Are the poems to be written as if the poet were alive today, or only relating to their own era?
The poems are to be written as an inspirational piece by one of the tribute poet's poems. How you write that is completely up to you, as long as you list the inspirational poem. It is advised that you study the poet's style and forms; however, it's the essence we pay the most attention to.
You should be an 'Old Hat' to this by now, Josh! Being you've won several!