1. Usually I like to take notice of National Poetry Month. This year, it has almost completely passed me by. List of poems read by me and my students in class this month:
- Paradise Lost, John Milton (excerpts)
- “Verses on the Death of Dr. Swift,” Jonathan Swift
- “Essay on Criticism” and “Essay on Man,” Alexander Pope
- “The Vanity of Human Wishes,” Samuel Johnson
- Jubilate Agno (“My Cat Jeoffry”), Christopher Smart
- Canterbury Tales (various), Geoffrey Chaucer
That kept us pretty busy.