Contemporary writers discuss their favorite romantic sentiments by Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, Sylvia Plath, and more

banner_love poetry.jpg

U.S. States with Great Love Stories
A Guide to Bad Film Romance
Wes Anderson Valentines

Here's help for anyone scrambling to find that perfect last-minute Valentine's note to scribble inside their beau's pink card. I've asked a few great poets to talk about their favorite love poem or the line of poetry they find most romantic; their responses are below. Some of the selected verses may not, on their faces, be Hallmark-ready, but each one speaks to the power of love in its own way.

This post also appears on Flavorpill, an Atlantic partner site.