any idea what poets to focus on? i was thinking dickinson, larkin and Yeats
I would recommend doing at least 4 if not 5 just to be sure
Firstly it is Paul Durcan's first year on the course so expect him.
Secondly it is 1916 Yates is highly anticipated on the paper, but keep in mind he could just appear as a topic in the comprehensions of paper one like Seamus Heaney last so don't think you're safe just with Yates.
This year is also the first year where there is an equal number of female poets on the course as there are male. Hence I expect poets to be split on the paper 2:2 that is two female two male. I regard the women as a toss up with the exception of Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin as she appeared on the 2015 poetry question.
In short I recommend Yates, Durcan and any two women except Eiléan.
I hope this helps.