Who is your favorite poet author of all time?

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  1. lovebuglena profile image85
    lovebuglenaposted 6 years ago

    Who is your favorite poet author of all time?

  2. mismazda profile image60
    mismazdaposted 6 years ago

    I would have to say Maya Angelou....her poetry is influential, thought provoking, ageless, timeless, spiritual and intellectual...

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Maya Angelou poetry is timeless and influential indeed.

  3. Mhatter99 profile image82
    Mhatter99posted 6 years ago

    I have a lot, but I keep coming back to Poe.

    1. SkySlave profile image81
      SkySlaveposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Poe is one of the greatest poets out there...

  4. jdrury profile image63
    jdruryposted 6 years ago

    This is a difficult question.  Dickinson and Baudelaire come to mind, among others, but my all time favourite would have to be Poe.

  5. SkySlave profile image81
    SkySlaveposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. toys-everywhere profile image61
      toys-everywhereposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

    2. Zayleen Pain profile image70
      Zayleen Painposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      smile glad to see someone else recognizing his talent!

  6. jhamann profile image90
    jhamannposted 6 years ago

    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.

  7. Mike Dennis profile image75
    Mike Dennisposted 6 years ago

    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.

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    Stevie Smith, Dylan Thomas, Robert Service...all favorites and so many more.

  9. HaleyMCruz profile image60
    HaleyMCruzposted 6 years ago

    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 smile

  10. toys-everywhere profile image61
    toys-everywhereposted 6 years ago

    Edgar Allan Poe, for sure. Something about his works, every one, just fascinates and entrances me, every time smile

    My second would be Sylvia Plath...her work is so cryptic and dark in such wonderful ways.

  11. PurvisBobbi44 profile image81
    PurvisBobbi44posted 6 years ago

    Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

  12. tnderhrt23 profile image74
    tnderhrt23posted 6 years ago

    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!

  13. bensen32 profile image85
    bensen32posted 6 years ago

    Actually I dont have a favorite I just like to read poems and see what I like.

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes it's hard to pick a favorite poet especially when more than one stands out to us.

  14. AnnNoE profile image60
    AnnNoEposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer. There is something special about Poe that attracts readers to his work...

  15. vtwilli profile image81
    vtwilliposted 6 years ago

    Edgar Allen Poe. I love his style. How could anyone not reverence in his skill

  16. ytsenoh profile image84
    ytsenohposted 6 years ago

    Ah, Emily Dickinson.  I like so many poets, but Dickinson's writing influenced me early on, including her life history.

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am  not a huge fan of Emily Dickinson for some reason. Can't quite put my finger on why.

  17. GPAGE profile image76
    GPAGEposted 6 years ago

    Leonard Cohen, Maya Angelou....I write poetry too and it seems to flow like a song......

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Some poetry does have that song quality to it...

  18. profile image0
    cynamansposted 6 years ago

    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.

  19. Thelma Alberts profile image91
    Thelma Albertsposted 6 years ago

    My most favorite is Edgar Allan Poe besides many others.

  20. Zayleen Pain profile image70
    Zayleen Painposted 6 years ago

    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.

  21. Radikum profile image60
    Radikumposted 6 years ago

    Hmmmm... My favorite poet? I would say William Blake. This guy is left-field with his poetry and I like it.

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What do you mean by "this guy is left-field with his poetry"?

  22. Mama Kim 8 profile image92
    Mama Kim 8posted 6 years ago

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    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.

  23. Gypsy Rose Lee profile image85
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      There are many poets out there and it is true that more than one can some kind of impact on our lives, can connect with us on some level or another.

  24. KiriLiz profile image58
    KiriLizposted 6 years ago

    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!

  25. BEAUTYBABE profile image73
    BEAUTYBABEposted 6 years ago

    I love Elizabeth Barratt Browning, Keats and Banjo Patterson. There are others I love just as much, too many to mention.

    BB

  26. krillco profile image94
    krillcoposted 6 years ago

    Few realize it, but Jim Morrison of the Doors fame started as a poet. He was very good.

    1. lovebuglena profile image85
      lovebuglenaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! That is interesting information. I didn't know he was a poet.

 
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