“Starting near the 1920s with the Harlem Renaissance (Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson) and moving through the Beat Generation (Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, Anne Waldman) and Confessional poetry (Anne Sexton, W.D. Snodgrass, Robert Lowell), twentieth-century poetry evolved from the stuffier prose of centuries past to a form far more free and unfettered. As a result, modern poetry is more approachable than ever. But where do you start the search for a poet who speaks to you?”
Under the influence,
his head on my shoulder …
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