The poets I will be discussing, in more or less random order, are: Williams, Stevens, Stein, Niedecker, Ashbery, O'Hara, Koch, Schuyler, Guest, Ceravolo, Shapiro, Spicer, Creeley, Bronk, Coolidge, Silliman, Berrigan, Notley, and Mayer. I cannot claim these are the best poets of the century, simply my "favorites" as of today. I am not including poets younger than myself, who are really more 21st century poets. Obviously, the list is skewed toward the New York school. What did you expect?