Did these poems shape America? At The Rumpus, David Biespiel is putting out a series of essays on “21 Poems That Shaped America.” Here are the first eleven: “SKINHEAD” “THE GODS” “THE CITY LIMITS” “SONG OF THE GOURD” “AGAINST HATRED“ “FACING IT” “TO ELSIE” “THE LOST PILOT” “ROOSTERS” “PROSPECTIVE IMMIGRANTS PLEASE NOTE” “AVE MARIA” “THE IDEA OF ANCESTRY” Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.