A Partial List of Great Poems Since 1900

As Compiled by Timothy-Green.org Readers, Slightly Edited By Me; Listed Alphabetically, Linked When Available, Sequences Excerpted; Leave a Comment to Suggest Your Own.

Comment to suggest more, and I’ll add them to the list.  If you have text of any of the poems I couldn’t find online, email it to me, and I will post it — all great poems should be online somewhere!


  1. Archais Torso of Apollo – Rainer Maria Rilke
    Lament for Ignacio Sanchez Mejias – Federico García Lorca
    Ars Poetica – Jorge Luis Borges

    I’ll be back…

  2. Oh yeah, this list is completely American/British, but only because that’s what I was talking about in my post where I was asking people to suggest poems. Way to add some international flavor!

  3. Great list. Check out Irene Gulledge’s poetry too!

  4. Haha, nice try Irene!

  5. Countee Cullen’s Sonnet

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