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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 5:39 pm 
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I figured I'd post this here since this is the closest thing we have to a book board.

I've been meaning to start reading poetry (no laughs), but I have no idea where I should start. At all.

Does anyone here have any recommendations? Any help would be appreciated.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 6:24 pm 
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I've read and recently started writing poetry. I'm kind of a negative person by nature and really enjoy Edgar Allen Poe's poetry. Annabelle Lee, The Raven, Spirits of the Dead, Alone, The City in the Sea, the Haunted Palace, El Dorado, just to name a few.

The romantic in me really enjoys reading the poetry of Pablo Neruda. If you look for them, you can his work translated in english.

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My favorite poet, no joke, is George Carlin.

Just listen to this and this. If that's not poetry, I don't know what is.

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I think it's pretty clear that William Blake is Alan Moore's favorite poet, so you might start there (you have to read past the Songs of Innocence and of Experience, then come back to them armed with your knowledge of Blake's larger body of work so that you can see the sophistication lurking behind the simple voices).

Then try John Keats (not just the odes, but also longer poems like Lamia and Eve of St. Agnes), Herman Melville (his Aspects of War is sublime), Marianne Moore (tough but brilliant), Robert Lowell (Union Dead is one of my favorites).

Oh, and Derek Walcott, Paul Muldoon, Seamus Heaney: all great.

Simon Armitage can be diverting: Killing Time, his poem commissioned to celebrate the millennium, has flashes of genius, which is remarkable in an occasional poem (the lines devoted to the Columbine massacre are beautiful).


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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
My favorite poet, no joke, is George Carlin.

Just listen to this and this. If that's not poetry, I don't know what is.


That was pure GENIUS!


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I'm not a big poetry guy but I love Edgar Allan Poe. Read The Conqueror Worm. It's depressing. (<Big selling point apparently.)

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Hm. Not sure if you're a spambot, a troll, or neither.

In any case, it's strange that you feel so strongly on the subject that you'd dig up a year's old thread to make that statement. Perhaps you could elaborate?

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Curiosity Inc. wrote:
Hm. Not sure if you're a spambot, a troll, or neither.

In any case, it's strange that you feel so strongly on the subject that you'd dig up a year's old thread to make that statement. Perhaps you could elaborate?

Pretty sure he's a spam bot. He's got a link to a poetry review site in his signature.

Which is...really confusing.

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That signature was not there last night. Oh, well. Not a problem anymore.

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T.S. Eliot, Li Young Lee, Pablo Neruda, Dylan Thomas, García Lorca, William Shakespeare are my faves.

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