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"So what if a piece of wood discovers it’s a violin..." - Arthur Rimbaud

The Connoisseuse of Slugs - Sharon Olds
Ode to the Hymen - Sharon Olds

7 poems available

“Olds writes “poetry more faithful to the felt truth of reality than any prose could be.” – Richard Wakefield.

Race Riot, Tulsa, 1921 - Sharon Olds
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The Norton Anthology of Poetry has been in existence for almost fifty years, and during that time the way its audience experiences poetry has changed dramatically. Readers now expect to use their ears as much as their eyes when they encounter…


Edgar Allan Poe

B. 1809 D. 1849

2 poems available

All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. - A Dream Within a Dream by Edgar Allan Poe


Emily Dickinson

B. 1830 D. 1886

5 poems available

To see the Summer Sky / Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie? / True Poems flee?


Robert Frost

B. 1874 D. 1963

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. Robert Frost


WS Merwin

B. 1927 D. 2019

4 poems available

Poetry's about what can't be said. WS Merwin


6 poems available

Linda Gregg brings us back to poetry...She is original and mysterious, one of the best poets in America. Gerald Stern


1 poem available

The poem might be our only evidence that an event has occurred: it exists for us as the sole trace of an occurrence. - Carolyn Forche