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Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Top Ten Poets

The Washington Post reports that the Academy of American Poets website has put up a top ten list of most popular poets -- based on traffic data resulting from a tally of hits by visitors to the site. Here's the list:

1. Langston Hughes
2. Emily Dickinson
3. Robert Frost
4. Walt Whitman
5. E.E. Cummings
6. Sylvia Plath
7. Maya Angelou
8. Dylan Thomas
9. Shel Silverstein
10. William Carlos Williams


  • Haven't heard of 4 (#s 1, 7, 9, 10) of those. How bad is this?

    By Blogger shrik, at 7:00 AM  

  • Take two anthologies and call me in the morning.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 12:15 PM  

  • What's the bet that 70% of the Dickinson hits are due to angsty adolescents (not that I was one ;-) )?

    By Blogger flygirl, at 11:55 AM  

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