Topic: Poet Recommendations?

I have a paper due in a few weeks analyzing a poet's work. Any poet.

I was originally going to go with Poe. Im familiar with his work, and he holds my interest long enough for me to do some research and so on...

well, since we've worked on Poe already she doesnt want me to continue work on him.

Soooooo... can anyone recommend a good poet?
someone Poe-esque i suppose?
i just need to be able to keep interested in the subject for awhile...

i have looked up lovecraft's poetry. i love his short stories, but admittedly the poetry is going right over my head. maybe its just because im tired... idk...

but yea, help would be awesome!

Re: Poet Recommendations?

I'm gonna go with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, he's always been a favourite of mine.
I like the grandeur of his works.

Re: Poet Recommendations?

Sylvia Plath, if you want something fairly dark.
Ted Hughes, if you want to compare poems about ravens with Poe's work, for example.

Plus they make for very interesting reading as individuals (Plath especially) and as a couple. smile

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Funnily enough I write poetry but very rarely read it. But I second Plath whose work I have come across. Love the dark and delicious nature of them smile

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My favorite poem
http://www.potw.org/archive/potw85.html

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Charles Baudelaire is a personal fave - very decadent LOL

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I personally think he's dark but in a much different way than poe. William Blake has some great poetry.

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i chose sylvia plath big_smile

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There was a young woman from Kew
Who filled her vagina with glue.
She said with a grin,
"If they pay to get in,
They'll pay to get out of it too."

lol

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Plath is amazing, I would recommend

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Spike Milligan:)

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I would recommend Charles Baudelaire. One of a kind...

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I have not rread poetry since college when I was forced to lol

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Any Romantic: I prefer Wordsworth.  Or, Lord Byron!! big_smile

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hahaha: i just saw the original post date....I'm sure that assignment is long gone.

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its so horror