2011 01 17

AlmanacAnne Brontë b.1820; Nâzım Hikmet b.1902; Jan Zahradníček b.1905; William Stafford b.1914; Barry Dempster b.1952; Gregory Corso d.2001


  1. Happiness — Ann Floreen Niedringhaus [Rattle] As for me, I find boundless happiness reading poetry. Blessings, even. After the manner of John 13:17, one might say.
  2. The Accompanist — William Matthews [The Writer’s Almanac] “your part in it, one of her beautiful / troubles”
  3. Blood in Our Headlights, Car Wrecked, the Boar Dead — Jim Moore [Poetry Daily] “cut open as completely as the boar”
  4. Love Song — Jon Wilkins [Verse Daily]
  5. Sugar Shack — Alan King [No Tell Motel]
  6. If We Must Die — Claude McKay [Poets.org] Shakespearian sonnet. “Like men we’ll face the murderous, cowardly pack, / Pressed to the wall, dying, but fighting back!” Doesn’t mean retaliation in kind.
  7. Somewhere to Paris — Richard Blanco [Poetry Out Loud] “I am this / solitude, never more beautiful”
  8. The Darkling Thrush — Thomas Hardy [Poem of the Day] “whereof he knew / And I was unaware”
  9. Sighs — [Anonymous] [Representative Poetry Online] “Ay me!”
  10. Continuum — Allen Curnow [Poetry Archive] “The moon rolls over the roof and falls behind / my house, and the moon does neither of these things . . .”
  11. Sonnet XVII — William Shakespeare [EServer Poetry Collection] “Who will believe my verse in time to come…”
  12. Balade — Geoffrey Chaucer [The Oxford Book of English Verse]
  13. The Prophet: Crime and Punishment — Khalil Gibran.
  14. Anne Brontë — Anne Brontë (b.1/17/1820) [Poetry Foundation]
  15. Two poems: (1) Traitor; and (2) Like Kerem — Nâzım Hikmet (b.1/17/1902) [Eleven Eleven Journal] (translated by James Ryan and Hüda Cereb)
  16. Once in the 40’s — William Stafford (b.1/17/1914) [Poets.org]
  17. Books Are — Barry Dempster (b.1/17/1952) [Canadian Poetry Online]
  18. Four poems: (1) Last Night I Drove a Car ; (2) Destiny; (3) The Mad Yak; and (4) Marriage — Gregory Corso (d.1/17/2001) [Modern American Poetry]
  19. In Memoriam: Martin Luther King, Jr. — June Jordan [Poetry Foundation]
  20. Riot — Gwendolyn Brooks [Poetry Foundation]
  21. The Hunters of Men — John Greenleaf Whittier [American Verse Project]
  22. A Poem For the Innocents — Geoffrey Philp [The Best American Poetry]
  23. Poetry in Times of Tragedy: (1) To the New Year by W.S. Merwin; (2) I Have No Wings by Richard Shelton; and (3) Palace of Pearls (excerpt) by Jane Miller. [The University of Arizona Poetry Center]
  24. Tropicália — Caetano Veloso (translated by Odile Cisneros) [SIBILA]
  25. You Cannot Rest — Frank Bidart [The Threepenny Review] “The trick was to give yourself only to what / could not receive what you had to give, // leaving you as you wished, free.”
  26. Coloring — Ann Neuser Lederer [12gauge]
  27. Painting From Memory — Ann Dancy [The North]
  28. The Poems of Abakan Tatar — Ralph Hawkins [Great Works]
  29. Night-piece (Alternate Version) — Ern Malley [Jacket]
  30. They Killed Him — Bob Dylan [Bob Dylan] “He shook the land like the rolling thunder / And made the bells of freedom ring today / With a dream of beauty that they could not burn away”
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