Poets, A - B

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 There are many ways to classify poetry, and we chose the most unpoetical: the poets are listed in alphabetical order. But look how even the alphabet can become part of a poem in "The Spell" by Sarah Morgan Bryan Piatt.


Aemilia Lanyer
Emilia Lanier, also spelled Aemilia Lanyer, (15...

Amy Levy
Amy Levy (1861 – 1889) was a British poet and novelist. ...

Algernon Charles Swinburne
Algernon Swinburne, sketch by RossettiAlgernon Charles Swinburne (April 5, 1837 ...

Barron Field
Born October 23, 1786, Barron Field married Jane Carncroft in 1816 and became ...

Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin (January 17 [O.S. January 6] 1706 – April 17, 1790 ...

Adeline Dutton Train Whitney
Adeline Dutton Train Whitney (15 September 1824–20 March 1906) was an American ...

Ben Jonson
Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637) was an English Renaissance dra...

Brian Patten
Brian Patten (born 7 February 1946, ...

Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Wedgwood cameo of Barbauld from 1775 Anna Laetitia Barbauld, ...

Anne Bradstreet
Anne Bradstreet (ca. 1612 – September 16, 1672) was the first American female wr...

Bliss Carman
Bliss Carman (April 15, 1861 - June 8, 1929) was a ...

Andrew Marvell
A statue of Andrew Marvell, located in King Street, Kingston upon Hull, UKAndrew...

Barbara Kingsolver
Barbara Kingsolver (born April 8, 1955) is an American fiction writer. She has ...

Anne Brontë
Anne Brontë's grave at ScarboroughAnne Brontë (January 17, 1820 ...

Alexander Pope
Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest...

Anne Sexton
Anne Sexton (November 9, 1928, Newton, Massachusetts – October 4, 1974, Weston, ...

Blind Harry
Blind Harry (c. 1440 – 1492), also known as Harry or Henry the Minstrel, is ...

Ada Cambridge
Ada Cambridge (21 November 1844 - 19 July 1926), later known as Ada Cross, was ...

Alexander Pushkin
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (June 6 ...

Ai
Ai's poems are in copyright and cannot be reproduced without the permission of ...

Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (February 12, 1809 – April 15, 1865) was the sixteenth President...

Bret Harte
Francis Bret Harte (August 25, 1837 – May 6, 1902) was an American author and ...

Basavanna
Basava (also known as Basaveshwara (1134–1196) was a philosopher and a social re...

Benjamin Zephaniah
Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah (born 15 April 1958, Cole's Hill, Birmingham, ...

Archibald Lampman
Archibald Lampman FRSC (17 November 1861 – 10 February 1899) was a Canadian poet...

A. H. Reginald Buller
Arthur Henry Reginald Buller (August 19, 1874 – July 3, 1944) was a ...

Ann Taylor
Ann Taylor (June 30, 1782 - December 20, 1866), later Mrs Joseph Gilbert, was, ...

Ben Okri
Ben Okri (born on March 15, 1959) is a Nigerian poet and novelist. Having spent ...

A. A. Milne
Alan Alexander Milne(January 18, 1882 – January 31, 1956), ...

Agha Shahid Ali
Agha Shahid Ali (4 February 1949, New Delhi - 8 December 2001, ...

Bertolt Brecht
Bertolt Brecht (February 10, 1898 – August 14, 1956) was a German poet, playwrig...

Alice Meynell
Alice Christiana Gertrude Thompson Meynell (22 September 1847 - 27 November ...

Arthur O'Shaughnessy
Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy (March 14, 1844–January 30, 1881) was a ...

Augustus Montague Toplady
Augustus Montague Toplady (November 4, 1740 – August 11, 1778), ...

Adela Florence Nicolson Cory
Poetry is perhaps the one creation that certified we humans have souls. A good p...

A. K. Ramanujan
Attipat Krishnaswami Ramanujan (1929-1993) was a scholar of Indian literature ...

Arthur Conan Doyle
Sir Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, DL (22 May 1859–7 July 1930) was a British ...

A. P. Herbert
Sir Alan Patrick Herbert, CH (usually writing as A. P. Herbert or A.P.H.) ...

Billy Collins
William A. ("Billy") Collins (born March 22, 1941) is an American poet who ...

Anthony Raftery
Antoine Ó Raifteiri (also Antoine Ó Reachtabhra, English: Anthony Raftery) (1784...

Bill Watterson
William B. "Bill" Watterson II (born July 5, 1958) is an American cartoonist, ...

Angel Gonzalez
Ángel González (September 3, 1925 in Oviedo, Spain) is a major Hispanic poet ...

Alan Seeger
Alan Seeger (June 22, 1888 – July 4, 1916) was an American poet. ...

Alice Mary Buckton
Although not a South African, but rather educated at Haslemere, Alice Mary ...

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson (6 August 1809 – 6 October 1892) was Poet ...

Adrian Mitchell
Adrian Mitchell (born 24 October 1932, Haywards Heath, West Sussex) is an ...

Aphra Behn
Aphra Behn (July 10, 1640 – April 16, 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the Rest...

A. E. Housman
Housman was born in Fockbury, Worcestershire, the eldest of seven children of a ...

Ambrose Bierce
Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – 1914(?)) was an American editorialist, ...

Albert Frank Moritz
Albert Frank Morirtz (born 15 April 1947) is a poet, teacher, and scholar. ...

Anon
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Abraham Cowley
Abraham Cowley (1618 - July 28, 1667), English poet, was born in the City of Lon...

Arun Kolatkar
Arun Balkrishna Kolatkar (1932–2004) is one of the most important and ...

Arthur Guiterman
Arthur Guiterman (November 20, 1871 - January 11, 1943) ...

Andrew Young
Andrew Jackson Young, Jr. (born March 12, 1932) is an American civil rights ...

bpNichol
Barrie Phillip Nichol (September 30, 1944 - September 25, 1988), was a ...

Aline Murray Kilmer
Aline Murray Kilmer (1 August 1888 – 1 October 1941), was an American poet, ...

Anna Letitia Waring
Anna Letitia Waring was born at Plas-y-Velin, Neath, on April 19, 1823. She left...

Adelaide Crapsey
Adelaide Crapsey (September 9, 1878–October 8, 1914), was an American poet. Born...

Adelaide Procter
Adelaide Anne Procter (October 30, 1825 – February 2, 1864), an English poet, ...

Anne Killigrew
Anne Killigrew (1660 – 1685) was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is ...

A. P. Bowen
Notes on Life and Works ...

Alec Derwent Hope
Alec Derwent Hope (July 21, 1907 - July 13, 2000) was an Australian poet and ...

Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson
Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson (February 17, 1864 – February 5, 1941) was a ...

Arthur Hugh Clough
Arthur Hugh Clough (January 1, 1819 – November 13, 1861) was an ...

Augusta (Davies) Webster
Augusta Webster (Davies) (30 January 1837 - 5 September 1894), was an English ...

Arthur Christopher Benson
Arthur Christopher Benson (24 April 1862 – 17 June 1925), British essayist, ...

Andrew Lang
Andrew Lang (March 31, 1844, Selkirk – July 20, 1912, Banchory, Kincardineshire)...

A. S. J. Tessimond
Arthur Seymour John Tessimond (Birkenhead, July 19, 1902 - Chelsea, London May ...

Amelia Opie
Amelia Opie (November 12, 1769 - December 2, 1853), English author, daughter of ...

Anthony Dey Hoagland
Anthony Dey Hoagland (born 1953) is an American poet and writer. ...

Annie Finch
Annie Finch (b. 1956) is an American poet, librettist, and critic, translator, ...

Amy Lowell
Amy Lawrence Lowell (February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925) was an American poet of ...

Anthony Munday
Anthony Munday (or Monday) (1560? – August 10, 1633), was an English dramatist ...

Allen Ginsberg
Irwin Allen Ginsberg (June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997) was an ...

Anne Askew
Anne Askew (1521 - 16 July 1546) was an English poet and member of ...

Bayard Taylor
Bayard Taylor (James) (January 11, 1825 – December 19, 1878) U.S. poet and ...

Adrienne Rich
Adrienne Rich (born May 16, 1929 in Baltimore, Maryland) is an American ...

Barry Cornwall
Bryan Waller Procter in an 1830 portrait by William Brockedon.Born at Leeds, ...

Allan Ramsay
Allan Ramsay (October 15, 1686 – January 7, 1758) was a Scottish poet. ...

A. S. Byatt
Was educated at The Mount School, York, Newnham College Cambridge, Bryn Mawr in ...

Anna Wickham
Anna Wickham was the pseudonym of Edith Alice Mary Harper (1884 -1947), a ...

Arthur Rimbaud
Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud (October 20, 1854 – November 10, 1891) was a French ...

Arabella Eugenia Smith
Arabella Eugenia Smith was born in 1844 in Lichfield, Ohio, and resided from ...

Alfred Noyes
Alfred Noyes (1880-1958), English poetAlfred Noyes (September 16, 1880 – June ...

Bill Holm
Bill Holm (born 1925 in Roundup, Montana) is a U.S. artist, author and art ...

Andrei Voznesensky
Andréi Andréievich VoznesenskyAndrey Andreyevich Voznesensky (May 12, 1933, Mosc...

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Anna Akhmatova
Anna Akhmatova (Russian: (June 23 [O.S. June 11]1889 — March 5, 1966) ...

Alistair Campbell
Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, ONZM, (born 25 June 1925) is a poet and novelist. ...

Boris Pasternak
Boris Leonidovich Pasternak (February 10 [O.S. January 29] 1890 – May 30, 1960) ...

Alfred Perceval Graves
One page of a letter bearing Graves' signature.Alfred Perceval Graves (July 22, ...

Alfred Kreymborg
Alfred KreymborgAlfred Francis Kreymborg (1883–1966) was an American poet, ...

Andrew Motion
Andrew Motion, FRSL, (born October 26, 1952) is an English poet, novelist and ...

Anne Hecht
Nothing is known about the life of Anne Hecht, except that she appears well ...

Alden Nowlan
Alden Albert Nowlan (January 25, 1933 - June 27, 1983) was a Canadian poet, ...

Bhartrihari
Bharthari was a philosopher-poet of the fifth century A.D. and the author of a ...

Archibald MacLeish
Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish (May 7, 1892–April 20, 1982) was an ...

Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea. (April 1661 in Sydmonton, Hampshire – 5 Augu...

Arthur Yap
Arthur Yap (1943-June 19, 2006) was arguably the finest poet to ...

Antipater of Sidon
Antipatros or Antipatros Sidonios in the Anthologies, was an ancient Greek poet ...

Anne Ridler
Anne Barbara Ridler (30 July 1912 – 15 October 2001) was a British ...

Adam Lindsay Gordon
Adam Lindsay Gordon - Melbourne monumentAdam Lindsay Gordon (October 19, 1833 – ...