For me, any form of poem is interesting if it hooks me, challenges then sends me some place emotionally I've not been before. I get enjoyment from a broad range, from romantic to dark to blank verse to, yes, haiku.
Personal preference is for Nature poetry but I read lots of poems from different genres. Too much sweet confessional stuff tends to put me off unless it's got something magical up its sleeve.
Innovative poetry - the ultra modern stuff - is a bit of a brain churner but the use of language is unusual and cutting edge.
Hmm, that is a hard choice to make, as I love all poetry of course, and especially inspirational or dramatic, but if I had to choose just one, it would be narrative, as I am for the most part a non-fiction writer, so I love to write poetry from my own experiences.
I think you are referring to styles. And when it comes to styles, I also prefer just writing what is on my mind which is generally called 'free form, or free verse poetry' It sounds like your genre preference would be narrative.
To read? Or to write? I think I prefer to read humorous poetry, or anything particularly moving or thought provoking. To write. . .something more lyrical in nature or that expresses emotions I'm having at the moment and can't really express to random people in any verbally articulate fashion.
I like unconventional free verse poetry that uses words and punctuation symbolically or or uniquely. My favorite poet is e.e.cummings. I like when poets use the visual structure (the layout) to enhance the impact of their words.
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