Poetry Break

National Poetry Month 2022

  1. “How to be a Person” by Shane Koyczan
  2. “How To Be Alone” by Pádraig Ó Tuama
  3. “To Live in the Borderlands” by Gloria Anzaldua
  4. “Good Bones” by Maggie Smith
  5. “The Year of No Grudges” by Andrea Gibson
  6. “Pins and Needles” by Dua Saleh
  7. “Como Tú” by Roque Dalton
  8. “I Am Not A Cool Girlfriend” by Priya Malik
  9. “Mountain Dew Commercial Disguised as a Love Poem” by Matthew Olzmann
  10. “There’s Someone For Everyone” by Sainee Raj
  11. “My Mother Explains My Depression to Me” by RJ Walker
  12. “A Lot Like You” by Rudy Francisco
  13. “So Now” by Charles Bukowski
  14. “You Can Take Off Your Sweater, I’ve Made Today Warm” by Paige Lewis
  15. “The Peace of Wild Things” by Wendell Berry
  16. “The City in Which I Love You” by Li-Young Lee
  17. “Ode to the Only Black Kid in the Class” by Clint Smith
  18. “BPD” by Coral More
  19. “I’m Only Human” by Deon Demamount
  20. “I Won’t Write Your Obituary” by Nora Cooper
  21. “One Turn Around the Sun” by Tim Seibles
  22. “No One Tells You How Easy It Is to Fall in Love or How Hard It Is to Stay There” by Emi Mahmoud
  23. “I’m Sorry I Thought You Were Your Mother” by Melissa Lozada-Oliva
  24. “Maria” by Krutika Zambre
  25. “There is No Hierarchy of Oppressions” by Audre Lorde
  26. “Affirmation” by Assata Shakur
  27. “My Words” by César Leonardo de León
  28. “Sorrow Is Not My Name” by Ross Gay
  29. “When They Look Right Through You” by Kyle “Guante” Tran Myhre
  30. “To Shaun, on Your 10th Birthday” by Guillermo Corona
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