This is my list of fifty lost, under appreciated poets who I believe should be more widely known and read.
I will select the poets based upon my personal interests or links to their lives and their work and whilst others may wish to see other poets listed, I feel it is only right for me to promote poets for whom I have a passion for their work.
This does not mean that people cannot suggest poets to me, just that I will only promote them if I can engage with them and their work.
Each of the poets will be discussed in the main blog over the coming months as the list grows and will be added to this list as their blog entry is added.
- Michael Drayton – See Blog 18th April 2011. Radio Wildfire – February 2012
- Langston Hughes – See Blog 25th April 2011.
- Rosemary Tonks – See Blog 4th May 2011.
- Alfred Williams – See Blog 10th May 2011. Radio Wildfire – June 2012
- Tommy Armstrong – See Blog 17th May 2011
- William Langland – See Blog 31st May 2011
- John Clare – See Blog 13th June 2011
- Kenneth Rexroth – See Blog 21st June 2011 Radio Wildfire – April 2012
- Osip Mandelstam – See Blog 27th June 2011
- Marcio Andre – See Blog 8th July 2011
- Anna Letitia Barbauld – See blog 11th July 2011 Radio Wildfire – Recorded.
- Banjo Paterson – See blog 18th July 2011 Radio Wildfire – March 2012
- Else Lasker-Schüler – See blog 1st August 2011
- Morten Nielsen – See blog 8th August 2011
- Colmán mac Léníne – See blog 19th August 2011
- Bub Bridger – See blog 26th August 2011
- August Stramm – See blog 31st August 2011
- Muriel Stuart – See blog 6th September 2011
- John Taylor – See blog 26th September 2011 Radio Wildfire – May 2012
- Ann Moss – See blog 10th October 2011
- George Heath – See blog 17th October 2011
- Sir John Beaumont – See blog 24th October 2011
- John Rawlet – See blog 31st October 2011 Radio Wildfire – Recorded
- Adelaide Crapsey – See blog 21st November 2011
- Willem Kloos – See blog 28th November 2011
- Jack Clemo – See blog 6th December 2011
- Arthur Lloyd – See blog 17th January 2012
- Marina Tsvetaeva – See blog 30th January 2012
- A.J.M Smith – See blog 20th February 2012
- Matsuo Bashō – See blog 5th March 2012