Dylan Thomas once wrote that "a good poem is a contribution to reality. The world is never the same once a good poem has been added to it."
We'll let you be the judge of that - and to aid Dylan's claim, here's an assortment of the best that poetry can offer. We've got classics like June Jordan, T.S. Eliot, Elizabeth Bishop, and Audre Lorde. And those at the cutting edge of contemporary poetry, such as Yomi Sode, Warsan Shire, Denise Riley and many more.