Welcome to The British Literary Ballads Archive, a site dedicated to a unique genre of literary imitations of traditional ballads. The site contains a growing archive of over 700 poems, as well as short biographical sketches of the poets who wrote them.

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  • Child, Francis James, ed. The English and Scottish Popular Ballads. 5 vols. New York: Dover, 2003.
  • Taylor, David. Introduction, Sixty English Literary Ballads. Ed. Hisayo Nakashima, et. al. Kyushu UP, 2002.
  • Yamanaka, Mitsuyoshi. The Twilight of the British Literary Ballad in the Eighteenth Century. Kyushu UP, 2001.
  • Laws, Jr., G. Malcolm. The British Literary Ballad: A Study in Poetic Imitation. Southern Illinois UP, 1972.
  • Ehrenpreis, Anne Henry, ed. The Literary Ballad. London: Edward Arnold, 1966.
  • Friedman, Albert B. The Ballad Revival: Studies in the Influence of Popular on Sophisticated Poetry. U of Chicago P, 1961.