Knew you dug ye olde English stuff *insert malt liquor joke here*
but still surprised at the lack of non-English speakers and/or post-19th century stuff on your list. Have you not read much modern poetry (assume you read most of what's listed for school) or just not much of a fan?
Blake is the only poet on this list I'm familiar with (read a couple of Shakespeare for school but barely any of his poetry- wouldn't argue that he's the most important writer of all time but find him extremely tedious). Anyway I guess Blake is associated with romanticism but was generally a bit of an oddball and hard to pin down, which is part of his appeal IMO. Who are the main poets from the era who you'd recommend to someone like myself who digs Blake but generally tends to gravitate towards 20th century stuff?
I'll at least check out Nash, especially since I haven't really checked out much humorous verse from that era (curious about Dorothy Parker as well).
- Re: Knew you dug ye olde English stuff *insert malt liquor joke here* - Nick E. January 19, 2023, 9:50 am
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- Re: Knew you dug ye olde English stuff *insert malt liquor joke here* - TonyV January 17, 2023, 7:21 pm
- *read a couple of Shakespeare's PLAYS for school - Pugeye January 17, 2023, 6:28 pm
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