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Aafjes, Bertus
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Lambertus Jacobus Johannes Aafjes (May 12, 1914 – April 23, 1993), known as Bertus Aafjes, was a Dutch poet whose work is marked by his devout Catholicism .
Aagaard, Christen Lauridsen
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Christen Lauritsen Aagaard (27 or 28 January 1616, Viborg, Denmark — 5 February 1664, Ribe ), was a Danish poet. He studied from 1635 to 1639 in Copenhagen. Since 1647 he was professor of poetry at the University of Copenhagen. In 1651 he became rector and in 1658 lecturer in theology at Ribe, in Jutland and also preacher at Vester-Vedsted. Among other Latin poems, he wrote Threni Hyperborei, [Lamentations of the North] published, in folio, in 1648, on the death of Christian IV, King of Denmark. Several of his pieces are inserted in the first volume of Rostgaard's Deliciae Poëtarum Danorum (Copenhagen 1693).
Aali, Jamiluddin
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Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan (Urdu : ) better known as Jamiluddin Aali (Urdu : ), PP, HI, (born 20 January 1926 in Delhi ) is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan .
Aarestrup, Emil
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Carl Ludwig Emil Aarestrup (December 4, 1800 – July 21, 1856) was a Danish poet.
Khwaja Haider Ali Aatish (1778–1848) (Urdu: ) of Lucknow was an Urdu poet.
Abada, Alqama ibn
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'Alqama ibn 'Ubada, Arabic generally known as 'Alqama al-Fahl , an Arabian poet of the tribe Tamim, who flourished in the second half of the 6th century.
Christopher Abani (or Chris Abani) (born December 27, 1966) is a Nigerian author. Abani's first novel, Masters of the Board, was about a Neo-Nazi takeover of Nigeria. The book earned one reviewer to praise Abani as "Africa's answer to Frederick Forsyth." The Nigerian government, however, believed the book to be a blueprint for an actual coup, and sent the 18-year-old Abani to prison in 1985. After serving six months in jail, he was released, but he went on to perform in a guerilla theatre group. This action led to his arrest and imprisonment at Kiri Kiri, a notorious prison. He was released again, but after writing his play Song of a Broken Flute he was arrested for a third time, sentenced to death, and sent to the Kalakuta Prison, where he was jailed with other political prisoners and inmates on death row. His father is Igbo, while his mother was English born.. Nigerian poet
Abati, Antonio
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Antonio Abati (late 16th century-1667) was an Italian poet. We know that he was born in Gubbio, but the rest of his youthful biography is very vague. Abati was a satirical poet who wrote in the Baroque style. His book of nine satires was published in 1651.
Abdal, Pir Sultan
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Pir Sultan Abdal (ca. 1480–1550) was a Turkish Alevi poet, whose direct and clear language as well as the richness of his imagination and the beauty of his verses led him to become loved among the Turkish people. Pir Sultan Abdal reflected the social, cultural and religious life of the people; he was a humanist, and wrote about resistance, love, peace, death and God. He was also rebellious against authoritarian rule which led him into problems with the Ottoman establishment.
Lascelles Abercrombie
Abercrombie, Lascelles
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Lascelles Abercrombie (1881–1938), English poet and literary critic, one of the " Dymock poets "
Abernethy, Arthur Talmage
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Arthur Talmage Abernethy (October 10, 1872 – May 15, 1956) was a journalist, scholar, theologian and poet. He pastored several churches, contributed articles and poems to newspapers around the United States, and was named by Governor R. Gregg Cherry as the first North Carolina Poet Laureate in 1948.
Abid, Abid Ali
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Syed Abid Ali Abid (Urdu : ) was an Urdu and Persian poet and educator who was born on 17 September 1906 in Dera Ismail Khan, British India and died in Lahore, Pakistan on 20 January 1971.
Mark Abley (born 13 May 1955) is a Canadian poet, journalist, editor and non-fiction writer. His latest book is Conversations with a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott, to be published in November 2013.
Abolkheir, Abusaeid
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Abusa'id Abolkhayr or Abu-Sa'id Abul-Khayr (Persian) (December 7, 967 - January 12, 1049), also known as Sheikh Abusaeid or Abu Sa'eed, was a famous Persian Sufi and poet who contributed extensively to the evolution of Sufi tradition.
Abovian, Khachatur
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Khachatur Abovian (October 15  [ O.S. October 3]  1809 – April 14  [ O.S. April 2]  1848 (date disappeared); Armenian : , Armenian pronunciation:  [ttu bvjn] ) was an Armenian writer and national public figure of the early 19th century who mysteriously vanished in 1848 and eventually presumed dead. He was an educator, poet and an advocate of modernization. Reputed as the father of modern Armenian literature, he is best remembered for his novel Verk Hayastani (Wounds of Armenia ). Written in 1841 and published posthumously in 1858, it was the first novel published in the modern Armenian language using the Eastern Armenian dialect instead of Classical Armenian.
Anders Abraham Grafström
Abraham Grafström, Anders
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Anders Abraham Grafström (January 10, 1790; Sundsvall – July 24, 1870; Umeå) was a Swedish historian, priest and poet.. Swedish historian priest and poet
Abrahams, Lionel
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Lionel Abrahams (11 April 1928 – 31 May 2004) was a South African novelist, poet, editor, critic, essayist and publisher. He was born in Johannesburg, where he lived his entire life. He was born with cerebral palsy and had to use a wheelchair until 11 years of age.
Abreu, Casimiro de
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Casimiro José Marques de Abreu (January 4, 1839 – October 18, 1860) was a Brazilian poet, novelist and playwright, adept of the " Ultra-Romanticism " movement. He is famous for the poem "Meus oito anos" ("My eight-years-old").
Vijay Kumar Abrol, (born on 20 December 1950), better known by his pen name Zahid Abrol, is a well-versed Indian Urdu poet. He has done ' the first-ever Urdu translation' of the 12th century Sufi-poet Baba Farid ’s shlokas and shabads and that too in verse.
Daniel Abse, better known as Dannie Abse (born 22 September 1923), is a Welsh poet.. Welsh poet
Abu-l-'Atahiya,
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Abu l-Atahiyya ( , full name Abu Ishaq Isma'il ibn Qasim al-Anazi ( ) Abu l-'Atahiyya (748-828) was an Arab poet born at 'Aynu t-Tamar in the Iraqi desert, near al-Anbar. His ancestors were of the tribe of Anaza. His youth was spent in Kufa, where he was engaged for some time in selling pottery. Moving to Baghdad, he continued his business there, but became famous for his verses, especially for those addressed to Utba, a concubine of the Abbasid Caliph al-Mahdi. His love was unrequited, although al-Mahdi, and after him Caliph ar-Rashid, interceded for him. Having offended the caliph, he was imprisoned for a short time.
Abulafia, Todros ben Judah Halevi
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Todros ben Judah Halevi Abulafia (1247 – after 1300) was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew. He also wrote poems in Arabic .
ach ap Madog Wladaidd, Dafydd B
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Dafydd Bach ap Madog Wladaidd, also known as Sypyn Cyfeiliog (fl. 1340-1390) was a Welsh language poet. Dafydd composed love poems and poems in praise of nobility. His greatest fame lies in his poem, Croeso mewn Llys (‘A Welcome in a Court’), composed in honour of a welcome he received.
Acharya, Vanikavi Manomohan
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Manmohan Acharya is a poet and lyricist from India. He is also a researcher and published author. His contribution appears significant by inspiring the classical dance, Odissi, for the first time to enter into Bollywood with his lucid Sanskrit lyrics.
Achemian, Mkrtich
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Mkirtich Achemian (Armenian) (1838–1917) was an ethnic Armenian poet.
Achterberg, Gerrit
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Gerrit Achterberg (20 May 1905 – 17 January 1962) was a Dutch poet. His early poetry concerned a desire to be united with a beloved in death.
Kathy Acker (née Karen Lehmann ; April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive feminist writer. She was strongly influenced by the Black Mountain School, William S. Burroughs, David Antin, French critical theory, philosophy, and pornography.
Ackermann, Louise-Victorine
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Louise-Victorine Ackermann (née Choquet ) (30 November 1813 – 2 August 1890) was a French poet .
Milton James Rhode Acorn (March 30, 1923 – August 20, 1986), nicknamed The People's Poet by his peers, was a Canadian poet, writer, and playwright. He was born in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island.. Canadian poet writer and playwright
Ad-Deen, Adeeb Kamal
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Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Arabic : ) (born 1953) is an Iraqi Australian poet, journalist and translator writing in Arabic and in English.
Shimon Adaf (Hebrew : , born 1972) is an Israeli poet and author born in Sderot.
Adair, Gilbert
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Gilbert Adair (29 December 1944 – 8 December 2011) was a Scottish novelist, poet, film critic and journalist. He was critically most famous for the "fiendish" translation of Georges Perec 's postmodern novel A Void, in which the letter e is not used, but was more widely known for the films adapted from his novels, including Love and Death on Long Island (1997) and The Dreamers (2003).
Helen Adam (December 2, 1909 in Glasgow, Scotland – September 19, 1993 in New York City ) was a Scottish poet, collagist and photographer who was an active participant in The San Francisco Renaissance, a literary movement contemporaneous to the Beat Generation that occurred in San Francisco during the 1950s and 1960s. Though often associated with the Beat poets, she would more accurately be considered one of the predecessors of the Beat Generation.
Adams, Léonie
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Léonie Fuller Adams (9 December 1899 – 27 June 1988) was an American poet. She was appointed the seventh Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946.. American poet
David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American alt-country/rock singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, North Carolina. Initially part of the group Whiskeytown, Ryan Adams left the band to pursue a solo career, releasing Heartbreaker in 2000. A longtime resident of New York City, Adams is probably best known for his song "New York, New York" off his critically acclaimed second album, Gold. He has since released five more solo albums and five albums with backing band The Cardinals.. singer-songwriter with Whiskeytown and The Cardinals who had his first book Infinity Blues published in 2009
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Adams, Sarah Fuller Flower
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Sarah Flower Adams (22 February 1805 – 14 August 1848) was an English poet.
Adamson, Hendrik
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Hendrik Adamson (6 October  [ O.S. 24 September]  1891 – 7 March 1946) was an Estonian poet and teacher.
Adamson, Robert
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Robert Adamson (born 17 May 1943 in Sydney ) is an Australian poet and publisher.
Adán, Martín
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Martín Adán (Lima, 1908 - 1985), pseudonym of Rafael de la Fuente Benavides, was a Peruvian poet whose body of work is notable for its hermeticism and metaphysical depth.
Kareen Fleur Adcock (known as Fleur Adcock), CNZM, OBE (born 10 February 1934 in New Zealand) is a poet and an editor of English and Northern Irish ancestry, who has lived much of her life in England.. poet and New Zealand native who has spent most of her life in England
Adda, Gruffudd ab
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Gruffudd ab Adda (fl. mid 14th century) was a Welsh language poet and musician. Gruffudd was a contemporary of Dafydd ap Gwilym, whose death he mourned in elegy .
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Addison, Joseph
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Joseph Addison (1 May 1672 – 17 June 1719) was an English essayist, poet, playwright and politician. He was a man of letters, eldest son of Lancelot Addison. His name is usually remembered alongside that of his long-standing friend, Richard Steele, with whom he founded The Spectator magazine.. English essayist poet writer and politician
Addonizio, Kim
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Kim Addonizio (born Kim Addie, July 31, 1954, Bethesda, Maryland) is an award-winning American poet and novelist.. American poet novelist
Adigal, Ilango
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Ilango Adigal (Tamil ) was a Tamil poet and a Jain monk of the 2nd century AD/CE, who was instrumental in the creation of Silappathikaram, one of the five great epics of Tamil literature. His name is a pseudonym meaning 'Venerable Prince'. As per literary conventions at that time, he was not allowed to disclose his real name. [ citation needed ]
Adiya, Samaw'al ibn
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As-Samaw’al bin ‘Adiya’ (Arabic : / Hebrew : ) was an Arabian poet and warrior, esteemed by the Arabs for his loyalty, which was commemorated by an Arabic idiom: " awfá min as-Samaw’al " ( / more loyal than al-Samaw'al).
Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
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Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, (February 17, 1836, Seville - December 22, 1870) was a Spanish post-romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented drawer. Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published. His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of Spanish literature and common reading for high-school students in Spanish-speaking countries .
Adoum, Jorge Enrique
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Jorge Enrique Adoum (Ambato, June 29, 1926 – Quito, July 3, 2009) was an Ecuadorian writer, poet, politician, and diplomat. He was one of the major exponents of Latin American poetry. Social concerns were always present in his work.
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Gerbrand Adriaensz Bredero (March 16, 1585 – August 23, 1618) was a Dutch poet and playwright in the period known as the Dutch Golden Age.. Dutch poet and playwright
Adrienne Miller, Leslie
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Leslie Adrienne Miller, American poet
Artur Adson (3 February  [ O.S. 22 January]  1889 in Tartu – 5 January 1977 in Stockholm ) was an Estonian poet, writer and theatre critic.
Ali Ahmad Said Esber (Arabic : ; transliterated : alî ahmadi sa'îdi asbar or Ali Ahmad Sa'id ; born 1 January 1930), also known by the pen name Adonis or Adunis (Arabic: ), is a Syrian poet, essayist, and translator. He has written more than twenty books and volumes of poetry in the Arabic language as well as translated several works from French .
Adúriz, Javier
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Javier Adúriz (April 16, 1948 – April 21, 2011) was an Argentine poet. He devoted himself to teaching and contributed to several publications of poetry. He was also editor of the León in the Bidet.
Endre Ady (November 22, 1877 - January 27, 1919) was a Hungarian poet.. Hungarian poet
Bedo Aeddren (fl. c. 1500) was a Welsh language poet from the area that is now Denbighshire, north-east Wales .
Aeschylus (/ ' i s k l s / or / ' s k l s / ; Greek : s, Aiskhulos ; c. 525/524 BC – c. 456/455 BC) was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: Our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. According to Aristotle, he expanded the number of characters in plays to allow for conflict amongst them, whereas previously characters had interacted only with the chorus. [ nb 1 ]
Abu 'Afak (Arabic : , c. 7th century) was a Jewish poet who lived in the Hijaz region (today Saudi Arabia ). Abu 'Afak did not convert to Islam and was vocal about his opposition to Muhammad. He became a significant political enemy of Muhammad.
Afranius, Lucius
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Lucius Afranius was an ancient Roman comic poet, who lived at the beginning of the 1st century BC. His comedies described Roman scenes and manners (the genre called comoediae togatae) and the subjects were mostly taken from the life of the lower classes (comoediae tabernariae). They were considered by some ancients to be frequently polluted with disgraceful amours, which, according to Quintilian, were only a representation of the conduct of Afranius. He depicted, however, Roman life with such accuracy that he is classed with Menander, from whom indeed he borrowed largely. He imitated the style of Gaius Titius, and his language is praised by Cicero. His comedies are spoken of in the highest terms by the ancient writers, and under the empire they not only continued to be read, but were even acted, of which an example occurs in the time of Nero. They seem to have been well known even at the latter end of the 4th century. Afranius had written many comedies, as the names and fragments of between twenty and thirty are still preserved.. Roman comic poet
Afridi, Khatir
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Khatir Afridi (Pashto : ) was born as Misree Khan in 1929, at Landi Kotal, Federally Administered Tribal Areas, Pakistan near the border of Afghanistan, and died on August 24, 1961. Misree Khan was born to Afridi parents of the Zakka Khel clan. He was a prominent poet of the Pashto language but died young. He left behind a son, who has compiled all of his father's work into a volume.
Afrika, Tatamkulu
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Tatamkulu Afrika (Xhosa : Grandfather Africa ; also: Tatamkhulu Afrika ; 7 December 1920 – 23 December 2002) was a South African poet and writer.
Afzelius, Arvid August
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Arvid August Afzelius (Swedish pronunciation:  [avid ugst 'afselis] ; October 8, 1785, Fjällåkra – September 25, 1871, Enköping ) was a Swedish pastor, poet, historian and mythologist .
Agarwal, Kedarnath
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Agarwal, Smita
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Smita Agarwal (born 1958) is a poet and professor of English at the University of Allahabad, India. In 1999 she was a writer in residence at the University of Stirling in Scotland, and the University of Kent in England.
Agarwala, Jyoti Prasad
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Jyoti Prasad Agarwala (Assamese : ; 1903 - 1951) was a noted Assamese playwright, songwriter, poet, writer and film maker from Assam. He was considered as Assamese cultural icon, deeply revered for his creative vision and output and is popularly called the Rupkonwar of Assamese culture. [ citation needed ] In fact, he is regarded as the founder of Assamese cinema for Joymati (1935). His death anniversary (January 17) is celebrated as Silpi divas (Artists' Day) in his honor.
James Rufus Agee (/'edi/ ay-jee; November 27, 1909 – May 16, 1955) was an American author, journalist, poet, screenwriter and film critic. In the 1940s, he was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. His autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957), won the author a posthumous 1958 Pulitzer Prize.. American novelist screenwriter journalist poet film critic
Wazir Agha (Urdu) was a Pakistani Urdu language writer, poet, critic and essayist. He has written many poetry and prose books. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine "Auraq" for many decades. He introduced many theories in Urdu literature. His most famous work is on Urdu humour. His books focus on modern Urdu poets, notably those who have written more poems instead of ghazals. Agha's poems have mostly an element of story.
Aghtsetsi, Komitas
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Komitas Aghtsetsi or Komitas I of Aghdznik (d. 628) also known as Komitas Shinogh ("builder")—an allusion to his many works of restoration and constructions. Catholicos and Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians, poet and musician. He was instrumental in realization of several architectural projects. He completely renovated the Cathedral at the Holy See of Etchmiadzin and constructed the Church of St. Hripsime, which stands to this day. He also built the Church of St. Gregory in Dvin .
Agolli, Dritëro
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Dritëro Agolli (born 1931) is an Albanian poet, writer, politician, and former president of the defunct Albanian League of Writers and Artists. He studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union and wrote primarily poetry, but also short stories, essays, plays, and novels. He was head of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists from the purge of Fadil Paçrami and Todi Lubonja at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Albanian Party of Labour from 1973 until 1992.. Albanian poet
Aguilar-Amat, Anna
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Anna Aguilar-Amat (full name: Anna Aguilar-Amat i Castillo; born January 31, 1962 in Barcelona ) is a Catalan poet, translator, researcher and university professor in Terminology and Computational Linguistics. She writes primarily in Catalan (as a poet, she writes exclusively in Catalan, a language which she also uses for some of her essays and studies as well) but also has some work in Spanish (primarily essays and studies).
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Delmira Agustini (October 24, 1886 – July 6, 1914), a Uruguayan poet, is considered one of the greatest female Latin American poets of the early 20th century.
Ada Aharoni (b. Andrée Yadid, 1933) is an Egyptian-born Israeli poet, writer, lecturer and peace researcher. Since her first poetry book, Poems from Israel, was launched in 1972 she has published more than 20 books, including peace poetry, historical novels and biographies. The uprooting of the Jews from Egypt, including herself, following the establishment of Israel in 1948 is the main topic in many of her novels. Her research on this "Second Exodus" has been a major focus in her career.
Sofia Carolina Ahlbom (25 November 1803, Västerås – 8 June 1868, Stockholm ), was a Swedish drawing artist, engraver, lithographer, photographer, map maker, writer, poet and feminist .
Ahlgren, Catharina
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Catharina Ahlgren (1734 – c. 1800) was a Swedish feminist writer, poet, translator, managing editor, and one of the first identifiable female journalists in Sweden. She is also known for her correspondence with Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht. Ahlgren was a leading person in the "Female literary world of the 1750s and 1770s" in Sweden. She later emigrated to Finland, where she published the first Finnish paper in the country.
Ahmad Said, Ali
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Ali Ahmad Said Asbar (Arabic: ; transliterated: alî ahmadi sa'îdi asbar or Ali Ahmad Sa'id) born 1 st January 1930, also known by the pseudonym Adonis or Adunis (Arabic), is a Syrian poet and essayist who has made his career largely in Lebanon and France. He has written more than twenty books in his native Arabic.. (born 1930)
Ahmed, Farrukh
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Farrukh Ahmad (Bengali- ) (1918–1974) was a poet and writer of Bangladesh. He is commonly known as the 'Poet of Muslim renaissance', as many of his poems emblem the spirit of resurrection particularly in the hearts of the down-trodden Muslims of the then Bengal.
Ahmed, K. S. Nissar
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K.S. Nissar Ahmed (Kannada : .. , born February 5, 1936) is a prominent Indian poet and writer in Kannada language. His full name is Kokkare Hosahalli Shekar Nissar Ahmed. His father K.S. Haider was a sanitary inspector and a teacher before joining the Revenue Department in Bangalore. He is a post-graduate in Geology, worked as an Assistant Geologist in The Mysore Mines and Geology at Gulbarga before coming in touch with Kuvempu and was invited to the Kannada poet's meet during dasara festival in 1959. He worked as a lecturer in geology in Central College, Bangalore and then in Chitradurga. Later he taught in the Sahyadri First Grade College in Shimoga for two terms during 1967-72 and 1975-1978.
Ahmed Gohar Shahi, Riaz
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Riaz Ahmed Gohar Shahi ( ; 25 November 1941) is a spiritual leader, mystic and the founder of the spiritual movements Messiah Foundation International (MFI) and Anjuman Serfaroshan-e-Islam. He is controversial for being declared the Mehdi, Messiah, and Kalki Avatar by the MFI.. Pakistani Sufi spiritual leader poet & author
Florence Anthony (October 21, 1947 – March 20, 2010) was an American poet and educator who legally changed her name to Ai Ogawa (Japanese : Literally: "Love Stream" ). She won the 1999 National Book Award for Poetry for Vice: New and Selected Poems.
Aidt, Naja Marie
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Naja Marie Aidt (born 24 December 1963) is a Danish language poet and writer.
A Pulitzer Prize-winning American author.. American poet and author
Lea Aini (Hebrew) (born 1962 Tel Aviv ), is an Israeli author and poet, who has written over twenty books.
Adam Aitken is an Australian poet .
Akahito, Yamabe no
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Yamabe no Akahito ( or ) (fl. 724–736) was a poet of the Nara period in Japan. The Man'yoshu, an ancient anthology, contains 13 choka ("long poems") and 37 tanka ("short poems") of his. Many of his poems were composed during journeys with Emperor Shomu between 724 and 736. Yamabe is regarded as one of the kami of poetry, and is called Waka Nisei along with Kakinomoto no Hitomaro. He is noted as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals .
Akbarabadi, Nazeer
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Nazeer Akbarabadi (Urdu : — Nair Akbar Abadi ) (real name "Wali Muhammad") (1735–1830) was an 18th-century Indian poet known as "Father of Nazm", who wrote Urdu ghazals and nazms under nom de plume (takhallus ) "Nazeer", most remembered for his poems like Banjaranama (Chronicle of the Nomad), a satire. His father was Muhammad Farooq and his mother was the daughter of Nawab Sultan Khan who was the governor of Agra Fort. Agra, the Indian city, was known as Akbarabad after Mughal emperor Akbar at that time. He used simple, everyday language in his poems, which made them popular in the masses.
Akbarabadi, Seemab
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Seemab Akbarabadi (Urdu) born Aashiq Hussain Siddiqui (Urdu : ) on 5 June 1882 – died 31 January 1951, was an acclaimed Urdu poet from India .
Akemi, Tachibana
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Tachibana Akemi ( , 1812 – October 13, 1868) was a Japanese poet and classical scholar.
Akenside, Mark
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Mark Akenside (9 November 1721 – 23 June 1770) was an English poet and physician.. English poet and physician
Akhavan-Sales, Mehdi
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Mehdi Akhavan-Sales ( ), or Akhavan-Saless (1928, Mashhad, Iran — 1990, Tehran, Iran ), pen name M. Omid (., Hope ) was a prominent Iranian poet. He is one of the pioneers of Free Verse (New Style Poetry ) in Persian language.
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Bella (Izabella) Akhatovna Akhmadulina (Russian: ´ (´) ´ ´, 10 April 1937 – 29 November 2010) was a Soviet and Russian poet, short story writer and translator known for her apolitical writing stance. She was part of the Russian New Wave literary movement. Akhmadulina was cited by Joseph Brodsky as the best living poet in the Russian language when she was alive.. Russian poet
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One of the greatest Russian poets of the 20th-century.. Russian poet
Akha Bhagat (or commonly known as Akho ) (Gujarati : , ) (1591–1656) was a medieval period poet in Gujarati literature who wrote in the tradition of the Bhakti movement. He kept Gujarati literature alive and wrote his poems in pattern which is called "chhappa" (satirical poems).
Akhtar, Jan Nisar
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Jan Nisar Akhtar (Urdu : ; February 14, 1914 – August 19, 1976) was an important 20th century Indian poet of Urdu ghazals and nazms, and a part of the Progressive Writers' Movement, who was also a lyricist for Bollywood.
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Akhtar, Pandit Harichand
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Pandit Harichand Akhtar (1901-1958), (urdu)(hindi) was a well-known journalist who was also a renowned Urdu Ghazal poet. He was born in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, on 15 April 1901. He was fluent in the use of Urdu, Persian and English languages. Having passed the Munshi Fazil Examination soon after Matriculation, he obtained M.A. (English) degree from the Punjab University, Lahore. He spent a greater part of his life in Lahore writing for Paras, Lahore, the Newspaper that was then owned and edited by Lala Karam Chand; he was also employed in the office of the Punjab Legislative Assembly. After the formation of Pakistan he shifted to Delhi where he died on 1 January 1958.
Akhtar, Waheed
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Syed Waheed Akhtar (Urdu : ) (12 August 1934, Aurangabad (Deccan ) — 13 December 1996) was an Urdu poet, writer, critic, orator, and one of the leading Muslim scholars and philosophers of the 20th century.
Akilesapillai, V.
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V. Akilesapillai (March 7, 1853 – January 1, 1910) was a Sri Lankan Tamil scholar, poet and writer .
Gülten Akin (born 1933) is a Turkish poet. Her poetry is considered culturally significant to Turkey .
Sunay Akin (born 1962) is a Turkish poet, writer, TV host, journalist, and a philanthropist. He is the founder of Istanbul Toy Museum .
Ueda Akinari or Ueda Shusei ( , July 25, 1734, Osaka – August 8, 1809, Kyoto ) was a Japanese author, scholar and waka poet, and a prominent literary figure in 18th century Japan. He was an early writer in the yomihon genre and his two masterpieces, Ugetsu Monogatari ("Tales of Rain and the Moon") and Harusame Monogatari ("Tales of Spring Rain"), are central to the canon of Japanese literature.
Akisue, Fujiwara no
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Fujiwara no Akisue ( , 1055 – 27 September 1123) was a noted Japanese poet and nobleman. He was active at the end of the Heian period, and the son of Fujiwara no Takatsune (). He was also a member of the famous poetic and aristocratic clan, the Fujiwara .
al 'Abd, Tarafah ibn
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Tarafa (Arabic : / ALA-LC : arafah ibn al-‘Abd ibn Sufyan ibn Sa‘d Abu ‘Amr al-Bakri al-Wa’ili ), was a 6th century Arabian poet of the tribe of the Bakr .
al-'Ayn, Táhirih Qorrat
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Táhirih (Persian : Tahere "The Pure One" - Táhirih is the Bahá'í preferred translation), also called Qurratu l-`Ayn (Arabic : "Solace/Consolation of the Eyes") are both titles of Fatimah Baraghani (1814 or 1817 – August 16–27, 1852), an influential poet and theologian of the Bábí Faith in Iran. Her life, influence and execution made her a key figure of the religion. The daughter of Mulla Muhammad Salih Baraghani, she was born into one of the most prominent families of her time. Táhirih, led a radical interpretation, that though it split the Babi community, wedded Messianism with Bábism.
Al-a'sha, Maymun Ibn Qays
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Al-A'sha (Arabic) or Maymun Ibn Qays Al-a'sha (d.c. 570– 625) was an Arabic Jahiliyyah poet from Riyadh, Najd .
al-Ahnaf, Abbas Ibn
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Abu al-Fadl Abbas Ibn al-Ahnaf, (750 in Basra -809), Arabic, , was an Arab Abbasid poet from the clan of Hanifa. His work consists solely of love poems (ghazal ). It is "primarily concerned with the hopelessness of love, and the perosna in his compositions seems resigned to a relationship of deprivation". The vocabulary he chose was simple and his style is fluent and easy.
al-Akhyaliyyah, Layla
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Layla Bint Abullah Bin Shaddad Bin Ka’b Al Akheeliyya, or simply Layla Al Akheeliyya (Ar. ) was a famous seventh century Arab poet who was renowned for her poetry, eloquence, strong personality as well as her beauty.
al-Barudi, Mahmud Sami
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Mahmoud Sami el-Baroudi (1838–1904) (Arabic : ) was a significant Egyptian political figure and a prominent poet. He served as Prime Minister of Egypt from 4 February 1882 until 26 May 1882. He was known as rab alseif wel qalam ("lord of sword and pen").
Al-Bayyati, Abd al-Wahhab
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Abd al-Wahhab al-Bayati (December 19, 1926 – August 3, 1999) was an Iraqi poet. He was a pioneer in his field and defied conventional form of poetry that had been common for centuries.
Buhturi, Arabic, (al-Walid ibn `Ubayd Allah al-Buhturi ) (820–897) was an Arab poet born at Manbij in Syria, between Aleppo and the Euphrates. Like Abu Tammam, he was of the tribe of Tai.
al-Busiri, Ali ibn Muhammad
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al-Busiri (Abu 'Abdallah Muhammad ibn Sa'id ul-Busiri Ash Shadhili ) (1211–1294) was a Sufi Egyptian poet of Berber descent belonging to the Shadhiliyya order. He lived in Egypt, where he wrote under the patronage of Ibn Hinna, the vizier. The most famous of these is the Qaida al-Burda (Poem of the Mantle). It is entirely in praise of the prophet Muhammad, who cured the poet of paralysis by appearing to him in a dream and wrapping him in a mantle. The poem has had a unique history (cf. I. Goldziher in Revue de l'histoire des religions, vol. xxxi. pp. 304 ff.). Even in the poet's lifetime it was regarded as sacred. Up to the present time its verses are used as amulets ; it is employed in the lamentations for the dead; it has been frequently edited and made the basis for other poems, and new poems have been made by interpolating four or six lines after each line of the original. It has been published with English translation by Faizullabhai (Bombay, 1893), with French translation by R. Basset (Paris, 1894), with German translation by C. A. Ralfs (Vienna, 1860), and in other languages elsewhere.
Al-e-Ahmad, Syed
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Syed Al-e-Ahmad (Urdu : ) was a well known Pakistani urdu poet, primarily of the Ghazal form, but also of Nazm. He used unique diction for his remarkable expressions regarding life and society.
Hammam ibn Ghalib Abu Firas, (Arabic : ) commonly known as al-Farazdaq (Arabic : ) (Arabicized form of Persian Parazda : "lump of dough") (c. 641 - c. 728 - 730 ) was an Arab poet .
Ibn al-Farid or Ibn Farid ; Arabic, (`Umar ibn `Ali ibn al-Farid ) (1181-1235) was an Arab poet. His name literally means "son of the legal advocate for women," and his father was well regarded for his work in the legal sphere. He was born in Cairo, lived for some time in Mecca and died in Cairo. His poetry is entirely Sufic, and he was esteemed the greatest mystic poet of the Arabs. Some of his poems are said to have been written in ecstasies.
al-Fazazi, Abd al-Rahman
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Abu Zayd Abd al-Rahman ibn Yakhlaftan ibn Ahmad al-Fazazi (died in Fez in 627/1230) was a poet and mystic. He is especially well known for his Al-Wasail al-Mutaqabbala, a long poem in praise of the Prophet. It is commonly known as Qasid al-Ishriniyyat fi Madh Saiyidna Muhammad or simply the Ishriniyyat (the twenties) because it consists of sets of twenty rhyming verses for each letter of the alphabet. It was composed in Cordoba in the year 604/1207-8. Al-Fazazi is also the author of Epistle to the Sepulchre of the Prophet (Risalah ila draih an-nabi). The name Al-Fazazi refers to Fazaz the former name of the Middle Atlas region in north-central Morocco.
al-Huqayq, Al-Rabi ibn Abu
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Ar-Rabi' bin Abi 'l-Huqayq (Arabic : ) was a Jewish poet of the Banu al-Nadir in Medina, who flourished shortly before the Hegira (622).
al-Jabal, Badawi
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Badawi al-Jabal (Arabic) (1905–1981), is the pen name of Muhammad Sulayman al-Ahmad (Arabic : ), a Syrian poet of high reputation in the Arab world .
Al-Jawahiri, Muhammad Mahdi
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Muhammad Mahdi Al-Jawahiri (Arabic : ) (26 July 1899 - 1 January 1997) was an Iraqi poet.
Tumair bint Amr ibn al-arth ibn al-Sharid al-Sulamiyah (Arabic : ), usually simply referred to as al-Khansa’ (Arabic : ) (translated from Arabic as either " gazelle " or "short-nosed") was a 7th-century Arabic poet. She was born and raised in the Najd region (the central region of modern-day Saudi Arabia). She was a contemporary of Muhammad, and eventually converted to Islam .
al-Khatfi, Jarir ibn `Atiyah
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Jarir ibn `Atiyah al-Khatfi Al-Tamimi (Arabic : ) (ca. 650 – ca. 728) was an Arab poet and satirist. He was born in the reign of the caliph Othman, and was a member of the tribe Kulaib, a part of the Banu Tamim. He was a native of al-Yamamah, but also spent time in Damascus at the court of the Umayyad caliphs .
al-Khatib, Ibn
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Lisan ad-Din ibn al-Khatib (Born 16 November 1313, Loja – died 1374, Fes, Morocco ) (Full name Muhammad ibn Abd Allah ibn Said ibn Ali ibn Ahmad al-Salmani ) was a poet, writer, historian, philosopher, physician and politician from Emirate of Granada. Some of his poems decorate the walls of the Alhambra in Granada .
al-Ma'arri, Abu ibn Abd Allah
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Abul Ala Al-Maarri (Arabic Abu al-Ala al-Maarri, full name Abu al-Ala Amad ibn Abd Allah ibn Sulaiman al-Tanui al-Maarri, born 973 AD / AH 363, died 1058 AD/ AH 449) was a blind Syrian philosopher, poet, and writer.
al-Malzuzi, Abdelaziz
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Abu Faris Abdelaziz ibn Abdarrahman al-Malzuzi al-Miknasi (born in Meknes, died 1298) is considered to be the greatest poet of the Marinid period. He is also well known as an historian. There is little known about his life, besides that he was the court poet of Abu Yahya ibn Abd al-Haqq. Among his many poetical works is a long didactic poem about the history of prophets. According to Ibn al-Khatib (the biographer of Ibn Abd al-Haqq) Al-Malzuzi mixed his Arabic with Zenata elements. He himself was from the Berber Malzuza tribe of Tripolitania. He died encarcerated, in 1297-1298.
al-Mu'tazz, Abdullah ibn
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Abdallah ibn al-Mu'tazz (861 in Samarra – 908 in Baghdad ) (Arabic : / ALA-LC : ‘Abd Allah bin al-Mu‘utaz ) was persuaded to assume the role of caliph of the Abbasid dynasty following the premature death of al-Muktafi. He succeeded in ruling for a single day and a single night, before he was forced into hiding, found, and then strangled in a palace intrigue that brought al-Muqtadir, then thirteen years old, to the throne. Ibn al-Mu'tazz is best known, not as a political figure, but as a leading Arabic poet and the author of the Kitab al-Badi, an early study of Arabic forms of poetry. This is considered one of the earliest works in Arabic literary theory and literary criticism.
al-Mullawah, Qays ibn
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Majnun Layla (Arabic : Majnun Layla, "Possessed by madness for Layla") also referred to as (Persian : Leyli o Majnun, "The Madman and Layla" in Persian) is a love story that originated as a short, anecdotal poem in ancient Arabia, later significantly expanded and popularized in a literary adaptation by the Persian poet Nizami Ganjavi who also wrote Khosrow and Shirin. It is the third of his five long narrative poems, Khamsa (the Quintet).
al-Mustakfi, Wallada bint
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Wallada bint al-Mustakfi (Arabic : ) (born in Cordova in 1001 - died March 26, 1091), was an Andalusian poet.
Abu at-Tayyib Ahmad ibn al-Husayn al-Mutanabbi (Arabic : Abu a-ayyib Amad ibn al-usayn al-Mutanabbi ) (915 – 23 September 965) was an Arab Iraqi poet. He is considered as one of the greatest poets in the Arabic language. Much of his poetry revolves around praising the kings he visited during his lifetime. Some consider his 326 poems to be a great representation of his life story. He started writing poetry when he was nine years old. He is well known for his sharp intelligence and wittiness. Al-Mutanabbi had a great pride in himself through his poetry. Among the topics he discussed were courage, the philosophy of life, and the description of battles. Many of his poems were and still are widely spread in today's Arab world and are considered to be proverbial.
al-Qais, Imru'
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Imru` al-Qais bin Hujr al-Kindi (Arabic : / ALA-LC : Imru’ al-Qays ibn ujr al-Kindi ) was an Arabian poet in the 6th century AD, and also the son of one of the last Kindite kings. He is sometimes considered the father of Arabic poetry. His qaseeda, or long poem, "Let us stop and weep" (Arabic : ) is one of the seven Mu'allaqat, poems prized as the best examples of pre-Islamic Arabian verse. Imru' al-Qais was born in the Najd region of northern Arabia sometime in the early 6th century AD. His father was said to be Hujr bin al-Harith ( / ujr ibn al-arith ), the Kindah monarchy's regent over the tribes of Asad and Ghatfan, and it is believed that Imru' al-Qais was born in the territory of Asad. His mother was said to be Fatimah bint Rabi'ah al- Taghlibi ( / Faimah bint Rabi‘ah al-Taghlibi ).
al-Radi, al-Sharif
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Abul-Hasan Muhammad ibn Al-Husayn Al-Musawi known in Arabic as al-Sharif al-Radi or in Persian Sharif Razi or Seyyed Razi (~930-977 CE) was a Shi`ite Muslim scholar and poet who was born in Baghdad. He wrote several books on Islamic issues and interpretation of the Koran. His most famous book is Nahj al-Balaghah which is a collection of Imam Ali ’s sayings and speeches. He founded a school named Dar ul-`Ilm (, literally "House of knowledge") in which he trained many students some of whom became themselves later professors. His grave is located in Karbala beside the Imam Hossein ’s shrine. Some of his books are as follows:
al-Sayyab, Badr Shakir
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Badr Shakir al Sayyab (Arabic : ) (December 24, 1926–1964) is an Iraqi and Arab poet, born in Jekor, a town south of Basra in Iraq. The eldest child of a date grower and shepherd. He graduated from the Higher teachers training college of Baghdad in 1948. Badr Shakir was dismissed from his teaching post for being a member of the Iraqi communist party.
al-Shushtari, Abu al-Hasan
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Abu-al-Hasan Ali ben Abdallah al-Nuymari as-Shushtari (Arabic: ) or Al-Sustari (1212 in Guadix – 1269 in Damietta ) was an Andalusian Sufi poet. His poetry was designed to be sung, in songs employing simple monorhymes to praise God with everyday musical idiom, which won wide recognition beyond the hundreds of disciples in his own Shushtariyya brotherhood.
al-Tifashi, Ahmad
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Ahmad al-Tifashi (or Ahmad ibn Yusuf al-Tifachi), born in Tiffech, a village near Souk Ahras in Algeria (1184- died 1253 in Cairo ) was an Arabic poet, writer, and anthologist, best known for his work A Promenade of the Hearts .
al-Yaman, Waddah
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Waddah al-Yaman (Arabic), born Abdul Rahman bin Isma’il al-Khawlani (Arabic: ) (died 708), was an Arab poet.
al-Zahawi, Jamil Sidqi
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Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi (1863–1936) (Arabic : , Jamil Sidqi al-Zahawi ) was a prominent Iraqi poet and philosopher. He is regarded as one of the greatest contemporary poets of the Arab world and was known for his defense of women's rights .
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Luigi Alamanni (sometimes spelt Alemanni) (6 March 1495 – 18 April 1556) was an Italian poet and statesman. He was regarded as a prolific and versatile poet. He was credited with introducing the epigram into Italian poetry.. Italian poet and statesman.
Alarcon, Francisco X.
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Francisco Xavier Alarcón (born 21 February 1954 Wilmington, California ) is an American poet and educator.
Ave Alavainu (born 4 October 1942 in Tartu ) is an Estonian poet.
Alazan, Vahram
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Vahram Alazan (Vahram Gabuzian, 1903, Van - 1966, Yerevan ) was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist, the First Secretary of the Writers Union of Armenia from 1933 to 1936.
Albert-Birot, Pierre
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Pierre Albert-Birot (22 April 1876 – 25 July 1967) was a French avant-garde poet, dramatist, and theater manager.
Alberti, Rafael
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Rafael Alberti Merello (16 December 1902 – 28 October 1999) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27. He is considered one of the greatest literary figures of the so-called Silver Age of Spanish Literature, and he won numerous prizes and awards. He died aged 96. After the Spanish Civil War, he went into exile because of his Marxist beliefs. On his return to Spain after the death of Franco, he was named Hijo Predilecto de Andalucía in 1983 and Doctor Honoris Causa by the Universidad de Cádiz in 1985.
Albiach, Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie Albiach (9 August 1937 – 4 November 2012) was a contemporary French poet and translator .
Albiston, Jordie
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Jordie Albiston (born 30 September 1961) is a contemporary Australian poet and academic .
Alboiu, George
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George Alboiu (6 July 1944 in Rosei, Ialomita ) is a Romanian poet.
Alcman (fl.7th century BC) was an Ancient Greek choral lyric poet from Sparta. His English name is the Latin transliteration of the ancient Greek Alkmán (µ ). He is the earliest representative of the Alexandrian canon of the nine lyric poets .
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Louisa May Alcott (November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888) was an American novelist best known as author of the novel Little Women and its sequels Little Men and Jo's Boys. Raised by her transcendentalist parents, Abigail May and Amos Bronson Alcott in New England, she grew up among many of the well-known intellectuals of the day such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Henry David Thoreau. Nevertheless, her family suffered severe financial difficulties and Alcott worked to help support the family from an early age. She began to receive critical success for her writing in the 1860s. Early in her career, she sometimes used the pen name A. M. Barnard .
Joan Alcover i Maspons (Catalan pronunciation:  [u'an ko've] ) (1854 - 1926) was a Spanish Balearic writer, poet, essayist and politician .
Aldana, Felipe
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Felipe Aldana (1922–1970) was an Argentine poet.
Aldenhoven, Kaye
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Kaye Aldenhoven is an Australian poet and teacher.
Richard Aldington
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An English writer and poet.. English writer and poet
Aleardi, Aleardo
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Aleardo Aleardi (November 14, 1812 – July 17, 1878), born Gaetano Maria, was an Italian poet who belonged to the so-called Neo-romanticists .
Alecsandri, Vasile
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Vasile Alecsandri (Romanian pronunciation: ; 21 July 1821 – 22 August 1890) was a Romanian poet, playwright, politician, and diplomat. He collected Romanian folk songs and was one of the principal animators of the 19th century movement for Romanian cultural identity and union of Moldavia and Wallachia.. Romanian poet
Tudur Aled (c. 1465–1525) was a late medieval Welsh poet, born in Llansannan, Denbighshire .
Aleem, Obaidullah
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Obaidullah Aleem (Urdu) was a modern poet of Urdu language. He is ranked among the best Ghazal writers of modern times.
Alegria, Claribel
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Clara Isabel Alegría Vides (born May 12, 1924) is a Nicaraguan poet, essayist, novelist, and journalist who is a major voice in the literature of contemporary Central America. She writes under the pseudonym Claribel Alegría. She was awarded the 2006 Neustadt International Prize for Literature .
Aleixandre, Vicente
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Vicente Pío Marcelino Cirilo Aleixandre y Merlo (April 26, 1898 – December 13, 1984) was a Spanish poet who was born in Seville. Aleixandre was a Nobel Prize laureate for Literature in 1977. He was part of the Generation of '27. He died in Madrid in 1984.. Spanish poet Nobel Laureate 1977
Alexander, Sidney A.
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Sidney Arthur Alexander (April 2, 1866-February 4, 1948) was an English poet, author, and clergyman. The son of a bank clerk, Alexander was educated at St Paul's School and Trinity College, Oxford, where he received his B.A. in 1889 with a number of distinctions and prizes. While at St. Paul’s (the start of a lifetime affiliation with the Cathedral), he won recognition for his poetry, including “Caedmon” the Milton Prize poem in 1882. The promise of those early efforts was crowned by Alexander’s receiving the Newdigate prize at Oxford in 1887 for Sakya-Muni: The Story of Buddha. The poem was generally well received in the Oxford Magazine (“sustained melody and grace….certain higher touches of imagination and expression which give to the simple and quiet style an air of finish and distinction”). A modern literary historian sets the poem in the Victorian context of “a trend of swelling interest in the West in Buddhism .”
Alexander Allan, James
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James Alexander Allan (1879 – 1967) was an Australian poet and local historian.. Australian poet
Alexander Boyd, Mark
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Mark Alexander Boyd (13 January 1562 – 10 April 1601) was a Scottish poet and soldier of fortune. He was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. His father was from Pinkell, Carrick in Ayrshire. Boyd left Scotland for France as a young man. There he studied civil law. He took part in the religious wars of the League, fighting on the Catholic side.. Scottish poet and soldier of fortune
Alexander Essbaum, Jill
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Jill Alexander Essbaum, Christian erotic poet
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Edward Alexander Wyon (born London 1842; died Hastings 1872) was a London architect and poet, descended from the Wyon family of engravers. His only known building is St John the Evangelist Church in Hollington, Hastings in East Sussex. His posthumous publication, A Memorial Volume of Poems (1874), continues to be reprinted in the 21st century. He died in Hastings prior to his thirtieth birthday.. London architect and poet
Alexandrescu, Grigore
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Grigore Alexandrescu (February 22, 1810, Târgoviste – November 25, 1885) in Bucharest was a nineteenth-century Romanian poet and translator noted for his fables with political undertones.
Alexandrou, Aris
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Aris Alexandrou (Greek ed ) (1922 – 2 July 1978) was a Greek novelist, poet and translator. Always on the Left and always unconventional ("I belong to the non-existent party of poets"), he is the author of a single novel (To kivotio - Mission Box ) which is widely considered to be among the classic modern Greek works in the second half of the 20th century.
Alexandru, Ioan
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Ioan Alexandru (Romanian pronunciation:  [i'oan alek'sandru] ; born Ion andor, December 25, 1941 in Topa Mica, Cluj County, Romania - September 16, 2000 in Bonn, Germany ) was a Romanian poet, essayist and politician. After the Romanian Revolution of 1989, Ioan Alexandru became a founding member and vice-president of the PNTCD (Christian-Democratic National Peasants' Party of Romania). He was elected to the Chamber of Deputies during the 1992 elections, and again in 1996 to the Romanian Senate as a senator from Arad County .
Alexie, Sherman
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Sherman Joseph Alexie, Jr. (born October 7, 1966) is a poet, writer, and filmmaker. Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a Native American growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Alféri, Pierre
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Pierre Alféri (born 1963) is a French novelist, poet, essayist and Professor at European Graduate School. Alferi is the son of French philosopher Jacques Derrida and psychoanalyst Marguerite Aucouturier .
Mike Alfred is a South African poet who lives in Johannesburg. His poems have been widely published in anthologies and literary journals. He has three collections of poetry and a book about the city and people of Johannesburg.
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Alharizi, Yehuda
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Yehuda Alharizi, also Judah ben Solomon Harizi or al-Harizi (Hebrew : , Yehudah ben Shelomo al-Harizi, Arabic : , Yahya bin Sulaiman bin Sha'ul abu Zakaria al-Harizi al-Yahudi min ahl Tulaitila ) was a rabbi, translator, poet and traveller active in Spain in the Middle Ages (1165 in Toledo – 1225 in Aleppo ). He was supported by wealthy patrons, to whom he wrote poems and dedicated compositions.
Ali, Agha Shahid
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Agha Shahid Ali (February 1949, New Delhi, India - 8 December 2001 Amherst, Massachusetts ) was a poet. His collections include A Walk Through the Yellow Pages, The Half-Inch Himalayas, A Nostalgist's Map of America, The Country Without a Post Office, Rooms Are Never Finished, the latter a finalist for the National Book Award in 2001.
Ahmed Ali (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi ) (Urdu) was an Indian (later Pakistani ) novelist, poet, critic, translator, diplomat and scholar, who was responsible for writing Twilight in Delhi. Born in Delhi, India, Ahmed Ali was educated at Aligarh and Lucknow universities, graduating with first-class and first in the order of merit in both B.A. (Honours), 1930 and M.A. English, 1931. [ citation needed ] He taught at leading Indian universities including Lucknow and Allahabad from 1932–46 and joined the Bengal Senior Educational Service as professor and head of the English Department at Presidency College, Calcutta (1944–47). Ali was the BBC's Representative and Director in India during 1942–44. During the Partition of India, he was the British Council Visiting Professor to the University of China in Nanking as appointed by the British government of India. When he tried to return to India in 1948, K.P.S. Menon (then India's Ambassador to China ) did not let him and he was forced to move to Pakistan.
Muhammad Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jr.; January 17, 1942) is an American former boxer and three-time World Heavyweight Champion, who is widely considered one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. As an amateur, he won a gold medal in the light heavyweight division at the 1960 Summer Olympics in Rome. After turning professional, he went on to become the first boxer to win the lineal heavyweight championship three times.. boxer war protester civil rights protester and poet
Dante Alighieri
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An Italian Florentine poet. His greatest work is la Divina Commedia (The Divine Comedy).. Italian poet
Benjamin Alire Saenz
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Benjamin Alire Sáenz (born 16 August 1954) is an award-winning American poet, novelist and writer of children's books.
Alishan, Ghevont
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Father Ghevont Alishan (Armenian) (1820-1901; also spelled Ghevond Alishan ) was an ordained Armenian Catholic priest, historian and a poet. He was awarded by the Legion of Honour of the French Academy (1866), an honorary member of the Asian Society of Italia, Archeological Society of Moscow, Venice Academy and Archeological Society of Saint-Petersburg.
Alizadeh, Ghazaleh
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Ghazaleh Alizadeh (Persian) (born 1947, Mashhad, Iran, died 12 May 1996) was an Iranian poet and writer. Her mother was also a poet and writer. She married Bizhan Elahi and they have a daughter called Salma.
Allahabadi, Akbar
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Akbar Hussain Rizvi, popularly known as Akbar Allahabadi (Urdu: ) (October, 1846 ; 15 February 1921), was an Indian Urdu poet.
Rob Allan (born 1945) is a New Zealand poet. He won the PEN (NZSA) Best First Book of Poetry award in 1992 for his book Karitane Postcards, and has received multiple grants from Creative New Zealand to support his writing. He has been published in several anthologies including An Anthology of New Zealand Poetry in English (Oxford University Press, 1997), and has published widely in literary magazines .
Donna Allard (born in Moncton, Canada ) is a Canadian poet and writer. She currently serves as president of the Executive Board of the Canadian Poetry Association. She is owner of the Allard Agency and founder of Chocolate River Association.
Allen, Leslie Holdsworth
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Leslie Holdsworth Allen (21 June 1879 – 5 January 1964) was an Australian academic and poet. He was Professor of English at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the senior lecturer of English and Latin at Canberra University College and chairman of the Literature Censorship Board.
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Leslie Holdsworth Allen (21 June 1879 – 5 January 1964) was an Australian academic and poet. He was Professor of English at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the senior lecturer of English and Latin at Canberra University College and chairman of the Literature Censorship Board.
Allen, Lillian
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Lillian Allen is a Canadian dub poet, reggae musician, writer and Juno award winner.
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Richard James Allen (born 1960) is a contemporary Australian poet, dancer and filmmaker. The former Artistic Director of the Poets Union Inc, and founding director of the Australian Poetry Festival, Richard was Co-Artistic Director with Karen Pearlman of That Was Fast (New York City) and Tasdance (Launceston), and now at The Physical TV Company (Sydney).
Alliksaar, Artur
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Artur Alliksaar (15 April 1923 in Tartu – 12 August 1966 in Tartu) was an Estonian poet .
William Allingham
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An Irish man of letters and poet.. Irish man of letters and poet
Almagut, Muhammed
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Muhammed al-Maghout (1934- April 3, 2006) (Arabic) was a Syrian Ismaili writer and poet. He was born in Salamiya, Syria .
Almqvist, Kurt
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Kurt Almqvist (1912–2001), PhD in Romance Languages, Swedish poet, intellectual and spiritual figure, representative of the Traditionalist School and the Perennial philosophy. Almqvist was a lifelong disciple of the Swiss metaphysician and spiritual guide Frithjof Schuon. He came into close contact with the spiritual representatives of the Shadhiliyya order in the beginning of the 1940s. He introduced Schuon's teachings on spirituality and transcendent unity of religions in a number of publications. [ citation needed ] He also introduced the works of René Guénon in his writings. He was a frequent contributor to the quarterly journal, Studies in Comparative Religion, which dealt with religious symbolism and the Traditionalist perspective.
Alonso, Damaso
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Dámaso Alonso y Fernández de las Redondas (22 October 1898 – 25 January 1990) was a Spanish poet, philologist and literary critic. Though a member of the Generation of '27, his best-known work dates from the 1940s onwards.. Spanish poet philologist and literary critic
Alonzo, Anne-Marie
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Anne-Marie Alonzo, CM (December 13, 1951 – June 11, 2005) was a Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic and publisher.
Alterman, Natan
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Nathan Alterman (Hebrew:, August 14, 1910, Warsaw – March 28, 1970, Tel Aviv) was an Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator who - though never holding any elected office - was highly influential in Socialist Zionist politics, both before and after the establishment of the State of Israel.. Israeli poet journalist and translator
Alterman, Nathan
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Nathan Alterman (Hebrew : , August 14, 1910 – March 28, 1970) was an Israeli poet, playwright, journalist, and translator who – though never holding any elected office – was highly influential in Socialist Zionist politics, both before and after the establishment of the State of Israel .
Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (born August 8, 1947) better known by his nom de plume Alurista, a Chicano poet and activist .
Al Alvarez (born London, August 5, 1929) is an English poet, writer and critic who publishes under the name A. Alvarez and Al Alvarez.. English poet
Ivy Alvarez is an award-winning Filipino Australian poet, editor, and reviewer currently residing in Wales. A prolific writer, Alvarez has had her work featured in various publications in Australia, Canada, England, the Philippines, Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Wales, the USA, South Africa, and online.
The alwar or azhwars (Tamil : , azvarka [aar], ‘those immersed in god’) were Tamil poet-saints of south India who lived between the 6th and 9th centuries AD and espoused ‘emotional devotion’ or bhakti to Visnu-Krishna in their songs of longing, ecstasy and service. Sri Vaishnava orthodoxy posits the number of alvars as ten, though there are other references that include Andal and Madhurakavi, making the number twelve. The devotional outpourings of Alvars, composed during the early medieval period of Tamil history, helped revive the bhakti movement, through their hymns of worship to Vishnu and his Avatars. They praised 108 of this deity's holy abodes in their hymns, known as the Divya Desams. Vaishanava bhakti literature was an all-India phenomenon which started in the 6th or 7th century AD in the Tamil-speaking region of South India, with twelve Alvar (one immersed in God) saint-poets, who wrote devotional songs. The religion of Alvar poets, which included a woman poet, Andal, was devotion to God through love (bhakti), and in the ecstasy of such devotions they sang hundreds of songs which embodied both depth of feeling and felicity of expressions. Together with the contemporary sixty three Saiva Nayanars, they are accounted as South India's 75 Apostles of Bhakti because of their importance in the rise of the Hindu Bhakti movement. The collection of their hymns is known as Divya Prabandha .
Antônio Frederico de Castro Alves (14 March 1847 – 6 July 1871) was a Brazilian poet and playwright, famous for his abolitionist and republican poems. One of the most famous poets of the " Condorism ", he won the epithet of " O Poeta dos Escravos " (" The Poet of the Slaves ").
Moniza Alvi (born 2 February 1954) is a Pakistani -British poet and writer.
Marc Alyn (Alain-Marc Fécherolle), (born 18 March 1937 in Reims ) is a French poet .
Shihabuddin Am'aq was a 12th-century Persian (Tajik ) poet.
Amabile, George
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George Amabile (born 29 May 1936) is a Canadian poet who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba .
Ambroise (flourished c. 1190) was a Norman poet and chronicler of the Third Crusade, author of a work called L'Estoire de la guerre sainte, which describes in rhyming Old French verse the adventures of Richard Coeur de Lion as a crusader. The poem is known to us only through one Vatican manuscript, and long escaped the notice of historians.
Yehuda Amichai
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An Israeli poet considered by many to be the greatest modern Israeli poet.. Israeli poet
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Yehuda Amichai (Hebrew : ; 3 May 1924 – 22 September 2000) was an Israeli poet. Amichai is considered by many, both in Israel and internationally, as Israel's greatest modern poet. He was also one of the first to write in colloquial Hebrew.
Aharon Amir (Hebrew : , January 5, 1923 in Kaunas, Lithuania - February 28, 2008 in Tzrifin ) was an Israeli Hebrew poet, a literary translator and a writer.
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Anda Pinkerfeld Amir (Hebrew : - ; June 26, 1902 - March 27, 1981) was an Israeli poet and author. She is best remembered in Israel as a children's writer.
Kingsley Amis
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An English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher.. English author and poet
Amjad, Amjad Islam
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Amjad Islam Amjad, PP, SI (Urdu : ) (born 4 August 1944) is an Urdu poet, drama writer and lyricist from Pakistan. He has received many awards for his literary work and screenplay for TV, including Pride of Performance and Sitara-e-Imtiaz.
Majeed Amjad (1914 – 1974) (Urdu: ) was one of the greatest of modern Urdu poets of the Indian subcontinent. In the popular culture he is not as well known or widely read as Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Noon Meem Rashid, Nasir Kazmi or Meeraji but amongst the cognoscenti and many critics he is widely regarded as a philosophical poet of great depth and sensitivity. His refined poetic mind was not widely recognized in his lifetime as he lived a life of bureaucratic obscurity in a small West Punjabi town. Also, he was not in the forefront of any political literary movements (such as the leftist "Progressive Writers Movement") that actively promoted even mediocre poets from within their own ranks.. Punjabi Urdu poet
Ibn Ammar (Arabic : ; 1031–1086) was a Muwallad poet from Silves .
Archie Randolph Ammons (February 18, 1926 – February 25, 2001) was an American poet who won the annual National Book Award for Poetry in 1973 and 1993. He wrote about humanity's relationship to nature in alternately comic and solemn tones.
Amoghavarsha I (also known as Nrupathunga Amoghavarsha I ) (Kannada) (800–878 CE) was a Rashtrakuta emperor, the greatest ruler of the Rashtrakuta dynasty, and one of the great emperors of India. His reign of 64 years is one of the longest precisely dated monarchical reign on record. Historian R.S. Panchamukhi has compared him to the legendary Emperor Ashoka for his religious temperament and love of peace. Many Kannada and Sanskrit scholars prospered during his rule, including the great Indian mathematician Mahaviracharya who wrote Ganita-sara-samgraha, Jinasena, Virasena, Shakatayan and Sri Vijaya (a Kannada language theorist). Amoghavarsha I was an accomplished poet and scholar. He wrote (or co-authored) the Kavirajamarga, the earliest extant literary work in Kannada, and Prashnottara Ratnamalika, a religious work in Sanskrit. During his rule he held such titles as Nrupathunga, Atishadhavala, Veeranarayana, Rattamarthanda and Srivallabha. He moved the Rashtrakuta regal capital from Mayurkhandi in the Bidar district to Manyakheta in the Gulbarga district in the modern Karnataka state. He is said to have built the regal city to "match that of Lord Indra ". The capital city was planned to include elaborately designed buildings for the royalty using the finest of workmanship. The Arab traveler Sulaiman described Amoghavarsha as one of the four great kings of the world. Sulaiman also wrote that Amoghavarsha respected Muslims and that he allowed the construction of mosques in his cities. Because of his religious temperament, his interest in the arts and literature and his peace-loving nature, historian Panchamukhi has compared him to the emperor Ashoka and given him the honorific "Ashoka of the South". Amoghavarsha seems to have entertained the highest admiration for the language, literature and culture of the Kannada people as testified to in the text Kavirajamarga.
Guadalupe Teresa Amor Schmidtlein (May 30, 1918 – May 8, 2000), who wrote as Pita Amor, was a Mexican poet. She was born in Mexico City, the youngest child of a family with seven children, of mixed French, German and Spanish ancestry, a member of the Mexican aristocracy. Her parents were Carolina Schmidtlein y García Teruel (of German and Spanish origin) and Don Emmanuel Amor Subervielle (of Spanish and French origin). Her family's financial woes after the revolution are narrated in Yo soy mi casa.
Nasim Amrohvi or Naseem Amrohvi (1908–1987) Urdu :, was an Urdu poet, philosopher, and lexicographer who was born as Syed Qaim Raza Taqvi on 24 August 1908 in Amroha, India .
Qaem Amrohvi Urdu : was a famous Urdu poet, philosopher and thinker. His verses are basically in the praise of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.).
Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Rais Amrohvi (or Raees Amrohvi ) () (1988-1914) was a noted scholar, Urdu poet and psychoanalyst from Pakistan .
Amrouche, Jean
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Jean-Elmouhoub Amrouche (7 February 1906 in Ighil Ali, Algeria - 16 April 1962 in Paris, France) was an Algerian francophone writer, poet and journalist. Born to a Catholic family in Algeria, his parents were Kabyles who converted to Christianity. Amrouche emigrated with his family to Tunisia while still young. He later moved to Paris for studies. His name Jean was given to him by White Fathers, among whom he rose.
Anacreon (Greek a, gen .: at) (582 BC – 485 BC) was a Greek lyric poet, notable for his drinking songs and hymns. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets .
Anagnostakis, Manolis
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Manolis Anagnostakis (10 March 1925 – 23 June 2005) was a Greek poet and critic at the forefront of the Marxist and existentialist poetry movements arising during and after the Greek Civil War in the late 1940s. Anagnostakis was a leader amongst his contemporaries and influenced the generation of poets immediately after him. His poems have been honored in Greece 's national awards and arranged and sung by contemporary musicians. In spite of his accomplishments, Philip Ramp notes that Anagnostakis "is the least known, to an English speaking audience, of the major Greek poets of his generation." [1]
Anand, Satyapal
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Satyapal Anand (Hindi : , Urdu : ) born April 24, 1931, is a poet, critic and writer from India. He has written several fictional and poetry books in four languages: English, Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi. He has also received awards for his literary work.
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Melih Cevdet Anday (13 March 1915 – 28 November 2002), Turkish poet and writer who has been one of the forefront poets of the Garip movement together with Orhan Veli and Oktay Rifat .
Andersch, Alfred
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Alfred Hellmuth Andersch (4 February 1914 – 21 February 1980) was a German writer, publisher, and radio editor. The son of a conservative East Prussian army officer, he was born in Munich, Germany and died in Berzona, Ticino, Switzerland. Martin Andersch, his brother, was also a writer.. German writer publisher.
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Benny Andersen (born 7 November 1929 in Vangede ), is a Danish song-writer, poet, author, composer and pianist. He is the most widely read, most often sung and best loved of modern Danish lyricists, often associated with his collaboration with Povl Dissing ; together they released an album with Andersen's poems from the collection Svantes viser, Povl Dissing were singing. This album with Svantes viser has been canonized by the Danish Ministry of Culture in the category Popular music. His collected poems (Samlede digte) have sold over 100,000 copies. His best known work is Svante's Songs (Svantes viser ) from 1972, which is included in the Danish Culture Canon.
Andersen, Ingrid
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Ingrid Andersen (born 1965) is a South African poet .
Anderson, Ethel
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Ethel Anderson (née Campbell ) (16 March 1883 – 4 August 1958) was an early twentieth century Australian poet, essayist, novelist and painter. She considered herself to be mainly a poet, but is now best appreciated for her witty and ironic stories. Anderson has been described as "a high-profile author, artist, art commentator and emissary for modernism ".
John Roy "Jon" Anderson (born 25 October 1944) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist musician best known as the former lead vocalist in the progressive rock band Yes. He is also an accomplished solo artist and has collaborated with musicians such as the Greek musician Vangelis, amongst others.
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Patrick John MacAllister Anderson (4 August 1915, Ashtead – 17 March 1979, Halstead ) was an English -born Canadian poet. He was educated at Oxford and Columbia. He taught in Montreal, both at private schools and at McGill University, between 1940 and 1950.
Rodney J. Anderson BA (born 15 April 1935 in Toronto ) is a Canadian poet, musician and Chartered Accountant. After spending decades living in Toronto, he currently lives in Cobourg, Ontario with his wife, Merike Lugus.
Andersson, Dan
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Dan Andersson (1888 – 1920) was a Swedish author, poet and composer. A nom de plume he sometimes used was Black Jim. Although counted among the Swedish proletarian authors, his works are not limited to that genre.
Andijewska, Emma
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Emma Andijewska (or Emma Andiievska, Ukrainian) (*March 19, 1931 in Stalino ) is a modern Ukrainian poet, writer and painter. Her works are marked with surrealist style. Some of Andijewska's works have been translated to English and German. Andijewska lives and works in Munich. She is a member of the National union of writers of Ukraine, Ukrainian PEN Club, Free academy in Munich and Federal association of artists.
Andrade, Jorge Carrera
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Jorge Carrera Andrade was an Ecuadorian poet, historian, author, and diplomat during the 20th century. He was born in Quito, Ecuador in 1902. He died in 1978. During his life and after his death he has been recognized with Jorge Luis Borges, Pablo Neruda, Octavio Paz and Cesar Vallejo as one of the most important Latin American poets of the twentieth century.
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José Oswald de Andrade Souza (January 11, 1890 – October 22, 1954) was a Brazilian poet and polemicist. He was born and spent most of his life in São Paulo .
Andre, Michael
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Michael Andre (born August 31, 1946) is a Canadian, disc jockey, poet, critic and editor living in New York City .
Andrews, Bruce
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Bruce Andrews (April 1, 1948) is a U.S. poet who is one of the key figures associated with the Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets, after the magazine that bears that name).
Andrukhovych, Yuri
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Yuri Andrukhovych (, born March 13, 1960 in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine ) is a Ukrainian prose writer, poet, essayist, and translator. With Oleksandr Irvanets and Viktor Neborak, he co-founded the Bu-Ba-Bu poetic group in 1985 (the group's name stands for, , --'burlesque, side-show, buffoonery').
Aneirin or Neirin was a Dark Age Brythonic poet. He is believed to have been a bard or 'court poet' in one of the Cumbric kingdoms of the Old North or Hen Ogledd, probably that of Gododdin at Edinburgh, in modern Scotland. From the 17th century, his name was often incorrectly spelled Aneurin .
Aneirin or Neirin was a Dark Age Brythonic poet. He is believed to have been a bard or 'court poet' in one of the Cumbric kingdoms of the Old North or Hen Ogledd, probably that of Gododdin at Edinburgh, in modern Scotland. From the 17th century, his name was often incorrectly spelled Aneurin .
Ernst Angel (11 August 1894, Vienna, Austria - 10 January 1986, Newark, New Jersey ) was an Austrian born poet, theatre and film critic, screen play author, film director and publisher who later became a psychologist .
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Milo De Angelis (born 1951) is an Italian language poet. He is the author of several books of poetry, as well as a volume of stories and one of essays. He has also published translations of several modern French authors and Greek classics.
Pulitzer Prize-winning African American author and an important figure in the American Civil Rights.. American Poet
Angiolieri, Cecco
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Cecco Angiolieri (Italian pronunciation:  ['tekko ando'ljri] ; c. 1260 - c. 1312) was an Italian poet.
Anis, Mir Babar Ali
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Mir Baber Ali Anees (Urdu: ) was a renowned Urdu poet. He was born in 1803 in Faizabad, Oudh now in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh and died in 1874 in Lucknow, North-Western Provinces .
Yu Anjin (Hangul) is a South Korean poet, essayist, and professor.
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Augusto de Carvalho Rodrigues dos Anjos (April 20, 1884 — November 12, 1914) was a Brazilian poet and professor. His poems speak mostly of sickness and death, and are considered to forerun the Modernism in Brazil.
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Sherley Anne Williams (August 25, 1944—July 6, 1999) was born in Bakersfield, California and was an African-American poet. Many of her works tell stories about her life in the African-American community. When she was little her family picked cotton in order to get money. At the age of eight her father died of tuberculosis and when she was sixteen her mother died. In 1966 she earned her bachelors degree in English at what is now California State University at Fresno and she received her master's degree at Brown University in 1972. The following year (1973) she became a professor of English Literature at the University of California at San Diego. Her works include collections of poetry such as The Peacock Poems (1975), the novel Dessa Rose (1986), and two picture books. She also published the groundbreaking work Give Birth to Brightness: A Thematic Study of Neo-Black Literature in 1972.. African American poet novelist professor and social critic
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Professor Sahar Ansari, TI (Urdu) is an Urdu poet, critic, and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan. [ citation needed ] He remained associated with the University of Karachi as Professor and Chairman of Urdu department.
Wang Anshi (Chinese : ; December 8, 1021 – May 21, 1086 ) was a Chinese economist, statesman, chancellor and poet of the Song Dynasty who attempted controversial, major socioeconomic reforms. These reforms constituted the core concepts and motives of the Reformists, while their nemesis, Chancellor Sima Guang, led the Conservative faction against them.
Reyer Anslo (1622 or 1626 – 16 May 1669) was a Dutch poet.
Antler (born Brad Burdick, 1946, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA) is an American poet who lives in Wisconsin.
Antmen, Süreyya Aylin
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Süreyya Aylin Antmen (born in Istanbul, Turkey, 1981) is a contemporary Turkish poet and writer .
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Hugh Antoine d'Arcy (March 5, 1843 – November 11, 1925) was a French-born poet and writer and a pioneer executive in the American motion picture industry.. French-born poet and writer; pioneer executive in the American motion picture industry
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William Everson (September 10, 1912 – June 3, 1994), also known as Brother Antoninus, was an American poet of the San Francisco Renaissance and was also a literary critic and small press printer.. American poet
Anvar, Qasem-e
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Qasem-e Anvar (Qasim-i Anwar) (Azerbaijani : Qasim l-nvr ; Persian ) (born 1356 - died 1433) is an Iranian Azeri poet and Sufi. Qasem-e Anwar wrote azals, molammas, and tuyus in a simple Azeri Turkish. He was a Safavid propagandist and was born in Sarab, Tabriz.
Anvari (1126–1189), full name Awhad ad-Din 'Ali ibn Mohammad Khavarani or Awhad ad-Din 'Ali ibn Mahmud (Persian : ) was a Persian poet.
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Chairil Anwar (born Medan, North Sumatra July 26, 1922 - died Jakarta April 28, 1949) was an Indonesian poet and member of the "1945 generation" of writers. His father, Toeloes, was the former regent of Indragiri, Riau. His parents migrated from Payakumbuh, West Sumatra. Toeloes came from Taeh Baruah and his mother Saleha from Situjuh.. Indonesian poet
Yaseen Anwer (born 30 June 1989) is an Indian poet. He is also the founder and managing editor of Poets Corner Group. The group was established in June 2011 and now has many members from across the world, plus printed anthologies wherein hundreds of poets have been published.
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Johannes Anyuru, born 23 March 1979, is a Swedish poet and author. His father is from Uganda and his mother is Swedish.. Swedish poet
Fuyue Anzai ( , Anzai Fuyue , March 9, 1898 – August 24, 1965) was a Japanese poet from Nara Prefecture, Japan .
Anzengruber, Ludwig
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Ludwig Anzengruber (November 29, 1839 – December 10, 1889) was an Austrian dramatist, novelist and poet. He was born and died in Vienna .
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A poet, writer, and art critic. Among the foremost French poets of the early 20th century.. French poet
Apostoloska, Maja
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Maja Apostoloska (Macedonian: ) (born 7 December 1976) is an award-winning Macedonian poetess, essayist and literary critic. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the "Blaže Koneski" Faculty of Philology in Skopje, where she is currently attending Macedonian language postgraduate studies. She is an editor of literary magazine "Kniževno žitie".. Macedonian poet
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Gurazada Venkata Apparao (Telugu : ; 1862–1915)   pronunciation   (help · info ) (also often transliterated as 'Gurajada') was a Telugu poet and writer of Andhra Pradesh, India. He wrote the first Telugu play, Kanyasulkam, which is often considered the greatest play in the Telugu language. Gurajada Apparao was an influential social reformer of his age and was lauded as Mahakavi, meaning "the great poet".
Appleton, Richard
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Richard Appleton (17 January 1932 – 27 April 2005) was an Australian poet, raconteur and editor who became editor-in-chief of the Australian Encyclopaedia and, in 1987, was co-editor with Alex Galloway of the posthumous Lex Banning poetry collection There Was a Crooked Man. He was a long-time associate of the Sydney Push, of which his memoirs were published posthumously in 2009. He helped create The Pluralist, a journal of dissident thought.
Aquilina, Pawlu
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Pawlu Aquilina (August 28, 1929 – January 29, 2009) was a Maltese poet and writer from Siggiewi, Malta. He studied at the Archbishop's Seminary and St Michael's Training College for Teachers.. Maltese poet
Roy "Chicky" Arad (Hebrew : "'", born 1977) is an Israeli poet, singer, script-writer, artist and political activist. Arad is the editor of Maayan magazine for poetry and a journalist in Haaretz .
Louis Aragon (French pronunciation:, born Louis Andrieux (October 3, 1897 – December 24, 1982), was a French poet, novelist and editor, a long-time political supporter of the Communist Party and a member of the Académie Goncourt.. French poet novelist and editor
Arapovic, Borislav
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Borislav Arapovic (born Bišina Nevesinje, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 11 April 1935) is a Bosnian - Croatian born poet, linguist, literary scholar and Bible translator. He adopted Swedish nationality and writes in Swedish and Croatian. In 1999 he was elected a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences primarily for his services to minority languages.
Jón Arason (1484 - November 7, 1550) was an Icelandic Roman Catholic bishop and poet, who was executed in his struggle against the imposition of the Protestant Reform in Iceland.
Arce, Manuel Maples
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Manuel Maples Arce (Papantla, Veracruz, México 1898 - 1981) was a Mexican poet, writer, art critic, lawyer and diplomat, especially known as the founder of the Stridentism movement.
Archilochus, or, Archilochos (Ancient Greek : ) (c. 680–c. 645 BC) [ nb 1 ] was a Greek lyric poet from the island of Paros in the Archaic period. He is celebrated for his versatile and innovative use of poetic meters and as the earliest known Greek author to compose almost entirely on the theme of his own emotions and experiences. Alexandrian scholars included him in their canonic list of iambic poets, along with Semonides and Hipponax, yet ancient commentators also numbered him with Tyrtaeus and Callinus as the possible inventor of the elegy. However modern critics often characterize him simply as a lyric poet. Although his work now only survives in fragments, he was revered by the ancient Greeks as one of their most brilliant authors, able to be mentioned in the same breath as Homer and Hesiod, yet he was also censured by them as the archetypal poet of blame —his invectives were even said to have driven his former fiancee and her father to suicide. He presented himself as a man of few illusions either in war or in love, such as in the following elegy, where discretion is seen to be the better part of valour:
Ardalani, Elvia
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Elvia Ardalani or Elvia García Ardalani (born June 4, 1963 in Heroica Matamoros Tamaulipas, Mexico ), is a Mexican writer, poet, and storyteller. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Texas–Pan American, where she teaches Creative Writing and Spanish Literature .
Ott Arder (February 26, 1950, in Tallinn – June 26, 2004, in Kassari ) was an Estonian poet, children's writer and translator. He was also the author of several popular songs and written texts.
Jan Arends (11 September 1738, Dordrecht - 22 April 1805, Dordrecht) was a Dutch painter. He was the brother of the poet Roelof Arends. He was a pupil of J. Ponse, and painted landscapes and marine subjects. He laboured many years at Amsterdam and Middelburg, but returned eventually to Dordrecht, where he died in 1805. He was well skilled in perspective, and practised engraving.
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Tudor Arghezi (Romanian pronunciation: ; May 21, 1880 — July 14, 1967) was a Romanian writer, best known for his contribution to poetry and children's literature. Born Ion N. Theodorescu in Bucharest (where he also died), he explained that his pen name was related to Argesis, the Latin name for the Arges River.. Romanian poet
Arguedas, José María
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José María Arguedas Altamirano (18 January 1911 – 28 November 1969) was a Peruvian novelist, poet, and anthropologist. Arguedas was a mestizo of Spanish and Quechua descent who wrote novels, short stories, and poems in both Spanish and Quechua .
Ariake, Kambara
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Kambara Ariake ( , 15 March 1876 – 3 February 1952) was the pen-name of a Japanese poet and novelist active during the Taisho and Showa periods of Japan .
Aridjis, Homero
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Homero Aridjis (born April 6, 1940) is a Mexican poet, novelist, environmental activist, journalist and diplomat known for his originality and independence.
Ahmed Arif (1927, Diyarbakir - 1991, Ankara ) was a Kurdish poet of Turkey .
Arif, Iftikhar
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Iftikhar Hussain Arif (Urdu : ) commonly known as Iftikhar Arif ( ) (b. March 21, 1943 Lucknow ) is an Urdu poet, scholar and littérateur from Pakistan. His style is romantic Urdu poetry. He has headed Academy Adbiyat (the Pakistan Academy of Letters ) and Muqtadra Quami Zaban (the National Language Authority ). He has been decorated with Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-e-Imtiaz and Presidential Pride of Performance, which are the highest literary awards given by the Government of Pakistan.
Ariosto, Ludovico
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Ludovico Ariosto (8 September 1474 – 6 July 1533) was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic Orlando Furioso (1516). The poem, a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, describes the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Franks as they battle against the Saracens with diversions into many sideplots. Ariosto composed the poem in the ottava rima rhyme scheme and introduced narrative commentary throughout the work.. Italian poet
Arja, Uusitalo
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Arja Uusitalo (born 10 July 1951 in Helsinki ) is a Finnish poet and journalist.
Ali Arman is an Urdu poet hailing from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He started poetry at the age of 14, and joined major literary forums of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in 1990, where he attracted the attention of prominent poets, writers and critics with his unique style. He writes in Urdu, Punjabi and his mother language Pothohari. Arman has created poetry in the forms of ghazal (lyric), nazm (poem), nasri nazm (prose poetry) and taweel nazm (long poem). His first book of poetry was published in March, 1998. Currently residing in the UK, he is an editor of “The Mosaic Journal”, a bilingual magazine containing both Urdu and English literature. Arman’s poetry has been translated into English, French, Spanish and German. He is regarded as an emerging poet by many renowned critics of Urdu poetry. Arman strongly believes in freedom, democracy and human rights and regularly advocated against the military regimes in Pakistan through his poems and articles. Arman's new book of Punjabi/Pothohari poetry titled "Mitti Di Bukkal" have been published recently. This book has been hailed as a major book of Punjabi/Pothohari poetry by readers and critics alike. The book is published in Lahore by "Sanjh Publications".
Armantrout, Rae
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Rae Armantrout (born 13 April 1947) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet generally associated with the Language Poets. Armantrout was born in Vallejo, California but grew up in San Diego. She has published ten books of poetry and has also been featured in a number of major anthologies. Armantrout currently teaches at the University of California, San Diego, where she is Professor of Poetry and Poetics.. American Language poet
Armitage, Simon
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Simon Armitage CBE (born 26 May 1963, Huddersfield) is a British poet, playwright, and novelist.. British poet playwright and novelist
Dan Armon, Israeli poet, was born in Jerusalem in 1948, the year Israel gained independence. He studied literature and theater at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and has published four books of poems.
Armstrong, Martin
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Martin Donisthorpe Armstrong (* 2 October 1882 - † 24 February 1974) was an English writer and poet, known for his stories. He was born in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and educated at Charterhouse and Pembroke College, Cambridge. He served in World War I in the British Army in France - a Private in the Artists' Rifles, he was commissioned into the Middlesex Regiment in 1915 and promoted Lieutenant in 1916. He was included in the final Georgian Poetry anthology.
Arnason, David
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David Arnason (born 1940 Gimli, Manitoba, Canada ) is a Canadian author and poet who lives in Winnipeg, Manitoba, with his partner Mhari Mackintosh.
Arnimal (Kashmiri : ) (18th century) was a leading Kashmiri poet. According to some scholars, many of the verses attributed to poet Habba Khatun actually belong to her.
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An English poet and cultural critic.. British poet and cultural critic
Arnsztajnowa, Franciszka
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Franciszka Arnsztajnowa (in full: Franciszka Hanna Arnsztajnowa ; 19 February 1865 – August 1942) was a well-known and esteemed Polish poet, playwright, and translator of Jewish descent. Much of her creative oeuvre falls within the Young Poland period, stylistically encompassing the twilight of neo-romanticism. She is called "the legend of Lublin ".
Arofan was a 7th Century Welsh language poet.
Arora, Damodar Das
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Damodar Das Arora (Punjabi : , ) was a famous Punjabi poet, belonging to the Jhang District. He is famous for his poetic narration of the tale of Heer Ranjha, which is titled Heer Damodar. This was the first Punjabi language poem about this famous love-legend. He was a contemporary of Heer and Ranjha, and had watched the incident unfold, as he says at one point in his poem:
Jean Arp / Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French, or Alsatian, sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper.
Jean Arp / Hans Arp (16 September 1886 – 7 June 1966) was a German-French, or Alsatian, sculptor, painter, poet and abstract artist in other media such as torn and pasted paper. A German-French sculptor, painter, and poet.. sculptor painter and poet
Arrebo, Anders
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Anders Arrebo (1587 – 1637) was a Danish poet and Lutheran Bishop. He was appointed Bishop to Trondheim in 1618, but had to leave office in 1622. His main contribution to literature is the poem Hexaëmeron.
Arrillaga, Maria
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María Arrillaga is a Puerto Rican poet who has been a professor at the University of Puerto Rico. She taught in the Spanish department on the Rio Piedras campus. She is a member of PEN 's women's committee and a past secretary. She is the author of several collections of poetry. She currently lives in New York City and Old San Juan, Puerto Rico .
Artaud, Antonin
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Antonin Artaud (September 4, 1896, in Marseille – March 4, 1948 in Paris) was a French playwright, poet, actor and theatre director. Antonin is a diminutive form of Antoine "little Anthony", and was among a list of names which Artaud used throughout his writing career.. actor playwright poet essayist
Arteche, Miguel
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Miguel Salinas Arteche (4 June 1926 – 22 July 2012), best known as Miguel Arteche, the name he adopted after legally reversing his maternal and paternal surnames in 1972, was a Chilean poet and novelist. He was born in Nueva Imperial, Cautín, 9th Region, on June 4, 1926, but spent most of his adult life in Santiago, Chile serving in academics. He was also awarded government positions, both in Chile and abroad. His writings appeared first in the Anthology of the Generation of 1950, compiled by Enrique Lafourcade, a well-known Chilean writer.
Artmann, H. C.
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Hans Carl Artmann (12 June 1921 in Vienna – 4 December 2000 in Vienna), also known as Ib Hansen, was (amongst other things) an Austrian-born poet and writer, most popular for his early poems written in Viennese (med ana schwoazzn dintn, 1958), which however, never after were to be the focus of his oeuvre .
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Arunagirinathar was a Tamil poet who lived during the 15th century in Tamil Nadu, India. He was the creator of Tiruppugazh, a book of poems in Tamil in praise of the Hindu God Murugan .
Kenneth Owen Arvidson (born 1938) MA (Auckland ), is a New Zealand poet and academic.
Arzubide, Germán List
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Germán List Arzubide (31 May 1898 – 17 October or 19 October 1998) was a Mexican poet and revolutionary .
Asachi, Gheorghe
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Gheorghe Asachi (Romanian pronunciation:  ['george a'saki], surname also spelled Asaki ; March 1, 1788 – November 12, 1869) was a Moldavian -born Romanian prose writer, poet, painter, historian, dramatist and translator. An Enlightenment -educated polymath and polyglot, he was one of the most influential people of his generation. Asachi was a respected journalist and political figure, as well as active in technical fields such as civil engineering and pedagogy, and, for long, the civil servant charged with overseeing all Moldavian schools. Among his leading achievements were the issuing of Albina Româneasca, a highly influential magazine, and the creation of Academia Mihaileana, which replaced Greek-language education with teaching in Romanian. His literary works combined a taste for Classicism with Romantic tenets, while his version of the literary language relied on archaisms and borrowings from the Moldavian dialect .
Asaga was a 9th-century Digambara Jain poet who wrote in Sanskrit and Kannada language. He is most known for his extant work in Sanskrit, the Vardhaman Charitra (Life of Vardhamana ). This epic poem which runs into eighteen cantos was written in 853 CE. It is the earliest available Sanskrit biography of the last Thirthankara of Jainism, Mahavira. In all, he authored at least eight works in Sanskrit. In Kannada, none of his writings, including the Karnataka Kumarasambhava Kavya, a version of Kalidas 's epic poem Kumarasambhava, that have been referenced by later day poets have survived.
N. Kumaran Asan (Malayalam :) (1873–1924), also known as Mahakavi Kumaran Asan (the prefix Mahakavi, awarded by Madras University in the year 1922, means "great poet" and the suffix Asan means "scholar" or "teacher"), was one of the triumvirate poets of Kerala, South India. He was also a philosopher, a social reformer and a disciple of Sree Narayana Guru .
Ascasubi, Hilario
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Hilario Ascasubi (1807 – November 17, 1875) was an Argentine poet.
An American poet.. American poet; 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Thomas Ashe (1836–1889) was an English poet.
Ashraf, Syed Amin
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Syed Amin Ashraf was a preeminent Urdu Ghazal poet and critic. He earned his Ph.D. in English Literature from Aligarh Muslim University and later served the same Department. He produced three poetic collections and a critical compendium of essays in the form of a book. Several academic awards have been conferred on his poetic anthologies and numerous critical articles/books have come up extolling his poetic artistry. He died on 7 February 2013 (25th Rabiul Awwal 1434H) in Aligarh immediately following a cardiac arrest, and was laid to rest besides his father's grave near the shrine of Hazrat Ashraf Jahangir Semnani at Kichaucha Sharif. [ 20 ] [ 21 ]
Ashraf, Syed Waheed
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Syed Waheed Ashraf is an Indian Sufi, scholar and poet of Persian and Urdu languages. He obtained his B.A., M.A. and PhD (1965) from Aligarh Muslim University. The topic of his PhD dissertation was 'A critical edition of Lataife Ashrafi'. After serving in many universities (Punjabi University at Patiala, M.S. University of Baroda, University of Madras) in India, he retired as Head, Department of Arabic, Persian and Urdu, University of Madras, India, in 1993. Conversant with over half a dozen languages (Pahlavi, Persian, Arabic, Urdu, English, Hindi, Gujarati), he writes in Urdu, Persian and English [ citation needed ] and has authored/edited/compiled over 35 books and numerous research articles. He is a recipient of several awards and honours from within India and abroad. [ 20 ] [ 21 ] [ 22 ] He has focused on upholding and propagating the principles and practices of Sufism.
Ashton Smith, Clark
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Clark Ashton Smith (13 January 1893 – 14 August 1961) was a self-educated American poet, sculptor, painter and author of fantasy, horror and science fiction short stories. He achieved early local recognition, largely through the enthusiasm of George Sterling, for traditional verse in the vein of Swinburne. As a poet, Smith is grouped with the West Coast Romantics (alongside Ambrose Bierce, Joaquin Miller, Sterling, Nora May French, and others) and remembered as 'The Last of the Great Romantics' and 'The Bard of Auburn'. As a member of the Lovecraft circle, (Smith's literary friendship with H. P. Lovecraft lasted from 1922 until Lovecraft's death in 1937), Smith remains second only to Lovecraft in general esteem and importance amongst contributors to the pulp magazine Weird Tales, where some readers objected to his morbidness and violation of pulp traditions. (It has been said of him that "Nobody since Poe has so loved a well-rotted corpse.") His work is marked chiefly by an extraordinarily wide and ornate vocabulary, a cosmic perspective and a vein of sardonic and sometimes ribald humour.. American poet sculptor painter and author
Asiya, Bankidas
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Bankidas Ashiya was a Rajasthani poet and scholar. He was from the Charan family of the Indian state Rajasthan
Abu Nazar Abdul Aziz ibn Mansur Asjadi was a 10th-century and 11th century royal Persian (Tajik ) poet of Ghaznavid empire located in Ghazni province of current Afghanistan .
Anton Aškerc (  pronunciation   (help · info ) ) (9 January 1856 – 10 June 1912) was an ethnic Slovene poet and Roman Catholic priest who worked in Austria, best known for his epic poems .
Anne Askew (née Anne Ayscough, married name Anne Kyme ) (born 1520/1521 – died 16 July 1546) was an English poet and Protestant who was condemned as a heretic. She is the only woman on record known to have been both tortured in the Tower of London and burnt at the stake. She is also one of the earliest female poets to compose in the English language and the first Englishwoman to demand a divorce (especially, as an innocent party on scriptural grounds).
Aslanides, Timoshenko
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Timoshenko Aslanides (born 24 December 1943) is an Australian poet.
Asma’u, Nana
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Nana Asma’u (full name: Nana Asma’u bint Shehu Usman dan Fodiyo, Arabic : ; 1793–1864) was a princess, poet, teacher, and daughter of the founder of the Sokoto Caliphate, Usman dan Fodio. She remains a revered figure in northern Nigeria. Nana Asma’u is held up by some as an example of education and independence of women possible under Islam, and by others as a precursor to modern feminism in Africa.
Adam Asnyk (September 11, 1838 – August 2, 1897), was a Polish poet and dramatist of the Positivist era. Born in Kalisz to a noble szlachta family, he was educated to become an heir of his family's estate. As such he received education at the Institute of Agriculture and Forestry in Marymont and then the Medical Surgeon School in Warsaw. He continued his studies abroad in Breslau, Paris and Heidelberg. In 1862 he returned to Congress Poland and took part in the January Uprising as a freedom fighter against the country's occupation by Russian troops. Because of that he had to flee the Tsarstvo and settled in Heidelberg, where in 1866 he received a doctorate of philosophy. Soon afterwards he returned to Poland and settled in the Austrian-held part of the country, initially in Lwów and then in Kraków .
Aspenström, Werner
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Karl Werner Aspenström (13 November 1918 – 25 January 1997) was a Swedish poet.
Mina Assadi () (born March 12, 1943 in Sari, Iran ) is a poet, author, journalist and songwriter who lives in exile in Stockholm, Sweden .
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Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis (Portuguese:  [w'ki m'i. m'adu d 'sis] ), often known as Machado de Assis, Machado, or Bruxo do Cosme Velho (June 21, 1839 – September 29, 1908), was a Brazilian novelist, poet, playwright, short story writer, and advocate of monarchism. Widely regarded as the greatest writer of Brazilian literature, nevertheless he did not gain widespread popularity outside Brazil in his own lifetime. He was multilingual, having taught himself French, English, German and Greek in later life.
Atashi, Manouchehr
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Manouchehr Atashi (Persian) (September 25, 1931 – November 20, 2005) was a Persian poet, writer, and journalist.
Atherstone, Edwin
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Edwin Atherstone (1788–1872) was a poet and novelist. His works, which were planned on an imposing scale, attracted some temporary attention and applause, but are now forgotten. His chief poem, The Fall of Nineveh, consisting of thirty books, appeared at intervals from 1828 to 1868. He was a close friend and associate of the painter John Martin, whose well-known painting "The Fall of Nineveh" was produced in conjunction with Atherstone's poem.
Atish, Khwaja Haidar Ali
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Khwaja Haider Ali Aatish (1778–1848) (Urdu: ) of Lucknow was an Urdu poet.
Atkinson, Rupert
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Rupert Atkinson (2 February 1881 – 6 February 1961) was an Australian poet .
Atsuo, Masamune
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Masamune Atsuo ( , November 15, 1881 - November 12, 1958) was a researcher of Japanese literature and a poet .
Attar, Farid al-Din
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Abu amid bin Abu Bakr Ibrahim (c. 1145 – c. 1221; Persian : ), better known by his pen-names Farid ud-Din ( ) and Aar (, "the perfumer"), was a Persian Muslim poet, theoretician of Sufism, and hagiographer from Nishapur who had an immense and lasting influence on Persian poetry and Sufism .
Atwood, Margaret
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Margaret Eleanor Atwood, CC, O.Ont, FRSC (born November 18, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, and environmental activist. While she is best known for her work as a novelist, she is also a poet, having published 15 books of poetry to date. Many of her poems have been inspired by myths and fairy tales, which have been interests of hers from an early age. Atwood has published short stories in Tamarack Review, Alphabet, Harper's, CBC Anthology, Ms., Saturday Night, and many other magazines. She has also published four collections of stories and three collections of unclassifiable short prose works.. poet novelist essayist
Auchterlonie, Dorothy
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Dorothy Auchterlonie AO (also known as Dorothy Green ) (28 May 1915 – 21 February 1991) was an English-born Australian academic, literary critic and poet.
Wystan Hugh Auden (/ ' w s t n ' h ju ' d n / ; 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.
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Wystan Hugh Auden (/ ' w s t n ' h ju ' d n / ; 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.
Audiberti, Jacques
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Jacques Audiberti (March 25, 1899 – July 9, 1965) was a French playwright, poet and novelist and exponent of the Theatre of the Absurd .
Aurangabadi, Siraj
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Siraj Aurangabadi (Urdu /: ) was a famous mystic poet. He was born at Aurangabad Maharashtra. His full name was Siraj-ud-Din Aurangabadi .
Aurobindo, Sri
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Sri Aurobindo (Sri Ôrobindo, Bengali : ) (15 August 1872 – 5 December 1950), born Aurobindo Ghosh or Ghose (Ôrobindo Ghosh, Bengali), was an Indian nationalist, freedom fighter, philosopher, yogi, Maharishi, guru and poet. He joined the Indian movement for freedom from British rule, for a while became one of its influential leaders and then turned into a spiritual reformer, introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution.
Decimius Magnus Ausonius (ca. 310 – ca. 395) was a Latin poet and teacher of rhetoric at Burdigala (Bordeaux, France ). For a time he was tutor to the future emperor Gratian, who afterwards bestowed the Consulship on him. His best-known poems are Mosella, a description of the river Moselle, and Ephemeris, an account of a typical day in his life. His many other verses show his concern for his family, friends, teachers and circle of well-to-do acquaintances, and his delight in the technical handling of meter.
Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
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Alfred Austin DL (30 May 1835 – 2 June 1913) was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson .
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Henry Austin Dobson (January 18, 1840 – September 2, 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.. English poet and essayist
David Avidan (Hebrew : ) (February 21, 1934 – May 11, 1995) was an Israeli "poet, painter, filmmaker, publicist, and playwright" (as he often put it). He wrote 20 published books of Hebrew poetry.
Avison, Margaret
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Margaret Avison, OC (April 23, 1918 – July 31, 2007) was a Canadian poet who twice won Canada's Governor General's Award and has also won its Griffin Poetry Prize. "Her work has often been praised for the beauty of its language and images.". Canadian poet
The Avvaiyar s (Tamil : ; English: Respectable Women ) was the title of more than one poet who was active during different periods of Tamil literature. The Avvaiyar were some of the most famous and important female poets of the Tamil canon. Abithana Chintamani states that there were three female poets titled Avvaiyar .
Krayem Maria Awad (born 1948) is a prominent Vienna-based painter, sculptor and poet of Syrian origin.. Vienna-based painter sculptor and poet of Syrian origin
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Warsame Shire Awale (Somali : Warsame Shireh Awaale, Arabic : ) (circa 1951 – 29 October 2012) was a prominent Somali poet, playwright and songwriter. He was assassinated in Mogadishu, Somalia 's capital, becoming the 18th media figure killed in the country in 2012. Islamist militants are believed to have been behind most of the murders.
Awara, Darshan Singh
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Darshan Singh Awara (1906–1982) is an Indian poet, who started writing verse under the impulse of the Indian Freedom Struggle in the early 1920s. The tone and diction of these poems were nationalist revolutionary and they were first published in a volume named Bijii di Tarak (The Lap of Lightning). It was confiscated by the British Government. A second volume was published many years later in 1940 under the title Bhaghawat (Rebellion), followed in 1941 by Main Baghi Han (I am a Rebel). The rebellion at this state has gone from mere political defiance of the British rulers to the more fundamental spiritual rebellion against the belief in an all-pervading divinity and the principles and tactics of institutional religion. Awara saw the variety of religions in India as obstacles in the way not only of the National struggle for freedom but also of basic humanity. He died in 1982.
Sun Axelsson (19 August 1935, in Gothenburg, Sweden – 14 January 2011 ) was a Swedish poet, novelist, translator and journalist.
Gennadiy Nikolaevich Aygi (Russian: , Chuvash: ; 21 August 1934 - 21 February 2006, Moscow) was a Chuvash poet and a translator. His poetry is written both in Chuvash and in Russian.. Russian poet
Ece Ayhan Çaglar (1931, Mugla – July 13, 2002, Izmir ) was a contemporary Turkish poet. He used the name Ece Ayhan in his poems. He is one of the prominent figures of the II. New Movement, however he didn't accept this name and preferred Civilian Poetry. He was openly gay.
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Sadriddin Ayni (Tajik : , Persian : , also Sadriddin Aini ; 27 April 1878 - 15 July 1954) was a Tajik intellectual who wrote poetry, fictional writing, journalism, history and lexicography. He is regarded [ by whom ] as Tajikistan 's national poet and one of the most important writers in the country's history.
Pam Ayres MBE (born 14 March 1947) is an English poet, comedian, songwriter and presenter of radio and television programmes. Her 1975 appearance on the television talent show Opportunity Knocks led to a variety of appearances on TV and radio shows, a one-woman touring stage show and performing before the Queen .
Sir Robert Ayton (also spelt Ayton or Aiton) (1570–1638)[1]was a Scottish poet.
Aytoun, Sir Robert
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Sir Robert Ayton (also spelt Ayton or Aiton ) (1570–1638) was a Scottish poet.
Aytoun, William Edmondstoune
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William Edmondstoune Aytoun FRSE (21 June 1813 – 4 August 1865) was a Scottish lawyer and poet.
A. Ayyappan (27 October 1949 – 21 October 2010) was a Malayalam poet in the modernist period. Born in a wealthy Viswakarma goldsmith 's family, in Nemom, Thiruvanathapuram, Kerala, he became a non-conformist member of reading Malayali families. He had a very tragic childhood. His father, Arumukham, died when he was only one year old, perhaps due to poison. He lost his mother, Muthammal, when he was 15. Ayyappan was supported by his sister Subbalakshmi and his brother-in-law V. Krishnan.
Ayyuqi (Persian : ) was a 10th-century Persian poet. A contemporary of Mahmud of Ghazni, he wrote the epic Varqa u Gulshah ( ) in 2,250 verses, story of the love between a youth named Varqa and a maiden, Golshah. According to the poet himself, the story is based on the Arabic work ‘Orwa wa ‘Afra. The work survives in a unique manuscript at Istanbul (in picture ). He also wroted some qasida s. No reliable information about Ayyuqi has come down. His works are characterized by paired rhyme interspersed with ghazal .
Abid Azad (16 November 1952 – 22 March 2005) was an eminent Bangladeshi Poet, critic and a literary editor. Azad was the author of 19 books of poetry including Ghaser Ghatana (1976), Amar Mon Kemon Kore (1980), Banotaruder Marma (1982), and Shiter Rachanabali (1983).
Humayun Azad (Bengali : ; 28 April 1947 – 11 August 2004) was a Bangladeshi Author, poet, scholar and linguists. He wrote more than seventy titles. He was widely known [ by whom ] for his anti-establishment, anti-religion and anti-military voice and was reputed [ by whom ] for caustic remarks. In 2012, the Government of Bangladesh honored him with Ekushey Padak posthumously.
Idris Azad (Urdu : , born Idrees Ahmad Urdu) on August 7, 1969, is an author, philosopher, novelist, poet, dramatist and columnist. He has written several books on fiction, journalism, critic, poetry, philosophy, mysticism and art.
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Jagan Nath Azad (Urdu : , Hindi : ) (December 5, 1918 – July 24, 2004) was a renowned Urdu poet, writer and academician. A literary giant, Azad penned over 70 books, including poetry collections, epic poems, biographies and travelogues.
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Muhammad bin Hani al Andalusi al Azdi, born in c. 936, became the chief court poet to the Fatimid Caliph Imam, Al Mu'izz. Most of his collected poems are in praise of the Fatimids against the claims of the Abbasids and the Umayyads of Spain. He was also called al Mutanabbi of the West (Arabic) by many of his contemporaries as well as later historians. Ibn Hani was murdered on his way from Egypt in c. 973.
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Manuel Antônio Álvares de Azevedo (September 12, 1831 – April 25, 1852) was a Brazilian Romantic poet, short story writer, playwright and essayist. Adept of what was called in Brazil " Ultra-Romanticism ", his work is characterized by heavy dualism and morbidity, what gave him the epithet of "the Brazilian Lord Byron ".
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Artur Nabantino Gonçalves de Azevedo (7 July 1855 — 22 October 1908) was a Brazilian playwright, short story writer, chronicler, journalist and Parnassian poet. He is famous for consolidating in Brazil the "comedy of customs" genre, initiated by Martins Pena .
Born as Akhtar Hussain Rizvi in a family of landlords of a small town of Uttar Pradesh, Kaifi Azmi was a very renowned Urdu poet of India. Though his father, Syed Fateh Hussain Rizvi was a landlord, he also worked as a Tehsildar in a small state in Uttar Pradesh. Urdu
Rehan Azmi, (born 1958 in Karachi ) is a noted writer of Nohas, a poet and Song writer of Pakistan. His contributions and sincerity got him into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for being the 7th speediest writers of poetry in this world
Abul-Mahasin Abu Bakr Zaynuddin Azraqi (Persian : ) was an 11th-century poet who lived in Persia .
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Kada no Azumamaro ( , February 3, 1669 - August 8, 1736) was a poet and philologist of the early Edo period, who hailed from a scholarly family that for generations had supplied Shinto priests to the Inari shrine in Fushimi. From an early age he studied traditional Japanese poetry, waka, and Shinto thought and belief, and his precocity was such that he was soon employed as poetry tutor to one of the sons of Emperor Reigen (regnabat 1663-1687).