this poem and it made quite an impression on the Dear Rich Staff (For poetry students, here's one take on the poem; and here's another).
Right, you had a question. Poetry, perhaps the oldest form of literary work, is protected under copyright law. Your relative's work is protected automatically, but you can obtain certain advantages -- as well as placing your relative on record at the Library of Congress -- by filing a copyright application. You can register a poetry collection (this should help) by completing Form CO. And congrats on publishing a poet. "A poet's autobiography is his poetry. Anything else is just a footnote."--Yevgeny Yevtushenko.