I find this annoying, but am posting it as it’s a sign of the times. This “history” of the “evolution” of Romantic poetry jumps from Transcendentalist Poetry straight to “Modern Times: Spoken Word and Instagram Poetry.”
THE EVOLUTION OF ROMANTIC POETRY THROUGH THE AGES – Teryn O’Brien – Crixeo – February, 2018
Oh, heeeey, check out these online anthologies. They contain a mixture of canonical and contemporary poems. I’m esp. sad that a bit on “queer love poems” wasn’t included in the piece above.
Also see the Poets.org anthology Love Poems.