August update: 60 poems by 23 poets

Sweet simmering.
Sunlight bruises air

Pine trees blacken.
Where shall I go?

—Meena Alexander, "Lychees"

For those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, summer is nearing its end—soon, as E. Pauline Johnson would have it, to be "lying asleep." To celebrate these last long days, we've brought together 60 poems for you, by 23 great poets from across times and places: poems to read now and to carry with you for seasons to come.

Photo by Matthew Thompson.

Tommy Tiernan performs Austin Clarke's "The Echo at Coole" in a film directed by Matthew Thompson.

Don't forget to delve into newly added work by outstanding poets of the canon you may have already encountered in our poetry archive:

We hope, our dear readers, that you'll both rediscover old favorites and make new ones in this end-of-summer poetry offering!