Pretty much every poet in every age has written about death and dying. Along with love, it might be the most popular subject in poetry. Yet, until now, no anthology has gathered the best and most famous of these verses in one place.

edited by Russ Kick  /  published by Disinformation (Red Wheel / Weiser)

328 pages  /  softcover

320 poems  /  classic & contemporary

Poets include
Jane Austen
Mary Jo Bang
Willis Barnstone
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Charles Baudelaire
William Blake
Charlotte Brontë
Lord Byron
Lucille Clifton
Andrei Codrescu
Wanda Coleman
Billy Collins
E.E. Cummings
Emily Dickinson
Linh Dinh
John Donne
Ralph Waldo Emerson
 

T.S. Eliot
Nick Flynn
Benjamin Franklin
Robert Frost
Kimiko Hahn
Homer
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Victor Hugo
Langston Hughes
James Joyce
C.S. Lewis
Amy Lowell
W.S. Merwin
Edna St. Vincent Millay
John Milton
Pablo Neruda
Thich Nhat Hanh

 

Friedrich Nietzsche
Edgar Allan Poe
Ezra Pound
Rainer Maria Rilke
Christina Rossetti
Rumi
Sappho
Shakespeare
Percy Byssche Shelley
William Stafford
Wallace Stevens
Ruth Stone
Wislawa Szymborska
Dylan Thomas
Walt Whitman
William Carlos Williams
W.B. Yeats
and a couple hundred more....