For God's sake, don't read Bukowski.
Complacency is the leading cause of injury in the workplace.
Those of you who are not students of literature may never find yourselves reading poetry. This is, of course, a huge mistake. In the right hands, words take on a life and soul of their own, becoming fertile ground for ideas and imaginations. In a world where desire and conflict interact so disastrously, it is paramount that we do not sacrifice art in favour of systematising our problems because if we do not understand our world we can bring no solutions. The poets in this list are and have been huge figures in understanding the world around us and so to read them is to make both your understanding of your world and your life as a whole more complete. It is by no means a complete list, and certainly, there are hundreds of poets to read that will change your life, but this is a good start.