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The Norton Introduction to Poetry

Ninth Edition


J. Paul Hunter (Editor, University of Virginia), Kelly J. Mays (Editor, University of Nevada, Las Vegas), Alison Booth (Editor, University of Virginia)


The most wide-ranging collection of its kind, The Norton Introduction to Poetry offers a complete course in reading and writing about poetry that is designed to appeal to students of all backgrounds, abilities, and interests.

It not only sharpens students’ close-reading skills and deepens their appreciation for the emotional power of poetry, but also connects poetry to the larger world by providing a thorough introduction to poetry’s authorial, cultural, and critical contexts.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • October 2006
  • ISBN 978-0-393-92857-0
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 784 pages
  • Sales Territory: USA and Dependencies, Philippines and Canada.

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