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2015-2016

Set 1:

  • “Handbag” by Ruth Fainlight
  • “The Planned Child” by Sharon Olds
  • “Upon Seeing an Ultrasound Photo of an Unborn Child” by Thomas Lux
  • “Father” by Ted Kooser
  • “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy

 

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Set 3:

  • Challenge Poem: “The Snow Fairy” by Claude McKay
  • “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll
  • “January” by Baron Wormser
  • “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
  • “Design” by Robert Frost
  • “The Puppy” by Wes McNair
  • “For the young who want to” by Marge Piercy
  • “To the Blind Student Who Taught Me To See” by Samuel Hazo

Set 2:

  • Challenge Poem: “The Author to Her Book” by Anne Bradstreet
  • “The Planned Child” by Sharon Olds
  • “My Son the Man” by Sharon Olds
  • “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • “Sorting Laundry” by Elisavietta Ritchie
  • “1969” by Tony Gloeggler

Set 1:

  • Challenge Poem: “The Author to Her Book” by Anne Bradstreet
  • “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath
  • “Ethics” by Linda Pastan
  • “Out of the Blue” by Martin Steingesser
  • “Constantly Risking Absurdity” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • “More Lies” by Karin Gotshall
  • “A Noiseless Patient Spider” by Walt Whitman
  • “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy
  • “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” Robert Herrick

–End of 2013-2014–

Set 12:

  • Challenge Poem: “Dirty Face” by Shel Shilverstein
  • “The Corner Store” by Dave Chappelle
  • “The Fountain” by Charles Baudelaire
  • “The The Impotence of Proofreading” by Taylor Mali
  • “Polonius, Yes, Polonius, No” by Ogden Nash
  • “Building a Joke” by Bob Hicok

Set 11:

  • Challenge Poem: “When Thou Must Home to Shades of Underground” by Thomas Campion
  • “You charm’d me not with that fair face” by John Dryden
  • Baron Wormser’s Sonnets “Vanity”, “Karma (II)”, “Haberdasher” & “Blues”
  • “Ars Poetica” by Dorothea Lasky
  • “Design” by Robert Frost
  • “Shakespearean Sonnet” by R.S. Gwynn

Set 10:

  • Challenge Poem: “Sonnet 19: Devouring time, blunt thou the lion’s paws” by William Shakespeare
  • “Broken Sonnet’ by John Yau
  • “To an Inconstant One” by Sir Robert Ayton
  • “The Professor” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “Sonnet CXXX: My Mistresses Eyes are Nothing Like the Sun” by William Shakespeare
  • “Sonnet CXLI: In faith, I do not love thee with mine eyes” by William Shakespeare

Set 9:

  • Challenge Poem: “Sonnet LV: Not marble, nor gilded monuments” by William Shakespeare
  • “Sonnet CXXXVIII” by William Shakespeare
  • “Sonnet XV: When I Consider everything that Grows” by William Shakespeare
  • “Sonnet XXIX” by William Shakespeare
  • “On Shakespeare. 1630″ by John Milton
  • “Ode on the Death of a Favourite Cat Drowned in a Tub of Goldfishes” by Thomas Gray

Set 8: (all poems found in Sound & Sense)

  • “A Study of Reading Habits” by Philip Larkin
  • “The world is too much with us” by William Wordsworth
  • “The Author to Her Book” by Anne Bradstreet
  • “‘Faith’ is a fine invention” by Emily Dickinson
  • “Music Lessons” by Mary Oliver

Set 7:

  • “Hymn to the Comb-Over” by Wes McNair
  • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • A Poem Heard at our School POL Finals:
    • “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe
    • “Anthem for Doomed Youth” by Wilfred Owen
    • “Catch a Little Rhyme” by Eve Merriam
    • “Fairy-tale Logic” by A.E. Stallings
    • “Broken Promises” by David Kirby
    • “Famous” by Naomi Shihab Nye
    • “Dirge Without Music” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • “[What horror to awake at night]” by Lorine Niedecker
    • “The Cities Inside Us” by Alberto Rios
    • “Beginning” by James Wright
    • “Immortal Sails” by Alfred Noyes
    • “The City of Sleep” by Rudyard Kipling
    • “Snowflake” by William Baer
  • “December 31st” by Richard Hoffman

Set 6:

  • Poetry Out Loud Poems:
    • “Catch a Little Rhyme” by Eve Merriam
    • “The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • “The Animals” by Josephine Jacobsen
    • “The Obligation to Be Happy” by Linda Pastan
    • “Dream Song 14” by John Berryman
    • “Across the Bay” by Donald Davie
    • “I Am Learning to Abandon the World” by Linda Pastan
    • “Immortal Sails” by Alfred Noyes
    • “The Darkling Thrush” by Thomas Hardy
    • “At the Vietnam Memorial” by George Bilgere
    • “The Mower” by Philip Larkin
    • “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe
  • “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy
  • “The Loch Ness Monster’s Song” by Edwin Morgan
  • “Not Waving But Drowning” by Stevie Smith
  • “The Sun Rising” by John Donne
  • “Memorizing ‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne” by Billy Collins

Set 5:

  • “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning
  • “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
  • “Mon Pere” by Kajetan Kovic
  • “Television” by Todd Alcott
  • “To a Blind Student Who Taught Me To See” by Samuel Hazo

Set 4:

  • “I Like Rats” by Kenneth Koch
  • “October nor-easter” by Marge Piercy
  • “Clock” by Pierre Reverdy
  • “Not Horses” by Natalie Shapero
  • “The Red Wheelbarrow” by William Carlos Williams
  • “So Much Depends Upon” by Tom Chandler
  • “The Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur
  • “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins
  • “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa

Set 3:

  • “God’s Secretary” by R.S. Gwynn
  • “Abandoned Farmhouse” by Ted Kooser
  • “Self-Inquiry Before the Job Interview” by Gary Soto
  • “Self-Portrait” by A.K. Ramanujan
  • “I dreaded that first Robin, so” by Emily Dickinson

Set 2:

  • “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick
  • “Sentence” by Jane Hirshfield
  • “Moment” by Adam Zagajewski
  • “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy
  • “My Son the Man” by Sharon Olds
  • “Constantly Risking Absurdity” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Set 1:

  • “Mingus at the Showplace” by William Matthews
  • “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin
  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
  • “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • “Ethics” by Linda Pastan
  • “Weighing the Dog” by Billy Collins

End of 2012-2013——

Set 4 (2.4):

  • “It Couldn’t Be Done” by Edgar Albert Guest
  • “Up-Hill” by Christiana Rosetti
  • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • “For a Girl I Know about to Be a Woman by Miller Williams
  • “Letter of Recommendation” by Robert B. Shaw
  • “If–” by Rudyard Kipling

Set 3 (2.3):

  • “Eternity Blues” by Hayden Carruth
  • “Don’t Look Back” by Kay Ryan
  • “Tomorrow” by Dennis Driscoll
  • Poems from A Child’s Garden of Poetry:
    • “My Shadow” by Robert Louis Stevenson
    • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
    • “Old Silent Pond” by Basho translated by Robert Haas
    • “Tropics in New York” by Claude McKay
    • “When You Are Old” William Butler Yeats
    • “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
    • “Recuerdo” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
    • “Brother” by Mary Ann Hoberman
    • “‘Hope’ is the thing with feathers – (314)” by Emily Dickinson
    • “I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • “The Lake Isle of Innisfree” by William Butler Yeats

Set 2 (2.2):

  • “What I Do” by Douglas Goetsch
  • “Those Winter Sundays” by Robert Hayden
  • “The Ox Cart Man” by Donald Hall
  • “A Poet’s Poem” by Brenda Shaughnessy
  • “Flirting with Poetry” by Ron Koertge
  • “Self-Portrait” by A.K. Ramanujan
  • Poems from the February Edition of Poetry Magazine (check here for listing)
  • “Nobody’s Hell” by Douglas Goetsch
  • “Dante Lucked Out” by David Lehman
  • “At the Public Market (I)” by Betsy Scholl
  • “Sisyphus and the Sudden Lightness” by Stephen Dunn
  • Valentine’s Day Poetry

Set 1 (2.1):

  • “Memorizing ‘The Sun-Rising’ by John Donne” by Billy Collins
  • “The the Impotence of Proofreading” by Taylor Mali
  • “Sisyphus’s Acceptance” by Stephen Dunn
  • “The Sun-Rising” by John Donne
  • “I Hear America Signing” & “Song of Myself” by Walt Whitman
  • “One Today” by Richard Blanco

End of Semester 1—

Set 6:

  • “Design” by Robert Frost
  • “The Lochness Monster’s Song” by Edwin Morgan
  • “Television” by Todd Alcott & Video
  • “A Supermarket in California” by Allen Ginsberg
  • “Otherwise” by Jane Kenyon
  • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • Poetry Out Loud poem of a classmate as listed here
  • Your own Poetry Out Loud poem
  • “Mon pére” by Kajetan Kovič
  • “Not Waving But Drowning” Stevie Smith
  • “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning

Set 5:

  • “History Teacher” by Billy Collins
  • “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur
  • “Abandoned Farmhouse” by Ted Kooser
  • “Down in the Valley” and “The Professor” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “The voice you hear silently when you read” by Thomas Lux
  • “I Like Rats” by Kenneth Koch
  • “Relationship” by János Pilinsky
  • “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa
  • “Its a Women’s World” by Eavan Boland

Set 4:

  • “Sentence” by Jane Hirshfield
  • “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy
  • “I dreaded that first Robin, so” by Emily Dickinson
  • “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan
  • “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin
  • “A Study of Reading Habits” by Philip Larkin

Set 3:

  • “The Difference Between Pepsi and Coke” by David Lehman
  • “Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish
  • “Mingus at the Showplace” by William Matthews
  • “The Plan” by Joan Hutton Landis
  • “The Planned Child” by Sharon Olds

Set 2:

  • “Cheerios” by Billy Collins
  • “Constantly Risking Absurdity” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • “My Son the Man” by Sharon Olds
  • “Weighing the Dog” by Billy Collins
  • “To the Virgins, To Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick
  • “Here, Bullet” by Brian Turner

Set 1:

  • “Ethics” by Linda Pastan
  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
  • “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • “Three Uses of Chopsticks” by Juliet S. Kono
  • “1969” by Tony Gloeggler

End of 2011 & 2012

Set 10 & 11:

  • “Creatures” by Billy Collins
  • “Red Balloon Rising” by Laurel Blossom
  • “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand
  • “Love Is” by Nikki Giovanni
  • “Ars Poetica” by Elizabeth Alexander & “Ars Poetica” Dorothea Lasky
  • “On Shakespeare” by John Milton
  • “Poem” by Jack Kerouac
  • 6 by Billy Collins
  • “In Childhood” by Sarah A. Chavez
  • Shakespeare’s XLIX
  • Shakespeare’s XXIX

Set 8 & 9:

  • “Two Gates” by Denise Low
  • “Careful What You Ask For” by Jack McCarthy
  • “Moment” by Carol L. Gloor
  • “Sisyphus’ Acceptance” by Stephen Dunn
  • “The Things In Black Men’s Closets” by E. Ethelbert Miller
  • “Black Boys Play the Blues” by Toi Derricotte
  • “To David, About His Education” by Howard Nemerov
  • “Self-Portrait” by A.K. Ramanujan
  • “Teaching the Ape to Write Poems” by James Tate
  • “The Albequerque Graveyard” by Jay Wright
  • “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop
  • “At the Poetry Reading” by John Brehm

Set 7:

  • “The End and the Beginning” by Wislawa Szymborska
  • “The Poet” by Tom Wayman
  • “All There Is To Know About Adolf Eichmann” by Leonard Cohen
  • “Eternity Blues” by Hayden Carruth
  • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “Television” by Todd Alcott
  • “The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens

Set 6:

  • Poetry Out Loud Poem
  • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
  • “Memorizing ‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne” by Billy Collins
  • “The Sun Rising” by John Donne
  • “The Second Coming” by William Butler Yeats
  • “If” by John Rybicki

Set 5:

  • “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin
  • “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa
  • “A Song for Soweto” by June Jordan
  • “Forgetfulness” by Billy Collins
  • “No longer if we’ll get cancer but when” or “I used to love the run-up to a storm” by Melanie Braverman

Set 4:

  • “Sentence” by Jane Hirshfield
  • “The Name” by Gerald Stern in Poetry Magazine
  • “Not Waving but Drowning” by Stevie Smith
  • “The Planned Child” by Sharon Olds
  • “On Reading Poems to a Senior Class at South High” by D.C. Berry

Set 3:

  • “Names of Horses” by Donald Hall
  • “Otherwise” by Jane Kenyon
  • White: “Shalimar” or “Card 19: The Sun” Red: “Head-Handed” or “Piano” available @ Poetry
  • “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning
  • “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks

Set 2:

  • “Richard Cory” by Edwin Arlington Robinson
  • “My Son the Man” by Sharon Olds
  • “Barbie Doll” by Marge Percy
  • “Constantly risking absurdity” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • “Weighing the Dog” by Billy Collins

Set 1:

  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
  • “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick
  • “Ethics” by Linda Pastan
  • “1969” by Tony Gloeggler
  • “Three Uses of Chopsticks” by Juliet Kono

End of 2010-2011——

Set 13:

  • “Sonnet XVIII” by Shakespeare & “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” by Howard Moss
  • “In the Evening We Shall Be Examined on Love” by Thomas Centolella
  • “Design” by Robert Frost
  • “Here” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “One Hundred Love Sonnets” by Pablo Neruda translated by Mark Eisner
  • “Sonnet XXIX” by William Shakespeare
  • “Fairy-tale Logic” by A.E. Stallings
  • “Scorn not the Sonnet” by William Wordsworth

Set 12:

  • “When I have Fears That I May Cease to Be” by John Keats
  • “All There is To Know About Alfred Eichmann” by Leonard Cohen
  • “Lucky” by Tony Hoagland
  • “Why Are Your Poems So Dark?” by Linda Pastan
  • “The End and the Beginning” by Wislawa Szymborska

Set 11:

  • “The Song of Soweto” by June Jordan
  • “The Book of A” by Wesley McNair
  • “Repetition” by Kay Ryan
  • “Reunion” by Dana Gioia
  • “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins or “A Barred Owl” by Richard Wilbur

Set 10:

  • “Nobody’s Hell” by Douglas Goetsch
  • “Terza Rima” by Richard Wilbur
  • “How to Write A Political Poem” by Taylor Mali
  • Valentine’s Day Poetry
  • “The Flea” by John Donne

Set 9:

  • “The Late Hour” by Mark Strand
  • “A Dog’s Life” by Daniel Groves
  • “Sisyphus” by Gary J. Whitehead
  • “Sisyphus in the Suburbs” by Stephen Dunn
  • “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost

End of Semester 1 —-

Set 8:

  • “The Exam” by Joyce Sutphen
  • “Porphyria’s Lover” by Robert Browning
  • “Self-Portrait” by A.K. Ramanujan

Set 7:

  • “Memorizing ‘The Sun Rising’ by John Donne” by Billy Collins
  • Poetry Out Loud poem by a classmate
  • Poetry Out Loud poem by a classmate
  • Your own Poetry Out Loud Poem
  • “Money” by Poetri

Set 6:

  • “I Wanna Hear a Poem” by Steve Coleman
  • “The Sun Rising” by John Donne
  • “Names of Horses” by Donald Hall
  • “Fire Safety” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “In A Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound and other Imagist poems
  • “Perhaps the World Ends Here” by Joy Harjo

Set 5:

  • “Out of the Blue” by Martin Steingesser
  • “Mon Pere” by Kajetan Kovic
  • “Here, Bullet” by Brian Turner
  • “The Planned Child” by Sharon Olds
  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke

Set 4:

  • “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • “Woodchucks” by Maxine Kumin
  • “Blindness” by Jan Haag
  • “To A Blind Student Who Taught Me To See” by Samuel Hazo
  • “Not Waving but Drowning” by Stevie Smith

Set 3:

  • “The Lochness Monster’s Song” by Edwin Morgan
  • “Unmediated Experience” by Bob Hicok
  • “What I Do” by Douglas Goetsch
  • “Sentence” by Jane Hirshfield
  • “Ballistics” by Billy Collins
  • “Teaching the Ape to Write Poems” by James Tate

Set 2:

  • “Otherwise” by Jane Kenyon
  • “The the impotence of proofreading” by Taylor Mali
  • “Moment” by Adam Zagajewski
  • “I Like Rats” by Kenneth Koch
  • “Radio” by David Lehman

Set 1:

  • “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick
  • “The Puppy” by Wes McNair
  • “I Dreaded that First Robin So” by Emily Dickinson
  • “America” by Tony Hoagland
  • “Three Uses of Chopsticks” by Juliet Kono