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Emily Fragos

Emily Fragos is an award-winning poet and editor of the Everyman’s Library Pocket Poets anthologies The Great Cat, The Dance, Music's Spell, Art and Artists, Letters by Emily Dickinson, and Poems of Paris. She lives in New York City.


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Written by Emily Dickinson, Edited by Emily Fragos
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2011
$14.95/19.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-59704-5 (0-307-59704-0)

A selection of the remarkable letters of Emily Dickinson in an elegant Pocket Poet edition.

The same inimitable voice and dazzling insights that make Emily Dickinson’s poems immortal can be found in the whimsical, humorous, and often deeply moving letters she wrote to her family and friends throughout her life. The selection... Read more

Art and Artists
Edited by Emily Fragos
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | July 2012
$14.95/19.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-95938-6 (0-307-95938-4)

Art and Artists: Poems is a sumptuous collection of visions in verse—the work of centuries of poets who have used their own art form to illuminate art created by others.

A wide variety of visual art forms have inspired great poetry, from painting, sculpture, and photography to tapestry, folk art, and calligraphy...

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The Dance
Edited by Emily Fragos
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | April 2006
$12.50/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-307-26350-6 (0-307-26350-9)

A celebration in verse of the silent poetry of dance and the dancer, this anthology features a dizzying range of subjects: Chinese dagger dances and Hindu festival dances, belly dancers and whirling dervishes, high school proms and wedding waltzes, tango, tarantella, flamenco, modern dance, reels and jigs, disco, and ballet. Some... Read more

The Great Cat
Edited by Emily Fragos
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | May 2005
$14.95/19.50(Canada) | 978-1-4000-4334-7 (1-4000-4334-4)

This delightful anthology gives us a teeming litter of literary tributes to the ever-fascinating, ever-mystifying cat.

The feline has inspired poetic adoration since the days of the pharaohs, and the poems collected here cover an astonishing range of periods, cultures, and styles. Poets across the continents and centuries have described the feline... Read more

Music's Spell
Edited by Emily Fragos
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 2009
$14.95/17.95(Canada) | 978-0-307-27092-4 (0-307-27092-0)

Music may be the universal language that needs no words—the “language where all language ends,” as Rilke put it—but that has not stopped poets from ancient times to the present from trying to represent it in verse.

Here are Rumi and Shakespeare, Elizabeth Bishop and Billy Collins; the wild pipes of William... Read more

Poems of Gratitude
Edited by Emily Fragos
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | September 2017
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-101-90790-0 (1-101-90790-8)

Poems of Gratitude is a unique anthology of poetry from around the world and through the ages celebrating thanksgiving in its many secular and spiritual forms.

For centuries, poets in all cultures have offered eloquent thanks and praise for the people and things of this world. The voices collected here range... Read more

Poems of Paris
Edited by Emily Fragos
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | March 2019
$14.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-1-101-90812-9 (1-101-90812-2)

A beautiful hardcover Pocket Poets anthology of poems from across the ages inspired by the City of Light

Perhaps no other European city has so captured the poetic imagination as has Paris. Poems of Paris covers a wide range of time, from the Renaissance to the present, and includes not only the... Read more