Monday, December 14, 2009

The 2010 Suggested

Perusing my poetry list below, it occurs to me I am developing a gender bias in my reading. There are too many men on the list! For 2010, I'd like to read more women poets. What is particularly concerning is that I haven't found any contemporary women that I care for that have big, fat collected volumes.

So, I'm taking suggestions. I'd like someone comparable to Eudora Welty or Flannery O'Connor, but on the poetry side. Not Sylvia Plath, please. Not Sharon Olds. Not Mary Oliver. I like nature poets, but Mary Oliver is not subtle. I've read almost all of Louise Gluck. I'm open to translations. Help!

In other news, it's December 14th and my house looks not one bit like Christmas. Jocelyn has forbidden any decorating until the moment she comes home, Saturday, December 19th. I'm suspended in time until she walks through the door.

13 comments:

Liza said...

I like your idea!
How about,
Liliana Ursu
Dorianne Laux
Happy deocrating!

Charmi said...

Thanks, Liza!

I'm adding them to my Goodreads list right now.

Are you on Goodreads?

Charmi said...

Liza, I noticed you and Liliana have the same last name. Are you related?

I have ordered Angel Riding a Beast.

claytonmichaelspoetry.wordpress.com said...

Christine Garren, Maura Stanton, Erin Belieu, Mary Karr, Linda Gregerson, Marie How, Linda Gregg

Charmi said...

Thanks, Clayton!

I believe I have all of Christine Garren and one book of Linda Gregg, all of which I love.

I'll add the others to my Goodreads to-read list.

R Jay said...

Lorine Niedecker, Marge Piercy, Heather McHugh

Charmi said...

Thanks, R Jay!

I'm coming up with a very nice 2010 Suggested.

Busstogate said...

Ruxandra Ceseranu

Charmi said...

Thanks, Tom!

louise m said...

Do you have CD Wright's collected- Steal Away?

louise m said...

Selima Hill is great too, earthy, carnal, surreal, funny. You might like her. She has a selected out from Bloodaxe.

Charmi said...

Thanks, Louise. I just finished Steal Away. I love Deep Step Come Shining.

I'll add the others to the list.

I hope all is well.

Charmi said...

Other, that is. My coffee has not yet been poured!