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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…

“The Three That Speak to Us: “Perfect Front Door,” “Reunion,” and “Self-Portrait With Critic””.

We have examined each poem of Best American Poetry 2002 and have found Steve Malmude’s “Perfect Front Door,” Louise Gluck’s “Reunion,” and Ira Sadoff “Self-Portrait with Critic” to have messages that resonate the most with us. We have identified these poems as having accessible and meaningful language which compliments it’s meaning, making it worthy of…

The Three That Speak to Us: “A House is Not a Home”, “The Happy Majority”, and “Concerning the Land of the South of Our Neighbors to the North”

In our 2009 version of “Best American Poetry”, we selected three poems that spoke to both my partner, Lucas Thompson, and I. We believe that these poems tackle very important issues in the modern world, but they do so without being too complicated to understand. We believe that the poems we chose are both easily…

The three that speak to us by Fin and Jeremy

Fin Batson, Jeremy Merrifield 16 January 2018 Modern Poetry Ms. Graham The Three That Speak to Us The goal for us is to choose three poems that represented  our year of 2016. With this goal we found seven poems we liked then we narrowed it down to the three poems we thought represented our year…