We already spoke about this guy. Taylor Mali is one of the most well-known poets to have emerged from the poetry slam movement and one of the few people in the world to have no job other than that of poet. He became famous thanks to his poem "What teachers make" which talks about what it really means to be a teacher.
-- get his book: What Teachers Make: In Praise of the Greatest Job in the World
-- Taylor Mali’s List of 1,000 Teachers