Question for the Day : Favorite Poets

If you frequent RBW you know I dabble in the poetry world and hope to publish a small collection one day. The Jaded NYer reminded me that April is National Poetry Month and tonight I'm going to be a guest on her BTR show talking about poetry, my favorites, how its evolved, etc. Make sure you tune inSo many bloggers have inspired me with their gift of lyric, but I wanted to especially give MizRepresent a shout. Her pieces always touch me in a special place. Make sure you check out her poetry blog here.

So the Question for Today is...

Who are some of your favorite poets, old and new, dead and alive, and what are some of your favorite pieces by them? Let me know in the comments!


Ms. Minnie April 6, 2009 at 2:16 PM

Oooh, I have so many, but most of my favorite poets are

Of course nikki giovanni

Def poets like Georgia Mae, Black Ice, Lemon, Poetri, Scryil & Riva

And also Kesh, and my own poetry crew

Supanova and precious

(I know that's a lot)

Just Jasmine April 6, 2009 at 2:23 PM

Nikki Giovanni: Choices and Ego Trippin

Robert Frost: Fire and Ice, Birches, Nothing Gold can Stay

Pretty much everything by Langston Hughes and Maya Angelou

Vimbai April 6, 2009 at 3:41 PM

Ooooooh, where do i start!

"Flowers" and "Being Boring" by Wendy Cope (and just about everything she's ever written)

"This Be The Verse" - Philip Larkin

"Twelve Songs" W.H. Auden

"Coat" - Vicky Feaver

Anything by Langston Hughes, ee cummings, Christina G. Rossetti...girl, i could go on!

MzInspiredMind81 April 6, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Anything by Langston Hughes and Nikki Giovanni. My (new) favorite poem of the moment is 'Love's Deceit'(the poem that was recited towards the end of ATL)

Anonymous April 6, 2009 at 6:08 PM

OOh this is easy.

Hands down number one fave poet is e.e. cummings- she being Brand new

#2- saul williams- fun She

#3- mayda del valle- seduce me

honorable mention nikki giovanni- choices. i live by that poem i swear.

Chris April 6, 2009 at 9:07 PM

Nikki Rosa is the shit, hands DOWN, son! Seriously, I love most of, if not all of her work, and Margaret Walker's For My People is a personal fave as well as the Road less Traveled by Robert Frost.

Peyso April 6, 2009 at 11:15 PM

Please check out Josh Bennett on youtube. The boy got some serious fire.

Ms. Liryc April 7, 2009 at 12:06 AM

damn Nikki Giovani has it hands down from everyone.. including myself. She's just fabulous, can't forget ms. angelou (Live by her phenomenal woman poem) Langston is the man in every way shape and form,

many of the def poet, Black Ice (my fav)

And the list goes on and on, and on...

Creative1k April 7, 2009 at 11:37 AM

Maya Angelou, has to be my favorite, she's so poised and classic.

Keith April 7, 2009 at 8:23 PM

Gil Scott Heron and Nikki Giovanni
are my two favorite poets.

alicia banks April 9, 2009 at 3:54 PM

i love labi siffre

see him here:


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