Pictures of Poets, ranked according to badass-ery

  1. 15.
    Adrienne Rich
    Surprisingly pleasant
  2. 14.
    Sylvia Plath
    Surprisingly placid
  3. 13.
    Allen Ginsberg
    I think he's subverting the flower's loveliness, maybe?
  4. 12.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
    She just wishes they'd stop asking her to read that same old poem.
  5. 11.
    Yusef Komunyaaka
    He sees you
  6. 10.
    Langston Hughes
    Don't mess
  7. 9.
    Jack Gilbert
    Looking fierce... While thinking about his dead wife 😔
  8. 8.
    Frank O'Hara
    Just casually running MOMA, nbd
  9. 7.
    Walt Whitman
    The original sweaty-toothed madman
  10. 6.
    Elizabeth Bishop
    So done
  11. 5.
    Anna Akmahtova
    This woman put up with so. much. shit.
  12. 4.
    Marianne Moore
    That hat!
  13. 3.
    John Berryman
    Sweaty-toothed madman 2.0
  14. 2.
    Lucille Clifton
    Excuse me what?
  15. 1.
    Muriel Rukeyser
    DO NOT fuck with Muriel