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April 13, 2010 6:14 AM Subscribe
What's your favorite little-known poem?
posted by Rory Marinich to media & arts (72 answers total) 123 users marked this as a favorite
I'm in a mood for discovering new poets. What poems have burrowed their way into you? But I've got a fairly alright history with poetry, so I'd like it especially if the poems weren't extraordinarily common.
(That leaves a lot of leeway, since even most award-winning poets aren't exactly well-known.)
I'll open up with two of my own favorites. Spice Night
by Catherine Bowman is maybe the best sestina I've ever read, period. Richard Siken's Litany in Which Certain Things are Crossed Out
is long, but just heartbreakingly gorgeous.