Christopher Cashell (topher) wrote,
Christopher Cashell

Favorite poets?

I go through phases of intensely directed interest. I'll be working on or thinking about something, and something completely different will catch my attention like a bear trap, holding tight.

Once this happens, I become extremely interested in this topic, and I endeavor to read, learn, discuss, experience, etc, as much as possible about what I'm interested in.

This usually lasts anywhere from a few weeks, to a few months, before I find my quest for knowledge satiated (at least temporarily).

I picked up a book of poetry the other day at the book store, and it's renewed my interest, which I haven't really indulged in for pushing six or seven years now.

So, this is a request for suggestions. I'm looking for favorite poets, favorite poems, and most specifically, if possible, favorite books of poetry. These can be collections of poems by various poets, or volumes by a single author.

If you could toss in a little information on work or volume, I'd especially appreciate it. It doesn't need to be a thorough analysis, but just something to get me interested, or a little bit about why *you* like it.

Thanks for your help. ;-)
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