Directory For Wise Poets


 Ada Limón – The End Of Poetry

 Adam Clay – A Joke About How Old We’ve Become

 AE Stallings – Another Lullaby for Insomniacs 

 Aimee Nezhukumatathil – One Vote

 Ajay Kumar – An Index Of Visitors

 Alan Harawitz – Born Too Late 

 Alan Harawitz – My Old Man

Albert Katz – Hitting 70

 Albert Haley – Barcelona

 Alberto Alvaro Rios – When Giving Is All We Have

 Alejandro Escudé – Bed Sheets (Moving Out After Separation)

 Alfred Lord Tennyson – Flower in the Crannied Wall 

 Allen Ginsberg – Five A.M. 

 Allen Ginsberg – Kaddish 

 Ama Codjoe – Of Being Sick and Tired

 Anis Mojgani – Once, In November

Anna Belle Kaufman – Cold Solace

 Anne Porter – Old In The City 

 Anne Sexton – The Sun

 Anne Sexton – Welcome Morning

 Annie Kim – Eros the Contagion 

 Aria Aber – Afghan Funeral In Paris

 Arielle Moss – Damn, You’re Tiny

 Arthur Rimbaud – My Bohemian Life

 Audre Lorde – The Bees

 Austin Smith – The Hotel 

 Barbara Crooker – Listen 

 Barbara Crooker – Tomorrow

 Barbara Crooker – Poem With An Embedded Line By Susan   Cohen

 Barbara Goldberg – Miracle Of Bubbles 

 Barbara Ras – Washing The Elephant

 Barbara Ras – You Can’t Have It All

 Ben Johnson – A Celebration Of Charis 

 Billy Collins – Aimless Love

 Billy Collins – Forgetfulness

 Billy Collins – I Love You 

 Billy Collins – Table Talk

 Bob Hicok – A Night Out

 Brenda Shaughnessy – I Wish I Had More Sisters


 Caki Wilkinson – Elvis Week

 Camille Rankine – Emergency Management

 Camille Rankine – Inheritance

 Carl Dennis – A Maxim 

 Cat Richardson – Northeast Corridor

 Catherine Bowman – The Sink

 Chana Bloch – Swimming in the Rain

 Chana Bloch – War And Peace

 Charles Simic – Clouds Gathering

 Charles Simic – Preachers Warn

 Charles Simic – The Week

 Christina Rossetti – The Rainbow

 Cindy King – When Your Mother Asks If You’re Seeing Anyone

 CK Williams – Exhaust

 CL O’Dell – Peony

 Clint Margrave – When Death Travels

 Clive James – Season To Season

 Dan Chiasson – Father And Son

 Danez Smith – Poem Where I Be & You Just Might 

 Dante Alighieri – Excerpt From Inferno, Canto I 

 Danusha Laméris – Small Kindnesses 

 Danusha Laméris – Twin Strangers

 David Budbill – The First Green of Spring 

 David Mason – Fathers And Sons

 David St. John – Without Mercy, The Rains Continued

 David Whyte – The Journey 

 Deborah Digges – The Transmigration of Souls

 Denise Levertov – Sojourns In The Parallel World

 Denise Levertov — The Secret

 Derek Walcott – Bleecker Street, Summer

 Derek Walcott – Love After Love

 dg nanouk okpik – A Year Dot

 Donald Hall – Gold

 Dorianne Laux – Mother’s Day

 Donald Hall – The Things

 Dylan Thomas – Shall God Be Said To Thump The Clouds


 Eavan Boland – The Fire Gilder

 Edna St. Vincent Millay – I Shall Forget You Presently, My Dear 

 Edna St. Vincent Millay – When You, That At This Moment Are    To Me

 Edward Estin Cummings – I Like My Body When It is With Your

 Elizabeth Bishop – Poem 

 Ella Wheeler Wilcox – Protest

 Ellen Bass – Because Emily Dickinson – A Light Exists In Spring

 Emily Dickinson – This Is My Letter To The World 

 Emma Lazarus – The New Colossus

 Eric Weinstein – The View From Atlantis

 Faith Shearin – Adam Naming the Animals

 Faith Shearin – Turtle in the Road

 Fleur Adcock – Weathering

 Frank Bidart – Visions At 74 

 Frank Delancy – Where Do Poems Come From 

 Frank Ormsby – The Butterfly House


 Gabrielle Calvocoressi – Jubilee

 Gerald Stern – June First Blossoms Of Spring

 Gerald Stern – Warbler

 Giacomo Leopardi – From “Broom”

 Gil Broxson – After Fifty Years  

 Gillian Wegener – Letter to My Husband Far Away

 Glyn Maxwell – The Ledge

 Grace Paley – Here

 Harold Maine – The Hour Of Man

 Henri Cole – Sphere

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – The Cross Of Snow


 Jackleen Holton – A Hard Lump 

 James Crews – Telling My Father

 James Kavanaugh – There Are Men Too Gentle To Live Among Wolves

 James Ragan – Taming The Sloth

 Jane Ebihara – Last Kiss 

Jane Hirshfield – Advice To Myself

 Jane Hirshfield – Ants’ Nest

 Jane Hirshfield – I Wanted To Be Surprised

 Jane Hirshfield – Jasmine

 Jane Hirshfield – The Weighing

 Jane Hirshfield – Washing Doorknobs

 Jane Kenyon – At A Motel Near O’Hare Airport 

 Jane Kenyon – Having It Out With Melancholy

 Jenny Joseph – Warning

 Joanna Klink – The Processional 

 John Freeman – Weight

 John L. Stanizzi – Cardinals

 Jorge Luis Borges – The Moon

 Joy Harjo – Remember

 Joyce Sutphen – The Poem of Your Life

 Julia de Burgos – Julia de Burgos

 Julia de Burgos – Poema Para Mi Muerte (Poem For My Death) 

 Julie Cadwallader Staub – Blackbirds


 Kahlil Gibran — Defeat

 Kahlil Gibran – Said A Sheet Of Snow-White Paper

 Kate Slaughter McKinney – My Cloud

 Katie Ford – November Philosophers

 Kenneth Patchen – As We Are So Wonderfully Done 

 Kurt Vonnegut – Joe Heller 

 Langston Hughes – The Weary Blues

 Laura Foley – What the Dead Miss

 Léo Dangel – Memoriam

 Leonard Cohen – Going Home

 Leonard Cohen – Light As The Breeze 

 Lisel Mueller – Hope

 Lisel Mueller – Immortality

 Louise Glück – Averno

 Louise Gluck – Walking At Night

 Louise Jenkins – The Speaker

 Lucille Clifton – Lorena 


 Maggie Smith – Bride 

 Marge Piercy – The End Of Days

 Marge Piercy – The New Year of the Trees

 Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska – Possibilities

 Mark Doty – Pescadero

 Mark Strand – When The Vacation Is Over For Good

 Marie Howe – Singularity

 Mary Dow Brine – Somebody’s Mother

 Mary Jo Salter – Complaint For Absolute Divorce

 Mary Oliver – Needing A Prod: The Fourth Sign Of The Zodiac

 Mary Oliver – One Or Two Things

 Mary Oliver – The Journey

 Mary Oliver – When I Am Among The Trees 

 Mary Oliver – Wild Geese 

 Matthew Dickman – King

 May Sarton – Rinsing The Eye

 Maya Angelou – A Brave And Startling Truth 

 Maya Angelou – Phenomenal Woman

 Meghan O’Rourke – Apartment Living

 Michele Graaff Channel 37

 Michelle Boisseau – The Obstinate Comedy

 Naomi Shihab Nye – So Much Happiness 

 Naomi Shihab Nye – The Traveling Onion

Naomi Shihab Nye – World Of The Future, We Thirsted

 Nikki Giovanni – Beautiful Black Men

 Nikki Giovanni – Love

 Nikki Giovanni – My First Memory (Of Librarians)

 Nina Simone – Four Women

 Notozake Shange – My Father Is A Retired Magician


 Oliver de la Paz – In Defense of Small Towns

 Pablo Neruda – Emerging

 Pablo Neruda – I Like It When You’re Silent

 Pablo Neruda – Keeping Quiet 

 Pablo Neruda – Poetry

 Pablo Neruda – The Citizen

 Patricia Carroll Mathes – Another Lovely Day

 Patricia Carroll-Mathes – How Did I Know 

 Pattiann Rogers – Opus from Space

 Paul Kane – Time Was

 Paul Lawrence Dunbar – Ships That Pass in the Night

 Percy Bysshe Shelly – The Cloud

 Philip Levine – Belle Isle, 1949 

 Philip Levine – Fear And Fame

 Philip Levine – What Work Is

 Philip Schultz – The Big Sleep

 Priscilla Denise Levertov – Clouds 


 Rabindranath Tagore – Clouds And Waves

 Rachel Galvin – The Real Thing

 Rachel Eliza Griffiths – Heart Of Darkness 

 Rachel Hadas – Only So Much 

 Raymond Carver – Loafing 

 Rebekah Miron – Celebrity 

 Reginald Dwayne Betts – At The End Of Life, A Secret 

 Reginald Dwayne Betts – If Absence Was the Source of Silence

 Richard Blanco – My Father In English

 Richard Wilbur – Ecclesiastes 11:1

 Robert Bly – I Have Daughters, I Have Sons

 Robert Bly – Listening to the Koln Concert

 Robert Bly – Poem

 Robert Wrigley – I Like The Wind

 Rod McKuen – Absolutes

 Ron Padgett – Hug 

 Ross Gay – A Small Needful Fact

 Ross Gay – Poem To My Child 

 Ruby Archer – In Cloudy Weather

 Sadiqullah Khan – Dark Clouds 

 Sean Kelbley –Cheer

 Sharon Olds – Diagnosis

 Sharon Olds – I Cannot Say I Did Not

 Sophie Cabot Black – Private Equity

 Stephen Dunn – Discrepancies

 Stephen Dunn –Tenderness


 Tao Writer – Always Another Mountain

 Tao Writer – I Want

 Tao Writer – Indigo Blues

 Tao Writer – Moments 

 Tao Writer – Stand Undiminished – The Poem

 Tao Writer – The Crushing Weight Of GoodBye

 Tao Writer – Three O’clock In The Morning

 Ted Thomas Jr – Baptism

 Toi Derricotte – I Give In To An Old Desire

 Traci Brimhall – Love Poem Without A Drop Of Hyperbole In It

 Tracy K. Smith – Alternate Take: Levon Helm

 Tracy K Smith – The Man Who Owned Me

 Tracy K Smith – Time

 Twyla Hansen – Trying To Pray

 Vijay Seshadri – Thought Problem 


 Wallace Stevens – The Snow Man

 Wendell Berry – A Marriage Song 

 Wendell Berry – A Questionnaire

 Wendell Berry – How To Be A Poet 

 Wendell Berry – Over the Edge

 WH Auden – As I Walked Out One Evening

 WH Auden – The More Loving One 

 William Blake – The Fly

 William Carlos Williams — The Widow’s Lament In Springtime

 William Cullen Bryant – To A Cloud

 William Evans – I Will Love You Most When I Can Barely Remember Anything

 William Virgil Davis – The Family

 William Wordsworth – I Have Thoughts That Are Fed By The Sun

 William Wordsworth – I Wandered Lonely As A Cloud

 Wisława Szymborska – The Moment 

 WS Merwin – Just Now

 WS Merwin – The Solstice

 WS Merwin – Young Man Picking Flowers

 WS Merwin – The Unwritten 

 Wyn Cooper – Fun

 Wyn Cooper – I Trust The Wind And Don’t Know Why


 Yona Harvey – Hurricane

 Yusef Komunyakaa – Orpheus At The Second Gate Of Hades