I've been tagged by Jeff Newberry and there's no turning back.
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
I'd say, in no particular order:
1. Li-Young Lee
2. Frannie Lindsay
3. Carolyn Forché
4. Peter Meinke
5. Bob Hicok
6. Kim Addonizio
7. Michael Ondaatje
8. Jim Harrison
9. Michael S. Harper
10. Wanda Coleman
11. Stephen Dunn
12. Martin Espada
13. Yusef Komunyakaa
This was really hard! I guess I should start making fewer friends, or more enemies.
I hereby tag Adam, Jeannine, Sara, Stephanie, and Jessisa
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