A poet is a person who writes poetry. Poets may describe themselves as such or be described as poets by others. A poet may simply be a writer of poetry, or may perform their art to an audience. Postmortal fictional portrait of Slovak poet Janko Kráľ - an idealized romanticized picture of "how a real poet should look like" in Western culture.The Italian Giacomo Leopardi, one of the most radical and challenging thinkers of the 19th century. This work of a poet is essentially one of communication, either expressing ideas in a literal sense, such as writing about a specific event or place, or metaphorically.