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Wednesday, June 10, 2009

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There is an old Chinese adage, “He who reads 100 poems writes like 100 poets. He who reads 1000 pomes writes like himself.” It's with this in mind that I am seeking to broaden my poet horizon. I'm looking for some recommendations as I build a new list of poets to check out.  I'm not looking so much for the likes of Wallace Stevens, W.S. Merwin, or Ashbery, Plath, Sexton, Olds, etc.  I'm looking more for contemporaries or perhaps some lesser known deceased poets.  So if you have some poets you are particularly fond of that you;d like to recommend, the comments section is open for business.

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