Poets were those individuals who penned poems. They often wrote poems about death, which led Gwen Cooper to believe that the poets would be "the ones who are really going to suffer" during Miracle Day in 2011, a world-wide event in which all of humanity became immortal. (TV: Dead of Night)

According to the First and Twelfth Doctors, Borusa was a poet, although he was described as being "truly awful [at it]. (PROSE: Twice Upon a Time)

Many poets were visited by, and even travelled with, the Doctor, such as William Blake, (PROSE: The Pit) Lord Byron, (PROSE: Managra) Lewis Carroll, (PROSE: The Shadows of Avalon) Edgar Allan Poe, (PROSE: The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram's Skull, The Deadstone Memorial) William Shakespeare, (PROSE: Apocrypha Bipedium, COMIC: A Groatsworth of Wit, AUDIO: The Kingmaker, TV: The Shakespeare Code) and Robert Greene. (COMIC: A Groatsworth of Wit)

Anthony Marvelle, Kelly, and Chelsea were all poets. (PROSE: Enter Wildthyme)