Week One Poems

Poems About Poetry

Introduction to Poetry by Billy Collins

The Poet by Tom Wayman

Poetry by Don Paterson

A New Poet by Linda Pastan

The Printer's Error by Aaron Fogel

Do You Have Any Advice for Those of Us Just Starting Out? by Ron Koertge

How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson

Breakage by Mary Oliver

A Small Moment by Cornelius Eady


Poetry as Emotional Cartography

Love Song by Carol Muske-Dukes

Hate Poem by Julie Sheehan

After Making Love We Hear Footsteps by Galway Kinnell

First Kiss by Kim Addonizio

Hospital by Marianne Boruch

Found Letter by Joshua Weiner

Did I Miss Anything? by Tom Wayman

Afterwards by David Baker

No Children, No Pets by Sue Ellen Thompson

Parents by William Meredith