List of English language poets

Poets who wrote or write much of their poetry in the English language.

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Lists of English language poets by nationality
*List of Australian poets
*List of Canadian poets
*English poetry
*List of Irish poets
*List of English poets from India
*List of Nigerian poets
*List of South African poets
*List of poets from the United States

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A

*Kathy Acker (1947–1997)
*Harold Acton (1904–1994)
*Gilbert Adair (born 1944)
*Helen Adam (1909–1993)
*Arthur Henry Adams (1872–1936)
*Robert Adamson (1852–1902)
*Fleur Adcock (born 1934)
*Joseph Addison (1672–1719)
*Mark Akenside (1721–1770)
*James Alexander Allan (1889–1956)
*Leslie Holdsworthy Allen (1879–1964)
*Kingsley Amis (1922–1995)
*Ethel Anderson (1883–1958)
*Bruce Andrews (born 1948)
*Maya Angelou (born 1928)
*Rae Armantrout (born 1947)
*Simon Armitage (born 1963)
*Matthew Arnold (1822–1888)
*John Ashbery (born 1927)
*Thomas Ashe (1836–1889)
*Thea Astley (1925–2004)
*Edwin Atherstone (1788–1872)
*Margaret Atwood (born 1939)
*Dorothy Auchterlonie (1915–1991)
*W. H. Auden (1907–1973)
*Pam Ayres (born 1947)
*Sir Robert Ayton (1570–1638)
*William Edmonstone Aytoun (1813–1865)

B

Ba

*Joanna Baillie (1762–1851)
*Kevin Bailey (born 1953)
*David Ball (born 1959)
*Jesse Ball (born 1978)
*Lex Banning (born 1921)
*Amiri Baraka (born 1934)
*Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743–1825)
*John Barbour (died 1395)
*Mary Barnard (1909–2002)
*Syd Barret
*Les Barker (born 1947)
*Richard Barnefield (1574–1627)
*Djuna Barnes (1892–1982)
*William Barnes (1801–1886)
*Ken Barratt
*Bernard Barton (1784–1849)
*Todd Bash (born 1965)
*David Bates (1809–1870)
*H.E. Bates (1905–1974)
*James K. Baxter (1926–1972)
*Arthur Bayldon (1865–1958)
*William Baylebridge (1883–1942)

Be-Bo

*Francis Beaumont (1586–1616)
*Bruce Beaver (1928–2004)
*Aphra Behn (1640–1689)
*Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902–1981)
*Bill Berkson (born 1939)
*Charles Bernstein (born 1950)
*Anselm Berrigan (born 1972)
*Ted Berrigan (1934–1983)
*Wendell Berry (born 1934)
*John Berryman (1914–1972)
*Joop Bersee (born 1958)
*John Betjeman (1906–1984)
*Gary Bills (born 1964)
*Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)
*Samuel Bishop (1731–1795)
*Sophie Cabot Black (born 1958)
*Thomas Blacklock (1721–1791)
*Peter Bladen (1922–2001)
*William Blake (1757–1827)
*Susanna Blamire (1747–1794)
*John Blight (1913–1995)
*Mathilde Blind (1841–1896)
*Edmund Blunden (1896–1974)
*Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (1840–1922)
*Barcroft Boake (1866–1892)
*George Henry Boker (1823–1890)
*Eavan Boland (born 1944)
*Ken Bolton (born 1949)
*Horatius Bonar (1808–1889)
*Sean Bonney
*Arna Wendell Bontemps (1902–1973)
*Keith Bosley (born 1937)
*John Philip Bourke (1860–1914)
*Mark Alexander Boyd (1563–1601)

Br-By

*Thomas Bracken (1843–1898)
*Anne Bradstreet (c. 1612 – 1672)
*E. J. Brady (1869–1952)
*Richard Brautigan (1935–1984)
*Christopher Brennan (1870–1932)
*John Le Gay Brereton (1871–1933)
*Nicholas Breton (1542–1626)
*Ken Brewer (1941–2006)
*Robert Bridges (1844–1930)
*James Brock (born 1958)
*Emily Brontë (1818–1848)
*Rupert Brooke (1887–1915)
*Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)
*Sterling A. Brown (1901–1989)
*Dr. Stewart Brown
*Thomas Edward Brown (1830–1897)
*Isaac Hawkins Browne (1705–1760)
*William Browne (1588–1643)
*Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806–1861)
*Robert Browning (1812–1889)
*William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
*Vincent Buckley (1925–1988)
*Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)
*Basil Bunting (1900–1985)
*Anthony Burgess (1917–1993)
*Richard Burns (born 1943)
*Robert Burns (1759–1796)
*William S. Burroughs (1914–1997)
*George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron (1788–1824)

C

Ca-Ci

*Richard Caddel
*John Cage
*Charles Stuart Calverley (1831–1884)
*Thomas Campbell (1774–1844)
*Thomas Campion (1567–1620)
*Mary Wedderburn Cannan (1893–1973)
*Thomas Carew (1595–1639)
*Henry Carey (1693–1743)
*Lewis Carroll (1832–1898)
*William Cartwright (1611–1643)
*Raymond Carver (1938–1988)
*Alice Cary
*Phoebe Cary
*Charles Causley (1917–2003)
*Constantine Cavafy
*Joseph Ceravolo
*John Chalkhill
*William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
*George Chapman (1560–1634)
*Geoffrey Chaucer (c. 1343 – 1400)
*Maxine Chernoff (born 1952)
*James Wm. Chichetto
*Billy Childish (born 1959)
*Hubert Newman Wigmore Church (1857–1932)
*Colley Cibber (1671–1757)
*Sandra Cisneros (born 1954)

Cl

*John Clare (1793–1864)
*Thomas A. Clark
*Tom Clark
*Amy Key Clarke (born 1892)
*Austin Clarke (1886–1974)
*Jack Clarke
*Brendan Cleary
*John Cleveland (1613–1658)
*Michelle Cliff
*Lucille Clifton
*Arthur Hugh Clough (1819–1861)

Co

*Bob Cobbing
*Brian Coffey (1905–1995)
*Leonard Cohen (born 1934)
*Norma Cole
*Hartley Coleridge (1796–1849)
*Mary Elizabeth Coleridge (1861–1907)
*Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772–1834)
*Billy Collins (born 1941)
*William Collins (1721–1759)
*William Congreve (1670–1729)
*Henry Constable (1562–1613)
*Clark Coolidge
*Thomas Cooper (poet) (1805–1892)
*Wendy Cope (born 1945)
*Richard Corbet (1582–1635)
*Corinna
*Cid Corman
*Jayne Cortez
*William Johnson Cory (1823–1892)
*Louisa Stuart Costello (1799–1877)
*Anne Ross Cousin (1824–1906)
*Abraham Cowley (1618–1667)
*William Cowper (1731–1800)

D

Da-Do

*Samuel Daniel (1562–1619)
*George Darley (1795–1846)
*Tina Darragh
*Robert von Dassanowsky (aka Robert Dassanowsky)
*William Davenant (1606–1668)
*John Davidson (1837–1909)
*Michael Davidson (born 1944)
*Alan Davies
*John Davies (1569–1626)
*Thomas Osborne Davis (1814–1845)
*Thomas Dekker (1575–1641)
*John Denham (1615–1669)
*Thomas Dermody (1775–1802)
*Denis Devlin (1908–1959)
*James Dickey (1923–1997)
*Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
*Peter Didsbury (born 1946)
*Ray DiPalma
*Diane Di Prima
*Pete Doherty
*John Donaldson, aka Jon Inglis (1921–1989)
*John Donne (1572–1631)
*Mark Doty
*Keith Douglas (1920–1944)
*Mike Doughty (born 1970)
*Rita Dove
*Gordon Downie
*Ernest Dowson (1867–1900)
*Francis Hastings Doyle (1810–1888)
*Kirby Doyle (1932–2003)
*Adam Drinan AKA Joseph Macleod (1903-1984)
*John Dryden (1631–1700)

Dr-Dy

*Michael Drayton (1563–1631)
*William Drummond of Hawthornden (1585–1649)
*John Dryden (1631–1700)
*Norman Dubie (1945-
*W.E.B. DuBois (1868–1963)
*Carol Ann Duffy (born 1955)
*Charles Gavan Duffy (1816–1903)
*Alan Dugan (1923–2003)
*Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
*William Dunbar (1465–1520)
*Andrew Duncan (born 1956)
* Robert Duncan (1919–1988)
*Douglas Dunn (born 1942)
*John Dyer
*Bob Dylan (born 1941)

E

*Richard Eberhart (1904–2005) (died at the three digit age of 101)
*Richard Edwards (c. 1523 – 1566)
*T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)
*Ebenezer Elliot (1781–1849)
*Jean Elliot (1727–1805)
*Ebenezer Elliott (1781–1849)
*Ana Elsner
*Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
*Chris Emery (born 1963)
*William Empson (1906–1984)
*Theodore Enslin (born 1925)
*Sir George Etherege (1635–1691)
*Mari Evans
*Richard Furness (1791–1857)

G

Ga-Go

*Samuel Garth
*George Gascoigne (1525–1577)
*David Gascoyne (1916–2001)
*John Gay (1685–1732)
*Ross Gay
*William Gay (1865–1897)
*Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904–1991)
*Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) (born 1946)
*Dame Mary Gilmour
*Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997)
*Nikki Giovanni (born 1943)
*Jesse Glass (born 1954)
*Denis Glover (1912–1980)
*Louise Gluck
*Kenneth Goldsmith (born 1961)
*Oliver Goldsmith (1728–1774)

Gr-Gy

*W. S. Graham
*Richard Graves (1715–1804)
*Robert Graves (1895–1985)
*Thomas Gray (1716–1771)
*Robert Greene (1558–1592)
*Fulke Greville, Lord Brooke (1554–1628)
*Bill Griffiths (born 1948)
*Nicholas Grimald (1519–1562)
*Angelina Weld Grimke (1880–1958)
*Charlotte Forten Grimke (1837–1914)
*Barbara Guest (1920–2006)
*Edgar Guest (1881–1959)
*Arthur Guiterman (1871–1943)
*Thom Gunn (1929–2004)
*Ivor Gurney (1890–1937)
*Brion Gysin (1916–1986)

H

Ha-He

*William Habington (1605–1654)
*Alan Halsey
*Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)
*Joy Harjo
*William Harmon
*Michael S. Harper
*Tony Harrison (born 1937)
*Carla Harryman
*F. W. Harvey
*Lee Harwood (born 1939)
*Alamgir Hashmi
*Stephen Hawes (died 1523)
*Robert Hayden
*Robert Hayman (1575-1629)
*Seamus Heaney (born 1939)
*Jennifer Michael Hecht (born 1965)
*Anthony Hecht (1923–2004)
*Allison Hedge Coke (born 1958)
*John Hegley
*Lyn Hejinian
*Felicia Hemans (1793–1835)
*Essex Hemphill
*William Ernest Henley (1849–1903)
*George Herbert (1593–1632)
*Robert Herrick (1591–1674)
*Phoebe Hesketh (1909–2005)
*Dorothy Hewett (1923–2002)
*Thomas Heywood (c. 1570s – 1650)

Hi-Hu

*Dick Higgins (1938–1998)
*Scott Hightower (born 1952)
*Conrad Hilberry
*Geoffrey Hill (born 1932)
*James Hogg (1770–1835)
*Jane Holland (born 1966)
*Anselm Hollo
*Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)
*Thomas Hood (1798–1845)
*Alec Derwent Hope (1907–2000)
*Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889)
*Frances Horovitz (1938–1983)
*Michael Horovitz (born 1935)
*George Moses Horton
*A. E. Housman (1859–1936)
*Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517–1547)
*Richard Howard
*Fanny Howe
*Susan Howe
*Ada Verdun Howell
*Anthony Howell
*Langston Hughes (1902–1967)
*Ted Hughes (1930–1998)
*Richard Hugo (1923–1982)
*Alexander Hume (1560–1609)
*Leigh Hunt (1784–1859)
*Cynthia Huntington (born 1952)

I-J

*P. Inman
*Richard Jago (1715–1781)
*John James
*Lisa Jarnot (born 1967)
*Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)
*Robinson Jeffers (1887–1962)
*Fenton Johnson
*Georgia Douglas Johnson
*Helene Johnson (1906–1995)
*James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)
*Samuel Johnson (1709–1784)
*David Jones
*Emma Jones (born 1992-)
*Patrick Jones (born 1965)
*Erica Jong (born 1942)
*Ben Jonson (1573–1637)
*June Jordan (born 1936)
*Anthony Joseph
*Jenny Joseph (born 1932)
*James Joyce (1882–1941)
*Trevor Joyce (born 1947)
*Donald Justice (1925–2004)

K

*Ilya Kaminsky
*Bob Kaufman (1925–1986)
*Jayne Fenton Keane
*John Keats (1795–1821)
*W.B. Keckler (born 1966)
*Arthur Kelton (died c. 1550)
*Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy ('Woodbine Willy'; 1883–1929)
*Jack Kerouac (1922–1969)
*Frederick Kesner (born 1967)
*Sidney Keyes (1922–1943)
*Keorapetse Kgositsile (born 1938)
*Joyce Kilmer (1886–1918)
*Arthur Henry King (1910–2000)
*Henry King (1592–1669)
*William King (1663–1712)
*Galway Kinnell (born 1927)
*John Kinsella
*Thomas Kinsella (born 1927)
*Rudyard Kipling (1865–1936)
*Etheridge Knight
*Kenneth Koch (1925–2002)
*Yusef Komunyakaa (born 1948)
*Stanley Kunitz (1905–2006)
*Joanne Kyger

L

La-Le

*Sonnet L'Abbé (born 1973)
*Nick Laird (born 1975)
*Charles Lamb (1775–1834)
*Tim Lander (born 1938)
*Letitia Elizabeth Landon
*Walter Savage Landor (1775–1864)
*Sydney Lanier (1842–1881)
*Emilia Lanier (1569–1645)
*Philip Larkin (1922–1985)
*Evelyn Lau (born 1971)
*D. H. Lawrence (1885–1930)
*Henry Lawson (1867–1922)
*Robert Lax (1915–2000)
*Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
*Edward Lear (1812–1888)
*Francis Ledwidge (1887–1917)
*Joy Leftow (born 1949)
*William Ellery Leonard (1876–1944)
*Tom Leonard (born 1944)
*Philip Levine (born 1928)
*Larry Levis (1946–1996)
*D. A. Levy (1942–1968)
*Alun Lewis (1915–1944)
*C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

Lo-Ly

*Douglas Lochhead (born 1922)
*Thomas Lodge (1556–1625)
*James Longenbach
*Christopher Logue
*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
*Michael Longley
*Luis A. López
*Audre Lorde (born 1934)
*Richard Lovelace (1618–1658)
*Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
*James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
*Robert Lowell
*Mina Loy
*Fitz Hugh Ludlow (1836–1870)
*John Lydgate (1370–1450)
*John Lyly (1553–1606)
*George Lyttelton, Lord Lyttelton (1709–1773)

M

Ma

*Norman MacCaig (1910–1996)
*Hugh MacDiarmid (1892–1978)
*Seán Mac Falls
*Thomas MacGreevy (1893–1967)
*Nathaniel Mackey
*Lachlan Mackinnon
*Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)
*Joseph Macleod (1903-1984)
*Jackson Mac Low
*Louis MacNeice (1907–1963)
*Barry MacSweeney
*Haki R. Madhubuti
*Jennifer Maiden
*Taylor Mali
*David Mallet
*Tom Mandel
*Bill Manhire (born 1946)
*Robert Mannyng of Brunne (1269–1340)
*Chris Mansell (born 1953)
*Peter Manson (born 1969)
*Richard Marggraf Turley (born 1970)
*Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)
*Andrew Marvell (1621–1678)
*John Masefield (1878–1967)
*Cleopatra Mathis (born 1947)

Mo-Mu

*H. D. Moe
*Anis Mojgani
*Geraldine Monk
*Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax (1661–1715)
*Marianne Moore (1887–1972)
*Robin Moore, (born 1954)
*Thomas Moore (1779–1852)
*Barbara Moraff
*Edythe Morahan de Lauzon
*Edwin Morgan
*Robin Morgan (born 1941)
*Stephen Morse (born 1945)
*Mervyn Morris
*William Morris (1834–1896)
*James Douglas Morrison (1943–1971)
*Morrissey (born 1959)
*Frank Morton (1869–1923)
*John Most (born 1977)
*Andrew Motion
*Eric Mottram
*Paul Muldoon (born 1951)
*Harryette Mullen
*Anthony Munday (1553–1633)
*Sheila Murphy
*Les Murray (born 1938)

N-O

*Ogden Nash (1902–1971)
*Thomas Nashe (1567–1601)
*Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson
*Howard Nemerov
*Kenn Nesbitt (born 1962)
*Aimee Nezhukumatathil (born 1974)
*Henry Newbolt (1862–1938)
*John Henry Newman (1801–1890)
*Norman Nicholson (1914–1987)
*Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill
*Lorine Niedecker (1903–1970)
*Alice Notley
*Jeff Nuttall (1933–2004)
*Naomi Shihab Nye (born 1952)
*Sean O'Brien (born 1952)
*Frank O'Hara
*Theodore O'Hara (1820–1867)
*Mary Oliver (born 1935)
*Charles Olson (1910–1970)
*Mary Devenport O'Neill (1879–1976)
*George Oppen (1908–1984)
*Maggie O'Sullivan
*Jamison A. Oughton (born 1975)
*Wilfred Owen (1893–1918)

P

*Ruth Padel (born 1947)
*Ron Padgett
*Michael Palmer (born 1943)
*Nettie Palmer
*Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)
*Thomas Parnell (1670–1718)
*Kenneth Patchen (1911–1972)
*Brian Patten (born 1946)
*Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (1864–1941)
*Ricardo Pau-Llosa (born 1954)
*Molly Peacock (born 1947)
*Thomas Love Peacock (1785–1866)
*Sam Pereira
*Mario Petrucci (born 1958)
*Ambrose Philips
*Tom Pickard (born 1946)
*Robert Pinsky (born 1940)
*Ruth Pitter (1897–1992)
*Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)
*Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
*Robert Pollok (c. 1798 – 1827)
*Alexander Pope (1688–1744)
*Charles Potts (born 1943)
*Ezra Pound (1885–1972)
*Jack Prelutsky
*Nancy Price (1880–1970)
*Richard Price (poet) (born 1966)
*Matthew Prior (1664–1721)
*Pauline Prior-Pitt
*J. H. Prynne
*Sheenagh Pugh (born 1950)

Q

*Francis Quarles (1592–1644)

R

Ra-Ri

*William Radice (born 1951)
*Craig Raine (born 1944)
*Kathleen Raine (1908–2003)
*Carl Rakosi (1903–2004)
*Sir Walter Raleigh (1552–1618)
*Dudley Randall (1914–2000)
*Julia Randall (1924–2005)
*Thomas Randolph (1605–1635)
*Tom Raworth (born 1938)
*Henry Reed (1914–1986)
*Ishmael Reed
*Abraham Regelson (1896–1981)
*Kenneth Rexroth (1905–1982)
*Charles Reznikoff (1894–1976)
*Adrienne Rich (born 1929)
*Lola Ridge (1873–1941)
*Denise Riley
*John Riley
*Peter Riley

Ro-Ru

*Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)
*Mary Robinson (1758–1800)
*Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)
*Franklin Rosemont (born 1943)
*Penelope Rosemont
*Isaac Rosenberg (1890–1918)
*Christina Rossetti (1830–1894)
*Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)
*Nicholas Rowe
*Richard Rowlands (1565–1630)

a-Si

*Blanaid Salkeld (1880–1959)
*Fiona Sampson (born 1963)
*Sonia Sanchez
*Carl Sandburg (1878–1967)
*May Sarton (1912–1995)
*Siegfried Sassoon (1886–1967)
*Sir Walter Scott (1771–1832)
*Maurice Scully
*Sir Charles Sedley (1639–1701)
*Nina Serrano (born 1934)
*Robert W. Service
*Anne Sexton (1928–1974)
*William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
*Tupac Shakur (1971–1996)
*Ntozake Shange (born 1948)
*Jo Shapcott
*Karl Shapiro (1913–2000)
*Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792–1822)
*William Shenstone
*James Shirley (1596–1666)
*Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586)
*Eli Siegel (1902–1978)
*Ron Silliman (born 1946)
*Shel Silverstein (1930–1999)
*Iain Sinclair
*Edith Sitwell (1887–1964)

k-Sq

*Beau Sia (born 1976)
*John Skelton (1460–1529)
*Myra Sklarew
* Andrew Slattery (born 1980)
*Charlotte Smith (1749–1806)
*Marc Smith
*Rod Smith
*Patti Smith
*Stevie Smith (1902–1971)
*Tracy K. Smith
*Tobias Smollett (1721–1771)
*Gary Snyder
*William Somervile
*Charles Sorley (1895–1915)
*William Soutar (1898–1946)
*Robert Southey (1774–1843)
*Robert Southwell (1561–1595)
*Wole Soyinka (born 1934)
*Anne Spencer
*Stephen Spender
*Edmund Spenser (1552–1599)
*Geoffrey Squires

t-Sy

*Frank Stanford
*William Stafford
*Gertrude Stein
*Gerald Stern
*Ricardo Sternberg
*Wallace Stevens (1880–1955)
*Robert Louis Stevenson (1850–1894)
*Mark Strand
*Sir John Suckling (1609–1642)
*A.M. Sullivan (1896–1980)
*Paul Summers (poet) (born 1967)
*Robert Sward (born 1933)
*May Swenson
*Algernon Swinburne (1837–1909)
*Bobbi Sykes (born 1945)
*Joshua Sylvester (1563–1618)
*Arthur Symons (1865–1945)

T-V

*Barry Tebb (born 1942)
*Eileen Tabios
*F. W. Tancred
*Dorothea Tanning (born 1910)
*Allen Tate (1899–1979)
*Edward Taylor (1645–1729)
*Sara Teasdale (1883–1933)
*Alfred Tennyson, Lord Tennyson (1809–1892)
*Fiona Templeton
*Lucy Terry
*Celia Thaxter (1824–1894)
*Ernest Thayer (1863–1940)
*Dylan Thomas (1914–1953)
*Edward Thomas (1878–1917)
*R. S. Thomas (1913–2000)
*Francis Thompson (1859–1907)
*James Thomson (B.V.) (1834–1882)
*James Thomson (poet) (Seasons)
*Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)
*Tim Thorne
*Chidiock Tichborne (1558–1586)
*Thomas Tickell
*John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892–1973)
*Melvin B. Tolson
*Jean Toomer
*Thomas Traherne
*Roland Michel Tremblay (born 1972)
*Quincy Troupe
*Gael Turnbull
*Julian Turner (born 1955)
*Hone Tuwhare (born 1922)
*Chase Twichell (born 1950)
*John Updike
*Allen Upward, Imagist
*Henry Vaughan (1621–1695)
*Janine Pommy Vega

W

Wa-We

*Diane Wakoski
*Derek Walcott (born 1930)
*Anne Waldman
*Rosmarie Waldrop
*Keith Waldrop
*Alice Walker (born 1944)
*Margaret Walker
*Mark Wallace
*Edmund Waller (1606–1687)
*Agnes Walsh
*Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989)
*Isaac Watts (1674–1748)
*Barrett Watten (born 1948)
*John Webster (died 1630)
*Hannah Weiner
*Marjorie Welish

Wh-Wy

*Gordon Wharton (born 1929)
*Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784)
*Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
*John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
*Richard Wilbur (born 1921)
*Oscar Wilde (1854–1900)
*John Wilkinson (born 1953)
*William of Shoreham (14th century)
*Emmett Williams (1925–2007)
*Hugo Williams (born 1942)
*Oscar Williams (1900–1964)
*Saul Williams (born 1972)
*Sherley Anne Williams (1944–1999)
*William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)
*Frank Samuel Williamson (1865–1936)
*Elizabeth Willis (born 1961)
*John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680)
*Peter Lamborn Wilson (born 1945)
*George Wither (1588–1667)
*Charles Wolfe (1791–1823)
*Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855)
*William Wordsworth (1770–1850)
*Sir Henry Wotton (1568–1639)
*C. D. Wright (born 1949)
*Judith Wright (1915–2000)
*Kirby Wright
*Robert Wrigley (born 1951)
*Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542)

Y-Z

*William Butler Yeats (1865–1939)
*Edward Young (1683–1765)
*Benjamin Zephaniah (born 1958)
*Louis Zukofsky (1904–1978)

ee also

*List of poets
*List of Australian poets
*List of Irish poets
*List of Canadian poets
*List of English poets from India
*List of Chicano poets
*List of women poets
*List of poets from the United States


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