poet who inspired you

Who was one of the first poets who really spoke to you? For me it was Maya Angelou and Anne Sexton, especially Anne’s poem “unknown Girl in the Maternity Ward”. I analyzed it for my very first poetry class in community college. Years later when I became a teacher I would use that poem so that my students could identify similes and metaphors. Who inspired you?

1 thought on “poet who inspired you

  1. Robert Frost, “Choose Something Like A Star:”
    “So when at times the mob is swayed
    To carry praise or blame too far,
    We may choose something like a star
    To stay our minds on and be staid.”

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