The list author says: "See my other list for 40 Great Female Poets of today's day and age. Again, there are so many. Notice some are not "contemporary" by definition but they ahve a feel of/being connected to contemporaries. If I had more room, I would include: Robert Pinsky, Floyd Skloot, James Merrill, Bruce Bond, James Dickey, Stephen Dobyns, Jake Adam York, Philip Schultz, Richard Wilbur, Philip Larkin, Whitman (the grandfather of poetry), Carl Dennis, and Dick Allen just to name a few!"
"Also check out his Poet's Choice where he will introduce you to other great sometimes forgotten writers! For the Sleepwalkers is his best book, but Wild Gratitude and Earthly measures have fantastic ones too!"
"I am unsure why he won the Pulitzer for Time and Materials (a later selected works) when his early stuff is 10 times better. He had to share the Pulitzer with a better writer, Philip Shultz who won it for writing about Failures."