In reading Gordon's "Why Johnny Can't Preach," I have found his recommendations helpful, from writing theological articles (yea for blogging!) to getting together with other preachers to compare how one organizes a sermon.
One of his recommendations I need some help with. Gordon recommends that those who wish to preach should read poetry. So, I invite comments:
1) Do you read poetry?
(and if so...)
2) Who do you recommend? (religious or otherwise)
I have done a little (very little) religious poetical reading (Donne, Cowper, etc), but are there poets that are good, for their shear skill in saying a thing well, that I should read?