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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Amazing list of American Poetry advocates

Seth Abramson


The Top 200 Advocates for American Poetry (2013)

Posted: 08/13/2013 3:42 pm

With more than 75,000 poets in the United States alone, and more than 20,000 books of poetry published in America each decade, lists of "top poets" have increasingly become anachronistic. The poets favored by one reader will invariably not be the poets favored by another; in fact, it's getting harder and harder to find two readers whose reading interests or even reading lists exhibit much overlap at all. Too many such lists, such as the widely- and justly-panned one recently published by Flavorwire, exhibit obvious age, race, ethnicity, and (particularly) geographic biases.

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