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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Recommend a poet

To take a cue from Isaac:

Recommend a poet in the comments section below.


Pam said...

Too many to list completely. But here's a few to start with: Tony Hoagland, Marie Howe, Mary Oliver, Stephen Dunn, Jeffrey McDaniel, Sharon Olds, Charles Bukowski, Yusef Komunyakaa, and of course, e.e. cummings.

parabasis said...

2 poets:

1) Wilfred Owen

2) Lorna Dee Cervantes

(ps: thanks for the ole shout out)

Joshua said...


Jamespeak said...

I'm with Pam on E.E. Cummings.

I'd also recommend Ted Hughes & Philip Larkin.

Philucifer [aka Charlie Willis] said...

cummings is my all-time favorite.

But I would also suggest Christopher Logue, whose re-imagining of "The Iliad" is quite mind-blowing.

Rumi, of course.

Wallace Stevens is incredibly dense, but also incredibly fulfilling.

Robert Pinsky

Richard Wilbur

Alison Croggon said...

A few essential favourites -

William Blake, Arthur Rimbaud, Rainer Maria Rilke, Eugenio Montale, Osip Mandelshtam, David Jones, Apollinaire, Octavio Paz, Cesar Vallejo, JH Prynne, HD, Barry MacSweeney, Anna Akhmatova, Jack Spicer, Les Murray, Geoffrey Hill, Cavafy, Dylan Thomas, RS Thomas, WB Yeats, Sappho...

OK, I'll shut up now.

P'tit Boo said...

Margaret Atwood.
Mary Oliver.

George Hunka said...

Whitman, Spenser, Donne (the amazing Donne), Dante and Leopardi. Especially Dante and Leopardi.