#1
I hope this fits here. Not quite a technique, close it if it doesnt.

I just want some help i guess. I want names of good famous poets, i mean i know a lot of them, but i want to know more. And what are their best poems.

And if you want to include some good writers too thatd be cool.

Allright thanks, i'll go to my library and check it out.
#2
Check out David Downing, he wrote the book Zoo Station.
Last edited by samoo at Mar 15, 2008,
#3
First off, my hat off to you. Mago De Oz kicks ass!

Secondly, for good poets, it depends on what style you want to read, but here are some I like:
Virgil, John Milton, Robert Frost, Tennyson, and Giannina Braschi.
I can't remember their best except for Paradise Lost for Milton, Charge of the Light Brigade for Tennyson. course, that's all opinion.
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#6
T.S. Eliot. The Hollow Men and The Lovesong of Alfred J. Prufrock (sp) are good. E.E. Cummings' stuff is very interesting to read. Saul Williams is a very accessible rapper/poet.
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#9
I like Dylan Thomas and Charles Bukowski (I think it's Charles, anyway)
As for books, Douglas Coupland is probably my favorite.


and phantom. Moldy Peaches. very nice.
#10
I'd say Oscar Wilde, Shakespeare and Dante,

For Oscar Wilde there are several poems but I like "The Dole Of The Kings Daughter" and "Madonna Mia" and there are the plays and short stories

Shakespeare's Poem I particularly like "Venus and Adonis" plus the sonnets and plays

And Dante has "The Divine Comedy" which is the only one I have read but enjoyed
#11
^ pete doherty fan

edit: on topic, e.e.cummings, w.h.auden, lewis carrol, rudyard kipling, lawrence ferlinghetti, ohhhh.. ginsberg...
Last edited by skagitup at Mar 12, 2008,
#12
Do you think local libraries will have all stuff like that?

I need to read more poetry etc to improve my writing, and I won't have the money to keep buying new copies every week.

I ordered Ham On Rye by Charles Bukowski a few days ago, i've heard good things about it. I'll tell you what it's like.
#13
You'll definitely enjoy Bukowski. He's brilliant, hilarious, and one of the most imitated poets. If you dig Bukowski, I personally think you might also like Hemingway.

My favorite authors / poets are:
Richard Hell (Hot and Cold has good poetry. Godlike is a brilliant novel loosely based around the relationship between Rimbaud / Verlaine)
Ferlinghetti (Poetry as Insurgent Art, Her)
Lots of Beat writers are good, in my opinion (Jack Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg)
Oscar Wilde, as touched upon
Walt Whitman writes beautiful poetry.
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#14
I've always liked Robert Burns poetry, but being Scottish I can understand the wierd way he writes..I'd recommend "A Red, Red Rose".

Then there are the obvious examples such as Oscar Wilde, and other poets in a similar vein.

But Ian Curtis, of Joy Division fame, has a way of touching me with his lyrics. After all, he was a poet who happened to sing in a new wave band.
#16
Quote by Jearl
I like Dylan Thomas and Charles Bukowski (I think it's Charles, anyway)
As for books, Douglas Coupland is probably my favorite.


and phantom. Moldy Peaches. very nice.



Yeah it's Charles, and Bukowski ftw!
I also like Rimbaud
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#17
Quote by skagitup
^ pete doherty fan

edit: on topic, e.e.cummings, w.h.auden, lewis carrol, rudyard kipling, lawrence ferlinghetti, ohhhh.. ginsberg...


The man's my hero, i'm getting a big bag of crack tonight and gettin' ****ed up just to be like him, and because everyone must copy famous people like the papers say.

Incidentally i do actually like Doherty but Barât is cooler.


- later tonight
Last edited by HooliganOnE at Mar 18, 2008,
#18
propertius. horace. john donne. george herbert. derek walcott.
my name is matt. you can call me that if you like.
#21
I know a poet named Walter De La Mare. He is kind of well-known, but one poem (which I tihink is his best) named Under the Rose, I could only find it in one place. Here it is.

Under the Rose - Walter De La Mare

The Song of the Wanderer

Nobody, nobody told me,
What nobody, nobody knows
But now I know where the rainbow ends
I know where there grows
A Tree, that's called the Tree of Life
I know where there flows
The River of All-Forgottenness
And where the lotus blows,
And I - I've trodden the forest, where
In flames of gold and rose,
To burn and then arise again,
The Phoenix goes.

Nobody, nobody told me,
What nobody, nobody knows:
Hide thy face in a veil of light,
Put on thy silver shoes,
Thou art the Stranger I know best,
Thou art the sweet heart, who
Came from the land between Wake and Dream
Cold with the morning dew.

Walter De La Mare

Also I liked Serj Tankian although he is more known for being a singer. He wrote some poems and has videos of him reading them. Here are my favorites.
http://youtube.com/watch?v=oe2gFS4hs-E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JlnDFiwG7c4
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