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Poets for People Who Don't Like Poetry

This list is long overdue... mainly because I keep changing my mind. But I've decided just to edit or add to it down the road. Of course there are more. And of course not everyone will agree. But these are poets who have "gotten me" over the years... poets whose poems have had that "Mmmm Thing" I've talked about. Maybe not every poem? But they're worth the chance... Stephen Dunn Tony Hoagland Billy Collins Matthew Dickman (especially the book All-American Poem) Ben Myers (especially the book Lapse Americana) William Stafford Sharon Olds Mary Oliver Adam Zagajewski Ted Kooser Naomi Shihab Nye Wisława Szymborska (New and Collected Poems) George Bilgere Wendell Berry Charles Bukowski (for the a

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