Favorite Poems

Recently, I attended a poetry workshop in which we were asked to prepare a list of 20 of our favorite poems. The exercise was challenging, but rewarding. Below is a list of SOME of my favorite poems.

The Ache of Marriage Denise Levertov
Bad Usage Tony Barnstone
Couscous by Suzanne Allen
Even as I hold you by Alice Walker
The Flea John Donne
From the Telephone Florence Ripley Mastin
Fuck by Tamara Madison
Gravity Donna Hilbert
In a Station of The Metro Ezra Pound
Litany Billy Collins
the lost women Lucille Clifton
My Tattoo Mark Doty
نوم by Zeina Hashem Beck
One Boy Told Me Naomi Shihab Nye
Ode to the Belt Sander & This Cocobolo Sapwood Matthew Nienow
Ode To The Cat Pablo Neruda
Review #347 for the California Exotic Novelties Butterfly Kiss Vibrator on Amazon.com Rachel Mennies
Samurai Song Robert Pinsky
Sex Without Love Sharon Olds
Tattooed Girl by George Hammons
This Is Just To Say William Carlos Williams
Umbilicus Karen Pojmann
Unfinished Letter to Death Connie Voisine
Unknown Girl in a Maternity Ward Anne Sexton
View at 4 A.M. Sarah Thursday
Why are your poems so dark? Linda Pastan