Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Ideas for Tuesdays

Jim Murdoch suggested I list which poets I’ve posted that have passed away and perhaps asking the audience for more names to look for on the shelves. Here’s the list of poets I’ve already featured:
Emily Dickinson, Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Octavio Paz, Dorothy Parker, William Carlos Williams, Walt Whitman, T.S. Eliot, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Ciarini, Myra Cohn Livingston, Ogden Nash, Mary Sarton.

Also, I liked Talia’s idea of showing a painting on Tuesdays for inspiration. I’ll continue looking into that.

In the meantime, any opinions? Would you like me to try different libraries to continue featuring poets who have passed away, or something different? Let me know!

Thanks, and please check in tomorrow for more Poems Found by Poet Hound…


Jim Murdoch said...

You might find these links a real help:

Poem Hunter

Irish Poets

English Poets

Scottish poets

but here are a few dead poets you might want to have a look at. They all have poems on-line so there's no need to go to any library. I've added links to a few poems you might want to check out.

Philip Larkin
'Mr Bleaney'

Wilfred Owen
'Anthem for Doomed Youth'

Ted Hughes

W H Auden
'In Memory of W B Yeats'

Spike Milligan (a great children's poet)

Louis Macneice

Sylvia Plath
230 poems

Basil Bunting

Dylan Thomas

R S Thomas
'On The Farm'


Rainer Maria Rilke

Poet Hound said...

Thanks Jim, I wrote the list down and hope to bring it next time I'm at a different library I've decided to frequent. Hopefully I can get back to the regular Tuesday feature for dead poets.

Jim Murdoch said...

I am a little puzzled. I thought you had exhausted the dead poets at your current library. This list is to obviate the need for any physical library. Why do you need to seek out another one? All the poems are on-line and therefore available to all. All you need do is write your blog entry introducing them and highlighting whatever takes your interest.

Poet Hound said...

I'm the type of person that likes having a book in her hand rather than a computer. I can certainly feature poets who are available on-line but I like being able to read a book on the couch and dog-ear corners and then put a post together on-line. That's why I go to a different library now, just for the feel of a book in my hands instead. Old fashioned, yes, but the feeling is worth it.