Poems

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Heritage

Couplet

"They Dream Only of America"

John Ashbery
Free verse

"To Speak of Woe That Is In Marriage"

Couplet

#465 (591) ("I heard a Fly buzz——when I died——")

Common meter

(To be a Jew in the Twentieth Century)

Common meter

A Black Man Talks of Reaping

Quatrain

A Communication to Nancy Cunard

Kay Boyle
Free verse

A Grave

Vers libre

A Kind of Chill

John Ashbery
Free verse

A Letter from Phillis Wheatley

Blank verse

A Song in the Front Yard

Free verse

A Step Away From Them

Frank O'Hara
Free verse

A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island

Frank O'Hara
Free verse

After Apple-Picking

Robert Frost
Vers libre

After Lorca

Free verse

Altar

Marilyn Chin
Free verse

An Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a Fish

Vers libre

An Octopus

Vers libre

An Old Man's Winter Night

Robert Frost
Blank verse

And One for My Dame

Anne Sexton
Tercet

at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989

Free verse

At the Crossroad

Free verse

At the Fishhouses

Free verse

At the Well

Free verse

At Tikal

Blank verse

Atlantis

Hart Crane
Other

Aunt Jemima of the Ocean Waves

Quatrain

Aunt Jennifer's Tigers

Quatrain

Ave Maria

Hart Crane
Other

Beaufort Tides

John Beecher
Free verse