Sabio’s Poetry Anthology
(listed by birth year, because historical context can matter!)
- Dickinson, Emily (1830): The Props assist the House
- Wilkinson, Marguerite (1863): Ghosts
- Bogan, Louise (1897): Night
- Auden, W.H. (1907): Bird-Language
- Roethke, Theodore (1908): Snake & Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze
- Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (1919): #64
- Everwine, Peter (1930): A Story Can Change Your Life
- Spacks, Barry (1931): Looking at a Lizard
- Murray, Les (1938): Cockspur Bush , Poetry And Religion
- Kooser, Ted (1939): Tattoo
- Heaney, Seamus (1939): The Sky Light
- Koertge, Ron (1940): Sidekicks
- Dobyns, Stephen (1941): Prague
- Hennen, Tom (1942): Looking for the Differences
- Morgan, Robert (1944): The Grain of Sound
- Blumenthal, Michael (1949): I Think Constantly of Those Who Were Truly Great
- Hirshfield, Jane (1953): Three Mornings
- Hoagland, Tony (1953): Windchime
- Donaldson, Moyra (1956): A Woman Addresses Her Body
- Lauchlan, Michael (1960s?): Detroit Pheasant
- Shearin, Faith (1970s?): Servants
- Fleury, Amy (1970): Ablution
- Hostovsky, Paul (1970s?): Trombone Lesson, Hegemony
- Limón, Ada (1976): How To Triump Like A Girl
- Gray, Jennifer (1980s?): Horses
- Laméris, Danusha (1980s?): Insh’Allah
- Lighthard, Annie (1990s?): On that Day
I have a long, love-hate relationship with poetry which is perhaps due to my temperament or was caused by being forced to read painfully difficult poetry by a boring High School teacher. And unfortunately, even as I have learned to read more poetry as an adult, I continue to find very little poetry that I truly enjoy.
In 2010 I decided to dive into this love-hate relationship and started writing a few of my own poems. Then, in September 2012, I decided to make a poetry blog (Fields of Yuan) where I participate in some poetry blogs to share my unabashed amateur experimentations and learn from others. And typical with my other experiments in therapeutic immersions, I actually learned to enjoy more poetry than I imagined I could have. It is so wonderful to destroy old bigotry and expand our pleasures (see how I have done the same with French, here).
This is an index posts (an anthology) of just some poetry I have enjoyed over recent years. I hope that others who have some of my same aversions to poetry will find poems among these which will help them lose their unnecessary poetry bigotry.
Please also consider buying some of these poets books or check them out from your library to read more of their fine works. Also, let me know if you know the birth years of poets here that I am uncertain of.