31 Contemporary Poets You Need to Read

A great list, including D.A. Powell (one of my favorite middle-career poets right now) and bright new(ish) star Danez Smith. Among other favorites listed is Carolyn Forchè:

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Harper Perennial

Carolyn Forche most famously coined the term “poetry of witness,” which came in the aftermath of her observations with Amnesty International of civil war in El Salvador in the late 1970s, resulting in The Country Between Us. Her poetry challenges the distinctions between personal and political when writing about the world around us.

31 Contemporary Poets You Need To Read:


    • andreakbeltran
    • April 23rd, 2015

    This is an excellent list. I do feel Natalie Diaz’s absence though.

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