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    May 25, 2012 6:42 AM GMT
    As I'm agonizing over a Spanish poetry paper right now, I got an idea to procrastinate by writing an RJ topic. I've been getting into Spanish poetry lately due to classes I'm taking. Also, today I talked to a friend and shared that (not to toot my patriotic horn too much) Poland has had many great authors, including Nobel Prize Winner recipeint Wislawa Szymborska (who, apparently, died just February this year icon_sad.gif ).

    What kind of poetry do you fancy? From which country, which language?
  • calibro

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    May 25, 2012 12:14 PM GMT
    poetry is such a broad scope, and if you make it international it's super huge... i mean are we going back to the kokinshu? if we are, ono no komachi is my home girl. if we're talking contemporary american poetry, wallace stevens, elisabeth bishop, richard siken, frank o'hara, james schuyler, lorine nedicker, and ronaldo wilson are some of my favzies. internationally, cesar vellajo was shitting on everyone and wrote so far beyond his time people are still catching up.
  • SkyMiles

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    May 25, 2012 6:01 PM GMT
    I quite like Charles Bukowski -- very gritty stuff from an unapologetic hard-drinkin', slightly misogynistic, gambler who hated most other poets and writers. He was American of German descent.

    I also like Rumi (Persian) although only some of his poems resonate with me.