Writers I’ve Studied With

In graduate school, workshops, conferences, and other events over the years, I’ve had the privilege to study poetry and other writing with a wonderful array of fine authors (in addition to many fine poets who specialize in haiku). And I dont mean just listening to readings (I could list many more well-known poets and writers in that case), but mostly writing poetry in classroom settings and having it critiqued. I’m sure I’m missing a few names in this list, but the following poets and other writers are among the highlights of those I’ve studied with.

  • Kim Addonizio
  • Francisco X. Alarcon     +
  • George Amabile
  • Maya Angelou
  • Jericho Brown
  • Rebecca Brown
  • Wanda Coleman
  • Madeline DeFrees
  • Molly Fisk
  • Dana Gioia
  • R. S. Gwynn
  • Ilya Kaminsky
  • Tod Marshall
  • David Mason
  • Stanley Plumly
  • Judith Skillman
  • Stephen Spender
  • David Wagoner
  • Anne Waldman
  • Carolyne Wright