9 Classic Poems Published in The Atlantic

More

Poetry has had a place in The Atlantic since its founding in 1857—the magazine's inaugural issue including a quartet of poems by Ralph Waldo Emerson. In the years that followed, Walt Whitman, Henry Wadswoth Longfellow, Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, and many, many others published verse in The Atlantic. Here is a selection of nine highlights from the archives. We've featured the opening lines of each poem, and you can click through to read the entire work:

Jump to comments
Presented by
Get Today's Top Stories in Your Inbox (preview)

A Technicolor Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier


Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register. blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

A Time-Lapse of Alaska's Northern Lights

The beauty of aurora borealis, as seen from America's last frontier

Video

What Do You Wish You Learned in College?

Ivy League academics reveal their undergrad regrets

Video

Famous Movies, Reimagined

From Apocalypse Now to The Lord of the Rings, this clever video puts a new spin on Hollywood's greatest hits.

Video

What Is a City?

Cities are like nothing else on Earth.

Video

CrossFit Versus Yoga: Choose a Side

How a workout becomes a social identity

Video

In Online Dating, Everyone's a Little Bit Racist

The co-founder of OKCupid shares findings from his analysis of millions of users' data.

Writers

Up
Down

More in Entertainment

Just In