Who Am I

THE ANXIETY OF INFLUENCE


Jack Gilbert
Thomas Hardy
Jaroslav Siefert
Don Marquis
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Carol Ann Duffy
Frank Zappa
James Thurber
Edgar Lee Masters
Joseph Moncure March
Ai
Roberto Bolaño
Russell Hoban
(for Riddley Walker)
Frederick Exley
Du Fu
Li Po (aka Li Bai, Rihaku)
Catullus
Sappho
Juvenal
Nathanael West


Charles Reznikoff
Wislawa Szymborska
Edmund Wilson
Sandy Koufax
Charles Portis
John Clare
Duane Michals
Flannery O’Connor
C.P. Cavafy
Emily Dickinson
Wm. Shakespeare
Chaucer
W.E.B. Du Bois
Zbigniew Herbert
Paul Zimmer
Mary Oliver (just kidding)
Carl Sandburg
Bert Meyers
Kenneth Fearing
Helen Adam
Howard Stern

George Crabbe
Christopher Smart
Karl Shapiro (criticism/essays)
Flannery O’Connor
Frank O’Hara
Ishmael Reed
Weldon Kees*
*who coined the term ‘idiot wind’

Inexhaustibles
Kenneth Patchen
Ford Madox Ford

Current Fixations
Giovanni Papini
New York Dolls