The Best Poems for July

By Dr Oliver Tearle (Loughborough University)

Previously, we offered some of the finest poems for June, so now we move forward into that even hotter summer month of July, a month which brings ‘cooling showers, / Apricots and gillyflowers’ according to the poet Sara Coleridge. Below are some of the best and most famous poems about July, including a few ‘wild cards’ which we’d especially recommend.

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