Thanks for alerting me to Poetry Month. I will have to find a book of poems to read in the coming weeks.I do find reading poetry an incredibly personal immersion, so perhaps that accounts for my "fussiness" when it comes to it. Of course I can appreciate any well-written poetry, same as I can appreciate a painting, even if it is not for my taste. I just enjoy the experience more if I identify with the poet.
I have favorite poets, including Dylan Thomas, John Donne, T.S. Eliot, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, but I also love seeing teenagers who find poetry as an outlet. :)