Leland Hickman's Poetry Study List to Harry E. Northup
Here's a hot tip courtesy of Ron Silliman—a poetry study list drawn up by Leland Hickman and passed off to Harry E. Northup. As Northup explains: "Shortly before Dec. 18, 1971, Lee Hickman told me the following lists of books & poems & prose writings to read to learn to be a good poet. He did this without notes..." The study list is divided into four parts. Here's a taste from list #2: [Ed. Note: for proper formatting see original post.]
Works that I should be aware of
as a poet
English Metaphysical Poets
T.S. Eliot (caution) Lorca
"Yes Is for a Very Young Man"
Rainer Maria Rilke
Modern French Novels
This would make a fantastic syllabus, for sure! Make the jump to read the rest.