The Daily Poem
Joy Harjo's "Perhaps the World Ends Here"
Joy Harjo(/ˈhɑːrdʒoʊ/HAR-joh; born May 9, 1951) is an American poet, musician, playwright, and author. She is the incumbentUnited States Poet Laureate, the firstNative Americanto hold that honor. She is also only the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to serve three terms. Harjo is a member of theMuscogee Nation(Este Mvskokvlke) and belongs toOce Vpofv(Hickory Ground).She is an important figure in the second wave of the literaryNative American Renaissanceof the late 20th century. She studied at theInstitute of American Indian Arts, completed her undergraduate degree atUniversity of New Mexicoin 1976, and earned anMFA degreeat theUniversity of Iowain its creative writing program.Bio via Wikipedia
Christina Rossetti's "Sonnets Are Full of Love"
Christina Georgina Rossetti(5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English writer ofromantic, devotional and children's poems, including "Goblin Market" and "Remember". She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in Britain: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set byGustav Holst, Katherine Kennicott Davis, andHarold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Darke and other composers. She was a sister of the artist and poetDante Gabriel RossettiII and features in several of his paintings.Bio via Wikipedia
William Blake's "A Poison Tree"
William Blake(28 November 1757 – 12 August 1827) was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his life, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of thepoetryand visual art of theRomantic Age. What he called his "prophetic works" were said by 20th-century criticNorthrop Fryeto form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language".His visual artistry led 21st-century criticJonathan Jonesto proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced".In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in theBBC's poll of the100 Greatest Britons.Bio via Wikipedia
Caroline Mellor's "We Need to Teach the Children the Old Words"
Caroline Mellor contributes regularly to The Green Parent magazine and her work has also been featured in Rebelle Society, Scribe, Elephant Journal, the Brighton Argus, Permaculture Magazine, Medium and the Viva group.
Ted Kooser's "Daddy Longlegs"
Theodore J. Kooser(born 25 April 1939)is an Americanpoet. Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2005. He served asPoet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congressfrom 2004 to 2006.Kooser was one of the first poets laureate selected from the Great Plains,and is known for his conversational style of poetry.Bio via Wikipedia
Seamus Heaney's "Three-Piece Suit"
Seamus Justin HeaneyMRIA(/ˈʃeɪməsˈhiːni/; 13 April 1939– 30 August 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright and translator. He received the 1995Nobel Prize in Literature.Among his best-known works isDeath of a Naturalist(1966), his first major published volume. Heaney was and is still recognised as one of the principal contributors to poetry in Ireland during his lifetime. American poetRobert Lowelldescribed him as "the most important Irish poet sinceYeats", and many others, including the academicJohn Sutherland, have said that he was "the greatest poet of our age".Robert Pinskyhas stated that "with his wonderful gift of eye and ear Heaney has the gift of the story-teller."Upon his death in 2013,The Independentdescribed him as "probably the best-known poet in the world".Bio via Wikipedia
Louise Gluck's "Averno"
Louise Elisabeth Glück(/ɡlɪk/,GLICK;born April 22, 1943) is an American poet and essayist. She won the 2020Nobel Prize in Literature, whose judges praised "her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal".Her other awards include thePulitzer Prize,National Humanities Medal,National Book Award,National Book Critics Circle Award, andBollingen Prize. From 2003 to 2004, she wasPoet Laureate of the United States.Bio via Wikipedia
Claude McKay's "Easter Flower"
Festus Claudius "Claude" McKayOJ(September 15, 1890– May 22, 1948) was aJamaican-Americanwriter and poet. He was a central figure in theHarlem Renaissance.