The Pig Poets

Pig Poets

Here are poetic compositions that consider the pig and how it ably serves and inspires every verse form.

Poetic works by Edwin G. Adams in which pigs are the subject, inspiration, a significant component of the imagery, a thematic form or a symbol.

Poetic works by Oscar Fay Adams in which pigs are the subject, inspiration, a significant component of the imagery, a thematic form or a symbol.

Poetic works by Barthélémy Aneau in which pigs are the subject, inspiration, a significant component of the imagery, a thematic form or a symbol.

Joanne Arnott, Canada, (b. 1960), poetry includes: she is riding. Arnott is a writer, poet and cultural worker. Much of her published work focuses on her heritage in the Métis people of Canada, who trace their ancestry to a mix of First Nations and European peoples.

Margaret Atwood, Canada, (b. 1939) – poetry about pigs. Pig Song. Circe / Mud Poems. Atwood is a poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist, critic and environmental activist.

Ken Babstock, Canada (b. 1970), poetry includes: The Sickness Unto Death, and Harris on The Pig. Found. Babstock is a poet.He worked at the Poetry Faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts and is currently the poetry editor for the Toronto-based press House of Anansi. He lives lives in Toronto.

Poetic works by Gary Bachlund in which pigs are the subject, inspiration, a significant component of the imagery, a thematic form or a symbol.

Aaron Baker, United States, (contemporary), poems include: Chimbu Wedding. Baker spent his childhood in a remote part of the Chimbu Highlands in Papua, New Guinea, where his parents were missionaries. He teaches creative writing at Loyola University Chicago.

Poetic works by Ellen Wade Beals in which pigs are the subject, inspiration, a significant component of the imagery, a thematic form or a symbol.

Henry Eric Beissel, Germany/Canada (b. 1929), poetry includes: The Boar and the Dromedar. Beissel is a poet, playwright, essayist, translator and editor. He was on the English faculty at Sir George Williams, now Concordia, University, in Montreal (1966-1996).

A random image of a pig, hog, boar or swine from the collection at Porkopolis.