W. B. Yeats
S. Omar Barker‘s "Shepherds of the Range"
Cowboy poetry at Christmas time offers a colorful view of how these hard-working, hard-playing characters enjoy their celebration, yet all the while recognizing the reason for the season.
Johnson‘s "A Poet to His Baby Son"
The baby seems to get a wild-eyed stare that can look “through the ceiling of the room, and beyond.” This uncanny expression leads the father to suspect that he might have a budding poet on his hands.
Natasha Trethewey‘s "Incident"
In June 2012, Natasha Trethewey was appointed U. S. Poet Laureate by the Librarian of Congress, James Billington. She is serving her second term in that position. Her poem, “Incident,” provides an example of the poet’s style, form, and theme.
Four Poems by Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath wrote many fascinating, memorable poems, and each reader/fan will have a favorites list. This article features an overview of four of Plath's poems that have been widely anthologized and have influenced many Plath fans.
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out of the quarrel with ourselves we make poetry."
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