National Poetry Month with Mark Morris

National Poetry Month with Mark Morris

In honor of National Poetry Month, Mark Morris will share a variety of brief poems (well-known and lesser-known) throughout the month. See below to explore Morris’s selections. Please click on the title to read the full poem. New poems will be added every few days.

I encourage people to look into the poets and their longer works. – Mark Morris

Last updated April 27

by Billy Collins

Poem [“Lana Turner has collapsed!”]
by Frank O’Hara

Binsey Poplars
by Gerard Manley Hopkins

by Fernando Pessoa

To a Gentleman and Lady on the Death of the Lady’s Brother and Sister, and a Child of the Name Avis, Aged One Year
by Phillis Wheatley

by Rabindranath Tagore

Undeserved Sweetness
by Ben Okri

by Gertrude Stein

Ovid in the Third Reich
by Geoffrey Hill

Waving Goodbye
by Gerald Stern

by Nikki Giovanni

by Thom Gunn

Letter to the Local Police
by June Jordan

The saddest noise, the sweetest noise
by Emily Dickenson

Slow Curtain
by John Wheelwright

“I, being born a woman and distressed”
by Edna St. Vincent Millay

One Girl
by Sappho

Looking for a Monk and not Finding Him
by Li Po

Collection of Six Haiku
by Matsuo Basho

Sonnet 71: No longer mourn for me when I am dead
by William Shakespeare

by Eileen Myles

Amoretti: Sonnet 58
by Edmund Spenser

I Am Not Seaworthy
by Toni Morrison

by Kevin Young

Head, Heart
by Lydia Davis

by Jan Wagner

My father was a snowman
by Sparrow