This is a selection of 75 poems from Petrarch’s Canzoniere with additional audiovisual and other resources. I created this edition to use in a course on Petrarch: my selection includes the poems that I find most important and representative of Petrarch’s style and themes. The extra materials (images, audio recording, musical settings, further readings, and so on) can be consulted together with the poems.
-Julie Van Peteghem
The cover image is the fifteenth-century painting Apollo and Daphne by Piero del Pollaiuolo (Wikimedia Commons). Petrarch featured this Ovidian myth prominently in the Canzoniere.
The audio recordings of the first 40 poems were made by Sergio Baldelli for LibriVox.
This version of the text of Petrarch’s Canzoniere was first published by Liber Liber and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.