5 Poems For National Great Poetry Reading Day

Poetry is meant to be heard so to celebrate National Great Poetry Reading Day, listen to these five poets.

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Poetry is a literary form that is spoken art—poetry must be spoken in order to be best appreciated. Throughout time, poetry was well associated with theater, drama, and eloquence. To be well accomplished in not only writing good poetry but also delivering it eloquently and compellingly was an art of its own. Today is National Great Poetry Reading Day and to celebrate a day of poetry, hear are five unforgettable poetry readings that you must listen to.

1. “Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou

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2. Selected Poems from Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong

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3. “Postcolonial Love Poem,” by Natalie Diaz

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4. “The Miracle of Morning,” by Amanda Gorman

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5. “High Water,” by Ada Limón

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For more on poetry, take a look at this article celebrating some of the most influential poets to ever live, here.

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