For my first puzzle on Stack Exchange,
I thought I'd start in the beginner range,
Feverishly close to the solution
Though beginners will take the revolution.
You aren't a beginner, so you can't get it right
Only a starter would see the light
Never so close, puts you in a slumber
Even or odd - what's the hidden number?
So one of your favourite poets is
Taking each three-number code $m.n.p$ to mean
another of your favourite poets is
Another of your favourite poets is
Thanks @Deusovi for help with this!
Thanks to @OmegaKrypton for all but the suffix here.