Who are your favorite authors?

I love the poetry of Wislawa Szymborska and the haiku of Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa.

I have a tattoo of one of Issa’s haiku on my right arm.

Of the more contemporary authors, I am a huge fan of Catherynne M. Valente, Francesca Lia Block, Janet Fitch, China Mieville, Dorothy Allison, Margaret Atwood, and Maxine Hong Kingston.

I also love the works of Edgar Allen Poe, H.P. Lovecraft, Frank Herbert, e.e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Shakespeare, Sei Shonagon, Sappho, Allen Ginsberg, and Sylvia Plath.

In the genre of lyrical and experimental poetics I find great comfort and inspiration in the works of Bhanu Kapil, Selah Saterstrom, Juliana Spahr, Kristen Stone, and Mei-Mei Berssenbrugge.

SO now that I’ve bombarded you with names, who are your favorite authors?

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