Top 10 Tuesday: Poets

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Top 10 Tuesday:

Poets

10.16.2012

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

The poem is a visceral narrative. Its lines carry the art of lyricism, cadence, and pause. It’s a narrative that holds an inherent, rhythmic thrum. It can be richly decadent in language or sharp as a match, both ruthless in its hunt to seep into the recesses of our psyche and the broad stroke of our social condition. Or it can be as momentous and ordinary as a raindrop. Poetry is the subtlety that screams in its secret language, “look and behold.” It’s the genre of trickery. Of honesty. Of inevitable dichotomy. It’s the stuff of gold.

And these are the poets with an incredible gift:

1. Mark Strand

Mark Strand. Photo by Nancy Crampton.

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2. Tomas Transtromer

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3. David Harsent

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4. Margaret Atwood

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5. Anne Michaels

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6. Dionne Brand

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7. Raymond Carver

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8. Kevin Irie

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9. Beth Anne Fennelly

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10. Elisabeth Harvor

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Who are your favourite poets?

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6 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday: Poets”

    1. Wonderful of you to join me! I figured there would be a lot of YA lists out there already so I wanted to share a different genre of my choice. If you have any other poet recommendations, I warmly welcome them! Thanks for following! 😀

  1. My ten favourite poets are (in no particular order): Gjertrud Schnackenberg, Ada Limon, Elizabeth Bishop, Seamus Heaney, Rainer Maria Rilke, Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Parker, Robert Frost, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and E. E. Cummings. But I have to add T. S. Eliot . . . so, that’s eleven!

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