What National Poetry Month Means to a Former Poet

Apr 24, 2012

Commentator and former poet, Jennifer Pemberton, wants to remind listeners that April is National Poetry Month and you don't have to be a poet -- or even look like one -- to celebrate poetry in America.

These are the poems that nearly bring her out of retirement every time she reads them:

Musee Des Beaux Arts by W.H. Auden

A Display of Mackerel by Mark Doty

Poppies in October by Sylvia Plath

Stone by Charles Simic

Barbed Wire by Henry Taylor

Birches by Robert Frost