The Shadow in Blue
Falling Rain, have you read any of Poe's short stories? They might interest you. They have a similar dark theme, more or less, akin to his poetry.
And, to answer your question, my favorite poets are Langston Hughes and Walt Whitman.
I prefer Langston Hughes because his writing is refreshingly positive for his circumstance and the times.
I prefer Walt Whitman because his writing style is more liberated yet still structured- a healthy balance. Also his general transcendental themes are enjoyable.
"I celebrate myself, and sing myself,
And what I assume you shall assume,
For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you."-WW