I would have to say Maya Angelou....her poetry is influential, thought provoking, ageless, timeless, spiritual and intellectual...
Poe has always been one of my favorites. His bone chilling poetry has entertained me sense i was a child. Such a great mixture of horror, suspense and romance. I think every horror movie writer has riped off a little piece of Edgar's works.
Poe is one of the greatest poets out there...
This is a difficult question. Dickinson and Baudelaire come to mind, among others, but my all time favourite would have to be Poe.
Jim Morrison is by far my favorite. Most people know him best for his vocals with the Rock and Roll band the Doors. Not only is Jim's poetry incorporated the the Doors lyrics, but also in amazing poetry anthologies that can be found in just about any book store. Jim's poetic style is completely unique and personal. Jim's poetry really allows reader to tap into his mind and far beyond. If you've heard and enjoyed his music, i would strongly recommend picking up one of his poetry collections. Even though he died at the young age of 27, Jim Morrison's legacy lives on in his poetry and music.
I totally agree. Jim Morrison had such talent, such skill. His mind was frightening at times, but always amazing. I just wish I could've been around to see him
glad to see someone else recognizing his talent!
Recently I have been enthralled by W.H. Auden. He writes such beautyful verse. But I would have to ultimately say Theodore Reothke and Adrienne Rich.
I love Edgar Allan Poe. Love Maya Angelou.
BUT WALT WHITMAN is my all time favorite. He's deep, passionate, wrote of everything....what a dear soul.. Love Emily Dickenson too. blessings.
Stevie Smith, Dylan Thomas, Robert Service...all favorites and so many more.
Geoffrey Chaucer, one of the fathers of the English language, and really showed the world how the English language could be beautiful. He wrote the Canterbury Tales, one of the best books/poems/stories I ever read! And Poe, because he's in the same boat as Chaucer in my opinion
Edgar Allan Poe, for sure. Something about his works, every one, just fascinates and entrances me, every time
My second would be Sylvia Plath...her work is so cryptic and dark in such wonderful ways.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
My all time favorite poet is Epigramman, ei, Hubpages very own Colin Stewart, hands down. He is colorful, clever, versatile, funny, serious, quirky, prolific, and just plain awesome!
Actually I dont have a favorite I just like to read poems and see what I like.
My favorite poet author of all time has to be Edgar Allan Poe. His Poetry is haunting; His stories are dark and dismal - just like his life. He was always true to his art, and his works are timeless. His star is fixed surely in the firmament.
Edgar Allen Poe. I love his style. How could anyone not reverence in his skill
Ah, Emily Dickinson. I like so many poets, but Dickinson's writing influenced me early on, including her life history.
Leonard Cohen, Maya Angelou....I write poetry too and it seems to flow like a song......
My personal favorite poet is Maya Angelou. she is simply amazing. I also enjoy reading the poetry of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. As for my favorite Author, I would have to say Steven King without a doubt. He is the greatest story teller ever. I just adore him.
My most favorite is Edgar Allan Poe besides many others.
My favorite poet woukd overall be jim morrison , but I can't decide between edgar allen poen kurt cobain, charles bukoski, and my newest fav awful poet.
Hmmmm... My favorite poet? I would say William Blake. This guy is left-field with his poetry and I like it.
I enjoy many of the poets mentioned by others here. However one of my favorites has yet to be mentioned and he deserves a huge shout out... Shel Silverstein! His poems were a big part of my childhood. My sister would read them to me as bedtime stories and now I read them to my own children.
Unfair question. There are just too many great poets to mention all. Guess Edgar Allen Poe comes to mind, Dylan and a lot of others because each has at least a few poem which especially inspire. It wouldn't be write not to mention my dad who was a famous Latvian poet and unfortunately all of his works which have also been published are in Latvian. I'm considering on how to translate and share. I guess translating poetry is one of the most difficult things.
I love reading classic poets like Tennyson (Charge of the Light Brigade) as well as humorous poets such as Lewis Carroll. I love his parodies!
I love Elizabeth Barratt Browning, Keats and Banjo Patterson. There are others I love just as much, too many to mention.
Few realize it, but Jim Morrison of the Doors fame started as a poet. He was very good.
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