The type of poetry that intrigues me is the type you would not expect to read, something creative and out of the blue. Something odd and something that's truly deep within the possibilities of the human mind.
The most creative out of the blue I've read is Anne Sexton - her confessional poetry has drawn me in. Great poetry should surprise and delight in both meaning and words, draw the reader into a world they didn't see before.
I like the old school poets whose work was so deep and steeped in the allusion and erudition and discipline that used to make poetry (art) deep and expansive and not only requiring careful study, but worthy of careful study. Art you learn from.
I used to indulge in the traditional poetry. However, given the current state of things in society the only poetry I wish to hear is the sound of a responsible and caring parent correcting and teaching their child. Heck, even the vulgar language of a child against their parent who has just corrected them is a song to me. It means that the parent is doing their job and that's it's getting to the child.
My love of poetry stems from the Beat Poets Generation. I enjoy writers such as T.S Elliot and Wallace Stevens...and then of course Poe, but he came to be in the mid 1800, which is not exactly the Beat Generation which I believe is defined to be in the 1950's, if I am wrong about the year-sorry...
Oh my....Did I write that in a dream...are you my alter ego?? LOL
T.S. Eliot is my all time favorite. I cannot read The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock without crying. All of his work, poetry or prose, is amazing. He is self-deprecating, funny, observant, heart-wrenching and more.
Pablo Neruda is another favorite...He just makes me melt in my heart...and *cough* other places...lol
Don't you just love the poetry that is cynical? It pisses so many off and brings up so much in a persons spirit and soul... It is all in perception... I would have to say that is one of the beautiful things about poetry...Although what the author was thinking and feeling when writing is important- it is just as/if not more appealing to know how each individuals draws inspiration, judgment or what not out of each line that is drawn together within a poem?
H.C Porter, the beats generation huh how intriguing you really seem like you thrive on poetry which is inspiring and interesting. Myself i wouldn't say i thrive on poetry but a variety of stories, poetry and comedy so much within my mind it's hard to just narrow it down to just one.
The Glass Spider, it seems like i need to do more digging in poetry of old and new to strengthen w hat i write or I'll just look to you for more titles to check out...........
Shadesbreath, you making me more interested in reading poetry created by T.S. Eliot........
I tend to go for 'disturbing poetry' a lot of times, and yes I forgot to mention Jose Garcia Villa as one of my faves as well, I just can't get enough of his provoking lyricism and violent modernism...
What type of poetry intrigues me? mmmmmmmm, let's see it's has to have choas and destruction, disarray is always good as well, it's has to catch my eye. Keep me intrigued, you know really motivated to read.
The type of poetry that intrigues me most...hhmm...I don't know what it would be called, but here's an example, a portion of a poem I wrote years ago and would like to know a bit more about if I knew anything about poetry.
Can you see what I hear, said the blind man to the deaf man Can you tell me what I see, said the deaf man to the mute
I can't remember anymore, but it keeps going in that fashion. A complete conversation between the blind man, the deaf man, and the mute concerning what is and can be seen, heard, spoken. I understand it, only because I wrote it, but didn't want to acknowledge it at the time. It was an internal struggle within myself to be myself.