National Poetry Month

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Jane’s Top Poems

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun.

Harlem, Langston Hughes, 1951
  1. “Weary Blues” and “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
  2. “Poppies in October” by Sylvia Plath
  3. “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
  4. “The Wasteland” by T.S. Eliot
  5. “I Never Saw a Moor” by Emily Dickinson
  6. “My Mistress’ eyes are nothing like the Sun”, Sonnet 130 by William Shakespeare
  7. “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  8. “Go Lovely Rose” by Edmund Waller
  9. “Because I could not stop for death” by Emily Dickinson
  10. “Annabelle Lee” by Edgar Allan Poe

Steph’s Top Poems and Poetry Collections

Everything in my head went quiet.
All the tics, all the constantly refreshing images just disappeared.

O.C.D., Neil Hilborn, 2015
  1. “O.C.D.” by Neil Hilborn
  2. “Restaurant” by Shane Koyczan
  3. Depression and Other Magic Tricks and If My Body Could Speak by Sabrina Benaim
  4. “Ode to the Public Panic Attack” by Andrea Gibson
  5. “Like Totally Whatever” by Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Kevin’s Top Poems

Into the jaws of Death,
Into the mouth of Hell
Rode the six hundred.

The Charge of the Light Brigade, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1854
  1. “The Bells” by Edgar Allan Poe
  2. “[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” by e. e. cummings
  3. “Night-Gaunts” by HP Lovecraft
  4. “The Charge of the Light Brigade” by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  5. “Invictus” by William Ernest Henley

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