Maya Angelou is by far one of the most inspiring poets and civil rights activists in history.
The Romantic poets have a special place in every English major’s heart. John Keats was a young genius taken too early by consumption. Lord Byron was a complicated womanizer, equally disdained and adored. Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley were the young couple at the center.
Chilean Poet Nicanor Parra died at his home in Santiago on January 23rd at the age of 103. Upon hearing the news of his death, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet tweeted that "Chile has lost one of the greatest authors in the history of literature and a singular voice in Western culture.
Not that there’s anything wrong with Rupi Kaur. She's sold hundreds of millions of copies of her book. You can't argue with those numbers. She's the most popular poet around.