Delighted to see that both Marcia and Bob are still on the list.
On the present topic.
I'm beginning to remind myself of the department chair at Western Michigan
College of Education (now WMU) when I was there in the late '40s. At a
meeting of the English club he groaned something like, "For me 'modern
poetry' means Whitman & Dickinson." As it happens, back in 1965, just as I
was beginning to explore writers later than Eliot, Pound, Faulkner, & Moore,
LBJ ravaged Dominican democracy & began bombing Viet Nam while ruining the
lives of people like Bob & ultimately destroying millions. I got detoured as
it were, and for the most part the later 20th-c and contemporary poets
mentioned on this list are utterly unknown to me.
And now the degeneration of my eyes pretty much cuts me off from poetry --
even PL, Dunciad, & the Cantos are beginning to blur in memory.
(Microsoft spell check is ignorant of Pope: "Dunciad" gets a red line under