By Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2013-07-15. Revised by Henrik Thiil Nielsen, 2017-12-18.
This section is concerned with poetry other than ballads, 'art' rather than popular literature.
- Dobson, R.B., ed.; Taylor, J., ed. Rymes of Robyn Hood: an Introduction to the English Outlaw (London, 1976), pp. 191-94, 198-202. Includes the anonymous Robin Hood and the Duke of Lancaster (1727; pp. 191-94); John Keats: Robin Hood: to a Friend (1818; p. 198f); Alfred Noyes: Sherwood (1904; p. 200f). With useful brief introductions to the poems.
Studies and criticism
- Knight, Stephen. Robin Hood: A Complete Study of the English Outlaw (Oxford, UK; Cambridge, Massachusetts: Blackwell, 1994), pp. 158-72. Excellent discussion of 19th century Robin Hood poetry under the heading "Developing a 'Greenwood' Poetry".