Any recommendations for english poets?
Ali #recommend #poetry
Hey. She wasn’t English to begin with but wrote most of her noted works after she moved to England. Sylvia Plath is a great one, her work was quite dark but uniquely discussed issues of feminism, inequality and the threat of the cold war upon the status quo of life.
Thanks Alot.. any other recommendations with various subjects/topics?
Robert Frost was especially distinctive to me. His poems explored classic American patriotism and had heavy links to nature and farmlife.
Get The Golden Treasury, or the Penguin Book Of English Verse – great collections of poets across the centuries.
And Skrzynecki is an Australian immigrant, whose poems capture the effects of immigration upon an individual. Definitely worth checking out.
William Blake, his work is very old, but the juxtaposition between innocence and experience and romanticism is highlighted throughout some of his work.
Thanks alot guys
Chaucer, Shakespeare, John Donne, Milton, Alexander Pope, Keats, Wordsworth, Tennyson, Robert Browning, Thomas Hardy, Kipling, T. S. Eliot, Yeats, Auden, Philip Larkin. You can do worse than a jog through The Golden Treasury, and books with names like “100 Favorite Poems.” Some background reading on the sonnet and other forms is helpful (in poetry, form=meaning). Fussell, Poetic Meter and Poetic Form is excellent.
Poets from the UK? Or who write in English?
Poets who write in english in general
Ted Kooser is a wonderful poet from my home state, Nebraska, who was named Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry 2004-05. His latest book of poems “Delights and Shadows” won the Pulitzer.
: I Knew a Woman by Theodore Roethke
I knew a woman, lovely in her bones, When small birds sighed, she would sigh back at them; Ah, when she moved, she moved more ways than one: The shapes a bright container can contain! Of her choice virtues only gods should speak, Or English poets who grew up on Greek (I’d have them sing in chorus, cheek to cheek). ……
Keats, Yeats, Frost.
My stepsister- Laura Cronk! 😄
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