Member Rara Avis
I think it's a great idea, too, but question the interest it will generate. If the focus is on learning about classic poetry, there are probably better ways to do that than through discussion. There are over a thousand poems at the main site, with accompanying biographies and references, for reading and learning. Trying to duplicate that in the forums wouldn't serve much purpose.
If the focus is on discussing what has already been learned, or seeking a better understanding, then I say go for it. You don't need a special forum to open a thread on a specific author or poem. This site IS dedicated to poetry, after all, and any of our general discussion forums should serve well. If there proves to be a fair amount of interest, then we can talk about segregating the discussions to make them easier to find and follow.