Reading List

Here is a comprehensive list of poems that people have submitted as “good.” To add your favorite “good” poems, fill out the form on the home page

On a Spaceship Somewhere, Long After Empire’s Collapse” by Jesús I. Valles

Science Fiction” by Jen Frantz

Martha” by Audre Lorde

One Last Poem for Richard” by Sandra Cisneros

Teenage Riot” by Matthew Dickman

Where You Go When She Sleeps” by T.R. Hummer

The Prophet” by Kahlil Gibran

The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe

Introduction to Quantum Theory” by Franny Choi

The Forms of Love” by George Oppen

Song” by Brigit Peegen Kelly

Paradoxes and Oxymorons” by John Ashbery

Voyagers” by Keri Hulme

Night Thoughts” by Lu Yu (trans. Kenneth Rexroth)

Here” by Aracelis Girmay

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” by e.e. cummings

These Poems, She Said” by Robert Bringhurst

From “summer, somewhere” by Danez Smith

Myth” by Natasha Trethewey

“Chorus” by Philip Metres

Morning Poem” by Sylvia Plath

To Be With Trees” by Melissa Studdard (dir. Pat van Boeckel)

Snow” by Mary Ruefle

Archaic Torso of Apollo” by Rainer Maria Rilke

One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop

The Props assist the House” (729) by Emily Dickinson

Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden

Love Comes Quietly” by Robert Creeley

The Mad Scene” by James Merrill

Wishbone” by Richard Siken

Frames Per Second” by Christina Im

“Evensong” by Kevin Young

Darkness of the Subjunctive” by Paul Hoover

Poem by Brandon Leake

On Describing” by Callista Buchen

A Letter to Sarah” by Jared Singer

Life Story” by Tara Hardy

Alunsina Takes a Walk in the Rain” by Conchitina Cruz