The My Poetic Side website created and released “The 10 Most Influential Poets in History” infographic. We’ve embedded the full image below for you to explore further—what do you think?
The piece shines the spotlight on ten poets: Edgar Allan Poe, Ezra Pound, John Keats, John Milton, Percy Bysshe Shelley, T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, William Blake, William Shakespeare, and William Wordsworth. In the past, the My Poetic Side team created infographics on “the deaths behind famous poets” and “the most poetic cities in the world.”
Here’s more from the organization’s blog post: “So, have you ever wondered who inspired some of the most famous poets? What poets did Sylvia Plath study? Where did Jane Austen get her inspiration? Did Allen Ginsberg adopt techniques or styles used from any former poets? We decided to find the answers to these questions.”