The Norton Anthology of Poetry

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The Norton Anthology of Poetry is one of several literary anthologies published by W.W. Norton and Company. It is intended for classrom use,[1] and has sold well.[2]

It appeared in 1970 and is in its fifth edition, a volume which includes 1,828 poems.[3] The book has been seen as representing a canon. For example, the inclusion of Bob Dylan's Boots of Spanish Leather has been cited as acceptance of his credentials as a poet.[4]

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  2. ^ "Poetry bestsellers". The Scotsman. ECM Publishers, Inc. 1999. Accessed via HighBeam Research. 26 Dec. 2013 <> (subscription required).
  3. ^ The Norton anthology of poetry (5 ed.). New York: Norton. 2005. ISBN 0393979202.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  4. ^ "The Best and Worst of Celebrity Poetry". 2008. Retrieved 28 December 2013.