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Nature Poets to Study

Avocet is devoted to publishing Imagist Nature Poetry -- poetry that depicts meaning through the use of precise visual images. For a complete description of Imagist Poetry, please read the excerpt from Amy Lowell's On Imagism, located on the Modern American Poetry website. An excellent example of Imagist Poetry is Ezra Pound's short poem, In a Station of the Metro:

                    The apparition of these faces in the crowd;
                    petals on a wet, black bough.

Suggested List of Nature/Imagist Poets to Study

  Wendell Berry
  Elizabeth Bishop
  Robert Bly
  Lucille Clifton
  H.D. (Hilda Doolittle)
  Carolyn Forche
  Louise Gluck
  Joy Harjo
  Li-Young Lee
  Denise Levertov
  Amy Lowell
  W.S. Merwin
  Marianne Moore
  Pablo Neruda
  Sharon Olds
  Mary Oliver
  Ezra Pound
  Adelia Prado
  Adrienne Rich
  Gary Snyder
  Gary Soto
  Wallace Stevens
  William Carlos Williams
  James Wright

Avocet, A Journal of Nature Poems 1997-2012
P.O. Box 19186
Fountain Hills, AZ 85269
Charles Portolano, Editor-in-Chief
Peter C. Leverich, Immediate Past Editor
Pat Swenson, Founder & Editor Emeritus