The queens get beachy, play f*ck marry kill with a Pulitzer winner, and fabricate some fab poets' drag names.
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Poets we mention in this extravaganza include:
Denise Duhamel, Queen for a Day
Frank O'Hara, Lunch Poems
David Trinidad, Peyton Place: A Haiku Soap Opera ; Swinging on a Star
Franny Choi, Soft Science
sam sax, Madness
Danez Smith, Homie
You can read a short excerpt of Nin Andrews's The Book of Orgasms at her website here.
Jennifer L. Knox, Crushing It
Camille Guthrie, Diamonds
Michael Dumanis, My Soviet Union
You can watch Jorie Graham's book launch for her newest collection, To 2040, online here (~1 hour).
Rita Dove's latest book is Playlist for the Apocalypse.
Edgar Allen Poe
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
John Donne's reputation as a major poet is now cemented, but it wasn't always so. Donne fell out of fashion for much of the 18th and 19th centuries. Read more about that in Adam Kirsch's review of Katherine Rundell's biography of Donne in the New Yorker, here.
Sara Teasdale, whom you can read more about here.
Marilyn Chin's sixth book of poetry, Sage, was released by Norton in May 2023.
Patrick Phillips, whose most recent book is Song of the Closing Doors (Knopf, 2022),. Visit Phillips's website.