My Favorite Poems of the 2010’s, 1/2

In no particular order, and with the understanding this list is limited and flawed, as all lists are.

I am thinking of how the poets i love are literally trail blazers:

they go into a wilderness and blaze (mark) a trail so the rest of us can follow.

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Natalie Shapero, “Your Other Herat”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/55653/your-other-heartbreaker?fbclid=IwAR0Tkr-lvL3nga0fsotzXBEryPLTcCtuZu-2TRgI2fsZBLhCF_b0-y03CkQ

Ilya Kaminsky, “We Lived Happily During the War”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/91413/we-lived-happily-during-the-war?fbclid=IwAR221fRmLILGjgVagjHgHqZ7xZVqWurTF7cvkRMt2IwByW4P8p6vtSYtkxs

Eduardo C. Corral, “To the Angelbeast”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/55210/to-the-angelbeast?fbclid=IwAR2jEzY6ed7sm_d_itaar5u4Xv1Jz7u8ymcufxrmywF-FOEeU5PHDYDjqvY

Maggie Smith, “Good Bones”

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/89897/good-bones?fbclid=IwAR0cnjKzoLfPEiO8H8zdETkA04XaSj2uqNYvy-yLO7sLsnS-JHXgA4paiC4

Terrence Hayes, “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [“I lock you in an American sonnet that is part prison”]

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/143917/american-sonnet-for-my-past-and-future-assassin-598dc83c976f1?fbclid=IwAR08hdGsXupSmMGfCnOArXaHckIzrGEzPBIV6iz-v-63ZkVoV73iHveIQnk

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