I love Tom Jackson's blog rawillumination.net. He suggested I start this blog, for which I thank him. He sent me this question: "What do you read to keep yourself current on what's going on in poetry? Is there something people can do that doesn't involve a huge amount of time?"
Alas, I don't keep myself current on what's going on in poetry. I don't follow any living poets. (I sorta follow Barry Smolin, Ishmael Reed, Stew, etc.) I took a Contemporary Poetry class in 1984 which introduced me to a bunch of poets from the 50's and 60's like John Ashberry and Frank O'Hara and Sylvia Plath and Allen Ginsberg. Reading Robert Creeley led me to a bunch of other post World War II poets, but I don't keep current. I did intern with Pete Fairchild in graduate school, which I really enjoyed.