Staff Picks: National Poetry Month 2019
AWP | April 2019
During National Poetry Month, the staff of AWP shared their favorite poetry. We gathered the list of staff favorites to help continue poetry reading all year long. Make sure to enjoy Conference Assistant Chelsea McLin’s reading, along with a tribute to Mary Oliver from the Writer to Writer Mentorship Program Booth at #AWP19.
“The Lanyard” by Billy Collins
“Road Music” by Richard Siken
“Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
“won’t you celebrate with me” by Lucille Clifton
“The Armadillo” by Elizabeth Bishop
“Much Madness is divinest Sense” by Emily Dickinson
“Teaching Dreams” by Cecil W Morris
“Darwin's Finches” by Deborah Digges
“Average Black Girl” by Ernestine Johnson as read by Chelsea McLin, AWP Conference Assistant
“The Summer Day” by Mary Oliver as read by attendees at the 2019 AWP Conference & Bookfair.