And now for my list of required poems from 2015. As with my Non-Fiction list, this is absolutely not exhaustive. Nor should it be considered a Best of 2015. These are just 50 or so poems that I stumbled on and that I bookmarked so I could come back and reread them throughout the year.
Kazim Ali. "Earthquake Days." from Poetry Magazine.
Arlene Ang and Valerie Fox. "Scarecrow Lists of Failures and Grocery Items." from Thrush Poetry Journal.
Julie Brooks Barbour. "Fragmented." from Stirring.
Ace Boggess. "I Don't Know Why You Still Care, But Do You?" from The Pedestal Magazine.
Maari Carter. "Homemade Sin." from Sundog Lit.
Sara Biggs Chaney. "St. Eugenia Declares Her Allegiances." from Thrush Poetry Journal.
Kazumi Chin. "Bruce Lee's Fist is Cut Open by a Glass Bottle." from Boxcar Poetry Review.
Franny Choi. "Bedtime Story." from The Journal.
Adam Clay. "Biography at the Speed of Light." from Tupelo Quarterly.
Tasha Cotter. "Solar." from Superstition Review.
Lisa Fay Coutley. "Researchers Find Mice Pass On Trauma To Subsequent Generations" and "Delayed Communique from Poet to Astronaut." from KR Online.
Annie Diamond. "Self-Portrait in the Bed of a Stranger." from The Fem.
Anna Finn. "When my sister tells me she doesn't believe in god anymore." from Boxcar Poetry Review.
Ariel Francisco. "Post Hurricane, Miami." from The Boiler.
Jennifer Ghivan. "Bird Woman." from The Boiler.
Elise Hempel. "Mosaic." from Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Sara Henning. "The Things of the World Go On Without Us." from Quarterly West.
Allison Joseph. "Night Watch for Traveling Husband." from Whale Road Review.
Les Kay. "Self-Portrait as Gallery Opening." from Superstition Review.
Athena Kildegaard. "Turkey Hen." from Up The Staircase Quarterly.
Tricia Knoll. "Walking into the Shadows of Ashford Forest." from Up the Staircase Quarterly.
EJ Koh. "Leaning on Heaven." from Boxcar Poetry Journal.
EJ Koh. "Paradise." from Midway Journal.
Debora Kuan. "Teen Ghost." from Blue Lyra Review.
Peter LaBerge. "Testimony (Eclipse)" from Linebreak.
Katie Manning. "Sex & Santa." from Stirring.
Caits Meissner. "M A N I F E S T O for my homegirls." from The Fem.
Anna Meister. "Trigger." from The Adroit Journal.
Kathryn Merwin. "Empress (The Diviner)." from The Blueshift Journal.
Jennifer Met. "Talisman." from Sleet Magazine.
Carly Joy Miller. "Why You Tried to Drown." from Memorious.
Rosalie Moffett. "Weird Prayers." from Blackbird.
T.A. Noonan. "Three Poems from The Ep[is]odes: a reformation of Horace." from Split Lip Magazine.
Sarah Rose Nordgren. "Kindling." from The Adroit Journal.
Hieu Minh Nguyen. "White Boy Time Machine: Instructional Manual." from Devil's Lake.
Sharon Olinka. "Becoming Donkey Lady." from The Drunken Boat.
Patty Paine. "Antiphony." from Thrush Poetry Journal.
Jennifer Richter. "I Find Myself Shelved between Rich and Rilke." from Thrush Poetry Journal.
Linda Rodriguez. "Crow Mother (for Frida Kahlo)." from The Pedestal Magazine.
Nicole Rollender. "Labor." from Stirring.
Gianna Russo. "Old Orange Avenue." from Gulf Stream.
Whitney Schultz. "Lot's Wife Speaks." from ELKE Journal.
Brittney Scott. "Faith in Love and Quantum Physics." from Linebreak.
Danez Smith. "So I guess it won't be a bullet." from Linebreak.
Melissa Stein. "Semaphore." from Memorious.
Alison Stine. "Dear Weather." from The Rumpus.
Talin Tahajian. "Dream sequence for birds." from Boxcar Poetry Review.
Adam Tavel. "On a Biographical Pamphlet of Luther Ladd, First Martyr of the Civil War, Who Died During the 1861 Baltimore Riot." from Valparaiso Poetry Review.
Rhiannon Thorne. "See How the Hurtsickle Stays." from The Pedestal Magazine.
Ocean Vuong. "Someday I'll Love Ocean Vuong." from The New Yorker.