I did some searching and couldn't really find a good thread for this. Cog, if I missed one please merge this. Who is your favorite poet? Mine is almost obscure; not sure how many people have heard of him. I read a lot by Catullus, the Roman poet who wrote a series of poems over his lifetime that were intensely modern for the period in which they were written. He was vulgar, crude, and spoke his mind. His poems are truly enjoyable. Anyone else ever heard of him?