Poets I’d Like to See Read at the 2008 Dodge Poetry Festival

Doesn’t need to be at Dodge, really. I’d just like the opportunity to see these poets read their works once in my lifetime.

Kim Addonizio
Sherman Alexie
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Rodney Jones
Stephen Dobyns
Bob Hicok
Timothy Liu
Marilyn Nelson
Carl Phillips
Charles Simic
Gary Soto
Virgil Suarez
James Tate
C. Dale Young

Who’s on your list? And if you’ve attended one of their readings, how was the experience?


Anonymous said…
You know one thing I like about your blog (other than the undying love for all things poetic)? It's the questions! I've answered your latest question in my own post.
chiefbiscuit said…
I have fav NZ poets and have heard several read several times so I feel lucky in that respect. I like to hear poets read their own stuff - it brings it to life - or adds another dimension.
I hope you get to hear ALL of your poets read eventually.
jim said…
My list is shorter than yours, but I haven't spent much time thinking about it --

Simic certainly

All the others are dead. Or I have managed to experience. I would like to hear many of the newer younger poets read. Too many to name.
January said…
Phil Levine is a great reader. He talks a lot between poems and usually says something unexpected, which makes you glad you made the effort to see him.

I am biased toward Phil because he was my thesis adviser many moons ago.
Catherine said…
There's not that many New Zealand poets of any stature that I haven't heard read - we're a small place. In the UK/Ireland I'd like to hear Kathleen Jamie, Carol Ann Duffy, Seamus Heaney. And in the US, Mary Oliver, Laura Kasischke, Joyce Sutphen, Sarah Lindsay, Olena Kalytiak Davis and probably quite a few others. I'm very unlikely to get the chance, though

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