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Being Maxine Kumin: Pulitzer-Winning Poet Laureate on Her Career, Influences and Rising Up in a Man’s World

Maxine Kumin

Anne Sexton

Poet E.E. Cummings

Louise Elizabeth Gluck (1943-Alive). American poet. Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, 1992. Poet Laureate of the United States, 2003-2004.

"Oscar Wilde" (1854-1900), Irish writer and poet.

Alice Walker. Author, poet, activist. Best known for Pulitzer Prize winning The Color Purple.

Donald Hall former US Poet Laureate

Paris 1956 photo of Sylvia Plath (1932-1963), American poet, novelist, journalist, short story writer and artist.

Walt Whitman, great american poet

Arthur Rimbaud "French Poet"

Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate. He is by far my favorite and most admired poet. I would love to be even half the writer he is.

Lawrence Ferlinghetti is a Beat poet, artist and owner/publisher of City Lights Books He was the first Poet Laureate of San Francisco. in the basement of City Lights

Beautiful poet Marianne Moore

Katherine Anne Porter (1890 - 1980) was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist

poet e.e. cummings (1894 - 1962)

Sara Teasdale, poet

Billy Collins, former US Poet Laureate and one of America's best-selling poets, reads his poem "The Dead" with animation by Juan Delcan of Spontaneous.

Sharon Olds, poet

Charles Wright, a retired professor at the University of Virginia, has been named next poet laureate of the United States, June 2014.

Dead Poets Society. Charlie was heavily influenced by his high school English teacher.