Other Long Poems

A Very Incomplete List of Other Works Often Categorized as Long Poems


Ezra Pound, The Cantos

John Berryman, Homage to Mistress Bradstreet or The Dream Songs

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Aurora Leigh

Mina Loy, Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose

John Ashbery, Three Poems

T. S. Eliot, The Four Quartets  ISUN

Galway Kinnell, The Book of Nightmares  ALISON

Judy Grahn, The Queen of Wands or The Queen of Swords

Gertrude Stein, Patriarchal Poetry or Tender Buttons

Hart Crane, The Bridge

Anne Stevenson, Correspondences

Jill Breckinridge, Civil Blood

Rita Dove, Thomas and Beulah

Robert Lowell, “Life Studies”

Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera

John Hollander, Reflections on Espionage

Muriel Rukeyser, “Theory of Flight”

Melvin B. Tolson, Libretto for the Republic of Liberia

Adrienne Rich, “Twenty-One Love Poems” or Sources

Marilyn Hacker, Love, Death, and the Changing of the Seasons  SAM

Wallace Stevens, “Notes Toward a Supreme Fiction”  JEN

Theodore Roethke, “North American Sequence”

Allen Ginsberg, “Howl”  KATHERINE

H. D., Helen in Egypt or Hermetic Definition

Ron Silliman, Paradise

Lyn Hejinian, My Life

Diane Glancy, Lone Dog’s Winter Count

Seamus Heaney, “Station Island”

Irena Klepfisz, Keeper of Accounts

Gwendolyn Brooks, “In the Mecca”  KRISTEN

William Carlos Williams, Paterson

David Jones, In Parenthesis

Basil Bunting, Briggflats

James Merrill, “The Book of Ephraim”

Charles Olson, The Maximus Poems

Ellen Bryant Voight, Kyrie

Donald Hall, Without

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Dictee

Carolyn Forche, The Angel of History

Robinson Jeffers, Cawdor and Medea: A Long Poem after Euripides

Alfred, Lord Tennyson, “In Memoriam”

William Wordsworth, The Prelude

John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book I  SARAH

Hart Crane, The Bridge

Jame Richards, Three Rivers Rising

Ana Castillo, Watercolor Women/Opaque Men

Les Murray, Fredy Neptune

Joseph G. Peterson, Inside the Whale

James Baker Hall, Praeder’s Letters

Juan Felipe Herrera, CrashBoomLove

Ellen Hopkins, Collateral     KRISTINA

Ovid, Metamorphoses  GWENDOLYN

Anne Sexton, “The Furies”  KATIE




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