Poetaster vs. Poet: What's the Difference?
Poetaster and Poet Definitions
A writer of insignificant, meretricious, or shoddy poetry.
A writer of poems.
An unskilled poet.
One who is especially gifted in the perception and expression of the beautiful or lyrical
"[He] was the bard of the bird feeder, the poet of the small and homey" (Bill McKibben).
An inferior rhymer, or writer of verses; a dabbler in poetic art.
The talk of forgotten poetasters.
A person who writes poems.
A person with a creative or romantic imagination.
One skilled in making poetry; one who has a particular genius for metrical composition; the author of a poem; an imaginative thinker or writer.
The poet's eye, in a fine frenzy rolling,Doth glance from heaven to earth, from earth to heaven.
A poet is a maker, as the word signifies.
A writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry)