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Ideal Bookshelf 668: Poetry

Ideal Bookshelf 668: Poetry

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I have been meaning to paint a shelf full of poetry for years, but to give you an idea of how much I know about poetry, the only poems I can recite are those from Shel Silverstein's Where the Sidewalk Ends, which I memorized in 5th grade ("Sarah Cynthia Sylvia Stout / would not take the garbage out...".

So for this print I enlisted the expert help of Erik Heywood, owner of the amazing Book/Shop rare book store in Oakland, California. The collections he picked are both perfect and really lovely together. I've now added each and every one of them to my ever-expanding BOOKS I MUST READ list.

  • First offered in December 2013
  • Archival pigment ink print on fine art paper
  • Based on an original painting by Jane Mount



  • Collected Lyrics by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • Complete Poems 1904-1962 by E.E. Cummings
  • Selected Poems by Laurie Lee
  • The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke by Rupert Brooke
  • Collected Poems by Stéphane Mallarmé
  • The Poems of W.B. Yeats by W.B. Yeats
  • William Wordsworth: An Illustrated Selection by J. Wordsworth
  • The Selected Poetry of Lord Byron by  Lord George G. Byron
  • Collected Poems by W. H. Auden
  • The New Oxford Book of English Verse by Helen Gardner
  • Collected Poems 1909-1962 by T.S. Eliot

Framing & Sizing Info

We partner with our friends at Simply Framed to offer custom framing in your choice of frame, plus an appropriately-sized white mat and UV-shielding plexiglass. (You can see more details in our FAQ.)

Please note, if you order a framed 8 x 10" print or painting, it will arrive in a frame that is about 11.75 x 13.75". An 11 x 14" print or painting will be in a 16.75 x 19.75" frame, and a 16 x 20" in a 22.75 x 26.75" frame.

As all the frames are custom fit to the prints, framing your work adds 2-3 weeks to your delivery time, but it is SO worth it, we promise.

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