2012 Poetry recommendations by the community, and a roundup

Dear readers: you are now invited to comment and mention one or two poems you especially liked in 2012. If you have more than two pieces to recommend, that’s great – please make a post on your blog and link back here. Thank you for participating!


Here is the full list of editors who participated in the series, with links to their posts:

Amal El-Mohtar

Romie StottĀ 

Mitchell Hart

Samantha Henderson

Rose Lemberg

Adrienne J. Odasso

Alexa Seidel

Erzebet YellowBoy


  1. prezzey says:

    Here’s my top 5! I really enjoyed the series, I hope this is the beginning of a tradition :]

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