I’ve keep these poems within reach all year. Here are my 2019 go-to poems and the reasons why they’ve been so important to me.
- Walt Whitman’s Crossing Brooklyn Ferry
- Ashbery’s Some Trees
- W. S. Merwin’s Berryman
- Hannah Gamble’s Growing a Bear and my episode about it
- Morgan Parker’s Now More Than Ever and her Commonplace episode
- Hanif Abdurraqib’s For the Dogs Who Barked at Me on the Sidewalks in Connecticut