Someone I know and respect (though he walks a different artistic path than I do) put up a list of poets' names on Facebook.
I didn't see the list, since he took it down after rancor and arguments occurred.
But I'll share with you, the reader, a comment by an Influential Figure (poet, teacher, occasional festival organizer) without further comment:
And I spoke to the difficulty of lists -- inevitably many deserving people are omitted. I don't think Los Angeles' seasoned, accomplished poets would be bitter and jealous -- only dilettantes and frustrated amateurs respond that way.