Using only the written word, a poet can make you laugh, cry, think, or wonder with just a turn of phrase.
There are many gay, lesbian and bisexual poets who have this ability, and rank as some of the best literary voices in history.
So to celebrate National Poetry Day in the UK, Gay Star News decided to take a look at some of the most inspiring gay and bisexual poets from history and today.
Wilfred Owen (1893-1918)
In the year that marks the centenary of World War 1, you have to begin with Wilfred Owen.