Fall update: 70 poems by 37 poets

October is the treasurer of the year,
And all the months pay bounty to her store;
The fields and orchards still their tribute bear,
And fill her brimming coffers more and more.

—Paul Laurence Dunbar, "October"

As fall brings down leaves and breathes a chill into the air, the urge to curl up in a cozy chair with a good poem becomes an imperative. To encourage our readers in this perfect cold-weather pursuit, we're offering up 70 poems by 37 outstanding poets, from the seasonal to the timeless, all the way from the 17th century to today.

Photo by Matthew Thompson.

First, enjoy poems by nine contemporary poets new to our site, from early-career phenoms to established voices of the canon:

Plus, discover work by ten late poets whose poems we haven't shared before, from the US, UK, Australia, and India:

Photo by Matthew Thompson.

We've also gathered poems new to us from four great contemporary poets with poems and poem films already on our site:

And don't miss newly added poems from late poets from the US, UK, and Ireland that you may have come across in our growing poetry archive:

We hope you'll indulge in some leaf-peeping of the bookish kind this autumn, helped along by this cornucopia of poetry!