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What does your poetry shelf look like ?

  1. Drax profile image78
    Draxposted 6 years ago

    What does your poetry shelf look like ?

    Sales of poetry are low in comparison to other literature types, it could be said that only the poets and the poetic buy poetry. What does your poetry shelf look like and roughly how many titles are in it. ?


  2. selene383 profile image60
    selene383posted 6 years ago

    That picture is similar to my supernatural romance book shelves however my poetry shelf is getting a little bigger. I would say maybe um.....52..

  3. danijean99 profile image61
    danijean99posted 6 years ago

    I just love to buy many different types of books, my shelve is getting bigger.  I have about 20 books.  Fiction, suspense, drama.  My favorite authors are Stephen King, and Dean Koontz.

  4. MickS profile image71
    MickSposted 6 years ago

    None existant.

  5. barranca profile image79
    barrancaposted 6 years ago

    Couple hundred.  1/2 pre-20th century; perhaps a fifth of the remaining half are contemporary.

  6. Hayley Richardson profile image82
    Hayley Richardsonposted 6 years ago

    I'm not in a position to be able to go and count right now but I think it's roughly 40-50 volumes.   I collect antiquarian poetry books so there's not much contemporary stuff.  Birthday Letters by Ted Hughes is probably the most recently published volume and the only living poet on my book shelf is Wendy Cope.  Mostly its war poetry or other works by war poets, several anthologies from the 1920's, moderns etc.  As for pre-20th century stuff it's mostly well known classics- various collected works of romantic poets, Tennyson, Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Chapman's Homer... the usual suspects.

  7. Tom Rubenoff profile image93
    Tom Rubenoffposted 6 years ago

    Poetry resides where it is loved. read more

  8. wisdom25 profile image77
    wisdom25posted 5 years ago

    I buy poetry DVDS like Brave New Voices and Def Poetry Jam. As far as how many books I have on the shelf, I probably have 40 poetry books on my shelves.