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in celebration poetry.org presents a selection of poems that have helped shape our modern American literary landscape:

Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou
homage to my hips” by Lucille Clifton
Dear March – Come in – (1320)” by Emily Dickinson
[we fight back to control the outside]” by kari edwards
Cherry Stems” by Kimiko Hahn
Lais” by H. D.
The Black Unicorn” by Audre Lorde
Page 39 / arrives early for the date” by Harryette Mullen
Ode of Girls’ Things” by Sharon Olds
The Anactoria Poem” by Sappho
Her Kind” by Anne Sexton
Alphabet of Mother Language” by Anne Waldman