Poems to Read, Poets to Follow, Journals to Subscribe To: Links

alphabetized by poem title, updated frequently

Find your new favorite poem, poet, lit journal here!

Do you wish to read some poems with just one click? Click here to go to my page Poems I Love, for poetry not available online.

(Some of my prompts on the blog on my Home Page also have poems.)

"Accident, Mass. Ave." by Jill McDonough on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Accidental Pastoral" by Maggie Smith on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Adjacencies Towards Friendship" by Carrie Hunter in La Vague Journal

"After Essex Hemphill" by Jericho Brown in The Adroit Journal

"All the Dead Soldiers" by Thomas McGrath in Poetry

"Animal Kingdom" by Amy Roa in The Yale Review

"Animals" by Frank O'Hara on the Frank O'Hara Website

"Animation Moms" by Karen Braucher in Literary Mama

"Assisted Living" by Jill Allyn Rosser in The Atlantic

"At the South Indian Restaurant, I Order the Thali Again" by Nina Sudhakar in Tinderbox Poetry Journal

"Athena" by Chestina Craig in Barren Magazine

"B-Word" by Judith Montgomery in Rattle

"Bike Ride with Older Boys" by Laura Kasischke on The Writer's Almanac Website

"[body farm] [soul photograph/double exposure] [late light]" by Dennis Hinrichsen in Salamander

"The Body Mutinies" by Lucia Perillo in The Atlantic

"Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks" by Jane Kenyon on the Academy of American Poets Website

"Buffalo Bill's" by e.e. cummings on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Chromesthesia"  by Kelly R. Samuels in The Summerset Review

"Claustrophilia" by Alice Fulton in The New Yorker

"The Colonel" by Carolyn Forché on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Corneas: A Lord Sort," by Mehrnoosh Torbatnejad in Silver of Stone Magazine

"Count Down" by Robin Morgan in Poetry

"Daddy" by Sylvia Plath on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Daily I Fall In Love With Waitresses" by Elliot Fried on The Writer's Almanac Website

"David" and other poems by Diane Gilliam on Gwarlingo

"Decency" by Emily Jungmin Yoon in The Paris Review

"Diving Into the Wreck" by Adrienne Rich on the Academy of American Poets Website

"The Dream" by Roger Mitchell on Verse Daily

"Dust" by Sarah Kabamba in Room

"Dusting" by Rita Dove in Poetry

"The End of the Cenozoic Era" by Dana Sonnenschein in Matador Review

"Epilogue" by Robert Lowell on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Etymological Dirge" by Heather McHugh on the Academy of American Poetry Website

"The Execution of Henry Wirz--November 10, 1865" by Daniel Nathan Terry on the Split the Rock website

"Expropriation" by Maggie Millner in Bennington Review

"Father's Memory of a Mexican Mining Camp" by Cindy Williams Gutiérrez on the Academy of American Poets Website

"A Flock of Captured Black Birds" by Dirk James in Oddball

"Foal" by Lois P. Jones in The Lascaux Review

"Forget-Me-Nots" by Megan Merchant in Breakwater Review

"Gaelic Has No Possessive" by Lachlan Brooks in Sheila-Na-Gig Online

"The Hanging Hours" by Nathalie Handal on the Web del Sol site

"Heat" by Lucie Brock-Broido in The New Yorker

"Heliotrope" by Linda Gregerson on the Academy of American Poets Website

"Her Kind" by Anne Sexton on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Hunger" by Dianne Stepp in Cider Press Review

"I Love California More Than You" by Susan Heffner in Painted Bride Quarterly

"I'm a Fool to Love You" by Cornelius Eady on the Academy of American Poets Website

"Instructions for Operating the Aversion Therapy System" by Chase Dimock in Hot Metal Bridge

"Junk Mail Marriage" by Rachel Mennies in Nashville Review

"Just" by Alan Shapiro on the Academy of American Poets Website

"Keeping It Simple" by Mary Ruefle on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Late Mammogram" by Francesca Bell in Rattle

"Laugh Clown" by Angela Ball in Zone 3

"Little Epiphanies" by Allison Joseph on the Women's Voices for Change Website

"The Logic Of a Lesser Loved Science" by Carolyn Moore on Verse Daily

"Lost Sister" by Cathy Song

"Love Letter To a Dead Body" by Jake Skeets in Boston Review

"Love Song: I and Thou" by Alan Dugan on the Poetry Foundation Website

"The Lovers of the Poor" by Gwendolyn Brooks on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Lunar Chart, Lost Year" by Sarah Ann Winn in Tupelo Quarterly

"Moon Cherries" by Wanda Coleman in bomb magazine

"the mother" by Gwendolyn Brooks on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Mouth" by Donna Gary in Sycamore Review

"my circumcision lasted 12 days" by Ben Pelhan in bomb magazine

"My Father Is a Retired Magician"  by Notzake Shange on the Academy of American Poets Website

"My Ordinary Love" by Paula Bonnell in Rattle

"Natural Causes" by Andrea Hollander on Verse Daily

"O Mouth Fable" by Elena Karina Bryne on Verse Daily

"Ode to the Midwest" by Kevin Young on the Poetry Out Loud Website

"Ode to the Maggot" by Yusef Komunyakaa on the Internet Poetry Archive Website

"An Old Man Performs Alchemy on His Doorstep at Christmastime" by Anna George Meek on Verse Daily

"Ornament of the Ambulance" by Jennifer Hu in Storm Cellar

 

"The Origin of Sorrow" by Donna Prinzmetal in Cider Press Review

"Power" by Audre Lorde on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Prelude to Bruise"​ by Saeed Jones on the National Poetry Month Poem of the Day site

"Protocol for Wings" by Rachel Landrum Crumble in typishly

"Pyromania" by Elizabeth Ruth Deyro in Rust + Moth 

"Quiet Zone" by John Dickson on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Rain for Days" by Diane Holland on Verse Daily

"Rat Song" by Margaret Atwood on the Poetry Foundation Website

"A Rattlesnake Story" by Paulann Peterson in High Desert Journal

"Real Estate" by Pimone Triplette in Birmingham Poetry Review

"The saint takes the monster to church & the monster catches a cold" by Mary Ann Clark in The Scores

"The School of Dreams" by Chen Chen in Sixth Finch

"Séance" by Brennan Bestwick in Thrush

"Self Portrait As the Other Girl" by Molly McCully Brown in Pleiades

"She Considers the Dimensions of Her Soul" by Young Smith in Poetry

"She Had Some Horses" by Joy Harjo on the Poetry Foundation Website

"The Sinking of the San Jacinto" by Martín Espada in American Poetry Review

"Some Assembly May Be Required" by Laura LeHew in The Fem

"Starry Night" by F. J. Bergmann in Sleet Magazine

"Studying For the Citizenship Test with My Mother" by Aline Mello in Chattahoochee Review

"Submission Guidelines" by Marc Alan Di Martino in Gravel 

"The Heaven of Animals" by James Dickey on the Poetry Out Loud Website

"Through" by Aaron Coleman in Tupelo Quarterly

"To My Fellow Clinic Escorts: Englewood, New Jersey" by Christine Taylor in Glass

"Triple Sonnet, Because You’ve Got That Thing Going On" by Dorothy Chan in Diode Poetry Journal

"The Venus Hottentot" by Elizabeth Alexander on the Poetry Foundation Website

"Visitation of the Cartographers" by Jessica Yuan in Zone 3

"Washing the Elephant" by Paisley Rekdal in TriQuarterly

"Weeding the Labyrinth" by Maggie Chula on the Hypatia-In-the-Woods Residency Website

"Weeds" by Edna St. Vincent Millay on the Academy of American Poets Website

"What the Birds Sang to the Dead Girl Who Fell From a Tree" by Laura Weeks in Claudius Speaks

"What I Wouldn't Do" by Dorianne Laux on her website

"What Moss Says" by Penelope Scambly Schott in River and South Review

"Wolves" by Christine Butterworth-McDermott in Gulf Stream Magazine

"The Woman Who Turned Down a Date with a Cherry Farmer" by Amy Nezhukumatathil on her Website

"Womanishness" by Amy Gertsler in the Library of Congress Website

"Work" by Robert King in Rattle

"Yours and Mine" by Alice Fulton on the Poetry Foundation Website

 

 

          

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

          

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