Zone by Guillaume Apollinaire, 

   tr. Donald Revell

somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond 

by E. E. Cummings  

Vacation by Rita Dove

The Changing Light 

by Lawrence Ferlinghetti  

The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost

Orlando Blues [1st Chorus] 

by Jack Kerouac

The Strange Hours Travelers Keep by August Kleinzahler 

Flying at Night by Ted Kooser 

Roadside Attractions with the Dogs of America 

by Ada Limn 

Making a Fist by Naomi Shihab Nye 

Lake Isle of Innisfree by W. B. Yeats 

Poetry Landmarks
Summer is the perfect time to make a poetry pilgrimage. Plan your route by taking a look at our poetry landmarks, from Emily Dickinson's home in Amherst, Massachusetts, all the way to Robinson Jeffers's house in Carmel, California.

Take a trip through the diverse landscape of contemporary American poetry by listening to poems by Kenneth Koch, Philip Levine, Harryette Mullen, and others who will accompany you on the road or at home.
We asked Macgregor Card, Matthew Dickman, Rita Dove, Janaka Stucky, and others to talk about their favorite poetry pilgrimages. Find out about the literary hotspots they've visited, and take off in search of your own this summer.

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