I absolutely adore Robert Browning. He is the one who first got me interested in poetry. 'Porphyria's Lover' is my favourite poem He's a sensational poet and has a wonderful way with words. He is compelling and very talented!
Browning is a much-neglected poet from the Victorian era. His 'The Patriot' is totally brilliant, not to mention his 'My Last Duchess' - a GCSE text for many. Like so many other poets he lives under the shadow of Shakespeare - we read and see his material endlessly unlike that of Browning and others. But Browning knew that and wrote anyway. His unifying influence by way of poetry and pre-Freudian psychology is unmatched.