Five of My Favorite Poems of the 2010’s

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.


Natalie Shapero, “Your Other Herat”

Ilya Kaminsky, “We Lived Happily During the War”

Eduardo C. Corral, “To the Angelbeast”

Maggie Smith, “Good Bones”

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

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