David Lehman's "Curse" reminded me that I have been meaning to ask people to send me curse poems (titles, links, whole poems).
I first thought of this because of Martin Espada's "For the Jim Crow Mexican Restaurant" (which is on-line here, but you have to go to the end of the page to find it). I also like Glyn Maxwell's "Curse on a Child," and my friend Geoff Brock pointed me to Cynthia Huntington's "Curse One" and "Curse Two: The Naming," while Espada himself mentioned Pablo Neruda's "General Franco in Hell."
Whatever your father says you'll oppose
and believe you're acting on principle.
(David Lehman, "Curse")