Other

"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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Edwin Arlington Robinson Portrait
Edwin Arlington Robinson

Although much of Robinson's work was done before American modernism's heyday, in several respects his poetry heralds elements of what was to come.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Emily Dickinson Portrait
Emily Dickinson

Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a well-known family—her father was a lawyer—Emily Dickinson was educated at Amherst Academy and enrolled in what was then Mount Holyoke Female Seminary, but retur

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Etheridge Knight Portrait
Etheridge Knight

Etheridge Knight was born in Corinth, Mississippi. He dropped out of school in the eighth grade and joined the Army in 1947.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

Galway Kinnell Portrait
Galway Kinnell

Born in Providence, Rhode Island, Galway Kinnell was educated at Princeton and the University of Rochester. He served in the U.S.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Garrett Hongo Portrait
Garrett Hongo

Born in Volcano, Hawaii, of Japanese-American parents, Hongo grew up on the North Shore of Oahu and later in California. His father was an electrician and his mother a personnel analyst.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: Japanese
Gender: Male

Gary Snyder Portrait
Gary Snyder

Born in San Francisco and raised on a farm north of Seattle, Gary Snyder was educated at Reed College, where he studied literature, Buddhist philosophy, and Native American mythology.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Henry Dumas Portrait
Henry Dumas

Henry Dumas was born in Sweet Home, Arkansas, where he spent the first ten years of his life. It was long enough to absorb gospel music and the folk traditions of the South.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

Ishmael Reed  Portrait
Ishmael Reed

A versatile, unpredictable, and frequently iconoclastic figure, Ishmael Reed has written ten novels, edited several anthologies, written songs and operas, and recorded some of the poetry from his b

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Male

James Dickey Portrait
James Dickey

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and in the surrounding area, James Dickey was first a public figure as a high school football star.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

James Wright Portrait
James Wright

Born and raised in a steelworker's family in the steel town of Martin's Ferry, Ohio, James Wright joined the army after high school; he was sent to occupied Japan.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Janice Harrington
Janice N. Harrington

Janice N. Harrington was born in Vernon, Alabama, and grew up there and in Lincoln, Nebraska. She is a poet, a children’s book author, and a professional storyteller.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Female

Jayne Cortez Portrait
Jayne Cortez

Born in Fort Huachuca, Arizona, Jayne Cortez grew up in the Watts ghetto of Los Angeles, but spent most of her adult life in the New York City area.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: African
Gender: Female

Jessica Hagedorn Portrait
Jessica Hagedorn

Born in Manilla and raised in the Philippines before coming to the U.S., Jessica Hagedorn is known as a novelist, a performance artist, a poet, and a playwright.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: No Data
Gender: Female

Jimmy Baca Portrait
Jimmy Baca

Born in Sante Fe, New Mexico, of Chicano and Apache Indian descent, but abandoned at age two, Jimmy Baca lived part of the time with a grandparent.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: Latino/a, Native
Gender: Male

John Beecher Portrait
John Beecher

John Beecher was born in New York, the great-great-nephew of Abolitionists Harriet Beecher Stowe and Henry Ward Beecher; it was a heritage his life would honor.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

John Crowe Ransom Portrait
John Crowe Ransom

Born in Pulaski, Tennessee, John Crowe Ransom was educated at Vanderbilt University and Christ Church College at Oxford University in England.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Male

Judy Grahn Portrait
Judy Grahn

Born and raised in Chicago until her parents, a cook and a photographer's assistant, moved to New Mexico, Judy Grahn graduated from San Francisco State University and remained in the Bay Area there

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Kathleen Fraser portrait
Kathleen Fraser

Kathleen Fraser grew up in Oklahoma, Colorado, and California, graduating from Occidental College, then working in New York as an editorial assistant for Mademoiselle for a time before tak

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Kay Boyle Portrait
Kay Boyle

Born in St.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: European
Gender: Female

Lawson Fusao Inada Portrait
Lawson Fusao Inada

Born in Fresno, California, Lawson Inada as a child spent World War II in a concentration camp with his family.

Group/School: Other

Race/Ethnicity: Japanese
Gender: Male

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