Other People’s Poetry

For links to Tessara’s poetry, click here.

Every Friday, starting in January 2015, a poem by another poet will be posted on Tessara’s Facebook page. This is an archive of those posts.

30 January 2015
To the Roaring Wind
by Wallace Stevens

6 February 2015
by Linda Hogan

13 February 2015
Still I Rise
by Maya Angelou

20 February 2015
Tonight I Can Write
by Pablo Neruda
translated by W.S. Merwin

27 February 2015
Call Letters: Mrs. V. B.
by Maya Angelou

6 March 2015
For The Straight Folks Who Don’t Mind Gays But Wish They Weren’t So Blatant
by Pat Parker

13 March 2015
Mother to Son
by Langston Hughes

20 March 2015
by Seamus Heaney

27 March 2015
After Arguing against the Contention That Art Must Come from Discontent
by William E. Stafford

3 April 2015
Human Family
by Maya Angelou

10 April 2015
by William E. Stafford

17 April 2015
by Ntozake Shange

24 April 2015
To a Girl Who Knew What Side Her Bread Was Buttered On
by Audre Lorde

1 May 2015
by Rita Dove

8 May 2015
Dream Dust
by Langston Hughes

15 May 2015
Family Affairs
by Maya Angelou

22 May 2015
To the Diaspora
by Gwendolyn Brooks

29 May 2015
Frederick Douglass: 1817-1895
by Langston Hughes

5 June 2015
by Audre Lorde

12 June 2015
A Message from the Wanderer
by William E. Stafford

19 June 2015
by Jayne Cortez

26 June 2015
by Audre Lorde

3 July 2015
Pisces Horoscope for December 21, 2012
by Dena Rash Guzman

10 July 2015
Do Not Speak of the Dead
by Cecilia Llompart

17 July 2015
by James Baldwin

24 July 2015
Benjamin Sleeping
by Wendy Wisner

31 July 2015
by James Baldwin

7 August 2015
On Your Parents’ Stoop
by Wendy Wisner

14 August 2015
776. Lucifer in Starlight
by George Meredith

21 August 2015
Peace on Earth
Christmas, 1989

by Audre Lorde

28 August 2015
by Ashley Inguanta

4 September 2015
by Maya Angelou

11 September 2015
Borderline Mambo
by Rita Dove

18 September 2015
Those Tears
by Chrystos

25 September 2015
poem where I be a house, hence, you live in me
by Danez Smith

2 October 2015
Fire Woman
by Keisha-Gaye Anderson

9 October 2015
a little love song
by Dena Rash Guzman

16 October 2015
by Seamus Heaney

23 October 2015
A Note
by Wislawa Szymborksa
translated by Stanislaw Baranczak & Clare Cavanaugh

30 October 2015
by Amy Lowell

6 November 2015
alternate names for black boys
by Danez Smith

13 November 2015
Colonization In Reverse
by Louise Bennett

20 November 2015
The Sea is History
by Derek Walcott

27 November 2015
Death and the City
by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

4 December 2015
My First Memory (of Librarians)
by Nikki Giovanni

11 December 2015
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
by Langston Hughes

18 December 2015
The Tradition
by Jericho Brown

25 December 2015
The Night Where You No Longer Live
by Meghan O’Rourke

23 April 2016
Another Elegy
by Jericho Brown

30 April 2016
Bleecker Street, Summer
by Derek Walcott


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