- participatory poems, though I can't find an example of one.
- self conciliatory poems (example)
How much better to be in suburbia absorbing hand gestures and road signs than to be roaring down a dirt road kicking up dust everywhere.
How much better to be crossing a covered bridge in Pennsylvania or watching the fading sunsets of a Carolina beach.
Billy Collins came to Duke last week and had the audience in hysterics. All his talking about dogs finally made me appreciate my cat.