“The Gladdest Thing” is a phrase from Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem Afternoon on a Hill.”  The site is a collection of good poems, chosen and assembled by Michelle McGinnis. If you’d like to suggest poems to be included here, email Michelle. If you’d like to sign up to receive poems via email when they’re posted,  subscribe here. You can unsubscribe at any time, and your information will never be shared with anyone.

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Want more by the Bard? Check out my dad’s new website devoted to William Shakespeare at myShakespeare.me!

Thank You

A huge thanks to my friend William Blacklock of TwinB Creative for the beautiful new design. You’re the absolute best, William! Thanks also to graphic designer Nico189, who created the lovely Bodoni tree image seen on every page of this site.  It is used with his permission.

And the biggest thanks of all to the poets whose work is showcased here. If one of your poems is on this site, I own a book which contains it. Thank you.

If you are a reader and have discovered a new poet or poem through this site, you can thank me by going out right now and purchasing a book of poetry.