Almanac — Charles Lamb d.1834; Mina Loy b.1882; Charles Olson b.1910; Elizabeth Smart b.1913; Osip Mandelstam d.1938; Julian Tuwim d.1953; David Baker b.1954; Chris Abani b.1966
- A Sloth First Hears Its Name — Marianne Kunkel [Rattle] What we call it influences its nature only if it knows enough to know better than to let our names do so.
- IV. Those Who Are Surpassed — Dick Allen [The Writer’s Almanac]
- The Black Virginity — Mina Loy (b.12/27/1882) [Poets.org]
- Thoughtless Cruelty — Charles Lamb (d.12/27/1834) [Representative Poetry Online]
- Deer, December — Richard Terrill [Poetry Daily]
- Song of the Open Road — Walt Whitman [Poetry Foundation] “Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing…”
- Her Name is Rose — Peter Pereira [Poetry Foundation] “…being / in that same room, inhaling / that same air, made some of her / part of me.”
- Snow-Flakes — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow [Poets.org] Quite a bit of this revelation going on in our northeast today…
- Haploid Love Poem — Brian Laidlaw [No Tell Motel]
- When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be — John Keats [Poetry Out Loud] Whereas I fear ceasing to be before I’ve had the chance to read and hear and see it all.
- Water Unflavored by the Apples In It — Zach Savich [Gulf Coast]