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"Other" is currently a catch-all category for poets who have not yet been more clearly associated with another group or movement.

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Title Other Type of Content School of Poetry
Number/Poets 93 Number/Members 1
Originally Posted 17 Apr 2013 Number/Content 93
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Li-Young Lee Portrait
Li-Young Lee

Li-Young Lee was born to Chinese parents in Jakarta, Indonesia. His maternal grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China's first Republican President, who sought to make himself emperor.

Other

Chinese
Male

Lorna Dee Cervantes portrait
Lorna Dee Cervantes

Lorna Dee Cervantes was born in San Francisco of Chicana and Native American (Chumash) heritage.

Other

Latino/a, Native
Female

Louise Erdrich Portrait
Louise Erdrich

Born in Little Falls, Minnesota, Louise Erdrich grew up in the town of Wahpeton, North Dakota, near the Minnesota border and the Turtle Mountain Reservation.

Other

Native
Female

Louise Glück Portrait
Louise Glück

Born in New York City and raised on Long Island, Louise Glück was educated at Sarah Lawrence College and Columbia.

Other

European
Female

Lucille Clifton Portrait
Lucille Clifton

Lucille Clifton was born Thelma Louise Sayles in Depew, New York, where her mother worked in a laundry and her father in a steel mill.

Other

African
Female

Lynn Riggs Portrait
Lynn Riggs

 

Other

European, Native
Male

Margaret Walker Portrait
Margaret Walker

Born in Birmingham, Alabama, to a middle class black family that moved to New Orleans a decade later, Margaret Walker first enrolled at New Orleans University.

Other

African
Female

Marilyn Chin Portrait
Marilyn Chin

Born in Hong Kong and raised in Portland, Oregon, where her father was a restaurant owner, Marilyn (Mei Ling) Chin was educated at the University of Massachusetts and the University of Iowa's Write

Other

Chinese
Female

Mark Doty Portrait
Mark Doty

Born in Tennessee, the son of an army engineer, Mark Doty has taught at Sarah Lawrence College, the M.F.A. Program at Vermont College, the University of Utah, and The University of Houston.

Other

European
Male

Mark Strand Portrait
Mark Strand

Born on Prince Edward Island, Canada, of American parents, Mark Strand moved regularly as a child whenever his salesman father was relocated.

Other

European
Male

Martin Espada Portrait
Martín Espada

Born in Brooklyn, New York, of Puerto Rican parents—his father was a photographer who illustrated his first book—Espada now teaches at the University of Massachusetts, but his earlier experience is

Other

Latino/a
Male

Mary Oliver Portrait
Mary Oliver

Born in Maple Heights, Ohio, near Cleveland, Mary Oliver attended both Ohio State University and Vassar College. She lived for many years in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

Other

European
Female

Maxine Kumin Portrait
Maxine Kumin

Kumin was born Maxine Winokur of Jewish parents in Philadelphia and educated at Radcliffe.

Other

European
Female

Melvin B. Tolson Portrait
Melvin B. Tolson

Melvin B. Tolson was born in Moberly, Missouri, the son of a Methodist Episcopalian minister. The family moved occasionally, as the father was assigned to new congregations.

Other

African
Male

Michael S. Harper Portrait
Michael S. Harper

Born in Brooklyn, New York, to parents who were a postal worker and a medical stenographer, Michael S. Harper moved to Los Angeles with his family in 1951.

Other

African
Male

N. Scott Momaday
N. Scott Momaday

Born in Lawton, Oklahoma, Momaday is well known as a poet, novelist (House Made of Dawn and The Way to Rainy Mountain), painter, playwright, and storyteller.

Other

Native
Male

Natasha Trethaway Portrait
Natasha Tretheway

There are three overarching subjects in Natasha Trethewey’s work—history, the arts, and the social construction of her own family’s identity and experience.

Other

African
Female

Patricia Smith Portrait
Patricia Smith

Born and raised on the impoverished West Side of Patricia Chicago, Smith is a nationally known performance poet who has won a number of poetry slam contests.

Other

African
Female

Paul Blackburn Portrait
Paul Blackburn

Paul Blackburn was born in St. Albans, Vermont.

Other

European
Male

Paul Lawrence Dunbar Portrait
Paul Laurence Dunbar

The son of former slaves, Paul Laurence Dunbar was born and grew up in Dayton, Ohio. His father had escaped from Kentucky to serve in a Massachusetts regiment during the Civil War.

Other

African
Male

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