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 don’t 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. See also “Famous People I’ve Met.”

  • Kim Addonizio

  • Francisco X. Alarcon +

  • George Amabile

  • Maya Angelou

  • Sheila Bender

  • Jericho Brown

  • Rebecca Brown

  • Wanda Coleman

  • Madeline DeFrees

  • Molly Fisk

  • Dana Gioia

  • R. S. Gwynn

  • Ilya Kaminsky

  • Ed Kleiman

  • Tod Marshall

  • David Mason

  • Stanley Plumly

  • Judith Skillman +

  • Stephen Spender

  • David Wagoner

  • Anne Waldman

  • Carolyne Wright