1. Matthew Zapruder: Hurricane Matthew. Hired by the Times to write regular poetry column. Toilet papered the house of number 41.
2. Edward Hirsch: Best American Poetry 2106 Guest Editor.
3. Christopher Ricks: Best living critic in English? His Editorial Institute cancelled by bureaucrats at Boston University.
4. Joie Bose: Living Elizabeth Barrett Browning of India.
5. Sherman Alexie: Latest BAP editor. Still stung from the Chinese poet controversy.
6. Jorie Graham: Boylston Professor of Oratory and Rhetoric at Harvard
7. W.S Merwin: Migration: New and Selected Poems, 2005
8. Terrance Hayes: “I am not sure how a man with no eye weeps.”
9. George Bilgere: “I consider George Bilgere America’s Greatest Living Poet.” –Michael Heaton, The Plain Dealer
10. Billy Collins: Interviewed Paul McCartney in 2014
11. Stephen Cole: Internet Philosopher poet. “Where every thing hangs/On the possibility of understanding/And time, thin as shadows,/Arrives before your coming.”
12. Richard Howard: National Book Award Winner for translation of Les Fleurs du Mal in 1984.
13. William Logan: The kick-ass critic. Writes for the conservative New Criterion.
14. Sharon Olds: Stag’s Leap won the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2012.
15. Nalini Priyadarshni: “Denial won’t redeem you/Or make you less vulnerable/My unwavering love just may.” Her new book is Doppelgänger in my House.
16. Stephen Dobyns: “identical lives/begun alone, spent alone, ending alone”
17. Kushal Poddar: “You wheel out your mother’s latte silk/into the picnic of moths.” His new book is Scratches Within.
18. Jameson Fitzpatrick: “Yes, I was jealous when you threw the glass.”
19. Marilyn Chin: “It’s not that you are rare/Nor are you extraordinary//O lone wren sobbing on the bodhi tree”
20. E J Koh: “I browsed CIA.gov/for jobs”
21. Cristina Sánchez López: “If the moon knows dying, a symbol of those hearts, which, know using their silence as it was an impossible coin, we will have to be like winter, which doesn’t accept any cage, except for our eyes.”
22. Mark Doty: His New and Selected won the National Book Award in 2008.
23. Meghan O’ Rourke: Also a non-fiction writer, her poetry has been published in the New Yorker.
24. Alicia Ostriker: Born in Brooklyn in 1937.
25. Kay Ryan: “One can’t work by/ lime light.”
26. A.E. Stallings: Rhyme, rhyme, rhyme.
27. Dana Gioia: Champions Longfellow.
28. Marilyn Hacker: Antiquarian bookseller in London in the 70s.
29. Mary Oliver: “your one wild and precious life”
30. Anne Carson: “Red bird on top of a dead pear tree kept singing three notes and I sang back.”
31. Mary Jo Bang: “A breeze blew a window open on a distant afternoon.”
32. Forrest Gander: “Smoke rises all night, a spilled genie/who loves the freezing trees/but cannot save them.”
33. Stephen Burt: Author of Randall Jarrell and his Age. (2002)
34. Ann Lauterbach: Her latest book is Under the Sign (2013)
35. Richard Blanco: “One sky, toward which we sometimes lift our eyes/tired from work”
36. Kenneth Goldsmith: “Humidity will remain low, and temperatures will fall to around 60 degrees in many spots.”
37. Rita Dove: Her Penguin Anthology of Twentieth Century American Poetry is already 5 years old.
38. Stephen Sturgeon: “blades of the ground feathered black/in moss, in the sweat of the set sun”
39. Marjorie Perloff: Her book, Unoriginal Genius was published in 2010.
40. Kyle Dargan: His ghazal, “Points of Contact,” published in NY Times: “He means sex—her love’s grip like a fist.”
41. Alan Cordle: Foetry.com and Scarriet founder.
42. Lyn Hejinian: “You spill the sugar when you lift the spoon.”
43. Stephen Dunn: Lines of Defense: Poems came out in 2014.
44. Ocean Vuong: “Always another hour to kill—only to beg some god/to give it back”
45. Marie Howe: “I am living. I remember you.”
46. Vanessa Place: Controversial “Gone with the Wind” tweets.
47. Helen Vendler: Reviewed Collected Poems of John Crowe Ransom, editor Ben Mazer, in the NYR this spring.
48. Martin Espada: Vivas To Those Who Have Failed is his new book of poems from Norton.
49. Carol Muske-Dukes: Poet Laureate of California from 2008 to 2011.
50. Sushmita Gupta: Poet and artist. Belongs to the Bollyverses renaissance. Sushness is her website.
51. Brad Leithauser: A New Formalist from the 80s, he writes for the Times, the New Criterion and the New Yorker.
52. Julie Carr: “Either I loved myself or I loved you.”
53. Kim Addonizio: Tell Me (2000) was nominated for a National Book Award.
54. Glynn Maxwell: “This whiteness followed me at the speed of dawn.”
55. Simon Seamount: His epic poem on the lives of philosophers is Hermead.
56. Maggie Dietz: “Tell me don’t/ show me and wipe that grin/ off your face.”
57. Robert Pinsky: “When you were only a presence, at Pleasure Bay.”
58. Ha Jin: “For me the most practical thing to do now/is not to worry about my professorship.”
59. Peter Gizzi: His Selected Poems came out in 2014.
60. Mary Angela Douglas: “the steps you take in a mist are very small”
61. Robyn Schiff: A Woman of Property is her third book.
62. Karl Kirchwey: “But she smiled at me and began to fade.”
63. Ben Mazer: December Poems just published. “Life passes on to life the raging stars”
64. Cathy Park Hong: Her battle cry against Ron Silliman’s reactionary Modernists: “Fuck the avant-garde.”
65. Caroline Knox: “Because he was Mozart,/not a problem.”
66. Henri Cole: “There is no sun today,/save the finch’s yellow breast”
67. Lori Desrosiers: “I wish you were just you in my dreams.”
68. Ross Gay: Winner of the 2016 $100,000 Kingsley Tufts award.
69. Sarah Howe: Loop of Jade wins the 2016 T.S. Eliot Prize.
70. Mary Ruefle: Published by Wave Books. A favorite of Michael Robbins.
71. CA Conrad: His blog is (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals.
72. Matvei Yankelevich: “Who am I alone. Missing my role.”
73. Fanny Howe: “Only that which exists can be spoken of.”
74. Cole Swensen: “Languor. Succor. Ardor. Such is the tenor of the entry.”
75. Layli Long Soldier: “Here, the sentence will be respected.”
76. Frank Bidart: Student and friend of Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell.
77. Michael Dickman: “Green sky/Green sky/Green sky”
78. Deborah Garrison: “You must praise the mutilated world.”
79. Warsan Shire: “I have my mother’s mouth and my father’s eyes/On my face they are still together.”
80. Joe Green: “I’m tired. Don’t even ask me about the gods.”
81. Joan Houlihan: Took part in Franz Wright Memorial Reading in Harvard Square in May.
82. Frannie Lindsay: “safe/from even the weak sun’s aim.”
83. Elizabeth Oehlkers Wright: Translates contemporary German poetry.
84. Noah Cicero: This wry, American buddhist poet’s book is Bi-Polar Cowboy.
85. Jennifer Barber: “The rose nude yawns, rolls over in the grass,/draws us closer with a gorgeous laugh.”
86. Tim Cresswell: Professor of history at Northeastern and has published two books of poems.
87. Thomas Sayers Ellis: Lost his job at Iowa.
88. Valerie Macon: Surrendered her North Carolina Poet Laureate to the cred-meisters.
89: David Lehman: Best American Poetry editor hates French theory, adores tin pan alley songs, and is also a poet .”I vote in favor/of your crimson nails”
90: Ron Silliman: Silliman’s Blog since 2002.
91: Garrison Keillor: The humorist is also a poetry anthologist.
92: Tony Hoagland: “I wonder if this is a legitimate category of pain/or whether he is just spin doctoring a better grade”
93. Alfred Corn: One of the most distinguished living poets.
94. Philip Nikolayev: He values spontaneity and luck in poetry, logic in philosophy.
95. Laura Kasischke: Read her poem, “After Ken Burns.”
96. Daipayan Nair: “I was never a part of the society. I have always created one.”
97. Claudia Rankine: Her prize-winning book is Citizen.
98. Solmaz Sharif: Her book Look is from Graywolf.
99. Morgan Parker: Zapruder published her in the NY Times.
100. Eileen Myles: She makes all the best-of lists.