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poetry is still literature, right?

hellooo. i hope it's okay to ask this here because most of the poetry communities on lj seem to be just about posting poems. anyway, i was wondering if anyone here could recommend some poets who are similar to e. e. cummings, rumi and/or leonard cohen. i'd really appreciate it! or just any sort of uplifting poetry like the kind rumi and e. e. cummings write. thank you :)

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purpledardasit
Aug. 25th, 2011 05:19 am (UTC)
I really like Susan Polis Schutz's poetry because it's simple and sincere. It's also very hippie which I find easy to relate to. I'm not sure if this works for you, but it's worth to give a try to. Good luck!
hollygolightly
Aug. 26th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
thank you! :)
purpledardasit
Aug. 27th, 2011 03:35 pm (UTC)
You're welcome!
muse_books
Aug. 25th, 2011 05:45 am (UTC)
I enjoy the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy as there is plenty of humour in it.

On the oplifting side and Similar to Rumi is the poetry of Shirazi Hafiz, another Sufi poet and 'The Conference of the Birds' by the earlier Farid ud-Din Attar.

sunlitdays
Aug. 25th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Oh definitely seconding the Hafiz recommendation!
hollygolightly
Aug. 26th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
thank you!
sunlitdays
Aug. 25th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
There is a poet named June Jordan that you may like, especially her book Haruko/Love Poems. She does get political in some, but her love poems are truly beautiful and evoke so many emotions, like cummings & rumi.
hollygolightly
Aug. 26th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
ooh thank you, i'll definitely check her out :)
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