Associated Press
Maya Angelou

Saturday is World Poetry Day, and poetry is one of the most important and time-honored forms of literature in the world.

From the legends including William Shakespeare and W.B. Yeats to ancient poets like Homer and Dante Alighieri to American treasures like Robert Frost and Emily Dickinson, there is a plethora of talented poets in history.

Hit the books and check out the the 34 greatest poets of all time (not in any particular order) here.