Poetry Nook Poems

The 49 poems featured in Planet Word’s Poetry Nook were read by Daniel Donoghue, Erica Hunt, Jason Reynolds, and Raquel Salas Rivera. “Project Princess” was performed by the poet, Tracie Morris, in an exclusive 25th anniversary recording.

“The Tyger,” by William Blake
“San Sepolcro,” by Jorie Graham
“Those Winter Sundays,” by Robert Hayden
“To the Foot From Its Child,” by Pablo Neruda
“Project Princess,” by Tracie Morris
“I’m Nobody! Who are you?,” by Emily Dickinson
“Barberism,” by Terrance Hayes
“Blackberrying,” by Sylvia Plath
“We Real Cool,” by Gwendolyn Brooks
“We Lived Happily During the War,” by Ilya Kaminsky
“The New Colossus,” by Emma Lazarus
3 haiku by Kobayashi Issa, trans. Robert Hass
“Ozymandias,” by Percy Bysshe Shelley
“Venice, Unaccompanied,” by Monica Youn
“Having a Coke with You,” by Frank O’Hara
“Sick,” by Shel Silverstein
“Ȟe Sápa, Four,” by Layli Long Soldier
“Dream Variations,” by Langston Hughes
“The Fish,” by Marianne Moore
“The Road Not Taken,” by Robert Frost
“Apollo,” by Elizabeth Alexander
“This Is Just To Say,” by William Carlos Williams
“Remember,” by Joy Harjo
“Legacies,” by Nikki Giovanni
“The Unwritten,” by W.S. Merwin

Excerpt from “The Bells,” by Edgar Allan Poe
“maggie and milly and molly and may,” by e.e. cummings
“American Smooth,” by Rita Dove
“Ballad in A,” by Cathy Park Hong
“[Let Us Gather in a Flourishing Way],” by Juan Felipe Herrera
“Abecedarian Requiring Further Examination of Anglikan Seraphym Subjugation of a Wild Indian Rezervation,” by Natalie Diaz
“The Day the Winds,” by Josephine Miles
“The Universe: Original Motion Picture,” by Tracy K. Smith
“Haiku and Tanka for Harriet Tubman,” by Sonia Sanchez
Excerpt from “Beowulf,” by Anonymous
Excerpt from “Beowulf,” by Anonymous, trans. Seamus Heaney
“One Art,” by Elizabeth Bishop
“Words Free as Confetti,” by Pat Mora
“Sonnets from the Portuguese 43,” by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“The Lake Isle of Innisfree,” by W.B. Yeats
“Bilingual/Bilingüe,” by Rhina P. Espaillat
Excerpt from “Song of Myself,” by Walt Whitman
“Harlem Hopscotch,” by Maya Angelou
“The Gift,” by Li-Young Lee
“A Hymn to the Evening,” by Phillis Wheatley
“Mother Doesn’t Want a Dog,” by Judith Viorst
“Hip-Hop Ghazal,” by Patricia Smith
“When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities,” by Chen Chen
“Sonnet 130,” by William Shakespeare