Thursday, May 03, 2007

13 Poets

In answer to the question--

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

No blog friends
No real-life friends
No real-life mentors
Alive as of this writing

In no particular order...

1. Li-Young Lee
2. Dorothy Barresi
3. Julianna Baggott
4. Bob Hicok
5. Beth Ann Fennelly
6. Denise Duhamel
7. Marie Howe
8. Ted Kooser
9. Tony Hoagland
10. Dorianne Laux
11. David Lehman
12. Heather McHugh
13. Someone I haven't read yet


  1. love your list, Kelli. I'm glad I am not the only one who would put Lee at the top.


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