Poetry is no more a vocation than good health is.
I started writing poetry when I was 11 and am not done yet. Marilyn Hacker and Zbigniew Herbert were early influences; Geoffrey Hill and August Kleinzahler more recent ones.
I particularly admire Christopher Logue’s retelling of The Iliad.
Recently I came across collections by New Yorker Kate Light, hard to find but worth looking out for.