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...
Matthew Dickman (especially the book All-American Poem)
Ben Myers (especially the book Lapse Americana)
Naomi Shihab Nye
Wisława Szymborska (New and Collected Poems)
Charles Bukowski (for the angry and outcast)
Bob Hicok (earlier works)