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List of Poems and Authors

# Name of Poem Poet  

1 Introduction to Poetry Billy Collins Info
2 Sidekicks Ronald Koertge Info
3 The Summer I Was Sixteen Geraldine Connolly Info
4 The Blue Bowl Jane Kenyon Info
5 Lines Martha Collins Info
6 The Distances Henry Rago Info
7 "Do You Have Any Advice For Those of Us Just Starting Out?" Ron Koertge Info
8 Numbers Mary Cornish Info
9 The Cord Leanne O’Sullivan Info
10 At the Un-National Monument Along the Canadian Border William Stafford Info
11 Passer-by, these are words... Yves Bonnefoy Info
12 The Bat Theodore Roethke Info
13 Did I Miss Anything Tom Wayman Info
14 Neglect R. T. Smith Info
15 The Poet Tom Wayman Info
16 Radio Laurel Blossom Info
17 Bad Day Kay Ryan Info
18 The Farewell Edward Field Info
19 The Partial Explanation Charles Simic Info
20 Dorie Off To Atlanta Mark Halliday Info
21 Wheels Jim Daniels Info
22 Remora, Remora Thomas Lux Info
23 Tour Carol Snow Info
24 After Us Connie Wanek Info
25 Domestic Work, 1937 Natasha Trethewey Info
26 Before She Died Karen Chase Info
27 Poetry Don Paterson Info
28 Foundations Leopold Staff Info
29 Advice from the Experts Bill Knott Info
30 One Morning Eamon Grennan Info
31 Marcus Millsap: School Day Afternoon Dave Etter Info
32 Publication Date Franz Wright Info
33 The Meadow Kate Knapp Johnson Info
34 Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer Chris Forhan Info
35 Hand Shadows Mary Cornish Info
36 The Printer's Error Aaron Fogel Info
37 She Didn't Mean to Do It Daisy Fried Info
38 Cartoon Physics, part 1 Nick Flynn Info
39 Snow David Berman Info
40 Driving to Town Late to Mail a Letter Robert Bly Info
41 In the Well Andrew Hudgins Info
42 The Poetry of Bad Weather Debora Greger Info
43 The Green One Over There Katia Kapovich Info
44 A Man I Knew Margaret Levine Info
45 Nights Kevin Hart Info
46 Grammar Tony Hoagland Info
47 Fault Ron Koertge Info
48 Thanks For Remembering Us Dana Gioia Info
49 Painting a Room Katia Kapovich Info
50 Otherwise Jane Kenyon Info
51 A Primer of the Daily Round Howard Nemerov Info
52 Love Poem With Toast Miller Williams Info
53 Selecting a Reader Ted Kooser Info
54 Song Eamon Grennan Info
55 Biscuit Jane Kenyon Info
56 Fat Is Not a Fairy Tale Jane Yolen Info
57 White-Eyes Mary Oliver Info
58 To Help the Monkey Cross the River, Thomas Lux Info
59 Lesson Forrest Hamer Info
60 Football Louis Jenkins Info
61 Sister Cat Frances Mayes Info
62 The Bagel David Ignatow Info
63 What I Would Do Marc Petersen Info
64 For My Daughter David Ignatow Info
65 I've Been Known Denise Duhamel Info
66 The Moon Robert Bly Info
67 Watching the Mayan Women Luisa Villani Info
68 Bringing My Son to the Police Station to be Fingerprinted Shoshauna Shy Info
69 The Space Heater Sharon Olds Info
70 Sentimental Moment or Why Did the Baguette Cross the Road? Robert Hershon Info
71 Smoking Elton Glaser Info
72 Gratitude to Old Teachers Robert Bly Info
73 Love Song Carol Muske-Dukes Info
74 Near the Wall of a House Yehuda Amichai Info
75 To a Daughter Leaving Home Linda Pastan Info
76 June 11 David Lehman Info
77 A Birthday Candle Donald Justice Info
78 Doing Without David Ray Info
79 My Life Joe Wenderoth Info
80 Reckless Poem Mary Oliver Info
81 After Years Ted Kooser Info
82 Small Comfort Katha Pollitt Info
83 Turtle Kay Ryan Info
84 Knowledge Philip Memmer Info
85 Rotary Christina Pugh Info
86 Sure Arlene Tribbia Info
87 Alley Cat Love Song Dana Gioia Info
88 The Exchange Ron Rash Info
89 Dutch Kay Ryan Info
90 A New Poet Linda Pastan Info
91 Timely Enumerations Concerning Sri Lanka Oliver Rice Info
92 Birth Day Elise Paschen Info
93 Relearning Winter Mark Svenvold Info
94 My Daughters in New York James Reiss Info
95 From On Being Fired Again Erin Belieu Info
96 Keats Christopher Howell Info
97 The Hymn of a Fat Woman Joyce Huff Info
98 My Father's Hats Mark Irwin Info
99 Of Politics & Art Norman Dubie Info
100 Loud Music Stephen Dobyns Info
101 Some Clouds Steve Kowit Info
102 A Wreath to the Fish Nancy Willard Info
103 A Shadow of a Nest Gary Margolis Info
104 To Stammering Kenneth Koch Info
105 A Birthday Poem Ted Kooser Info
106 The Grammar Lesson Steve Kowit Info
107 Blind Charles Webb Info
108 Halloween Mac Hammond Info
109 Fast Break Edward Hirsch Info
110 On a Cape May Warbler Who Flew Against My Window Eamon Grennan Info
111 The Kitchen Shears Speak Christianne Balk Info
112 Slow Children at Play Cecilia Woloch Info
113 Lift Your Right Arm Peter Cherches Info
114 Machines Michael Donaghy Info
115 The Death of Santa Claus Charles Webb Info
116 Cat Scat Eamon Grennan Info
117 Ladies and Gentlemen in Outer Space Ron Padgett Info
118 Notice Steve Kowit Info
119 Thanksgiving Mac Hammond Info
120 The Swan at Edgewater Park Ruth L. Schwartz Info
121 The Hand Mary Ruefle Info
122 Soccer Moms Paul Muldoon Info
123 Coffee in the Afternoon Alberto R’os Info
124 Morning Mary Oliver Info
125 Animals Miller Williams Info
126 God Says Yes To Me Kaylin Haught Info
127 Hate Poem Julie Sheehan Info
128 The Student Theme Ronald Wallace Info
129 The Birthday Elizabeth Seydel Morgan Info
130 Witness Martha Collins Info
131 Not Swans Susan Ludvigson Info
132 Leaving the Island Linda Pastan Info
133 The Summer Day Mary Oliver Info
134 One Day A Woman Miller Williams Info
135 Walking to Oak-Head Pond, and Thinking of the Ponds I Will Visit in the Next Days and Weeks Mary Oliver Info
136 Who Burns for the Perfection of Paper Martín Espada Info
137 Wan Chu's Wife In Bed Richard Jones Info
138 This Moment Eavan Boland Info
139 How Many Times Marie Howe Info
140 The Dead Susan Mitchell Info
141 The End and the Beginning Wislawa Szymborska Info
142 Locals James Lasdun Info
143 Social Security Terence Winch Info
144 Smell and Envy Douglas Goetsch Info
145 The Yawn Paul Blackburn Info
146 Blue Willow Jody Gladding Info
147 Tuesday 9:00 AM Denver Butson Info
148 Before the World Intruded Michele Rosenthal Info
149 Her Head Joan Murray Info
150 96 Vandam Gerald Stern Info
151 My Moral Life Mark Halliday Info
152 It Took All My Energy Tony Wallace Info
153 Once upon a Time There Was a Man Mac Hammond Info
154 Forgiving Buckner John Hodgen Info
155 Legs Mark Halliday Info
156 Dandelion Julie Lechevsky Info
157 Heat Michael Chitwood Info
158 Forgotten Planet Doug Dorph Info
159 Loyal William Matthews Info
160 Dutch Boy Doug Dorph Info
161 Key To The Highway Mark Halliday Info
162 Herd Of Buffalo Crossing The Missouri On Ice William Matthews Info
163 Mentor Timothy Murphy Info
164 Unconditional Day Julie Lechevsky Info
165 The Rider Naomi Shihab Nye Info
166 Kyrie Tomas Transtromer Info
167 The Last Wolf Mary TallMountain Info
168 Gee, You're So Beautiful That It's Starting to Rain Richard Brautigan Info
169 Schoolboys with Dog, Winter William Matthews Info
170 Summer in a Small Town Linda Gregg Info
171 Entrance Dana Gioia Info
172 How to Listen Major Jackson Info
173 Immortality Lisel Mueller Info
174 Our Other Sister Jeffrey Harrison Info
175 Gretel Andrea Hollander Budy Info
176 How to Change a Frog Into a Prince Anna Denise Info
177 Eagle Plain Robert Francis Info
178 End of April Phillis Levin Info
179 Bike Ride with Older Boys Laura Kasischke Info
180 Break Dorianne Laux Info

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