POETS WHO I KEEP WITH ME

in my notebooks
  1. alice walker
  2. nayyirah waheed
  3. ntozake shange
  4. sharon bridgforth
  5. suheir hammad
  6. june jordan
  7. thich nhat hanh
  8. sonia sanchez
  9. andrea gibson
  10. nikki giovanni
  11. marvin k. white
  12. danez smith
  13. key ballah
  14. mary oliver
  15. rainer maria wilke
  16. rumi
  17. lucille clifton
  18. joseph fink & jeffrey cranor
  19. aracelis girmay
  20. toni morrison
  21. sandra cisneros
  22. leah lakshmi piepzna-samarasinha
  23. louise glück