Few poets have been as essential, as influential to the evolution of a language—both the written word and the spoken tradition—as William Shakespeare was to English. His poems, particularly his sonnets, which became renowned for their particular form and human themes (love, death, time, memory, etc.), are still studied, memorized, recited, and enjoyed; his plays, likewise, are classics. Shakespeare’s words and stories are returned to again and again and have earned him the title of the “Immortal Bard.” In celebration of Shakespeare and his legacy, which continues to live on more than 400 years later, we’ve curated a selection of poems, books, and other resources.