30 Poems to Last and Last

“The most moving poems linger on the blackboard so long, written in cursive so lovely, they also exist inside our fingertips,” said Ann Beattie. Our Tenth Annual Poetry Contest opens May 15, and every day leading up to the contest we are featuring an exceptional poem by an established or emerging writer. The works below will stay with you long after you read them. May they also fill you to the fingertips with deep reading pleasure.