The Favorite Poem Project

What's your favorite poem?

Skokie Public Library joined The Favorite Poem Project, a national initiative developed by United States Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky, with an evening of "Poetry in the Petty" on Monday, April 12, 1999. Following is a list of the participants and the poems they read.


Carolyn Anthony - Director, Skokie Public Library
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud by William Wordsworth
Susan Van Dusen - representing Mayor Van Dusen, Village of Skokie
Warning by Jenny Joseph and Endings by Lynn Kozma
Lisa Edelson - Executive Director, Skokie Chamber of Commerce
A Closet Full of Shoes by Shel Silverstein
Somer Nissan - Niles North High School
I'm Leaving by Waelkfory (in Arabic)
Julia Godun - Niles North High School
Love by Edward Asadov (in Russian)
Neal Ney - Director, Evanston Public Library
Birds and Fishes by Robinson Jeffers
Lesley Williams - Evanston Public Library
Poem to a Dead Soldier and Crowns and Garlands by Langston Hughes
Roger Stein - Principal, Niles West High School
Execution by Edward Hirsch
Paul Ulyanov - Niles North High School
I Loved You by Alexander Pushkin (in Russian)
Alan Damarsky - Niles North High School
There are No More Butterflies and To Run Away to a Different Place (in Hebrew)
Alma Molino
Against Still Life by Margaret Atwood
Jeremy Groh
As One Put Drunk into the Packet- Boat by John Ashbery
Alex Chernyavskiy - Niles North High School
Excerpt from Borodino (in Russian)
Tim Paperny - Niles North High School
Untitled (in Russian)
Darlene Hoseman
Our Haven by Darlene Hoseman
Helen Moshak
Alive Together and Daughter by Liesel Mueller
Chris Kabir - Niles North High School
April by Edna St. Vincent Millay
Mariya Sukher - Niles North High School
Beautiful Fall by Nikolai Krasov (in Russian)
Thomas Neihengen - Media Specialist, Niles North High School
Home Burial by Robert Frost
James Batts - English Department, Niles West High School
There's Magic in the Hollow by James Batts
Albert Aessa - Niles North High School
Love Poem (in Maltese)
Andrea Norstad - Niles North High School
Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day by Nikki Giovani
Pearl Cohen
Hypnotic Senses by Pearl Cohen
Peter Milan - Niles North High School
Atlantis (in Russian)
Asima Nazeen - Niles North High School
My Country (in Gujarati)
Bettina Maravolo - Barnes & Noble/Village Crossing
Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
Vlad Brunshteyn - Niles North High School
Poem (in Russian)
Pauline Szapiro
Fiftieth Class Renuion by Pauline Szapiro
Victoria Muravina - Niles North High School
Summer Garden (in Russian)
Steven Jablonski - Skokie Public Library
Shield of Achilles by W. H. Auden
Carol Wechter - Still Acting Up
2000 Here We Come by Carol Wechter
Roman Pistryak - Niles North High School
Uznik (in Russian)
Alex Tchaplygin - Niles North High School
I Loved You by Alexander Pushkin (in Russian)
Ruchit Shah - Niles North High School
The Monster that Ate the Cafeteria
Anastasia Alter - Niles North High School
Conscience and Love by Alexander Pushkin (in Russian)
Max Krupsky - Niles North High School
The Star Called Sun (in Russian)
Mike Khait - Niles North High School
Rain (in Russian)
Sofi Isakhanian - Niles North High School
I made a Bridge by Tanya Bulanova (in Russian)
Emanuel Aessa - Niles North High School
My Love (in Assyrian)