Sunday, October 16, 2005

Randomly Ordered List of Poets Who Are Important To Me, Over 40 Or Dead

1. Frost
2. Stevens
3. William Carlos Williams
4. Louise Gluck
5. Richard Hugo
6. Bin Ramke
7. Ashbery
8. Keats
9. James Galvin
10. Randall Jarrell
11. Michael Palmer
12. Richard Howard
13. Jorie Graham
14. Larkin
15. James Tate
16. Ted Hughes
17. Allen Grossman
18. Frank Bidart
19. Bridget Pegeen Kelly
20. Bishop
21. Eliot
22. Bill Knott

Similar List of Younger Poets and their books that have blown my mind

1. Shrikanth Reddy: Facts for Visitors
2. Rachel Zucker: The Last Clear Narrative
3. Timothy Donnelly: 27 Props...
4. D.A. Powell: Cocktails
5. Andrew Zawacki: Anabranch
6. Karen Volkman: Spar
7. Brenda Shaughnessy: Interior With Sudden Joy
8. Matthea Harvey: Sad Little Breathing Machine
9. Mark Bibbins: Sky Lounge
10. Oni Buchanon: What Animal
11. Richard Siken: Crush
12. Dan Beachy-Quick: North True South Bright
13. Maurice Manning: A Companion for Owls
14. Joshua Clover: Madonna ano Domini
15. Mary Szybist: Given

No big surprises here, I suppose, but compiling such a list kills time and it's wicked fun.

11 comments:

Marci Rae Johnson said...

I love making lists, and am procrastinating while trying to get through 80 pages of workshop poems I must critique for a workshop where I am to be an assistant leader. I'm just going to make one list, since I'm not sure about the exact ages of all of these. I believe most of them are over 40, though.

1. Alan Michael Parker
2. Li-Young Lee
3. W.S. Merwin
4. Louise Gl├╝ck
5. T.S. Eliot
6. H.D.
7. Emily Dickinson
8. Debra Kang Dean
9. Richard Newman
10. Scott Cairns
11. Jane Hirshfield
12. William Blake
13. Jeanne Murray Walker
14. E.E. Cummings
15. Hopkins
16. Yeats

howie said...

Randomly ordered list of the old and dead poets to whom I often return:
1. Louis MacNeice
2. Derek Mahon
3. Paul Muldoon
4. Charles Simic
5. Carl Dennis
6. Wallace Stevens
7. T.S. Eliot
8. Philip Larkin
9. Simon Armitage
10. Jo Shapcott

Anonymous said...

send me your postal address and i'll send you some of my crummy little
vanity books...

bill knott

email: William_Knott@emerson.edu

Anonymous said...

send me your postal address and i'll send you some of my crummy little
vanity books...

bill knott

email: William_Knott@emerson.edu

Anonymous said...

i think i'm the only vanity poet
on your list. . . the rest are
real poets.... guess you have to
have one ringer

knott

Craig Morgan Teicher said...

Mr. Knott, I don't think of you as a vanity author.

Anonymous said...

Randomly Ordered List of Poets Who Are Important To Me, Over 40 Or Dead

after Craig Teicher


1. Robinson Jeffers
2. Paul Celan
3. William Carlos Williams
4. Lorine Niedecker
5. Richard Hugo
6. Ronald Johnson
7. John Ashbery
8. Tu Fu
9. George Oppen
10. Barbara Guest
11. Robert Creeley
12. Federico Garcia Lorca
13. Robert Penn Warren
14. Sappho
15. Kathleen Fraser
16. Charles Olson
17. George Herbert
18. Susan Howe
19. Rainer Maria Rilke
20. Elizabeth Bishop
21. A.R. Ammons
22. Wallace Stevens

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Similar List of “Younger” Poets and their books(though I had a harder time determining who qualified as “younger”)

also after Craig Teicher


1. Andrew Joron, Fathom
2. Lisa Robertson, XEclogue
3. Tony Tost, Invisible Bride
4. Myung Mi Kim, Commons
5. Joanna Klink, They Are Sleeping
6. Karen Volkman, Spar
7. Sarah Gridley, Weather Eye Open
8. Eleni Sikelianos, Earliest Worlds
9. Daniel Nester, God Save My Queen I & II
10. Elizabeth Robinson, Pure Descent
11. Emily Wilson, The Keep
12. Dan Beachy-Quick, North True South Bright
13. Brandon Downing, Dark Brandon
14. Zhang Er, Verses on Bird
15. Sue Kwock Kim, Notes from the Divided Country

No big surprises here, I suppose, but compiling such a list kills time and it's wicked fun.

Anonymous said...

oh, sorry craig, that last one was me

-brandon

Paul Sweeney said...

I am in the process of putting together a review (for my own pleasure) of Interior With Sudden Joy by Brenda Shaughnessy. Can anyone point me towards (1) other reviews (2) influences on her work (3) her contact address?

Kind Regards

Craig Morgan Teicher said...

Hi Paul,

Oddly enough, Brenda's my fiance. Did you know that? I'd be happy to talk more about this if you'd be up for posting a contact email here.

best wishes,
Craig

CLAY BANES said...

It's refreshing to see someone outside the School of Quietude versus Post Avants brouhaha. God help us.

Mr. Knott deserves special respect, and I promise to republish the Naomi Poems one day.