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All-time bestsellers in poetryEdit

  1. Dr. Seuss, The Cat in the Hat. 10.5 million.[1]
  2. Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet. 9 million.[2]
  3. Robert W. Service, Songs of a Sourdough. 3 million.[3]
  4. Jewel Kilcher, A Night without Armor. 2 million.[4]
  5. Edgar Guest, A Heap O' Livin'. over 1 million.[5]
  6. Alice Duer MillerThe White Cliffs. over 1 million.[6]
  7. Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A Coney Island of the Mind. 1 million.[7]
  8. John Keble, The Christian Year. approximately 1 million.[8]
  9. Allen Ginsberg, Howl, and other poems. nearly 1 million.[7]
  10. Arthur Quiller-Couch (editor), The Oxford Book of English Verse 1250-1918. 500,000.[9]
  11. C.J. Dennis, The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke. 285,000.[10]
  12. Rumi (translated by Coleman Barks), The Essential Rumi. 250,000 in print.[11]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Richard Ouzounian, "Cat's still nifty at 50," Toronto Star, Mar. 1, 2007, thestar.com, Web, Oct. 1, 2011.
  2. Joan Acocella, Prophet Motive: The Kahlil Gibrab Phenomenon," The New Yorker, January 7, 2008, Conde Nast, Web, Sep. 18, 2012.
  3. "Robert Service: Under the Spell of the Yukon" by Enid Mallory, YukonBooks.com, Web, Apr. 4, 2011
  4. "Jewel Kircher," HollywoodPulse.com, Web, July 20, 2011.
  5. Edgar Albert Guest 1881-1959, Poetry Foundation, Web, Jan. 20, 2012.
  6. Alice Duer Miller home page. Web, Apr. 14, 2013.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Birth of the Beat generation: 45th anniversary of "Howl" read at Six Gallery," San Francisco Chronicle, October 28, 2000, UPenn.edu, Web, July 20, 2011.
  8. The Tractarians and the Liturgy, The Old High Churchman, Blogspot, Web, Sep. 10. 2013.
  9. "The Oxford Book of English Verse, 1250-1918," Goodreads.com, Web, Aug. 8, 2011.
  10. Dennis, Clarence Michael James (1876–1938) Australian Dictionary of Biography, Web, Mar. 4, 2012.
  11. Ptolemy Tompkins, "Rumi Rules!", Time, Oct. 29, 2002, Web, July 20, 2011.

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