List of Slovak poets


List of Slovak poets

The following is a list of the most important poets of Slovak literature.

For a list of Slovak authors of prose and drama, please see Slovak prose.

Middle Ages (800–1500)

* Constantine (827–869) – born in Thessaloniki
* Maurus (?–1070)
* Leonard z Uničova (15th century)

Renaissance (1500–1650)

* Martin Rakovský (1535–1579)
* Ján Silván (1493–1573)
* Pavel Kyrmezer (?–1589)
* Vavřinec Benedikt z Nudožer (Laurentio Benedictino Nudozierino) (1555–1615)
* Ján Filický (?–1623)
* Ján Bocatius (1569–1621)
* Jakub Jakobeus (1591–1645) – born in Bohemia
* Martin Bošňák (?–1566)
* Štefan Komodický (16th century)
* Eliáš Láni (1570–1618)
* Daniel Pribiš (1580–1645)

Baroque (1650–1780)

* Juraj Tranovský or Tranoscius (1592–1637)
* Benedikt Szőllősi (1609–1656)
* Daniel Sinapius Horčička I (1640–1688)
* Jób Trusius (17th century)
* Ján Sekáč (?–1818)
* Dionýz Kubík (1749–1811)
* Štefan Ferdinand Selecký (1675–?)
* Peter Benický (1606–1664)
* Hugolín Gavlovič (1712–1787)
* Štefan Pilárik I (1615–1693)

Classicism (1780–1840)

* Augustín Doležal (1737–1802)
* Bohuslav Tablic (1769–1832)
* Pavel Jozef Šafárik (1795–1861)
* Ján Kollár (1793–1852)
* Ján Hollý (1785–1849)
* Karol Kuzmány (1806–1866)

Romantism (1840–1850)

* Ľudovít Štúr (1815–1856)
* Samo Chalupka (1812–1883)
* Andrej Sládkovič (1820–1872)
* Janko Kráľ (1822–1876)
* Ján Botto (1829–1881)
* Janko Matúška (1821–1877)
* Samo Vozár (1823–1850)
* Michal Miloslav Hodža (1811–1870)
* Viliam Paulíny-Tóth (1826–1877)

Between romantism and realism (1850–1875)

* Ľudovít Kubáni (1830–1869)

Realism (1875–1905)

* Svetozár Hurban-Vajanský (1847–1916)
* Pavol Országh-Hviezdoslav (1849–1921)
* Ľudmila Podjavorinská (1872–1951)
* Martin Kukučín (1860-1928)
* Janko Jesenský (1874-1945)
* Božena Slančíková-Timrava (1867-1957)
* Jozef Gregor Tajovský (1874-1940)
* Elena Maróthy Šoltésová (1855-1939)
* Terézia Vansová (1857-1942)

Modernism (1905-1918)

* Ivan Krasko (1876–1958)
* Janko Jesenský (1874–1945)
* Vladimír Roy (1885–1936)
* Ivan Gall (1885–1955)

Between the World Wars (1918–1948)

* Štefan Krčméry (1892–1955)
* Martin Rázus (1888–1937)
* Emil Boleslav Lukáč (1900–1979)
* Ján Smrek (1898–1982)
* Ján Poničan (1902–1978)
* Fraňo Kráľ (1903–1955)
* Laco Novomeský (1904–1976)
* Jozef Kubík (1905–2002)

Surrealism

* Rudolf Fabry (1915–1982)
* Vladimír Reisel (1919–?)
* Július Lenko (1914–?)
* Štefan Žáry (1918–2007)
* Ján Brezina (1917–?)
* Pavel Bunčák (1915–?)
* Ján Rak (1916–1969)

Catholic Modernism

* Rudolf Dilong (1905–1986)
* Jan Doransky (1911–1973)
* Pavol Gašparovič Hlbina (1908–1977)
* Janko Silan (1914–1984)
* Karol Strmeň (1921–1994)
* Ján Haranta (1909–1983)
* Svetoslav Veigl (1915–?)
* Pavol Ušák-Oliva
* Mikuláš Šprinc
* Gorazd Zvonický

Post-war period (1948–1960s)

* Ján Kostra (1910–1975)
* Pavol Horov (1914–1975)
* Andrej Plávka (1907–1982)
* Ivan Kupec (b. 1922)

Contemporary (since the 1960s)

* Miroslav Válek (1927–1991)
* Milan Rúfus (b. 1928)
* Ján Ondruš (1932-1999)
* Lýdia Vadkerti-Gavorníková (1932-2000)
* Mikuláš Kováč (1934–1992)
* Jozef Mihalkovič (b. 1935)
* Ján Buzássy (b. 1935)
* Ľubomír Feldek (b. 1936)
* Ján Stacho (1936–1995)
* Ján Šimonovič (1939–1994)
* Vlastimil Kovalčík (b. 1939)
* Štefan Strážay (b. 1940)
* Mila Haugová (b. 1942)
* Štefan Moravčík (b. 1943)
* Ivan Laučík (b. 1944)
* Peter Repka (b. 1944)
* Ivan Štrpka (b. 1944)
* Kamil Peteraj (b. 1945)
* Ján Zambor (b. 1947)
* Milan Richter (b. 1948)
* Ján Švantner (b. 1949)
* Jana Kantorová-Báliková (b. 1951)
* Dana Podracká (b. 1954)
* Anna Ondrejková (b. 1954)
* Daniel Hevier (b. 1955)
* Juraj Kuniak (b. 1955)
* Pavol Janík (b. 1956)
* Viera Prokešová (b. 1957)
* Jozef Urban (1964-1999)

Contemporary poetry (since 1995)

: Martin Solotruk (* 1970): Jana Beňová (* 1974): Maroš Hečko (* 1967): Vlado Janček (* 1974): Peter Kuzmišín (* 1976): Allan Stevo (* 1979)

See also

*List of national poetries


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