Sunday, April 30, 2006

The Top 10 Poets

According to TRAFFIC on

1. Langston Hughes

2. Emily Dickinson

3. Robert Frost

4. Walt Whitman

5. E.E. Cummings

6. Sylvia Plath

7. Maya Angelou

8. Dylan Thomas

9. Shel Silverstein

10. William Carlos Williams

Maybe this list is the poets I have read...(the ones in bold) when I have googled them looking for more information. I haven't read much poetry, so it is surprising to me to see that I have read collections from at least half of the poets on this list!

I have also read Margaret Atwood (most recently) and Pablo Nerada. And shocking to say to some, but I have no idea who the last one all! D'oh!


Erinna said...

so much depends

a red wheel

glazed with rain

beside the white

I was pretty sure that was who WCW was, but I googled it just to make sure. :)

AscenderRisesAbove said...

My first time here; will return for book news...

I was shocked Atwood was not on that list. Seems I go to every other day looking for her! Before it even registered who atwood was I fell in love with Into the Secular Night... and of course A Photograph of Me... and then again there is Morning in the Burnt House..,