Friday, April 07, 2006

poetry and human rights

tomorrow i am on a panel on poetry and human rights, at the university of maine in augusta. the panel coordinator today asked me for a list of a half dozen poets whose work has influenced me in this area of thinking, so here is a list, the first six who came to mind:
Nazim Hikmet
Fadhil al-Azzawi
Carolyn Forche
Czeslaw Milosz
Paul Celan
Nicolas Guillen

Who would you add?


Blogger paleohippie said...

i'd add
Gerard Manley Hopkins
Gabriela Mistral
Gary Snyder
Pablo Neruda
Joan Logghe
Judyth Hill

10:17 PM  

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