HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY from LARB Poetry! We’ve forgone the usual pipe cleaners, plastic googly eyes and Elmer’s glue and decided to send you a heart-shaped box full of poets talking about poems they love. Click on each “Valentine” and read and listen. Feel free to send these poems along to someone and to add your thoughts on a poem on our comments page. Though we have recently heard otherwise, poetry’s complicated heart keeps beating. It’s because of poets like these and readers like you. Thanks.


— Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Joshua Rivkin & Elizabeth Metzger for LARB Poetry


[Click on a poet:]


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Dan Beachy-Quick on Emily Dickinson


 


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Reginald Dwayne Betts on Reginald Shepherd


         


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Natalie Diaz on Federico García Lorca


 


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Alex Dimitrov on John Keats


 


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Eloise Klein Healy on Christina Rosetti


 


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Sean Hill on Kevin Young


 


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Brett Fletcher Lauer on Kuan Tao-sheng


 


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Dana Levin on E.E. Cummings


 


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Adrian Matejka on Pablo Neruda


 


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Jill McDonough on Elizabeth Bishop


 


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Lynn Melnick on Lynn Emanuel


 


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John Murillo on Etheridge Knight


 


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Meghan O’Rourke on Wallace Stevens


 


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Jessica Piazza on Alan Dugan


 


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Sarah Vap on Natalie Diaz


 


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Matthew Zapruder on Frank O’Hara