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favorite poets?

Posted by paula on July 20, 2001, at 13:31:52

Hi All,

Who are your favorite current poets? I've spent most of my time lately reading medieval and renaissance poetry, so I'm curious about some more, uh, modern folks. Off the top of my head, I'd nominate Amy Lowell and James Agee. Admittedly, neither even comes close to being "current." I love the visual quality of Lowell's work. I've only read Agee's _A Death in the Family_. Composer Samuel Barber used parts of the Preface--which is prosodic poetry, really--as the text for his work "Knoxville: Summer of 1915." (Just to connect this back up with depression, "Knoxville" is a richly, beautifully nostalgic piece, but the end has always had a certain resonance for me on the existential front. Anyone know this work?)

Anna Laura, I'm especially curious about current Italian poets. Any favorites? I need to expand my repetoire beyond the '500. :)

Procrastinating constructively....




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