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The Three That Speak to Us: “Do Unto Others,” “Country Western Singer,” “Dead Critics Society”

Daniel Johnson’s “Do Unto Others,” Alan Shapiro’s “Country Western Singer,” and Mike Dockins’ “Dead Critics Society” are three of the greatest, most thought-provoking poems featured in Best American Poetry’s 2007 edition. Nick and I read each poem in the volume looking for underlying themes, tone shifts, creative new ways of conveying messages, and other characteristics to narrow down the…

“5 Questions: An Interview with Heather McHugh”

  Heather McHugh is an American poet known for her rhetorical gestures and sharp puns.  She has published many poems and has a lot of experience in the field. She is also a professor at the University of Washington. One poetry collection, Hinge and Sign: Poems 1968-1993 (1994) was selected as a National Book Award Finalist and named…


I chose the poem “Chicken by Kim Addonizio which can be found in The Best American Poetry 2004 Edition. I posted it inside of my physical therapy clinic. She is not only a poet but she is also a novelist and has many popular works including, “The First Line is the Deepest” in 2009, and…


I posted this poem on the pole in the cafeteria because I believe that it is the most public place in the school where poetry would be spread to the most people.

Accounts by Rae Armantrout

I decided to display Rae Armantrout’s “Accounts” in Stop and Shop. People come and go for groceries and I thought that it would be a great place for people to get a feel for poetry. This poem in particular is easy for readers to understand and will hopefully contribute to the poetry movement.

Poem Bomb

I decided to post my poem in the center of town so many people could see it. I happened to be going to lunch in New Canaan so I taped my poem on a tree near the place I was going to lunch was.