Poetry 28 September 2017 7 of the greatest modern poems This national poetry day, enjoy these iconic modern poems. Sign UpGet the New Statesman\'s Morning Call email. Sign-up 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 › Amber Rose's Slutwalk: is the controversial feminist movement still relevant? Anna Leszkiewicz is culture editor of the New Statesman. Subscribe For more great writing from our award-winning journalists subscribe for just £1 per month!