Grrrrrr. Having produced an actual CD of American poetry, I don’t take kindly to being
told that I have neglected it. And I’ll trade your wretched, dull and
pretentious, T.S. Eliot (who became a subject of the Crown) for W.H. Auden
(who became American bu naturalization, AND who was a far superior poet).
The United States has produced two poets of the first rank: Poe and
Longfellow. It has produced at least twenty really, really good poets. I
don’t need to be told.
And then, if you go back to the third, fourth, fifth, rank, and keep going,
you will eventually encounter Ted Kooser.