Another Year on the List

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  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison October 8, 2010 at 5:53 pm .

    Hill would never make my list, James. I think he&#39;s a phony. The sort of willfully obscure, what-you-don&#39;t-know-Greek? kind of poetry that annoys the crap out of me. And when you do manage to eke your way in, the ideas are fusty and crabbed—maybe even &quot;fascist,&quot; if you accept <a href="http://www.poetrymagazines.org.uk/magazine/record.asp?id=14974&quot; rel="nofollow">Laurie Smith&#39;

  2. J.H. Stotts
    J.H. Stotts October 8, 2010 at 1:50 pm .

    i would pass by rich, atwood, bly–for geoffrey hill. also, the nobel panel would be sorely remiss if they passed on the chance to give their money and recognition to alice munro. her prose i think overshadowing all my favorite poets who might be considered.

  3. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison October 8, 2010 at 1:52 am .

    Thanks for the additions to the list, Lyle. I knew there were more but didn&#39;t have the patience to rake through the Nobel site. My point about quality of poets vs. prose writers holds, I think, even now….<br /><br />I also love your additions. Rich is the only one on my original list (a top 10—I didn&#39;t list everyone), and I don&#39;t know Morejon … but I will!

  4. Lyle Daggett
    Lyle Daggett October 8, 2010 at 1:46 am .

    Additional Nobel-winning poets include:<br /><br />Erik Axel Karlfeldt (1931)<br />Ivan Bunin (1933)<br />Juan Ramon Jimenez (1956)<br />George (Giorgios) Seferis (1963)<br />Saint-John Perse (1964)<br />Nelly Sachs (shared prize with S.Y. Agnon) (1966)<br />Harry Martinson (shared prize with Eyvind Johnson) (1974)<br />Eugenio Montale (1975)<br />Vicente Aleixandre (1977)<br />Odysseas (or

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