Poets are honored in Russia. This contrasts against the way they are not attended in the U.S. very much at all. I do not know the person in this image or what is his connection to poetry but I can well imagine it is at least an acknowledgement of symbolism to that art.
You're right about poetry. But I myself prefer more visual art, but of course I love songs with beautiful poetry. And this person is vocalist of the finnish rock-group "Poets of the Fall". It's my one of the favourite bands. Marko writes lyrics himself to all of his songs and I love them. This drawing represents as I see him and his art by my eyes.))