~ Poetry Page ~

All Kinds of Poems by Sibelan Forrester

Old poems * 1994 * 1995 * 1996 * 1997 * 1998 * 1999 * 2000 * 2001 * 2002 * 2003 * 2004 * 2005 * 2006

My Autobiography as a Poet
(A very orgy of self-indulgence)

My poems:

People who write wonderful poetry

Natalie Anderson, who lucky for us also teaches in the English Department here at Swarthmore College. Catch her home page at http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/nanders1

Elisaveta Bagryana (1893-1991) -- very gifted Bulgarian poet. She was translated into Russian (though not always her best stuff, unfortunately) by such luminaries as Anna Akhmatova and Mariia Petrovykh. See translations into English by Brenda Walker (with Belin Tonchev, whose versions have more of a foreboding power to them) in Penelope of the Twentieth Century, from Forest Books.

Yelena Forrester, who is now 19 but has been writing lovely stuff on and off since she was about six years old. See a couple of her older poems here.

Christina Krotkova, whose very interesting poetry was scanned and provided to me by her niece Mary Finegold, here at http://www.swarthmore.edu/Humanities/sforres1/poetry/krotkova.html.

Maedbh McGuckian, Irish but writes in English. She is crazily lyrical -- a great deal to learn and to explore.

Marina Tsvetaeva (1892-1941), of course. Worth learning Russian just to read her, she is a major divinity.

Carol Tufts, who teaches in the English Department at Oberlin College. Always smells of roses.

Barbara Ungar, who teaches in the English Department at the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY. Music, daring, and a healthy sense of the absurd.

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