What poets changed the way you thought about writing?
T. S. Eliot because of his musical lines. Seamus Heaney for what he does with history. Mary Rueffle. Billy Collins for his ability to speak of the ordinary with levity. Carolyn Forche for memorializing. Douglas Glover for being the best editor of prose. Agha Shaid Ali for bringing Ghazal forms to English. Jan Zwicky for metaphor. Patrick Lane for being the best editor of poetry. derek beaulieu because he forced me to reconsider what poetry is. . . so many reconsiderations. Reading itself is an act of reconsideration.