Although I’m a Dickinsonian, my favourite poem is Between Walls by William Carlos Williams.
The reason why it’s my favourite piece is because I can do an extensive reading on a concise poem. It also encouraged me to write in other places, like a hospital, which I have done. And, I love the abstraction and the constraints.
I learned to do a reading on this poem, through a Coursera MOOC, called ModPo, aka a Modern and Contemporary American Poetry course that I highly recommend. And, each September I can take it again. I can hardly wait for my second go round. Would you like to join me and many others?