February 13th, 2009

Poetry question for you

Okay, I'll admit it, for years I never had the appreciation for poetry that I should have. I wanted to enjoy the gorgeous flowing rhythms, the precise word choices, and all the rest, but, for the most part, it just wasn't happening for me. Anyway, a few months ago I took a poetry course through Indiana University and I discovered the wonder of Elizabeth Bishop. Oh my...the woman can paint the most gorgeous word pictures. I ran across some other fab poets as well--Langston Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Thomas Hardy, and Dylan Thomas, to name a few. But of all the poets I read, Elizabeth Bishop's work seeped into my soul. 

So, my question for you is--If I love the work of Elizabeth Bishop, what other poets would I likely adore?kellyrfineman I expect to hear from you. Your blog stimulates my poetry bones! :-)