For a chance to win a copy of Love Poetry Out Loud, a delightful anthology edited by Robert Alden Rubin, mention one of your favorite steamy poems in the Comments sections — and link to it. It could be a love poem, a summer poem, a poem with a fiery tone, etc.
I hope you enjoy the ten hotties below, and I can’t wait to check out your favorites.
—Lauren Moseley, Algonquin Publicity Assistant and resident poet
1. “What Do Women Want?” by Kim Addonizio
2. “Wild Nights – Wild Nights!” by Emily Dickinson
3. “Hades’ Pitch” by Rita Dove
4. “Privilege of Being” by Robert Hass
5. “Heat” by Denis Johnson
6. “Cortège” by Carl Phillips
7. “Sonnet 130” by William Shakespeare
8. “Litany in Which Certain Things Are Crossed Out” by Richard Siken
9. “First Love” by Jean Valentine
10. “I Sing the Body Electric” by Walt Whitman
Lauren Moseley received her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is a recipient of an artist’s grant from the Money for Women/Barbara Deming Memorial Fund, and her poems have appeared in Arts & Letters, Best New Poets 2009, Cimarron Review, Lumina, The Southeast Review, and elsewhere. Her poetry reviews can be found in The Los Angeles Review, Pleiades, and storySouth.