I think, in the long run, two poets will remain as most representative of 20/21 century NYC poetics, so called.
Gregory Corso and Barbara Guest....not necessarily in that order. But those are the results of an interior poll taken recently here.
Well what about, ummm, FOH? Sorry...buried by twitter. Paul Blackburn.....you know that makes me sad too...he was Frankie's equal, straight but equal. Alice Notley...well she sure deserves it...who knows...all best luck. Jimmy and Allen and Sir John and Kenny and all the rest....ah........well nope. Not gonna happen. Why? No legs. Period.
For now...read this: http://www.3ammagazine.com/3am/gasoline-the-imaginary-and-the-pure-gregory-corso/