Directory For Wise Poets


 AE Stallings – Another Lullaby for Insomniacs 

 Alan Harawitz – Born Too Late 

 Albert Haley – Barcelona

 Alberto Alvaro Rios – When Giving Is All We Have

 Alfred Lord Tennyson – Flower in the Crannied Wall 

 Allen Ginsberg – Five A.M. 

 Allen Ginsberg – Kaddish 

 Anne Porter – Old In The City 

 Anne Sexton – The Sun

 Anne Sexton – Welcome Morning

 Annie Kim – Eros the Contagion 

 Arielle Moss – Damn, You’re Tiny

 Arthur Rimbaud – My Bohemian Life

 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

 Ben Johnson – A Celebration Of Charis 

 Billy Collins – Aimless Love

 Billy Collins – I Love You 


 Caki Wilkinson – Elvis Week

 Camille Rankine – Emergency Management

 Carl Dennis – A Maxim 

 Chana Bloch – Swimming in the Rain

 Charles Simic – Clouds Gathering

 Charles Simic – Preachers Warn

 Christina Rossetti – The Rainbow

 CK Williams – Exhaust

 Danez Smith – Poem Where I Be & You Just Might 

 Dante Alighieri – Excerpt From Inferno, Canto I 

 Danusha Laméris – Small Kindnesses 

 David Budbill – The First Green of Spring 

 David Mason – Fathers And Sons 

 David Whyte – The Journey 

 Deborah Digges – The Transmigration of Souls

 Denise Levertov – Sojourns In The Parallel World

 Derek Walcott – Bleecker Street, Summer

 Derek Walcott – Love After Love

 Dorianne Laux – Mother’s Day

 Donald Hall – The Things

 Dylan Thomas – Shall God Be Said To Thump The Clouds


 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

 Emily Dickinson – This Is My Letter To The World 

 Eric Weinstein – The View From Atlantis

 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

 Gil Broxson – After Fifty Years  

 Gillian Wegener – Letter to My Husband Far Away

 Harold Maine – The Hour Of Man

 Henri Cole – Sphere


 Jackleen Holton – A Hard Lump 

 James Crews – Telling My Father

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

 Jane Ebihara – Last Kiss 

 Jane Hirshfield – Jasmine

 Jane Hirshfield – The Weighing

 Jane Kenyon – At A Motel Near O’Hare Airport 

 Jane Kenyon – Having It Out With Melancholy

 Joanna Klink – The Processional 

 John Freeman – Weight

 John L. Stanizzi – Cardinals

 Jorge Luis Borges – The Moon

 Joy Harjo – Remember

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

 Julie Cadwallader Staub – Blackbirds


 Katie Ford – November Philosophers

 Kenneth Patchen – As We Are So Wonderfully Done 

 Kurt Vonnegut – Joe Heller 

 Léo Dangel – Memoriam

 Leonard Cohen – Going Home

 Leonard Cohen – Light As The Breeze 

 Louise Gluck – Walking At Night

 Louise Jenkins – The Speaker

 Lucille Clifton – Lorena 


 Maggie Smith – Bride 

 Marge Piercy – The End Of Days

 Maria Wisława Anna Szymborska – Possibilities

 Mark Doty – Pescadero

 Mark Strand – When The Vacation Is Over For Good

 Marie Howe – Singularity

 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 – When I Am Among The Trees 

 Mary Oliver – Wild Geese 

 May Sarton – Rinsing The Eye

 Maya Angelou – A Brave And Startling Truth 

 Maya Angelou – Phenomenal Woman

 Naomi Shihab Nye – So Much Happiness 

 Naomi Shihab Nye – The Traveling Onion

 Nikki Giovanni – Beautiful Black Men

 Nikki Giovanni – Love

 Nina Simone – Four Women

 Notozake Shange – My Father Is A Retired Magician


 Pablo Neruda – Keeping Quiet 

 Pablo Neruda – Poetry

 Pablo Neruda – The Citizen

 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

 Priscilla Denise Levertov – Clouds 


 Rabindranath Tagore – Clouds And Waves

 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 – Listening to the Koln Concert

 Robert Bly – Poem

 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 

 Sharon Olds – I Cannot Say I Did Not

 Sophie Cabot Black – Private Equity

 Stephen Dunn – Discrepancies


 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

 Tracy K Smith – The Man Who Owned Me

 Tracy K Smith – Time

 Twyla Hansen – Trying To Pray

 Vijay Seshadri – Thought Problem 


 Wendell Berry – A Marriage Song 

 Wendell Berry – A Questionnaire

 Wendell Berry – How To Be A Poet 

 Wendell Berry – Over the Edge

 WH Auden – The More Loving One 

 William Cullen Bryant – To A Cloud

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

 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


  Yusef Komunyakaa – Orpheus At The Second Gate Of Hades