3 Poems by... Archive
Poetry Discussion Group
For our upcoming programs, please go to The 3 Poems by… Poetry Discussion Group, which discusses three poems by a selected poet or about a selected topic once a month.
3 Poems by Emily Dickinson
3 Poems by ee.cummings
- "sonnet entitled how to run the world"
- "maggie and milly and molly and may"
- "pity this busy monster, manunkind,"
3 Poems by Billy Collins
- "The Afterlife"
- "First Reader"
Thursday, March 12, 2009
3 Poems about…Time
3 Poems by Sharon Olds
3 Poemsby Robert Frost
3 Poems by W.S. Merwin
- For the Anniversary of My Death
- To the Insects
- After the Alphabets
3 Poems by James Wright
3 Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa
3 Poems by Jorie Graham
- "What Is Called Thinking: After Trakl" from Region of Unlikeness (The subtitle, which Graham dropped after its initial publication, refers to poet George Trakl.)
- "I Watched a Snake" from Erosion
- "Mind" from Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts
Four Poems by Nikki Giovanni
- "Ego Tripping (there may be a reason why)"
- "Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day"
- "Poem on the Assassination of Robert F. Kennedy"
Although closely associated with Carmel, California, where he lived from 1914 until his death in 1962, Jeffers was born in Pittsburgh.
3+1 Poems by Robinson Jeffers
3 Poems on Photography
Poetry Discussion Group: Library & Museum Collaboration
In this collaboration between the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, we will discuss three poems about or inspired by photography. Join us for this special session related to the exhibition "On Reading" by André Kertész. We'll begin with a 15-minute gallery talk highlighting visual and literary connections, then converse with fellow readers and library staff in a casual museum setting.
Alicia Ostriker (1937-)
Three Poesm by Alicia Ostriker
- "In the Dust" from The
Mother/Child Papers, 1980
(Also collected in The
Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998).
The poem refers to and includes epigraphs from William Wordsworth
and Jack Spicer. Here is the Wordsworth
poem, also called Daffodils. The Jack Spicer epigraph quotes
part 3 of the poem "Love Poems."
Crack in Everything, 1996.
This poem is part 4 of a 12-part sequence, but we'll be focusing
on part 4, "Mastectomy," for the discussion.
(Also collected in The Little Space: Poems Selected and New, 1968-1998).
The poem refers to and includes epigraphs from William Wordsworth and Jack Spicer. Here is the Wordsworth poem, also called Daffodils. The Jack Spicer epigraph quotes part 3 of the poem "Love Poems."
This poem is part 4 of a 12-part sequence, but we'll be focusing on part 4, "Mastectomy," for the discussion.
Sylvia Plath (1932 - 1963)
3 Poems + 1
- Black Rook in Rainy Weather
- Lady Lazarus
Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)
- "i went to the valley" from Good News about the Earth, 1972
- "sorrows" from Voices, 2008
- "Dream of Foxes" from The Terrible Stories, 1998
Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
3 Poems +2
Adrienne Rich (1929 - )
June 9, 2011
Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
- To The Reader
- The Balcony
- A Carrion
- The Albatross
- Be Drunk
"Wildpeace" (from Behind All This a Great Happiness Is Hiding, 1976)
"Tourist" (from Poems of Akhziv, 1963-1968)
"Not Like a Cypress" (from Two Hopes Away, 1958)
3 Poems +1
"Reunions with a Ghost"
"I Can't Get Started
February 9, 2012
March 8, 2012
3 Poems +1
I Wandered Lonely As a Cloud
Lines Written a Few Miles Above Tintern Abbey
The World Is Too Much With Us
April 12, 2012
- Books by Eavan Boland
- Books about Eavan Boland
- PBS News Hour: Conversation with Eavan Boland (3/9/2012)
- Poetry Foundation: Eavan Boland
- Poets.org: Eavan Boland
- Wikipedia: Eavan Boland
- YouTube: Eavan Boland Readings
3 Poems +2
"It's a Woman's World"
"On the Gift of The Birds of America"
June 14, 2012
3 Sonnets by Shakespeare
- William Shakespeare's Sonnets
- AuthorSheets: William Shakespeare: Sonnets & Poetry
- Poetry Foundation: William Shakespeare
- Poets.org: William Shakespeare
- Wikipedia: William Shakespeare
3 Sonnets +1
18: Shall I compare thee to a summer's day?
Sonnet 35: No more be grieved at that which thou hast done
Sonnet 130: My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Sonnet 73: That time of year thou mayst in me behold
September 13, 2012
- Books by Gwendolyn Brooks
- Books about Gwendolyn Brooks
- Library of Congress Web Guide: Gwendolyn Brooks
- Poetry Foundation: Gwendolyn Brooks
- Poets.org: Gwendolyn Brooks
- Wikipedia: Gwendolyn Brooks
3 Poems + 1
October 11, 2012
3 Poems +1
November 8, 2012
3 Poems +1
W. B. Yeats (1865-1939)
3+1 Poems by W. B. Yeats
Marianne Moore (1887–1972)
3+1 Poems by Marianne Moore
Richard Hugo (1923-1982)
4 Poems by Richard Hugo
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
3 Poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
3+1 Poems by Langston Hughes
William Stafford (1914-1993)
3+2 Poems by William Stafford
3+1 Poems by Denise Levertov
- In the Land of Shinar
- A Tree Telling of Orpheus
- Blue Rim of Memory
- What Were They Like
Edna St. Vincent Millay
3+1 Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay
3+1 Poems by Anthony Hecht
3+1 Poems by John Donne
Percy Bysshe Shelley
3+1 Poems by Percy Bysshe Shelley
3 Poems by Alice Notley
Naomi Shihab Nye
3+1 Poems by Naomi Shihab Nye
3+1 Poems by Galway Kinnell
W. D. Snodgrass
3+1 Poems by W. D. Snodgrass
Rainer Maria Rilke