Well I’ve been meaning to add Pablo Neruda for some time but I’ve yet to actually read poetry by the others.
I know, I know!
Don’t make that face.
I will now go out and do so.
And if, or when, I find that I love them,
I will add them.
Good picks. 😉 And thanks for the comment on my page. Nobody seems to come around for me on pointlessbanter. 😦
Because you’re excellent!
Good to see that Pablo Neruda made it 🙂
I have a very soft spot for Leonard Cohen. Guess its the entire presentation……
Have to research a lot of the other ones.
I love his voice.
I, too, love the Leonard Cohen. I first read his stuff years ago when Sarah M. said he was an inspiration behind her music. I think I printed out tons of his lyrics. Probably still have them somewhere.
Oh yes, Pablo Neruda (:
Have you read anything by Michael Ondaatje? One of my favourite writer/poets – his prose reads like poetry and his poetry like an entwining of both.
Some of the German-language poets are good too.
No I haven’t.
But I shall, thank you.
Good list! Pehaps I’ll see my own name on it one day. 😉
I’d rather see Komunyakka on the list than Bukowski, but he seems to feed the polar mechanism of academia.
Bjork? I thought she has ghostwriters. Regardless, still spent many nights listening to her.
I’ve read nice Frost but the schools really make it a pain because they force nothing but his worst.
Some others you may like (though of course, EE should be present:
(maybe Eliot? At least for Prufrock)
And if you’re feeling it, even Sexton.
Other types, though? Kerouac, the old haiku masters (Shiki and Issa really do kick ass)
Now I just have to wait until I’m on that list and in such welcome company.
I love Carver. Have you ever read him?
And how do I get some poems I wrote to you, you’ve read some of my old pieces but I don’t know if you read some of the other ones….
Reading good poetry might inspire me to write poetry again. 😉
I haven’t but I will.
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I look forward to reading them.
It always helps me.
Er, you posted Elizabeth Bishop twice.