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Jefferson Carter Jefferson Carter Male, 91, United States (10/25/2013 2:00:00 PM)

RX for all proudly ignorant poet wannabes: take one of these before bed and call me in the morning: Philip Levine, Elizabeth Bishop, C.K. Williams, Seamus Heaney, Rae Armantrout, Kay Ryan, Tony Hoagland, Dean Young, Mark Doty, Mary Ruefle, or Barbara Hamby.... If you continue to write without taking this prescription, call 911 at once!

Dr. Jefferson Carter

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  • Poetry Hound (10/25/2013 3:07:00 PM) Post reply | Read 2 replies

    Good list. I'm seeing CK Williams at an upcoming reading. I'd add Stephen Dunn as another wonderful contemporary poet.

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    • Lamont Palmer (10/25/2013 8:40:00 PM) Post reply | Read 1 reply

      Yes, JC, anyone who dares to out Tony Hoagland on a list with Heaney is either a jokester or knows little about great poetry. -LP

    • Jefferson Carter (10/25/2013 3:31:00 PM) Post reply

      PH, lucky you! He's a great poet. And I like Dunn a lot though Lamont would whine about his not being iambic enough.

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