I went to a poetry reading at the gorgeous Selby Library in Sarasota. The tickets were free online but I would have happily paid. Poetry readings are to me what musical concerts are to some.
The poet for this event was Richard Blanco who was the inaugural poet at Obama's second, well attended inauguration. He immigrated from Cuba with his family at the age of 45 days. Fortunately, children were not locked in cages in those days.
His poetry came after a first career as a civil engineer -- not a combination I would have ever imagined but he made it work.
And he is not hard to look at/listen to.