Who enrolled you to be a poet?

While writing my previous post, I went across to Joseph Brodsky’s Wikipedia page, and found this fascinating conversation there, from his 1964 trial in the Soviet Union:

Judge: And what is your profession, in general?
Brodsky: I am a poet and a literary translator.
Judge: Who recognizes you as a poet? Who enrolled you in the ranks of poets?
Brodsky: No one. Who enrolled me in the ranks of humankind?
Judge: Did you study this?
Brodsky: This?
Judge: How to become a poet. You did not even try to finish high school where they prepare, where they teach?
Brodsky: I didn’t think you could get this from school.
Judge: How then?
Brodsky: I think that it … comes from God.

Hmm. Now, before you ask who enrolled me to be a blogger…