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COLLECTIONS: SBU Southampton Library Collection

Learn more about the diverse collections of Stony Brook University Libraries' Southampton branch. [ #SBULibraries #SBU ]

The Poetry in our Collection

“A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.”
                                                                                                                                      W. H. Auden

Our Library is proud to have a diverse array of poetry on offer including the classics, works from our esteemed faculty, womens’ poetry chapbooks, and books by contemporary/popular poets. Reading short, powerful poems makes a great way to enjoy our Book Lounge. 

American Classics
Edgar Allen Poe, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Edith Wharton, and Robert Frost headline the classics we have on shelf.  

We have books by some of today's top poets, including Adrienne Rich, Albert Goldbarth, Carol Lynn Pearson, Susan Wheeler, Willie Perdomo

Esteemed Faculty
We have an abundant amount of poetry from SBU creative writing faculty such as Billy Collins and Julie Sheehan for loan.


Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

         Whose woods these are I think I know.   
         His house is in the village though;   
         He will not see me stopping here   
         To watch his woods fill up with snow.   
         My little horse must think it queer   
         To stop without a farmhouse near   
         Between the woods and frozen lake   
         The darkest evening of the year.   
         He gives his harness bells a shake   
         To ask if there is some mistake.   
         The only other sound’s the sweep   
         Of easy wind and downy flake.   
         The woods are lovely, dark and deep,   
         But I have promises to keep,   
         And miles to go before I sleep,   
         And miles to go before I sleep.
         Robert Frost

American Poetry of the 21st Century eBooks