100 Worthy Poets from the Past 100 Ye...

100 Worthy Poets from the Past 100 Years

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#1 Aug 25, 2014
Here it is... the 41 Worthy Poets from the Past 100 Years (part one of 100).

E.E. Cummings
Robert Frost
Dylan Thomas
T.S. Eliot
Ezra Pound
Jim Morrison
Patti Smith
Allen Ginsberg
Jack Kerouac
John Berryman

Well, that's ten, in no real order, love all those poets. Seems I can go possibly to 20 without a big wait:

11.) Frank O'Hara
12.) Gregory Corso
13.) Pablo Neruda
14.) Charles Bukowski
15.) Lawrence Ferlinghetti
16.) Rod McKuen
17.) Carl Sandberg
18.) Anne Waldmann
19.) Bob Dylan
20.) Anne Sexton

Okay, all of the above have been important poetss to me at some time or another in my life and studies, and I find I can easily make thirty, now that the coffee is working on my head.

21.) Leonard Cohen
22.) Sylvia Plath
23.) Carson McCullers
24.) William B. Yeats
25.) Edna St. Vincent Millay (newest poet on the list to me!)
26.) Rudyard Kipling
27.) Robert W. Service
28.) Leroi Jones aka Amiri Baraka
29.) Dale Houstman
30.) Phil Ochs

And, on to 40... there really was Some good/interesting poetry produced in the 20th Century...

31.) Tom Snelling
32.) Stuart Leichter
33.) Seaborn Jones
34.) Gary Snyder
35.) Richard Brautigan
36.) Ken Nordine
37.) Shel Silverstein
38.) Dennis M. Hammes
39.) Ayn Rand
40.) Delmore Schwartz
41.) Lou Reed

Okay, that's getting about it for right off the top shelf poets. There's probably a dozen more at least I'm not remembering right off hand, locals and Usenet writers would fill 20-30 spots easy, and they do count.

Placing this elsewhere, you are encouraged to come and add your favorite poet list as well.

https://groups.google.com/d/msg/alt.arts.poet...

And so it goes.

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#3 Aug 25, 2014
Edgar Allan Poe

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#4 Sep 29, 2014
40ish wrote:
Edgar Allan Poe
Of course Poe tops an all-time list but I was sticking to "recent", within the last 100 years.

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#5 Sep 29, 2014
''O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes,
The poets labouring all their days
To build a perfect beauty in rhyme ..."

William Butler Yeats

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#6 Sep 30, 2014
Sara Teasdale

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#7 Sep 30, 2014
remember when u had to study all those poems in school.

what a waste of time. lol

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#8 Oct 1, 2014
PFfff wrote:
remember when u had to study all those poems in school.
what a waste of time. lol
I have to agree with you. For the most part "studying,"( in the context of the classroom) is just another word for "dissecting."
Most poetry is written to be reflected upon, not dissected.

I believe that this is the idea that Robert Frost was expressing when he wrote:

"Poetry is what gets lost in translation."

Most poetry is unique in the since that there is no one definable interpretation of a poem, and that any personal meaning derived from a poem stands just as true as to which the author of the poem was trying to express.

(just my own personal view)

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#9 Oct 1, 2014
xxxooxxx wrote:
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I have to agree with you. For the most part "studying,"( in the context of the classroom) is just another word for "dissecting."
Most poetry is written to be reflected upon, not dissected.
I believe that this is the idea that Robert Frost was expressing when he wrote:
"Poetry is what gets lost in translation."
Most poetry is unique in the since that there is no one definable interpretation of a poem, and that any personal meaning derived from a poem stands just as true as to which the author of the poem was trying to express.
(just my own personal view)
G'day
poetry is a weird thing,
it means something to the person who writes it,
and sometimes to others
but IMO
its mostly an expression of how that person feels at that particular moment in time.

I do like reading it and at times have written my own, but still, to me it didn't make sense to memorize someone elses thoughts - but that's catholic schools (at the time) for ya. lol

Have a great day!
:)

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#10 Oct 16, 2014
xxxooxxx wrote:
''O cloud-pale eyelids, dream-dimmed eyes,
The poets labouring all their days
To build a perfect beauty in rhyme ..."
William Butler Yeats
Ah yes, Yeats, a brilliant man.

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#12 Nov 25, 2014
"Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice .. " Robert Frost.

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