Favorites and Infuences

These writers drew me to poetry. I made this list several years ago. When I rediscovered it, I thought I would link to the poems that moved me most when I first read them, if I could easily find them. 

Naomi Shihab Nye  
Ruben Dario
Garcia Lorca
Allen Ginsberg
Anne Sexton
Gwendolyn Brooks
e.e. cummings
Sharon Olds
Adrienne Rich
Nikki Giovanni
Diane Wakoski
Audre Lorde
K Almond
Theodore Roethke
Robert Frost
Walt Whitman
Denise Levertov
Diane di Prima
Kenneth Rexroth
Robert Hayden
T.S. Eliot
Ted Berrigan
Anne Waldman
Joni Mitchell
Laura Nyro
Gary Snyder
Li Bai
Du Fu
Henri Michaux
Leonard Cohen
Marilyn Hacker
Carolyn Forche
Lucille Clifton

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