Thursday, May 03, 2007

Calculate your impact


Read this question over on Sturgeon's Law.

Say someone asked me, "I kind of like poetry, but I don't know anything about contemporary poetry. Who should I read?"

My taste in "contemporary" poetry is fairly non-contemporary, but I consider anyone still writing in the 1960's to be contemporary, so with that in mind here is my list for today (in no particular order).

Robert Wrigley
Evan S. Connell
Robert Penn Warren
Larry Levis
Albert Goldbarth
William Matthews
Bob Hicok
James Wright
Ted Hughes
Galway Kinnell
James Dickey
Gary Snyder


I have a poem up at Diagram.