List of poets

This is a list of poets. It lists notable poets.

Alphabetical list

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A

Ab-Ak

*Dannie Abse (born 1923), English poet
*Milton Acorn (1923–1986), Canadian poet, writer, and playwright
*Léonie Adams (1899–1988), American poet
*Fleur Adcock (born 1934), poet and New Zealand native who has spent most of her life in England
*Joseph Addison (1672–1719), English essayist, poet, writer and politician
*Endre Ady (1877–1919), Hungarian poet
*Aeschylus (525-456 BC), Athenian tragedian
*Lucius Afranius (poet) (fl. circa 94 BC), Roman comic poet
*Patience Agbabi (born 1965), English poet
*James Agee (1909–1955), American novelist, screenwriter, journalist, poet, film critic
*Dritëro Agolli (born 1931), Albanian poet
*Ai (born 1947), American poet whose original name was Florence Anthony
*Conrad Aiken (1889–1973), American poet and author
*Mark Akenside (1721–1770), English poet and physician
*Bella Akhmadulina (born 1957), Russian poet
*Anna Akhmatova (1889–1966), Russian poet

Al-Am

*Luigi Alamanni, (1495–1556)
*Jalal al-Din Muhammad Rumi, (1207-1273)
*Alcman ("fl." 7th cent. BC), Ancient Greek lyric poet
*Richard Aldington (1892–1962)
*Claribel Alegria (born 1924), Central American poet
*Vicente Aleixandre, (1898–1984), Nobel Laureate 1977
*Josip Murn Aleksandrov (1879–1901)
*Muhammad Ali, (born 1942), boxer, war protester, civil rights protester, and poet
*Dante Alighieri, (1265-1321), Italian poet
*James Alexander Allan (1889–1956), Australian poet
*William Allingham, (1824 or 1828-1889)
*Damaso Alonso (1898–1990), Spanish poet, philologist, and literary critic
*Natan Alterman (1910–1970), Israeli poet, journalist, and translator
*Al Alvarez (born 1919), English poet
*Amara Sinha (fl. circa AD 375), Sanskrit grammarian and poet
*Ambroise, Norman-French poet of the Third Crusade
*Yehuda Amichai (1924–2000) Israeli poet
*Kingsley Amis (1922–1995) English author and poet
*A. R. Ammons(1926–2001) American author and poet

An-Ap

*Anacreon (570 BC-488 BC), Greek lyric poet
*Alfred Andersch, (1914–1980)
*Hans Christian Andersen, Danish poet (1805–1875)
*Jon Anderson, (born 1944), English rock music vocalist and lyricist
*Mário de Andrade, (1893–1945), Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer
*Aneirin, medieval (6th century) epic poet
*Antler (poet), (1946-)
*Brother Antoninus
*Chairil Anwar, (Indonesian poet: 1922–1949)
*Guillaume Apollinaire, (1880–1918)
*Apollonius of Rhodes (270-after 245 BC)

Ar-Au

*Louis Aragon, (1897-1982)
*Archilochus, (ca.680-ca.645 BC), ancient Greek lyric poet
*Hugh Antoine d'Arcy (1843-1925)
*Walter Conrad Arensberg (1878-1954), American Dada-ist
*Tudor Arghezi (Romanian poet)
*Ludovico Ariosto, (1474-1533)
*Rae Armantrout, (1947-)
*Simon Armitage, (born 1963)
*Ernst Moritz Arndt
*Achim von Arnim, (1781-1831)
*Bettina von Arnim, (1785-1859)
*Matthew Arnold, (1822-1888)
*Jean Arp, (1886-1966), sculptor, painter, and poet
*Antonin Artaud, (1896-1948), actor, playwright, poet, essayist
*John Ashbery, (born 1927)
*Anton Askerc, (1856-1912)
*Farid al-Din Attar, (c. 1130-c. 1230)
*Margaret Atwood, (born 1939), poet, novelist, essayist
*W. H. Auden, (1907-1973)
*Ausiàs March, (1397-1459)
*Ausonius, (c. 310-395)

Av-Ay

*Margaret Avison (born 1918)
*Robert Ayton (1570-1638)
*Ashok Chakradhar (Born 8 February 1951)

B

Ba

Bab-Bal

*Ken Babstock, Canadian
*Bacchylides, (died c. 467 BC)
*Ingeborg Bachmann, (1926-1973)
*Sutardji Calzoum Bachri, The President of Indonesian Poet
*George Bacovia, Romanian poet
*Janos Bacsanyi, (1763-1845)
*Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński, (1921-1944)
*Julio Baghy
*Bai Juyi
*Joanna Baillie, (1762-1851)
*Bâkî, (1526–1600), Ottoman poet
*Jesse Ball American poet

Bar-Bax

*Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones)
*Anna Laetitia Barbauld, (1743-1825)
*Porfirio Barba-Jacob
*John Barbour, (c. 1316-1395)
*George Barker, (1913-1991)
*Les Barker
*Richard Barnefield, (1574-1627)
*William Barnes, (1801-1886)
*Elizabeth Barrett(March 6, 1806 – June 29, 1861)
*Charles Baudelaire, (1821-1867)
*James K. Baxter, (1926-1972)

Be

*Francis Beaumont, (1586-1616)
*Joshua Beckman
*Gustavo Adolfo Becquer, (1836-1870)
*Thomas Lovell Beddoes, (1803-1849) (English writer in Germany)
*Aphra Behn, (1640-1689)
*Marvin Bell, (1937-?)
*Gioconda Belli, (born 1948)
*Giuseppe Gioacchino Belli, (Roman dialect)
*Xuan Bello, (born 1965), best-known asturian language poet
*Hilaire Belloc
*Andrey Bely, (1880-1934)
*Gottfried Ben
*Stephen Vincent Benét, (1898-1943)
*William Rose Benét, (1886-1950)
*Gwendolyn B. Bennett
*Jim Bennett (1951) A Liverpool (UK) poet best known for his work during the era of punk.
*Bo Bergman (1869-1967)
*Ilhan Berk
*Daniel Berrigan
*Wendell Berry
*John Berryman
*John Betjeman, (1906-1984)
*Helen Bevington (Dr. Johnson's Waterfall)

Bi-Bl

*Laurence Binyon, (1879-1943)
*Earle Birney, (1904-1995), anti-conventional poet, also wrote novels, short stories, drama
*Nevin Birsa, (born 1947)
*Elizabeth Bishop, (1911-1979)
*Bill Bissett, (born 1939), poet, famous for incorporating sound and the visual into poetry
*Lucian Blaga, Romanian poet
*Don Blanding, (fl. mid 20th cen.), American,
*William Blake, (1757-1827), English painter, poet
*Aleksandr Blok, (1880-1921)
*Benjamin Paul Blood, (1832-1919)
*Michael Blumenthal
*Roy Blumenthal, (born 1968)
*Edmund Blunden
*Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
*Robert Bly

Bo

*Jean Bodel
*Louise Bogan
*Matteo Maria Boiardo, Italian poet
*Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux, (1636-1711)
*Eavan Boland, (born 1944)
*Heinrich Böll, (1917-1985)
*Arna Wendell Bontemps
*Jorge Luis Borges, (1899-1986)
*Tadeusz Borowski
*Mark Alexander Boyd, (1563-1601)
*Kay Boyle (A Glad Day)

Br

Bra-Bri

*Di Brandt, (born 1952), Manitoba poet and literary critic
*Richard Brautigan, (1935–1984)
*Bertolt Brecht, (1898–1956), German "Three-penny Opera" lyricist
*Gerbrand Adriaensz. Bredero (1585–1618), Dutch poet and playwright
*Christopher Brennan, (1870–1932), Australian
*Clemens Brentano, (1778–1842)
*Clemens von Brentano, (1778–1842)
*André Breton, (1896–1966)
*Nicholas Breton, (1542–1626)
*Ken Brewer, (born 1941)
*Robert Bridges, (1844–1930)

Bro-Bry

*James Brock, (born 1958)
*Joseph Brodsky, (1940-1996)
*Wladyslaw Broniewski
*William Bronk, (died 1999)
*Anne Brontë, (1820-1849)
*Charlotte Brontë, (1816-1855)
*Emily Brontë, (1818-1848), British author
*Rupert Brooke, (1887-1915)
*Gwendolyn Brooks, (born 1917)
*Joan Brossa, (1919-1998)
*Nicole Brossard, (born 1943), formalist poet
*Flora Brovina
*Thomas Edward Brown, (1830-1897)
*George Mackay Brown
*Sterling Brown, (1901-1989)
*William Browne, (1588-1643)
*Elizabeth Barrett Browning, (1806-1861)
*Robert Browning, (1812-1889)
*William Cullen Bryant, (1794-1878)
*Bryher
*Valeri Bryusov, (1873-1924), poet, novelist, critic

Bu-By

*Georg Büchner
*Vincent Buckley, (1927-1988)
*Charles Bukowski, (1920-1994) poet, novelist
*Basil Bunting
*Anthony Burgess (1917-1993): "Byrne", "Revolutionary Sonnets", etc.
*Stanley Burnshaw
*Robert Burns, (1759-1796)
*William S. Burroughs, (1914-1997)
*Edwin G. Burrows
*Andrzej Bursa
*Raegan Butcher
*Ray Buttigieg, (born 1955) poet, composer, musician
*Ignazio Buttitta, (Sicilian dialect)
*Witter Bynner (also under Emanuel Morgan)
*Lord Byron, (1788-1824)

C

Ca

Cab-Cap

*Lydia Cabrera (Cuban poet - anthropoetry)
*Caedmon (old English)
*Alison Calder, Canadian poet
*Cali Xuseen Xirsi
*Musa Cälil (1906-1944), Tatar poet, prisoner of the war
*Barry Callaghan, (born 1937)
*Callimachus (c.305-c.240 BC), Hellenistic poet
*Robert Calvert, (1945-1988)
*Luís de Camões, (author of the Lusíadas)
*Roy Campbell (1901-1957)
*Jan Campert,(1902-1943), Dutch poet and journalist
*Remco Campert (born 1929), son of Jan, Dutch poet and novelist
*Thomas Campion, (1567-1619), composer, poet
*Thomas Campbell, (1774-1844)
*Melville Henry Cane, (1879-1980)
*Ivan Cankar, (1876-1918), author, poet, storyteller, dramatist and essayist
*Mary Wedderburn Cannan, (1893-1973)
*Edip Cansever
*Cao Cao, (155 AD-220 AD)
*Cao Pi
*Cao Zhi, (192-232)

Car-Cav

*Ernesto Cardenal, (born 1925)
*Giosuè Carducci, (1835-1907)
*Thomas Carew, (1595-1639)
*Henry Carey, (1693-1743)
*Bliss Carman, (1861-1929) ("Low Tide on Grand Pre")
*Lewis Carroll, (1832-1898)
*Hayden Carruth
*Anne Carson, (born 1950)
*Jared Carter (born 1939)
*William Cartwright, (1611-1643)
*Carolyn Joyce Carty, (1957} American poet
*Cyrus Cassells, (born 1957)
*Catullus, (c. 84BC-54BC), Roman poet
*Charles Causley
*C. P. Cavafy, (1863-1933)

Ce-Ci

*Paul Celan, (1920-1970)
*Anica Cernej, (1900-1944)
*Luis Cernuda, (1903-1963)
*Mário Cesariny, (1923-2006)
*John Chalkhill
*Jean Chapelain, (1595-1674)
*Arthur Chapman, (1873-1935)
*George Chapman, (1560-1634)
*René Char, (1907-1998)
*Craig Charles, (born 1964), (Red Dwarf, Captain Butler)
*Thomas Chatterton
*Geoffrey Chaucer, (ca.1343-1400), "Chanticleer the Fox" (extract from "Canterbury Tales")
*Billy Childish
*Dario Chioli, Italian poet, born 1956
*Choe Chiwon, Korean (Silla) poet, born 857
*Henri Chopin, (born 1922)
*Chrétien de Troyes, (fl. 12th century)
*Ralph Chubb, (1892-1960), poet, painter, printer
*John Ciardi, Italian-American poet

Cl

*Amy Clampitt
*John Clare, (1793-1864)
*George Elliott Clarke, poet, U of T professor
*Paul Claudel, (1868-1955)
*Matthias Claudius
*Brian P. Cleary
*Michelle Cliff
*Lucille Clifton,
*Arthur Hugh Clough, (1819-1861)

Co

Coc-Cor

*Jean Cocteau, (1889-1963), French writer
*Leonard Cohen, (born 1934), poet/singer
*Hartley Coleridge, (1796-1849)
*Mary Elizabeth Coleridge, (1861-1907)
*Samuel Taylor Coleridge, (1772-1834), English poet
*Billy Collins (U.S. Poet Laureate)
*William Collins, (1721-1759)
*William Congreve, (1670-1729), English poet
*Robert Conquest, historian and poet
*Henry Constable, (1562-1613)
*Clark Coolidge
*Wendy Cope
*Tristan Corbière, (1845-1875)
* Francis Cornford and Frances Cornford
*Gregory Corso, Beat poet, "Gasoline", "Bomb".
*Jayne Cortez

Cot-Cow

*Malcolm Cowley, (1898-1989), (Dada)
*Abraham Cowley, (1618-1667)
*William Cowper, (1731-1800)

Cr-Cz

*George Crabbe, (1754-1832)
*Hart Crane, (1899-1932), (The Bridge)
*Stephen Crane, (1871-1900), USA writer
*Richard Crashaw, (1613-1649)
*Robert Creeley, (born 1926), (A Form of Women - Black Mountain School)
*Octave Crémazie
*Charles Cros, (1842-1888), French poet and inventor
*Aleister Crowley, (1875-1947), English Occultist and poet
*Cui Hao, Tang Dynasty, Chinese poet
*Countee Cullen, (died 1946)
*Necati Cumalı
*e e cummings, (1894-1962)
*Allan Cunningham, (1784-1842)
*Allen Curnow, (1911-2001)
*Ivor Cutler, Scottish poet, musician and thinker

D

Da

*Roque Dalton, (1935-1975) Salvadoran poet
*Sapardi Djoko Damono, Indonesian Poet
*David Daniels, (1933- ) Visual Poet
*Jeffrey Daniels, African-American Poet
*Gabriele D'Annunzio, (1863-1938), revolutionary
*Jia Dao
*Rubén Darío, (1867-1916)
*Erasmus Darwin, (1731-1802), British poet and herbalist
*Jibanananda Das,(1899-1954), Bengali poet and author
*René Daumal, (1908-1944)
*Jean Daurat, (1508-1588)
*Alan Davies, American poet
*W. H. Davies
*William Davenant, (1606-1668)
*Donald Davidson, (1893-1968)
*John Davies, (1569-1626), historian
*Edward Davison, (organized Colorado Writers 1937 conference)
*Peter Davison, (born 1951), (son of Edward)
*Denis Davydov, (1784-1839)
*Cecil Day-Lewis

De

*James Deahl
*Aurora de Albornoz, (1926-1990) 20th century Spanish poet
*Aleš Debeljak, (born 1961)
*Daniel Defoe, (1659/61? - 1731)
*Walter de la Mare, author, poet
*Thomas Dekker, (1575-1641)
*Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, (1651-1695), 17th Century Mexican Poet
*Leconte de Lisle, parnassian poet
*François de Malherbe, (1555-1628),
*Alfred de Musset, (1810-1857), 19th century poet
*Gérard de Nerval, (1808-1855)
*Baltasar del Alcázar, (1530-1606)
*Tory Dent, (1958- ), (What Silence Equals, HIV Mon Amour)
* Evariste de Parny, 18th century French poet
*Regina Derieva, (born 1949)
*Toi Derricotte, (born 1941), African American Poet
*Babette Deutsch (1895-1982)
*Aubrey de Vere
*Alfred de Vigny, (1797-1863), 19th century poet

Di-Do

*Diane Di Prima (Memoirs of a Beatnik)
*Souéloum Diagho (contemporary Tuareg poet)
*Jennifer K Dick, (b 1970), American Poet
*Emily Dickinson, (1830-1886), American poet
*James Dickey, (1923-1997)
*Blaga Dimitrova
*Paul Dirmeikis, (1954- ), French poet
*Thomas M. Disch, (1940-2008), American poet, novelist
*Tim Dlugos, (1950-1990), American poet
*Henry Austin Dobson
*Stephen Dobyns, American author, novelist, poet
*Pete Doherty, (born 1979), British musician, songwriter, poet
*Antonia Donatiello, (born 1950), Italian writer and poet
*John Donne, (1572-1631)
*Hilda Doolittle, (1886-1961), U.S. Imagist poet
*Gavin Douglas
*Keith Douglas, (1920-1944)
*Rita Dove
*Ernest Dowson, (1867-1900)

Dr

*Jane Draycott
*Michael Drayton, (1563-1631)
*Aleksander Stavre Drenova, (1872-1947), Albanian poet
*John Drinkwater, (1882-1937)
*Annette von Droste-Hülshoff, (1797-1848), German poet
*William Drummond, (1585-1649)
*William Henry Drummond, (1854-1907), poet, "The habitant"
*John Dryden, (1631-1700), poet and playwright

Du-Dy

*Joachim du Bellay, (c. 1522-1560)
*W.E.B. DuBois, (1868-1963), writer, activist
*Du Fu, the Poet Saint
*Du Mu, (803-852), Chinese poet
*Alan Dugan
*Carol Ann Duffy, (born 1955)
*Paul Laurence Dunbar, (1872-1906)
*William Dunbar, (1465-1520)
*Robert Duncan (Black Mountain School)
*Douglas Dunn, (born 1942)
*Stephen Dunn
*Helen Dunmore, poet, novelist
*Edward Plunkett, Baron Dunsany, (1878-1957), Irish poet
*Lawrence Durrell, (1912-1990), (A Private Country: Poems)
*Stuart Dybek
*Bob Dylan, born 1941

E

Ea-Er

*Richard Eberhart
*Russell Edson
*Joseph von Eichendorff, (1788-1857)
*George Eliot, (1819-1880), (Mary Ann Evans)
*T. S. Eliot, (1888-1965), writer
*Ebenezer Elliott, (1781-1849)
*Royston Ellis, English poet inspired by Beat Generation
*Ana Elsner, multi-lingual American poet
*Paul Eluard, French poet
*Claudia Emerson, (born 1957) American poet
*Ralph Waldo Emerson, (1803-1882), American author
*Gevorg Emin, (1918-1998), Armenian poet
*Mihai Eminescu, Romanian poet
*William Empson, (1906-1984)
*Yunus Emre
*Michael Ende, (1929-1995), German poet
*R.M. Engelhardt, (born 1964), American poet
*Paul Engle
*Ennius
*Hans Magnus Enzensberger, (born 1929), German poet
*Louise Erdrich, (born 1954), author
*Haydar Ergülen
*Max Ernst, (1891-1976), (Dada)
*Mehmet Erte

Es-Ew

*Maggie Estep, American slam poet
*Wolfram von Eschenbach, (died 1220)
*Clayton Eshleman (Antiphonal Swing)
*Martin Espada, American poet and teacher
*Florbela Espanca, poet
*Salvador Espriu, writer
*Euripides (480-406 BC), Athenian tragedian
*Mari Evans
*William Everson (In The Fictive Wish)
*Gavin Ewart

F

*Faruk Iremet (1965-), Swedish, Zazaish and Turkish poet

Fe-Fo

*Fenggan
*Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-)
*Leandro Fernández de Moratín (1760-1828)
*Ian Hamilton Finlay, (born 1925)
*Annie Finch, American poet, librettist, translator, born 1956
*Edward Fitzgerald, (1809-1883)
*Robert Fitzgerald (1910 - 1985)
*John Fletcher, (1579-1625)
*John Gould Fletcher, (1886-1950), Imagist poet
*F. S. Flint (Imagist manifestos)
*Theodor Fontane, (1819-1898)
*John Forbes, (1950-1998), Australian poet
*Carolyn Forché, born 1950
*Ford Madox Ford, (1873-1939), promoter of many other writers.
*John Ford, (1586-1639), playwright and poet.
*John M. Ford, (1957-2006), novelist and poet.
*Ugo Foscolo, (1778-1827)
*Hristo Fotev, (1934-2002), Bulgarian poet
*Fazil Jamili, (born 1968), Urdu Poet, Journalist from Pakistan

Fr-Fu

*Janet Frame, (born 1924)
*Robert Francis, (1901-1987)
*Veronica Franco, (1546-1591)
*Naim Frashëri (1846—1900)
*Louis Fréchette, (1839-1908), poet, essayist, journalist, dramatist
*Erich Fried, (1921-1988)
*Max Frisch, (1911-1991), Swiss poet
*Robert Frost, (1874-1963), American poet
*Gene Frumkin, (1928-2007), American poet
*Alice Fulton, (born 1952), Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry winner
*Fazil Jamili, (born 1968), Urdu Poet, Journalist from Pakistan
*Fuzûlî, (1483?–1556), Azerbaijani and Ottoman poet

G

Ga-Gl

*Asadulla Khan Ghalib, (1796-1869) Urdu & Persian Poet
*Etienne-Paulin Gagne (1808-1876)
*Jean Garrigue (1914 - 1972)
*Samuel Garth (1661 - 1719)
*George Gascoigne, (1525-1577)
*David Gascoyne (1916 - 2001)
*Théophile Gautier, (1811-1872)
*John Gay, (1685-1732), songwriter, poet
*Stefan George, (1868-1933)
*Paul Gerhardt, (c. 1606-1676)
*Aaref Ghazvini, (1882- 1934)
*Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) (born 1946)
*Khalil Gibran, (The Prophet) (1883-1931)
*Wilfred Wilson Gibson (October 2, 1878 - May 26, 1962)
*Allen Ginsberg, (1926-1997)
*Dana Gioia (essays on poetry)
*Nikki Giovanni, (born 1943)
*Giuseppe Giusti, (1809-1850)
*Denis Glover, (1912-1980)
*Louise Glück, (1943 - ) Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry

Go

*Gérald Godin, (1938-1994), Quebec poet and politician
*Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, (1749-1832), "(part-time;)"
*Octavian Goga (1881-1938) Romanian poet
*Lea Goldberg, (1911-1970)
*Rumer Godden (In Noahs Ark)
*Ziya Gökalp
*Oliver Goldsmith, (1730-1774), "The History of Little Goody Two-Shoes"
*Pavel Golia (1887-1959)
*Luis de Gongora, Spanish poet
*Lorna Goodison (born 1947) Jamaican poet
*Sergei Gorodetsky (1884-1967)
*Herman Gorter (1864-1927), Dutch poet

Gr

Gra-Gri

*Anders Abraham Grafström, (1790-1870), Swedish poet
*Günter Grass, (born 1927), author
*Richard Graves, (1715-1804), British poet and essayist
*Robert Graves, (1895-1985), British author
*Thomas Gray, (1716-1771), British poet
*Robert Greene, (1558-1592)
*Horace Gregory
*Eamon Grennan
*Fulk Greville, (1554-1628)
*Bill Griffiths, (born 1948)
*Franz Grillparzer
*Nicholas Grimald, (1519-1562)
*Angelina Weld Grimke
*Charlotte Forten Grimke

Gro-Gy

*Stanisław Grochowiak
*Philip Gross
*Igo Gruden, (1893-1948)
*Edgar Guest, (American poet of the 1920s)
*Jorge Guillen, (1893-1984)
*Nicolas Guillén, (1902-1989), (Cuban poet)
*Guido Guinizelli
*Guiot de Provins, (French poet of the 12th century)
*Gül Baba
*Nikolay Gumilyov, (1886-1921)
*Dživo Gundulić - Giovanni Gondola, (1589-1638)
*Thom Gunn, (born 1929)
*Ivor Gurney, (1890-1937)
*Pedro Juan Gutiérrez (Cuba, 1950- )
*Brion Gysin, (1916-1986)

H

Ha

*Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame 'Hadrawi'
*Hafez
*Han Yu
*Han-Shan
*Thomas Hardy, (1840-1928), English poet
*Tony Harrison, (born 1937)
*Carla Harryman, (born 1952)
*Peter Härtling
*Gwen Harwood
*Alamgir Hashmi
*Ahmet Haşim
*Gerhart Hauptmann, (1862-1946)
*Stephen Hawes, (died 1523)
*Robert Stephen Hawker, (1803-1875), Cornish poet/vicar
*Robert Hayden

He

*Seamus Heaney, (born 1939), Saoi of Aosdána
*John Heath-Stubbs
*Anne Hébert, poet and novelist
*Anthony Hecht, (1923-2004)
*Jennifer Michael Hecht
*John Hegley, also performs as half of the "Popticians"
*Heinrich Heine, (1797-1856)
*Felicia Hemans, (1793-1835)
*Essex Hemphill, (1957–1995)
*William Ernest Henley, (1849-1903)
*Adrian Henri
*George Herbert, (1593-1633), public orator and poet
*Zbigniew Herbert
*Johann Gottfried Herder
*Johann Gottfried von Herder, (1744-1803)
*Miguel Hernandez, (1910-1942)
*Antoine Héroet, (died 1568)
*Robert Herrick, (1591-1674), English poet
*Hesiod, ancient Greek poet
*Phoebe Hesketh, (1909-2005), English poet
*Hermann Hesse, (1877-1962), author of "The Glass Bead Game", "Steppenwolf"
*Dorothy Hewett, novelist, poet
*Thomas Heywood, (157?-1650)

Hi-Hr

*William Heyen, poet, literary critic, novelist
*Dick Higgins, (1938-1998), Fluxus poet, and publisher
*Scott Hightower, (born 1952)
*Geoffrey Hill, (born 1932)
*Nazım Hikmet
*Ellen Hinsey, poet
*H.L. Hix, American poet
*Rolf Hochhuth, (born 1931), playwright
*Hugo von Hofmannsthal, (1874-1929)
*James Hogg, (1770-1835)
*Friedrich Hölderlin, (1770-1843)
*John Hollander, (born 1929)
*Oliver Wendell Holmes, (1809-1894), USA scholar
*Homer, epic poet, author of the Iliad and the Odyssey
*Hugh Hood, Master work is 12 volume novel-series (The New Age).
*Thomas Hood, (1798-1845)
*A. D. Hope (July 21, 1907 - July 13, 2000)
*Gerard Manley Hopkins, (1844-1889)
*Quintus Horatius Flaccus
*George Moses Horton
*Joan Houlihan
*A. E. Housman, (1859-1936)
*Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, (1517-1547)
*Richard Howard
*Fanny Howe
*Susan Howe

Hu

*Mohammad Nurul Huda, a modern poet from Bangladesh
*Langston Hughes, (1902-1967)
*Ted Hughes, (1930-1998)
*Richard Hugo
*Victor Hugo, (1802-1885), novelist, poet, and playwright
*Vicente Huidobro, (1893-1948)
*Lynda Hull, (1954-1994)
*Alexander Hume, (1560-1609)
*James Henry Leigh Hunt, (1784-1859), English poet
*Aldous Huxley, (1894-1963)

I

*Avetik Isahakyan, (1875-1957), an Armenian lyric poet

J

Ja-Ju

*Richard Jago, (1715-1781)
*Clive James
*Randall Jarrell
*Robinson Jeffers, (died 1962)
*Simon Jenko, (1835-1869)
*Elizabeth Jennings
*Jia Dao
*John of the Cross (1542-1591), Spanish mystic and poet
*Edmund John
*Georgia Douglas Johnson
*Helene Johnson
*James Weldon Johnson, (1871-1938), author, poet, folklorist, and civil rights leader
*Lionel Johnson
*Samuel Johnson, (1709-1784)
*David Jones, (1895-1974), artist and poet
*Ben Jonson, (1573-1637), poet and dramatist
*June Jordan, (1936-2002), American poet and educator
*Anthony Joseph
*Jovan Jovanović Zmaj (1833-1904)
*James Joyce, (1882-1941)
*Frank Judge, (born 1946), editor & publisher, poet, translator and film critic
*Jamal Jumá, (born 1956)
*Donald Justice, (1925-2004), poet and artist
*Juvenal (late 1st and early 2nd centuries CE) Roman satirist

K

Ka-Kh

*Kábir,
*Uuno Kailas (1901-1933), Finnish
*Kálmán Kalocsay, (1891-1976)
*Ilya Kaminsky (born 1977)
*Orhan Veli Kanik
*Andreas Karavis, (born 1932)
*Erich Kästner, (1899-1974), poet, novelist
*Bob Kaufman (coined "Beatnik")
*Patrick Kavanagh, (1904-1967)
*John Keats, (1795-1821)
*Weldon Kees
*Arthur Kelton, (d. 1549/1550)
*X. J. Kennedy
*Jack Kerouac, (1922-1969), US writer
*Frederick Kesner (born 1967) Australian poet
*Keorapetse Kgositsile
*Khushal Khan Khattak
*Omar Khayyám, (1048-1122)
*Velemir Khlebnikov, (1885-1922)
*Vladislav Khodasevich, (1886-1939)
*Nikos Kavvadias, (1910-1975), Greek poet

Ki-Kn

*Joyce Kilmer, (1886-1918)
*Amy King
*Henry King, (1592-1669)
*William King, (1663-1712)
*Gottfried Kinkel, (1815-1882)
*Galway Kinnell (born 1927, Body Bags)
*John Kinsella (born 1963)
*Thomas Kinsella
*Rudyard Kipling, (1865-1936), "Just So Stories"
*Necip Fazıl Kısakürek
*Eila Kivikk'aho (1921-2004)
*Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock, (1724-1803)
*Etheridge Knight

Ko

Kob-Ky

*Jan Kochanowski (1530-84)
*Kenneth Koch (NY Poet school)
*Yusef Komunyakaa (born 1948), Pulitzer Prize recipient, (Dien Cai Dau, Neon Vernacular, etc.)
*Faik Konica
*Ted Kooser
*Koroglu
*Srecko Kosovel (1904-1926)
*Taja Kramberger (born 1970)
*Dimitris P. Kraniotis (born 1966), Greek poet
*Ignacy Krasicki (1735-1801)
*Ruth Krauss
*Miroslav Krleža (1589-1638), poet, novelist
*Maxine Kumin
*Stanley Kunitz
*Tuli Kupferberg (born 1923)
*Onat Kutlar

L

La

*Pierre Labrie poet from Quebec (1972- )
*Jarkko Laine Finnish poet
*Philip Lamantia
*Alphonse de Lamartine
*Charles Lamb, (1775-1834)
*Letitia Elizabeth Landon
*Walter Savage Landor, (1775-1864), (English writer in Italy)
*Philip Larkin, (1922-1985)
*James Laughlin
*Comte de Lautréamont, (1846-1870)
*D. H. Lawrence, (1885-1930), author of "Lady Chatterley's Lover"
*Henry Lawson, prose and poetry
*Layamon
*Eric Layman
*Irving Layton, (born 1912 - 2006)
*Lalitha Lenin

Le

*Edward Lear (1812-1888)
*Jan Lechon
*Francis Ledwidge (1887-1917)
*Dennis Lee, writer of children's poetry
*Eino Leino (1878-1926), Finnish
*Giacomo Leopardi (1798-1837), Italian poet
*Mikhail Lermontov (1814-1841), poet, novelist
*Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov, (1814-1841), poet, author and painter
*Boleslaw Lesmian
*Rika Lesser
*Gotthold Lessing, playwright, poet
*Denise Levertov (Black Mountain triumvirate)
*Philip Levine
*Larry Levis
*D. A. Levy (1942-1968), artist, poet, and publisher
*William Levy
*Saunders Lewis (1893-1985)
*Wyndham Lewis (1884-1957)

Li

*Li Hou Zhu, (931-978)
*José Lezama Lima (Cuban)
*Tim Liardet
*Li Po, (701-762), the Poet Immortal
*Li Qiao
*Li Qingzhao
*Li Shangyin
*Tim Lilburn
*Anne Morrow Lindbergh, (1906-2001)
*Vachel Lindsay, (1879-1931)
*Thomas Lodge, (1556-1625)
*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, (1807-1882), American
*Federico García Lorca
*Audre Lorde, (1934-1992) American poet
*Richard Lovelace, (1618-1658)
*Amy Lowell, (1874-1925), American
*James Russell Lowell, (1819-1891), American
*Robert Lowell, (1917-1977), American
*Mina Loy (Dada)
*Lu You
*Gherasim Luca
*Lucilius
*Maria White Lowell, (1821-1853), American
*Lucan, (39-65), Roman
*Lucretius, (98?-55 BC), physicist
*Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836-1870)
*Luo Binwang
*Mario Luzi
*John Lydgate, (1370-1450)
*John Lyly, (1553-1606)
*George Lyttelton, (1709-1773)

M

Ma

Mac-Mak

*Hugh MacDiarmid, (1892-1978)
*George MacDonald, (1824-1905), poet, novelist
*Sorley MacLean, (1911-1996), Scots Gaelic poet
*Gwendolyn MacEwen, Canadian writer, poet
*Arthur Machen, (1863-1947), Irish poet
*Compton Mackenzie
*Archibald MacLeish, (1892-1982)
*Louis MacNeice, (1907-1963)
*Haki R. Madhubuti
*John Gillespie Magee, Jr., (1922-1941) (aviation poet, combat pilot officer)
*Derek Mahon (Northern Irish poet)
*Rudolf Maister (1874-1934), general and poet
*G. D. Madgulkar (1919-Unknown) Marathi and Hindi poet, lyricist, playwright, actor and orator.

Mal-Mar

*Stephane Mallarme, (1842-1898)
*David Mallet, (c.1705–1765)
*Sir Thomas Malory
*Goffredo Mameli (1827-1849), Italian patriot, poet and writer
*Osip Mandelstam (1891-1938), (also spelt Mandelshtam), Russian poet
*James Clarence Mangan
*Bill Manhire (born 1946)
*Marcus Manilius (1st century)
*Heinrich Mann, (1871-1950)
*Klaus Mann, (1906-1949)
*Thomas Mann, (1875-1955), author
*Ruth Manning-Sanders, (1895-1988)
*Robert Mannyng of Brunne, (1269-1340)
*Chris Mansell (1953-)
*Alessandro Manzoni, (1785-1873), poet, novelist
*Ausias March, (1397-1459), poet of the 15th century
*Marie de France, (fl. 12th century)
*Giambattista Marini, (1569-1625)
*Edwin Markham
*Christopher Marlowe, (1564-1593), English playwright
*Clément Marot, (1496-1544)
*José Martí, (1853–1895), Cuban poet and writer.
*Martial (40-ca. 102), Roman epigrammist
*Harry Martinson, (1904-1978), Swedish poet
*Andrew Marvell, (1621-1678)

Mas-Maz

*John Masefield, (1878-1967)
*Edgar Lee Masters, (1869-1950)
*Matsuo Bashō, (1644-1694), renku and haiku poet
*Glyn Maxwell, (born 1962)
*Vladimir Mayakovsky, (1893-1930)
*Karl May, (1842-1912), German poet

Mc

*Dermot McCarthy, (born 1948), Canadian poet and academic
*Michael McClure (Dark Brown - beat)
*John McCrae, (1872-1918), "In Flanders Fields"
*Bryant H. McGill
*William Topaz McGonagall, (died 1902), reputed to be the worst poet in the history of the English language
*Roger McGough, (born 1937), comedian, poet
*Campbell McGrath
*Wendy McGrath
*Thomas McGrath, (1916-1990)
*Duncan McIntyre, Gaelic poet, aka Duncan Ban McIntyre
*James McIntyre, (1827-1906), the "Cheese Poet", known as the worst poet in Canadian history
*Claude McKay
*Don McKay
*Rod McKuen
*James McMichael (born 1939)

Me

*Meng Houran
*Norman MacCaig
*Mei Yaochen
*Meng Haoran
*George Meredith, (1828-1909), English poet, novelist
*Stuart Merrill, (1863-1915), (symbolist)
*James Merrill, (1926-1995), (The Inner Room & Nights and Days)
*Thomas Merton, (1915-1968), American author and Trappist monk
*W.S. Merwin, (The Miner's Pale Children)
*Sarah Messer, (born 1966), American poet and writer
*Charlotte Mew, (1869-1928)
*Henry Meyer, (1840-1925)

Mi-Ml

* Henri Michaux, poet and painter
* Adam Mickiewicz, (1798-1855), outstanding Polish poet and writer
* Veronica Micle (1850–1889)
* Agnes Miegel, (1879-1964)
* Josephine Miles
* Edna St. Vincent Millay, (1892-1950)
* Joaquin Miller, (1837-1913)
* Leslie Adrienne Miller
* Tim Miller, poet and publisher
* Spike Milligan, (1918-2002), (The Goon Show)
* Czesław Miłosz, Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1980 (1911-2004)
* Alice Duer Miller
* Grazyna Miller, poet and translator Italian -Polish,
* John Milton, (1608-1674), English poet
* Gabriela Mistral, (1889-1957), Winner of the nobel prize for literature.
* Adrian Mitchell
* S. Weir Mitchell, American novelist, poet
* Ndre Mjeda

Mo

*Harold Monro
*Harriet Monroe (Poetry magazine)
*Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, (1661-1715), creator of the Bank of England
*Eugenio Montale (Nobel Laureate)
*Marianne Moore, (1887-1972)
*Dom Moraes
*Edythe Morahan de Lauzon, poetess
*Merrill Moore, (1903-1957), Sonneteer
*Thomas Moore, (1779-1852)
*Frederick Morgan
*John Morgan, (1688-1733)
*Christian Morgenstern, (1871-1914)
*William Morris, (1834-1896), (Norse sagas & old French matter)
*Jim Morrison (poet, songwriter)
*Stephen Morse (1945 - ), (American Small Press Poet and Publisher)
*Moschus (fl. 2nd century BC), bucolic poet
*Howard Moss
*Andrew Motion, (poet laureate 1999-)
*Enrique Moya, (poet, fiction writer, essayist, born 1958)

Mu

*Erich Mühsam, (1878-1934), German poet and revolutionary
*Paul Muldoon, (born 1951)
*Lale Müldür, (born 1956)
*Laura Mullen, American poet
*Sheila Murphy, U.S. poet
*Joan Murray, (born 1945), U.S. poet.
*Les Murray, (born 1938)
*Anthony Munday, (1553-1633)
*Richard Murphy, poet, member of Aosdána
*Susan Musgrave, Poet.
*Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, Pakistani poet and scholar
*George Murnu, aromanian poet

N

Na-Nj

*Ogden Nash, (1902-1971), : "Santa Claus"
*Thomas Nashe, (1567-1601)
*Nedîm, (1681?–1730), Ottoman poet
*John Neihardt, (1881-1973)
*Émile Nelligan, (1879-1941), Quebec poet
*Howard Nemerov, (born 1920), (Guide to the Ruins)
*Pablo Neruda, (Residence on Earth 1946), Winner of the nobel prize for literature.
*Nesîmî, (d. 1417?), Azerbaijani poet
*Neşâtî, (d. 1674), Ottoman poet
*Henry Newbolt, (1862-1938), historian, poet
*John Henry Newman, (1801-1890)
*Nezami (1141–1209)
*Aimee Nezhukumatathil (1974- )
*B. P. Nichol, (1944-1988)
*John Gambril Nicholson (6 October 1866 - 1 July 1931)
*Lorine Niedecker (May 12, 1903 - December 31, 1970)
*Miloš Đoka Nikolić (Millosh Gjergj Nikolla)
*Petar Petrovic Njegos, (1813-1851), Serb poet & ruler

No-Ny

* [http://thenoblesfrequency.com/poetry.htm Brandon Keith Nobles] , (born 1985), American poet
*Christopher Nolan, (born 1970), poet, member of Aosdána
*Fan Noli (January 6, 1882 - March 13, 1965)
*Nolla, Olga (1938-2001), Puerto Rican poet and writer
*Caroline Norton (1808 - 1877)
*Cyprian Kamil Norwid
*Novalis, (1772-1801), German poet and novelist
*Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)
*Alfred Noyes
*Julia Nyberg (1784-1854)
*Naomi Shihab Nye

O

*Francis Ohanyido (1970- ), African Philosopher -Poet
*Frank O'Hara (1926-1966), New York School
*Sharon Olds
*Mary Oliver
*Charles Olson (Black Mountain School founder)
*Saishu Onoe, Japanese poet
*George Oppen
*Peter Orlovsky (beat)
*Öser
*Alice Oswald
*Ouyang Xiu
*Ovid, (43 BC-17 AD), Roman poet
*Wilfred Owen, (1893-1918)
*Ismet Özel

P

Pa

*Ruth Padel (born 8 May 1946)
*Ron Padgett
*Grace Paley
*Francis Turner Palgrave (September 28, 1824 - October 24, 1897)
*Palladas
*Michael Palmer, (1943-)
*Daniele Pantano, (1976-)
*Dorothy Parker, (1893-1967)
*Thomas Parnell, (1670-1718)
*Nicanor Parra, Chile
*Giovanni Pascoli, Italian poet
*Boris Pasternak, (1890-1960), novelist
*Kenneth Patchen, (1911-1972)
*Andrew Barton Paterson (banjo)
*Don Paterson
*Coventry Patmore
*Brian Patten
*Octavio Paz, (1914-1998), Mexican poet

Pe-Pl

*Thomas Love Peacock, (1785-1866), English poet, novelist
*Patrick Pearse, poet, teacher and leader of the Easter Rising
*Charles Péguy, 20th century poet
*Kathleen Peirce, (born 1956)
*Sam Pereira
*Persius (34-62), Roman poet
*Fernando Pessoa, (1888-1935)
*Robert Peters, (1924-) American poet
*Pascale Petit
*Petrarch ("Francesco Petrarca"), (1304-1374)
*Ambrose Philips
*Pindar (522-443 BC), Theban lyric poet
*Robert Pinsky (former US poet laureate)
*Ruth Pitter
*Christine de Pizan, (circa 1365-circa 1430), historian, poet, philosopher
*Sylvia Plath, (1932-1963), (The Colossue)
*Shmuel Plavnik(1886-1941), Belarusian poet and writer

Po-Pu

*Edgar Allan Poe, (1809-1849), US mystery writer and poet
*Marie Ponsot, (born 1921)
*Alexander Pope, (1688-1744), English poet
*Judith Pordon, (born 1954), American poet
*Ezra Pound, (1885-1972), (The Pisan Cantos)(Imagist movement leader)
*Halina Poswiatowska
*Winthrop Mackworth Praed
*E.J. Pratt
*France Prešeren, (1800-1849), Slovene
*Jacques Prévert, (1900-1977), French poet
*Robert Priest
*Richard Price (poet) (born 1966)
*Matthew Prior, (1664-1721)
*Bryan Waller Proctor
*Sextus Propertius, (50 or 45-15 BCE), Latin Poet
*Kevin Prufer (born 1969)
*Luigi Pulci
*Aleksandr Pushkin, (1799-1837), Russian poet

Q

R

Ra-Re

*Dalia Rabikovich, (born 1936)
*Shamsur Rahman, 20th century modern poet from Bangladesh
*Kathleen Raine, (1908-2003)
*Carl Rakosi (1903-2004)
*Dudley Randall
*Thomas Randolph, (1605-1635)
*Agnes Rapai, (1952- Hungarian poet
*John Crowe Ransom, (1888-1974)
*Tom Raworth
*Man Ray, (1890-1976), (Dada)
*Wayne Ray, 1950 -
*Angela Readman
*Henry Reed, (1914-1986)
*Ishmael Reed
*James Reaney
*Abraham Regelson, (1896-1981)
*Christopher Reid (In the Echoey Tunnel)
*Erich Maria Remarque, (1898-1970), author of "Im Westen nichts Neues", or "All Quiet on the Western Front" (1929)
*Kenneth Rexroth
*Charles Reznikoff
*Pi Rixiu

Ri

*Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi (1941–2001)Sufi, poet & author
*Stan Rice, (1943-2002), poet and artist
*Adrienne Rich
*Lola Ridge, (1873-1941)
*Laura Riding, (1901-1981)
*Anne Ridler
*James Whitcomb Riley, (1853-1916)
*Rainer Maria Rilke, (1875-1926)
*Arthur Rimbaud, (1854-1891), symbolist poet

Ro

*Edwin Arlington Robinson, (1869-1935)
*Mary Robinson, (1990-1997), Irish poet
*Georges Rodenbach, Symbolist poet and novelist
*John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, (1647-1680)
*Theodore Roethke, (1908-1963)
*Pierre de Ronsard, (1524-1585)
*Peter Rosegger, (died 1918)
*Franklin Rosemont, (born 1943)
*Penelope Rosemont
*Isaac Rosenberg, (1890-1918)
*Christina Rossetti, (1830-1894), English poet
*Dante Gabriel Rossetti, (1828-1882), English poet
*Nicholas Rowe
*Richard Rowlands, (1565-1630)
*Tadeusz Różewicz

Ru

*Friedrich Rückert
*Muriel Rukeyser, (1913-1980)
*Johan Ludvig Runeberg, (1804-1877)
*Rumi

S

a

*Umberto Saba
*Sa'di
*Ali Ahmad Said, (1930- )
*Mellin de Saint-Gelais, (ca. 1491-1558)
*Carl Sandburg, (1878-1967)
*Satsvarupa dasa Goswami (1939-)
*Sonia Sanchez
*Michal Šanda, (1965- ), Czech poet
*Sappho, ancient Greek poet
*Ann Sansom, contemporary English poet
*William Saroyan, (1908-1981), an American author of Armenian descent
*Siegfried Sassoon, (1886-1967), British war poet
*Subagio Sastrowardoyo, (1924-1995), Indonesian poet

c-Se

*Maurice Scève, (c. 1500-1564)
*Ella H. Scharring-Hausen, (1894-1984) American poet, historian, Footprints_(poem)
*Friedrich Schiller, (1759-1805), poet, playwright
*Arno Schmidt, (1914-1979)
*Arthur Schnitzler, (1862-1931), writer
*Delmore Schwartz (In Dreams Begin Responsibilities)
*Sir Walter Scott, (1771-1832), inventor of historical novel
*Gil Scott-Heron, (born 1949)
*George Bazeley Scurfield, (1920-1991), English poet, novelist, author and politician
*Johannes Secundus, (1511-1536), Neo-Latin poet
*Jaroslav Seifert, (1901-1986), (Nobel Prize)
*Léopold Senghor, (1906-2001)
*Robert W. Service, poet of the Yukon
*Vikram Seth
*Anne Sexton, (1928-1974)

h-Si

*Thomas Shadwell
*William Shakespeare, (c. 1564-1616), English poet
*Tupac Shakur, (1971-1996), Artist and black activist
*Ntozake Shange, (born 1948)
*Jo Shapcott
*Karl Shapiro
*Mary Shelley, (1797-1851)
*Percy Bysshe Shelley, (1792-1822)
*William Shenstone
*Bhupi Sherchan, Nepal poet
*Taras Shevchenko
*James Shirley, (1596-1666)
*Avraham Shlonsky
*Sir Philip Sidney, (born 1554)
*Eli Siegel, (1902-1978)
*Ron Silliman (born 1946)
*Shel Silverstein, (1930-1999)
*Charles Simic
*Louis Simpson, (born 1923)
*Lemn Sissay
*Edith Sitwell, (1887-1964)
*Marilyn Singer

k-Sn

*John Skelton, (1460-1529)
*Myra Sklarew
*Kenneth Slessor
*Anton Martin Slomsek, (1800-1862), bishop, author, poet and national regenerator.
*Juliusz Slowacki
*Christopher Smart
*Charlotte Smith, (1749-1806)
*Clark Ashton Smith, (1893-1961)
*Margaret Smith, American poet and artist
*Patti Smith {poet and songwriter}
*Stevie Smith, (1902-1971)
*William Jay Smith
*Tobias Smollett, (1721-1771)
*Gary Snyder, (born 1930), (beat - Regarding Wave)

o-Sp

*Edith Södergran
*David Solway, (born 1941)
*William Somervile, (1675-1742)
*Sophocles, (c.496-406 BC), Athenian tragedian
*Charles Sorley, (1895-1915), war poet
*Natsume Sōseki, (1867-1916), "Kokoro", "I Am a Cat"
*Gary Soto
*Robert Southey, (1774-1843), Poet Laureate 1813
*Robert Southwell, (1561-1595)
*Stephen Spender, (Twenty Poems - Oxford, 1930)
*Edmund Spenser, (1552-1599)

t

ta-Sto

*Leopold Staff
*William Stafford
*Harold Standish, (1919-1972), Canadian poet
*George Starbuck
*Statius, (c. AD 45-96)
*Joseph Stefan, (1835-1893), Slovene
*Gertrude Stein, (1874-1946), Modernist innovator in prose and poetry
*Eric Stenbock
*Mattie Stepanek, (1990-2004), American poet and advocate
*Gerald Stern
*Wallace Stevens, (1880-1955)
*Robert Louis Stevenson, (1850-1894)
*Trumbull Stickney, (19th c.)
*James Still
*Theodor Storm, (1817-1888)
*Alfonsina Storni, (1892-1938)

tr-Stu

*Mark Strand (former Poet Laureate, Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry winner)
*Botho Strauss, (born 1944)
*Jesse Stuart

u-Sz

*Su Shi
*Su Xiaoxiao
* Sir John Suckling
* Suleiman the Magnificent, ruler of the Ottoman Empire and Islamic poet
* Cemal Süreya
* Patrick Süskind (b. 1949)
* Paul Summers poet (b. 1967)
* Robert Sward poet (b. 1933)
* Cole Swensen poet (b. 1955), awareded Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry 2006
* May Swenson
* Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
* Algernon Swinburne (1837–1909)
* Joshua Sylvester (1563–1618)
* Wisława Szymborska (b. 1923), Polish poet, Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996

T

Ta-Te

*Rabindranath Tagore, (1861-1941), Bengali poet, Nobel laureate of 1913
*Tao Qian
*Jovica Tasevski - Eternijan, Macedonian poet, essayist and literary critic
*Torquato Tasso, (1544-1595)
*Allen Tate, (1899-1979)
*James Tate
*Henry Taylor, (1800-1886)
*Sara Teasdale (1884-1933)
*Alfred Tennyson, (1809-1892), English poet
*Lucy Terry
*A.S.J. Tessimond
*Neyzen Tevfik

Th-To

*Ernest Thayer, (1863-1940)
*Theocritus (fl. 3rd century BC), bucolic poet
*Jan Theuninck, (born 1954)
*Dylan Thomas, (1914-1953)
*Edward Thomas, (1878-1917)
*Lorenzo Thomas, (1944-2005)
*R. S. Thomas, (1913-2000)
*John Thompson, (1845-1913), Canadian writer
*Francis Thompson, (1859-1907)
*James Thomson, (1700-1748)
*James Thomson, (1834-1882)
*Henry David Thoreau, (1817-1862)
*Tibullus, (c. 54 BC-19 BC)
*Chidiock Tichborne, (1558-1586), conspirator and poet
*Thomas Tickell
*Ludwig Tieck, (1773-1853)
*Melvin B. Tolson
*Jean Toomer

Tr-Tz

*Thomas Traherne
*Georg Trakl, (1887-1914)
*Elizabeth Treadwell (1967-)
*Michel Tremblay, (born 1942), author, playwright, poet
*Roland Michel Tremblay, (born 1972), author, poet, scriptwriter
*Calvin Trillin, (born 1935), American writer of comic verse
*Quincy Troupe
*Tõnu Trubetsky Estonian/Ruthenian poet
*Marina Tsvetaeva, (1892-1941), Russian poet
*Kurt Tucholsky, (1890-1935), German poet
*Hovhannes Tumanyan, (1869-1923), the "All-Armenian poet"
*Julian Turner (born 1955), English poet
*Thomas Tusser, 16th century English poet.
*Ğabdulla Tuqay, (1886-1913), Tatar poet
*Hone Tuwhare, (born 1922)
*Julian Tuwim
*Jan Twardowski
*Pontus de Tyard, (c. 1521-1605)
*Fyodor Tyutchev, (1803-1873)
*Tristan Tzara, (1896-1963), (Dada)

U

*Miguel de Unamuno
*Giuseppe Ungaretti, Italian poet
*Louis Untermeyer, (1885-1977), (Treasury of Erotic Poetry)
*John Updike, (born 1932), (Facing Nature)
*Allen Upward, Imagist
*Kavisekhara Dr Umar Alisha

V

Va-Ve

*Mona Van Duyn
*Cesar Vallejo, (1892-1938)
*Paul Valéry, (1871-1945), French author and poet of the Symbolist school
*Varand, (Born 1954), Armenian Poet, Writer, Translator, painter, Professor of Armenian Literature
*Dimitris Varos, (1949-)
*Henry Vaughan, (1621-1695)
*Vazha-Pshavela (Luka Razikashvili), (1861-1915)
*Vemana
*Helen Vendler
*Jacint Verdaguer, (1845-1902)
*Paul Verlaine, (1844-1896)
*Paul Vermeersch, (born 1973) Canadian
*Alfonso Vallejo, (born 1943) Spanish

Vi-Vr

* Francis Vielé-Griffin (symbolist)
* Peter Viereck
* François Villon, (1431-c.1474)
* Gilles Vigneault, (born 1928), Quebec singer-songwriter and poet
* Publius Vergilius Maro
* Roemer Visscher, (1547-1620), Dutch salesman, writer and poet
* Walter von der Vogelweide
* Walther von der Vogelweide, (c. 1170-c. 1230)
* Vincent Voiture, (1598-1648)
* Joost van den Vondel, (1587-1679), Dutch playwright, poet
* Andrei Voznesensky, (born 1933)
* Stanko Vraz, (1810-1851)

W

Wa

*Robert Wace (c. 1115-c. 1183)
*Sidney Wade (born 1951)
*Diane Wakoski (born 1937)
*Derek Walcott (born 1930)
*Rosmarie Waldrop (born 1935)
*Arthur Waley (1889-1966)
*Alice Walker (born 1944)
*Edmund Waller (1606-1687)
*Wang Wei (698-759)
*Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)
*Thomas Warton (1728-1790)
*Roger Waters (born 1943)
*Barrett Watten (born 1948)
*Isaac Watts (1674-1748)
*David Wayne (1914-1995)

We-Wh

*John Webster (c.1580-c.1634
*Hannah Weiner (1928–1997)
*Wen Yiduo Chinese poet (1899 - 1946)
*Philip Whalen (1923-2002)
*Margaret Walker (1915-1998)
*Martin Walser (born 1927)
*Franz Werfel (1890-1945)
*Johan Herman Wessel (1742-1785)
*Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784)
*E.B. White (1899-1985), American essayist, author, humorist, and poet
*James L. White (1936-1981), American poet, editor and teacher
*Walt Whitman (1819-1892), American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist
*Isabella Whitney b. 1540s?
*Reed Whittemore b. 1919, American poet, biographer, critic, literary journalist and college professor
*John Greenleaf Whittier (1807-1892), American poet

Wi

*John Wieners (1934-2002)
*Richard Wilbur (born 1921)
*Jane Wilde, (1826-1896)
*Oscar Wilde, (1854-1900)
*John Wilkinson (born 1953)
*William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071-1126)
*Emmett Williams (1925-2007)
*Miller Williams (born 1930)
*Oscar Williams (1900-1964)
*Saul Williams (born 1972)
*Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999)
*Waldo Williams (1904-1971)
*William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
*William Williams Pantycelyn (1717-1791)
*John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647-1680)
*Peter Lamborn Wilson
*Yvor Winters (1900-1968)
*George Wither (1588-1667)

Wo-Wy

*Rafał Wojaczek (born 1945-1971)
*Christa Wolf (born 1929)
*Charles Wolfe, (1791-1823)
*Hans Wollschläger(1935-2007)
*George Woodcock (1912-1995)
*Dorothy Wordsworth (1771-1855)
*William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
*Franz Wright (born 1953)
*Philip Stanhope Worsley (1835-1866)
*Charles Wright (born in 1935)
*James Wright (1927-1980)
*Judith Wright (1915-2000)
*Thomas Wyatt (1503-1542)
*Elinor Wylie (1885-1928)
*Hedd Wyn (1887-1917)

X

*Xu Zhimo, (1897-1931)

Y

*Leo Yankevich (born 1961)
*Peyo Yavorov (1878-1914)
*William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)
*Sergei Yesenin, (1895-1925)
*Yevgeny Yevtushenko (born 1933)
*Marguerite Young (1908-1995)
*David Young (born 1946)
*Edward Young (1683-1765)
*Kevin Young (poet) (born 1970)
*A. W. Yrjänä (1967-)
*Yunus Emre (1238?-1320?)

Z

*Adam Zagajewski (born 1945)
*Andrea Zanzotto (born 1921)
*Lisa Zaran (born 1969)
*Marya Zaturenska (1902-1982)
*Benjamin Zephaniah (born 1958)
*Calvin Ziegler (1854-1930)
*Zuhayr ibn Abî Sûlmâ (520-609)
*Louis Zukofsky (1904-1978)


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