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Who's Your Favorite Poet [Multiple Selection Poll - Favorite 2 Poets]

Langston Hughes 4 vote(s) 18.2%
Robert Frost 6 vote(s) 27.3%
William Shakespeare 3 vote(s) 13.6%
Maya Angelou 11 vote(s) 50.0%
Emily Dickinson 4 vote(s) 18.2%
John Keats 1 vote(s) 4.5%
William Blake 2 vote(s) 9.1%
Sappho 1 vote(s) 4.5%
Percy Bysshe Shelley 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Walt Whitman 1 vote(s) 4.5%
Sylvia Plath 1 vote(s) 4.5%
Ai 0 vote(s) 0.0%
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 3 vote(s) 13.6%
T. S. Eliot 3 vote(s) 13.6%
Gwendolyn Brooks 1 vote(s) 4.5%
W. B. Yeats 1 vote(s) 4.5%
Rita Dove 1 vote(s) 4.5%
Other (please name in thread) 5 vote(s) 22.7%
Multiple votes are allowed.
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    So anyway - I was thinking about Poets earlier :doh: LOL - So..... Who's your favorite Poet? I've a few actually so the poll will allow for multiple selections.

    Jacquii.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 3, 2007
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    MsJacquiiC Poetica Magnifique

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    Well this might actually pan out to be a very interesting thread actually - At anyrate - I've a few poets whose works have always stood out to me as MAGNIFIQUE: Langston Hughes definitely - I can even remember some of his writings - and I'm not the type of Poet who sits around remember famous lines of poetry LOL --- I'm to lazy to remember would be my guess :LOL:

    Anyway - I'm a fan of Emily Dickinsons work as well - She's so perfectly depressing... But I selected Maya Angelou - as her writings (including her autobiographies) have made such a HUGE impression on me - to know that someone can persevere through such turmoil...

    So - that's my 1st post in this thread - So what about YAWL - Who's your favorite AND try to pick only 2 :p

    Jacquii.


    Posted By MsJacquiiC | Sep 3, 2007
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    Kit Carson JPiC Contributor

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    It's hardly a secret, lol. Frost and Dickenson are my favorites. I haven't read Maya, but I have read Langston and I am a BIG fan Of Giovanni as well. Keats and Yeats and Whitman and Poe and cummings and Thomas and Elliot and WCWilliams. I might be able to come up with a line or two here and there, but quoting the Raven from memory is for the birds.


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    :wow: So hard just to pick two! Others I enjoy and limited to are Scott, Dickenson, Sappho, Giovonni, Browning, Shakespeare, Frost, Kipling, Tennyson, Poe, JPiC Poets, Elliot, and Mansfield.

    PD :)

    Great Poll Ms Jacquii!!!!

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    Edgar Allen Poe for the win. :]

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    Posted By Aste | Sep 23, 2007
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    Hey now,

    They are all fantastic. It's really hard to say a favorite, I like a little from here, a lot from there....

    But I think Mary Oliver and Sharon Olds should be mentioned.


    Posted By lasher | Sep 23, 2007
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    Love, Will Shakespeare,
    Love Langston hughes
    & Gwendolyn Brooks,
    Emily Dickinson - sweet dear
    Keats - sad such short life
    Actually like Frost even though he gets some flack
    What would we do without Whitman
    Yeats
    Elliot
    Blake - also an artist
    I can't stop, I love them all.

    Guillaume Apollinaire
    Ernest Hemingway
    Gertrude Stein

    Like some Billy Collins

    Who can name the current poet laureate of the United States?

    Have a look
    Poet Laureate Timeline - Poetry (Library of Congress)


    Posted By JolieH | Oct 6, 2007
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    I chose Emily Dickenson ... not all her poetry is depressing, but all of it is beautiful, simple and she can pack so much stuff into such a few words.

    My "other" Dylan Thomas for his beautiful villanelle "Do not go gentle into that good night..."


    ... Lewis Carroll ... "Twas brillig and the slithy toves ..." :D

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    Greetings!

    I voted for T.S. Eliot because I really love his poetry! After I rented the broadway movie/ play "CATS" by Andrew Lloyd Weber
    I was indeed a hard core fan of Eliot's work! I only wished I could have seen it in person before they canceled the show. But I can always re-rent the movie and watch it over and over. It's a FABULOUS show.

    But I must confess though my two other favorite poets (who were not mentioned in the poll) is of course all will agree Edgar Allen Poe. My ultimate favorite of his work is..."The Bells" It seems as if one could actually hear the bells ringing when it is being read.

    Oh yes and let's not forget the zany children's book author Theodore Geisel.
    Better known as Dr. Suess! It was his book "The Cat in the Hat" that inspired me to write poetry when I was only nine years old. And look where I am today. A published poet several times over.

    Great poll!! Thanks for posting it!!!

    Blessings
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    I voted for Will Shakespeare...I've spent many, many, MANY hours lost in enjoyment of his sonnets and Canterbury Tales is one of my all time favorites..soo funny! Edgar Allan Poe is a close second...Alfred Lord Tennyson, and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow...most especially for his Song of Hiawatha (I slept with that one when I was 14! adore it! lol!)

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    Frost and Poe, with a few others mixed in, are generally my inspiration.

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