Looking for great poems to read? Buy Poems to Read: A New Favorite Poem Project Anthology and Americans’ Favorite Poems. I used to own Poems to Read like 10 years ago, but I left it in an airport and never re-bought it until now! It has the best poems because regular people select them. Some are by famous poets and some by unknowns. I like that most have a short intro explaining why the person loves the poem. Am setting a goal to read more high-brow literature in 2015!