9 Classic Poems Published in The Atlantic

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:

Presented by

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. Who cares about youth? James Hamblin turns to his colleague Jeffrey Goldberg for advice.

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

Never Tell People How Old They Look

Age discrimination affects us all. James Hamblin turns to a colleague for advice.

Video

Would You Live in a Treehouse?

A treehouse can be an ideal office space, vacation rental, and way of reconnecting with your youth.

Video

Pittsburgh: 'Better Than You Thought'

How Steel City became a bikeable, walkable paradise

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

More in Entertainment

Just In