Wednesday, March 18, 2009

25 Writers Meme

I was tagged by Stephen Bess to name 25 who have influenced my writing. This allowed me to go into my past to see the path that has led to the present writer. An interesting process.

1. Langston Hughes
2. Barbara Kingsolver
3. Maya Angelou
4. Joni Mitchell
5. Alice Walker
6. Steven Callahan
7. William Carlos Williams
8. Rumi
9. May Sarton
10. Elizabeth Gilbert
11. Gary Synder
12. Sting
13. Elizabeth Bishop
14. Kahlil Gibran
15. Margaret Atwood
16. Pema Chodron
17. Natalie Goldberg
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. John Steinbeck
20. Maxine Hong Kingston
21. Sylvia Path
22. Adrienne Rich
23. Georgia O'Keeffe
24. Fatima Lim-Wilson
25. Maurice Sendak

I have tagged the following bloggers:

Polona
Cergie
Janice Thomson
Devika
Aeroman101
Sandy Carlson
Yoon See
Studio Lolo
Raindog
Jyotsana
Cathy Delaleu
Miguel

12 comments:

Miguel said...

Hey -
What a distinguished collection of writers and just plain cool human beings. It's a good practice to give homage to the teachers in our lives and use them as examples to teach others. There have been so many teachers in my life, some in the non-human realm...

12 deep bows.

Miguel said...

...and here's my list:

Ansel Adams
David Attenborough
Paul Bowles
Lucilia do Carmo
Fools Crow
The Dalai Lama
Wade Davis
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Patrick Leigh Fermor
Joan Halifax
John Lee Hooker
Allen Ginsberg
Andre Kertesz
Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche
John Daido Loori
James Lovelock
Terence McKenna
Charlie Parker
Galen Rowell
Carl Sagan
Pete Seeger
Gary Snyder
Henry David Throeau
Chogyam Trungpa
The Savage River Watershed

These are teachers from many walks of life, not necessarily writers.

yoon see said...

Thanks for the tag get zen.
I have to do it later, I can't thought of 25 people' name at a time!
I forgot my teachers' name too:(
But I will work on the tag. It's so sweet that you remember me that I like participation:)

jyotsana said...

hey this is another interesting game. but i m planning a vacation. i shall hve to b away from computer for quite some time now.maybe i'll play when i m back.
and did u see how much controversy that poetry game has created on my blog?
now serious minded people are frightening me...

Stephen Bess said...

Yes, nice list. We both share our admiration for Mr. Gibran.
@Miguel-
John Lee Hooker! That's my man. The Blues has influenced much of my writing and especially my most recent work.

studio lolo said...

Wonderful list of folks, GZ!
I'll have to give this a lot of thought and get back to you. Twenty-five will require some brain dusting ;)

I hope Spring is showing up in the PNW!
XX

polona said...

well, that's quite a list.
i'm not sure i can even come up with so many and i habitually don't do memes but... i'll see what i can do

Cergie said...

Hi ! Get Zapped !
What a great post full of names I never heard about... (It's not really true)
I even forgot the writers I've read during my long life.
:)
I'll try to play the game, however this is just a promise. My memory is so bad just now...
:):):)

get zapped said...

Thanks to all of you for taking the time to look and consider this meme. I don't always participate in them either, but I was curious to see who inspires who and especially people from different parts of the world.

Peace~

raindog said...

i love this one. that's a very impressive list. i just posted mine, but i think i may have accidentally left hendrix off. how could that happen? :)

Writer on Board said...

I'll do the ones we share here:

1. Langston Hughes
3. Maya Angelou
4. Joni Mitchell
5. Alice Walker
7. William Carlos Williams
8. Rumi
9. May Sarton
13. Elizabeth Bishop
14. Kahlil Gibran
15. Margaret Atwood (reading now, essays)
16. Pema Chodron
18. Jimi Hendrix
19. John Steinbeck
20. Maxine Hong Kingston
21. Sylvia Path
22. Adrienne Rich
25. Maurice Sendak

So many. Thanks, Z.

Heather Shrigley said...

#14 is def a favorite of mine. My list (that don't inspire my writing but maybe my pictures) would include him as well.