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.

Six Questions: An Interview with Carl Phillips

Carl Phillips is one America’s most original and influential poets. He was born in Everett Washington in 1959, and moved around frequently as a kid. He earned a BA from Harvard, an MAT from the University of Massachusetts, and an MA in creative writing from Boston University. He taught Latin at several high schools and…

Five Questions: An Interview with Noelle Kocot

Noelle Kocot was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She now is a professor at The New School in New York City which she commutes to from New Jersey, where she resides now. She has been teaching at The New School since 2005. In her career as poet she has written seven collections of…

Five Questions: An Interview with Eric Pankey

Eric Pankey was born in 1959, in his hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. Pankey grew up with two hard-working parents, both accountants. He was successful in school and went on to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia and the University of Iowa. Through his hard work he received a BA and an MFA respectively.…

Poem Bomb: “Ends of the Earth” by Adrienne Rich in Darien High School

I chose Ends of The Earth by Adrienne Rich which was featured in Best American Poetry 2002, and posted it in Darien High School. Rich lives in California and has written several books including: Midnight Savage: Poems 1995-98 (1999), Arts of the Possible: Essays and Conversations (2000), and Fox: Poems 1998-2000 (2001), she was also the guest editor for Best American Poetry 1996.