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2015-2016

Set 3: Form Poems:

  • “Constantly Risking Absurdity (#15)” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti
  • “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • “The Pillar of Fame” by Robert Herrick
  • “40——————-Love” by Roger Hough
  • “Sentence” by Jane Hirshfield
  • “Moment” by Adam Zagajewski
  • “Narcissus and Echo” by Fred Chappell
  • “Silencio” by Eugene Gomringer
  • “Did I Miss Anything?” by Tom Wayman
  • “Out of the Blue” by Martin Steingesser
  • “Lazy Jane” by Shel Silverstein
  • “[l/(a/le/af]” by e.e. cummings
    • Challenge Poems:
    • “Women” by May Swanson
    • “Analysis of Baseball” by May Swanson

Set 2: Symbolism:

  • “First Grade” by Ron Koertge
  • “The Crossroads” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “To My Favorite 17-Year-Old High School Girl” by Billy Collins
  • “Otherwise” by Jane Kenyon
  • “The Puppy” by Wesley McNair
  • “Happiness” by Stephen Dunn
  • “In the Desert” by Stephen Crane
  • “Orange Juice” by Lisa Ruth Shulman
  • “Home is So Sad” by Philip Larkin
  • “The Large Thing” by Russell Edson
    • Challenge Poems:
    • “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost
    • “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time” by Robert Herrick

Set 1: Metaphor / Simile / Comparison:

  • “Separation” by W.S. Merwin
  • “To Help the Monkey Cross the River” by Thomas Lux
  • “Laundry” by Ruth Moose
  • “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath
  • “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
  • “Forgiving Buckner” by John Hodgen
  • “Road” by Lisa Williams
  • “America” by Tony Hoagland
  • “Butter” by Connie Wanek
  • “Clouds” by Christina Rossetti
  • “Long Finger Poem” by Jin Eun-Young Translator Peter Campion
    • Challenge Poems:
    • “Morning Arrives” by Franz Wright
    • “Supple Cord” by Naomi Shihab Nye

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2014-2015

Set 8: Elegies and Apostrophes: Find and discuss 2 Lit Terms that define the speaker / narrator and the subject for the poem’s audience.

  • “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath
  • “The Sun Rising” by John Donne
  • “To An Athlete Dying Young” by A.E. Housman
  • “Father” by Ted Kooser
  • “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” by Jane Taylor
  • “Weighing the Dog” by Billy Collins
  • “On Shakespeare. 1630” by John Milton

Set 7: Use a lit term to discuss how the Mood / Tone is created. Make sure to define the Mood / Tone

  • Valentine’s Day Poems

Set 6:

  • Challenge Poem: “To the Garbage Collectors in Bloomington, Indiana, the First Pickup of the New Year” by Phillip Appleman
  • “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
  • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “January” by Baron Wormser
  • Shakespeare’s 18th
  • Shakespeare’s 29th

Set 5: Your Poetry Out Loud Poem — To be Graded after POL presentation

Set 4:

  • Challenge Poem: “Passing” by Toi Dericotte
  • “The Promise” by Denise Levertov
  • “What Teachers Make” by Taylor Mali
  • “Blindness” by Jan Haag
  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
  • “To the Blind Student Who Taught Me To See” by Samuel Hazo

Set 3: (Discuss the contribution form makes)

  • Challenge Poem: “Women” by May Swenson 
  • “Out of the Blue” by Martin Steingesser
  • “Chemo Side Effects: Memory” by Elise Partridge
  • “[love is more thicker than forget]” by e.e. cummings
  • “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks
  • “Proofs” by Tadeusz Rózewicz
  • “Constantly Risking Absurdity” by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Set 2: (At least 1 symbol)

  • Challenge Poem: “Eagle Plain” by Robert Francis
  • “First Grade” by Ron Koertge
  • “To My Favorite 17-Year-Old Girl” by Billy Collins
  • “The Crossroads” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “Otherwise” by Jane Kenyon
  • “The Large Thing” by Russell Edson
  • “The Puppy” by Wes McNair

Set 1: (At least 1 metaphor / simile / comparison)

  • Challenge Poem: “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath
  • “Clouds” by Christina Rossetti
  • “Separation” by W.S. Merwin
  • “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins
  • “Moment” by Adam Zagajewski
  • “America” by Tony Hoagland
  • “To Help the Monkey Cross the River” by Thomas Lux
  • “Forgiving Buckner” by John Hodgen

End of 2013-2014–

Set 13:

  • Any poem from HowAPoemHappens can be chosen — the following have been handed out:
  • “Imagining Her Letter” by Christine Rhein
  • “Adjectives of Order” by Alexandra Teague
  • “Believe It or Not” by Jean Monahan
  • “Experience” by Carrie Fountain

Set 12:

  • Challenge Poem: “Knock Knock” by Daniel Beaty
  • “The Corner Store” by Dave Chappelle
  • “What Teachers Make” by Taylor Mali
  • “Poem” by Ron Padgett
  • “The The Impotence of Proofreading” by Taylor Mali
  • “Polonius, Yes, Polonius, No” by Ogden Nash
  • “Calling Him Back from Layoff” by Bill Hicok

Set 11:

  • Challenge Poem: “The Poet” by Tom Wayman
  • “Sidekicks” by Ron Koertge
  • “Opehlia’s Technicolor G-String: An Urban Mythology” by Susan B. Anthony Somers-Willett
  • “Marks” by Linda Pastan
  • “Time After Time” by Adam Fitzgerald
  • “Shakespearean Sonnet” by R.S. Gwynn
  • “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan

Set 10:

  • Challenge Poem: “Broken Sonnet” by John Yau
  • “Domestic Situation” by Ernest Hilbert
  • “America” by Claude McKay
  • “Time Does Not Bring Relief: You All Have Lied” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “The New Collosus” by Emma Lazarus
  • “Sonnet XVIII: Shall I Compare Thee To A Summer’s Day” by William Shakespeare
  • “Sonnet XV: When I Consider Everything That Grows” by William Shakespeare

Set 9:

  • Challenge Poem: William Shakespeare’s “Sonnet XV”
  • Valentine’s Day Poems:
    • “How Do I Love Thee” by Elizabeth Barrrett Browning
    • “San Antonio” by Naomi Shihab Nye
    • “Love Is” by Nikki Giovanni
    • “Theory” by Dorothy Parker
    • “One Perfect Rose” by Dorothy Parker
    • “Sonnet XVIII” by William Shakespeare
    • “Fire Roses” by Cynthia Fuller
    • “The Shirt” by Jane Kenyon
    • “I Feel Horrible. She Doesn’t” by Richard Brautigan
    • “Lunchbox Love Note” by Kenn Nesbitt
    • “A Red, Red Rose” by Robert Burns
    • “Wild night – Wild nights!” (269) by Emily Dickinson
    • “Valentine” by Tom Pickard
    • “Poem for My Love” by June Jordan
    • “I Love You” by Ella Wheeler Wilcox
    • “Romantic Moment” by Tony Hoagland
    • “[love is more thicker than forget]” by e. e. cummings
  • “Sonnet XXIX” by William Shakespeare
  • “Sonnet” by Billy Collins
  • “A Little Shiver” by Barton Sutter
  • “On Shakespeare” by John Milton
  • Random Poems:
    • R1: “Cough” by David Yezzi
    • R3: “I Too Have Been to Candyland” by Anthony Madrid
    • W1: “After Making Love We Hear Footsteps” by Galway Kinnell
    • W2: “Dear Amy Nehzookammytootill” by Aimee Nezhukumatahil
  • Excerpt from W.H. Auden’s “Horae Conicae”

Set 8 (optional all available @PoetryFoundation.org–place the title in the website’s search):

  • “Written on the eve of my 20th high school reunion, which I was not able to attend” by A.E. Stallings
  • Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” by Robert Frost
  • “To the New Year” by W.S. Merwin
  • “Snow Day” by Billy Collins

Set 7:

  • “First Poem for You” by Kim Addonizio
  • “Dust of Snow” by Robert Frost
  • “Snowflake” by William Baer
  • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “Removing the Dross” by Thomas R. Moore

Set 6:

  • PoetryOutLoud poems
    • “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
    • “Glass” by A.R. Ammons
    • “Domestic Situation” by Ernest Hilbert
    • “Beginning” by James Wright
    • “Flood: Years of Solitude” by Dionisio D. Martinez
    • “Another Feeling” by Ruth Stone
    • “Dirge in the Woods” by George Meredith
    • “Fairy-tale Logic” by A.E. Stallings
    • “Snowflake” by William Baer
    • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye
    • “Incident” by Countee Cullen
    • “I Dreamed That I Was Old” by Stanley Kunitz
    • “The Arrow and the Song” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    • “Catch a Little Rhyme” by Eve Merriam
    • “In the Desert” by Stephen Crane
    • “Alone” by Edgar Allan Poe
    • “Slant” by Suji Kwock Kim
    • “The Donkey” by G.K. Chesterton
    • “The Mower” by Philip Larkin
    • “Ars Poetica” by Archibald MacLeish
    • “The American Soldier” by Philip Freneau
    • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
    • “Dreamers” by Siegfried Sassoon
    • “Since There Is No Escape” by Sara Teasdale
    • “Envy” by Mary Lamb
  • “Eagle Plain” by Robert Francis
  • “Blindness” by Jan Haag
  • “Death” by Jan Haag

Set 5:

  • “Here” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in]” by e.e. cummings
  • “The Secret” by Denise Levertov
  • “Mon pere” by Kajetan Kovic
  • “One Boy Told Me” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “Television” by Todd Alcott

Set 4:

  • “In November” by Lisel Mueller
  • “October nor-easter” by Marge Piercy
  • “More Lies” by Karin Gotshall
  • “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
  • “Otherwise” by Jane Kenyon
  • “Insomnia” by Dana Goia
  • “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins

Set 3:

  • “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa
  • “Sweet Dreams” by Joyce Armor
  • “Self-Portrait” by A.K. Ramanujan
  • “I Married You” by Linda Pastan
  • “Forgiving Buckner” by John Hodgen

Set 2:

  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
  • “To My Favorite Seventeen Year Old Girl” by Billy Collins
  • “Orange Juice” by Lisa Ruth Shulman
  • “First Grade” by Ron Koertge
  • “Sentence” by Jane Hirshfield
  • “Faults” by Sara Teasdale

Set 1:

  • “Disarmed” by Wendy Videlock
  • “The Puppy” by Wes McNair
  • “1969” by Tony Gloeggler
  • “Teenagers” by Pat Mora
  • “The Vacation” by Wendell Berry
  • “Old Men Pitching Horseshoes” by X.J. Kennedy
  • “Labor Day” by Joseph Millar
  • “Things” by Lisel Mueller
  • “Little Girl” Tami Haaland

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):

  • “Polonius, yes, Polonius, no” by Ogden Nash
  • “Student” by Ted Kooser
  • Shakespeare’s 141st Sonnet (CXLI)
  • Shakespeare’s 29th Sonnet (XXIX)
  • Shakespeare’s 18th Sonnet (XVIII)
  • “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day?” by Howard Moss

Set 2 (2.2):

  • “On Shakespeare” by John Milton
  • Shakespearean Sonnet XV (15)
  • Shakespearean Sonnet XVIII (18)
  • “Self-Portrait” by A.K. Ramanujan
  • “Television” by Todd Alcott
  • “Here” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “Crossroads” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “Famous” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Set 1 (2.1):

  • Valentine’s Day Poetry
  • “The Breather” by Billy Collins
  • “Lunchbox Love Note” by Ken Nesbitt
  • “The Rules of the New Car” by Wes McNair
  • “Snowflake” by William Baer
  • “One Today” by Richard Blanco

End of Semester 1—-

Set 7: (Optional)

  • “Time Does Not Bring Relief: You All Have Lied” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • A Poetry Out Loud Poem by another student presented in class

Set 6:

  • “Some Sort of Truth” by Dorothea Lasky
  • “Sonnet 138” by William Shakespeare
  • “January” by Baron Wormser
  • “A Little Shiver” by Barton Sutter
  • A Poetry Out Loud Poem by another student presented in class
  • Your Poetry Out Loud Poem

Set 5:

  • Any Item from the Things They Carried Playlist
  • “Of Late” by George Starbuck
  • “1969” by Tony Gloeggler
  • “Facing It” by Yusef Komunyakaa
  • “Sign for My Father Who Stressed the Bunt” by David Bottoms
  • “Football” by Louis Jenkins

Set 4:

  • “To a Blind Student Who Taught Me to See” by Samuel Hazo
  • “Needs” by A.R. Ammons
  • “Cartoon Physics” by Nick Flynn
  • “Faults” by Sara Teasdale
  • “My Husband Discovers Poetry” by Diane Lockwood
  • “Orange Juice” by Ruth Shulman

Set 3:

  • “The Difference Between Pepsi and Coke” by David Lehman
  • “Selecting a Reader” by Ted Kooser
  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
  • “School” by Daniel J. Langton
  • “First Grade” by Ron Koertge

Set 2:

  • “Marks” by Linda Pastan
  • “Father” by Edgar Albert Guest
  • “Mingus at the Showplace” by William Matthews
  • “Reasons” by H.L. Hix
  • “Moment” by Adam Zagajewski
  • “Here, Bullet” by Brian Turner

Set 1:

  • “Disarmed” by Wendy Videlock
  • “Bad Cat” by Ted Bookey
  • “Puppy” by Wes McNair
  • “I Married You” by Linda Pastan
  • “Teenagers” by Pat Mora

End of 2011-2012–

Set 11:

  • “Red Balloon Rising” by Laurel Blossom
  • “Eating Poetry” by Mark Strand
  • “Love Is” by Nikki Giovanni
  • “Ophelia’s Technicolor G-String: An Urban Mythology” by Susan B. Anthony Somers-Willett
  • “Introduction to Poetry” by Billy Collins

Set 10:

  • “Potato Soup” by Daniel Nyikos
  • “To My Favorite Seventeen Year Old High School Girl” by Billy Collins
  • “In Childhood” by Sarah A. Chavez
  • “HAMLET OFF STAGE: Mel Gibson Dolls It” by D.C. Berry
  • “Did I Miss Anything” by Tom Wayman
  • “Creatures” by Billy Collins
  • “Two Gates” by Denise Low

Set 9:

  • “Orange Juice” by Lisa Ruth Shulman
  • “Snowflake” by William Baer
  • Shakespeare’s Sonnet CXXXVI
  • Shakespeare’s Sonnet XVIII & “Shall I Compare Thee to a Summer’s Day” by Howard Moss
  • “And Day Brought Back My Night” by Geoffrey Brock
  • “February’ by Bill Christopherson
  • “Fairy-Tale Logic” by A.E. Stallings

Set 8:

  • Shakespeare’s XLIX Sonnet
  • Shakespeare’s XCI Sonnet
  • Shakespeare’s XXIX Sonnet
  • “Mingus at the Showplace” by William Matthews
  • “Personal” by Tony Hoagland
  • “The End and the Beginning” by Wislawa Szymborska

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Set 7: (Optional)

  • “The Final Poem” by Maxine Kumin
  • “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan
  • “January” by Baron Wormser
  • “Mon pére” by Kajetan Kovic
  • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye

Set 6:

  • “The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens
  • “Television” by Todd Alcott
  • “What Teachers Make” by Taylor Mali
  • “Radio” by David Lehman
  • “Winter Sun” by Molly Fisk
  • “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins
  • “Here, Bullet” by Brian Turner

Set 5: (from the The Things They Carried Playlist)

  • “Fortunate Son” Creedance Clearwater Revival
  • “I Feel Like I’m Fixing to Die” Cowboy Joe and the Fish
  • Goodnight Saigon” Billy Joel
  • “One Tin Soldier Rides Away” The Original Caste
  • “Paint It Black” The Rolling Stones
  • “With God On Our Side” Bob Dylan
  • “Dear Mr. President” Rustic Overtones

Set 4:

  • “Father” by Ted Kooser
  • “Blindness” by Jan Haag
  • “Photographs” by John Unterecker
  • “The Difference Between Pepsi and Coke” by David Lehman
  • “Poem” by Simon Armitage

Set 3:

  • “Faults” by Sara Teasdale
  • “Reasons” by H.L. Hix
  • “Otherwise” by Jane Kenyon
  • “The Loch Ness Monster’s Song” by Edwin Morgan
  • “What Do Women Want?” by Kim Addonzio

Set 2:

  • “Here” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “The Puppy” by Wesley McNair
  • “When the Prophet” by Stephen Dunn
  • “Famous” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “Marks” by Linda Pastan

Set 1:

  • “More Lies” by Karin Gottshall
  • “Bad Cat” by Ted Bookey
  • “Moment” by Adam Zagajewski
  • “I Married You” by Linda Pastan
  • “1969” by Tony Gloeggler
  • “Teenagers” by Pat Mora

End of 2010-2011——

Set 5 / 13

  • “Hamlet Off-Stage: Laertes Cool” by D.C. Berry
  • “Sonnet” by Billy Collins
  • “Here” by Joshua Mehigan
  • “Sonnet XV” by William Shakespeare
  • “Trust” by Thomas R. Smith
  • “Fairy-Tale Logic” by A.E. Stallings

Set 4 / 12

  • “Time Does Not Bring Relief: You All Have Lied” by Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus
  • “What Do Women Want?” by Kim Addonzio
  • “A Poet’s Poem” by Brenda Shaughnessy
  • “Grass” by Carl Sandburg

Set 3 / 11

  • “A Song For Soweto” by June Jordan
  • “The Book of A” by Wesley McNair
  • “Nobody’s Hell” by Douglas Goetsch Note Sheet
  • “The History Teacher” by Billy Collins Note Sheet
  • “I have to tell you” by Dorothea Grossman via Poetryfoundation.org
  • “Some Questions You Might Ask” by Mary Oliver via California State University

Set 2 / 10

  • “Dante Lucked Out” by David Lehman
  • “Terza Rima” by Richard Wilbur
  • Valentine’s Day Poetry
  • “A Supermarket in California” by Allen Ginsberg
  • “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea” by Robert Rehder

Set 1 / 9

  • “Upon a day, came Sorrow in to me” by Dante Alighieri as translated by Dante Gabriel Rosetti
  • “At the Public Market (I)” by Betsy Sholl
  • “Fork” by Charles Simic
  • “Selective Service” by Carolyn Forché
  • “The Snow Man” by Wallace Stevens

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Set 8:

  • “The Exam” by Joyce Sutphen
  • “The Rules of the New Car” by Wesley McNair
  • “Not Waving But Drowning” by Stevie Smith
  • “January” by Baron Wormser

Set 7:

  • “Burning the Old Year” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “December 26” by Kenn Nesbitt
  • Poetry Out Loud Poem
  • “I Wanna Hear a Poem” by Steve Colman
  • “What Teachers Make” by Taylor Mali

Set 6:

  • “Father” by Ted Kooser
  • “Movie” by Norman Schwenk
  • “Sentence” by Jane Hirshfield
  • “The Final Poem” by Maxine Kumin
  • “In A Station of the Metro” by Ezra Pound and other Imagist poems
  • “Thanksgiving Magic” by Rowena Bastin Bennett

Set 5:

  • “When the Prophet” by Stephen Dunn
  • “Marks” by Linda Pastan
  • “Here, Bullet” by Brian Turner
  • “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke
  • “Home is So Sad” by Philip Larkin

Set 4:

  • “Naming the Stars” by Joyce Sutphen
  • “To A Blind Student Who Taught Me To See” by Samuel Hazo
  • “Blindness” by Jaan Haag
  • “Death” by Jaan Haag
  • “Reasons” by H.L. Hix

Set 3:

  • “The Lochness Monster’s Song” by Edwin Morgan
  • “Did I Miss Anything?” by Tom Wayman
  • “Famous” by Naomi Shihab Nye
  • “Needs” by A.R. Ammons
  • “Flames” by Billy Collins
  • “Television” by Todd Alcott

Set 2:

  • “Fire and Ice” by Robert Frost
  • “Bad Cat” by Ted Bookey
  • “Don’t Look Back” by Kay Ryan
  • “New Cap” by Ted Kooser
  • “Moment” by Adam Zagajewski

Set 1:

  • “Happiness” by Stephen Dunn
  • “Radio” by David Lehman
  • “I Married You” by Linda Pastan
  • “Teenagers” by Pat Mora
  • “1969” by Tony Gloeggler