Milton did Paradise Lost
Donne wrote contrived poems about sex and contrived poems about Jesus. I'm over him.
Dante is fantastic. I wish I could read his poetry in the original Italian; I feel like it would hit me harder. I feel the same way about most translated works, though. Rimbaud and Baudelaire are probably the most beautiful in their native French.
I haven't had any time to post there since I signed up, and I'm pissed I can't change my username from the dumb one they assigned me, but I'll let you know when I do post.
I feel really guilty for not being able to comment on YOUR stuff as readily; I've been ridiculously swamped, and as soon as I get the chance, I will definitely have some things to say. Promise! Being in 2 plays and now doing wardrobe for a third is not conducive to lots of free time. Sigh.
(It's the same guilty conscience I have about the reviews I write for here; I always get so backed up because of work...)
I don't know if I'll have a chance to write any new poems in the next few weeks. I have a rough draft of a one-act play due for my creative writing class, and I'd like to make it something good. I kind of want to do a pointed satire of the whole workshopping process as it is done in that class, where people use the author's work as a vehicle for their own self-indulgence. I was told I used too many big words in my short story earlier this semester. that was my biggest criticism. There was ONE word I probably could have done without (tintinnabulation), but...yeah. It's messed up, and the professor's attempts to rein it in haven't worked as well as I'd like. Maybe I'm just bitter and pretentious.
BU? Awesome. I looked there, but ended up falling in love with American University after a campus visit.