Do you have a favorite poem? Or maybe a poem you despise? Or maybe a poem you were just surprised to realize you liked?
If so, we want to hear from you! We are looking for reviews of single poems to go in our September poetry issue. (When I was young, I just loved "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll!)
Guidelines: Reviews should be between 300-600 words. The best ones will explore aspects of the poem—what is about? are there images in it? is there rhyme? does it tell a story? are there any unusual words, or any interesting punctuation or spacing? what feeling does it leave you with?—and explain why you like it, perhaps connecting it to an idea or experience you have had, or maybe even another book or poem you have read.
You can write about any poem. In addition to "Jabberwocky," here are some more suggestions:
- "Caged Bird," Maya Angelou
- "little tree," e.e. cummings
- "A Bird, came down the Walk -," Emily Dickinson
- "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," Robert Frost
- "Theme for English B," Langston Hughes
- "Spring," Edna St. Vincent Millay
- "Fog," Carl Sandburg
- "A Carafe, that is a Blind Glass," Gertrude
- "I Hear America Singing," Walt Whitman
- "This Is Just To Say," William Carlos Williams
- "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," William Wordsworth