A micro-anthology of contemporary poetry.
The selection is made from poems I have read or heard and enjoyed that are available online. They aren't always the best each poet has to offer, but that's not the point. Where possible, use the audio. Any poets you like, google them doing readings. 92Y usually has good ones. I'll expand the list as I think of others. Contemporary means written in my lifetime, roughly. I'm not fussy about UK/US distinctions.
Night Prayer, Sally Read
I happened to be standing, Mary Oliver (audio)
The Mulberry Tree, John Heath-Stubbs (audio)
Philip Larkin in New Orleans, Anthony Thwaite (video, poem starts 2 mins in)
Harvard Classics, Henri Cole
interglacial, Niall O'Sullivan
Remembering Milton in the Night at Sea, Ruth Padel
Mother Scrubbing the floor, U.A.Fanthorpe
The Red Sea, Stephen Edgar (audio)
Go back to the opal sunset, Clive James
In the Attic, Andrew Motion
Rain, Don Patterson