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Famous Backstage Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Backstage poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous backstage poems. These examples illustrate what a famous backstage poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Kinnell, Galway
...At intermission I find her backstage
still practicing the piece coming up next.
She calls it the "solo in high dreary."
Her bow niggles at the string like a hand
stroking skin it never wanted to touch.
Probably under her scorn she is sick
that she can't do better by it. As I am,
at the dreary in me, such as the disparity
between all the tenderness I've received
and the...Read More



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