Sunday, October 15, 2006

The Irrational Imagination 5

Here's a partial list of poets who write around what I'm trying to talk toward in American poetry. (Thanks to David Dodd Lee for steering me toward a few of these.) That this list keeps growing, and seems to weave among other tendencies, keeps tapping me on the shoulder.

Rae Armantrout
Ralph Angel
John Ashbery
Paul Auster
Mary Jo Bang
Hadara Bar-Nadav
Robin Behn
William Bronk
Michael Burkard
Priscilla Becker
Joel Brouwer
Laynie Browne
Robert Creeley
Sharon Dolin
Norman Finkelstein
Wayne Dodd
Dobby Gibson
Robert Hass
Brenda Hillman
Paul Hoover
Saskia Hamilton
Laura Jensen
Joy Katz
Claudia Keelan
Noelle Kocot
David Dodd Lee
Rachel Loden
Thomas Lux
Sarah Manguso
Malinda Markham
Gretchen Mattox
Louise Mathias
Nils Michals
Jennifer Militello
Susan Mitchell
Amy Newman
Kathleen Ossip
Michael Palmer
Kathleen Peirce
Kevin Prufer
Geoffrey Nutter
Bin Ramke
Martha Rhodes
Martha Ronk
Mary Ruefle
Donald Revell
Matthew Rohrer
Mark Salerno
Frederick Seidel
Reginald Shepherd
Jon Woodward
Gustaf Sobin
Mark Strand
James Tate
Lee Upton
Jean Valentine
Susan Wheeler
Dara Wier
Joshua Marie Wilkinson
Jonah Winter
Suzanne Wise
Charles Wright

Who else should be on this list?

Names added so far:

Sarah Maclay
Alice Notley
Larissa Szporluk
Karen Volkman
Rosmarie Waldrop
C.D. Wright
John Yau

5 Comments:

At 10/15/2006 10:44 AM, Anonymous Louise M said...

C.D. Wright
Larissa Szporluk

 
At 10/15/2006 1:08 PM, Anonymous Louise m said...

Oh and Sarah Maclay too I think, don't you?

 
At 10/15/2006 2:08 PM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Indeed!

 
At 10/17/2006 9:13 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

Rosmarie Waldrop

How could I have missed her? I love The Reconstruction of Profiles.

 
At 10/17/2006 10:59 AM, Blogger John Gallaher said...

I just got an email from one of the writers on this list who added:

Larissa Szporluk
Karen Volkman
Alice Notley
John Yau

Among a few others...

 

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