Readings for

Emily Dickinson

A complete edition of her poems is available at We read:
No. 214: "I taste a liquor never brewed--"
No. 249: "Wild Nights--Wild Nights!"
No. 258: "There's a certain Slant of light,"
No. 328: "A Bird came down the Walk--"
No. 510: "It was not Death, for I stood up,"

Walt Whitman

Leaves of Grass is archived at the Bartleby digital library:
"Out of the Cradle Endlessly Rocking"
"Crossing Brooklyn Ferry"
"A Noiseless Patient Spider"

W.B. Yeats

Three of his books are available at Bartleby. Several more poems are available at the home page of Cosma Shalizi. There is a complete edition of his poems at Here are links to all the poems for class:
"The Stolen Child"
"The Lake Isle of Innisfree"
"The Cap and Bells"
"The Wild Swans at Coole"
"An Irish Airman Foresees His Death"
"Easter 1916"
"The Second Coming"
"A Prayer for My Daughter"

Robert Frost

Four of his books are available at Bartleby. We read:
"Mending Wall"
"The Wood-Pile"
"The Road Not Taken"
"The Oven Bird"

James Joyce

There is an on-line edition of Dubliners at Bibliomania, with the stories conveniently divided into separate files: "The Sisters"
"An Encounter"
"Two Gallants"
"A Painful Case"
"The Dead"

T.S. Eliot

Four of his books are available at Bartleby. We read:
"The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"
"The Waste Land"
(Please note that the Notes at the end of "The Waste Land" are Eliot's own)

Marianne Moore

With Marianne Moore, we move into poets whose work is more modern (read: still in copyright), so that it can't be found in complete editions in large digital libraries. However, the web is full of individuals (or university libraries) putting up just a few favorite poems, including the four we read:
"The Steeple-Jack"
"No Swan So Fine"

Wallace Stevens

The same note goes for Stevens as for Moore--the poems are scattered all over the place. Ours can be found at:
"The Snow Man"
"The Emperor of Ice Cream"
"Sunday Morning"
"Anecdote of the Jar"
"To the One of Fictive Music"
"Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird"
"The Idea of Order at Key West"