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Poetry Craft Lesson

Into Poetry

Prominent American Poets


(A Whose Who of Early 20th Century American Poets)

Stephen Vincent Benet Edgar Guest Edna St. Vincent Millay Robert W. Service
Hart Crane Langston Hughes Marianne Moore Wallace Stevens
Countee Cullen Robinson Jeffers Ezra Pound Sara Teasdale
e.e. cummings Vachel Lindsay Edwin A. Robinson Jean Toomer
Hilda Doolittle (H.D.) Amy Lowell John Crowe Ransom William Carlos Williams
T.S. Eliot Muriel Rukeyser Edgar Lee Masters
Robert Frost Claude McKay Carl Sandburg

(Some Contemporary Voices)

Kim Addonizio Allen Ginsberg Heather McHugh Kay Ryan


A.R. Ammons Louise Gluck Sandra McPherson James Schuyler
John Ashbery Jorie Graham William Meredith Delmore Schwartz
Amiri Baraka Thom Gunn James Merrill Anne Sexton
Wendell Berry Marilyn Hacker W.S. Merwin Charles Simic
Richard Brautigan Joy Harjo N. Scott Momaday Dave Smith
John Berryman Robert Hass Pat Mora W.D. Snodgrass
Frank Bidart Michael S. Harper Howard Moss Gary Snyder
Elizabeth Bishop Robert Hayden Ogden Nash Cathy Song
Robert Bly Anthony Hecht Howard Nemerov William Stafford
Edgar Bowers Edward Hirsch Naomi Shihab Nye Gertrude Stein
Joseph Brodsky John Hollander Frank O’Hara Mark Strand
Gwendolyn Brooks Richard Howard Sharon Olds May Swenson
Amy Clampitt Richard Hugo Mary Oliver Mona Van Duyn
Henry Cole Mark Jarman Charles Olson Ellen Bryant Voigt
Billy Collins Randall Jarrell Simon J. Ortiz David Wagoner
Lucille Clifton Donald Justice Michael Palmer Derek Walcott
Robert Creeley Galway Kinnell Dorothy Parker Robert Penn Warren
J.V. Cunningham Carolyn Kizer Linda Pastan Richard Wilbur
James Dickey YusefKomunyakaaCarl Phillips C.K. Williams
Mark Doty Stanley Kunitz Robert Pinsky Charles Wright
Rita Dove Li-Young Lee Sylvia Plath James Wright
Robert Duncan Denise Levertov Ishmael Reed Jay Wright
Martin Espada Philip Levine Adrienne Rich
Irving Feldman AudreLorde Alberto Rios
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Robert Lowell Theodore Roethke
Carolyn Forche Archibald MacLeish Wendy Rose
Jean Garrigue William Matthews Gertrude Schnackenburg