Author: Blake Benton
Location: Gothenburg, Sweden (originally from Ohio, USA)
Genres: Poetry, Short Fiction
Email: bpbenton@gmail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/blakebenton
What I’m listening to: last.fm

Poets I like:
Charles Simic
Charles Bukoswki
Phil Levine
Anne Sexton
Sylvia Plath
Pablo Neruda
Wanda Coleman
E.E. Cummings
Li-Young Lee
William Carlos Williams
W. S. Merwin
Robert Creeley
Jack Kerouac
Allen Ginsberg
Federico García Lorca
Harryette Mullen
James Laughlin
Luljeta Lleshanaku
Philip Larkin
Raymond Carver
Bob Hicok
Pedro Pietri
Anne Pierson Wiese

Is there someone not on my list who should be there? I am always looking for new poets to read; please share.


6 thoughts on “About”

  1. Kucinski said:

    This is some good stuff. Let’s meet up sometime spring quarter; what’s your schedule? I have class on Wednesdays from 4:30-7 in Arps Hall.

  2. Have you checked out Borges? Steven Crane? From what I’ve seen here, I think you would like them.
    Love to see more of your work: Web daybreakpoetry (dot-com) check out Prism Quarterly, of which I am publishing editor.
    Thanks for the holy moment.

  3. U a student of literature?? =D

  4. Yes! I am an English major with a Creative Writing specificity, although you wouldn’t have guessed it based on my amount of output lately.

  5. thepostic said:

    Have you heard of Shane Koyczan? He is very different from the poets you listed here, but in my opinion he is one of the greatest modern poets around.

    Also, I love your blog 🙂

    • thepostic,

      Thank you very much for your kind words and your recommendation. I will definitely check out the poet you mentioned.

      Take care,

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