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 incumbent United States Poet Laureate, the first Native American to hold that honor. She is also only the second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to serve three terms. Harjo is a member of the Muscogee Nation (Este Mvskokvlke) and belongs to Oce Vpofv (Hickory Ground). She is an important figure in the second wave of the literary Native American Renaissance of the late 20th century. She studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts, completed her undergraduate degree at University of New Mexico in 1976, and earned an MFA degree at the University of Iowa in its creative writing program.
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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 the poetry and visual art of the Romantic Age. What he called his "prophetic works" were said by 20th-century critic Northrop Frye to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language". His visual artistry led 21st-century critic Jonathan Jones to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced". In 2002, Blake was placed at number 38 in the BBC's poll of the 100 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 American poet. Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2005. He served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 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