On the Literary Calendar today via LibraryThing: Octavio Paz (1914-1998). The link will take you to Nobelprize.org for basic information about him. Octavio Paz, a poet and essayist born in Mexico, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1990, and you can read his Banquet Speech here. His numerous works include: The Labyrinth of Solitude, The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957–1987, and The Double Flame: Love and Eroticism.
Gotta a favorite poet? Feel free to list his or her name in the comments below. Happy Poetry Month everyone!