National Poetry Writing Month: Poetry Mixtape #2

It's Tyler again, back with more poems for you all! 

Going through all these poets and work, I have a feeling I'll need to make more than just four mixtapes... Stay tuned. 

This mixtape includes work by Patricia Smith, Wallace Stevens, francine j. harris & many, many others. Thanks to Erin O'Malley, Jordan Jace and others for their suggestions on this list! Remember to send YOUR suggestions to

Finally, if you're looking for places to read & write more poetry, consider signing up for our summer workshops at! Applications are open until May 1st, 2018. 

We haven’t made it to the punch line. Everyone is waiting. Everyone wants resolution, for the poem to click shut. Who gets the last word? Who, in the end, dictates the story? I’m sorry. I really don’t know.
— from "Essay on the Awkward/Black/Object" by Cameron Awkward-Rich (as previously published in The Offing)