Friday, December 31, 2010

The Dream Poet Anthology 2010

Below are the names of every poet who made an appearance or was mentioned in my dreams during 2010. Some of these poets I know well, others are acquaintances and some are complete strangers. If you find your name is on this list and you do not know me, it means that I know of you via your work or reputation and my psyche has attached some type of meaning or symbolism on you to represent something.

2010 Contributors:

Kim Addonizio, Adonis, Bill Allegrezza, Lauren Kizi Alleyne, Rae Armantrout, Craig Arnold, Julianna Baggott, Jennifer Bartlett, Sandra Beasley, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Tom Beckett, Lynn Behrendt, Oscar Bermeo, April Berndard, Remica Bingham, Julie Bloemeke, Anne Boyer, Ana Božičević, Dan, Brady, Tom Brady, Melissa Broder, Maurice Buford, Blake Butler, Mairead Byrne, Ryan Call, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Joshua Clover, Kelly Cockerham, Shanna Compton, CA Conrad, Eduardo Corral, Bruce Covey, J.P. Dancing Bear, Peter Davis, Neil de la Flor, Oliver de la Paz, Linh Dinh, Mike Dockins, Timothy Donnelly, Mark Doty, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Jill Alexander Essbaum, Steve Fellner, Annie Finch, Daisy Fried, Suzanne Frischkorn, Carolyn Forche, Elisa Gabbert, Timothy Gager, John Gallagher, Amy Gerstler, Bernadette Geyer, Jim Goar, Rigoberto González, Brent Goodman, Noah Eli Gordon, Lea Graham, Arielle Greenberg, Gabriel Gudding, Jeanine Gailey Hall, Shafer Hall, Nathalie Handal, Kaplan Harris, Stacey Harwood, Yona Harvey, Joseph Harrington, Terrence Hayes, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Matthew Hittinger, Brandi Homan, Dave Housley, Lacey Hunter, Donald Illich, Luisia Ingloria, Charles Jensen, Kent Johnson, Saeed Jones, Shane Jones, Kirsten Kaschock, Steven Karl, Collin Kelley, Amy King, Rauan Klassnik, Jennifer L. Knox, Jenn Koiter, David Lehman, Amy Lemmon, Tao Lin, Patricia Lockwood, Rebecca Loudon, Rob MacDonald, Marie-Elizabeth Mali, Cate Marvin, Joe Massey, Montgomery Maxton, Steve Allen May, Gary McDowell, Elaine McFerron, David McDonald, Erika Meitner, Didi Menendez, Sharon Mesmer, Kasey Mohammad, Daniel Nester, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Hoa Nguyen, Kaya Oakes, Danielle Pafunda, Shin Yu Pai, Shann Palmer, Karl Parker, Richard Peabody, Craig Santos Perez, PF Potvin, Nate Pritts, Meghan Punschke, Michael Quattrone, Barbara Jane Reyes, Adam Robinson, Anthony Robinson, Lee Ann Roripaugh, Carly Sachs, Allyson Salazar, Steven Schoeder, Lacey Schultz, Susan Schultz, Laura Ellen Scott, Paul Siegell, Ravi Shankar, Laura Sheahen, Anis Shivani, Evie Shockley, Kim Gek Lin Short, Ron Silliman, Dale Smith, Patricia Smith, Jessica Smith, John Dunn Smith, Laurel Snyder, Brian Spears, Janaka Stucky, Mathias Svalina, James Tate, Craig Morgan Teicher, Brent Terry, Maureen Thorson, Sandy Tseng, Jen Tynes, Rich Villar, Matt Walker, Jeff Walt, Fritz Ward, Joshua Marie Wilkinson, Jim Woessner, Allyssa Wolf, C. Dale Young, Mike Young, Louis Zukofsky

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does appearing on this list mean that I am obsessed with or stalking you?
A: Possibly.

Q: Will I tell you the details of the dream you appeared in?
A: No, absolutely not. Assume the dream was totally demented and would disturb you a great deal.

Q: I'm a poet and I'm psychically awesome, why aren't I included in this anthology?
A: There are three possible reasons you are not included:

1. You didn't appear in my dreams in 2010. Resolve in 2011 to be more ambitious psychically.
2. You did appear in my dreams, but I don't remember. I forget many dreams. Your omission is a simple case of editorial oversight. You were screwed, unintentionally.
3. You did appear in my dreams, but I am loathe to publicly admit such a thing. This applies to a small percentage of poets appearing in my dreams. Your omission is a simple case of editorial bias. You were screwed, intentionally.


  1. I made it again! YES. This is either truly an honor or something disturbing beyond my comprehension.

  2. LMAO. S'funny. Thank you. Thank you.

  3. I'm a dream poet virgin and it feels so right.

  4. now twenty eleven can kill me and i'll still be happy

  5. I feel so honored! This is awesome. Yay!

  6. I'm humbled to be part of such an incredible anthology. When should I expect my contributor's copy?

  7. You were in my dreams twice last year (with Gideon), so it's only right that I was in yours. Or maybe we were sharing dreams... Hmmm....

  8. So happy to have made it this year! Woo hoo!

  9. Huh? Whoah, that was a total error, Charlie, according to my records you appeared in 9 dreams in 2010 -- your name has been added. My apologies.

  10. Reb, I've been reading your dream posts for awhile now. The dreams are vivid and frequent. I'd love some advice on any mnemonic you might or might not use to remember your dreams. I remember 3 dreams from 2010. And 2 were equal in all respects save for a top hat. xx/d

  11. 1. Ask your psyche (or soul, higher power, whatever you prefer to call it) for guidance (or communication) before you go to sleep.
    2. Try to keep your eyes closed when you wake and recall your dreams. I most often lose dreams when I use an alarm clock or when my son wakes me--outside stimulation is distracting and often impossible to avoid, but do what you can.
    3. Write down everything and everything about your dreams, no matter how little or how much you can recall. There are plenty of times all I can remember is a person's presence or a place, without any other context. I still record it all.

    The idea is that you're signaling to your psyche that you're paying attention and interested in its messages. Your actions demonstrate that you're receptive.

  12. I'm so happy I made it! I'd rather be in your dream than published in POETRY.