My Favorite Poets

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The April 2015 the writing life blog series Poetry Beyond All Praise featured some of my favorite poems and poets – one each day – during National Poetry Month.

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No. 01 – Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night
by Dylan Thomas

No. 02 – Indian Summer
by Dorothy Parker

No. 03 – Annabel Lee
by Edgar Allan Poe

No. 04 – We Real Cool
by Gwendolyn Brooks

No. 05 – The Names
by Billy Collins

No. 06 – Alone
by Maya Angelou

No. 07 – La Fuite De La Lune
by Oscar Wilde

No. 08 – Hope is the Thing with Feathers – XXXII
by Emily Dickinson

No. 09 – The Last Song
by Charles Bukowski

No. 10 – A Red, Red Rose
by Robert Burns

No. 11 – The Road Not Taken
by Robert Frost

No. 12 – What Lips My Lips Have Kissed, and Where, and Why
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

No. 13 – Poem to Be Read at 3 A.M.
by Donald Justice

No. 14 – Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep
by Mary Elizabeth Frye

No. 15 – Solitude
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

No. 16 – Tulips
by Sylvia Plath

No. 17 – This Is Just To Say
by William Carlos Williams

No. 18 – Juke Box Love Song
by Langston Hughes

No. 19 – Bay Poem from Berkeley
by Sandra Cisneros

No. 20 – Reunion
by Charles Wright

No. 21 – I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
by William Wordsworth

No. 22 – Money
by Philip Larkin

No. 23 – Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?
by William Shakespeare

No. 24 – When I Am Asked
by Lisel Mueller

No. 25 – The Lake Isle of Innisfree
by William Butler Yeats

No. 26 – Letter to N.Y.
by Elizabeth Bishop

No. 27 – On Hearing of Robin Williams’ Diagnosis
by Lynne Knight

No. 28 – Out of the Rolling Ocean the Crowd
by Walt Whitman

No. 29 – Let Me Tell You What a Poem Brings
by Juan Felipe Herrera

No. 30 – Lines on the Mermaid Tavern
by John Keats


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