List of poets from the United States

List of poets from the United States

The poets listed below were either born in the United States or else published much of their poetry while living in that country.

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A

*Henry Abbey (1842–1911)
*Sam Abrams (born 1935)

*Seth Abramson (born 1976)
*Kathy Acker (1947–1997)
*Diane Ackerman (born 1956)
*Duane Ackerson (born 1942)
*Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1968)
*Virginia Hamilton Adair (1913–2004)
*Helen Adam (1909–1993)
*John Adams (poet) (1704–1740)
*Léonie Adams (1899–1988)
*Kim Addonizio (born 1954)
*Herbert Agar (1897–1980)
*James Agee (1909–1955)
*Ai (poet) (born 1947)
*Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
*Jorn Ake (born 1964)
*Salman Akhtar (born 1946)
*Ammiel Alcalay (born 1956)
*Bronson Alcott
*Sherman Alexie (born 1966)
*Felipe Alfau (1902–1999)
*Sophia Ali (born 1964)
*Alice Corbin Henderson (1881–1949)
*William Allegrezza (born 1974)
*Dick Allen (born 1939)
*Donald Allen (1912–2004)
*Elizabeth Chase Allen (1832 – 1911)
*Ron Allen (born 1947)
*Washington Allston (1779 – 1843)
*Alurista (born 1947)
*Nicholas Alvarado
*Julia Álvarez (born 1950)
*Alta (Alta Gerrey) (born 1942)
*Todd Ames (born 1970)
*Indran Amirthanayagam (born 1960)
*A.R. Ammons (1926-2001)
*Victor Anderson (1917-2001)
*Bruce Andrews (born 1948)
*Kevin Andrews (writer) (1924 – 1989)
*Ron Androla (born 1954)
*Ralph Angel (born 1951)
*Maya Angelou (born 1928)
*David Antin (born 1932)
*Antler (born 1946)
*"Brother Antoninus" — William Everson (1912–1994)
*Susanne Antonetta (born 1956)
*Philip Appleman (born 1926)
*Adrian Arancibia (born 1971)
*Rae Armantrout (born 1947)
*Richard Armour (poet) (1906–1989)
*Craig Arnold (born 1967)
*Robert P. Arthur AKA Bob Arthur (born 1943)
*M. K. Asante, Jr. (born 1982)
*Autum Ashante
*John Ashbery (born 1927)
*Augusta Emma Stetson (1842-1928)
*Joseph Auslander (1897-1965)
*Paul Benjamin Auster (born 1947)
*Jimmy Autrey
*James L. Avery, Sr. (born 1948)
*Jody Azzouni (born 1954)
*meeK, Tamika Y. Richardson (born 1972)

B

*Jimmy Santiago Baca (born 1952)
*Bellamy Bach (pseudonym used by a group of writers)
*Joseph M. Bachelor (1889 - 1947)
*Mahnaz Badihian
*Vyt Bakaitis (born 1940)
*David Baker (born 1954)
*Jesse Ball (born 1978)
*Russell Banks
*Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones) (born 1934)
*David Baratier (born 1970)
*Coleman Barks
*Mary Barnard
*Djuna Barnes
*Tim Barnes
*Catherine Barnett
*Candy Barr
*Laird Barron
*Bertha Hirsch Baruch
*Todd Bash
*Arlo Bates
*David Bates (poet)
*Eric Baus
*Charles Baxter (author)
*Abel Beach
*Ray Young Bear
*Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin
*George Beck
*Julian Beck
*Larry Beckett
*Joshua Beckman
*Ethel Lynn Beers
*Marvin Bell
*Stephen Vincent Benét
*William Rose Benét
*Park Benjamin (poet)
*Nelson Bentley
*Bill Berkson
*David Berman (singer)
*Charles Bernstein (born 1950)
*Steven Jesse Bernstein (1950–1991)
*Anselm Berrigan
*Ted Berrigan (1934–1983)
*Wendell Berry (born 1934)
*John Berryman (1914–1972)
*Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
*Lorraine Bethel
*Helen Bevington
*Frank Bidart (born 1939)
*Ambrose Bierce
*Linda Bierds
*David Biespiel
*Bill Keith
*Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)
*Sophie Cabot Black (born 1958)
*John Peale Bishop
*Baxter Black
*Paul Blackburn (1926–1971)
*Paul Blackburn (U.S. poet)
*Nicole Blackman
*Kimberly M. Blaeser
*Don Blanding
*Robin Blaser
*Anthony Bleecker
*Benjamin Paul Blood (1832–1919)
*Henry Ames Blood
*Roberts Blossom
*Robert Bly (born 1926)
*Anne Bradstreet (ca. 1612–1672)
*D. A. Blyler
*Maxwell Bodenheim
*Jean Boese
*Louise Bogan
*Katherine Bond
*Arna Bontemps
*Bruce Boston
*Jenny Boully
*Kay Boyle
*William Brandon (author)
*Beth Brant
*Richard Brautigan (1935–1984)
*Kate Braverman
*Donari Braxton
*Joseph Payne Brennan (1918–1990)
*Ken Brewer (1941–2006)
*Kim Bridgeford
*Sarah Brinklow
*John Malcolm Brinnin (1916–1999)
*James Brock (born 1958)
*Joseph Brodsky (1940 – 1996),
*Louis Daniel Brodsky (born 1941)
*David Bromige (1933 - )
*William Bronk (1918–1999)
*Charles Timothy Brooks
*Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)
*Maria Gowen Brooks (1795?–1845)
*"Brother Antoninus" — William Everson (1912–1994)
*Alice Brown (writer)
*Rita Mae Brown
*Francis Fisher Browne
*William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
*Jack Buck
*Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)
*David R. Bunch
*Henry Cuyler Bunner
*Graham Burchell
*José Antonio Burciaga
*Stanley Burnshaw
*Amelia Josephine Burr
*William S. Burroughs (1914–1997)
*Maxwell Struthers Burt
*Raegan Butcher
*Ray Buttigieg (born 1955)
*W. E. Butts
*Witter Bynner
*Gilbert Byron
*Su Byron

C

*James Edwin Campbell (poet)
*Mary Baine Campbell
*Melville Henry Cane
*Skipwith Cannell
*Joe Cardarelli
*Jim Carroll
*Hayden Carruth
*Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873–1904)
*Jared Carter
*Carolyn Joyce Carty (born 1957)
*Raymond Carver (1938–1988)
*Phoebe Cary
*Sandra M. Castillo
*Ana Castillo
*Madison Cawein
*Joseph Ceravolo
*Richard Wayne Chambliss, Jr.
*William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
*Arthur Chapman (1874–1935)
*John Jay Chapman
*Fred Chappell
*Alexander Chee
*Neeli Cherkovski (born 1945)
*Maxine Chernoff
*Bob Cherry
*Chrystos
*Angélico Chávez
*James Wm. Chichetto
*John Ciardi (1916-1986)
*Noah Cicero
*Sandra Cisneros
*Amy Clampitt
*Tom Clark (poet)
*John Clarke (poet)
*Pearl Cleage
*Shihan van Clief(born 1975)
*Lucille Clifton
*Joshua Clover
*Stanton A. Coblentz
*Andrei Codrescu
*Robert P. T. Coffin
*Ira Cohen
*Nan Cohen
*Henri Cole
*Norma Cole
*Wanda Coleman
*Billy Collins (born 1941)
*Betsy Colquitt (born 1927)
*Shanna Compton (born 1970)
*Hilda Conkling
*Evan S. Connell
*Leo Connellan (1928–2001)
*Gillian Conoley
*Matt Cook
*Rose Terry Cooke
*Ina Coolbrith
*Clark Coolidge
*Dennis Cooper
*Jake Copass
*William Corbett
*Billy Corgan
*Cid Corman (1924–2004)
*Alfred Corn
*Gregory Corso (1930–2001)
*Jayne Cortez
*Joe Cottonwood
*Henri Coulette
*John Cournos
*Elise Cowen
*Louis O. Coxe
*Christopher Pearse Cranch
*Hart Crane, (1899–1932)
*Stephen Crane, (1871–1900)
*Adelaide Crapsey
*Gary William Crawford
*Robert Creeley (1926–2005)
*Harry Crosby (1898–1929)
*Countee Cullen (1903–1946)
*E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
*J.V. Cunningham (1911-1985)
*Bloodgood Cutter

D

*Hugh Antoine d'Arcy
*H.D.
*Steve Dalachinsky
*Enid Dame
*S. Foster Damon
*Jim Daniels (born 1956)
*Tina Darragh
*Robert von Dassanowsky
*Guy Davenport
*Donald Davidson (poet)
*Gustav Davidson
*Michael Davidson (born 1944)
*Alan Davies (poet)
*Dale Davis (poet)
*Gwen Davis
*Clarence Day
*Jaime de Angulo
*Caridad de la Luz
*William F. DeVault (born 1955)
*Philip F. Deaver
*Edwin Denby (poet)
*Richard Denner
*Reuel Denney
*Carl Dennis
*Tory Dent
*Babette Deutsch
*Jennifer K Dick
*Ray DiPalma
*George Dickerson
*James Dickey (1923–1997)
*Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
*R. H. W. Dillard (born 1937)
*George Dillon
*Ray DiPalma (born 1943)
*Diane Di Prima (born 1934)
*Thomas M. Disch (1940–2008)
*Patricia Dobler
*Stephen Dobyns (1941)
*Owen Dodson
*John Dolan (writer)
*Nathan Haskell Dole
*Sonya Dorman
*Ed Dorn (1929–1999)
*Julia Caroline Dorr
*Mark Doty
*Franz Douskey
*Rita Dove (1952)
*Kirby Doyle
*Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)
*Will Allen Dromgoole
*Celia Dropkin
*Norman Dubie
*Rachel Blau DuPlessis
*Bruce Ducker
*Peter Kane Dufault
*Alan Dugan (born 1923–2003)
*Henry Dumas
*Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
*Robert Duncan (1919–1988)
*Jim Dunlap
*Stephen Dunn
*Rachel Blau DuPlessis
*Job Durfee
*Stuart Dybek (born 1942)
*Bob Dylan (born 1941)
*Dr. David E. Woodard (born 1957)

E

*Cornelius Eady
*Pliny Earle (physician)
*Richard Eberhart (1904-2005)
*David Edelstadt
*Russell Edson
*Kari edwards
*Max Ehrmann
*Larry Eigner (1927–1996)
*Loren Eiseley
*Che Elias
*T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)
*Ana Elsner
*James Emanuel
*Lynn Emanuel
*Claudia Emerson
*Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
*R. M. Engelhardt
*Paul Engle
*Theodore Enslin (born 1925)
*Daniel Mark Epstein
*Clayton Eshleman (born 1935)
*Martín Espada
*Willard R. Espy
*Maggie Estep
*David Allan Evans
*Mari Evans
*William Everson — Brother Antoninus (1912–1994)

F

*Ruth Fainlight
*B.H. Fairchild
*William Clark Falkner
*Roger Fanning
*Norma Farber
*Patricia Fargnoli
*John Chipman Farrar
*Jessie Redmon Fauset
*Kenneth Fearing
*John Feins
*Frederick Feirstein
*Irving Feldman (born 1928)
*Paul Fericano
*Lawrence Ferlinghetti, (born 1919)
*Eugene Field
*Rachel Field
*James Thomas Fields
*Fireside Poets
*Annie Finch
*Ann Fisher-Wirth
*Tom Fitzgerald (poet)
*Bob Flanagan
*Terrence Fleming
*John Gould Fletcher
*Roland Flint
*Douglas Florian
*Nick Flynn
*Jack Foley (poet)
*Carolyn Forché (born 1950)
*John M. Ford
*Gary Forney
*Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
*Skip Fox
*Michael Frauenhofer
*Robert Frazier
*Philip Freneau (1752–1832)
*Larry Friefeld (born 1941)
*Robert Frost (1874–1963)
*Gwen Frostic
*Nan Fry
*Alice Fulton (born 1952)

G

*Forrest Gander (born 1956
*Deborah Garrison (born 1965)
*Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904–1991)
*Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) (born 1946)
*Jack Gilbert
*Strickland Gillilan (1869–1954)
*Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997)
*Daniela Gioseffi (born 1941)
*Nikki Giovanni (born 1943)
*Peter Gizzi (born 1959)
*Jesse Glass (born 1954)
*Louise Glück (born 1943)
*Terry Godbey
*Kenneth Goldsmith (born 1961)
*Laurence Goldstein
*Rodolfo Gonzales
*Rigoberto González
*Elaine Goodale
*Kevin Goodan
*Alice Goodman
*Paul Goodman (writer)
*Hedwig Gorski (born 1949)
*Ann Gottesman
*Janice Gould
*David Graham (American poet)
*Jorie Graham
*Judy Grahn
*Linda Gregerson
*Linda Gregg
*Debora Greger
*Gregory Greyhawk
*Horace Gregory
*Robert Grenier (poet)
*Angelina Weld Grimke
*Charlotte Forten Grimké
*Lee Groban
*Allen Grossman
*Barbara Guest (1920–2006)
*Edgar Guest (1891–1959)
*Patty Guilmette (author/poet) (born 1964)
*Louise Imogen Guiney
*Arthur Guiterman
*R. S. Gwynn
*Brion Gysin (1916–1986)

H

*Marilyn Hacker (born 1942)
*Hermann Hagedorn
*Jessica Hagedorn
*Richard Hague
*Kimiko Hahn (born 1955)
*Donald Hall
*Irma P. Hall
*Fitz-Greene Halleck
*Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
*Barbara Hamby
*Jupiter Hammon
*Jeff Hardy
*William Harmon
*Jeff Harrison
*Jim Harrison (born 1937)
*Carla Harryman (born 1952)
*Robert Hass
*Katherine Hastings
*Julian Hawthorne
*Robert Hayden (1913–1980)
*Terrance Hayes
*Paul Hamilton Hayne
*William Shakespeare Hays
*Trebor Healey
*Eloise Klein Healy
*Anthony Hecht (1923–2004)
*Jennifer Michael Hecht
*Allison Hedge Coke
*Lyn Hejinian (born 1941)
*Michael Heller
*Essex Hemphill
*Alice Corbin Henderson
*Nancy A. Henry
*Oliver Herford
*William Heyen
*Bob Hicok
*Dick Higgins
*Scott Hightower (born 1952)
*Conrad Hilberry (born 1928)
*Owen Hill
*Donora Hillard (born 1982)
*Robert Hillyer
*Ellen Hinsey
*Edward Hirsch
*Jane Hirshfield (born 1953)
*Jack Hirschman
*H.L. Hix
*Linda Hogan (born 1947)
*Patricia C. Hogan {Born~ 1961)-poet,writer,songstress,actress,comedian)
*Tony Hoagland
*Daniel Hoffman
*Roald Hoffmann
*John Hollander (born 1929)
*Bill Holm (poet)
*Bob Holman
*M. Carl Holman
*Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)
*Dennis Holt (born 1942)
*Garrett Hongo
*Edwin Honig (born 1919)
*George Moses Horton
*Joan Houlihan
*Cortnee Howard
*Richard Howard (born 1929)
*Fanny Howe (born 1940)
*Julia Ward Howe
*Marie Howe
*Susan Howe
*Susan Howe (born 1937)
*Helen Hoyt
*Lindley Williams Hubbell
*Chris Huff (born 1990)
*Langston Hughes (1902–1967)
*Richard Hugo (1923–1982)
*Constance Hunting (1925–2006)
*Cynthia Huntington
*Siri Hustvedt

I-J

*David Ignatow (1914–1997)
*Arthur Crew Inman
*P. Inman
*David Jaffin
*Josephine Jacobsen
*Afdhere Jama
*James Cummins
*J. J. Jameson
*Patricia Janus
*Joseph Jarman
*Lisa Jarnot (born 1967)
*Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)
*Robinson Jeffers, (1887–1962)
*Ted Joans
*Orrick Glenday Johns
*Denis Johnson
*Georgia Douglas Johnson
*Helene Johnson
*Josephine Winslow Johnson
*James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)
*Robert Underwood Johnson (1853–1937)
*Kathryn Johnston (2007–2010)
*Sarah Jones (stage)
*Tsani Jones
*Bernard Jonientz
*Ryan David Jooste
*June Jordan
*Pierre Joris
*Andrew Joron
*Lawrence Joseph
*Matthew Josephson
*Frank Judge
*Donald Justice

K

*Sheema Kalbasi
*Chester Kallman
*Ilya Kaminsky
*Lenore Kandel
*Mary Karr
*Julia Kasdorf
*Janet Kauffman (born 1945)
*Herbert Kaufman
*W. B. Keckler
*John Keene (writer)
*Weldon Kees (1914–1955)
*Brigit Pegeen Kelly (born 1951)
*Collin Kelley
*Jamie Kennedy (poet)
*Richard Kenney
*Maurice Kenney
*Jane Kenyon
*James Browning Kepple
*Jack Kerouac (1922–1969)
*Sophie Kerr
*Francis Scott Key
*Laurel Elizabeth Keyes
*Alicia Keys
*Bill Keith
*D. Kildare
*Aline Murray Kilmer
*Joyce Kilmer
*Val Kilmer
*H.T. Kirby-Smith
*Suji Kwock Kim
*Jack Kimball
*Kimiko Hahn
*Haven Kimmel
*Amy King
*Galway Kinnell (born 1927)
*Susan Kinsolving
*Mary Kinzie
*David Kirby (poet)
*Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996)
*Steve Kisicki
*Carolyn Kizer
*August Kleinzahler (born 1949)
*William Kloefkorn
*Etheridge Knight(1933–1991)
*Kenneth Koch (1925–2002)
*Wayne Koestenbaum
*Yusef Komunyakaa (born 1948)
*Ted Kooser
*Aaron Kramer
*Alfred Kreymborg
*Maxine Kumin
*Stanley Kunitz (1905–2006)
*Laurie Kutchins
*Joanne Kyger (born 1934)

L

*Christine E. Laine
*Philip Lamantia
*Fran Landesman
*Landis Everson
*Joseph Langland
*Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)
*Dorothea Lasky
*George Parsons Lathrop
*Richmond Lattimore
*Sanders Anne Laubenthal
*James Laughlin
*Ann Lauterbach
*Dorianne Laux
*James Lavilla-Havelin
*Patricia C Lawrence
*William P. Lawrence
*John Edward Lawson
*Robert Lax (1915–2000)
*Emma Lazarus
*Kelly Le Fave
*Li-Young Lee
*Malka Lee
*Samantha V. Lee
*Lemon (poet)
*Aya de Leon
*Ben Lerner
*David Lerner
*Jimmy Lerner
*Rika Lesser
*Denise Levertov (1923–1997)
*Dana Levin
*Philip Levine (born 1928)
*Larry Levis
*D. A. Levy
*William Levy
*Alonzo Lewis
*Robert W. Lewis
*Charles Lillard
*Shirley Geok-lin Lim
*Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)
*Amon Liner
*Sara Jane Lippincott
*Jonathan Lamas
*George Cabot Lodge
*Ron Loewinsohn
*John Logan (1923-1987)
*Naomi Long Madgett (born 1923)
*James Longenbach
*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
*Audre Lorde, (born 1934)
*Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
*James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
*Maria White Lowell
*Robert Lowell (1917–1977)
*Walter Lowenfels
*Mina Loy
*Felipe Luciano
*Mario Lucio
*Lydia Lunch
*Masiela Lusha
*Thomas Lux
*William Whittingham Lyman Jr
*Thomas Lynch (born 1948)

M

*Jackson Mac Low
*Carlyle Ferren MacIntyre
*Percy MacKaye
*Nathaniel Mackey
*Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)
*MadPunK
*Naomi Long Madgett
*Haki R. Madhubuti
*John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
*Taylor Mali
*Frank Richard Maloney
*Tom Mandel (poet)
*Donna M. Marbach
*Djelloul Marbrook
*Joseph Moncure March
*Edwin Markham
*Don Marquis
*David Mason
*Matt Mason
*Steve Mason
*Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950
*Harry Mathews
*William Matthews (1942–1997)
*John Matthias
*James Maughn
*Kevin Max
*Bernadette Mayer
*Frances Mayes
*Janet McAdams
*Robert McAlmon
*Jack McCarthy
*J. D. McClatchy
*Michael McClure
*Michael McFee
*Bryant H. McGill (born 1969)
*Karyna McGlynn
*Michael McGovern
*Campbell McGrath
*Thomas McGrath
*Claude McKay (1889–1948)
*Louis McKee
*Rod McKuen
*Ray McManus
*James McMichael (born 1939)
*Wesley McNair
*Louise McNeill
*Alexander Beaufort Meek
*Abel Meeropol
*David Meltzer
*Herman Melville (born 1819–1890)
*Samuel Menashe (born 1925)
*William Meredith (born 1919)
*Billy Merrell
*Eve Merriam
*James Merrill (1926–1995)
*Stuart Merrill (1863–1915)
*Thomas Merton (1915–1968)
*W.S. Merwin (born 1927)
*Tom Meschery
*Sarah Messer (born 1966)
*Henry Meyer (1840-1925)
*Robert Mezey
*William Michaelian (born 1956)
*Diane Middlebrook
*Josephine Miles (1911–1985)
*Joseph Millar
*Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)
*Alice Duer Miller
*Rev. Jen Miller
*Joaquin Miller (1837–1913)
*Leslie Adrienne Miller
*May Miller
*Tim Miller
*Vassar Miller
*Deborah A. Miranda
*John Kearsley Mitchell
*Susan Mitchell
*K. Silem Mohammad
*Anis Mojgani
*Paul Monette
*Mong-Lan
*Marion Montgomery
*José Montoya
*William Vaughn Moody
*Clara Jessup Moore
*Charles Leonard Moore
*Daniel Moore
*Jacqueline S. Moore
*Jessica Care Moore
*Julia A. Moore
*Marianne Moore (1887–1972)
*Pat Mora
*Barbara Moraff
*A. F. Moritz
*Hilda Morley (1916–1998)
*George Frederick Morgan (1922–2004)
*Richard Morris
*Tracie Morris
*Jim Morrison (1943–1971)
*Bradford Morrow
*Elizabeth Cutter Morrow
*Stephen Morse (born 1945)
*John Most (born 1977)
*Jennifer Moxley (born 1964)
*Viggo Mortensen
*Howard Moss
*Thylias Moss
*John Most
*Louise Chandler Moulton
*Anna Cora Mowatt
*Lisel Mueller (born 1924)
*Harryette Mullen
*Charles Muñoz
*Erin Murphy
*Sheila Murphy
*Pauli Murray
*Victoria Murray
*Sheila Murphy
*Susan Myers

N

*Vladimir Nabokov
*Ogden Nash (1902–1971)
*Kyler L. Nathan III
*John Neal
*John Neihardt
*Jill Neimark
*Joel M. Nelson
*Howard Nemerov
*Arthur Nersesian
*Kenn Nesbitt (born 1962)
*F. A. Nettelbeck (born 1950)
*Jill Neimark
*Joel M. Nelson
*Howard Nemerov (1920–1991)
*Arthur Nersesian
*Kenn Nesbitt
*Martina Newberry
*Celeste Newbrough
*Aimee Nezhukumatathil (born 1974)
*Lorine Niedecker (1903–1970)
*Audrey Niffenegger
*John Frederick Nims
*Nina (poet)
*Lucille Nixon
*Eric "Big Daddy" Nord
*Jessica Nordell
*Shannon Norman (born 1981)
*Charles North
*Jessica Nelson North
*Harry E. Northup (born 1940)
*Jim Northrup (writer)
*Alice Notley
*Naomi Shihab Nye (born 1952)

O

*Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien
*Geoffrey G. O'Brien
*Ed Ochester
*Blanche Oelrichs
*Frank O'Hara (1926–1966)
*Sharon Olds (born 1942)
*Mary Oliver (born 1935)
*Alix Olson
*Charles Olson (1910–1970)
*George Oppen (1908–1984)
*Mary Oppen (1908–1990)
*James Oppenheim
*Joel Oppenheimer
*Peter Oresick
*Alicia Ostriker
*Sophia Otap
*Maureen Owen

P

*Ron Padgett (born 1942)
*Grace Paley
*Condé Benoist Pallen
*Michael Palmer (born 1943)
*Jay Parini
*Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)
*Willadeene Parton
*Lee Passarella
*Linda Pastan (born 1932)
*Kenneth Patchen (1911–1972)
*Josephine Preston Peabody
*Richard Peabody
*Molly Peacock
*Harry Thurston Peck
*Bryan Penberthy
*Rob Penny
*James Gates Percival
*Eleanor Percy Lee
*William Alexander Percy
*Sam Pereira (born 1949)
*Bob Perelman
*Alice N. Persons
*Emily Pestana
*Robert Peters
*Marge Piercy (1936)
*Nick Piombino
*Robert Pinsky (1940)
*Carl Phillips
*Wanda Phipps
*Anthony Piccione
*John Pierpont
*Josephine Pinckney
*Edward Coote Pinkney
**J. E. Pitts
*Clarissa Pinkola Estés
*Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)
*Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
*Lanny Poffo
*Robert Polito
*Ralph Pomeroy (poet)
*Paul Martinez Pompa
*Marie Ponsot (born 1921)
*Carol Potter
*Charles Potts (1943)
*Ezra Pound (1885–1972)
*Kevin Powell
*Julien de Lallande Poydras
*Jack Prelutsky (1940)
*Elizabeth Prentiss
*Reynolds Price
*Frederic Prokosch
*Kevin Prufer

Q

*George Quasha (born 1942)

R

*Lawrence Rabb
*Burton Raffel
*Sam Ragan
*Carl Rakosi (1903–2004)
*Lee Ranaldo
*Dudley Randall (1914–2000)
*James Ryder Randall
*Julia Randall
*Claudia Rankine (born 1963)
*Darren B. Rankins (born 1966)
*John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)
*Sadi Ranson
*Ron Rash
*David Ray (born 1932)
*Wayne Ray (Alabama b. 1950, now in Canada)
*Thomas Buchanan Read
*Spencer Reece
*Ishmael Reed (born 1938)
*Lizette Woodworth Reese
*John Reinhard
*Naomi Replansky
*Paul Reps
*Carter Revard
*Donald Revell (born 1954)
*Jimmy D. Robinson 1964- songwriter, lyricist , poet
*Eben E. Rexford
*Kenneth Rexroth (1905–1982)
*Charles Reznikoff (1894–1976)
*Samuel F. Rhodes
*William Henry Rhodes
*René Ricard
*Cale Young Rice
*Stan Rice
*Adrienne Rich (born 1929)
*Beah Richards
*Laura E. Richards
*Monica Richards
*Lola Ridge (1873–1941)
*Laura Riding
*Tomás Riley
*James Whitcomb Riley
*Alberto Ríos
*Tomás Rivera
*Amélie Louise Rives
*Joe Roarty
*James J. Roberts (born 1947)
*Howard W. Robertson
*Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)
*Edouard Roditi
*Luis J. Rodriguez
*Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)
*Pattiann Rogers
*Matthew Rohrer
*Henry Rollins
*Ronald Talney
*Raymond Roseliep
*Franklin Rosemont (born 1943)
*J. Allyn Rosser
*Terry Rossio
*Jerome Rothenberg (born 1934)
*Michael Rothenberg
*Anne Rouse (born 1954)
*Thomas Rowley (1721–1796)
*Gibbons Ruark (born 1941)
*Anne Rouse
*Thomas Rowley (poet)
*Gibbons Ruark
*Mary Ruefle
*Muriel Rukeyser
*Nipsey Russell
*Archibald Rutledge
*Carl Hancock Rux
*Abram Joseph Ryan
*Kay Ryan
*Michael Ryan (poet)

*Michael Salinger
*Mary Jo Salter (born 1954
*Francis Saltus Saltus
*Frank Samperi
*Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
*Robert Charles Sands
*Aram Saroyan
*May Sarton
*Minot Judson Savage
*Jeannine Savard
*John Godfrey Saxe
*Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath
*Ella H. Scharring-Hausen (1894-1985)
*Robert Louis Scharring-Hausen (1894-1969)
*Peter Schjeldahl
*Michael Schmidt (poet)
*Gjertrud Schnackenberg (born 1953 in poetry|1953)
*Dan Schneider (writer)
*Pat Schneider
*Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-1842)
*Susan Polis Schutz
*James Schuyler (1923-1991)
*Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966)
*Patricia Roth Schwartz
*Armand Schwerner
*JIMMY D ROBINSON lyricist ,poet [1964-
*Alan Seeger
*Calvin Seerveld
*Frederick Seidel
*Martha Serpas
*Dr. Seuss
*Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
*Tom Sexton
*Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)
*Ntozake Shange
*Ravi Shankar (poet)
*David Shapiro (poet)
*Karl Shapiro (1913-2000)
*Eric Paul Shaffer
*G. S. Sharat Chandra
*Scott Shaw
*Aaron Shurin
*Eli Siegel
*Lydia Sigourney
*Richard Siken
*Leslie Marmon Silko (born 1948)
*Edward Rowland Sill
*Ron Silliman
*Murray Silverstein
*Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)
*Ron Silliman (born 1946)
*Charles Simic
*Jim Simmerman
*William Gilmore Simms
*Marge Simon
*Louis Simpson
*John Sinclair (poet)
*Hal Sirowitz (born 1949)
*Judith Skillman
*Myra Sklarew (born 1934)
*Clark Ashton Smith
*Edwin E. Smith
*Elbert H. Smith
*Elizabeth Oakes (Prince) Smith
*Langdon Smith
*Marc Smith
*Margaret Smith (poet)
*Patti Smith
*R. T. Smith
*Rod Smith
*Rolland Smith
*Tracy K. Smith (born 1972)
*William Jay Smith
*W. D. Snodgrass (born 1926)
*Eliza Roxcy Snow
*Craig Snyder
*Laurel Snyder
*Gary Snyder (born 1930)
*Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005)
*Roberto Solis
*Gilbert Sorrentino
*Juliana Spahr
*Anne Spencer (1882-1975)
*Jack Spicer
*James Spix (born 1974)
*Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
*Kim Stafford
*William Stafford (1914-1993)
*Frank Stanford (1948–1978)
*Henry Throop Stanton
*George Starbuck
*William Force Stead
*Edmund Clarence Stedman
*Elizabeth Clementine Stedman
*Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
*Mattie Stepanek
*George Sterling
*Gerald Stern (born 1925)
*C. J. Stevens
*James Thomas Stevens
*Wallace Stevens (1880-1955)
*Mary Stevenson (1922~1999)
*Allan Stevo (born 1979)
*Anne Stevenson
*Susan Stewart (born 1952)
*Trumbull Stickney
*John Stigall
*James Still
*Charles Warren Stoddard
*Ruth Stone
*William Wetmore Story
*Mark Strand (born 1934)
*Lucien Stryk
*Jesse Stuart
*A. M. Sullivan
*Patrick Ryan Dunn Sullivan
*Sekou Sundiata
*Barton Sutter
*Thomas Burnett Swann
*John Swanwick
*Robert Sward (born 1933))
*Cole Swensen (born )
*May Swenson (1913–1989)

T

*Eileen Tabios
*John Taggart
*Amber Tamblyn
*Luci Tapahonso
*Mark Tardi (born 1975)
*Nathaniel Tarn (born 1928)
*Allen Tate (1899–1979)
*James Tate (born 1943)
*Bayard Taylor
*Edward Taylor (1645-1729)
*Michelle Tea
*Sara Teasdale
*Michael Teig
*Robbie Q. Telfer
*Todd Temkin (born 1964)
*Lucy Terry
*Steve Tesich
*Celia Thaxter
*Ernest Thayer (1863–1940)
*Scofield Thayer
*William Roscoe Thayer
*Edith Matilda Thomas
*Lewis Thomas
*Lorenzo Thomas (poet)
*Dunstan Thompson
*Lady Gwen Thompson
*Maurice Thompson
*William Irwin Thompson
*Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)
*Tamara Thorne (born 1957)
*Richard Tillinghast (born 1940)
*Henry Timrod (1828–1867)
*Melvin B. Tolson (1898–1966)
*Ariel Tomioka
*Lee Tonouchi
*Nick Tosches
*Tony Tost
*William Tremblay
*David Trinidad
*Quincy Troupe
*John Trumbull (poet)
*Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
*Roman Tunkel
*Lewis Turco (born 1934)
*Brian Turner (American poet)
*Genya Turovskaya
*Chase Twichell
*E. Donald Two-Rivers

U-V

*David Unger (born 1950)
*Louis Untermeyer (born 1885–1977)
*Charles Upton (born 1948)
*Catherynne M. Valente (born 1979)
*Jean Valentine (born 1934)
*Max Wolf Valerio (born 1957)
*Cor van den Heuvel
*Mark Van Doren (born 1894–1972)
*Mona Van Duyn (born 1921–2004)
*Sheldon Vanauken (born 1914–1996)
*Janine Pommy Vega (born 1942)
*Jones Very (born 1813–1880)
*George Sylvester Viereck (born 1884–1962)
*Peter Viereck (born 1916–2006)
*Nick Virgilio (born 1928–1989)
*Gerald Vizenor (born 1934)
*Judith Vollmer (born 1951)
*Frederick Von Guerin

W

*Buddy Wakefield
*Dr. David E. Woodard (born 1957)
*Diane Wakoski (born 1937)
*Diane Wald
*Anne Waldman
*Rosmarie Waldrop (born 1945)
*Keith Waldrop
*Alice Walker (born 1944)
*Lonie Walker
*Margaret Walker
*Ryan Walsh
*BJ Ward (poet)
*Sean Ward (born 1966)
*Catherine Anne Warfield
*Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989)
*William John Watkins
*Barrett Watten (born 1948)
*Tom Weatherly
*Arthur Weil (born 1925)
*Hannah Weiner
*James Welch (poet)
*Lew Welch
*Joe Wenderoth
*Theodore Weiss (poet) (1916–2003)
*Paul West (poet)
*Philip Whalen
*Mark Whalon
*John Wheatcroft
*Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784)
*Beth Wheatley
*John Hall Wheelock
*John Brooks Wheelwright
*Edward Lucas White
*Gary J. Whitehead (born 1965)
*Ruth Whitman
*Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
*Adeline Dutton Train Whitney
*J.D. Whitney
*Reed Whittemore
*John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
*Margaret Widdemer
*John Wieners
*Dara Wier Wilbur
*Richard Wilbur (born 1921)
*Carlos Wilcox
*Ella Wheeler Wilcox
*Richard Henry Wilde
*Charlotte Wilder
*Charles Willeford
*C. K. Williams
*Jonathan Williams (poet)
*Oscar Williams (1900–1964)
*Paul O. Williams
*Randall Williams
*Sarah Williams
*William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)
*Elizabeth Willis (born 1961)
*Nathaniel Parker Willis
*Edmund Wilson
*Ian Randall Wilson
*Peter Lamborn Wilson (born 1945)
*Anne Winters
*Yvor Winters
*Sam Witt
*Larry Woiwode
*John Barton Wolgamot
*Nellie Wong
*Merle Woo
*George Edward Woodberry
*Rik Woods
*Samuel Woodworth
*Gamel Woolsey
*Bryan Thao Worra
*Patience Worth
*C. D. Wright
*Charles Wright (poet)
*Franz Wright
*Jameelah Causey Wright
*James Wright (1927–1980)
*Jay Wright (poet)
*Kirby Wright
*Richard Wright (author) (1908–1960)
*Michael Wurster (born 1940)
*Elinor Wylie

X-Z

*Emanuel Xavier (born 1971)
*Lois-Ann Yamanaka (born 1961)
*Leo Yankevich
*John Yau (born 1950)
*Al Young (born 1939)
*C. Dale Young (born 1969)
*Dean Young (poet) (born 1955)
*Kevin Young (poet) (born 1970)
*Matthew Zapruder (born 1967)
*Lisa Zaran (born 1969)
*Marya Zaturenska (1902–1982)
*Calvin Ziegler (1854–1930)
*Louis Zukofsky (1904–1978)
*Andrew C. Zinn

ee also

*United States poetry
*List of poets
*List of English language poets
*List of years in poetry
*Academy of American Poets
*List of Jewish American poets


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