7 of the greatest modern poems

This national poetry day, enjoy these iconic modern poems.

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In the UK, today is National Poetry Day! Many people use the day to share their favourite poems from the canon, but here at the New Statesman, we thought we’d share our favourite great modern poems. Check out the list below!

1. The Button-Down Life

2. What Rome Is About

3. David: My Ex-Husband

4. Unnecessary Wind

5. Point of View

6. A Wise Choice

7. The Naughtiest Thing

Anna Leszkiewicz is the New Statesman's deputy culture editor.