July is a rich time for poetry; a time for summer poems. We love the nostalgia of the heat, the summer camps, thunderstorms, the plenty of the farm, tanned legs, and even slugs. Here are a few of our favorite summer poems.
- Sharon Olds: “The Summer-Camp Bus Pulls Away from the Curb“
- Dana Gioia: “Summer Storm” (watch him read it here)
- Tony Hoagland: “Jet“
- Mark Strand: “My Mother on an Evening in Late Summer“
- Gary Soto: “A Red Palm“
It’s time to get writing. What are your favorite poems of the warmest season?