So before I get into anything else, I wanted to give a nod towards the late ee cummings. He is my favorite poet, though the likes of Walt Whitman (principally), Edgar Allan Poe (due to my father reading his work to my sister and I growing up), and Homer (from sheer mythical influence and fantastic inspiration) have all left their mark. I wish I had read more poetry. It's not that I cannot read some now, but I feel that my poetic peak has passed. If you're interested in e e cummings, and have any other authors that you think I might be intersted in, please leave a comment.
I have the complete poems of e e cummings; however, I am very interested in purchasing his lectures given at Harvard,i: six nonlectures. The lectures are e e cummings speaking about his life and some of his influences. It would have been so exciting to listen to these live. That's one thing that I really enjoyed about BYU and even PCOM-GA now, the lectures and people speaking. The likeliness of a poet speaking for the medical school is pretty low, but the medically centric guests are engaging.
I think that I'll make another post later on some other authors that I enjoy.