Long Poems & Book-Length Projects

An Incomplete List in No Particular Order

Originally created for the AWP 2018 Panel "Into the Expanse: Reinventing the Contemporary Long Poem" 

by Marianne Boruch, Sumita Chakraborty, Lindsay Garbutt, Deborah Landau, Don Share, and Robin Beth Schaer


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Basil Bunting, Briggflatts

Ronald Johnson, Ark

Gwendolyn Brooks, Annie Allen

Louis Zukofsky, “A”

Caroline Bergvall, Drift

Gertrude Stein, Stanzas in Meditation

Aimé Césaire, Notebook of a Return to the Native Land

Roger Reeves, “Domestic Violence”

Joy Harjo, “Becoming Seventy”

Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

John Ashbery, “Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror”

Anne Carson, “The Glass Essay”

Ron Silliman, Revelator and The Alphabet

Ezra Pound, Cantos

William Carlos Williams, Paterson and "Asphodel, that Greeny Flower" 

Charles Olson, The Maximus Poems

A.R. Ammons, Tape for the Turn of the Year and Sphere

John Ashbery, Flow Chart

TS Eliot, Four Quartets, “Prufrock,” and “The Waste Land”

Frank Stanford, The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You

Derek Walcott, Omeros

Kenneth Koch, Ko, or A Season on EarthThe Duplications; Seasons on Earth

James Merrill, The Changing Light at Sandover

H.D., Helen in Egypt & Trilogy

Ed Dorn, Slinger

Saul Williams, said the shotgun to the head

Paul Muldoon, Madoc

M. NourbeSe Philip, Zong!

Gerard Manley Hopkins, "The Wreck of the Deutschland" 

Tom Andrews, “Codeine Diary” 

Maureen McLane,  Mz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes

Nuar Alsadir, Fourth Person Singular

Layli Long Soldier, “Whereas Statements”

Brenda Shaughnessy, “Our Andromeda”

James Schuyler, Morning of the Poem

John Milton, “Lycidas”

Walt Whitman, “The Sleepers”

Brigit Pegeen Kelly, “Three Cows & the Moon”

Ellen Bryant Voigt, Kyrie

Adrienne Rich, “Twenty-One Love Poems”

Anne Sexton “Eighteen Days without You,”

Monica Youn, Blackacre

Claudia Rankine, Citizen

Danez Smith, “summer, somewhere”

Frank Bidart, “The Third Hour of the Night”

Alice Oswald’s Memorial and Dart

Rachel Zucker, Museum of Accidents

Erika Meitner, “Dollar General”

Robyn Schiff, “Gate”

Feel free to send additional suggestions and comments to robinschaer@gmail.com