Here, in random order, are the poets that you all were writing about. It’s an impressive and eclectic list.
U.S. Americans: Mark Doty, Edgar Allan Poe, Pierre A. Lubin Jr., Emily Dickinson, Shel Silverstein, Maya Angelou, Tracy Chapman, Langston Hughes, Amy Lowell, Stephan Crane, Elizabeth Bishop, Robert Frost, William Blake, Conrad Aiken, Philip Booth, Marianne Moore, Patricia Smith, T.S. Eliot, Walt Whitman, Ralph Angel, Ralph Waldo Thoreau, Henry David Thoreau, Edwin Arlington Robinson, and Daniel Beatty.
Another North American (as in continent) poet: Alden Nowlan
Non-American Poets: William Buther Yeats, William Blake, and W. H. Auden (later an American citizen)