The Guardian’s Great Poets Series


  1. Joseph Hutchison
    Joseph Hutchison March 17, 2008 at 9:10 pm .

    Since every poet on this "great" list has a firm connection with Britain, I highly doubt that it’s mean to represent "great poets in the English language." Otherwise they might have shoehorned Stevens in, or Williams, or Frost, or Bishop, or …

  2. Anonymous
    Anonymous March 13, 2008 at 12:13 am .

    I don’t think the series is intended to be ‘Great English Poets of the 20th Century’, but great poets in the English language. Nobody’s claiming Plath (or Eliot) is anything but American.

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