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Language Poetry

Coming on the heels of such movements as the Black Mountain and New York schools, language poetry aimed to place complete emphasis on the language of the poem and to create a new way for the reader to interact with the work.

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name yearssort ascending schools & movements
Charles Bernstein 1960- Language Poetry
Cole Swensen 1955- Language Poetry
Rae Armantrout 1947- Language Poetry
Ron Silliman 1946- Language Poetry
Kay Ryan 1945- Language Poetry
Bernadette Mayer 1945- Language Poetry
Michael Palmer 1942- Language Poetry
Lyn Hejinian 1941- Language Poetry
Susan Howe 1937- Language Poetry
David Antin 1932- Language Poetry

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