40 Top Poems in The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database
Each year we take time to celebrate the poems visited most in The Quarry: A Social Justice Poetry Database. Every list is a way to acknowledge what gets us through challenges, what guides us back to joy and resilience, what connects and affirms us so we continue to show up for one another. In 2020, these reminders are ever more essential. Each week of December this year, we offer 10 Top Poems, 40 in total, to accompany you into 2021. May they be good company now and through the new year!
Top 10 Poems of All Time
Ross Gay, Aracelis Girmay, Bianca Lynn Spriggs, Richard Blanco, Saida Agostini, Elexia Alleyne, Kaveh Akbar, Amanda Gorman, Clint Smith, and Fatimah Asghar
Top 10 Poems of 2020
Cameron Awkward-Rich, Kyle Dargan, Justice Ameer, Mahogany L. Browne, Darius Simpson, Eve L. Ewing, Daria-Ann Martineau, M Kamara, and Safia Elhillo
10 Top Youth Poems
Elexia Alleyne, Marjan Naderi, Taylor Johnson, Kenneth Carroll III, Imani Davis, Lauren May, Ella Jaya Sran, M Kamara, and Maren Lovey Wright-Kerr
Tune in to 10 of the most visited poems since the launch of The Quarry by DC Youth Slam Team alumni, youth poetry contest winners, past afterschool program participants, poetry slam champs, and Teaching Artists of Split This Rock's Youth Programs! Get the full list in the Poems of the Week newsletter shared on December 18, 2020 or by visiting the collection in The Quarry.
Top Poems of 2019
Nickole Brown, Gowri Koneswaran, Franny Choi, Shabnam Piryaei, Arisa White, Matt Daly, Jonathan Mendoza, Jessica Jacobs, Deborah Paredez, and Angelique Palmer
Reflect back to poems published in 2019 and take in the 10 most visited that year. Find the full list in the Poems of the Week newsletter shared Friday, December 25, 2020 or visit the collection in The Quarry.
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