Top 10 Most Influencial Poets in Western History
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Top 10 Most Influential Poets in Western History

Poetry is once a dominant form of entertainment and poets are once considered the voice of their generation. They are widely aplauded for their ideas and wordplay. William Shakespeare, Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe and the other great poetic masters left a huge literary legacies that still resonate to this day. It’s not easy to rank the greatest poets of all time, who wrote some of the best poems in history-from sonnet to narrative to free verse. But the talented people of My Poetic Side create a mind map of the 10 most influential poets in western history. See also the Inspiring Writing Tips from 9 Great Writers and Compelling First Lines of Famous Books.

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  • McBeth

    My favorite is Emily Dickinson. Her poems are deceptively sophisticated and excellent to read out loud. She’s the strange recluse of poetry world (which I can really relate to.

Last Updated:

12/11/2016