminal work, Poetry's Playground: The Culture of Contemporary American Children's Poetry (Wayne State University Press, 2007, p. 117-119), Joseph Thomas identifies the poets listed below as the most frequently anthologized within a selection of key anthologies he suggests are children’s poetry essentials. The following poets appeared in at least half of the “canon” anthologies and are listed in descending order of frequency.

The list begins:

Frost, Robert
Sandburg, Carl
cummings, e e
Roethke, Theodore
Coatsworth, Elizabeth
Dickinson, Emily
Hughes, Langston

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