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Adrienne Cecile Rich (May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012) was an American poet, essayist and feminist.
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Rev Aeneas Francon Williams, FRSGS (17 February 1886 – 9 December 1971) was a Minister of the Church of Scotland, a Missionary, Chaplain, writer and a poet.
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Ai Ogawa (October 21, 1947 – March 20, 2010),"Ai." Contemporary Authors Online.
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Alan Dugan (February 12, 1923 – September 3, 2003) was an American poet.
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Alcman (Ἀλκμάν Alkmán; fl.  7th century BC) was an Ancient Greek choral lyric poet from Sparta.
Alda Ferreira Pires Barreto de Lara Albuquerque, known as Alda Lara (9 June 1930, Benguela, Angola – 30 January 1962, Cambambe, Angola) was a Portuguese-language Angolan poet.
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Aleš Debeljak (25 December 1961 – 28 January 2016), was a Slovenian cultural critic, poet, and essayist.
Aleister Crowley (born Edward Alexander Crowley; 12 October 1875 – 1 December 1947) was an English occultist, ceremonial magician, poet, painter, novelist, and mountaineer.
Aleksa Šantić (Алекса Шантић; 27 May 1868 – 2 February 1924) was a Yugoslav poet.
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Alex Grant is a Scottish-born American poet and instructor.
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Alexander Alexandrovich Blok (a; 7 August 1921) was a Russian lyrical poet.
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Alexander Montgomerie (c. 1550?–1598), Scottish Jacobean courtier and poet, or makar, born in Ayrshire.
Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (a) was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic eraBasker, Michael.
Alexander Scott (Scots: Sanderris Scott: 1520?1582/1583) was a Scottish Court poet.
Alexander Scott (1920–1989) was a Scottish poet, playwright and scholar born in Aberdeen.
Alfonsina Storni (29 May 1892 – 25 October 1938) was an Argentine poet of the modernist period.
Alfonso Vallejo (born 1943, Santander) is a Spanish playwright, poet, painter and neurologist.
Alfred Hellmuth Andersch (4 February 1914 – 21 February 1980) was a German writer, publisher, and radio editor.
Alfred Corn (born August 14, 1943) is an American poet and essayist.
Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (11 December 1810 – 2 May 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist.
Alfred Victor, Comte de Vigny (27 March 1797 – 17 September 1863) was a French poet and early leader of French Romanticism.
Alfred Noyes CBE (16 September 188025 June 1958) was an English poet, short-story writer and playwright, best known for his ballads, "The Highwayman" and "The Barrel-Organ".
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.
Algernon Charles Swinburne (5 April 1837 – 10 April 1909) was an English poet, playwright, novelist, and critic.
Alice Duer Miller (July 28, 1874 – August 22, 1942) was a writer from the U.S. whose poetry actively influenced political opinion.
Alice Fulton (born 1952) is an American author of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction.
Alice Notley (born November 8, 1945) is an American poet.
Alice Oswald (born 1966) is a British poet from Reading, Berkshire.
Alice Walker (born February 9, 1944) is an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and activist.
Alison Brackenbury (born 1953 Gainsborough, Lincolnshire Retrieved 2018-02-14.) is a British poet.
Alison Calder is a Canadian poet and educator.
Alison Cockburn also Alison Rutherford, or Alicia Cockburn (8 October 171222 November 1794) was a Scottish poet, wit and socialite who collected a circle of eminent friends in 18th-century enlightenment Edinburgh including Walter Scott, Robert Burns and David Hume.
Allan Cunningham (7 December 178430 October 1842) was a Scottish poet and author.
Allan Ramsay (15 October 16867 January 1758) was a Scottish poet (or makar), playwright, publisher, librarian, and impresario of early Enlightenment Edinburgh.
Allasani Peddana (15th and 16th centuries CE) was a famous Telugu poet and was ranked as the foremost of the Ashtadiggajalu, the title for the group of eight poets in the court of King Krishnadevaraya, a ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Thomas Allen Munro Curnow (17 June 1911 – 23 September 2001) was a New Zealand poet and journalist.
Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an American poet, philosopher, writer, and activist.
John Orley Allen Tate (November 19, 1899 – February 9, 1979), known professionally as Allen Tate, was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate from 1943 to 1944.
George Allen Upward (20 September 1863 – 12 November 1926) was a poet, lawyer, politician and teacher.
Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is an American poet and editor.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine, Knight of Pratz (21 October 179028 February 1869), was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic and the continuation of the Tricolore as the flag of France.
Alta Gerrey (born 1942, Reno, Nevada) is a British-American poet, prose writer, and publisher, best known as the founder of the feminist press Shameless Hussy Press and editor of the Shameless Hussy Review.
Alter Esselin, (originally Orkeh Serebrenik) was a Russian-born American poet who wrote in the Yiddish language.
Alun Lewis (1 July 1915 – 5 March 1944) was a Welsh poet.
Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (born August 8, 1947) better known by his nom de plume Alurista, is a Chicano poet and activist.
Ama Ata Aidoo, née Christina Ama Aidoo was born on 23 March 1942 in Saltpond.
Amarasimha (IAST: Amara-siṃha, c. CE 375) was a Sanskrit grammarian and poet, of whose personal history hardly anything is known.
Ambroise, sometimes Ambroise of Normandy, (flourished) was a Norman poet and chronicler of the Third Crusade, author of a work called L'Estoire de la guerre sainte, which describes in rhyming Old French verse the adventures of Richard Cœur de Lion as a crusader.
Ambrose Philips (167418 June 1749) was an English poet and politician.
Ab'ul Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn Khusrau (1253 – 1325) (ابوالحسن یمین الدین خسرو, ابوالحسن یمینالدین خسرو), better known as Amīr Khusrow Dehlavī, was a Sufi musician, poet and scholar from the Indian subcontinent.
Amiri Baraka (born Everett LeRoi Jones; October 7, 1934 – January 9, 2014), previously known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, was an African-American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays and music criticism.
Ammiel Alcalay (born 1956) is an American poet, scholar, critic, translator, and prose stylist.
Amos Bronson Alcott (November 29, 1799March 4, 1888) was an American teacher, writer, philosopher, and reformer.
Amy Clampitt (June 15, 1920 – September 10, 1994) was an American poet and author.
Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925) was an American poet of the imagist school from Brookline, Massachusetts.
Amy Uyematsu (born 1947) is a Japanese-American poet.
Ana Paula Arendt (born 1980), pseudonym of R. P. Alencar, is a writer, a poet, and a Brazilian diplomat.
Anacreon (Ἀνακρέων ὁ Τήϊος; BC) was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns.
italic (born italic,; 16 April 1844 – 12 October 1924) was a French poet, journalist, and successful novelist with several best-sellers.
Anatoly Kudryavitsky (Russian: Анатолий Исаевич Кудрявицкий; born 17 August 1954 in Moscow) is a Russian-Irish novelist, poet, editor and literary translator.
The Ancient Greek language includes the forms of Greek used in ancient Greece and the ancient world from around the 9th century BC to the 6th century AD.
Anders Abraham Grafström (10 January 1790 – 24 July 1870) was a Swedish historian, priest and poet.
André Breton (18 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer, poet, and anti-fascist.
Andrea Hollander (Budy) (born April 28, 1947 in Berlin, Germany) is an American poet.
Andrea Zanzotto (10 October 1921 – 18 October 2011) was an Italian poet.
Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev (a), better known by the pen name Andrei Bely (a; – 8 January 1934), was a Russian novelist, poet, theorist, and literary critic.
Andrei Andreyevich Voznesensky (Андре́й Андре́евич Вознесе́нский, May 12, 1933 – June 1, 2010) was a Soviet and Russian poet and writer who had been referred to by Robert Lowell as "one of the greatest living poets in any language." He was one of the "Children of the '60s," a new wave of iconic Russian intellectuals led by the Khrushchev Thaw.
Andrew Thomas Knights Crozier (26 July 1943 – 3 April 2008) was a poet associated with the British Poetry Revival.
Andrew Marvell (31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678) was an English metaphysical poet, satirist and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678.
Sir Andrew Motion (born 26 October 1952) is an English poet, novelist, and biographer, who was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1999 to 2009.
Andrew John Young (29 April 1885 – 25 November 1971) was a Scottish poet and clergyman although recognition of his poetry was slow to develop.
Andrus Rõuk (born 28 September 1957 in Tallinn) is an Estonian artist and poet.
Andrzej Bursa (March 21, 1932 – November 15, 1957) was a Polish poet and writer.
Aneirin or Neirin was an early Medieval Brythonic poet.
Angela Readman (born 1973 in Middlesbrough) is an English poet and short story writer.
Angelico Chavez, O.F.M., (April 10, 1910 – March 18, 1996) was an Hispanic American Friar Minor, priest, historian, author, poet and painter.
Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was an American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance.
Angus Lindsay Ritchie Calder (5 February 1942 – 5 June 2008) was a Scottish academic, writer, historian, educator and literary editor with a background in English literature, politics and cultural studies.
Angus Peter Campbell (Aonghas P(h)àdraig Caimbeul) is a Scottish award-winning poet, novelist, journalist, broadcaster and actor.
Anica Černej (3 April 1900, Čadram, Oplotnica – 3 May 1944, Neubrandenburg) was a Slovene author and poet.
Anis Mojgani (Persian: انیس مژگانی) (born June 13, 1977) is a spoken word poet, visual artist and musician based in Portland, Oregon.
Ann Batten Cristall (1769–1848) was an English poet and schoolteacher on friendly terms with Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Letitia Barbauld and several other writers of her period.
Ann Elizabeth Carson, (born 19 March 1929) is a poet, author, artist, sculptor, feminist, and psychotherapist.
Ann Lauterbach (born 1942) is an American poet, essayist, and professor.
Ann Sansom is a British poet and writing tutor.
Ann Stanford (November 25, 1916 – July 12, 1987) was an American poet.
Anna Andreyevna Gorenkoa; Анна Андріївна Горенко, Anna Andriyivna Horenko (– 5 March 1966), better known by the pen name Anna Akhmatova (Анна Ахматова), was one of the most significant Russian poets of the 20th century.
Anna Świrszczyńska (also known as Anna Swir) (1909–1984) was a Polish poet whose works deal with themes including her experiences during World War II, motherhood, the female body, and sensuality.
Anna Kamieńska (12 April 1920 in Krasnystaw – 10 May 1986 in Warsaw) was a Polish poet, writer, translator and literary critic who wrote many books for children and adolescents.
Anna Laetitia Barbauld (by herself possibly, as in French, née Aikin; 20 June 1743 – 9 March 1825) was a prominent English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and author of children's literature.
Anna Wickham was the pseudonym of Edith Alice Mary Harper (1883–1947), an English/Australian poet who was a pioneer of modernist poetry, and one of the most important female poets writing during the first half of the twentieth century.
Anne Bradstreet (March 20, 1612 – September 16, 1672), née Dudley, was the most prominent of early English poets of North America and first writer in England's North American colonies to be published.
Anne Brontë (commonly; 17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was an English novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.
Anne Carson (born June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator, and professor of Classics.
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea (née Kingsmill; April 16615 August 1720), was an English poet and courtier.
Anne Hébert, (pronounced in French) (August 1, 1916 – January 22, 2000), was a French Canadian author and poet.
Anne Spencer Lindbergh (née Morrow; June 22, 1906 – February 7, 2001) was an American author, aviator, and the wife of aviator Charles Lindbergh.
Anne Rice (born Howard Allen Frances O'Brien; October 4, 1941) is an American author of gothic fiction, Christian literature, and erotica.
Anne Barbara Ridler OBE (née Bradby) (30 July 1912 – 15 October 2001) was a British poet, and Faber and Faber editor, selecting the Faber A Little Book of Modern Verse with T. S. Eliot (1941).
Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974) was an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse.
Anne Waldman (born April 2, 1945) is an American poet.
Anna Elisabeth Franziska Adolphine Wilhelmine Louise Maria, Freiin von Droste zu Hülshoff, known as Annette von Droste-Hülshoff (10 or 12 January 179724 May 1848), was a 19th-century German writer and composer.
Annie Finch (born October 31, 1956, New Rochelle, New York) is an American poet and writer.
John Anthony Burgess Wilson, (25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993), who published under the name Anthony Burgess, was an English writer and composer.
Anthony Butts (born July 28, 1969 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American poet.
Anthony Evan Hecht (January 16, 1923 – October 20, 2004) was an American poet.
Anthony Joseph (born 12 November 1966 in Port Of Spain, Trinidad) is a British/Trinidadian poet, novelist, musician and academic.
Anthony Munday (or Monday) (1560?10 August 1633) was an English playwright and miscellaneous writer.
Anthony Thwaite is an English poet and critic, now widely known as the editor of his friend Philip Larkin's collected poems and letters.
Antimilitarism (also spelt anti-militarism) is a doctrine that opposes war, relying heavily on a critical theory of imperialism and was an explicit goal of the First and Second International.
Antjie Krog (born 23 October 1952) is a South African poet, academic, and writer.
Antler (born Brad Burdick; 1946 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA) is an American poet who lives in Wisconsin.
Antoine Héroet, surnamed La Maison-Neuve (died 1568) was a French poet.
Anton Aškerc (9 January 1856 – 10 June 1912) was an ethnic Slovene poet and Roman Catholic priest who worked in Austria, best known for his epic poems.
Blessed Anton Martin Slomšek (26 November 1800 – 24 September 1862) was a Slovene Roman Catholic prelate who served as the Bishop of Lavant from 1846 until his death.
Antoine Marie Joseph Artaud, better known as Antonin Artaud (4 September 1896 – 4 March 1948), was a French dramatist, poet, essayist, actor, and theatre director, widely recognized as one of the major figures of twentieth-century theatre and the European avant-garde.
Antonio Machado, in full Antonio Cipriano José María y Francisco de Santa Ana Machado y Ruiz (26 July 1875 – 22 February 1939), was a Spanish poet and one of the leading figures of the Spanish literary movement known as the Generation of '98.
Antonio Porchia (November 13, 1885 – November 9, 1968) was an Argentinian poet.
Aonghas MacNeacail (born 7 June 1942), nickname Aonghas dubh or Black Angus) is a contemporary writer in the Scottish Gaelic language.
Aphra Behn (14 December 1640? (baptismal date)–16 April 1689) was a British playwright, poet, translator and fiction writer from the Restoration era.
Apollonius of Rhodes (Ἀπολλώνιος Ῥόδιος Apollṓnios Rhódios; Apollonius Rhodius; fl. first half of 3rd century BCE), was an ancient Greek author, best known for the Argonautica, an epic poem about Jason and the Argonauts and their quest for the Golden Fleece.
Appalachia is a cultural region in the Eastern United States that stretches from the Southern Tier of New York to northern Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia.
Archibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892 – April 20, 1982) was an American poet and writer who was associated with the modernist school of poetry.
Archilochus (Ἀρχίλοχος Arkhilokhos; c. 680c. 645 BC)While these have been the generally accepted dates since Felix Jacoby, "The Date of Archilochus," Classical Quarterly 35 (1941) 97–109, some scholars disagree; Robin Lane Fox, for instance, in Travelling Heroes: Greeks and Their Myths in the Epic Age of Homer (London: Allen Lane, 2008), p. 388, dates him c. 740–680 BC.
Abolqassem Aref Qazvini (ابوالقاسم عارف قزوینی., 1882 – January 21, 1934) was an Iranian poet, lyricist, and musician.
Argolis or the Argolid (Αργολίδα Argolída,; Ἀργολίς Argolís in ancient Greek and Katharevousa) is one of the regional units of Greece.
Aristophanes (Ἀριστοφάνης,; c. 446 – c. 386 BC), son of Philippus, of the deme Kydathenaion (Cydathenaeum), was a comic playwright of ancient Athens.
Arlo Bates (December 16, 1850 – August 25, 1918) was an American author, educator and newspaperman.
Arna Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.
Arnórr Þórðarson jarlaskáld (Poet of Earls) (c. 1012 - 1070s) was an Icelandic skald, son of Þórðr Kolbeinsson.
Arno Schmidt (18 January 1914 – 3 June 1979) was a German author and translator.
Arthur Chapman (June 25, 1873 – December 4, 1935) was an early twentieth-century American poet, newspaper columnist and author.
Arthur Henry Hallam (1 February 1811 – 15 September 1833) was an English poet, best known as the subject of a major work, "In Memoriam" by his close friend and fellow poet, Alfred Tennyson.
Arthur Hugh Clough (1 January 181913 November 1861) was an English poet, an educationalist, and the devoted assistant to Florence Nightingale.
Arthur Kelton (d.1549/1550) was an author who wrote in rhyme about Welsh history.
Arthur Machen (3 March 1863 – 15 December 1947) was a Welsh author and mystic of the 1890s and early 20th century.
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (20 October 1854 – 10 November 1891) was a French poet who is known for his influence on modern literature and arts, which prefigured surrealism.
Arthur Schnitzler (15 May 1862 – 21 October 1931) was an Austrian author and dramatist.
Arthur William Symons (28 February 186522 January 1945), was a British poet, critic and magazine editor.
Arthur Sze (b. 1950 New York City) is a Chinese-American poet.
Arthur Talmage Abernethy (October 10, 1872 – May 15, 1956) was a journalist, scholar, theologian and poet.
Arthur David Waley (born Arthur David Schloss, 19 August 188927 June 1966) was an English Orientalist and sinologist who achieved both popular and scholarly acclaim for his translations of Chinese and Japanese poetry.
Artur Adson (– 5 January 1977) was an Estonian poet, writer and theatre critic.
Artur Alliksaar (15 April 1923 in Tartu – 12 August 1966 in Tartu) was an Estonian poet.
Arun Budhathoki (अरुण बुढाथोकी) (born Sept 19, 1986), is a Nepali poet, fiction writer and journalist from Kathmandu, Nepal.
Ashok Chakradhar is a Hindi author and poet and former professor and head of the department of Hindi at Jamia Millia Islamia (Central University).
Ashtadiggajas (Telugu: అష్టదిగ్గజాలు) is the collective title given to the eight Telugu poets in the court of the emperor Sri Krishna Deva Raya who ruled the Vijayanagara Empire from 1509 until his death in 1529.
Asturian (asturianu,Art. 1 de la formerly also known as bable) is a West Iberian Romance language spoken in Principality of Asturias, Spain.
Attica (Αττική, Ancient Greek Attikḗ or; or), or the Attic peninsula, is a historical region that encompasses the city of Athens, the capital of present-day Greece.
Audre Lorde (born Audrey Geraldine Lorde; February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992) was an American writer, feminist, womanist, librarian, and civil rights activist.
August Alle (in Viljandi – 8 July 1952 in Tallinn) was an Estonian writer.
August Buchner (2 November 1591 – 12 February 1661) was a German philologist, poet and literary scholar, an influential professor of poetry and rhetoric at the University of Wittenberg.
August Kleinzahler (born December 10, 1949 in Jersey City, New Jersey) is an American poet.
Aurora de Albornoz (January 22, 1926 – June 6, 1990) was born in Luarca, Asturias, Spain.
Ausiàs March (1400March 3, 1459) was a medieval Valencian poet and knight from Gandia, Valencia.
Decimus or Decimius Magnus Ausonius (– c. 395) was a Roman poet and teacher of rhetoric from Burdigala in Aquitaine, modern Bordeaux, France.
Austin Clarke Bridge in Templeogue Austin Clarke (Irish: Aibhistín Ó Cléirigh) (9 May 1896 – 19 March 1974), born in 83 Manor Street, Stoneybatter, Dublin, was one of the leading Irish poets of the generation after W. B. Yeats.
Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.
The avant-garde (from French, "advance guard" or "vanguard", literally "fore-guard") are people or works that are experimental, radical, or unorthodox with respect to art, culture, or society.
Ave Alavainu (born 4 October 1942 in Tartu) is an Estonian poet.
Avetik Isahakyan (Ավետիք Իսահակյան; October 30, 1875 – October 17, 1957) was a prominent Armenian lyric poet, writer and public activist.
Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900 – May 18, 1973; אברהם שלונסקי; Авраам Шлёнский) was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in the Russian Empire.
Ayo Ayoola-Amale is an African poet, lawyer, conflict-resolution professional, ombudsman, peace builder, and spoken-word performance artist whose voice is noted for its peace, harmony, humanity, political, surrealistic and dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound.
Ayyalaraju Ramabhadrudu (16th century, CE) was a famous Telugu poet and was one among the Astadiggajas, which was the title of the group of eight poets in the court of King Krishnadevaraya, a ruler of the Vijayanagara Empire.
Azerbaijani or Azeri, also referred to as Azeri Turkic or Azeri Turkish, is a Turkic language spoken primarily by the Azerbaijanis, who are concentrated mainly in Transcaucasia and Iranian Azerbaijan (historic Azerbaijan).
The native form of this personal name is Rapai Ágnes.
Émile Nelligan (December 24, 1879 – November 18, 1941) was a francophone poet from Quebec, Canada.
Évariste Desiré de Forges, vicomte de Parny (6 February 1753 – 5 December 1814) was a French poet.
Đorđe Marković Koder (Cyrillic: Ђорђе Марковић Кодер) (1806 – April 30, 1891) was a Serbian poet born in Austrian Empire.
Georgije "Đura" Jakšić (Георгије "Ђура" Јакшић, 27 July 1832 – 16 November 1878) was a Serbian poet, painter, writer, dramatist, bohemian and patriot.
Ğabdulla Tuqay (-) was a Tatar poet, a classic of the Tatar literature, a critic and a publisher.
İlhan Berk (18 November 1918 – 28 August 2008) was a leading contemporary Turkish poet.
İsmet Özel (born 19 September 1944 in Kayseri) is a Turkish poet and scholar.
Shmuel Yefimovich Plavnik (Самуіл Яфімавіч Плаўнік; Łacinka: Samuił Jafimavič Płaŭnik; April 23, 1886 – November 3, 1941), better known by the pen name Źmitrok Biadula (Змітрок Бядуля), was a Jewish Belarusian poet, prose writer, cultural worker, and political activist in the Belarusian independence movement.
Babette Deutsch (September 22, 1895 – November 13, 1982) was an American poet, critic, translator, and novelist.
Bacchylides (Βακχυλίδης, Bakkhylídēs; c. 518 – c. 451 BC) was a Greek lyric poet.
Bai Juyi (also Bo Juyi or Po Chü-i;; 772–846) was a renowned Chinese poet and Tang dynasty government official.
Baltasar del Alcázar (1530 in Seville, Spain–16 February 1606 in Ronda) was a Spanish poet.
Bangladesh (বাংলাদেশ, lit. "The country of Bengal"), officially the People's Republic of Bangladesh (গণপ্রজাতন্ত্রী বাংলাদেশ), is a country in South Asia.
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson, (17 February 18645 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author.
Barbados is an island country in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies, in the Caribbean region of North America.
Barbara Guest née Barbara Ann Pinson (September 6, 1920 – February 15, 2006) was an American poet and prose stylist.
Barbara Murray Holland (April 5, 1933 – September 7, 2010) was an American author who wrote in defense of such modern-day vices as cursing, drinking, eating fatty food and smoking cigarettes, as well as a memoir of her time spent growing up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, near Washington, D.C.
Barnabe Googe or Goche (11 June 15407 February 1594) (also spelled Barnaby Goodge) was a poet and translator, one of the earliest English pastoral poets.
Barrett Watten (born October 3, 1948) is an American poet, editor, and educator often associated with the Language poets.
Barrie Phillip Nichol (30 September 1944 – 25 September 1988), known as bpNichol, was a Canadian poet, writer, sound poet, editor and grOnk/Ganglia Press publisher.
Barry Morley Joseph Callaghan (born July 5, 1937) is a Canadian author, poet and anthologist.
Basil Cheesman Bunting (1 March 1900 – 17 April 1985) was a British modernist poet whose reputation was established with the publication of Briggflatts in 1966.
Bâḳî (باقى) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish: مخلص mahlas) of the Ottoman Turkish poet Mahmud Abdülbâkî (محمود عبدالباقى) (1526 – 1600).
Béroul was a Norman poet of the 12th century.
The Beat Generation was a literary movement started by a group of authors whose work explored and influenced American culture and politics in the post-World War II era.
Bektashi Order or Shī‘ah Imāmī Alevī-Bektāshī Ṭarīqah (Tarikati Bektashi; Bektaşi Tarîkatı) is a dervish order (tariqat) named after the 13th century Alevi Wali (saint) Haji Bektash Veli from Khorasan, but founded by Balım Sultan.
Belarus (Беларусь, Biełaruś,; Беларусь, Belarus'), officially the Republic of Belarus (Рэспубліка Беларусь; Республика Беларусь), formerly known by its Russian name Byelorussia or Belorussia (Белоруссия, Byelorussiya), is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe bordered by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.
Belarusians (беларусы, biełarusy, or Byelorussians (from the Byelorussian SSR), are an East Slavic ethnic group who are native to modern-day Belarus and the immediate region. There are over 9.5 million people who proclaim Belarusian ethnicity worldwide, with the overwhelming majority residing either in Belarus or the adjacent countries where they are an autochthonous minority.
Izabella Akhatovna Akhmadulina (Бе́лла (Изабе́лла) Аха́товна Ахмаду́лина, a; 10 April 1937 – 29 November 2010) was a Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer, and translator, known for her apolitical writing stance.
Bellamy Bach was a group pseudonym used by several New York-based writers in the 1980s, some of whom still remain anonymous.
Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy.
Benjamin S. Lerner (born February 4, 1979) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, and critic.
Ben Mazer (born 1964 in New York City) is an American poet and editor.
Benito Pastoriza Iyodo is a Puerto Rican author of poetry, fiction and literary articles.
Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born August 16, 1954) is an American poet, novelist and writer of children's books.
Benjamin Paul Blood (November 21, 1832 – January 15, 1919) was an American philosopher and poet.
Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah (born 15 April 1958)Gregory, Andy (2002), International Who's Who in Popular Music 2002, Europa, p. 562.
Bennie Lee Sinclair (April 15, 1939 – May 22, 2000) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Bernadette Mayer (born May 12, 1945) is an American poet, writer, and visual artist associated with both the Language poets and the New York School.
Bernard André, O.E.S.A. (1450–1522), also known as Andreas, was a French Augustinian friar and poet, who was a noted chronicler of the reign of Henry VII of England, and poet laureate.
Bernard Barton (31 January 1784 – 19 February 1849) was known as the Quaker poet.
Charles Bernard Spencer (1909 – 1963) was an English poet, translator, and editor.
Bertha Hirsch Baruch was a German born American writer and suffragette.
Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht (10 February 1898 – 14 August 1956), known professionally as Bertolt Brecht, was a German theatre practitioner, playwright, and poet.
Beth Ann Gylys (born 1964 Passaic, New Jersey) is a poet and professor of English and Creative Writing at Georgia State University.
Elisabet "Betti" Alver (in Jõgeva – 19 June 1989 in Tartu) (from the year 1937 Elisabet Talvik, and from the year 1956 Elisabet Lepik), was one of Estonia's most notable poets.
Bettina von Arnim (the Countess of Arnim) (4 April 1785 – 20 January 1859), born Elisabeth Catharina Ludovica Magdalena Brentano, was a German writer and novelist.
Bhakti (भक्ति) literally means "attachment, participation, fondness for, homage, faith, love, devotion, worship, purity".
Bhupi Sherchan (1937-1990) (1993 B.S. – 2046 B.S.) was a Nepalese poet.
Bhuwan Thapaliya (भूवन थपलिया) is a Nepali poet and economist from Kathmandu, Nepal.
Bill Bissett (born William Frederick Bissett, November 23, 1939) is a Canadian poet known for his unconventional style.
Bill Griffiths (August 20, 1948 – September 13, 2007) was a poet and Anglo-Saxon scholar associated with the British Poetry Revival.
William "Bill" Manhire, CNZM (born 27 December 1946) is a New Zealand poet, short story writer, professor, and New Zealand's inaugural Poet Laureate.
William James Collins, known as Billy Collins, (born March 22, 1941) is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003.
Billy Edward "Edd" Wheeler (born December 9, 1932, Boone County, West Virginia) is an American songwriter, performer, writer, and visual artist.
Bimal Guha (বিমল গুহ; born 27 October 1952) is a Bangladeshi poet, and a leading poet of his generation.
A bishop (English derivation from the New Testament of the Christian Bible Greek επίσκοπος, epískopos, "overseer", "guardian") is an ordained, consecrated, or appointed member of the Christian clergy who is generally entrusted with a position of authority and oversight.
The Black Arts Movement, Black Aesthetics Movement or BAM is the artistic outgrowth of the Black Power movement that was prominent in the 1960s and early 1970s.
Blaga Nikolova Dimitrova (Блага Димитрова) (2 January 1922 – 2 May 2003) was a Bulgarian poet and Vice President of Bulgaria from 1992 until 1993.
Frédéric-Louis Sauser (1 September 1887 – 21 January 1961), better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss-born novelist and poet who became a naturalized French citizen in 1916.
Bliss Carman, (April 15, 1861 – June 8, 1929) was a Canadian poet who lived most of his life in the United States, where he achieved international fame.
The Blue Stockings Society was an informal women's social and educational movement in England in the mid-18th century.
Bo Hjalmar Bergman (6 October 1869 – 17 November 1967) was a Swedish writer, literary critic and member of the Swedish Academy, sitting in Seat 12 from 1925 until his death.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman, May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, author, and painter who has been an influential figure in popular music and culture for more than five decades.
prevent transclusion of non-free image at Portal:Nautical--> Robert Garnell Kaufman (April 18, 1925 – January 12, 1986) was an American Beat poet and surrealist inspired by jazz music.
The Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry is awarded biennially by the Library of Congress on behalf of the nation in recognition for the most distinguished book of poetry written by an American and published during the preceding two years.
Bolesław Leśmian (born Bolesław Lesman; January 22, 1877 – November 5, 1937) was a Polish poet, artist and member of the Polish Academy of Literature.
The Bollingen Prize for Poetry is a literary honor bestowed on an American poet in recognition of the best book of new verse within the last two years, or for lifetime achievement.
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (|p|æ|s|t|ər|ˌ|n|æ|k) (29 January 1890 - 30 May 1960) was a Soviet Russian poet, novelist, and literary translator.
Boris Slutsky (Бори́с Абра́мович Слу́цкий; 7 May 1919 in Slovyansk, Ukraine — 23 February 1986 in Tula) was a Soviet poet of the Russian language.
Boston College (also referred to as BC) is a private Jesuit Catholic research university located in the affluent village of Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, United States, west of downtown Boston.
Botho Strauß (born 2 December 1944) is a German playwright, novelist and essayist.
Brad E. Leithauser (born February 27, 1953) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, and teacher.
Branko Miljković (Serbian Cyrillic: Бранко Миљковић; 29 January 1934 – 12 February 1961) was an iconic Serbian poet.
Aleksije "Branko" Radičević (Алексије Бранко Радичевић,; 28 March 1824 – 1 July 1853) was an influential Serbian poet and the founder of modern Serbian lyric poetry.
Brenda Shaughnessy (born 1970) is an American poet.
Brian P. Cleary, (born October 1, 1959, in Lakewood, Ohio) is an American humorist, poet, United States patent holder, inventor and author.
Brian Patten (born 29 February 1946) is an English poet and author.
Brion Gysin (19 January 1916 – 13 July 1986) was a painter, writer, sound poet, and performance artist born in Taplow, Buckinghamshire.
"The British Poetry Revival" is the general name given to a loose poetry movement in Britain that took place in the 1960s and 1970s.
Bruce Andrews (April 1, 1948) is an American poet who is one of the key figures associated with the Language poets (or L.
Bruce Larkin (born January 23, 1957) is a children's book author and poet who writes in English and Spanish.
Bruce Smith (born 1946) is an American poet.
Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall) (21 November 17875 October 1874) was an English poet who served as a Commissioner in Lunacy.
Bryher (2 September 1894 – 28 January 1983) was the pen name of the English novelist, poet, memoirist, and magazine editor Annie Winifred Ellerman, of the Ellerman ship-owning family.
Burns Singer (29 August 1928 – 8 September 1964), born James Hyman Singer in New York City and an American citizen all his life, was a poet usually identified as Scottish.
Charles Hubert Sisson, CH (22 April 1914 – 5 September 2003), usually cited as C. H. Sisson, was a British writer, best known as a poet and translator.
Clysle Julius (C.J.) Stevens (born in Smithfield, Maine, on December 8, 1927) is a writer.
Christian Karlson "Karl" Stead (born 17 October 1932) is a New Zealand writer whose works include novels, poetry, short stories, and literary criticism.
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist.
Callimachus (Καλλίμαχος, Kallimakhos; 310/305–240 BC) was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya.
Calvin Marshall Trillin (born 5 December 1935) is an American journalist, humorist, food writer, poet, memoirist and novelist.
Charles Calvin Ziegler (1854–1930) was a German-American poet from Rebersburg, Pennsylvania.
Camille T. Dungy (born 1972) is an American poet and professor.
Camille Martin (born 1956) is a Canadian poet and collage artist.
Campbell McGrath (born 1962) is an American poet.
Cao Cao (– 15 March 220), courtesy name Mengde, was a Chinese warlord and the penultimate Chancellor of the Eastern Han dynasty who rose to great power in the final years of the dynasty.
Cao Pi (– 29 June 226), courtesy name Zihuan, was the first emperor of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period of China.
Wei (220–266), also known as Cao Wei, was one of the three major states that competed for supremacy over China in the Three Kingdoms period (220–280).
Cao Zhi (192 – 27 December 232), courtesy name Zijian, was a prince of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period of China, and an accomplished poet in his time.
Carinthian Slovenes or Carinthian Slovenians (Koroški Slovenci; Kärntner Slowenen) are the indigenous Slovene-speaking population group in the Austrian state of Carinthia.
Carl Rakosi (November 6, 1903 – June 25, 2004) was the last surviving member of the original group of poets who were given the rubric Objectivist.
Carl August Sandburg (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was a Swedish-American poet, writer, and editor.
Carla Harryman (born January 11, 1952) is an American poet, essayist, and playwright often associated with the Language poets.
Carlos Drummond de Andrade (October 31, 1902 – August 17, 1987) was a Brazilian poet and writer, considered by some as the greatest Brazilian poet of all time.
Carniola (Slovene, Kranjska; Krain; Carniola; Krajna) was a historical region that comprised parts of present-day Slovenia.
Dame Carol Ann Duffy HonFBA HonFRSE (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright.
Caroline Anne Southey (1786–1854), was an English poet and second wife of Robert Southey.
Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877) was an English social reformer and author active in the early and mid-nineteenth century.
Carolyn D. "C.
Carolyn Forché (born April 28, 1950) is an American poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate.
Carolyn Ashley Kizer (December 10, 1925 – October 9, 2014) was an American poet of the Pacific Northwest whose works reflect her feminism.
Carolyn Kreiter-Foronda (born 1946) was named Poet Laureate of Virginia by the Governor, Tim Kaine, on June 26, 2006.
Carson Cistulli (born December 23, 1979) is an American poet, essayist and sabermetrician.
A cartoonist (also comic strip creator) is a visual artist who specializes in drawing cartoons.
Catalan Americans are Americans of Catalan descent.
Catalonia (Catalunya, Catalonha, Cataluña) is an autonomous community in Spain on the northeastern extremity of the Iberian Peninsula, designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy.
Catherine Barnett is an American poet and educator.
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.299 billion members worldwide.
Cathy Smith Bowers (born 1949) is an American poet and professor.
Gaius Valerius Catullus (c. 84 – c. 54 BC) was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote chiefly in the neoteric style of poetry, which is about personal life rather than classical heroes.
The cavalier poets was a school of English poets of the 17th century, that came from the classes that supported King Charles I during the English Civil War (1642–1651).
Cædmon (fl. c. AD 657–684) is the earliest English (Northumbrian) poet whose name is known.
César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892 – April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and journalist.
Cecília Benevides de Carvalho Meireles (7 November 1901 – 9 November 1964) was a Brazilian writer and educator, known principally as a poet.
Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972), often writing as C. Day-Lewis, was an Anglo-Irish poet and the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1968 until his death in 1972.
Cemâl Süreya (1931, Erzincan – 9 January 1990, Istanbul), pen name of Cemâlettin Süreyya Seber, Zaza poet and writer.
Cesare Pavese (9 September 1908 – 27 August 1950) was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator.
Chairil Anwar (26 July 1922 – 28 April 1949) was an Indonesian poet and member of the "1945 Generation" of writers.
Charles Pierre Baudelaire (April 9, 1821 – August 31, 1867) was a French poet who also produced notable work as an essayist, art critic, and pioneering translator of Edgar Allan Poe.
Charles Baxter (born May 13, 1947) is an American novelist, essayist, and poet.
Charles Bernstein (born April 4, 1950) is an American poet, essayist, editor, and literary scholar.
Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994) was a German born American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Charles Stanley Causley, CBE, FRSL (24 August 1917 – 4 November 2003) was a Cornish poet, schoolmaster and writer.
Charles Churchill (February, 1732 – 4 November 1764), was an English poet and satirist.
Charles Cotton (28 April 1630 – 16 February 1687) was an English poet and writer, best known for translating the work of Michel de Montaigne from the French, for his contributions to The Compleat Angler, and for the influential The Compleat Gamester attributed to him.
Charles Cros or Émile-Hortensius-Charles Cros (October 1, 1842 – August 9, 1888) was a French poet and inventor.
Charles Ghigna (born August 25, 1946) is an American poet and author of more than 100 books for children and adults from Random House, Disney, Hyperion, Scholastic, Simon & Schuster, Time Inc., Abrams, Charlesbridge, Capstone, Boyds Mills Press, Orca and other publishers, and more than 5,000 poems, many of which appear in textbooks and anthologies, and in hundreds of newspapers and magazines from The New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights.
Charles Harpur (23 January 1813 – 10 June 1868) was an Australian poet.
Charles Lamb (10 February 1775 – 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, co-authored with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847).
Charles Augustus Lindbergh (February 4, 1902 – August 26, 1974), nicknamed Lucky Lindy, The Lone Eagle, and Slim was an American aviator, military officer, author, inventor, explorer, and environmental activist.
Charles Montagu Doughty (19 August 1843 – 20 January 1926) was an English poet, writer, explorer, adventurer and traveller born in Theberton Hall near Saxmundham, Suffolk and educated at private schools in Laleham and Elstree, and at a school for the Royal Navy, Portsmouth.
Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax (16 April 1661 – 19 May 1715) was an English poet and statesman.
Charles Olson (27 December 1910 – 10 January 1970) was a second generation American poet who was a link between earlier figures such as Ezra Pound and William Carlos Williams and the New American poets, which includes the New York School, the Black Mountain School, the Beat poets, and the San Francisco Renaissance.
Charles Pierre Péguy (7 January 1873 – 5 September 1914) was a noted French poet, essayist, and editor.
Charles Reznikoff (August 31, 1894 – January 22, 1976) was an American poet best known for his long work, Testimony: The United States (1885-1915), Recitative (1934-1979).
Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset and 1st Earl of Middlesex, KG (24 January 1643 – 29 January 1706) was an English poet and courtier.
Charles Simic (Душан "Чарлс" Симић; born Dušan Simić; May 9, 1938) is a Serbian-American poet and was co-poetry editor of the Paris Review.
Captain Charles Hamilton Sorley (19 May 1895 – 13 October 1915) was a British Army officer and Scottish war poet who fought in the First World War, where he was killed in action during the Battle of Loos in October 1915.
Charles Tennyson Turner (4 July 1808 – 25 April 1879) was an English poet.
Alfred Charles Tomlinson, CBE (8 January 1927 – 22 August 2015) was a British poet, translator, academic and illustrator.
Charles Wesley (18 December 1707 – 29 March 1788) was an English leader of the Methodist movement, most widely known for writing more than 6,000 hymns.
Charles Wolfe (14 December 1791 – 21 February 1823) was an Irish poet, chiefly remembered for "The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna" which achieved popularity in 19th century poetry anthologies.
Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is an American poet.
Charles of Orléans (24 November 1394 – 5 January 1465) was Duke of Orléans from 1407, following the murder of his father, Louis I, Duke of Orléans, on the orders of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy.
Charlotte Brontë (commonly; 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature.
Charlotte Louise Bridges Forten Grimké (August 17, 1837 – July 23, 1914) was an African-American anti-slavery activist, poet, and educator.
Charlotte Lennox, née Ramsay (c. 1730 – 4 January 1804) was a Scottish author and poet.
Charlotte Maria Tucker (8 May 1821 – 2 December 1893) was a prolific writer and poet for children and adults, who wrote under the pseudonym A.L.O.E. (a Lady of England).
Charlotte Mary Mew (15 November 1869 – 24 March 1928) was an English poet, whose work spans the eras of Victorian poetry and Modernism.
Charlotte Turner Smith (4 May 1749 – 28 October 1806) was an English Romantic poet and novelist.
Chase Twichell (born August 20, 1950) is an American poet, professor, and publisher, the founder in 1999, of Ausable Press.
Chester Simon Kallman (January 7, 1921 – January 18, 1975) was an American poet, librettist, and translator, best known for his collaborations with W. H. Auden and Igor Stravinsky.
The Chicago Surrealist Group was founded in Chicago, Illinois, in July 1966 by Franklin and Penelope Rosemont after a trip to Paris in 1965, during which they had been in contact with André Breton.
Chicano or Chicana (also spelled Xicano or Xicana) is a chosen identity of some Mexican Americans in the United States.
Chidiock Tichborne (after 24 August 1562 – 20 September 1586), erroneously referred to as Charles, was an English conspirator and poet.
China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.
Choi Chiwon Choe Chiwon (857–10th century) was a noted Korean Confucian official, philosopher, and poet of the late Unified Silla period (668-935).
Chrétien de Troyes was a late-12th-century French poet and trouvère known for his work on Arthurian subjects, and for originating the character Lancelot.
Christopher Abani (born 27 December 1966) is a Nigerian and American author.
Chris Mansell (born 1953) is an Australian poet and publisher.
Christa Wolf (née Ihlenfeld; 18 March 1929, Landsberg an der Warthe – 1 December 2011, Berlin) was a German literary critic, novelist, and essayist.
Christian Bök (born August 10, 1966 in Toronto, Canada) is an experimental Canadian poet.
Christian Falster (January 1, 1690 – October 24, 1752) was a Danish poet and philologist, born at Branderslev (island of Laaland).
Christian Otto Josef Wolfgang Morgenstern (6 May 1871 – 31 March 1914) was a German author and poet from Munich.
Christian Wiman is an American poet and editor born in 1966 and raised in the small west Texas town of Snyder.
Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems.
Christine De Luca, née Pearson, (born April 8, 1947) is one of the foremost contemporary poets in Scotland.
Christine de Pizan (also seen as de Pisan;; 1364 – c. 1430) was an Italian late medieval author.
Christine Lavant (born Christine Thonhauser, mar. Christine Habernig; 4 July 1915 – 7 June 1973) was an Austrian poet and novelist.
Christopher John Brennan (1 November 1870 – 5 October 1932) was an Australian poet and scholar.
Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe (baptised 26 February 156430 May 1593), was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era.
Christopher Middleton (1560? – 1628) was an English poet and translator.
Christopher Middleton (10 June 1926 – 29 November 2015) was a British poet and translator, especially of German literature.
Christopher Nolan (6 September 1965 – 20 February 2009) was an Irish poet and author.
Christopher John Reid, FRSL (born 13 May 1949) is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer.
Christopher Smart (11 April 1722 – 21 May 1771), was an English poet.
Cid (Sidney) Corman (June 29, 1924 – March 12, 2004) was an American poet, translator and editor, most notably of Origin, who was a key figure in the history of American poetry in the second half of the 20th century.
Cirilo F. Bautista (July 9, 1941 – May 6, 2018) was a Filipino poet, critic and writer of nonfiction.
Clarence Major is an American poet, painter, and novelist; winner of the 2015 "Lifetime Achievement Award in the Fine Arts," presented by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.
Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (May 12, 1924 – January 25, 2018), also known by her pseudonym Claribel Alegría, was a Nicaraguan-Salvadoran poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who was a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America.
Clark Ashton Smith (January 13, 1893 – August 14, 1961) was a self-educated American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories.
Clark Coolidge (born February 26, 1939) is an American poet.
Claude Esteban (26 July 1935, Paris – 10 April 2006, Paris) was a French poet.
Festus Claudius "Claude" McKay (September 15, 1889 – May 22, 1948) was a Jamaican writer and poet, who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
Claudia Emerson (January 13, 1957 – December 4, 2014) was an American poet.
Claudia Lars, born in Armenia, El Salvador on December 20, 1899 as Margarita del Carmen Brannon Vega, was a Salvadoran poet.
Claudius Claudianus, usually known in English as Claudian (c. 370 – c. 404 AD), was a Latin poet associated with the court of the emperor Honorius at Mediolanum (Milan), and particularly with the general Stilicho.
Clayton Eshleman (born June 1, 1935) is an American poet, translator, and editor, noted in particular for his translations of César Vallejo and his studies of cave painting and the Paleolithic imagination.
Clément Marot (23 November 1496 – 12 September 1544) was a French poet of the Renaissance period.
Clemens Wenzeslaus Brentano (also Klemens; pseudonym: Clemens Maria Brentano;; 9 September 1778 – 28 July 1842) was a German poet and novelist, and a major figure of German Romanticism.
Vivian Leopold James, AO, CBE, FRSL (born 7 October 1939), known as Clive James, is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet, translator and memoirist, best known for his autobiographical series Unreliable Memoirs, for his chat shows and documentaries on British television and for his prolific journalism.
Clive Wilmer (born 10 February 1945) is a British poet, who has published eight volumes of poetry.
CMX, originally Cloaca Maxima, is a Finnish rock band.
Cole Swensen (born 1955, in Kentfield, California) is an American poet, translator, editor, copywriter, and professor.
Coleman Barks (born April 23, 1937) is an American poet, and former literature faculty at the University of Georgia.
Colette Bryce (born 1970) is a poet, freelance writer and editor.
Collage (from the coller., "to glue") is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.
Colley Cibber (6 November 1671 – 11 December 1757) was an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate.
Common Brittonic was an ancient Celtic language spoken in Britain.
Sir Compton Mackenzie, OBE (born Edward Montague Compton Mackenzie, 17 January 1883 – 30 November 1972) was an English-born Scottish writer of fiction, biography, histories and a memoir, as well as a cultural commentator, raconteur and lifelong Scottish nationalist.
Comte de Lautréamont was the nom de plume of Isidore Lucien Ducasse (4 April 1846 – 24 November 1870), a French poet born in Uruguay.
"Confederation Poets" is the name given to a group of Canadian poets born in the decade of Canada's Confederation (the 1860s) who rose to prominence in Canada in the late 1880s and 1890s.
Confessional poetry or "Confessionalism" is a style of poetry that emerged in the United States during the 1950s.
Connie Wanek is an American poet.
Conrad Potter Aiken (August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973) was an American writer, whose work includes poetry, short stories, novels, a play, and an autobiography.
Constantine Peter Cavafy (also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis; Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης; April 29 (April 17, OS), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was an Egyptian Greek poet, journalist and civil servant.
Cor Van den Heuvel (born March 6, 1931) is an American haiku poet, editor and archivist.
The Corn Laws were tariffs and other trade restrictions on imported food and grain ("corn") enforced in Great Britain between 1815 and 1846.
The Cornish people or Cornish (Kernowyon) are an ethnic group native to, or associated with Cornwall: and a recognised national minority in the United Kingdom, which can trace its roots to the ancient Britons who inhabited southern and central Great Britain before the Roman conquest.
Countee Cullen (May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946), born Countee LeRoy Porter, was a prominent African-American poet, novelist, children's writer, and playwright during the Harlem Renaissance.
A counterculture (also written counter-culture) is a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores.
A courtesan was originally a courtier, which means a person who attends the court of a monarch or other powerful person.
A courtier is a person who is often in attendance at the court of a monarch or other royal personage.
Coventry Kersey Dighton Patmore (23 July 1823 – 26 November 1896) was an English poet and critic best known for The Angel in the House, his narrative poem about an ideal happy marriage.
Cowboy poetry is a form of poetry which grew out of a tradition of extemporaneous composition carried on by workers on cattle drives and ranches.
Craig Arnold (November 16, 1967 – c. April 27, 2009) was an American poet and professor.
Craig Joseph Charles (born 11 July 1964) is a British actor, comedian, author, poet, television presenter and DJ.
Craig Anthony Raine, FRSL (born 3 December 1944) is an English poet.
Cribbage, or crib, is a card game traditionally for two players, but commonly played with three, four or more, that involves playing and grouping cards in combinations which gain points.
CrimethInc., also known as CWC, which stands for either "CrimethInc.
Cui Hao (704？–754Wan: 1, his birth year of 704 is in doubt since he would have been somewhat young when he passed the imperial exam.) was a Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty in China and considered a main early exponent of the regulated verse form of Classical Chinese poetry (also known as jintishi).
Cyprian Kamil Norwid, a.k.a. Cyprian Konstanty Norwid (24 September 1821 – 23 May 1883), was a nationally esteemed Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor.
Cyril Tourneur (died 28 February 1626) was an English soldier, diplomat and dramatist who wrote The Atheist's Tragedy (published 1611); another (and better-known) play, The Revenger's Tragedy (1607), formerly believed to be by him, is now more generally attributed to Thomas Middleton.
Cyrus Cassells (born 1957) is an American poet and professor.
Czesław Miłosz (30 June 1911 – 14 August 2004) was a Polish poet, prose writer, translator and diplomat.
d.a. levy (October 29, 1942 – November 24, 1968), born Darryl Alfred Levey (later changed to Darryl Allen Levy), was an American poet, artist, and alternative publisher active during the 1960s, based in Cleveland, Ohio.
Herman Melville, Friedrich Nietzsche, Arthur Schopenhauer, Lev Shestov, Walt Whitman | influenced.
Dennis Joseph "D.
Dada or Dadaism was an art movement of the European avant-garde in the early 20th century, with early centers in Zürich, Switzerland, at the Cabaret Voltaire (circa 1916); New York Dada began circa 1915, and after 1920 Dada flourished in Paris.
Dafydd Llwyd Mathau was a 17th-century Welsh poet and strolling minstrel.
Dahlia Ravikovitch (דליה רביקוביץ'; November 17, 1936 – August 21, 2005) was an Israeli poet, translator, and peace activist.
Dalpatram Dahyabhai Travadi (દલપતરામ ડાહ્યાભાઈ ત્રવાડી) (1820-1898) was a Gujarati language poet during 19th century in India.
Dan Gerber (born 1940 in western Michigan, United States) is an American poet.
Dan Pagis (October 16, 1930 – July 29, 1986) was an Israeli poet, lecturer and Holocaust survivor.
Michael Dana Gioia (born December 24, 1950) is an American poet and writer.
Dana Levin (born 1965) is a poet and teaches Creative Writing each Fall at Maryville University in St.
Daniel Joseph Berrigan (May 9, 1921April 30, 2016) was an American Jesuit priest, anti-war activist, and poet.
Daniele Pantano (born February 10, 1976) is a poet, literary translator, artist, editor, and scholar.
Danilo Kiš (22 February 1935 – 15 October 1989) was a Yugoslav novelist, short story writer, essayist and translator, who wrote in Serbo-Croatian.
Daniel Abse, CBE FRSL (22 September 1923 – 28 September 2014) was a Welsh poet and physician.
Durante degli Alighieri, commonly known as Dante Alighieri or simply Dante (c. 1265 – 1321), was a major Italian poet of the Late Middle Ages.
Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti (12 May 1828 – 9 April 1882), generally known as Dante Gabriel Rossetti, was a British poet, illustrator, painter and translator, and a member of the Rossetti family.
David Abram Antin (February 1, 1932 – October 11, 2016) was an American poet, critic and performance artist.
David Baker (born December 27, 1954; Bangor, Maine) is an American poet.
David Bates (March 6, 1809 – January 25, 1870) was an American poet.
David Bottoms (born 1949 in Canton, Georgia) is an American poet.
David Wolf Budbill (June 13, 1940 – September 25, 2016) was an American poet and playwright.
David Watt Ian Campbell (16 July 191529 July 1979) was an Australian poet who wrote over 15 volumes of prose and poetry.
David John Constantine (born 1944) is a British, Salford born poet, author and translator.
The visual poet David Daniels (October 11, 1933 – May 12, 2008) was born in Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey.
David Fernández Rivera (born January 29, 1986 in Vigo, Galicia) is a Spanish poet, playwright, musician and theatre director.
David Gascoyne (10 October 1916 – 25 November 2001) was an English poet associated with the Surrealist movement.
David Harsent (born in Devon on 9 December 1942) is an English poet and TV scriptwriter.
David Kenneth Holbrook (9 January 1923 – 11 August 2011) was a British writer, poet and academic.
Walter David Jones CH, CBE (known as David Jones, 1 November 1895 – 28 October 1974) was both a painter and one of the first-generation British modernist poets.
David Lee (born 1944) is an American poet and the first poet laureate of the state of Utah.
David Lehman (born June 11, 1948 at poets.org) is a poet and the series editor for The Best American Poetry.
Sir David Lyndsay of the Mount (c. 1490 – c. 1555; alias Lindsay) was a Scottish herald who gained the highest heraldic office of Lyon King of Arms.
David Mallet (or Malloch) (c.1705–1765) was a Scottish dramatist.
David Romtvedt is an American poet.
David Solway (born 8 December 1941) is a Canadian poet, educational theorist, travel writer and literary critic of Jewish descent.
David John Murray Wright (23 February 1920 – 28 August 1994) was an author and "an acclaimed South African-born poet".
Dawn-Michelle Baude (born January 15, 1959) is an American poet, journalist and educator.
Dayaram (Gujarati:દયારામ) (1777–1853) was a Gujarati poet of medieval Gujarati literature and was the last poet of the old Gujarati shcool.
Dámaso Alonso y Fernández de las Redondas (22 October 1898 – 25 January 1990) was a Spanish poet, philologist and literary critic.
Deborah Ager is an American poet and editor.
Deep image is a term coined by U.S. poets Jerome Rothenberg and Robert Kelly in the second issue of Trobar in 1961.
Dejan Stojanović (Дејан Стојановић,; born 11 March 1959) is a Serbian poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist.
Delmira Agustini (October 24, 1886 – July 6, 1914), an Uruguayan poet, was a Latin American poet of the early 20th century.
Delmore Schwartz (December 8, 1913 – July 11, 1966) was an American poet and short story writer.
Denis Vasilyevich Davydov (a; –) was a Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars who invented a specific genre – hussar poetry noted for its hedonism and bravado – and spectacularly designed his own life to illustrate such poetry.
Denis James Matthews Glover (9 December 19129 August 1980) was a New Zealand poet and publisher.
Priscilla Denise Levertov (24 October 1923 – 20 December 1997) was an American poet.
Dennis Beynon Lee, OC, MA (born August 31, 1939) is a Canadian poet, teacher, editor, and critic born in Toronto, Ontario.
Dennis O'Driscoll (1 January 1954 – 24 December 2012) was an Irish poet, essayist, critic and editor.
Dennis Schmitz (born August 11, 1937 in Dubuque, Iowa) is an American poet.
Denys Corbet (22 May 1826 – 21 April 1909) was a Guernsey poet, naïve painter, and schoolmaster, the second son of Pierre Corbet, a seafarer, and Susanne (née de Beaucamp).
Derek Mahon (born 23 November 1941) is an Irish poet.
Sir Derek Alton Walcott, KCSL, OBE, OCC (23 January 1930 – 17 March 2017) was a Saint Lucian poet and playwright.
A dervish or darvesh (from درویش, Darvīsh) is someone guiding a Sufi Muslim ascetic down a path or "tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity.
Desanka Maksimović (Десанка Максимовић,; 16 May 1898 – 11 February 1993) was a Serbian poet, writer and translator.
Dezső Kosztolányi (March 29, 1885 – November 3, 1936) was a Hungarian poet and prose-writer.
Dhurjati (or ధూర్ఝటి) (c. 15th and 16th centuries, CE) was a Telugu poet in the court of the king Krishnadevaraya and was one of the astadiggajalu (Translated "Elephants of Eight Stages") there.
Di Brandt (born 31 January 1952) is a Canadian poet and scholar.
Diane Ackerman (born October 7, 1948) is an American poet, essayist, and naturalist known for her wide-ranging curiosity and poetic explorations of the natural world.
Diane di Prima (born August 6, 1934) is an American poet.
Diane Wakoski (born August 3, 1937) is an American poet.
Richard Stanley Allen (August 8, 1939 – December 26, 2017) was an American poet, literary critic and academic.
Dick Higgins (March 15, 1938 – October 25, 1998) was a British composer, poet, printmaker, and early Fluxus artist.
Dietrich Bonhoeffer (4 February 1906 – 9 April 1945) was a German pastor, theologian, anti-Nazi dissident, and key founding member of the Confessing Church.
Digby Augustus Stewart Mackworth Dolben (8 February 1848 – 28 June 1867) was an English poet who died young from drowning.
Dilys Cadwaladr (19 March 1902 – January 1979) was a Welsh-language poet and fiction writer.
Dimitris Varos (Δημήτρης Βάρος; 1949 – 6 September 2017, Athens) was a Greek poet, journalist, and photographer.
The Distinguished Flying Cross (DFC) is the third-level military decoration awarded to personnel of the United Kingdom's Royal Air Force and other services, and formerly to officers of other Commonwealth countries, instituted for "an act or acts of valour, courage or devotion to duty whilst flying in active operations against the enemy".
Djuna Barnes (June 12, 1892 – June 18, 1982) was an American writer and artist best known for her novel Nightwood (1936), a cult classic of lesbian fiction and an important work of modernist literature.
Doggerel is poetry that is irregular in rhythm and in rhyme, often deliberately for burlesque or comic effect.
Dominic Francis "Dom" Moraes (19 July 1938 – 2 June 2004) was an Indian writer and poet who wrote in the English language.
Donald Benson Blanding (1894-1957) was an American poet, sometimes described as the "poet laureate of Hawaii." He was also a journalist, cartoonist, author and speaker.
Donald Robert Perry Marquis (July 29, 1878 in Walnut, Illinois – December 29, 1937 in New York City) was a humorist, journalist, and author.
Don McKay, CM (born 1942) is a Canadian poet, editor, and educator.
Donald "Don" Paterson, OBE, FRSL, FRSE (born 1963) is a Scottish poet, writer and musician.
Donald Merriam Allen (Iowa, 1912 – San Francisco, August 29, 2004) was an editor, publisher and translator of contemporary American literature.
Donald Grady Davidson (August 8, 1893 – April 25, 1968) was a U.S. poet, essayist, social and literary critic, and author.
Donald Alfred Davie (17 July 1922 – 18 September 1995) was an English Movement poet, and literary critic.
Donald Andrew Hall Jr. (September 20, 1928 – June 23, 2018) was an American poet, writer, editor and literary critic.
Donald Justice (August 12, 1925 – August 6, 2004) was an American poet and teacher of writing.
Donna J. Stone (February 23, 1933 – December 12, 1994) was an American poet and philanthropist.
Dora Greenwell, born Dorothy Greenwell (1821–1882) was an English poet.
Dorianne Laux (born January 10, 1952 in Augusta, Maine) is an American poet.
Dorothy Coade Hewett (21 May 1923 – 25 August 2002) was an Australian feminist poet, novelist and playwright.
Dorothy Parker (née Rothschild; August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967) was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks, and eye for 20th-century urban foibles.
Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth (25 December 1771 – 25 January 1855) was an English author, poet and diarist.
Dimitrije "Dositej" Obradović (Димитрије Обрадовић,; 17 February 1739 – 7 April 1811) was a Serbian writer, philosopher, dramatist, librettist, linguist, traveler, polyglot and the first minister of education of Serbia.
Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, OBE (born 23 October 1942) is a Scottish poet, academic, and critic.
Theodor Seuss Geisel (March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring more than 60 children's books under the pen name Doctor Seuss (abbreviated Dr. Seuss).
Draginja Adamović (Драгиња Адамовић; 1925–2000) was a Serbian poet.
Dritëro Agolli (13 October 1931 – 3 February 2017) was an Albanian poet, writer, politician, and former president of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists.
Du Fu (Wade–Giles: Tu Fu;; 712 – 770) was a prominent Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty.
Du Mu (803–852) was a leading Chinese poet of the late Tang dynasty.
Duane Ackerson (born October 17, 1942) is an American writer of speculative poetry and fiction.
Duško Trifunović (Душко Трифуновић, September 13, 1933 – January 28, 2006) was a Bosnian Serb poet and writer.
Dudley Randall (January 14, 1914 – August 5, 2000) was an African-American poet and poetry publisher from Detroit, Michigan.
Dugald Buchanan (Dùghall Bochanan in Gaelic) (Ardoch Farm, Strathyre (near Balquhidder) in Perthshire, Scotland 1716–1768) was a Scottish poet writing in Scots and Scottish Gaelic.
Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Dulcie Deamer (13 December 1890 – 16 August 1972) was an Australian novelist, poet, journalist and actor born in Christchurch, New Zealand.
Donnchadh Bàn Mac an t-Saoir (usually Duncan Ban MacIntyre in English; 20 March 1724 – 14 May 1812) is one of the most renowned of Scottish Gaelic poets and formed an integral part of one of the golden ages of Gaelic poetry in Scotland during the 18th century.
Dylan Marlais Thomas (27 October 1914 – 9 November 1953) was a Welsh poet and writer whose works include the poems "Do not go gentle into that good night" and "And death shall have no dominion"; the 'play for voices' Under Milk Wood; and stories and radio broadcasts such as A Child's Christmas in Wales and Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog.
Edward Archibald "Archie" Markham FRSL (1 October 1939 – 23 March 2008) was a Montserratian poet, playwright, novelist and academic.
Elwyn Brooks White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985) was an American writer and a world federalist.
Edward Estlin "E.
Edwin John Dove Pratt, (February 4, 1882 – April 26, 1964), who published as E. J. Pratt, was "the leading Canadian poet of his time.""," Encyclopædia Britannica, Britannica.com, Web, May 3, 2011.
Emily Pauline Johnson (also known in Mohawk as Tekahionwake –pronounced: dageh-eeon-wageh, literally: 'double-life') (10 March 1861 – 7 March 1913), commonly known as E. Pauline Johnson or just Pauline Johnson, was a Canadian writer and performer popular in the late 19th century.
Eamon Grennan (born 1941) is an Irish poet born in Dublin.
Earle Alfred Birney, OC, FRSC (13 May 1904 – 3 September 1995) was a distinguished Canadian poet and novelist, who twice won the Governor General's Award, Canada's top literary honor, for his poetry.
The Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca), also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, April 1916.
Eavan Boland (born 24 September 1944) is an Irish poet, author, professor, and activist who has been active since the 1960s.
Ebenezer Elliott (17 March 1781 – 1 December 1849) was an English poet, known as the Corn Law rhymer for his leading the fight to repeal the Corn Laws which were causing hardship and starvation among the poor.
Edward Merton Dorn (April 2, 1929 – December 10, 1999) was an American poet and teacher often associated with the Black Mountain poets.
Ed Skoog (born 1971, Topeka, Kansas) is an American poet.
Edgar Allan Poe (born Edgar Poe; January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849) was an American writer, editor, and literary critic.
Edgar Bowers (March 2, 1924 - February 4, 2000) was an American poet who won the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1989.
Edgar Albert Guest (20 August 1881 in Birmingham, England – 5 August 1959 in Detroit, Michigan) was a prolific English-born American poet who was popular in the first half of the 20th century and became known as the People's Poet.
Edgar Lee Masters (August 23, 1868 – March 5, 1950) was an American attorney, poet, biographer, and dramatist.
John Edgell Rickword, MC (22 October 1898 – 15 March 1982) was an English poet, critic, journalist and literary editor.
Edip Cansever (pronounced; August 8, 1928 – May 28, 1986) was a Turkish poet.
Edith Irene Södergran (4 April 1892 – 24 June 1923) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish poet.
Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells.
Edmund Charles Blunden, CBE, MC (1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974) was an English poet, author and critic.
Edmund Mary Bolton (c.1575–c.1633) was an English historian and poet who was born, by his own account, in 1575.
Sir Edmund William Gosse CB (21 September 184916 May 1928) was an English poet, author and critic.
Edmund John (27 November 1883 – 28 February 1917) was a British poet of the Uranian poetry school.
Edmund Spenser (1552/1553 – 13 January 1599) was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent Modern English verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.
Edmund Waller, FRS (3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687) was an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679.
, also romanized as Jedo, Yedo or Yeddo, is the former name of Tokyo.
Eduard Friedrich Mörike (8 September 1804 – 4 June 1875) was a German Romantic poet and writer of novellas and novels.
Edward Alexander Wyon (1842; London – 1872; Hastings) was a London architect and poet, descended from the Wyon family of engravers.
Ed Coletti is an American Poet and Painter.
Edward Lewis Davison (1898–1970) was a Scottish poet and critic, born in Glasgow, who later moved to the United States of America.
Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (12 April 155024 June 1604) was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era.
Sir Edward Dyer (October 1543 – May 1607) was an English courtier and poet.
Edward FitzGerald (31 March 1809 – 14 June 1883) was an English poet and writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
Edward Garrard Marsh (1783–1862) was an English poet and Anglican clergyman.
Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (or Chirbury) KB (3 March 1582 – 20 August 1648) was an Anglo-Welsh soldier, diplomat, historian, poet and religious philosopher of the Kingdom of England.
Edward King (1612 – 10 August 1637) is the subject of John Milton's poem "Lycidas".
Edward Lear (12 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised.
John Edward McKenzie Lucie-Smith (born 27 February 1933), known as Edward Lucie-Smith, is an English writer, poet, art critic, curator and broadcaster.
Edward Otho Cresap Ord, II (November 9, 1858 – April 4, 1923) was a United States Army Major who served with the 22nd Infantry Regiment during the Indian Wars, the Spanish–American War and the Philippine–American War.
Edward John Moreton Drax Plunkett, 18th Baron of Dunsany (24 July 1878 – 25 October 1957), was an Anglo-Irish writer and dramatist; his work, mostly in the fantasy genre, was published under the name Lord Dunsany.
Edward Pollock (September 2, 1823 Philadelphia – December 13, 1858) was an American poet best known for writing "The Parting Hour" in 1857.
Edward Augustine Storer (1880–1944) was an English writer, translator and poet.
Edward Taylor (1642June 29, 1729) was of English origin and a colonial American poet, pastor and physician.
Philip Edward Thomas (3 March 1878 – 9 April 1917) was a British poet, essayist, and novelist.
Edward Young (3 July 1683 – 5 April 1765) was an English poet, best remembered for Night-Thoughts.
Edwin Arlington Robinson (December 22, 1869 – April 6, 1935) was an American poet.
Edwin Markham (born Charles Edward Anson Markham April 23, 1852 – March 7, 1940) was an American poet.
Edwin George Morgan (27 April 1920 – 17 August 2010), The Independent.
Edwin Muir (15 May 1887 – 3 January 1959) was a Scottish poet, novelist and translator.
Egil's Saga or Egill's saga (Egils saga) is an Icelandic saga (family saga) on the lives of the clan of Egill Skallagrímsson (Anglicised as Egil Skallagrimsson), an Icelandic farmer, viking and skald.
Egill Skallagrímsson (c. 904c. 995) was a Viking-Age poet, warrior and farmer.
Ehsan Sehgal is a Pakistani-Dutch poet and writer.
Eila Kivikk’aho, actually Eila Sylvia Sammalkorpi née Lamberg (February 8, 1921 – June 21, 2004), was a Finnish poet.
Eino Leino (6 July 1878 – 10 January 1926) was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry.
Elaine Feinstein (born 24 October 1930, Bootle, Lancashire) is an English poet, novelist, short-story writer, playwright, biographer and translator.
Elaine Terranova (born 1939 in Philadelphia) is an American poet.
Eleanor Farjeon (–) was an English author of children's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire.
Eleanor Hallowell Abbott (Mrs. Fordyce Coburn) (September 22, 1872 – June 4, 1958) was a nationally recognized American author.
Eleanor Rand Wilner (born 1937 Ohio) is an American poet and editor.
Eli Siegel (August 16, 1902 – November 8, 1978) was the poet, critic, and educator who founded Aesthetic Realism, the philosophy that sees reality as the aesthetic oneness of opposites.
Elijah Fenton (20 May 1683 – 16 July 1730) was an English poet, biographer and translator.
Elinor Morton Wylie (September 7, 1885 – December 16, 1928) was an American poet and novelist popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
Elizabeth Anne Chase Akers Allen (pen name, Florence Percy; October 9, 1832 – August 7, 1911), was an American poet and journalist.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning (née Moulton-Barrett,; 6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was an English poet of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime.
Elizabeth Beverley (fl. 1815–30) was a travelling English entertainer and pamphleteer, who sometimes wrote as Mrs.
Elizabeth Bishop (February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979) was an American poet and short-story writer.
Elizabeth Carter (pen name, Eliza; 16 December 171719 February 1806) was an English poet, classicist, writer, translator, linguist, and polymath. She was a member of the Bluestocking Circle that surrounded Elizabeth Montagu.Encyclopaedia Britannica She earned learned respect by translating Epictetus. Apart from a few poems, a volume of ethical philosophy translated from Greek, one of carping criticism from French, and one of attenuated science from Italian, all Carter's erudition appeared in conversation and family letters. She carefully studied astronomy, and the geography of ancient history. She learned to play the spinnet and the German flute, and was fond of dancing in her youth. She drew tolerably well, was acquainted with household economy, loved gardening and growing flowers, and occupied her leisure or social hours with needlework. In the hope of counteracting the bad effects of too much study, she habitually took long walks and attending social parties. Her placid, cheerful personality pleased many, although deafness increasing with age reduced her conversational abilities. She never married, but adopted the matronly designation "Mrs" after the manner of an earlier generation. Carter befriended Samuel Johnson, editing some editions of his periodical The Rambler. He wrote, "My old friend Mrs. Carter could make a pudding as well as translate Epictetus from the Greek..." Carter was friends with many other eminent people, and a close confidant of Elizabeth Montagu, Hannah More, Hester Chapone, and other members of the Bluestocking circle. Anne Hunter, a minor poet and socialite, and Mary Delany were also noted as close friends. The novelist Samuel Richardson included Carter's poem "Ode to Wisdom" in the text of his novel Clarissa (1747–48) without ascribing it to her. It was later published in a corrected form the Gentleman's Magazine and Carter received an apology from Richardson.
Elizabeth Daryush (8 December 1887 – 7 April 1977) was an English poet.
Elizabeth Jennings (18 July 1926 – 26 October 2001) was an English poet.
Elizabeth Treadwell (born 1967) is an American poet.
The Elizabethan era is the epoch in the Tudor period of the history of England during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558–1603).
Ellen Bass (born 1947 in Philadelphia) is an American poet and co-author of The Courage to Heal.
Ellen Hinsey (born 1960 in Boston) is an American writer.
Else Lasker-Schüler (February 11, 1869 – January 22, 1945) was a Jewish German poet and playwright famous for her bohemian lifestyle in Berlin.
Elvis McGonagall (born December 22, 1960) is a Scottish poet and stand-up comedian who is especially notable for poetry slam performances.
Emelihter Kihleng is a Micronesian (and more specifically Pohnpeian) poet.
Emilia Lanier (also spelled Aemilia (or Amelia) Lanyer) (1569–1645), née Bassano, was a British poet in the early modern English era.
Emily Jane Brontë (commonly; 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet.
Emily Taylor (17 April 1795 – 11 March 1872) was an English schoolmistress, poet, children's writer and hymn writer.
Emily Warn is an American poet.
Emma Roberts (1794–1840), often referred to as "Miss Emma Roberts", was an English travel writer and poet known for her memoirs about India.
Emma Tatham (31 October 1829 – 4 September 1855) was a 19th-century English poet.
Emmett Williams (4 April 1925 – 14 February 2007) was an American poet and visual artist.
Endre Ady (Hungarian: diósadi Ady András Endre, archaically English: Andrew Ady, 22 November 1877 – 27 January 1919) was a turn-of-the-century Hungarian poet and journalist.
Ennis Samuel Rees, Jr. (March 17, 1925 – March 24, 2009) was an American poet and professor.
Quintus Ennius (c. 239 – c. 169 BC) was a writer and poet who lived during the Roman Republic.
Enrique Moya (born 1958 in Caracas, Venezuela) is a Venezuelan poet, fiction writer, literary translator, essayist and critic of music and literature.
Erasmus Darwin (12 December 173118 April 1802) was an English physician.
Eric Baus is an American poet.
Count Eric Stanislaus (or Stanislaus Eric) Stenbock (–) was a Baltic Swedish poet and writer of macabre fantastic fiction.
Erich Fried (6 May 1921 – 22 November 1988) was an Austrian-born poet, writer and translator.
Emil Erich Kästner (23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known primarily for his humorous, socially astute poems and for children's books including Emil and the Detectives.
Erich Mühsam (6 April 1878 – 10 July 1934) was a German-Jewish antimilitarist anarchist essayist, poet and playwright.
Erin Belieu (born 1965 Omaha, Nebraska) is an American poet.
Ermioni (Greek Ερμιόνη, Ancient Greek Hermione Ἑρμιόνη, Ἑρμιών) is a small port town and a former municipality in Argolis, Peloponnese, Greece on the Argolid Peninsula.
Ernest Christopher Dowson (2 August 186723 February 1900) was an English poet, novelist, short-story writer, often associated with the Decadent movement.
Ernest Lawrence Thayer (August 14, 1863 – August 21, 1940) was an American writer and poet who wrote the poem "Casey" (or "Casey at the Bat"), which is "the single most famous baseball poem ever written" according to the Baseball Almanac, and "the nation’s best-known piece of comic verse—a ballad that began a native legend as colorful and permanent as that of Johnny Appleseed or Paul Bunyan.".
Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born 20 January 1925) is a Nicaraguan former Catholic priest, poet, and politician.
Ernst Jandl (1 August 1925 – 9 June 2000) was an Austrian writer, poet, and translator.
Ernst Moritz Arndt (26 December 1769 – 29 January 1860) was a German nationalist historian, writer, and poet.
Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 – November 4, 1995) was an openly gay American poet and activist.
Etheridge Knight (April 19, 1931 – March 10, 1991) was an African-American poet who made his name in 1968 with his debut volume, Poems from Prison.
The Etruscan civilization is the modern name given to a powerful and wealthy civilization of ancient Italy in the area corresponding roughly to Tuscany, western Umbria and northern Lazio.
Eugenio Montale (12 October 1896 – 12 September 1981) was an Italian poet, prose writer, editor and translator, and recipient of the 1975 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Euripides (Εὐριπίδης) was a tragedian of classical Athens.
Eustache Deschamps (1346 — 1406 or 1407), was a French poet, byname Morel, in French "Nightshade".
Evelyn Lau; (born July 2, 1971) is a Canadian poet and novelist.
Experimental literature refers to written work—usually fiction or poetry—that emphasizes innovation, most especially in technique.
Expressionism was a modernist movement, initially in poetry and painting, originating in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century.
Ezra Weston Loomis Pound (30 October 1885 – 1 November 1972) was an expatriate American poet and critic, as well as a major figure in the early modernist poetry movement.
Francis Macdonald Cornford, FBA (27 February 1874 – 3 January 1943) was an English classical scholar and translator; because of the similarity of his forename to his wife's, he was known to family as "FMC" and his wife Frances as "FCC".
Francis Reginald Scott,, commonly known as Frank Scott or F. R. Scott (August 1, 1899 – January 30, 1985), was a Canadian poet, intellectual and constitutional expert.
Frank Stuart Flint (19 December 1885 – 28 February 1960) was an English poet and translator who was a prominent member of the Imagist group.
Frank Templeton Prince (13 September 1912 – 7 August 2003) was a British poet and academic, known generally for his best-known poem Soldiers Bathing, written during the Second World War in 1942, which has been frequently included in anthologies.
The Faber Book of Modern Verse was a poetry anthology, edited in its first edition by Michael Roberts, and published in 1936 by Faber and Faber.
Faïk Bey Konitza (Faik bej Konica, March 15, 1875 – December 15, 1942), born in Konitsa, was one of the greatest figures of Albanian culture in the early decades of the twentieth century.
Theofan Stilian Noli, known as Fan Noli (6 January 1882 – 13 March 1965) was an Albanian writer, scholar, diplomat, politician, historian, orator and founder of the Orthodox Church of Albania, who served as Prime Minister and regent of Albania in 1924 during the June Revolution.
Fanny Howe (born October 15, 1940 in Buffalo, New York) is an American poet, novelist, and short story writer.
Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca, known as Federico García Lorca (5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, playwright, and theatre director.
Felicia Dorothea Hemans (25 September 1793 – 16 May 1835) was an English poet.
Felipe Alfau (1902–1999) was a Spanish-born American novelist and poet.
Fenggan (fl. 9th century) was a Chinese Zen monk-poet lived in the Tang Dynasty, associated with Hanshan and Shide in the famed "Tiantai Trio" (天台三聖).
Abu ʾl-Qasim Firdowsi Tusi (c. 940–1020), or Ferdowsi (also transliterated as Firdawsi, Firdusi, Firdosi, Firdausi) was a Persian poet and the author of Shahnameh ("Book of Kings"), which is the world's longest epic poem created by a single poet, and the national epic of Greater Iran.
The Feri Tradition is an initiatory tradition of modern Pagan Witchcraft.
Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa (13 June 1888 – 30 November 1935), commonly known as Fernando Pessoa, was a Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher, described as one of the most significant literary figures of the 20th century and one of the greatest poets in the Portuguese language.
Filippo Tommaso Emilio Marinetti (22 December 1876 – 2 December 1944) was an Italian poet, editor, art theorist, and founder of the Futurist movement.
In Canada, the First Nations (Premières Nations) are the predominant indigenous peoples in Canada south of the Arctic Circle.
Fitz Hugh Ludlow, sometimes seen as Fitzhugh Ludlow (September 11, 1836 – September 12, 1870), was an American author, journalist, and explorer; best known for his autobiographical book The Hasheesh Eater (1857).
Fleur Adcock (born 10 February 1934) is a New Zealand poet and editor, of English and Northern Irish ancestry, who has lived much of her life in England.
Flora Brovina (born 30 September 1949) is a Kosovar Albanian poet, pediatrician and women’s rights activist.
Florbela Espanca (born) was a Portuguese poet known for her erotic and feminist writing.
Florence (Firenze) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany.
Florence Nightingale, (12 May 1820 – 13 August 1910) was an English social reformer and statistician, and the founder of modern nursing.
Ford Madox Ford (born Ford Hermann Hueffer; 17 December 1873 – 26 June 1939) was an English novelist, poet, critic and editor whose journals, The English Review and The Transatlantic Review, were instrumental in the development of early 20th-century English literature.
Formalism is a school of literary criticism and literary theory having mainly to do with structural purposes of a particular text.
François de Malherbe (1555 – October 16, 1628) was a French poet, critic, and translator.
François Villon (pronounced in modern French; in fifteenth-century French), born in Paris in 1431 and disappeared from view in 1463, is the best known French poet of the late Middle Ages.
France Prešeren (2 or 3 December 1800 – 8 February 1849) was a 19th-century Romantic Slovene poet, best known as the poet who has inspired virtually all later Slovene literature and has been generally acknowledged as the greatest Slovene classical author.
Frances Browne (16 January 1816 – 21 August 1879) was an Irish poet and novelist, best remembered for her collection of short stories for children: Granny's Wonderful Chair.
Frances Crofts Cornford (née Darwin; 30 March 1886 – 19 August 1960) was an English poet; because of the similarity of her Christian name, her father's and her husband's, she was known to her family before her marriage as "FCD" and after her marriage as "FCC" and her husband Francis Cornford was known as "FMC".
Francis Beaumont (1584 – 6 March 1616) was a dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre, most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher.
Francis I (François Ier) (12 September 1494 – 31 March 1547) was the first King of France from the Angoulême branch of the House of Valois, reigning from 1515 until his death.
Sir Francis Kynaston or Kinaston (1587–1642) was an English lawyer, courtier, poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1621 to 1622.
Francis Edward Ledwidge (19 August 188731 July 1917) was an Irish war poet and soldier from County Meath.
Francis Quarles (8 May 1592 – 8 September 1644) was an English poet most famous for his Emblem book aptly entitled Emblems.
Francis Thompson (16 December 1859 – 13 November 1907) was an English poet and mystic.
Francis Turner Palgrave (28 September 1824 – 24 October 1897) was a British critic, anthologist and poet.
Francis Vielé-Griffin (May 26, 1864 – November 12, 1937), was a French symbolist poet.
Francis Charles Webb-Wagg (8 February 1925 – 23 November 1973) was an Australian poet who published under the name Francis Webb.
Frank Judge is an American poet, publisher, translator, journalist, film critic, teacher, and arts administrator.
Francis Russell "Frank" O'Hara (March 27, 1926 – July 25, 1966) was an American writer, poet and art critic.
Franklin Rosemont (2 October 1943 – 12 April 2009) was an American poet, artist, historian, street speaker, and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group.
Franz Seraphicus Grillparzer (15 January 1791 – 21 January 1872) was an Austrian writer who is chiefly known for his dramas.
Franz Viktor Werfel (10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945) was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet whose career spanned World War I, the Interwar period, and World War II.
Franz Wright (March 18, 1953 – May 14, 2015) was an American poet.
Fred Davis Chappell (born May 28, 1936 in Canton, North Carolina) is an author and poet.
Frederick George Scott (7 April 1861 – 19 January 1944) was a Canadian poet and author, known as the Poet of the Laurentians.
Frederick William Faber C.O. (28 June 1814 – 26 September 1863) was a noted English hymn writer and theologian, who converted from Anglicanism to the Catholic priesthood.
French Canadians (also referred to as Franco-Canadians or Canadiens; Canadien(ne)s français(es)) are an ethnic group who trace their ancestry to French colonists who settled in Canada from the 17th century onward.
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (2 July 1724 – 14 March 1803) was a German poet.
Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin (20 March 1770 – 7 June 1843) was a German poet and philosopher.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist and a Latin and Greek scholar whose work has exerted a profound influence on Western philosophy and modern intellectual history.
Friedrich Rückert (16 May 1788 – 31 January 1866) was a German poet, translator, and professor of Oriental languages.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller (10 November 17599 May 1805) was a German poet, philosopher, physician, historian, and playwright.
Fukuda Chiyo-ni (Kaga no Chiyo) (福田 千代尼; 1703 - 2 October 1775) was a Japanese poet of the Edo period, widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of haiku (then called hokku).
Fulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke, de jure 13th Baron Latimer and 5th Baron Willoughby de Broke KB PC (3 October 1554 – 30 September 1628), known before 1621 as Sir Fulke Greville, was an Elizabethan poet, dramatist, and statesman who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1581 and 1621, when he was raised to the peerage.
Fużūlī (Füzuli فضولی, c. 1494 – 1556) was the pen name of the Azerbaijani of the Bayat tribes of Oghuz poet, writer and thinker Muhammad bin Suleyman (Məhəmməd Ben Süleyman محمد بن سليمان).
Fyodor Ivanovich Tyutchev (Фёдор Иванович Тютчев, Pre-Reform orthography: Ѳедоръ Ивановичъ Тютчевъ; &ndash) was a Russian poet and statesman.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian, biographer, and literary and art critic.
Gabino Coria Peñaloza (February 19, 1881 – October 31, 1975) was an Argentine poet and lyricist.
Lucila Godoy Alcayaga (7 April 1889 – 10 January 1957), known by her pseudonym Gabriela Mistral, was a Chilean poet-diplomat, educator and humanist.
General Gabriele D'Annunzio, Prince of Montenevoso, Duke of Gallese (12 March 1863 – 1 March 1938), sometimes spelled d'Annunzio, was an Italian writer, poet, journalist, playwright and soldier during World War I. He occupied a prominent place in Italian literature from 1889 to 1910 and later political life from 1914 to 1924.
Gaius Lucilius (c. 180 – 103/2 BC), the earliest Roman satirist, of whose writings only fragments remain, was a Roman citizen of the equestrian class, born at Suessa Aurunca in Campania.
Gajānan Digambar Mādguḷkar (1 October 1919 – 14 December 1977) was a Marāthi poet, lyricist, writer and actor from India.
Galway Kinnell (February 1, 1927 – October 28, 2014) was an American poet.
Gary Snyder (born May 8, 1930) is an American man of letters.
Gary Anthony Soto (born April 12, 1952) is an American poet, novelist, and memoirist.
Gastronomy is the study of the relationship between food and culture, the art of preparing and serving rich or delicate and appetizing food, the cooking styles of particular regions, and the science of good eating.
Gavin Douglas (c. 1474 – September 1522) was a Scottish bishop, makar and translator.
Gavin Buchanan Ewart (4 February 1916 – 25 October 1995) was a British poet who contributed to Geoffrey Grigson's New Verse at the age of seventeen.
Gavrilo "Gavril" Stefanović Venclović (Гаврилo Стефановић Венцловић; fl. 1670–1749) was a Serbian priest, writer, poet, orator, philosopher, neologist, polyglot, and illuminator.
Gérald Godin (November 13, 1938 – October 12, 1994) was a Quebec poet and politician.
Gérard de Nerval (22 May 1808 – 26 January 1855) was the nom-de-plume of the French writer, poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie.
Gül Baba (died 1541), also known as Jafer, was an Ottoman Bektashi dervish poet and companion of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent who took part in a number of Ottoman invasions of Europe from the reign of Mehmed II onwards.
Günter Wilhelm Grass (16 October 1927 – 13 April 2015) was a German novelist, poet, playwright, illustrator, graphic artist, sculptor, and recipient of the 1999 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Gelu Naum (1 August 1915 – 29 September 2001) was a prominent Romanian poet, dramatist, novelist, children's writer, and translator.
Gene Frumkin (1928–2007) was an American poet and teacher.
The Generation of '27 (Generación del 27) was an influential group of poets that arose in Spanish literary circles between 1923 and 1927, essentially out of a shared desire to experience and work with avant-garde forms of art and poetry.
The Generation of '36 (Generación del 36) is the name given to a group of Spanish artists, poets and playwrights who were working about the time of the Spanish Civil War (1936 and 1939).
Gennadiy Nikolaevich Aygi (a, Геннадий Николаевич Айхи; 21 August 1934 – 21 February 2006 in Moscow) was a Chuvash poet and a translator.
Genrikh Sapgir (Ге́нрих Вениами́нович Сапги́р; November 20, 1928, Biysk, Altai Krai, Russia – October 7, 1999, Moscow) was a Russian poet and fiction writer of Jewish descent.
Geoffrey Brock (born October 19, 1964) is an American poet and translator.
Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 25 October 1400), known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages.
Geoffrey Edward Harvey Grigson (2 March 1905 – 25 November 1985) was a British poet, writer, editor, critic, anthologist and naturalist.
Sir Geoffrey William Hill, FRSL (18 June 1932 – 30 June 2016) was an English poet, professor emeritus of English literature and religion, and former co-director of the Editorial Institute, at Boston University.
Karl Georg Büchner (17 October 1813 – 19 February 1837) was a German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose, considered part of the Young Germany movement.
Georg Thurmair (7 February 1909 – 20 January 1984) was a German poet who wrote around 300 hymns, a writer, journalist and author of documentary films.
Georg Trakl (3 February 1887 – 3 November 1914) was an Austrian poet and brother of the pianist Grete Trakl.
George Bacovia (the pen name of Gheorghe Vasiliu; – 22 May 1957) was a Romanian symbolist poet.
George Granville Barker (26 February 1913 – 27 October 1991) was an English poet, identified with the New Apocalyptics movement, which reacted against 1930s realism with mythical and surrealistic themes.
George Bazeley Scurfield was an English author, poet, and politician.
George Benson Johnston (October 7, 1913 – August 2004) was a Canadian poet (who published as George Johnston), translator, and academic "best known for lyric poetry that delineates with good-humoured wisdom the pleasures and pains of suburban family life."James Steele, "," Canadian Encyclopedia (Edmonton: Hurtig, 1988), 1114.
George Campbell Hay (1915–1984) was a Scottish poet and translator, who wrote in Scottish Gaelic, Lowland Scots and English.
George Chapman (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, c. 1559 – London, 12 May 1634) was an English dramatist, translator, and poet.
George Coșbuc (20 September 1866 – 9 May 1918) was a Romanian poet, translator, teacher, and journalist, best remembered for his verses describing, praising and eulogizing rural life, its many travails but also its occasions for joy.
George Crabbe (24 December 1754 – 3 February 1832) was an English poet, surgeon and clergyman.
Mary Anne Evans (22 November 1819 – 22 December 1880; alternatively "Mary Ann" or "Marian"), known by her pen name George Eliot, was an English novelist, poet, journalist, translator, and one of the leading writers of the Victorian era.
George Elliott Clarke, (born February 12, 1960) is a Canadian poet and playwright and is currently serving as the Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
George Gascoigne (c. 15357 October 1577) was an English poet, soldier and unsuccessful courtier.
George Herbert (3 April 1593 – 1 March 1633) was a Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England.
George Parks Hitchcock (June 2, 1914 – August 27, 2010) was an American actor, poet, playwright, teacher, labor activist, publisher, and painter.
George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton (17 January 1709 – 22 August 1773), known as Sir George Lyttelton, Bt between 1751 and 1756, was a British statesman.
George Mann MacBeth (19 January 1932 – 16 February 1992) was a Scottish poet and novelist.
George MacDonald (10 December 1824 – 18 September 1905) was a Scottish author, poet and Christian minister.
George Mackay Brown (17 October 1921 – 13 April 1996) was a Scottish poet, author and dramatist, whose work has a distinctly Orcadian character.
George Meredith, OM (12 February 1828 – 18 May 1909) was an English novelist and poet of the Victorian era.
George Moses Horton (1798–1884) was an African-American poet from North Carolina, the first to be published in the Southern United States.
George Murnu (Aromanian: Ioryi al Murnu; 1 January 1868, Veria, Salonica Vilayet, Ottoman Empire, now in Greece – 17 November 1957, Bucharest) was a Romanian university professor, archaeologist, historian, translator, and poet of Aromanian origin.
George Murray (born 1971), is a Canadian poet and the current poet laureate of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.
George Oppen (April 24, 1908 – July 7, 1984) was an American poet, best known as one of the members of the Objectivist group of poets.
George Edwin Starbuck (June 15, 1931 in Columbus, Ohio – August 15, 1996 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama) was an American poet of the neo-formalist school.
George Stepney (1663 – 15 September 1707) was an English poet and diplomat.
George Sutherland Fraser (8 November 1915 – 3 January 1980) was a Scottish poet, literary critic and academic.
George Szirtes (born 29 November 1948) is a British poet and translator from the Hungarian language into English.
George Turberville, or Turbervile (about 1540 - before 1597) was an English poet.
George Virden Watsky (born September 15, 1986), known professionally as Watsky, is an American hip hop artist, author, and poet from San Francisco, California.
George Wither (11 June 1588 O.S. (21 June 1588 NS) – 2 May 1667 O.S. (12 May 1667 NS)) was an English poet, pamphleteer, and satirist.
George Woodcock (May 8, 1912 – January 28, 1995) was a Canadian writer of political biography and history, an anarchist thinker, an essayist and literary critic.
Georges Raymond Constantin Rodenbach (16 July 1855 – 25 December 1898) was a Belgian Symbolist poet and novelist.
Georges Schehadé (2 November 1905 – 17 January 1989) was a Lebanese playwright and poet writing in French.
Georgia (tr) is a country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia.
Georgia is a state in the Southeastern United States.
Georgia Blanche Douglas Camp Johnson, better known as Georgia Douglas Johnson (September 10, 1880 – May 15, 1966), was an African-American poet, one of the earliest African-American female playwrights, and an important participant in the Harlem Renaissance.
Georgian Poetry refers to a series of anthologies showcasing the work of a school of British poetry that established itself during the early years of the reign of King George V of the United Kingdom.
Gerald Stern (born February 22, 1925) is an American poet, essayist and educator.
Gerard Manley Hopkins (28 July 1844 – 8 June 1889) was an English poet and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets.
Gerbrand Adriaenszoon Bredero (16 March 1585 – 23 August 1618) was a Dutch poet and playwright in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age.
Gerhart Johann Robert Hauptmann (15 November 1862 – 6 June 1946) was a German dramatist and novelist.
Gertrude Stein (February 3, 1874 – July 27, 1946) was an American novelist, poet, playwright, and art collector.
Gevorg Emin (September 30, 1919 – June 11, 1998) was an Armenian poet, essayist, and translator.
Ghalib (غاؔلِب, ग़ालिब.), born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu:, मिर्ज़ा असदुल्लाह् बेग खiन), 26 June 1797 – 15 February 1869), was a prominent Urdu and Persian-language poet during the last years of the Mughal Empire. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (Urdu:, ġhālib means "dominant") and Asad (Urdu:, Asad means "lion"). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he described. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most famous and influential poets of the Urdu language. Today Ghalib remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also among the Hindustani diaspora around the world.
Gheg (or Geg; Gheg Albanian: gegnisht, Standard Albanian: gegë or gegërisht) is one of the two major varieties of Albanian.
Gherasim Luca (23 July 1913 – 9 February 1994) was a French-speaking Surrealist theorist and poet.
Giacomo Taldegardo Francesco di Sales Saverio Pietro Leopardi (29 June 1798 – 14 June 1837) was an Italian philosopher, poet, essayist, and philologist.
Giambattista Marino (also Giovan Battista Marini) (14 October 1569 – 26 March 1625) was an Italian poet who was born in Naples.
Giannina Braschi (born February 5, 1953) is a Puerto Rican writer.
Giglio Gregorio Giraldi (Lilius Gregorius Gyraldus or Giraldus) (14 June 1479 – February 1552) was an Italian scholar and poet.
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet,Kot, Greg (May 26, 2011).
Gilbert Adair (29 December 19448 December 2011) was a Scottish novelist, poet, film critic and journalist.
Gilbert Hay (b. c. 1403; last mentioned in 1456) or Sir Gilbert the Haye, Scottish poet and translator, was perhaps a kinsman of the house of Errol.
Gilbert West (1703–1756) was a minor English poet, translator and Christian apologist in the early and middle eighteenth century.
Giles Fletcher (also known as Giles Fletcher, The Younger) (1586? – Alderton, Suffolk, 1623) was an English cleric and poet chiefly known for his long allegorical poem Christ's Victory and Triumph (1610).
Giles Fletcher, the Elder (c. 1548–1611) was an English poet and diplomat, member of the English Parliament.
Gillebríghde Albanach (fl. 1200–1230) was a medieval Scottish poet and crusader.
Gilles Vigneault (born 27 October 1928) is a Canadian French-speaking poet, publisher and singer-songwriter, and Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist.
Gillian Clarke (born 8 June 1937 in Cardiff) is a Welsh poet, playwright, editor, broadcaster, lecturer and translator.
Gioconda Belli (born December 9, 1948 in Managua, Nicaragua) is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet.
Giorgos or George Seferis (Γιώργος Σεφέρης), the pen name of Georgios Seferiades (Γεώργιος Σεφεριάδης; – September 20, 1971), was a Greek poet-diplomat.
Giosuè Alessandro Giuseppe Carducci (27 July 1835 – 16 February 1907) was an Italian poet and teacher.
Giovanni Boccaccio (16 June 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian writer, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and an important Renaissance humanist.
Giovanni Placido Agostino Pascoli (31 December 1855 – 6 April 1912) was an Italian poet and classical scholar.
Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Maria Gioachino Raimondo Belli (7 September 1791 – 21 December 1863) was an Italian poet, famous for his sonnets in Romanesco, the dialect of Rome.
Giuseppe Giusti (12 May 1809 – 31 May 1850) was an Italian poet and satirist.
Giuseppe Ungaretti (8 February 1888 – 2 June 1970) was an Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist, critic, academic, and recipient of the inaugural 1970 Neustadt International Prize for Literature.
Glyn Maxwell (born 1962) is a British poet, playwright, librettist, and lecturer.
Goans is the demonym used to describe the people of Goa, India, who form an ethno-linguistic group resulting from the assimilation of Indo-Aryan, Dravidian, Indo-Portuguese and Austro-Asiatic ethnic and/or linguistic ancestries.
Goffredo Mameli (Genoa, 5 September 1827 – Rome, 6 July 1849), an Italian patriot, poet, and writer was a notable figure in the Italian Risorgimento.
Gojko Đogo (Serbian Cyrillic: Гојко Ђого), born November 21, 1940 in Vlahovići (Ljubinje), Kingdom of Yugoslavia, is a Serb poet and dissident imprisoned in SFR Yugoslavia during the 1980s on the basis of verbal offence for "defaming the memory of Josip Broz Tito".
Gopal Prasad Rimal (or गोपाल प्रसाद रिमाल; Gopālprasād Rimāl, 1918–1973) was a poet from Kathmandu, Nepal.
Gordon Bottomley (20 February 1874 –25 August 1948) was an English poet, known particularly for his verse dramas.
Gottfried Benn (2 May 1886 – 7 July 1956) was a German poet, essayist, and physician.
Johann Gottfried Kinkel (11 August 1815 – 13 November 1882) was a German poet also noted for his revolutionary activities and his escape from a Prussian prison in Spandau with the help of his friend Carl Schurz.
Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era.
Grażyna Miller (29 January 1957 – 17 August 2009) was a Polish poet and translator who lived in Italy.
Grace Beacham Freeman (February 18, 1916 – October, 2002) was an American poet, columnist, short story writer and educator.
Grace Nichols (born 1950) is a Guyanese poet, who moved to Britain in 1977.
Grace Paley (December 11, 1922 – August 22, 2007) was an American short story author, poet, teacher, and political activist.
Grace Stone Coates (1881–1976) wrote short stories, poetry, and news articles.
Gregory Nunzio Corso (March 26, 1930 – January 17, 2001) was an American poet, youngest of the inner circle of Beat Generation writers (with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs).
Gregory Fraser is an American poet.
Gregory Orr (born 1947 in Albany, New York, United States) is an American poet.
Gregory Woods (born in 1953 in Egypt) is a British poet.
Guernésiais, also known as Dgèrnésiais, Guernsey French, and Guernsey Norman French, is the variety of the Norman language spoken in Guernsey.
Guggenheim Fellowships are grants that have been awarded annually since 1925 by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to those "who have demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts".
Guido Cavalcanti (between 1250 and 1259 – August 1300) was an Italian poet and troubadour, as well as an intellectual influence on his best friend, Dante Alighieri.
Guido Guinizelli (c. 1230–1276), born in Bologna, in present-day Emilia-Romagna, Northern Italy, was an Italian poet and 'founder' of the Dolce Stil Novo.
Guillaume Apollinaire (26 August 1880 – 9 November 1918) was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic of Polish descent.
Guillaume de Lorris (c. 1200c. 1240) was a French scholar and poet from Lorris.
Guillaume de Saluste Du Bartas (1544, MonfortJuly 1590, Mauvezin) was a Gascon Huguenot courtier and poet.
Guiot de Provins, also spelled Guyot (died after 1208), was a French poet and trouvère from the town of Provins in the Champagne area.
The history of Gujarati (ગુજરાતી સાહિત્ય) literature may be traced to 1000 AD, and this literature has flourished since then to the present.
Guru Amar Das (5 May 1479 – 1 September 1574) was the third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Sikh Guru on 26 March 1552 at age 73.
Guru Angad (31 March 1504 – 29 March 1552) was the second of the ten Sikh Gurus.
Guru Arjan (ਗੁਰੂ ਅਰਜੁਨ Guru Arjan) 15 April 1563 – 30 May 1606) was the first of the two Gurus martyred in the Sikh faith and the fifth of the ten total Sikh Gurus. He compiled the first official edition of the Sikh scripture called the Adi Granth, which later expanded into the Guru Granth Sahib. He was born in Goindval, in the Punjab, the youngest son of Bhai Jetha, who later became Guru Ram Das, and Mata Bhani, the daughter of Guru Amar Das. He was the first Guru in Sikhism to be born into a Sikh family. Guru Arjan led Sikhism for a quarter of a century. He completed the construction of Darbar Sahib at Amritsar, after the fourth Sikh Guru founded the town and built a pool. Guru Arjan compiled the hymns of previous Gurus and of other saints into Adi Granth, the first edition of the Sikh scripture, and installed it in the Harimandir Sahib. Guru Arjan reorganized the Masands system initiated by Guru Ram Das, by suggesting that the Sikhs donate, if possible, one tenth of their income, goods or service to the Sikh organization (dasvand). The Masand not only collected these funds but also taught tenets of Sikhism and settled civil disputes in their region. The dasvand financed the building of gurdwaras and langars (shared communal kitchens). Guru Arjan was arrested under the orders of the Mughal Emperor Jahangir and asked to convert to Islam. He refused, was tortured and executed in 1606 CE. Historical records and the Sikh tradition are unclear whether Guru Arjan was executed by drowning or died during torture. His martyrdom is considered a watershed event in the history of Sikhism. It is remembered as Shaheedi Divas of Guru Arjan in May or June according to the Nanakshahi calendar released by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee in 2003.
Guru Gobind Singh (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਗੋਬਿੰਦ ਸਿੰਘ) (5 January 1666 – 7 October 1708), born Gobind Rai, was the tenth Sikh Guru, a spiritual master, warrior, poet and philosopher.
Guru Nanak (IAST: Gurū Nānak) (15 April 1469 – 22 September 1539) was the founder of Sikhism and the first of the ten Sikh Gurus.
Guru Ram Das (1534–1581) was the fourth of the ten Gurus of Sikhism.
Guru Tegh Bahadur (1 April 1621 – 24 November 1675), revered as the ninth Nanak, was the ninth of ten Gurus of the Sikh religion.
Gustavo Adolfo Claudio Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (February 17, 1836, Seville – December 22, 1870) was a Spanish post-romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented in drawing.
Guy Mattison Davenport (November 23, 1927 – January 4, 2005) was an American writer, translator, illustrator, painter, intellectual, and teacher.
Gwen Harwood AO (8 June 19204 December 1995), née Gwendoline Nessie Foster, was an Australian poet and librettist.
Gwendolyn B. Bennett (July 8, 1903 – May 30, 1981) was an American artist, writer, and journalist who contributed to Opportunity: A Journal of Negro Life, which chronicled cultural advancements during the Harlem Renaissance.
Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks (June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000) was an American poet, author, and teacher.
Gwendolyn Margaret MacEwen (1 September 1941 – 29 November 1987) was a Canadian poet and novelist.
Gwyneth Lewis (born 1959) is a Welsh poet, who was the inaugural National Poet of Wales in 2005.
Harvey Lee Hix (born 1960), is an American poet and academic.
Hilda "H.D." Doolittle (September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) was an American poet, novelist, and memoirist, associated with the early 20th century avant-garde Imagist group of poets, including Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington.
Hadrawi (born Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame in 1943) (Maxamed Ibraahim Warsame (Hadraawi), محمد ابراهيم وارسام هدراوى) is a prominent Somali poet and songwriter.
Khwāja Shams-ud-Dīn Muḥammad Ḥāfeẓ-e Shīrāzī (خواجه شمسالدین محمد حافظ شیرازی), known by his pen name Hafez (حافظ Ḥāfeẓ 'the memorizer; the (safe) keeper'; 1315-1390) and as "Hafiz", was a Persian poet who "lauded the joys of love and wine but also targeted religious hypocrisy." His collected works are regarded as a pinnacle of Persian literature and are often found in the homes of people in the Persian speaking world, who learn his poems by heart and still use them as proverbs and sayings.
Hai Zi (March 1964 – 26 March 1989) is the pen name of the Chinese poet Zha Haisheng (查海生).
Haikai (Japanese 俳諧 comic, unorthodox) may refer in both Japanese and English to haikai no renga (renku), a popular genre of Japanese linked verse, which developed in the sixteenth century out of the earlier aristocratic renga.
(plural haiku) is a very short Japan poem with seventeen syllables and three verses.
Haki R. Madhubuti (born Don Luther Lee on February 23, 1942, in Little Rock, Arkansas, United States) is an African-American author, educator, and poet, as well as a publisher and operator of black-themed bookstore.
Halima Xudoyberdiyeva (Cyrillic Ҳалима Худойбердиева, also romanized as Halima Khudoiberdieva or Hudoyberdieva) (born May 17, 1947) is a noted Uzbek poet whose themes at different times of her career have dealt with Uzbek nationhood and history, liberation movements, and feminism.
Halina Poświatowska (née Halina Myga, entered into church records as Helena Myga; May 9, 1935 in Częstochowa, Poland – October 11, 1967 in Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish poet and writer, one of the most important figures in modern/contemporary Polish literature.
Hamish Scott Henderson, (11 November 1919 – 9 March 2002; Scottish Gaelic: Seamas MacEanraig (Seamas Mòr)) was a Scottish poet, songwriter, communist, soldier and intellectual.
Hannibal Hamlin Garland (September 14, 1860 – March 4, 1940) was an American novelist, poet, essayist, short story writer, Georgist, and psychical researcher.
Han Yu (76825 December 824) was a Chinese writer, poet, and government official of the Tang dynasty who significantly influenced the development of Neo-Confucianism.
Hannah Adelle Weiner (née Finegold) (4 November 1928 – 11 September 1997) was an American poet who is often grouped with the Language poets because of the prominent place she assumed in the poetics of that group.
Hans Adolph Brorson (20 June 1694, Randerup – 3 June 1764, Ribe) was a Danish Pietist bishop and hymn writer.
Hans Christian Andersen (2 April 1805 – 4 August 1875) was a Danish author.
Hans Magnus Enzensberger (born 11 November 1929 in Kaufbeuren) is a German author, poet, translator and editor.
Signature, 1988 Hans Wollschläger (17 March 1935, Minden – 19 May 2007, Bamberg) was a German writer, translator, historian, and editor of German literature.
Hanshan (fl. 9th century) is a legendary figure associated with a collection of poems from the Chinese Tang Dynasty in the Taoist and Chan tradition.
Harivansh Rai Srivastava (27 November 1907 – 18 January 2003), known by his pen name Bachchan, was an Indian poet of the Nayi Kavita literary movement (romantic upsurge) of early 20th century Hindi literature.
The Harlem Renaissance was an intellectual, social, and artistic explosion that took place in Harlem, New York, spanning the 1920s.
Sir Harold Mario Mitchell Acton, CBE (5 July 1904 – 27 February 1994) was a British writer, scholar, and aesthete.
Harold Edward Monro (14 March 1879 – 16 March 1932) was an English poet born in Brussels and proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London, which helped many poets bring their work before the public.
Harold Edwin Standish (24 September 1919 – 15 April 1972) was a Canadian poet and novelist, best known for his 1949 novel The Golden Time and his long poem The Lake of Souls (1957).
Harriet Monroe (December 23, 1860 – September 26, 1936) was an American editor, scholar, literary critic, poet, and patron of the arts.
Harry Martinson (6May 190411February 1978) was a Swedish author, poet and former sailor.
Harry Northup (born September 2, 1940) is an American actor and poet.
Harold Hart Crane (July 21, 1899 – April 27, 1932) was an American poet.
Hartley Coleridge, possibly David Hartley Coleridge, (19 September 1796 – 6 January 1849) was an English poet, biographer, essayist, and teacher.
Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Haydar Ergülen is one of the most important poets of contemporary Turkish literature.
Hayden Carruth (August 3, 1921 – September 29, 2008) was an American poet, literary critic and anthologist.
Hồ Xuân Hương (胡春香; 1772–1822) was a Vietnamese poet born at the end of the Lê dynasty.
Hélène Cixous (born 5 June 1937) is a professor, French feminist writer, poet, playwright, philosopher, literary critic and rhetorician.
John Henley Heathcote-Williams (15 November 1941 – 1 July 2017), known as Heathcote Williams, was an English poet, actor, political activist and dramatist.
Heather McHugh (born August 20, 1948) is an American poet.
Hector Macneill (22 October 1746 – 15 March 1818) was a Scottish poet born near Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland.
Hedd Wyn (born Ellis Humphrey Evans, 13 January 188731 July 1917) was a Welsh-language poet who was killed on the first day of the Battle of Passchendaele during World War I. He was posthumously awarded the bard's chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod.
Hedwig Gorski (born July 18, 1949) is an American performance poet and an avant-garde artist who labels her aesthetic as "American futurism." The term "performance poetry," a precursor to slam poetry, is attributed to her.
Heinrich Theodor Böll (21 December 1917 – 16 July 1985) was one of Germany's foremost post-World War II writers.
Christian Johann Heinrich Heine (13 December 1797 – 17 February 1856) was a German poet, journalist, essayist, and literary critic.
Helen Adam (December 2, 1909 in Glasgow, Scotland – September 19, 1993 in New York City) was a Scottish poet, collagist and photographer who was part of a literary movement contemporaneous to the Beat Generation that occurred in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s.
Helen Smith Bevington (1906–2001) was an American poet, prose author, and educator.
Helen Dunmore FRSL (12 December 1952 – 5 June 2017) was a British poet, novelist, and short story and children's writer.
Helen Hennessy Vendler (born April 30, 1933) is an American literary critic and is the A. Kingsley Porter University Professor at Harvard University.
Helen von Kolnitz Hyer (December 30, 1896 – November 14, 1983) was an American poet.
Helene Johnson (July 7, 1906 – July 6, 1995) was an African-American poet during the Harlem Renaissance.
Acharya Hemachandra was a Jain scholar, poet, and polymath who wrote on grammar, philosophy, prosody, and contemporary history.
Hendrik Adamson (– 7 March 1946) was an Estonian poet and teacher.
Henri Chopin (18 June 1922 – 3 January 2008) was an avant-garde poet and musician.
Henri Michaux (24 May 1899 – 19 October 1984) was a highly idiosyncratic Belgian-born poet, writer, and painter who wrote in French.
Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.
Henry Abbey (July 11, 1842 – June 7, 1911) was an American poet who is best remembered for the poem, "What do we plant when we plant a tree?" He is also known for "The Bedouin's Rebuke".
Henry Austin Dobson (18 January 1840 – 2 September 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.
Henry Carey (c. 26 August 1687 – 5 October 1743) was an English poet, dramatist and song-writer.
Henry Constable (1562 – 9 October 1613) was an English poet, known particularly for Diana, one of the first English sonnet sequences.
Henry David Thoreau (see name pronunciation; July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862) was an American essayist, poet, philosopher, abolitionist, naturalist, tax resister, development critic, surveyor, and historian.
Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his rich, earthy humour and satirical prowess, and as the author of the picaresque novel Tom Jones.
Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1516/1517 – 19 January 1547), KG, (courtesy title), an English nobleman, was one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry.
Henry King (1592 – 30 September 1669) was an English poet who served as Bishop of Chichester.
Henry Kirke White (21 March 1785 – 19 October 1806) was an English poet.
Henry Archibald Hertzberg Lawson (17 June 1867 – 2 September 1922) was an Australian writer and bush poet.
Henry Meyer (1840–1925) was a poet originally from Brush Valley, (Centre County), Pennsylvania.
Henry Neele (29 January 1798 – 7 February 1828) was an English poet and literary scholar, and a practising attorney.
Sir Henry John Newbolt, CH (6 June 1862 – 19 April 1938) was an English poet, novelist and historian.
Henry Reed (22 February 1914 – 8 December 1986) was a British poet, translator, radio dramatist, and journalist.
Henry Splawn Taylor (born June 21, 1942) is an American poet, author of more than 15 books of poems and winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Sir Henry Taylor (18 October 1800 – 27 March 1886) was an English dramatist and poet, official, and well-connected man of letters.
Henry Vaughan (17 April 1621 – 23 April 1695) was a Welsh metaphysical poet, author, translator and physician, who wrote in English.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882) was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline.
Herbert Dixon Asquith (11 March 1881 – 5 August 1947) was an English poet, novelist, and lawyer.
Sir Herbert Edward Read, DSO, MC (4 December 1893 – 12 June 1968) was an English art historian, poet, literary critic and philosopher, best known for numerous books on art, which included influential volumes on the role of art in education.
Herman George Scheffauer (born February 3, 1876, San Francisco, California – died October 7, 1927, Berlin) was a German-American poet, architect, writer, dramatist, journalist, and translator.
Herman Gorter (26 November 1864, Wormerveer – 15 September 1927, Sint-Joost-ten-Node, Brussels) was a Dutch poet and socialist.
Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period.
Hermann Karl Hesse (2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born poet, novelist, and painter.
The first column of the Herodas papyrus, showing ''Mimiamb'' 1. 1–15. Herodas (Greek: Ἡρώδας), or Herondas (the name is spelt differently in the few places where he is mentioned), was a Greek poet and the author of short humorous dramatic scenes in verse, probably written in Alexandria during the 3rd century BC.
Hesiod (or; Ἡσίοδος Hēsíodos) was a Greek poet generally thought by scholars to have been active between 750 and 650 BC, around the same time as Homer.
Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 187016 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian.
Hilda Hilst (April 21, 1930—February 4th, 2004) was a Brazilian poet, novelist, and playwright.
Hipponax (Ἱππῶναξ; gen.: Ἱππώνακτος), of Ephesus and later Clazomenae, was an Ancient Greek iambic poet who composed verses depicting the vulgar side of life in Ionian society in the sixth century BC.
was a Japanese avant-garde poet, art critic, and translator who was active during the Taishō period of Japan.
A historian is a person who studies and writes about the past, and is regarded as an authority on it.
Homer (Ὅμηρος, Hómēros) is the name ascribed by the ancient Greeks to the legendary author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, two epic poems that are the central works of ancient Greek literature.
Hone Tuwhare (21 October 1922 – 16 January 2008) was a noted New Zealand poet of Māori ancestry.
Honorius (Flavius Honorius Augustus; 9 September 384 – 15 August 423) was Western Roman Emperor from 393 to 423.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus (December 8, 65 BC – November 27, 8 BC), known in the English-speaking world as Horace, was the leading Roman lyric poet during the time of Augustus (also known as Octavian).
Horace Gregory (April 10, 1898 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin – March 11, 1982 in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts) was a prize-winning American poet, translator of classic poetry, literary critic and college professor.
Hovhannes Shiraz (Հովհաննես Շիրազ) (April 27, 1915 – March 14, 1984) was an Armenian poet.
Hovhannes Tumanyan (Հովհաննես Թումանյան, classical spelling: Յովհաննէս Թումանեան) (– March 23, 1923) was an Armenian poet, writer, translator, literary and public activist.
Howard Moss (January 22, 1922 – September 16, 1987) was an American poet, dramatist and critic.
Howard Nemerov (February 29, 1920 – July 5, 1991) was an American poet.
Hristo Botev (Христо Ботев, also transliterated as Hristo Botyov), born Hristo Botyov Petkov (Христо Ботьов Петков), was a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary.
Hristo Smirnenski (Христо Смирненски), born Hristo Izmirliev, (September 17, 1898, OS - June 18, 1923) was a Bulgarian poet and prose writer who joined the Communist party and whose works championed socialist ideals in a light-hearted and humane style.
Hristofor Žefarović (Христофор Жефарович, Христофор Жефаровић, Hristofor Zhefarovich) was an 18th-century painter, engraver, writer and poet and a notable proponent of early pan-South Slavism.
Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim (Hrotsvitha Gandeshemensis; c. 935 – after 973) was a 10th-century German secular canoness, dramatist and poetess who lived at Gandersheim Abbey (in modern-day Bad Gandersheim, Lower Saxony), established by the Ottonian dynasty.
Hugh Antoine d'Arcy (March 5, 1843 – November 11, 1925) was a French-born poet and writer and a pioneer executive in the American motion picture industry.
Christopher Murray Grieve (11 August 1892 – 9 September 1978), known by his pen name Hugh MacDiarmid, was a Scottish poet, journalist, essayist and political figure.
Hugh Seidman (born 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet.
Hugh Sykes Davies (19091984) was an English poet, novelist and communist who was one of a small group of 1930s British surrealists.
Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal (1 February 1874 – 15 July 1929) was an Austrian prodigy, a novelist, librettist, poet, dramatist, narrator, and essayist.
Huguenots (Les huguenots) are an ethnoreligious group of French Protestants who follow the Reformed tradition.
Huldrych Zwingli or Ulrich Zwingli (1 January 1484 – 11 October 1531) was a leader of the Reformation in Switzerland.
A hymnodist (or hymnist) is one who writes the text, music or both of hymns.
Iain Lom MacDonald (c. 1624–c. 1710) was a Scottish Gaelic poet.
Ian Hamilton Finlay, CBE (28 October 1925 – 27 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, writer, artist and gardener.
Ian McMillan (born 21 January 1956) is an English poet, journalist, playwright, and broadcaster.
Ibycus (Ἴβυκος; fl. 2nd half of 6th century BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet, a citizen of Rhegium in Magna Graecia, probably active at Samos during the reign of the tyrant Polycrates and numbered by the scholars of Hellenistic Alexandria in the canonical list of nine lyric poets.
Ignacy Krasicki (3 February 173514 March 1801), from 1766 Prince-Bishop of Warmia (in German, Ermland) and from 1795 Archbishop of Gniezno (thus, Primate of Poland), was Poland's leading Enlightenment poet"Ignacy Krasicki", Encyklopedia Polski (Encyclopedia of Poland), p. 325.
Ignazio Buttitta (19 September 1899 – 5 April 1997) was an Italian poet who wrote predominantly in Sicilian.
Igo Gruden (18 April 1893 – 29 November 1948) was a Slovene poet and translator.
was an eccentric, iconoclastic Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and poet.
An illuminated manuscript is a manuscript in which the text is supplemented with such decoration as initials, borders (marginalia) and miniature illustrations.
Ilmar Laaban, (11 December 1921, Tallinn, Estonia – 29 November 2000, Stockholm) was an Estonian poet and publicist.
Ilya Kaminsky (born April 18, 1977, in Odessa, Soviet Union, now Ukraine) is a hard-of-hearing Ukrainian-born Russian-Jewish-American poet, critic, translator and professor.
‘Alī ‘Imādu d-Dīn Nasīmī (Seyid Əli İmadəddin Nəsimi عمادالدین نسیمی, عمادالدین نسیمی), often known as Nesimi, (1369 – 1417 skinned alive in Aleppo) was a 14th-century Azerbaijani or Turkmen Ḥurūfī poet.
Imagism was a movement in early 20th-century Anglo-American poetry that favored precision of imagery and clear, sharp language.
Imtiaz Dharker (born 1954) is a Pakistan-born British poet, artist and documentary filmmaker.
"In Memoriam A.H.H." or simply "In Memoriam" is a poem by the British poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson, completed in 1849.
Indran Amirthanayagam is a Sri Lankan-American poet-diplomat, essayist and translator in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese and Haitian Creole.
Ingeborg Bachmann (25 June 1926 – 17 October 1973) was an Austrian poet and author.
The International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), known colloquially as the Hare Krishna movement or Hare Krishnas, is a Gaudiya Vaishnava Hindu religious organisation.
Ioulis or Ioulida (Ιουλίς, Ιουλίδα), locally called Khora (Χώρα) like the main towns of most Greek islands, and sometimes known by the island name of Kea or Keos (or earlier Zea), is the capital of the island of Kea in the Cyclades.
Iran (ایران), also known as Persia, officially the Islamic Republic of Iran (جمهوری اسلامی ایران), is a sovereign state in Western Asia. With over 81 million inhabitants, Iran is the world's 18th-most-populous country. Comprising a land area of, it is the second-largest country in the Middle East and the 17th-largest in the world. Iran is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and the Republic of Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Turkmenistan, to the east by Afghanistan and Pakistan, to the south by the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, and to the west by Turkey and Iraq. The country's central location in Eurasia and Western Asia, and its proximity to the Strait of Hormuz, give it geostrategic importance. Tehran is the country's capital and largest city, as well as its leading economic and cultural center. Iran is home to one of the world's oldest civilizations, beginning with the formation of the Elamite kingdoms in the fourth millennium BCE. It was first unified by the Iranian Medes in the seventh century BCE, reaching its greatest territorial size in the sixth century BCE, when Cyrus the Great founded the Achaemenid Empire, which stretched from Eastern Europe to the Indus Valley, becoming one of the largest empires in history. The Iranian realm fell to Alexander the Great in the fourth century BCE and was divided into several Hellenistic states. An Iranian rebellion culminated in the establishment of the Parthian Empire, which was succeeded in the third century CE by the Sasanian Empire, a leading world power for the next four centuries. Arab Muslims conquered the empire in the seventh century CE, displacing the indigenous faiths of Zoroastrianism and Manichaeism with Islam. Iran made major contributions to the Islamic Golden Age that followed, producing many influential figures in art and science. After two centuries, a period of various native Muslim dynasties began, which were later conquered by the Turks and the Mongols. The rise of the Safavids in the 15th century led to the reestablishment of a unified Iranian state and national identity, with the country's conversion to Shia Islam marking a turning point in Iranian and Muslim history. Under Nader Shah, Iran was one of the most powerful states in the 18th century, though by the 19th century, a series of conflicts with the Russian Empire led to significant territorial losses. Popular unrest led to the establishment of a constitutional monarchy and the country's first legislature. A 1953 coup instigated by the United Kingdom and the United States resulted in greater autocracy and growing anti-Western resentment. Subsequent unrest against foreign influence and political repression led to the 1979 Revolution and the establishment of an Islamic republic, a political system that includes elements of a parliamentary democracy vetted and supervised by a theocracy governed by an autocratic "Supreme Leader". During the 1980s, the country was engaged in a war with Iraq, which lasted for almost nine years and resulted in a high number of casualties and economic losses for both sides. According to international reports, Iran's human rights record is exceptionally poor. The regime in Iran is undemocratic, and has frequently persecuted and arrested critics of the government and its Supreme Leader. Women's rights in Iran are described as seriously inadequate, and children's rights have been severely violated, with more child offenders being executed in Iran than in any other country in the world. Since the 2000s, Iran's controversial nuclear program has raised concerns, which is part of the basis of the international sanctions against the country. The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, an agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1, was created on 14 July 2015, aimed to loosen the nuclear sanctions in exchange for Iran's restriction in producing enriched uranium. Iran is a founding member of the UN, ECO, NAM, OIC, and OPEC. It is a major regional and middle power, and its large reserves of fossil fuels – which include the world's largest natural gas supply and the fourth-largest proven oil reserves – exert considerable influence in international energy security and the world economy. The country's rich cultural legacy is reflected in part by its 22 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the third-largest number in Asia and eleventh-largest in the world. Iran is a multicultural country comprising numerous ethnic and linguistic groups, the largest being Persians (61%), Azeris (16%), Kurds (10%), and Lurs (6%).
The Irish language (Gaeilge), also referred to as the Gaelic or the Irish Gaelic language, is a Goidelic language (Gaelic) of the Indo-European language family originating in Ireland and historically spoken by the Irish people.
Isaac Rosenberg (25 November 1890 – 1 April 1918) was an English poet and artist.
Isaac Watts (17 July 1674 – 25 November 1748) was an English Christian minister (Congregational), hymn writer, theologian, and logician.
Isabella Kelly, née Fordyce, also Isabella Hedgeland (born at Cairnburgh Castle in the Scottish Highlands and baptised on 4 May 1759 – died on 25 June 1857 in London) was a Scottish novelist and poet.
Isabella Whitney (born 1545?; fl. 1566–1573) was arguably the first female poet and professional woman writer in England.
Ishmael Scott Reed (born February 22, 1938) is an American poet, novelist, essayist, songwriter, playwright, editor and publisher, who is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture.
Israel, officially the State of Israel, is a country in the Middle East, on the southeastern shore of the Mediterranean Sea and the northern shore of the Red Sea.
The Italians (Italiani) are a Latin European ethnic group and nation native to the Italian peninsula.
Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (or; a; – 8 November 1953) was the first Russian writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Ivan Cankar (10 May 1876 – 11 December 1918) was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist.
Ivan Franov Gundulić (also Gianfrancesco Gondola; 8 January 1589 – 8 December 1638; Nickname: Mačica), better known today as Ivan Gundulić, was the most prominent Croatian Baroque poet from the Republic of Ragusa.
Ivan V. Lalić (June 8, 1931 – July 28, 1996) was a Serbian/Yugoslav poet with a reputation as one of the leading European poets of his time.
Ivan Minchov Vazov (Иван Минчов Вазов) (June 27, 1850 OS – September 22, 1921) was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright, often referred to as "the Patriarch of Bulgarian literature".
Ivor Cutler (15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist.
Ivor Bertie Gurney (28 August 1890 – 26 December 1937) was an English poet and composer, particularly of songs.
James Brown (J. B. Selkirk) (1832 – 25 December 1904) was a Scottish poet and essayist.
Jeremy Halvard Prynne (born 24 June 1936) is a British poet closely associated with the British Poetry Revival.
James King Annand MBE (2 February 1908 – 8 June 1993) was a Scottish poet best known for his children's poems.
James Vincent Cunningham (August 23, 1911 – March 30, 1985) was an American poet, literary critic and teacher.
Jaan Kaplinski (born 22 January 1941 in Tartu) is an Estonian poet, philosopher, and culture critic.
Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló (May 17, 1845 – June 10, 1902) was a catalan writer, regarded as one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature and a prominent literary figure of the Renaixença, a cultural revival movement of the late Romantic era.
Reginald John Clemo (Jack Clemo) (11 March 1916 – 25 July 1994) was a British poet and writer who was strongly associated both with his native Cornwall and his strong Christian belief.
Jack Gilbert (February 18, 1925 – November 13, 2012) was an American poet.
Jack Kerouac (born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac); March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969) was an American novelist and poet of French-Canadian descent.
The Jacobean era refers to the period in English and Scottish history that coincides with the reign of James VI of Scotland (1567–1625), who also inherited the crown of England in 1603 as James I. The Jacobean era succeeds the Elizabethan era and precedes the Caroline era, and is often used for the distinctive styles of Jacobean architecture, visual arts, decorative arts, and literature which characterized that period.
Jacobus Revius (born Jakob Reefsen; November 1586 – 15 November 1658) was a Dutch poet, Calvinist theologian and church historian.
Jacopo Sannazaro (28 July 1458 – 6 August 1530) was an Italian poet, humanist and epigrammist from Naples.
Jacques Prévert (4 February 190011 April 1977) was a French poet and screenwriter.
Jaime Sabines Gutiérrez (March 25, 1926 – March 19, 1999) was a Mexican contemporary poet.
Jainism, traditionally known as Jain Dharma, is an ancient Indian religion.
Jamal Jumá, born in Baghdad, is an Iraqi poet and writer.
James Rufus Agee (November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was an American novelist, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic.
James Alexander Allan (10 May 1879 – 22 January 1967) was an Australian poet and local historian.
James LaRue Avery (November 27, 1945 – December 31, 2013) was an American actor, voice over artist and poet.
James Berry, OBE, Hon FRSL (28 September 1924 – 20 June 2017), was a black Jamaican poet who settled in England in the 1940s.
James Clarence Mangan, born James Mangan (Séamus Ó Mangáin; 1 May 1803, Dublin – 20 June 1849), was an Irish poet.
James Deahl (born 1945) is a Canadian poet and publisher.
James Lafayette Dickey (February 2, 1923 – January 19, 1997) was an American poet and novelist.
James Martin Fenton FRSL FRSA (born 25 April 1949, Lincoln) is an English poet, journalist and literary critic.
James Fenton (born 5 June 1931) is a linguist and poet who writes in Ulster Scots.
James Galvin (born 1951 in Chicago).
James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose (1612 – 21 May 1650) was a Scottish nobleman, poet and soldier, who initially joined the Covenanters in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms, but subsequently supported King Charles I as the English Civil War developed.
James Hogg (1770 – 21 November 1835) was a Scottish poet, novelist and essayist who wrote in both Scots and English.
James I (late July 139421 February 1437), the youngest of three sons, was born in Dunfermline Abbey to King Robert III and his wife Annabella Drummond.
James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, and poet.
James Keir Baxter (29 June 1926 – 22 October 1972) was a poet, and is a celebrated figure in New Zealand society.
James L. McMichael (born 1939) is an American poet and educator.
James L. White (March 26, 1936July 13, 1981) was an American poet, editor and teacher.
James Larkin Pearson (September 13, 1879 – August 27, 1981) was a poet and newspaper publisher.
James Laughlin (October 30, 1914 – November 12, 1997) was an American poet and literary book publisher who founded New Directions Publishing.
James Macpherson (Gaelic: Seumas MacMhuirich or Seumas Mac a' Phearsain; 27 October 1736 – 17 February 1796) was a Scottish writer, poet, literary collector and politician, known as the "translator" of the Ossian cycle of epic poems.
James Phillip McAuley (12 October 1917 – 15 October 1976) was an Australian academic, poet, journalist, literary critic and a prominent convert to Roman Catholicism.
James McIntyre (baptised 25 May 1828 – 31 March 1906), called The Cheese Poet, was a Canadian poet.
For the South Carolina politician see James Merrill (politician) James Ingram Merrill (March 3, 1926 – February 6, 1995) was an American poet.
James Crerar Reaney, (September 1, 1926 – June 11, 2008) was a Canadian poet, playwright, librettist, and professor, "whose works transform small-town Ontario life into the realm of dream and symbol." Reaney won Canada's highest literary award, the Governor General's Award, three times and received the Governor General's Award for Poetry or Drama for both his poetry and his drama.
John Morris Reeves (1 July 1909 – 1 May 1978) was a British writer known as James Reeves principally known for his poetry, plays and contributions to children's literature and the literature of collected traditional songs.
James Reiss (July 11, 1941 – December 2, 2016) was an American poet and novelist.
James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat.
James Marcus Schuyler (November 9, 1923 – April 12, 1991) was an American poet.
James Shirley (or Sherley) (September 1596 – October 1666) was an English dramatist.
James Still (July 16, 1906 – April 28, 2001) was an American poet, novelist and folklorist.
James Stout Angus (20 September 1830 - 26 December 1923) was a writer from Shetland, Scotland.
James Vincent Tate (December 8, 1943 – July 8, 2015) was an American poet.
James Thomson (c. 11 September 1700 – 27 August 1748) was a British poet and playwright, known for his poems The Seasons and The Castle of Indolence, and for the lyrics of "Rule, Britannia!".
James Thomson (23 November 1834 – 3 June 1882), who wrote under the pseudonym Bysshe Vanolis, was a Scottish Victorian-era poet famous primarily for the long poem The City of Dreadful Night (1874), an expression of bleak pessimism in a dehumanized, uncaring urban environment.
James VI and I (James Charles Stuart; 19 June 1566 – 27 March 1625) was King of Scotland as James VI from 24 July 1567 and King of England and Ireland as James I from the union of the Scottish and English crowns on 24 March 1603 until his death in 1625.
James Weldon Johnson (June 17, 1871June 26, 1938) was an American author, educator, lawyer, diplomat, songwriter, and civil rights activist.
James Whitcomb Riley (October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916) was an American writer, poet, and best-selling author.
James Arlington Wright (December 13, 1927 – March 25, 1980) was an American poet.
Jan Beatty is an American poet.
Jan Remco Theodoor Campert (Spijkenisse, August 15, 1902 – January 12, 1943) was a journalist, theater critic and writer who lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Jan Kochanowski (1530 – 22 August 1584) was a Polish Renaissance poet who established poetic patterns that would become integral to the Polish literary language.
Jan Lauwereyns (born 13 May 1969), full name Johan Marc José Lauwereyns, is a writer and scientist.
Leszek Józef Serafinowicz (pen name: Jan Lechoń; March 13, 1899 in Warsaw, Congress Poland, Russian Empire – June 8, 1956 in New York City) was a Polish poet, literary and theater critic, diplomat, and co-founder of the Skamander literary movement and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America.
Jan Nepomuk Neruda (Czech: ˈjan ˈnɛpomuk ˈnɛruda; 9 July 1834 – 22 August 1891) was a Czech journalist, writer, poet, art critic, one of the most prominent representatives of Czech Realism and a member of the "May School".
Jan Nisar Akhtar (جاں نِثار اختر; 18 February 1914 – 19 August 1976) was an important 20th century Indian poet of Urdu ghazals and nazms, and a part of the Progressive Writers' Movement, who was also a lyricist for Bollywood.
Jan Theuninck (born 7 June 1954) is a Belgian painter and poet.
Jan Jakub Twardowski (June 1, 1915 – January 18, 2006) was a Polish poet and Catholic priest.
Jane Draycott is a British poet.
Jane Griffiths (born 1970) is a British poet and literary historian.
Jane Hirshfield (born 24 February 1953) is an American poet, essayist, and translator.
Jane Kenyon (May 23, 1947 – April 22, 1995) was an American poet and translator.
Jane Miller is an American poet.
Jane Taylor (23 September 178313 April 1824) was an English poet and novelist.
Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (née Elgee; 27 December 1821 – 3 February 1896) was an Irish poet under the pen name "Speranza" and supporter of the nationalist movement.
Nene Janet Paterson Clutha (28 August 1924 – 29 January 2004) was a New Zealand author who published under the name Janet Frame.
Jared Carter is an American poet and editor.
Jarkko Laine (17 March 1947 – 19 August 2006) was a Finnish poet and a writer of prose and plays.
Jaroslav Seifert (23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize–winning Czechoslovak writer, poet and journalist.
Javed Akhtar (born 17 January 1945) is an Indian poet, lyricist and screenwriter.
Jay Wright (born May 25, 1935) is an African-American poet, playwright, and essayist.
Jayne Cortez (May 10, 1934 – December 28, 2012) was an African-American poet, activist, small press publisher and spoken-word performance artist whose voice is celebrated for its political, surrealistic and dynamic innovations in lyricism and visceral sound.
János Batsányi (May 9, 1763 in Tapolca – May 12, 1845 in Linz) was a Hungarian poet.
was a Japanese poet active in the late Taishō period and for the first few years of the Shōwa period, who focused on modern religious themes.
Jean Arp or Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French sculptor, painter, poet, and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.
Jean Bodel (c. 1165 – c. 1210), was an Old French poet who wrote a number of chansons de geste as well as many fabliaux.
Jean Chapelain (4 December 1595 – 22 February 1674) was a French poet and critic during the Grand Siècle, best known for his role as an organizer and founding member of the Académie française.
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau (5 July 1889 – 11 October 1963) was a French poet, writer, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker.
Jean Daurat (Occitan: Joan Dorat; Latin: Auratus) (3 April 15081 November 1588) was a French poet, scholar and a member of a group known as The Pléiade.
Jean de La Fontaine (8 July 162113 April 1695) was a French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century.
Jean de Meun (or de Meung) was a French author best known for his continuation of the Roman de la Rose.
Jean Follain (29 August 1903 – 10 March 1971) was a French author, poet and corporate lawyer.
Jean Froissart (Old French, Middle French Jehan, –) was a French-speaking medieval author and court historian from the Low Countries, who wrote several works, including Chronicles and Meliador, a long Arthurian romance, and a large body of poetry, both short lyrical forms, as well as longer narrative poems.
Jean Garrigue (December 8, 1912, Evansville, Indiana – December 27, 1972, Boston, Massachusetts) was an honored, widely read, and imitated poet during her lifetime.
Jean Louis De Esque was an author and poet.
Jean Racine, baptismal name Jean-Baptiste Racine (22 December 163921 April 1699), was a French dramatist, one of the three great playwrights of 17th-century France (along with Molière and Corneille), and an important literary figure in the Western tradition.
Jean Toomer (born Nathan Pinchback Toomer, December 26, 1894 – March 30, 1967) was an African American poet and novelist commonly associated with the Harlem Renaissance, though he actively resisted the association, and modernism.
Jean-Pierre Vallotton (born 1955 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a French-speaking Swiss poet, writer and artist.
Jeff Unaegbu (born Elochukwu Jephthah Unaegbu on October 1, 1979) is a Nigerian writer, actor, artist and documentary film maker, the author of eight books.
Jeffrey Sean Daniels is a Chicago-raised African-American poet, artist, and professor at Harold Washington College.
Jennifer K Dick, (born 1970) is an American poet, translator and educator/scholar born in Minnesota, raised in Iowa and currently living in Mulhouse, France.
Jennifer Michael Hecht (born November 23, 1965) is a teacher, author, poet, historian, and philosopher.
Jenny Joseph (7 May 1932 – 8 January 2018) was an English poet.
Jerry Estrin (May 6, 1947 – June 22, 1993) was a U.S. poet and magazine editor born in Los Angeles, California.
Jerusalem Delivered (La Gerusalemme liberata) is an epic poem by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso, first published in 1581, that tells a largely mythified version of the First Crusade in which Christian knights, led by Godfrey of Bouillon, battle Muslims in order to take Jerusalem.
Jesse Ball (born June 7, 1978) is an American novelist and poet.
Jesse Hilton Stuart (August 8, 1906 – February 17, 1984) was an American writer, school teacher, and school administrator who is known for his short stories, poetry, and novels as well as non-fiction autobiographical works set in central Appalachia.
Jews (יְהוּדִים ISO 259-3, Israeli pronunciation) or Jewish people are an ethnoreligious group and a nation, originating from the Israelites Israelite origins and kingdom: "The first act in the long drama of Jewish history is the age of the Israelites""The people of the Kingdom of Israel and the ethnic and religious group known as the Jewish people that descended from them have been subjected to a number of forced migrations in their history" and Hebrews of the Ancient Near East.
Jia Dao (779–843), courtesy name Langxian (浪仙), was a Chinese poet active during the Tang dynasty.
Jibanananda Das (জীবনানন্দ দাশ) (17 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist.
Jill Alexander Essbaum (born 1971 in Bay City, Texas, United States) is an American poet, writer, and professor.
Jim Bennett (born 1951 in Liverpool) is a British poet.
James Dennis Carroll (August 1, 1949 – September 11, 2009) was an American author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician.
James Harrison (December 11, 1937 – March 26, 2016) was an American writer known for his poetry, fiction, reviews, essays about the outdoors, and writings about food.
James Michael Kacian (born July 26, 1953) is an American haiku poet, editor, publisher, and public speaker.
James Douglas Morrison (December 8, 1943 – July 3, 1971) was an American singer-songwriter and poet, best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors.
Jimmy Santiago Baca (born January 2, 1952 in Santa Fe, New Mexico) is an American poet and writer of Apache and Chicano descent.
Jo Shapcott FRSL (born 24 March 1953, London) is an English poet, editor and lecturer who has won the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Costa Book of the Year Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award.
Joachim du Bellay (also Joachim Du Bellay;; c. 1522 – 1 January 1560) was a French poet, critic, and a member of the Pléiade.
Joan Adeney Easdale (23 January 1913 – 10 June 1998) was an English poet from Sevenoaks, Kent, whose father, Robert Carse Easdalem left her mother, Gladys Ellen Easdale née Adeney, during the First World War.
Joan Brossa (1919–1998) was a Spanish poet, playwright, graphic designer and visual artist.
Joan Houlihan is an American poet.
Joan Murray (born August 6, 1945) is an American poet, writer, playwright and editor.
Joan Ure was the pen name of Elizabeth Thoms Clark (22 June 1918 – 1978), a Scottish poet and playwright.
Joana Vaz (–after 1570) was a Renaissance humanist and poet in the court of Catherine of Austria, Queen of Portugal.
Joanna Baillie (11 September 176223 February 1851) was a Scottish poet and dramatist, known for works including Plays on the Passions (three volumes, 1798-1812) and Fugitive Verses (1840).
Cincinnatus Heine Miller (September 8, 1837 – February 17, 1913), better known by his pen name Joaquin Miller, was an American poet and frontiersman.
Jody Azzouni (born Jawad Azzouni; born 1954) is an American philosopher.
Joe Corrie (1894–1968) was a Scottish miner, poet and playwright best known for his radical, working class plays.
Joseph "Joe" Dolce (originally; born March 19, 1947 in Painesville, Ohio) is an American-Australian singer/songwriter, poet and essayist who achieved international recognition with his multi-million-selling song, "Shaddap You Face", released under the name of his one-man show, Joe Dolce Music Theatre, worldwide, in 1980–1981.
Johan Andreas Dèr Mouw (24 July 1863 – 8 July 1919) was a Dutch poet and philosopher.
Johan Herman Wessel (6 October 1742 – 29 December 1785) was an 18th-century Danish-Norwegian poet, satirist and playwright.
Johan Ludvig Runeberg (5 February 1804 – 6 May 1877) was a Finno-Swedish lyric and epic poet.
Johann Gottfried (after 1802, von) Herder (25 August 174418 December 1803) was a German philosopher, theologian, poet, and literary critic.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832) was a German writer and statesman.
Johannes Anyuru (born 23 March 1979) is a Swedish poet and author.
Johannes Secundus (also Janus Secundus) (15 November 1511 – 25 September 1536) was a New Latin poet of Dutch nationality.
John Adams (1704 – January 1740) was an American poet.
John Agard (born 21 June 1949 in British Guiana) is an Afro-Guyanese playwright, poet and children's writer, now living in Britain.
John Lawrence Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) was an American poet.
John B. Balaban (born December 2, 1943)Baughman, Ronald.
John Barbour (c.1320 – 13 March 1395) was a Scottish poet and the first major named literary figure to write in Scots.
John Allyn McAlpin Berryman (born John Allyn Smith, Jr.; October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972) was an American poet and scholar, born in McAlester, Oklahoma.
Sir John Betjeman (28 August 190619 May 1984) was an English poet, writer, and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".
John Burnside (born 19 March 1955) is a Scottish writer, born in Dunfermline.
John Ceiriog Hughes (25 September 1832 – 23 April 1887), was a Welsh poet and a well-known collector of Welsh folk tunes.
John Chalkhill (fl. 1600?) was an English poet.
John Anthony Ciardi (June 24, 1916 – March 30, 1986) was an Italian-American poet, translator, and etymologist.
John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who became known for his celebrations of the English countryside and sorrows at its disruption.
John Crowe Ransom (April 30, 1888 – July 3, 1974) was an American educator, scholar, literary critic, poet, essayist and editor.
John Davidson (11 April 1857 – 23 March 1909) was a Scottish poet, playwright and novelist, best known for his ballads.
Sir John Davies (16 April 1569 (baptised)8 December 1626) was an English poet, lawyer, and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1597 and 1621.
Sir John Denham FRS (1614 or 1615 – 19 March 1669) was an Anglo-Irish poet and courtier.
John Donne (22 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet and cleric in the Church of England.
John Drinkwater (1 June 1882 – 25 March 1937) was an English poet and dramatist.
John Dryden (–) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made England's first Poet Laureate in 1668.
John F. Deane (born 1943 on Achill Island) is an Irish poet and novelist.
John Patrick Farrell (22 May 1968 – 4 November 2010) was an American poet and composer.
John Fletcher (1579–1625) was a Jacobean playwright.
John Forbes (1 September 1950 – 23 January 1998) was an Australian poet.
John Ford (1586c. 1639) was an English playwright and poet of the Jacobean and Caroline eras born in Ilsington in Devon, England.
John Fuller FRSL (born 1 January 1937) is an English poet and author, and Fellow Emeritus at Magdalen College, Oxford.
John Gambril (Francis) Nicholson (6 October 1866 – 1 July 1931) was an English school teacher, Uranian poet, and an amateur photographer.
John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club.
John Gillespie Magee Jr. (9 June 1922 – 11 December 1941) was a World War 2 Anglo-American Royal Canadian Air Force fighter pilot and poet, who wrote the poem High Flight.
John Gould Fletcher (January 3, 1886 – May 10, 1950) was an Imagist poet (the first Southern poet to win the Pulitzer Prize), author and authority on modern painting.
John Gower (c. 1330 – October 1408) was an English poet, a contemporary of William Langland and the Pearl Poet, and a personal friend of Geoffrey Chaucer.
John Greenleaf Whittier (December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892) was an American Quaker poet and advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.
John Meade Haines (June 29, 1924 – March 2, 2011) was an American poet and educator who had served as the poet laureate of Alaska.
John Francis Alexander Heath-Stubbs OBE (9 July 1918 – 26 December 2006) was an English poet and translator, known for verse influenced by classical myths, and for the long Arthurian poem Artorius (1972).
John Richard Hegley (born 1 October 1953) is an English performance poet, comedian, musician and songwriter.
John Henry Newman, (21 February 1801 – 11 August 1890) was a poet and theologian, first an Anglican priest and later a Catholic priest and cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century.
John Harold Hewitt (28 October 1907 – 22 June 1987), who was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, was the most significant Belfast poet to emerge before the 1960s generation of Northern Irish poets that included Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon and Michael Longley.
John Hollander (October 28, 1929 – August 17, 2013) was an American poet and literary critic.
John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English Romantic poet.
John Kinsella (born 1963) is an Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor.
John Leonard (born 1965) is an Australian poet.
John Lydgate of Bury (c. 1370 – c. 1451) was a monk and poet, born in Lidgate, near Haverhill, Suffolk, England.
John Lyly (Lilly or Lylie;; c. 1553 or 1554 – November 1606) was an English writer, poet, dramatist, and courtier, best known during his lifetime for his books Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and Euphues and His England (1580), and perhaps best remembered now for his plays.
John Milo "Mike" Ford (April 10, 1957 – September 25, 2006) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer, and poet.
John Marston (baptised 7 October 1576 – 25 June 1634) was an English poet, playwright and satirist during the late Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.
John Edward Masefield (1 June 1878 – 12 May 1967) English poet and writer, was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1930.
Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (November 30, 1872 – January 28, 1918) was a Canadian poet, physician, author, artist and soldier during World War I, and a surgeon during the Second Battle of Ypres, in Belgium.
Edmund John Millington Synge (16 April 1871 – 24 March 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore.
John Milton (9 December 16088 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell.
John Montague (28 February 1929 − 10 December 2016) was an Irish poet.
John Morgan (also known as John Morgan Matchin or John Morgan of Matchin) (7 February 1688 – 28 February 1733 or 1734) was a Welsh clergyman, scholar and poet.
John Gneisenau Neihardt (January 8, 1881 – November 24, 1973) was an American writer and poet, amateur historian and ethnographer.
John of the Cross (San Juan de la Cruz; 1542 – 14 December 1591) was a major figure of the Counter-Reformation, a Spanish mystic, a Roman Catholic saint, a Carmelite friar and a priest, who was born at Fontiveros, Old Castile.
John Pomfret (1667–1702) was an English poet and clergyman.
John Reuben Thompson (October 23, 1823 – April 30, 1873) was an American poet, journalist, editor and publisher.
John Riley (1937–1978) was a poet who was associated with the British Poetry Revival.
John Skelton, also known as John Shelton (c. 1463 – 21 June 1529), possibly born in Diss, Norfolk, was an English poet and tutor to King Henry VIII of England.
Sir John Suckling (10 February 1609 – after May 1641) was an English poet and a prominent figure among those renowned for careless gaiety and wit, the accomplishments of a Cavalier poet.
John Thompson (17 Mar 1938 – 26 Apr 1976) was an English-born, Canadian poet, translator and university professor.
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.
John William Sexton (born 1958) is an Irish poet, short-story writer, radio script-writer and children's novelist.
John Barrington Wain CBE (14 March 1925 – 24 May 1994) was an English poet, novelist, and critic, associated with the literary group known as "The Movement".
John Byrne Leicester Warren, 3rd Baron de Tabley (26 April 1835 – 22 November 1895) was an English poet, numismatist, botanist and an authority on bookplates.
John Webster (c. 1580 – c. 1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage.
John Joseph Wieners (January 6, 1934 – March 1, 2002) was an American poet.
John Lawton Wilkinson (born 1953) is a contemporary English poet.
John Wilmot (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680) was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II's Restoration court.
Jon Davis is an American poet.
Jon Silkin (2 December 1930 – 25 November 1997) was a British poet.
Jon (Howie) Stallworthy (18 January 1935 – 19 November 2014) FBA FRSL was Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Oxford.
Jonathan Aaron is an American poet.
Jonathan Swift (30 November 1667 – 19 October 1745) was an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer (first for the Whigs, then for the Tories), poet and cleric who became Dean of St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin.
Jonathan Williams (March 8, 1929 – March 16, 2008) was an American poet, publisher, essayist, and photographer.
Joost van den Vondel (17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch poet, writer and playwright.
Jorge Guillén y Álvarez (18 January 18936 February 1984) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27, as well as a university teacher, scholar and literary critic.
Jorge Francisco Isidoro Luis Borges Acevedo (24 August 1899 – 14 June 1986) was an Argentine short-story writer, essayist, poet and translator, and a key figure in Spanish-language literature.
Jorie Graham (born May 9, 1950) is an American poet.
Jose Garcia Villa (August 5, 1908 – February 7, 1997) was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter.
José Lezama Lima (December 19, 1910 – August 9, 1976) was a Cuban writer and poet who is considered one of the most influential figures in Latin American literature.
José Luis Rodríguez Pittí is a contemporary writer, videoartist and documentary photographer.
José Julián Martí Pérez (January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895) was a Cuban National Hero and an important figure in Latin American literature.
Josef Stefan (Jožef Štefan; 24 March 1835 – 7 January 1893) was an ethnic Carinthian Slovene physicist, mathematician, and poet of the Austrian Empire.
Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright, and politician.
Joseph Auslander (October 11, 1897 – June 22, 1965) was an American poet, anthologist, translator of poems, and novelist.
Joseph Bathanti (born July 20, 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American poet, novelist and professor.
Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky (Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский; 24 May 1940 – 28 January 1996) was a Russian and American poet and essayist.
Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (10 March 1788 – 26 November 1857) was a Prussian poet, novelist, playwright, literary critic, translator, and anthologist.
Joseph Morris Bachelor also known as Joseph Morris (May 17, 1887 near Sharonville, Ohio – December 5, 1947 in Hamilton, Ohio) was an American author, poet, editor and educator.
Joseph Payne Brennan (December 20, 1918 – January 28, 1990) was an American writer of fantasy and horror fiction, and also a poet.
Joseph Stroud, (born 1943, Glendale, California) is an American poet.
Photo of Josephine D. Heard.jpg Josephine Delphine Henderson Heard (1861 – c. 1921) was born the daughter of two enslaved parents in Salisbury, North Carolina.
Josephine Louise Miles (June 11, 1911 – May 12, 1985) was an American poet and literary critic; the first woman tenured in the English Department at the University of California, Berkeley.
Joshua Beckman is an American poet.
Josip Murn, also known under the pseudonym Aleksandrov (4 March 1879 – 18 June 1901) was a Slovene symbolist poet.
Josuah Sylvester (1563 – 28 September 1618) was an English poet.
Jovan Ćirilov (30 August 1931 – 16 November 2014) was a Serbian theater expert, philosopher, writer, theatre selector, poet, and significant contributor to Serbian culture.
Jovan Dučić (Јован Дучић,; 17 February 1871 – 7 April 1943) was a Bosnian Serb poet, writer and diplomat.
Jovan "Jova" Jovanović (Јован Јовановић Змај, pronounced; 24 November 1833 – 1 June 1904), also known as Jovan Jovanović Zmaj or Zmaj, was one of the best-known Serbian poets.
Jovan Sundečić (Serbian Cyrillic: Јован Сундечић) (24 June 1825 – 1900), was a Serbian poet from Livno, Bosnia and Herzegovina, priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church and a secretary of Prince Nikola I of Montenegro.
Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan (Macedonian: Јовица Тасевски - Етернијан, pronounced; born 25 July 1976, Skopje) is a Macedonian poet, essayist and literary critic.
Joyce Kilmer (born as Alfred Joyce Kilmer; December 6, 1886 – July 30, 1918) was an American writer and poet mainly remembered for a short poem titled "Trees" (1913), which was published in the collection Trees and Other Poems in 1914.
Juan de Dios Filiberto (8 March 1885 11 November 1964) was an Argentine violinist, conductor, poet and composer who became prominent in the Argentine tango genre.
Juan Gelman (3 May 1930 – 14 January 2014) was an Argentine poet.
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, O.S.H. (English: Sister Joan Agnes of the Cross; 12 November 1648 – 17 April 1695), was a self-taught scholar and student of scientific thought, philosopher, composer, and poet of the Baroque school, and Hieronymite nun of New Spain, known in her lifetime as "The Tenth Muse", "The Phoenix of America", or the "Mexican Phoenix".
Judith Ortiz Cofer (February 24, 1952 – December 30, 2016) was a Puerto Rican American author.
Judith Grace Pordon (born 1954) is an American poet, writer, and poetry editor.
Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 191525 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights.
Jules Laforgue (16 August 1860 – 20 August 1887) was a Franco-Uruguayan poet, often referred to as a Symbolist poet.
Julia Alvarez (born March 27, 1950) is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist.
Julia Mae Spicher Kasdorf (born December 6, 1962) is an American poet.
Julia Kristina Nyberg (née Svärdström; 17 November 1784 – 16 April 1854), was a Swedish poet and songwriter.
Julian Turner (born 1955) is a British poet and mental health worker.
Julian Tuwim (September 13, 1894 – December 27, 1953), known also under the pseudonym "Oldlen" as a lyricist,.
Julio Baghy (13 January 1891, Szeged – 18 March 1967, Budapest; in Hungarian Baghy Gyula) was a Hungarian actor and one of the leading authors of the Esperanto movement.
Juliusz Słowacki (23 August 1809 – 3 April 1849) was a Polish Romantic poet.
Jumoke Verissimo (born 26 December 1979 in Lagos) is a Nigerian poet and writer.
June Millicent Jordan (July 9, 1936 – June 14, 2002) was a Caribbean-American poet, essayist, teacher, and activist.
Decimus Iunius Iuvenalis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late first and early second century AD.
Kabir (कबीर, IAST: Kabīr) was a 15th-century Indian mystic poet and saint, whose writings influenced Hinduism's Bhakti movement and his verses are found in Sikhism's scripture Guru Granth Sahib.
Khalil Gibran (sometimes spelled Kahlil; full Arabic name Gibran Khalil Gibran (جبران خليل جبران / ALA-LC: Jubrān Khalīl Jubrān or Jibrān Khalīl Jibrān) (January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was a Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist. Gibran was born in the town of Bsharri in the Mount Lebanon Mutasarrifate, Ottoman Empire (modern day Lebanon), to Khalil Gibran and Kamila Gibran (Rahmeh). As a young man Gibran emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero., BBC News, May 12, 2012, Retrieved May 12, 2012. A member of the New York Pen League, he is chiefly known in the English-speaking world for his 1923 book The Prophet, an early example of inspirational fiction including a series of philosophical essays written in poetic English prose. The book sold well despite a cool critical reception, gaining popularity in the 1930s and again especially in the 1960s counterculture.Acocella, Joan (January 7, 2008).. The New Yorker. Retrieved March 9, 2009. Gibran is the third best-selling poet of all time, behind Shakespeare and Laozi.
Edward Kamau Brathwaite (born 11 May 1930) is a Barbadian poet and academic, widely considered one of the major voices in the Caribbean literary canon.
Kambar (Kamban in casual address) (c. 1180, Therazhundur, Nagapattinam district, India – 1250) was a medieval Tamil poet and the author of the Ramavataram, popularly known as Kambaramayanam, the Tamil version of the epic Ramayana.
Karen Swenson (born July 29, 1936 New York City) is an American poet and journalist.
Karina Galvez (born July 7, 1964) is an Ecuadorian American poet.
Karl Friedrich May (also Carl; 25 February 1842 – 30 March 1912) was a German writer best known for his adventure novels set in the American Old West.
Karl Jay Shapiro (November 10, 1913 – May 14, 2000) was an American poet.
Kate Clanchy (born 1965 Glasgow, Scotland) is a Scottish poet, freelance writer and teacher.
Katherine or Catherine Philips (1 January 1631/2 – 22 June 1664), also known as Orinda, was an Anglo-Welsh poet, translator, and woman of letters.
Kathleen Peirce (born 1956 Moline, Illinois) is an American poet.
Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003) was a British poet, critic and scholar, writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor.
Kathryn Stripling Byer (November 25, 1944 – June 5, 2017), also called Kay Byer, was an American poet and teacher.
Kathy Acker (April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive feminist writer.
Kay Boyle (February 19, 1902 – December 27, 1992) was an American novelist, short story writer, educator, and political activist.
Kazi Nazrul Islam (কাজী নজরুল ইসলাম,; 24 May 189929 August 1976) was a Bengali poet, writer, musician, and revolutionary.
Kálmán Kalocsay (6 October 1891 in Abaújszántó – 27 February 1976) was a Hungarian Esperantist poet, translator and editor who considerably influenced Esperanto culture, both in its literature and in the language itself, through his original poetry and his translations of literary works from his native Hungarian and other languages of Europe.
Kālidāsa was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language of India.
Kea (Κέα), also known as or Tzia (Τζια) and in antiquity Keos (Κέως, Ceos), is a Greek island in the Cyclades archipelago in the Aegean Sea.
Keith Castellain Douglas (24 January 1920 – 9 June 1944) was an English poet noted for his war poetry during the Second World War and his wry memoir of the Western Desert campaign, Alamein to Zem Zem.
Keki N. Daruwalla (born 1937) is a major Indian poet and short story writer in English language.
Kelli Russell Agodon (born 1969 in Seattle) is an American poet, writer, and editor.
Kelly Cherry (born December 21, 1940) is an award-winning novelist, poet, essayist, and a former Poet Laureate of Virginia (2010–2012).
Ken Babstock (born 19 January 1970) is a Canadian poet.
Kenneth Wayne Brewer (November 28, 1941 – March 15, 2006) was an American poet and longtime scholar who resided in Utah, where he served as Poet Laureate.
Kendrick Lamar Duckworth (born June 17, 1987) is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.
Kenneth Koch (27 February 1925 – 6 July 2002) was an American poet, playwright, and professor, active from the 1950s until his death at age 77.
Kenneth Patchen (December 13, 1911January 8, 1972) was an American poet and novelist.
Kenneth Charles Marion Rexroth (December 22, 1905 – June 6, 1982) was an American poet, translator and critical essayist.
Kenneth Adolphe Slessor (27 March 190130 June 1971) was an Australian poet, journalist and official war correspondent in World War II.
Keorapetse William Kgositsile (19 September 19383 January 2018), also known by his pen name Bra Willie, was a South African poet and political activist.
Kersti Merilaas (in Narva – 8 March 1986 in Tallinn) was an Estonian poet and translator.
Kevin Andrews; was a philhellene, writer and archaeologist.
Kevin D. Prufer (born 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American poet, academic, editor, and essayist.
Kevin Lowell Young is an American poet and teacher of poetry.
Khawar Rizvi (1 June 1938 – 15 November 1981) was a prominent poet of Urdu and Persian.
Khushāl Khān Khattak (1613 – 25 February 1689; خوشحال خان خټک Khʷushḥāl Khān Khaṭṭak), also called Khushāl Bābā (خوشحال بابا), was an Afghan or Pashtun warrior-poet, chief, and freedom fighter from the Khattak tribe of the Pashtuns.
Kim Addonizio (born Kim Addie, July 31, 1954 Washington, D.C., United States) is an American poet and novelist.
The Kingdom of Northumbria (Norþanhymbra rīce) was a medieval Anglian kingdom in what is now northern England and south-east Scotland.
Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE (16 April 1922 – 22 October 1995) was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher.
A knight is a person granted an honorary title of knighthood by a monarch, bishop or other political leader for service to the monarch or a Christian Church, especially in a military capacity.
was a Japanese poet and lay Buddhist priest of the Jōdo Shinshū sect known for his haiku poems and journals.
Konstantin Dmitriyevich Balmont (a; – 23 December 1942) was a Russian symbolist poet and translator.
Albanians are the largest ethnic group in Kosovo, commonly called Kosovar Albanians, Kosovan Albanians or Kosovo Albanians and simply Kosovars.
Kosta Abrašević (Коста Абрашевић, May 29, 1879 – January 20, 1898) was a Serbian proletarian poet, though patriotic to the core, at a time when Serbs of Old Serbia were struggling to rid themselves of Turks and other neighbouring invaders.
Krayem Maria Awad (born 1948) is a Vienna-based painter, sculptor and poet of Syrian origin.
Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, (nom de guerre: Jan Bugaj; January 22, 1921 – August 4, 1944) was a Polish poet and Home Army soldier, one of the most renowned authors of the Generation of Columbuses, the young generation of Polish poets of whom several perished in the Warsaw Uprising and during the German occupation of Poland.
Kurt Boone (born September 24, 1959) is a New York City-based author known for his work documenting street culture, which includes graffiti, urban cycling, street photography, skateboarding, busking, and spoken word.
Kurt Tucholsky (January 9, 1890 – December 21, 1935) was a German-Jewish journalist, satirist, and writer.
Vishnu Vāman Shirwādkar (27 February 1912 – 10 March 1999), popularly known by his pen name, Kusumāgraj, was an eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, apart from being a humanist, who wrote of freedom, justice and emancipation of the deprived, In a career spanning five decades starting in pre-independence era, he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays.
Louisa Sarah Bevington (born St John's Hill, Battersea, Surrey, now London Borough of Wandsworth, 14 May 1845; died Lechmere Road, Willesden Green, Middlesex, now London Borough of Brent, 28 November 1895) was an English anarchist, essayist and poet.
La Pléiade is the name given to a group of 16th-century French Renaissance poets whose principal members were Pierre de Ronsard, Joachim du Bellay and Jean-Antoine de Baïf.
Lady Mary Wroth (18 October 1587 – 1651/3) was an English poet of the Renaissance.
Laird Samuel Barron (born 1970) is an American author and poet, much of whose work falls within the horror, noir, and dark fantasy genres.
The Lake Poets were a group of English poets who all lived in the Lake District of England, United Kingdom, in the first half of the nineteenth century.
Lâle Müldür (born 1956, in Aydın, Turkey) is a Turkish poet and writer, considered one of the most influential Turkish poets of the last several decades.
Lalitha Lenin (ലളിത ലെനിന്; born 17 July 1946, Thrithalloor, Thrissur, Kerala) is an Indian poet in Malayalam.
Lallans (a variant of the Modern Scots word lawlands meaning the lowlands of Scotland), is a term that was traditionally used to refer to the Scots language as a whole.
James Mercer Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967) was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist from Joplin, Missouri.
The Language poets (or ''L.
Laozi (. Collins English Dictionary.; also Lao-Tzu,. Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary.. American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2016. or Lao-Tze;, literally "Old Master") was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer.
Larry Patrick Levis (September 30, 1946 – May 8, 1996) was an American poet.
Lars Erik Einar Gustavsson (17 May 1936 – 3 April 2016) was a Swedish poet, novelist, and scholar.
Lasana M. Sekou (born 12 January 1959) is a poet, short story writer, essayist, journalist, and publisher from the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
Lascelles Abercrombie, FBA (9 January 1881 – 27 October 1938) was a British poet and literary critic, one of the "Dymock poets".
Lasus of Hermione (Λάσος ὁ Ἑρμιονεύς) was a Greek lyric poet of the 6th century BC from the city of Hermione in the Argolid.
Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and poet.
Laura Mullen (born 1958 in Los Angeles), is a contemporary American poet working in hybrid genres and traditions.
Laura Riding Jackson (January 16, 1901 – September 2, 1991) was an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer.
Laura Ulewicz (May 18, 1930 – October 5, 2007) was an American poet.
Robert Laurence Binyon, CH (10 August 1869 – 10 March 1943) was an English poet, dramatist and art scholar.
Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer.
Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti (born March 24, 1919) is an American poet, painter, socialist activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers.
Laxmi Prasad Devkota (लक्ष्मीप्रसाद देवकोटा, 12 November 1909 – 14 September 1959) was a Nepali poet,:playwright, and novelist.
Lazar "Laza" Kostić (Лазар "Лаза" Костић; 1841, Kovilj – 27 November 1910, Vienna) was a Serbian poet, prose writer, lawyer, philosopher, polyglot, publicist, and politician, considered to be one of the greatest minds of Serbian literature.
Lâm Quang Mỹ (Nghê An, 1944) a Polish-Vietnamese poet who writes in Polish and Vietnamese.
Léonie Fuller Adams (9 December 1899 – 27 June 1988) was an American poet.
Léopold Sédar Senghor (9 October 1906 – 20 December 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–80).
Lőrinc Szabó de Gáborján (gáborjáni Szabó Lőrinc; Miskolc, 31 March 1900 – Budapest, 3 October 1957) was a Hungarian poet and literary translator.
Le Morte d'Arthur (originally spelled Le Morte Darthur, Middle French for "the death of Arthur") is a reworking of existing tales by Sir Thomas Malory about the legendary King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, and the Knights of the Round Table.
Leah Goldberg or Lea Goldberg (לאה גולדברג; May 29, 1911, Königsberg – January 15, 1970, Jerusalem) was a prolific Hebrew-language poet, author, playwright, literary translator, and comparative literary researcher.
Leandro Fernández de Moratín (March 10, 1760 – June 21, 1828) was a Spanish dramatist, translator and neoclassical poet.
Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (22 October 1818 – 17 July 1894) was a French poet of the Parnassian movement.
Lee Gurga (born July 28, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American haiku poet.
James Henry Leigh Hunt (19 October 178428 August 1859), best known as Leigh Hunt, was an English critic, essayist and poet.
Lekhnath Paudyal (लेखनाथ पौड्याल; 1885–1966) is regarded as the founding father of modern Nepali poetry literature (Kabi Shiromani) in the twentieth-century. His most important contribution is believed to be to the enrichment and refinement of the language rather than to its philosophical breadth. The best of Lekhnath's poems adhered to the old-fashioned conventions of Sanskrit poetics (kavya). Lekhnath, the first modern Nepali poet, wrote in the classical style of Nepali poetry. His poems possessed a formal dignity that had been lacking in most earlier works in Nepali; many of them confirmed in their outlook with the philosophy of orthodox Vedanta, although others were essentially original in their tone and inspiration. His poems are very much popular, and often mentioned contemporary social and political issues. It is believed there were the first glimmerings of the poetic spirit that was to come after him.
Lemn Sissay (born 21 May 1967) is a British author and broadcaster.
Lenore Montanaro (born May 30, 1990) is a Rhode Island and Massachusetts attorney, American poet, above-the-knee amputee, three-time cancer survivor, and animal rights activist.
Lenrie Leopold Wilfred Peters (1 September 1932 – 28 May 2009) was a Gambian surgeon, novelist, poet and educationist.
Leo Yankevich (born October 30, 1961) is an American poet and the editor of The New Formalist.
Leonard Norman Cohen (September 21, 1934 – November 7, 2016) was a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet and novelist.
Leopold Staff (November 14, 1878 – May 31, 1957) was a Polish poet; one of the greatest artists of European modernism twice granted the Degree of Doctor honoris causa by universities in Warsaw and in Kraków.
Les Barker is an English poet, who is famous for his comedic poetry and parodies of popular songs, but he has also produced some very serious thought-provoking written works.
Leslie Allan "Les" Murray AO (born 17 October 1938) is an Australian poet, anthologist and critic.
Les Wicks (born 15 June 1955) is an Australian poet, publisher and editor.
Lesbos (Λέσβος), or Lezbolar in Turkish sometimes referred to as Mytilene after its capital, is a Greek island located in the northeastern Aegean Sea.
Leslie Adrienne Miller (born 1956) is the author of five collections of poems.
Leslie Scalapino (July 25, 1944 – May 28, 2010) was a United States poet, experimental prose writer, playwright, essayist, and editor, sometimes grouped in with the Language poets, though she felt closely tied to the Beat poets.
Letitia Elizabeth Landon (14 August 1802 – 15 October 1838), English poet and novelist, better known by her initials L.E.L.
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (27 January 1832 – 14 January 1898), better known by his pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English writer, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon, and photographer.
Li Bai (701–762), also known as Li Bo, Li Po and Li Taibai, was a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and a romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights.
Li Jiao, courtesy name Jushan (巨山), formally the Duke of Zhao (趙公), was an official of the Chinese Tang Dynasty and Wu Zetian's Zhou Dynasty, serving as chancellor during the reigns of Wu Zetian, her sons Emperor Zhongzong and Emperor Ruizong, and her grandson Emperor Shang.
Li Qingzhao (1084 – ca 1155/1156, alternatively 1081 – c. 1141), pseudonym Householder of Yi'an (易安居士), was a Chinese writer and poet in the Song dynasty.
Li Shangyin (c. 813858), courtesy name Yishan (義山), was a Chinese poet of the late Tang Dynasty, born in Henei (now Qinyang, Henan).
Li Yu (937 – 15 August 978), before 961 known as Li Congjia (李從嘉), also known as Li Houzhu (李後主; literally "Last Ruler Li" or "Last Lord Li"), was the third rulerUnlike his father and grandfather, Li Yu never ruled as an emperor.
Samuel Johnson's Life of Mr Richard Savage (1744), short title Life of Savage and full title An Account of the Life of Mr Richard Savage, Son of the Earl Rivers, was the first major biography published by Johnson.
Lin Van Hek (born 1944) (aka Lin Van Hecke) is an Australian writer, member of the Society of Women Writers and is the co-founder of a literary-music group called Difficult Women.
Lin Yining (1655 1730), courtesy name Yaqing, was a Chinese poet active during the Qing dynasty.
Lincolnshire (abbreviated Lincs) is a county in east central England.
Linda Alouise Gregg (born September 9, 1942 in Suffern, New York) is an American poet.
Lionel Pigot Johnson (15 March 1867 – 4 October 1902) was an English poet, essayist, and critic.
Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet (born January 31, 1968) is an American poet.
This list contains people who contributed to the field of lexicography, the theory and practice of compiling dictionaries.
Literary realism is part of the realist art movement beginning with mid nineteenth-century French literature (Stendhal), and Russian literature (Alexander Pushkin) and extending to the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Lithuania (Lietuva), officially the Republic of Lithuania (Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region of northern-eastern Europe.
Liverpool is a city in North West England, with an estimated population of 491,500 in 2017.
Ljubivoje Ršumović (Serbian Љубивоје Ршумовић) (born 1939) is a poet from Serbia.
Lola Ridge, born Rose Emily Ridge (12 December 1873 Dublin – 19 May 1941 Brooklyn) was an Irish-American anarchist poet and an influential editor of avant-garde, feminist, and Marxist publications.
Lope Félix de Vega y Carpio (25 November 156227 August 1635) was a Spanish playwright, poet, novelist and marine.
George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), known as Lord Byron, was an English nobleman, poet, peer, politician, and leading figure in the Romantic movement.
The Right Honourable the Lord Lyon King of Arms, the head of Lyon Court, is the most junior of the Great Officers of State in Scotland and is the Scottish official with responsibility for regulating heraldry in that country, issuing new grants of arms, and serving as the judge of the Court of the Lord Lyon, the oldest heraldic court in the world that is still in daily operation.
Lorenzo Thomas (August 31, 1944 – July 4, 2005) was an American poet and critic.
Lorin Morgan-Richards (born 16 February 1975) is an American author and illustrator, primarily of children's literature.
Lorine Faith Niedecker (English: pronounced Needecker) (May 12, 1903 – December 31, 1970) was a Wisconsin poet and the only woman associated with the Objectivist poets.
Lorna Goodison CD (born 1 August 1947).
Louis Aragon (3 October 1897 – 24 December 1982) was a French poet, who was one of the leading voices of the surrealist movement in France, who co-founded with André Breton and Philippe Soupault the surrealist review Littérature.
Frederick Louis MacNeice CBE (12 September 1907 – 3 September 1963) was an Irish poet and playwright.
Louis Aston Marantz Simpson (March 27, 1923 – September 14, 2012) was an American poet born in Jamaica.
Louis Untermeyer (October 1, 1885 – December 18, 1977) was an American poet, anthologist, critic, and editor.
Louis Zukofsky (January 23, 1904 – May 12, 1978) was an American poet.
Louis-Honoré Fréchette, (November 16, 1839 – May 31, 1908), was a Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer.
Louisa Lawson (née Albury) (17 February 1848 – 12 August 1920) was an Australian poet, writer, publisher, suffragist, and feminist.
Louise Bogan (August 11, 1897 – February 4, 1970) was an American poet.
Louise Erdrich (born Karen Louise Erdrich, June 7, 1954) is an American author, writer of novels, poetry, and children's books featuring Native American characters and settings.
Louise Elisabeth Glück (born April 22, 1943) is an American poet.
Lower Saxony (Niedersachsen, Neddersassen) is a German state (Land) situated in northwestern Germany.
Lu You (1125–1209) was a prominent poet of China's Southern Song Dynasty(南宋).
Luís Vaz de Camões (sometimes rendered in English as Camoens or Camoëns (e.g. by Byron in English Bards and Scotch Reviewers),; c. 1524 or 1525 – 10 June 1580), is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet.
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (November 3, 39 AD – April 30, 65 AD), better known in English as Lucan, was a Roman poet, born in Corduba (modern-day Córdoba), in Hispania Baetica.
Luci Shaw (born 1928 in London, England) is a Christian poet.
Lucia Maria Perillo (September 30, 1958 – October 16, 2016) was an American poet.
Lucian Blaga (9 May 1895 – 6 May 1961) was a Romanian philosopher, poet, playwright and novelist.
Lucilius Junior (fl. 1st century), was the procurator of Sicily during the reign of Nero, a friend and correspondent of Seneca, and the possible author of Aetna, a poem that survives in a corrupt state.
Lucille Clifton (June 27, 1936 in Depew, New York – February 13, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland) was an American poet, writer, and educator from Buffalo, New York.
Lucius Afranius was an ancient Roman comic poet, who lived at the beginning of the 1st century BC.
Lucretia Maria Davidson (September 27, 1808 – August 27, 1825) was an American poet of the early 19th century.
Titus Lucretius Carus (15 October 99 BC – c. 55 BC) was a Roman poet and philosopher.
Lucy Terry Prince, often credited as simply Lucy Terry (c. 1730–1821), was brought to Rhode Island as a slave from Africa.
Ludovico Ariosto (8 September 1474 – 6 July 1533) was an Italian poet.
Carl Joachim Friedrich Ludwig von Arnim (26 January 1781 – 21 January 1831), better known as Achim von Arnim, was a German poet, novelist, and together with Clemens Brentano and Joseph von Eichendorff, a leading figure of German Romanticism.
Johann Ludwig Tieck (31 May 1773 – 28 April 1853) was a German poet, fiction writer, translator, and critic.
Luigi Alamanni (sometimes spelt Alemanni) (6 March 149518 April 1556) was an Italian poet and statesman.
Luigi Pulci (15 August 1432 – 11 November 1484) was an Italian poet best known for his Morgante, an epic and parodistic poem about a giant who is converted to Christianity by Orlando and follows the knight in many adventures.
Luis Cernuda (born Luis Cernuda Bidón September 21, 1902 – November 5, 1963) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27.
Luis de Góngora y Argote (born Luis de Argote y Góngora) (11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet.
Luka "Lukijan" Mušicki (Лукијан Мушицки,; 27 January 1777 – 15 March 1837) was a Serbian poet, prose writer, and polyglot.
Luo Binwang (ca. 619–684?), courtesy name Guanguang (觀光/观光), was a Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty.
"Lycidas" is a poem by John Milton, written in 1637 as a pastoral elegy.
Lydia Cabrera (May 20, 1899 in Havana, Cuba – September 19, 1991 in Miami, Florida) was a Cuban anthropologist.
Lyn Hejinian (born May 17, 1941) is an American poet, essayist, translator and publisher.
Lynda Hull (December 5, 1954 – March 29, 1994) was an American poet.
Mallana (15th century) was a Telugu poet and one of the Astadiggajas (literally means eight elephants) in the court of the king Krishnadevaraya.
Madeline DeFrees (November 18, 1919 – November 11, 2015) was an American poet born in Ontario, Oregon, who lived in Seattle, Washington.
Maffeo Vegio (Maphaeus Vegius) (1407–1458) was an Italian poet who wrote in Latin; he is regarded by many as the finest Latin poet of the fifteenth century.
Margaret Ann "Maggie" Estep (March 20, 1963 – February 12, 2014) was an American writer and poet, best-known for coming to prominence during the height of the spoken word and poetry slam performance rage.
The Mahābhārata (महाभारतम्) is one of the two major Sanskrit epics of ancient India, the other being the Rāmāyaṇa.
Mahmoud Darwish (maḥmūd darwīsh, 13 March 1941 – 9 August 2008) was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet.
Maja Apostoloska (Маја Апостолоска) (born 7 December 1976) is an award-winning Macedonian poet, essayist and literary critic.
Majeed Amjad (مجید امجد) (29 June 1914 – 11 May 1974) was an Urdu poet from Pakistan.
A makar is a term from Scottish literature for a poet or bard, often thought of as a royal court poet.
Maksim Tank (Belarusian: Максiм Танк, Russian: Максим Танк, real name Jaŭhien Skurko; 17 September 1912 – 7 August 1995) was a Belarusian Soviet journalist, poet and translator.
Malcolm Cowley (August 24, 1898 – March 27, 1989) was an American writer, editor, historian, poet, and literary critic.
Ayodeji Malcolm Guite (born 12 November 1957) is an English poet, singer-songwriter, Anglican priest, and academic.
Malta, officially known as the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta), is a Southern European island country consisting of an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea.
Abu Najm Ahmad ibn Ahmad ibn Qaus Manuchehri (ابونجم احمد ابن احمد ابن قوص منوچهری دامغانی), a.k.a. Manuchehri Damghani, was a royal poet of the 11th century in Persia.
The Manx (ny Manninee) are people originating in the Isle of Man in the Irish Sea in northern Europe.
Maoilios Caimbeul (Myles Campbell; born 23 March 1944) is an award-winning Scottish writer of poetry, prose and children's literature.
Marcus Manilius (fl. 1st century AD) was a Roman poet, astrologer, and author of a poem in five books called Astronomica.
Mareez, born Abbas Abdulali Vasi (અબ્બાસ અબ્દુલઅલી વાસી., 22 February 1917 – 19 October 1983), was a Gujarati poet, mainly popular for his Ghazals.
Margaret Eleanor Atwood (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, teacher and environmental activist.
Margaret Avison, (April 23, 1918 – July 31, 2007) was a Canadian poet who twice won Canada's Governor General's Award and has also won its Griffin Poetry Prize.
Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623 – 15 December 1673) was an English aristocrat, philosopher, poet, scientist, fiction-writer, and playwright during the 17th century.
Margaret Holford (1778–1852) was an English poet and translator.
Margaret D. Smith (born 1958) is an American writer, poet, musician, and artist.
Margaret Walker (Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander by marriage; July 7, 1915 – November 30, 1998) was an American poet and writer.
Margiad Evans was the pseudonym of Peggy Eileen Whistler (17 March 1909 – 17 March 1958), an English poet, novelist and illustrator with a lifelong identification with the Welsh border country.
Marguerite Vivian Young (August 26, 1908 – November 17, 1995) was an American writer and academic.
Mari Evans (July 16, 1919 – March 10, 2017) was an African-American poet, writer, and dramatist associated with the Black Arts Movement.
Maria Luise Thurmair née Mumelter (27 September 1912 – 24 October 2005) was a Catholic theologian, hymnwriter and writer.
Maria White Lowell (July 8, 1821 – October 27, 1853) was an American poet and abolitionist.
Marianne Craig Moore (November 15, 1887 – February 5, 1972) was an American Modernist poet, critic, translator, and editor.
Marie de France (fl. 1160 to 1215) was a medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England during the late 12th century.
Marie Ponsot, née Birmingham (born April 6, 1921) is an American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator.
Mariela Griffor (born September 29, 1961, Concepcion, Chile), is a poet, editor, publisher of Marick Press and diplomat.
Marilyn Hacker (born November 27, 1942) is an American poet, translator and critic.
Marilyn Krysl (born 1942) is an American writer of short stories and poetry who is known for her quirky and witty storytelling.
Marilyn Nelson (born April 26, 1946) is an American poet, translator, and children's book author.
Marilyn Singer (born 1948) is an award-winning author of children's books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction and non-fiction picture books, juvenile novels and mysteries, young adult fantasies, and poetry.
Marina Ivanovna Tsvetaeva (p; 31 August 1941) was a Russian and Soviet poet.
Marine Petrossian (written also as Mariné Petrossian, Մարինե Պետրոսյան; born 16 August 1960) is an Armenian poet, essayist and columnist.
Marinko Stevanović (May 23, 1961) is a Yugoslav writer.
Mario Luzi (20 October 1914 – 28 February 2005) was an Italian poet.
Mario Petrucci (born 1958) is a poet, educator and broadcaster.
Marion Emily Angus (1865–1946) was a Scottish poet who wrote in the Scots vernacular or Braid Scots, defined variously as a dialect of English or a language closely related to it.
Marjorie Fleming (also spelt Marjory; 15 January 1803 – 19 December 1811) was a Scottish child writer and poet.
Marjory Heath Wentworth (born June 3, 1958) is an American poet.
Mark Akenside (9 November 1721 – 23 June 1770) was an English poet and physician.
Mark Alexander Boyd (13 January 1562 – 10 April 1601) was a Scottish poet and soldier of fortune.
Mark Doty (born August 10, 1953) is an American poet and memoirist.
Mark Granier born in London, England, is an Irish poet and photographer based in Dublin, Ireland.
Mark F. Jarman (born June 5, 1952 in Mount Sterling, Kentucky) is an American poet and critic often identified with the New Narrative branch of the New Formalism; he was co-editor with Robert McDowell of The Reaper throughout the 1980s.
Mark Strand (April 11, 1934 – November 29, 2014) was a Canadian-born American poet, essayist and translator.
Markus Hediger (born 31 March 1959) is a Swiss writer and translator.
Martín Espada (born 1957) is a Latino poet, and professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches poetry.
Marcus Valerius Martialis (known in English as Martial) (March, between 38 and 41 AD – between 102 and 104 AD) was a Roman poet from Hispania (modern Spain) best known for his twelve books of Epigrams, published in Rome between AD 86 and 103, during the reigns of the emperors Domitian, Nerva and Trajan.
'Martian poetry' was a minor movement in British poetry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, in which everyday things and human behaviour are described in a strange way, as if by a visiting Martian who does not understand them.
Martin Walser (born 24 March 1927) is a German writer.
Martinique is an insular region of France located in the Lesser Antilles of the West Indies in the eastern Caribbean Sea, with a land area of and a population of 385,551 inhabitants as of January 2013.
Marvin Hartley Bell (born August 3, 1937 in New York City) is an American poet and teacher who was the first Poet Laureate of the state of Iowa.
Mary Ethel Barnard (December 6, 1909 – August 25, 2001) was an American poet, biographer and Greek-to-English translator.
Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (23 September 1861 – 25 August 1907) was a British novelist and poet who also wrote essays and reviews.
Mary Karr (born January 16, 1955) is an American poet, essayist and memoirist from East Texas.
Mary Oliver (born September 10, 1935) is an American poet.
Mary Robinson (née Darby; 27 November 1757? – 26 December 1800) was an English actress, poet, dramatist, novelist, and celebrity figure.
Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (née Sidney; 27 October 1561 – 25 September 1621) was one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her poetry and literary patronage.
Mary Darwall (née Whateley, 1738 – 5 December 1825), who sometimes wrote as Harriett Airey, was an English poet and playwright.
Marya Zaturenska (September 12, 1902 – January 19, 1982) was an American lyric poet, winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1938.
Maryam Jafari Azarmani (or Azarmâni, Aazarmaani) (Persian: مریم جعفری آذرمانی), is an Iranian poet, literary critic, and translator.
, pen-name of Masaoka Noboru (正岡 升), was a Japanese poet, author, and literary critic in Meiji period Japan.
Mathilde Blind (born Mathilda Cohen, 21 March 1841 in Mannheim, Germany, died 26 November 1896 in London), was a German-born English poet, fiction writer, biographer, essayist and literary critic.
Matija Bećković OSS (Матија Бећковић,; born 29 November 1939) is a Serbian writer and poet.
Matilde Camus (26 September 1919 – 28 April 2012) was a Spanish poet who also wrote non-fiction.
, born 松尾 金作, then, was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan.
Matteo Maria Boiardo (144019/20 December 1494) was an Italian Renaissance poet.
Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools.
Matthew Dickman (born August 20, 1975, Portland, Oregon) is an American poet.
Matthew Hollis (born 1971) is an English author, editor, professor, and poet, currently living in London, England.
Matthew Prior (21 July 1664 – 18 September 1721) was an English poet and diplomat.
Matthew Rohrer (born 1970) is an American poet.
Matthew Zapruder (1967) is an American poet, editor, translator, and professor.
Matthias Claudius (15 August 1740 – 21 January 1815) was a German poet and journalist, otherwise known by the pen name of “Asmus”.
Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie J.T. Stepanek, was an American poet (or as he wanted to be remembered as "a poet, a peacemaker, and a philosopher who played") who published seven best-selling books of poetry and peace essays.
Maurice Manning (born 1966 in Danville, Kentucky) is an American poet.
Maurice Scève (c. 1501–c. 1564), was a French poet active in Lyon during the Renaissance period.
Max Ernst (2 April 1891 – 1 April 1976) was a German painter, sculptor, graphic artist, and poet.
Maxine Kumin (June 6, 1925 – February 6, 2014) was an American poet and author.
Anna Thilda May "May" Swenson (May 28, 1913 – December 4, 1989) was an American poet and playwright.
May Wedderburn Cannan (1893–1973) was a British poet who was active in World War I.
Maya Angelou (born Marguerite Annie Johnson; April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014) was an American poet, singer, memoirist, and civil rights activist.
Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos or Mário Cesariny (August 9, 1923 – November 26, 2006) was a Portuguese surrealist poet.
Mário Raul de Morais Andrade (October 9, 1893 – February 25, 1945) was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer.
Meary James Thurairajah Tambimuttu (15 August 1915 – 23 June 1983) was a Tamil poet, editor, critic and publisher, who for many years played a significant part on the literary scenes of London and New York City.
Poetry took numerous forms in medieval Europe, for example, lyric and epic poetry.
Meera, also known as Meera Bai or Mirabai (1498-1546) was a Hindu mystic poet and disciple of Sri Guru Ravidass, a lower caste shoe maker.
Mei Yaochen (1002–1060) was a poet of the Song dynasty.
The, also known as the Meiji era, is a Japanese era which extended from October 23, 1868, to July 30, 1912.
Mellin de Saint-Gelais (or Melin de Saint-Gelays or Sainct-Gelais; c. 1491 – October, 1558) was a French poet of the Renaissance and Poet Laureate of Francis I of France.
Melville Henry Cane (April 15, 1879 – March 10, 1980) was an American poet and lawyer.
Melvin Beaunorus Tolson (February 6, 1898 – August 29, 1966) was an American poet, educator, columnist, and politician.
Meng Haoran (689/691–740) was a major Tang dynasty poet, and a somewhat older contemporary of Wang Wei, Li Bai and Du Fu.
Merrill Moore (1903 – 1957) was an American psychiatrist and poet.
The term metaphysical poets was coined by the critic Samuel Johnson to describe a loose group of 17th-century English poets whose work was characterized by the inventive use of conceits, and by a greater emphasis on the spoken rather than lyrical quality of their verse.
Micere Githae Mugo (born Madeleine Micere Githae in 1942) is a playwright, author, activist, instructor and poet from Kenya.
Michael Basinski (born 1950 in Buffalo, New York) is an American text, visual and sound poet.
Michael Dickman is an American poet born August 20, 1975 in Portland, Oregon.
Michael Drayton (1563 – 23 December 1631) was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era.
Michael Andreas Helmuth Ende (12 November 1929 – 28 August 1995) was a German writer of fantasy and children's fiction.
Michael Feeney Callan is an Irish novelist and poet.
Michael Hamburger (22 March 1924 – 7 June 2007) was a noted British translator, poet, critic, memoirist and academic.
Michael Hartnett (Mícheál Ó hAirtnéide) (18 September 1941 – 13 October 1999) was an Irish poet who wrote in both English and Irish.
Michael Hofmann (born 25 August 1957 in Freiburg, West Germany) is a German-born poet who writes in English and a translator of texts from German.
Michael Longley, CBE (born 27 July 1939) is a poet from Belfast in Northern Ireland.
Michael Madhusudan Dutt, or Michael Madhusudan Dutta (মাইকেল মধুসূদন দত্ত; 25 January 1824 – 29 June 1873) was a popular 19th-century Bengali poet and dramatist.
Michael McClure (born October 20, 1932) is an American poet, playwright, songwriter, and novelist.
Michael Palmer (born May 11, 1943) is an American poet and translator.
Michael Roberts (6 December 1902 – 13 December 1948), originally named William Edward Roberts, was an English poet, writer, critic and broadcaster, who made his living as a teacher.
Michal Šanda (born 10 December 1965, Prague) is a Czech writer and poet.
Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni or more commonly known by his first name Michelangelo (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564) was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect and poet of the High Renaissance born in the Republic of Florence, who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art.
Michelle Carla Cliff (2 November 1946 – 12 June 2016) was a Jamaican-American author whose notable works included Abeng, No Telephone to Heaven, and Free Enterprise.
In the history of Europe, the Middle Ages (or Medieval Period) lasted from the 5th to the 15th century.
Middle High German (abbreviated MHG, Mittelhochdeutsch, abbr. Mhd.) is the term for the form of German spoken in the High Middle Ages.
Middle Scots was the Anglic language of Lowland Scotland in the period from 1450 to 1700.
Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864 – 31 December 1936) was a Spanish Basque essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca.
Miguel Hernández Gilabert (30 October 1910 – 28 March 1942) was a 20th-century Spanish language poet and playwright associated with the Generation of '27 movement and the Generation of '36 movement.
Mihai Eminescu (born Mihail Eminovici; 15 January 1850 – 15 June 1889) was a Romantic poet, novelist and journalist, generally regarded as the most famous and influential Romanian poet.
Miroslav "Mika" Antić (Мирослав "Мика" Антић; 14 March 1932 – 24 June 1986) was a Serbian poet, film director, journalist and painter.
Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (p; –) was a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837 and the greatest figure in Russian Romanticism.
Milan Rakić (18 September 1876 – 30 June 1938) (Милан Ракић) was a Serbian poet.
Milica Stojadinovic-Srpkinja (Милица Стојадиновић Српкиња) (1828, Bukovac, Petrovaradin – 1878, Belgrade) was arguably the greatest female Serbian poet of the 19th century.
Stanley Miller Williams (April 8, 1930January 1, 2015) was an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor.
Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright.
Mimi Khalvati is an Iranian-born British poet.
Mina Assadi (مینا اسدی; born March 12, 1943 in Sari, Iran) is a poet, author, journalist and songwriter who lives in exile in Stockholm, Sweden.
Mina Loy (born Mina Gertrude Löwy; 27 December 1882 – 25 September 1966), was a British artist, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, futurist, feminist, designer of lamps, and bohemian.
Minnesang ("love song") was a tradition of lyric- and song-writing in Germany that flourished in the Middle High German period.
Miranda Kennedy (born 1975) is an American journalist and writer.
Mirko Petrović-Njegoš (Мирко Петровић-Његош; 19 August 1820 – 1 August 1867), was a Montenegrin military commander, diplomat and poet, belonging to the House of Petrović-Njegoš.
Miroslav Krleža (7 July 1893 – 29 December 1981) was a leading Croatian writer and a prominent figure in cultural life of both Yugoslav states, the Kingdom (1918–1941) and the Socialist Republic (1945 until his death in 1981).
Modernismo is a literary movement that primarily took place during the end of Nineteenth- and early Twentieth-century in Spanish-America, best exemplified by Rubén Darío.
Moeen Nizami (معین نظامی, born Ghulam Moeen Ud Din on February 1, 1965) is a Pakistani Urdu poet, scholar and writer.
Mohammad Nurul Huda (born September 30, 1949) is a Bangladeshi poet and novelist.
Mohammed Abdullah Hassan (April 7, 1856 – December 21, 1920) was a Somali religious and patriotic leader.
Mohawk (Kanien’kéha, " of the Flint Place") is a threatened Iroquoian language currently spoken by around 3,500 people of the Mohawk nation, located primarily in Canada (southern Ontario and Quebec) and to a lesser extent in the United States (western and northern New York).
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin, known by his stage name Molière (15 January 162217 February 1673), was a French playwright, actor and poet, widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the French language and universal literature.
Atukuri Molla (1440–1530) was a Telugu poet who authored the Telugu-language Ramayana.
Momčilo Nastasijević (23 September 1894 – 13 February 1938) was a Serbian poet, novelist and dramatist born in Gornji Milanovac in Serbia, and whose work was issued during the literary epoch between the two world wars.
is a Japanese haiku poet and essayist.
Mona Jane Van Duyn (May 9, 1921 – December 2, 2004) was an American poet.
Moniza Alvi (born 2 February 1954) is a Pakistani-British poet and writer.
Montenegro (Montenegrin: Црна Гора / Crna Gora, meaning "Black Mountain") is a sovereign state in Southeastern Europe.
For people with the surname, see Morgante (surname). Morgante, sometimes also called Morgante Maggiore (i.e. the "Greater Morgante", the name give to the complete 28-canto, 30,080-line edition published in 1483See Lèbano's introduction to the Tusiani translation, p. xxii.), is an Italian romantic epic by Luigi Pulci which appeared in its final form in 1483; a now lost 23 canto version likely appeared in late 1478; two other 23 canto versions were published in 1481 and 1482.
Morton Marcus (1936–2009) was a poet and author having published more than 500 poems in literary journals across the country, including Poetry (Chicago), TriQuarterly, Ploughshares, Chelsea, The Chicago Review, The Iowa Review, Zyzzyva, Poetry Northwest, and The Denver Quarterly.
Moschus (Μόσχος), ancient Greek bucolic poet and student of the Alexandrian grammarian Aristarchus of Samothrace, was born at Syracuse and flourished about 150 BC.
Mountain Jews or Caucasus Jews also known as Juhuro, Juvuro, Juhuri, Juwuri, Juhurim, Kavkazi Jews or Gorsky Jews (Dağ Yəhudiləri, יהודי קווקז Yehudey Kavkaz or Yehudey he-Harim, translit) are Jews of the eastern and northern Caucasus, mainly Azerbaijan, Chechnya, Dagestan and Ingushetia.
Muhammad Iqbal (محمد اِقبال) (November 9, 1877 – April 21, 1938), widely known as Allama Iqbal, was a poet, philosopher, and politician, as well as an academic, barrister and scholar in British India who is widely regarded as having inspired the Pakistan Movement.
Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri (محمد طاہر القادری‎; born 19 February 1951) is a Pakistani-Canadian politician and Sunni Islamic scholar.
Muriel Rukeyser (December 15, 1913 – February 12, 1980) was an American poet and political activist, best known for her poems about equality, feminism, social justice, and Judaism.
Musa CälilAlso transliterated as Mussa Jalil, Mussa Djalil, Musa Dzhalil, Mussa Dshalil, Mussa Jälil, Musa Celil, Moussa Jalíl (pronounced; Jaꞑalif: Musa Çəlil; Cyrillic: Муса Җәлил; full name: Musa Mostafa ulı Cälilev, Cyrillic: Муса Мостафа улы Җәлилев; Муса Джалиль, Муса Мустафович Залялов, Musa Dzhalil, Musa Mustafovich Zalyalov, also anglicized as Mussa Jalil; February 15, 1906 – August 25, 1944) was a Soviet Tatar poet and resistance fighter.
The mythopoetic men's movement is a term used to describe organized group self-help activities for men undertaken by various organizations and authors in the United States from the early 1980s through the 1990s.
Nikolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig (8 September 1783 – 2 September 1872), most often referred to as N. F. S. Grundtvig, was a Danish pastor, author, poet, philosopher, historian, teacher and politician.
Naim Frashëri (25 May 1846 – 20 October 1900) was an Albanian poet, writer and one of the most prominent patriots of the Albanian national movement for independence from the Ottoman Empire.
The Nanai language (also called Gold, Goldi, or Hezhen) is spoken by the Nanai people in Siberia, and to a much smaller extent in China's Heilongjiang province, where it is known as Hezhe.
Nandi Thimmana (15th and 16th centuries CE) was a Telugu poet and one of the Astadiggajas (literally eight elephants) in the court of the king Krishnadevaraya.
Nannaya Bhattaraka (sometimes spelled Nannayya or Nannaiah; ca. 11th century AD) is the earliest known Telugu author, and the author of the first third of the Andhra mahabharatam, a Telugu retelling of the Mahabharata.
Naomi Shihab Nye (نعومي شهاب ناي), (born March 12, 1952) is a poet, songwriter, and novelist.
The Napoleonic Wars (1803–1815) were a series of major conflicts pitting the French Empire and its allies, led by Napoleon I, against a fluctuating array of European powers formed into various coalitions, financed and usually led by the United Kingdom.
Narsinh Mehta, also known as Narsi Mehta or Narsi Bhagat (1414–1481), was a poet-saint of Gujarat, India, notable as a bhakta, an exponent of Vaishnava poetry.
Nathan Alterman (נתן אלתרמן, August 14, 1910 – March 28, 1970) was an Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator.
The post of National Poet of Wales (Bardd Cenedlaethol Cymru) was established in May 2005 by Academi – the Welsh National Literature Promotion Agency and Society for Writers.
, born, was a Japanese novelist.
The Navajo (British English: Navaho, Diné or Naabeehó) are a Native American people of the Southwestern United States.
Nâzım Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963), commonly known as Nâzım Hikmet was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist, screenwriter, director and memoirist.
Ndre Mjeda (20 November 1866 – 1 August 1937) was an Albanian priest, philologist, poet and an activist of Albanian national awakening.
Neal Leon Cassady (February 8, 1926 – February 4, 1968) was a major figure of the Beat Generation of the 1950s and the psychedelic and counterculture movements of the 1960s.
Neşāṭī (نشاطى) (?–1674) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish: ﻡﺨﻠﺺ maḫlas) of an Ottoman poet.
Necati Cumalı (13 January 1921 – 10 January 2001) was a Turkish writer of novels, short-stories, essays and poetry.
Ahmet Necip Fāzıl Kısakürek (May 26, 1904 – May 25, 1983) was a Turkish poet, novelist, playwright, and Islamist ideologue.
Ahmed Nedîm Efendi (نديم) (1681? – 30 October 1730) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish: ﻡﺨﻠﺺ mahlas) of one of the most celebrated Ottoman poets.
Nelly Sachs (10 December 1891 – 12 May 1970) was a Swedish poet and playwright of Jewish German birth.
Nevin Birsa (August 25, 1947 – October 1, 2003) was a Slovene poet.
New Formalism is a late 20th- and early 21st-century movement in American poetry that has promoted a return to metrical and rhymed verse.
New Guinea (Nugini or, more commonly known, Papua, historically, Irian) is a large island off the continent of Australia.
The New Zealand Poet Laureate is a poet appointed by the National Library of New Zealand to represent New Zealand's community of poets, to promote and advocate for poetry, and to produce a number of published works during their two-year tenure as laureate.
The ney (نی / نای), is an end-blown flute that figures prominently in Middle Eastern music.
Tevfik Kolaylı (March 24, 1879 – January 28, 1953), better known by his pen name Neyzen Tevfik, was a Turkish poet, satirist, and neyzen (a "ney performer" in Turkish).
Nguyễn Du (3 January 1765 – 16 September 1820), pen names Tố Như and Thanh Hiên, is a celebrated Vietnamese poet who wrote in chữ nôm, the ancient writing script of Vietnam.
Nicanor Segundo Parra Sandoval (5 September 1914 – 23 January 2018) was a Chilean poet, mathematician, and physicist.
Nicaragua, officially the Republic of Nicaragua, is the largest country in the Central American isthmus, bordered by Honduras to the north, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
Nicaraguans (Nicaragüense; also Nica, Nicoya and Pinolero) are people inhabiting in, originating or having significant heritage from Nicaragua.
Nichita Stănescu (born Nichita Hristea Stănescu) (March 31, 1933 – December 13, 1983) was a Romanian poet and essayist.
Nicholas Breton (also Britton or Brittaine) (1545–1626), English poet and novelist, belonged to an old family settled at Layer Breton, Essex.
Nicholas Grimald (or Grimoald) (1519–1562) was an English poet and dramatist.
Nikola I Petrović-Njegoš (Никола I Петровић-Његош; – 1 March 1921) was the ruler of Montenegro from 1860 to 1918, reigning as sovereign prince from 1860 to 1910 and as king from 1910 to 1918.
Nicholas Rowe (20 June 1674 – 6 December 1718), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer, was appointed Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1715.
Nicholas Edward Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, author, screenwriter, composer and occasional film actor, best known as the frontman of the rock band Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.
Nick Toczek (born 20 September 1950; Shipley, England) is a British writer and performer working variously as poet, journalist, magician, vocalist, lyricist and radio broadcaster.
Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1 November 1636 – 13 March 1711), often known simply as Boileau, was a French poet and critic.
Nicolás Cristóbal Guillén Batista (10 July 1902 – 16 July 1989) was a Cuban poet, journalist, political activist, and writer.
Nicole Brossard, O.C. (born November 27, 1943) is a leading French-Canadian formalist poet and novelist.
Nikanor Grujić (Serbian Cyrillic: Никанор Грујић; December 12, 1810 – April 26, 1887) was the Serbian Orthodox bishop of Pakrac, the locum tenens Serbian Patriarch, the Austro–Hungarian emperor's Privy Councilor, knight of the Grand Cross of the Franz Joseph order, member of Houses of Magnates at Hungarian and Croatian–Slavonian parliaments, member of Serbian Learned Society, writer, poet, orator and translator.
Yolande Cornelia "Nikki" Giovanni, Jr. (born June 7, 1943) is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator.
Nikola Musulin (ca. 1830–fl. 1897) was a Serbian teacher, activist, and poet.
Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov (Никола Йонков Вапцаров; 7 December 1909 – 23 July 1942) was a Bulgarian poet, communist and revolutionary.
Nikolay Stepanovich Gumilyov (a; April 15 NS 1886 – August 26, 1921) was an influential Russian poet, literary critic, traveler, and military officer.
Nikos Kavvadias (Νίκος Καββαδίας; January 11, 1910 in Nikolsk-Ussuriysky – February 10, 1975 in Athens) was a Greek sailor, poet and writer; he used his travels around the world as a sailor, and life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people outside the boundaries of reality.
Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, best known for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, including Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid.
was a haikai-no-renga poet of the early Tokugawa period.
Niyi Osundare (born 1947 in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Nigeria) is a prolific poet, dramatist and literary critic.
Nizami Ganjavi (translit) (1141–1209), Nizami Ganje'i, Nizami, or Nezāmi, whose formal name was Jamal ad-Dīn Abū Muḥammad Ilyās ibn-Yūsuf ibn-Zakkī,Mo'in, Muhammad(2006), "Tahlil-i Haft Paykar-i Nezami", Tehran.: p. 2: Some commentators have mentioned his name as “Ilyas the son of Yusuf the son of Zakki the son of Mua’yyad” while others have mentioned that Mu’ayyad is a title for Zakki. Mohammad Moin, rejects the first interpretation claiming that if it were to mean 'Zakki son of Muayyad' it should have been read as 'Zakki i Muayyad' where izafe (-i-) shows the son-parent relationship but here it is 'Zakki Muayyad' and Zakki ends in silence/stop and there is no izafe (-i-). Some may argue that izafe is dropped due to meter constraints but dropping parenthood izafe is very strange and rare. So it is possible that Muayyad was a sobriquet for Zaki or part of his name (like Muayyad al-Din Zaki). This is supported by the fact that later biographers also state Yusuf was the son of Mu’ayyad was a 12th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet. Nezāmi is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. excerpt: Greatest romantic epic poet in Persian Literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic..... Nezami is admired in Persian-speaking lands for his originality and clarity of style, though his love of language for its own sake and of philosophical and scientific learning makes his work difficult for the average reader. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, the Kurdistan region and Tajikistan.
Nizar Tawfiq Qabbani (نزار توفيق قباني) (21 March 1923 – 30 April 1998) was a Syrian diplomat, poet and publisher.
The Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) is a Swedish literature prize that has been awarded annually, since 1901, to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Swedish industrialist Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: "den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning").
Nazar Muhammad Rashed (نذر مُحَمَّد راشِد), (1 August 1910 – 9 October 1975) commonly known as Noon Meem Rashed (Urdu: ن۔ م۔ راشد) or N.M. Rashed, was an influential Pakistani poet of modern Urdu poetry.
Norman Cameron (1905–1953) was a Scottish poet, distantly related to Thomas Babington, Lord Macaulay who, between the two world wars, associated on Majorca with Robert Graves and Laura Riding.
Norman Dubie (born April 10, 1945 in Barre, Vermont) is an American poet.
Norman Alexander MacCaig FRSE FRSL ARSA DLitt OBE (14 November 1910 – 23 January 1996) was a Scottish poet and teacher.
Norman Cornthwaite Nicholson, OBE (8 January 1914 – 30 May 1987), was an English poet associated with the Cumbrian town of Millom.
The Normans (Norman: Normaunds; Normands; Normanni) were the people who, in the 10th and 11th centuries, gave their name to Normandy, a region in France.
The North Carolina Poet Laureate is the poet laureate for the US state of North Carolina.
Northern Ireland (Tuaisceart Éireann; Ulster-Scots: Norlin Airlann) is a part of the United Kingdom in the north-east of the island of Ireland, variously described as a country, province or region.
Novalis was the pseudonym and pen name of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (2 May 1772 – 25 March 1801), a poet, author, mystic, and philosopher of Early German Romanticism.
A novelist is an author or writer of novels, though often novelists also write in other genres of both fiction and non-fiction.
was a Japanese haikai poet.
Ntozake Shange (Film Reference. born October 18, 1948) is an American playwright and poet.
Octave Crémazie (April 16, 1827 – January 16, 1879) was a French Canadian poet and bookseller born in Quebec City.
Octavian Goga (1 April 1881 – 7 May 1938) was a Romanian politician, poet, playwright, journalist, and translator.
Octavio Paz Lozano (March 31, 1914 – April 19, 1998) was a Mexican poet and diplomat.
Odysseus Elytis (Οδυσσέας Ελύτης,, pen name of Odysseus Alepoudellis, Οδυσσέας Αλεπουδέλλης; 2 November 1911 – 18 March 1996) was regarded as a major exponent of romantic modernism in Greece and the world.
Frederic Ogden Nash (August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971) was an American poet well known for his light verse, of which he wrote over 500 pieces.
Olav Håkonson Hauge (18 August 1908 – 23 May 1994) was a Norwegian horticulturist, translator and poet.
Old French (franceis, françois, romanz; Modern French: ancien français) was the language spoken in Northern France from the 8th century to the 14th century.
Olga Broumas (born 6 May 1949, Hermoupolis) is a Greek poet, resident in the United States.
Olga Nolla (September 18, 1938 – July 30, 2001) (full name Olga Nolla Ramírez de Arellano) was a Puerto Rican poet, writer, journalist, and professor.
Oliver Goldsmith (10 November 1728 – 4 April 1774) was an Irish novelist, playwright and poet, who is best known for his novel The Vicar of Wakefield (1766), his pastoral poem The Deserted Village (1770), and his plays The Good-Natur'd Man (1768) and She Stoops to Conquer (1771, first performed in 1773).
Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. (August 29, 1809 – October 7, 1894) was an American physician, poet, and polymath based in Boston.
Omar Khayyam (عمر خیّام; 18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet.
Mehmet Arif Onat Kutlar (25 January 1936 – 11 January 1995), also known as Onat Kutlar, was a prominent Turkish writer and poet, founder of the Turkish Sinematek and one of the founders of the Istanbul International Film Festival.
Onomacritus (Ὀνομάκριτος; c. 530 – c. 480 BCE), also known as Onomacritos or Onomakritos, was a Greek chresmologue, or compiler of oracles, who lived at the court of the tyrant Pisistratus in Athens.
Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, formerly Kath Walker) (3 November 192016 September 1993) was an Australian poet, political activist, artist and educator.
Orcadians are the people who live in or come from the Orkney islands of Scotland.
The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.
Orhan Veli Kanık or Orhan Veli (13 April 1914, Beykoz, İstanbul – 14 November 1950, İstanbul) was a Turkish poet.
Oriental studies is the academic field of study that embraces Near Eastern and Far Eastern societies and cultures, languages, peoples, history and archaeology; in recent years the subject has often been turned into the newer terms of Asian studies and Middle Eastern studies.
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 185430 November 1900) was an Irish poet and playwright.
Oscar Kaplan (December 29, 1900 – October 10, 1964), known by his pen name Oscar Williams, was an American anthologist and poet.
Osip Emilyevich Mandelstam (p; – 27 December 1938) was a Russian Jewish poet and essayist.
Oswald LeWinter (April 2, 1931 – February 13, 2013) was an Austrian-born American author and poet.
Otep is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 2000.
Otep Shamaya is the lead vocalist and namesake of the nu metal band Otep.
The Ottoman Empire (دولت عليه عثمانیه,, literally The Exalted Ottoman State; Modern Turkish: Osmanlı İmparatorluğu or Osmanlı Devleti), also historically known in Western Europe as the Turkish Empire"The Ottoman Empire-also known in Europe as the Turkish Empire" or simply Turkey, was a state that controlled much of Southeast Europe, Western Asia and North Africa between the 14th and early 20th centuries.
Ottoman Turkish (Osmanlı Türkçesi), or the Ottoman language (Ottoman Turkish:, lisân-ı Osmânî, also known as, Türkçe or, Türkî, "Turkish"; Osmanlıca), is the variety of the Turkish language that was used in the Ottoman Empire.
Ouyang Xiu (1 August 1007 – 22 September 1072), courtesy name Yongshu, also known by his art names Zuiweng ("Old Drunkard") and Liu Yi Jushi ("Retiree Six-One"), was a Chinese scholar-official, essayist, historian, poet, calligrapher, and epigrapher of the Song dynasty.
Publius Ovidius Naso (20 March 43 BC – 17/18 AD), known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of Augustus.
Ricardo Eliécer Neftalí Reyes Basoalto (12 July 1904 – 23 September 1973), better known by his pen name and, later, legal name Pablo Neruda, was a Chilean poet-diplomat and politician.
Padraic Fallon (3 January 1905 – 9 October 1974) was an Irish poet and playwright.
Pakistan (پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia.
The Palestinian people (الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha‘b al-Filasṭīnī), also referred to as Palestinians (الفلسطينيون, al-Filasṭīniyyūn, פָלַסְטִינִים) or Palestinian Arabs (العربي الفلسطيني, al-'arabi il-filastini), are an ethnonational group comprising the modern descendants of the peoples who have lived in Palestine over the centuries, including Jews and Samaritans, and who today are largely culturally and linguistically Arab.
Palladas (Παλλαδᾶς; fl. 4th century AD) was a Greek poet, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt.
Pam Ayres MBE (born 14 March 1947) is a British poet, comedian, songwriter and presenter of radio and television programmes.
Pan-Slavism, a movement which crystallized in the mid-19th century, is the political ideology concerned with the advancement of integrity and unity for the Slavic-speaking peoples.
Park Yong-rae (Hangul: 박용래; Hanja: 朴龍來; August 14, 1925—November 21, 1980) was a South Korean poet.
Parnassianism (or Parnassism) was a French literary style that began during the positivist period of the 19th century, occurring after romanticism and prior to symbolism.
Pascale Petit is a UK poet.
The Pashtuns (or; پښتانه Pax̌tānə; singular masculine: پښتون Pax̌tūn, feminine: پښتنه Pax̌tana; also Pukhtuns), historically known as ethnic Afghans (افغان, Afğān) and Pathans (Hindustani: پٹھان, पठान, Paṭhān), are an Iranic ethnic group who mainly live in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
A pastoral lifestyle (see pastoralism) is that of shepherds herding livestock around open areas of land according to seasons and the changing availability of water and pasture.
Patricia Beer (4 November 1924 – 15 August 1999) was an English poet and critic.
Patricia Goedicke (June 21, 1931 – July 14, 2006) was an American poet.
Patricia "Pat" Janus (April 20, 1932 – June 9, 2006) was an American poet, artist, and educator.
Patrick Kavanagh (21 October 1904 – 30 November 1967) was an Irish poet and novelist.
Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig or Pádraic Pearse; Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais; An Piarsach; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist, republican political activist and revolutionary who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916.
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist who became an influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses.
Paul Benjamin Auster (born February 3, 1947) is an American writer and director whose writing blends absurdism, existentialism, crime fiction, and the search for identity and personal meaning.
Paul Éluard, born Eugène Émile Paul Grindel (14 December 1895 – 18 November 1952), was a French poet and one of the founders of the surrealist movement.
Paul Blackburn (November 24, 1926 – September 13, 1971) was an American poet.
Paul Celan (23 November 1920 – c. 20 April 1970) was a Romanian-born German language poet and translator.
Paul Claudel (6 August 1868 – 23 February 1955) was a French poet, dramatist and diplomat, and the younger brother of the sculptress Camille Claudel.
Paul Terence Conneally (born 1959 in Sheffield, United Kingdom) is a poet, artist and musician based in Loughborough, UK.
Paul Dirmeikis (born 1954, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a Francophone poet, composer, singer, and painter who lives in Brittany.
Paul Engle (October 12, 1908 – March 22, 1991), noted American poet, editor, teacher, literary critic, novelist, and playwright.
Paul Gerhardt (12 March 1607 – 27 May 1676) was a German theologian, Lutheran minister and hymnodist.
Paul Goodman (September 9, 1911 – August 2, 1972) was an American novelist, playwright, poet, literary critic, and psychotherapist, although now best known as a social critic and anarchist philosopher.
Paul Guest (born in Chattanooga, Tennessee) is an American poet and memoirist.
Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Paul Mariani (born 1940 in New York City) is an American poet and a professor at Boston College.
Paul Muldoon (born 20 June 1951) is an Irish poet.
Paul Summers (born 1967) is an English poet who was born in Blyth, Northumberland and currently residing in Emu Park.
Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry (30 October 1871 – 20 July 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher.
Paul-Marie Verlaine (30 March 1844 – 8 January 1896) was a French poet associated with the Decadent movement.
Paul Joseph Vermeersch (born 1973) is a Canadian poet.
Paul-Eerik Rummo (born January 19, 1942) is an Estonian poet and politician who was the former Estonian Minister of Culture and Education, as well as the former Estonian Minister of Population Affairs.
Étienne-Paulin Gagne, known as Paulin Gagne (June 8, 1808 – August 1876) was a French poet, essayist, lawyer, politician, inventor, and eccentric whose best known poem, The Woman-Messiah, is among the longest poems in French, or any language.
Pavel Golia (10 April 1887 – 15 August 1959) was a Slovenian poet and playwright.
Pawlu Aquilina (August 28, 1929 – January 29, 2009) was a Maltese poet and writer from Siġġiewi, Malta.
Pedro Calderón de la Barca y Barreda González de Henao Ruiz de Blasco y Riaño, usually referred as Pedro Calderón de la Barca (17 January 160025 May 1681), was a dramatist, poet and writer of the Spanish Golden Age.
Pedro Juan Gutiérrez, born 27 January 1950 in Matanzas, Cuba, is a Cuban novelist.
Pencho Petkov Slaveykov (Пенчо Петков Славейков) (27 April 1866 O.S. – 10 June 1912 (O.S. 28 May 1912)) was a noted Bulgarian poet and one of the participants in the Misal ("Thought") circle.
Penelope Rosemont (born 1942 in Chicago, Illinois), attended Lake Forest College.
Pennsylvania German (Deitsch, Pennsylvania italic, Pennsilfaanisch Deitsch,; often called Pennsylvania Dutch) is a variety of West Central German spoken by the Old Order Amish, Old Order Mennonites and other descendants of German immigrants in the United States and Canada, closely related to the Palatine dialects.
Percy Bysshe Shelley (4 August 17928 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets, and is regarded by some as among the finest lyric and philosophical poets in the English language, and one of the most influential.
Performance art is a performance presented to an audience within a fine art context, traditionally interdisciplinary.
Performance poetry is poetry that is specifically composed for or during a performance before an audience.
Persius, in full Aulus Persius Flaccus (4 December 34, in Volterra24 November 62), was a Roman poet and satirist of Etruscan origin.
Petar II Petrović-Njegoš (Петар II Петровић-Његош,; –), commonly referred to simply as Njegoš, was a Prince-Bishop (vladika) of Montenegro, poet and philosopher whose works are widely considered some of the most important in Montenegrin literature.
Petar Kočić (Петар Кочић; 29 June 1877 – 27 August 1916) was a Bosnian Serb writer, playwright, poet and politician.
Petar Preradović (19 March 1818 – 18 August 1872) was a Croatian poet, writer, and military general in the Austro-Hungarian Army.
Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, songwriter, actor, poet, writer, and artist.
Peter Andrej (born 13 August 1959 in Maribor) is a Slovenian poet, musician, guitar player, studio producer, and the producer of the biggest Slovenian festival of singer-songwriters, KantFest.
Peter Davison (June 27, 1928, New York, New York – December 29, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts) was an American poet, essayist, teacher, lecturer, editor, and publisher.
Peter Härtling (13 November 1933 – 10 July 2017) was a German writer, poet, publisher and journalist.
Peter Lamborn Wilson (pseudonym Hakim Bey; born 1945) is an American anarchist author, primarily known for advocating the concept of temporary autonomous zones.
Peter Meinke (born 1932 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American poet and author.
Peter Anton Orlovsky (July 8, 1933 – May 30, 2010) was an American poet and actor.
Peter Neville Frederick Porter OAM (16 February 192923 April 2010) was a British-based Australian poet.
Peter William Redgrove (2 January 1932 – 16 June 2003) was a British poet, who also wrote prose, novels and plays with his second wife Penelope Shuttle.
Peter Rosegger (original Roßegger) (31 July 1843 – 26 June 1918) was an Austrian writer and poet from Krieglach in the province of Styria.
Peter Seaton (December 16, 1942 – May 18, 2010) was an American poet associated with the first wave of Language poetry in the 1970s.
Peter Robert Edwin Viereck (August 5, 1916 – May 13, 2006) was an American poet, political thinker, and professor of history at Mount Holyoke College.
Petko Rachov Slaveykov (Петко Рачов Славейков) (17 November 1827 OS – 1 July 1895 OS) was a noted nineteenth-century Bulgarian poet, publicist, public figure and folklorist.
Francesco Petrarca (July 20, 1304 – July 18/19, 1374), commonly anglicized as Petrarch, was a scholar and poet of Renaissance Italy who was one of the earliest humanists.
Pyotr Ustinovich Brovka (Пётр Усці́навіч Бро́ўка, Пётр Усти́нович Бро́вка;, Putilkovichi24 March 1980, Minsk) was a Soviet Belarusian poet, more commonly recognized by his literary pseudonym Petrus Brovka (also transliterated from Belarusian as Piatrus Brovka or Pjatrus Broǔka).
Peyo Yavorov (Пейо (Кр.) Яворов; born Peyo Totev Kracholov, Пейо Тотев Крачолов; 13 January 1878 – 29 October 1914) was a Bulgarian Symbolist poet.
Philhellenism ("the love of Greek culture") and philhellene ("the admirer of Greeks and everything Greek"), from the Greek φίλος philos "friend, lover" and ἑλληνισμός hellenism "Greek", was an intellectual fashion prominent mostly at the turn of the 19th century.
Philip D. Appleman (born February 8, 1926) is an American poet.
Philip Gross (born 1952) is a poet, novelist, playwright and academic, based in Britain.
Philip Lamantia (October 23, 1927 – March 7, 2005) was an American poet and lecturer.
Philip Arthur Larkin (9 August 1922 – 2 December 1985) was an English poet, novelist and librarian.
Philip Levine (January 10, 1928 – February 14, 2015) was an American poet best known for his poems about working-class Detroit.
Philip Marie Constant Bancroft O'Connor (8 September 1916 – 29 May 1998) was a British writer and surrealist poet, who also painted.
Philip Schultz (born 1945 in Rochester, New York) is an American poet, and the founder/director of The Writers Studio, a private school for fiction and poetry writing based in New York City.
Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar, and soldier, who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age.
Philip Stanhope Worsley (12 August 1835 – 8 May 1866) was an English poet.
Philip Glenn Whalen (20 October 1923 – 26 June 2002) was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance and close to the Beat generation.
Phillippa Yaa de Villiers (born 17 February 1966) at Lyrikline.
Phillis Wheatley, also spelled Phyllis and Wheatly (c. 1753 – December 5, 1784) was the first published African-American female poet.
Philology is the study of language in oral and written historical sources; it is a combination of literary criticism, history, and linguistics.
Phineas Fletcher (8 April 1582 – 13 December 1650) was an English poet, elder son of Dr Giles Fletcher, and brother of Giles the Younger.
Phoebe Hesketh (29 January 1909 – 25 February 2005) was an English poet from Lancashire notable for her poems depicting nature.
Pi Rixiu (ca. 834 – 883) was a Tang dynasty poet.
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco (born July 5, 1949) is an Italian-Canadian poet.
Pierre de Ronsard (11 September 1524 – 27 December 1585) was a French poet or, as his own generation in France called him, a "prince of poets".
Pierre Labrie (born 23 April 1972) is a Québécois poet, born at Mont-Joli, Quebec.
Pierre Reverdy (13 September 1889 – 17 June 1960) was a French poet whose works were inspired by and subsequently proceeded to influence the provocative art movements of the day, Surrealism, Dadaism and Cubism.
Piers Plowman (written 1370–90) or Visio Willelmi de Petro Ploughman (William's Vision of Piers Plowman) is a Middle English allegorical narrative poem by William Langland.
Pietism (from the word piety) was an influential movement in Lutheranism that combined its emphasis on Biblical doctrine with the Reformed emphasis on individual piety and living a vigorous Christian life.
Pindar (Πίνδαρος Pindaros,; Pindarus; c. 522 – c. 443 BC) was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes.
Pingali Surana (16th century CE) was a Telugu poet and was one of the Astadiggajas.
A playwright or dramatist (rarely dramaturge) is a person who writes plays.
A poet is a person who creates poetry.
A poet laureate (plural: poets laureate) is a poet officially appointed by a government or conferring institution, typically expected to compose poems for special events and occasions.
The Poet Laureate of Toronto is the city's literary ambassador and advocate for poetry, language and the arts.
The position of Poet Laureate of Virginia was established December 18, 1936 by the General Assembly.
A polemic is contentious rhetoric that is intended to support a specific position by aggressive claims and undermining of the opposing position.
Polyglotism or polyglottism is the ability to master, or the state of having mastered, multiple languages.
A polymath (πολυμαθής,, "having learned much,"The term was first recorded in written English in the early seventeenth century Latin: uomo universalis, "universal man") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas—such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.
Pontus de Tyard (also Thyard, Thiard) (c. 1521 – 23 September 1605) was a French poet and priest, a member of "La Pléiade".
Miguel Ángel Osorio Benítez (July 29, 1883 – January 14, 1942), better known by his pseudonym, Porfirio Barba-Jacob, was a Colombian poet and writer.
The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood (later known as the Pre-Raphaelites) was a group of English painters, poets, and critics, founded in 1848 by William Holman Hunt, John Everett Millais and Dante Gabriel Rossetti.
Sextus Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet of the Augustan age.
Psychedelia is the subculture, originating in the 1960s, of people who often use psychedelic drugs such as LSD, mescaline (found in peyote) and psilocybin (found in some mushrooms).
The Pulitzer Prize is an award for achievements in newspaper, magazine and online journalism, literature, and musical composition in the United States.
The Pulitzer Prize for Poetry is one of the seven American Pulitzer Prizes that are annually awarded for Letters, Drama, and Music.
Punjabi (Gurmukhi: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ; Shahmukhi: پنجابی) is an Indo-Aryan language spoken by over 100 million native speakers worldwide, ranking as the 10th most widely spoken language (2015) in the world.
Punk literature (also called punk lit and, rarely, punklit) is literature related to the punk subculture.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
The Qing dynasty, also known as the Qing Empire, officially the Great Qing, was the last imperial dynasty of China, established in 1636 and ruling China from 1644 to 1912.
Qu Yuan (–278 BC) was a Chinese poet and minister who lived during the Warring States period of ancient China.
Quakers (or Friends) are members of a historically Christian group of religious movements formally known as the Religious Society of Friends or Friends Church.
Quincy Thomas Troupe, Jr. (born July 22, 1939) is an American poet, editor, journalist and professor emeritus at the University of California, San Diego, in La Jolla, California.
Richard Palmer Blackmur (January 21, 1904 – February 2, 1965) was an American literary critic and poet.
Ronald Stuart Thomas (29 March 1913 – 25 September 2000), published as R. S. Thomas, was a Welsh poet and Anglican priest who was noted for his nationalism, spirituality and deep dislike of the anglicisation of Wales.
Rabindranath Tagore FRAS, also written Ravīndranātha Ṭhākura (7 May 1861 – 7 August 1941), sobriquet Gurudev, was a Bengali polymath who reshaped Bengali literature and music, as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Rachel Akerman (1522 – 1544) was an Austrian-Jewish poet.
Radovan Brenkus (born 30 January 1974, Bardejov) is a Slovak writer, translator and critic.
Radovan Zogović (Cyrillic: Радован Зоговић) (August 19, 1907 – January 5, 1986) was a Montenegrin poet.
Rae Armantrout (born April 13, 1947) is an American poet generally associated with the Language poets.
Raees Warsi (رئیس وارثی., Full name Raees Ahmed Khan Warsi, born 1 March 1963) is a Pakistani American Urdu poet, journalist, lyricist, TV anchor and social worker.
Rafał Wojaczek (December 6, 1945 – May 11, 1971) was a Polish poet of the postwar generation.
René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke (4 December 1875 – 29 December 1926), better known as Rainer Maria Rilke, was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist.
Ralph Angel (born 1951) is a second-generation American of Sephardic Jewish descent, born in Seattle, Washington.
Ralph Nicholas Chubb (8 February 1892 – 14 January 1960) was an English poet, printer, and artist.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882) was an American essayist, lecturer, philosopher, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
Ram Prasad Bismil (11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Mainpuri conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925, and struggled against British imperialism.
Ramarajabhushanudu (mid 16th century CE) was a Telugu poet and a notable musician; he was one of the Astadiggajas (a collective title for Telugu poets in the court of Krishnadevaraya of the Vijayanagara Empire).
Ramdhari Singh 'Dinkar' (23 September 1908 – 24 April 1974) was an Indian Hindi poet, essayist, patriot and academic, who is considered as one of the most important modern Hindi poets.
Randall Jarrell (May 6, 1914 – October 14, 1965) was an American poet, literary critic, children's author, essayist, novelist, and the 11th Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress, a position that now bears the title Poet Laureate.
Ravji Patel (Gujarati: રાવજી પટેલ; 1939–1968) was a modernist poet, short story writer and novelist of Gujarati language.
Ray Buttigieg (born May 1, 1955 in Gozo, Malta) is a poet and musician.
Raymond Garlick (21 September 1926 – 19 March 2011) was an Anglo-Welsh poet.
Raymond Roussel (January 20, 1877 – July 14, 1933) was a French poet, novelist, playwright, musician, and chess enthusiast.
Rognvald Kale Kolsson (also known as St. Ronald or St. Ronald of Orkney) (c. 1103 – 1158) was an Earl of Orkney and a Norwegian saint.
Rebecca Hammond Lard (born Rebecca Hammond; March 7, 1772 – September 28, 1855), is called by some critics "the first poet in Indiana".
Rebecca Seiferle is an American poet.
Rebecca Wee is an American poet, and associate professor of creative writing.
Edward Reed Whittemore, Jr. (September 11, 1919 – April 6, 2012) was an American poet, biographer, critic, literary journalist and college professor.
Reetika Gina Vazirani (9 August 1962 – 16 July 2003) was an Indian/American immigrant poet and educator.
The Protestant Reformation in Switzerland was promoted initially by Huldrych Zwingli, who gained the support of the magistrate (Mark Reust) and population of Zürich in the 1520s.
Regina Derieva (a; February 7, 1949 – December 11, 2013) was a Russian poet and writer who published around thirty books of poetry, essays, and prose.
Reginald Gibbons (born 1947) is an American poet, fiction writer, translator, literary critic, and Professor of English and Classics at Northwestern University and Director of the Center for the Writing Arts there.
Remco Campert (born 29 July 1929) is a Dutch author, poet and columnist.
Remy de Gourmont (4 April 1858 – 27 September 1915) was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic.
The Renaissance in Poland (Renesans, Odrodzenie; literally: the Rebirth) lasted from the late 15th to the late 16th century and is widely considered to have been the Golden Age of Polish culture.
The Renaixença, Catalan Renaissance, ((also written Renaixensa before spelling standardisation) was an early 19th-century romantic revivalist movement in Catalan language and culture, akin to the Galician Rexurdimento or the Occitan Félibrige movements. The movement dates to the 1830s and 1840s, but lasted into the 1880s, when it branched out into other cultural movements. Even though it primarily followed a romantic impulse, it incorporated stylistic and philosophical elements of other 19th century movements such as Naturalism or Symbolism. The name does not indicate a particular style, but rather the cultural circumstances in which it bloomed.
René Char (14 June 1907 – 19 February 1988) was a 20th-century French poet and member of the French Resistance.
René Daumal (16 March 1908 – 21 May 1944) was a French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet, best known for his posthumously published novel Mount Analogue (1952) as well as for being an early, outspoken practitioner of pataphysics.