About Me

I have long relished, among other things, the expressive possibilities of rhyme and meter in poetry. Both figure into my own poetic compositions. Here is a list of some modern poets whose works I find especially rewarding and inspiring.

Robert Frost, Thom Gunn, W. H. Auden, X. J. Kennedy, Elizabeth Bishop, Geoffrey Hill, Tony Harrison, Philip Larkin, R. S. Gwynn, Robert Lowell, J. V. Cunningham, Timothy Murphy, John Ashbery, Anthony Hecht,  A. E. Stallings, Richard Wilbur, Donald Justice, Edgar Bowers, Allen Tate, Donald Davie, Stephen Dunn, Norman Williams, Brian Culhane, Joe Osterhause, Amy Lowell, Rachel Hadas, Dick Davis, Derek Walcott, Robert Graves, George Bernard Shaw, A. D. Hope, Robert Hass, W. S. Merwin, Robert Graves, Karl Shapiro, Molly Peacock, Marianne Moore, Peter Campion, Wendy Cope, John Clellon Holmes, Robert Bridges, Rachel Wetzsteon, Roy Campbell, Ogden Nash, Hart crane, John Betjeman, Gavin Ewart, William Logan, Thomas Disch, David Yezzi, Turner Cassity, William Morris Meredith Jr., John Forbes, Peter Porter, Clive James, Michael Hartnett Seamus, Deane Richard Weber, John Montague, Richard Kell, Richard Murphy, Louis MacNeice, John Hewitt, Eavan Boland, Don Paterson, Calvin Thomas, Stephen Edgar, John Whitworth, James Simmons, James Tate, John Hollander, Louis Simpson, Howard Moss, Mary Jo Salter, Lewis Turco, Dylan Thomas, Stephen Burt, David Mason, Peter Kane Dufault, James Reiss, John Frederick Nims, James Merrill, Bill Coyle, Sophie Hannah, Howard Nemerov, Annie Finch, Thomas Kinsella, John Crowe Ransom, Conrad Aiken, Edwin Denby, Theodore Roethke, John Berryman, Kenneth Koch, Leonie Adams, W. D. Snodgrass, Robert Watson, Richard Eberhart, Paul Goodman, Richard Moore, L. E. Sissman, Reed Whittemore, Daniel G. Hoffman, Tom Sleigh, Louise Bogan, James Fenton, Donald Hall, Rachel Hadas, Andrew Hudgins, Marilyn Hacker, Greg Williamson, Robert Graves, Paul Lake,  John Fuller..