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Paatar, Surjit
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Surjit Patar (Punjabi ) is a renowned Punjabi language writer and poet of East Punjab (India). His poems enjoy immense popularity with the general public and have won high acclaim from critics.
Pacheco, José Emilio
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José Emilio Pacheco Berny (born June 30, 1939 in Mexico City ) is a Mexican poet, essayist, novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the major Mexican poets of the second half of the 20th century. The Berlin International Literature Festival has praised him as "one of the most significant contemporary Latin American poets". In 2009 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize for his literary oeuvre.
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Padgaonkar, Mangesh
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Mangesh Keshav Padgaonkar (Devanagari) is a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India. He was born on March 10, 1929 in Vengurla, Sindhudurg District in Maharashtra. He is married to Yashoda Padgaonkar and has three children, Dr. Ajit Padgaonkar, Abhay Padgaonkar and Anjali Kulkarni.
. American poet essayist fiction writer translator; member of the New York School
Geoffrey Donald Page (born 7 July 1940) is an Australian poet, translator, teacher and jazz enthusiast.
P K Page: Canadian poet. P. K. Page poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, P. K. Page biography.
Patricia Kathleen "P. K." Page, CC   OBC   FRSC (November 23, 1916 – January 14, 2010) was best known as a Canadian poet, though the citation as she was inducted as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada reads "poet, novelist, script writer, playwright, essayist, journalist, librettist, teacher and artist." She was the author of more than thirty published books that include poetry, fiction, travel diaries, essays, children's books, and an autobiography.
Dan Pagis (born on October 16, 1930 – died on July 29, 1986) was an Israeli poet, lecturer and holocaust survivor. He was born in Radauti, Bukovina in Romania and imprisoned as a child in a concentration camp in Ukraine. He escaped in 1944 and in 1946 arrived safely in Israel where he became a schoolteacher in a kibbutz.. Israeli poet holocaust survivor
Pai, M. Govinda
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Manjeshwar Govinda Pai (Kannada : )(1883–1963), also known as Rastrakavi Govinda Pai, was a Kannada poet. He was awarded the first Rashtrakavi title by the Madras Government (Kasaragod district was part of South Kanara district of Madras state prior to the linguistic reorganisation of States on 1 November 1956 ). Rashtrakavi M. Govinda Pai was the one who put Manjeshwar on the literary maps of India.
Paina, Corrado
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Corrado Paina (born 1954) is an Italian poet .
Palacios, Pedro Bonifacio
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Pedro Bonifacio Palacios (May 13, 1854 – February 28, 1917), better known by his sobriquet, Almafuerte, was an Argentine poet .
Palamas, Kostis
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Kostis Palamas (Greek : st aaµ ; 13 January  [ O.S. 8 January]  1859 – 27 February 1943 ) was a Greek poet who wrote the words to the Olympic Hymn. He was a central figure of the Greek literary generation of the 1880s and one of the cofounders of the so-called New Athenian School (or Palamian School, or Second Athenian School) along with Georgios Drosinis, Nikos Kampas, Ioanis Polemis .
. American short story writer poet teacher and political activist
Palladas (flourished 4th century AD) was a Greek poet, who lived in Alexandria, Egypt. All that is known about this poet has been deduced from his 151 epigrams preserved in the Greek Anthology. (Another twenty-three appear in that collection under his name, but his authorship is suspect). His poems describe the persona of a pagan schoolteacher resigned to life in a Christian city, and bitter about his wife to the point of misogyny .
Palmer, Michael
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Michael Palmer (born May 11, 1943; Manhattan, New York) is a contemporary American poet and translator. He attended Harvard University where he earned a BA in French and a MA in Comparative Literature. He has worked extensively with Contemporary dance for over thirty years and has collaborated with many composers and visual artists. Palmer has lived in San Francisco since 1969.. American poet and translator
Palmer, Nettie
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Vance and Nettie Palmer were two of Australia 's best-known literary figures from the 1920s to the 1950s. Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (28 August 1885 – 15 July 1959) was a novelist, dramatist, essayist and critic. Janet Gertrude "Nettie" Palmer (née Higgins ) (18 August 1885 – 19 October 1964) was a poet, essayist and Australia's leading literary critic. Between them they did more to promote Australian literature, particularly (in Nettie's case) literature by women, than anyone else of their generation. [ citation needed ]
Palmer, Nettie
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Vance and Nettie Palmer were two of Australia 's best-known literary figures from the 1920s to the 1950s. Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (28 August 1885 – 15 July 1959) was a novelist, dramatist, essayist and critic. Janet Gertrude "Nettie" Palmer (née Higgins ) (18 August 1885 – 19 October 1964) was a poet, essayist and Australia's leading literary critic. Between them they did more to promote Australian literature, particularly (in Nettie's case) literature by women, than anyone else of their generation. [ citation needed ]
Vance and Nettie Palmer were two of Australia 's best-known literary figures from the 1920s to the 1950s. Edward Vivian "Vance" Palmer (28 August 1885 – 15 July 1959) was a novelist, dramatist, essayist and critic. Janet Gertrude "Nettie" Palmer (née Higgins ) (18 August 1885 – 19 October 1964) was a poet, essayist and Australia's leading literary critic. Between them they did more to promote Australian literature, particularly (in Nettie's case) literature by women, than anyone else of their generation. [ citation needed ]
Paludan-Müller, Frederik
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Frederik Paludan-Müller (February 7, 1809 - December 27, 1876) was a Danish poet, the third son of Jens Paludan-Müller and born in Kerteminde, on the Island of Fyn .
Pampa, Adikavi
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Pampa (Kannada : , 902 CE -941 CE), called by the honorific Adikavi ( "Original Poet") was a Kannada poet. He is known even today for his philosophical beliefs. A court poet of Chalukya King Arikesari II, a Rashtrakuta feudatory, he is most known for his epics, Vikramarjuna Vijaya or Pampa Bharata and the Adipurana, both written in the Champu style, which he created and served as the model for all future works in Kannada.
Panchbhai, Bhau
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Bhau Panchabhai is a Marathi poet, writer, and dalit activist. Panchbhai is best known for his first poetry collection Hunkaar Vadaalnche () for which he was awarded by Government of Maharashtra for best poetry collection that year. [ when ] He lives in Nagpur. He is a lawyer by profession. His poetry is considered as a prototype of Dalit poetry and is translated in various languages including English. He lives at Nagpur and works as a lawyer.
Panday 'Dhoomil', Sudama
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poet known for his revolutionary writings and 'protest-poetry
Pandit, Keshav
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Keshav Swami Purohit (died 1690), also known as Keshav Pandit or Keshav Bhat Pandit, was Chhatrapati Shivaji ’s Rajpurohit (Religious chief) and a Sanskrit scholar and poet of his times. He was also the ‘Rajpurohit’ and Danadhyaksha of Chhatrapati Sambhaji and Chhatrapati Rajaram. Sambhaji 's schooling took place under his guidance.
Pandit, Raghunath
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Raghunath Pandit was a Marathi poet who was active around the year 1800.
Pandoravi, Ratan
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Rattan Pandoravi (Urdu) as pen name born Rala Ram (Urdu) on July 7, 1907 - died 1998, was an Urdu poet and scholar from India.
Panero, Leopoldo
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Leopoldo Panero, Spanish poet born in Astorga in 1909 and deceased in 1962. Father of the poets Leopoldo María Panero and Juan Luis Panero .
Panero, Leopoldo María
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Leopoldo María Panero (born Madrid, 1948), is a Spanish poet, commonly placed in the Novísimos group.
Panicker, K. Ayyappa
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Dr K. Ayyappa Paniker, sometimes spelt "Ayyappa Panicker" (September 12, 1930 – August 23, 2006) was an influential Malayalam poet, literary critic, and an academic and a scholar in modern and post-modern literary theories as well as ancient Indian aesthetics and literary traditions. He was one of the pioneers of modernism in Malayalam poetry, where his seminal works like Kurukshethram (1960), considered a turning point in Malayalam poetry, Ayyappapanikkarude Krithikal and Chintha and several essays were an important influence on the playwrights of his generation.
Anton Pann (born Antonie Pantoleon-Petroveanu, and also mentioned as Anton Pantoleon or Petrovici ; 1790s—2 November 1854), was an Ottoman -born Wallachian composer, musicologist, and Romanian-language poet, also noted for his activities as a printer, translator, and schoolteacher. Pann was an influential folklorist and collector of proverbs, as well as a lexicographer and textbook author.
Pant, Sumitranandan
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Chhayavaad poetry, verse plays and essays
Pantano, Daniele
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Daniele Pantano (born February 10, 1976) is a poet, translator, editor, and scholar. He was born in Langenthal, Switzerland, of Sicilian and German parentage. Pantano holds degrees in philosophy, literature, and creative writing. He is the American editor of Härter, a prominent German literary magazine, Publisher/Faculty Advisor of Black Market Review, Translations Editor of The Adirondack Review, and former editor of Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art, Poems Niederngasse, and The M.A.G. Pantano divides his time between Switzerland, the United States, and England. He has taught at the University of South Florida and, as Visiting Poet-in-Residence, at Florida Southern College. Since 2008, he is Senior Lecturer and Director of Creative Writing at Edge Hill University, England.. Swiss poet literary translator editor and scholar
Paor, Louis de
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Louis de Paor (born 1961) is a well-known poet in the Irish language. Born in Cork in 1961 and educated at Coláiste an Spioraid Naoimh, de Paor edited the Irish language journal Innti, founded in 1970 by Michael Davitt, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, Liam Ó Muirthile and Gabriel Rosenstock. He was awarded a PhD in Modern Irish from the National University of Ireland in 1986 for his thesis on Máirtín Ó Cadhain .
Papasquiaro, Mario Santiago
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Mario Santiago Papasquiaro is the pen name of José Alfredo Zendejas Pineda (Mexico City, December 25, 1953–1998). Mexican poet and co-founder of the infrarrealista poetry movement.
Paradissis, Aristides
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Aristides Paradissis (1923-2006) was an Australian poet and professor.
Paranjape, Makarand
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Makarand Paranjape (born 31 August 1960) is an Indian poet and professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi, India.
Paraske, Larin
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Larin Paraske (December 27, 1833–January 3, 1904) was an Izhorian oral poet. She is considered a key figure in Finnish folk poetry and has been called the "Finnish Mnemosyne ". Her frequent listeners included several romantic nationalist artists, such as Jean Sibelius, seeking inspiration from her interpretations of Kalevala, an epic poem compiled from Finnish folklore by Elias Lönnrot.
Parbati, Fareed
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Fareed Parbati (Urdu) born Ghulam Nabi Bhat (Urdu : ) on 4 August 1961 died 14 December 2011, was a Urdu language poet and writer from Kashmir. He has written many books including poetry. He wrote in the form of poetry ghazal and Ruba'i. He was honoured with several awards including award by Academy of Art, Culture and Languages to recognise his literary work..
Parini, Giuseppe
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Giuseppe Parini (23 May 1729 – 15 August 1799) was an Italian Enlightenment satirist and poet of the neoclassic period.
Parker, Dorothy
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. American poet short story writer critic and satirist
Parks Hitchcock, George
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George Parks Hitchcock (June 2, 1914 – August 27, 2010) was an American actor, poet, playwright, teacher, labor activist, publisher, and painter. He is best known for creating Kayak, a poetry magazine that he published as a one-man operation from 1964 to 1984. Equally important, Hitchcock published writers under the "Kayak" imprint including the first two books by Charles Simic, second books by Philip Levine and Raymond Carver, translations by W.S. Merwin, and early books by Robert Bly and James Tate.. American actor poet playwright teacher labor activist publisher and painter
Thomas Parnell
Parnell, Thomas
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Thomas Parnell (11 September 1679 – 24 October 1718) was a poet and clergyman, born in Dublin and educated at Trinity College, Dublin. He was a friend of both Alexander Pope and Jonathan Swift. He participated in the Scriblerus Club, contributing to The Spectator, and he also aided Pope in his translation of The Iliad. He was one of the so-called "Graveyard poets": his 'A Night-Piece on Death,' widely considered the first "Graveyard School" poem, was published posthumously in Poems on Several Occasions, collected and edited by Alexander Pope and is thought by some scholars to have been published in December of 1721 (although dated in 1722 on its title page, the year accepted by The Concise Oxford Chronology of English Literature; see 1721 in poetry, 1722 in poetry).. Irish poet and clergyman
Parny, Évariste de
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Évariste Desiré de Forges, vicomte de Parny (February 6, 1753 – December 5, 1814) was a French poet.
Parra, Nicanor
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Nicanor Parra Sandoval (born September 5, 1914) is a mathematician and poet born in San Fabián de Alico, Chile, who has been considered to be a popular poet in Chile with enormous influence and popularity in Latin America, and also considered one of the most important poets of the Spanish language literature. He describes himself as an "anti-poet," due to his distaste for standard poetic pomp and function—after recitations he would exclaim Me retracto de todo lo dicho, or, "I take back everything I said".. Chilean mathematician and poet
Parthasarathy, R.
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R. Parthasarathy (born 1934) is an Indian poet, translator, critic, and editor.
Vesna Parun (pronounced  [vêsna pârun] ; 10 April 1922 – 25 October 2010) was a Croatian poet .
Pascoli, Giovanni
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Giovanni Placido Agostino Pascoli (December 31, 1855—April 6, 1912) was an Italian poet and classical scholar.. Italian poet
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
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Pier Paolo Pasolini (Italian:  ['pjr 'paolo pazo'lini] ; 5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975) was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual. Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure. He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process. While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art. American literary critic Harold Bloom considers Pasolini to be a major European poet and a major voice in 20th-century poetry, including his works in his collection of the Western canon .
Pasos, Joaquín
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Joaquín Pasos (May 14, 1914—January 20, 1947) was a Nicaraguan poet, narrator, and essayist. He was one of the leading figures of the national Vanguardia literary movement. The poem Pasos is best known for was his Canto de guerra de las cosas (The song of the war of things) poem.
John Pass (born 1947 in Sheffield, England ) is a Canadian poet. He has lived in Canada since 1953, and was educated at the University of British Columbia .
Linda Pastan (born May 27, 1932 in New York) is an American poet of Jewish background. From 1991–1995 she was Poet Laureate of Maryland. She is known for writing short poems that address topics like family life, domesticity, motherhood, the female experience, aging, death, loss and the fear of loss, as well as the fragility of life and relationships.
Pasternak, Boris
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. Russian poet novelist and literary translator
Pasternak, Leon
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Leon Pasternak (12 August 1910, Lemberg, Austro-Hungarian Empire (soon became Lwow, Poland, now Lviv, Ukraine ) - 14 November 1969 Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish poet and satirist. His Jewish family came to Poland in the 1880s from the town of Tula, Russia, which was outside the Jewish Pale of Settlement, where Jews usually were not allowed to reside.
Patchen, Kenneth
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. American poet and novelist
Gieve Patel (born 1940) is an Indian poet, playwright, painter, as well as a practicing doctor based in Mumbai.
Ravji Patel (1939–1968) was a modernist poet and novelist in Gujarati. He was born in Vallavpura village in Kheda District of Gujarat. His only collection was published posthumously titled 'Angat' (1971).
Paterson, Andrew Barton
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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales, where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's more notable poems include " Waltzing Matilda ", " The Man from Snowy River " and " Clancy of the Overflow ".
Paterson, Andrew Barton
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Andrew Barton Paterson: Australian poet. Andrew Barton Paterson poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Andrew Barton Paterson biography.
Paterson, Andrew Barton 'Banjo'
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Andrew Barton "Banjo" Paterson OBE (17 February 1864 – 5 February 1941) was an Australian bush poet, journalist and author. He wrote many ballads and poems about Australian life, focusing particularly on the rural and outback areas, including the district around Binalong, New South Wales, where he spent much of his childhood. Paterson's more notable poems include " Waltzing Matilda ", " The Man from Snowy River " and " Clancy of the Overflow ".
. Scottish poet writer and musician
Patmore, Coventry
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. English poet and critic
Patri, Purnendu
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Purnendu Patri () (2 February 1933–19 March 1997) was an Indian poet of Bengali origin. He was born in Howrah in West Bengal. He was a noted short-story writer and a critic. One of his story collection is known as 'Staliner Raaa' and a book on Rabindranath is titled 'Amar Rabindranath'. He also has a wife, a son, and 3 daughters.
Brian Patten (born 7 February 1946, Liverpool) is an English poet.. English poet
Pau-Llosa, Ricardo
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Ricardo Pau-Llosa (born May 17, 1954 in Havana, Cuba, lived in the United States since December 1960) is a Cuban - American poet, art critic of Latin American art in the US and Europe, and author of short fiction.
Jean Paul (21 March 1763 – 14 November 1825), born Johann Paul Richter, was a German Romantic writer, best known for his humorous novels and stories.
Paul Blood, Benjamin
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Benjamin Paul Blood (1832–1919) was an American philosopher and poet.. American philosopher and poet
Thomas Neilson Paulin (born 25 January 1949, Leeds, England) is a Northern Irish poet and critic of film, music and literature. He lives in England, where he is the GM Young Lecturer in English Literature at Hertford College, Oxford .
Paunescu, Adrian
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Adrian Paunescu (20 July 1943 – 5 November 2010) was a Romanian poet, journalist, and politician. Though criticised for praising dictator Nicolae Ceausescu, Paunescu was called "Romania's most famous poet" in an Associated Press story, quoted by the New York Times .
Pavalar, Sheikh Thambi
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Sheikh Thambi Pavalar (Tamil : ) (1874–1950) was a Tamil poet, scholar and an Indian independence activist. He was born on 31 July 1874 as the third son of Pakeer Meeran sahib and Ameena. He had his earlier education at Edalakudy. He was also a good orator. He learned Arabic language in his early age and was a disciple of Sankaranarayana Pattariar, a Tamil scholar lived in Kottar. He was well versed in ‘Kamba Ramayana’. In the year 1859, he worked as the editor of two Tamil magazines namely ‘Yatharthavadhi’ and ‘Islamic Mithran’ in Chennai. He wrote and published books - Kottatru Pillai Tamil, Alahappa Kovai, Pathirruppaththu Anthathi, Deavalogathu criminal case, Vedantha vivahara criminal case and also wrote commentaries of ‘Seerapuranam’, which contained 5,027 poems.
Pavese, Cesare
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Cesare Pavese (9 September 1908 – 27 August 1950) was an Italian poet, novelist, literary critic and translator; he is widely considered among the major authors of the 20th century in his home country.. Italian poet novelist literary critic and translator
Pavulyak, Yaroslav
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Yaroslav Ivanovych Pavulyak (Ukrainian : I ; 30 April 1948 – 25 November 2010), also known as "Iaroslav Pavuliak", was a Ukrainian poet.
Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, Maria
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Maria Pawlikowska-Jasnorzewska, née Kossak (24 November 1891 – 9 July 1945), was a Polish poet known as the Polish Sappho and "queen of lyrical poetry" of Poland's interwar period. Fluent in French, English, and German, she married three times and lived the life of a world traveller.
Payam (Haloo), Mohammad Reza Ali
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Mohammad Reza Ali Payam () also known as Haloo is an Iranian poet and satirist. He is currently a political prisoner of the Iranian government. He has spoken extensively though the medium of satire and poetry against injustice and corruption. In 2012 he published a new poem about the Evin Prison where was being held.
Payne Brennan, Joseph
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Joseph Payne Brennan (December 20, 1918 – January 28, 1990) was an American writer of fantasy and horror fiction, and also a poet. He lived most of his life in New Haven, Connecticut, and worked at the Yale Library for over 40 years.. American poet writer of fantasy and horror fiction
A Mexican writer, poet, and diplomat, and the winner of the 1990 Nobel Prize in Literature.. Mexican writer poet and diplomat
Peacock, Molly
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Molly Peacock (born 1947) is an American-Canadian poet, essayist and creative nonfiction writer. She is an alumna of Binghamton University .
Patrick Pearse
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Patrick Henry Pearse (also known as Pádraig Pearse; Irish: Pádraig Anraí Mac Piarais; An Piarsach; 10 November 1879 – 3 May 1916) was an Irish teacher, barrister, poet, writer, nationalist and political activist who was one of the leaders of the Easter Rising in 1916. He was declared "President of the Provisional Government" of the Irish Republic in one of the bulletins issued by the Rising's leaders, a status that was however disputed by others associated with the rebellion both then and subsequently. Following the collapse of the Rising and the execution of Pearse, along with his brother (Willie Pearse) and fourteen other leaders, Pearse came to be seen by many as the embodiment of the rebellion.. Irish teacher barrister poet writer nationalist and political activist; a leader of the Easter Rising
Pedroni, José
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José Bartholomew Pedroni Fantino (September 21, 1899 - 4 February 1968) was an Argentine poet.
Charles Péguy
Péguy, Charles
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Charles Péguy (January 7, 1873 – September 4, 1914) was a noted French poet, essayist, and editor. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism, but by 1908 at the latest, after years of uneasy agnosticism, he had become a devout but non-practicing Roman Catholic. From that time, Catholicism strongly influenced his works.. French poet essayist and editor
Peirce, Kathleen
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Kathleen Peirce (born 1956 Moline, Illinois) is an American poet.. American poet
Peixoto, Alvarenga
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Inácio José de Alvarenga Peixoto (1744 — 1793) was a Colonial Brazilian Neoclassic poet and a lawyer. He wrote under the pen name Eureste Fenício .
Pellegrini, Aldo
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Aldo Pellegrini (Rosario, Santa Fe 1903–1973), was an Argentine poet, essayist and art critic.
Pellinen, Jyrki
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Jyrki Pellinen (born 1940) is a Finnish writer, poet and visual artist. He is recipient of the Eino Leino Prize in 1988.
Peña, Horacio
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Horacio Peña (born 1936 in Managua, Nicaragua ) is a professor, writer, and poet.
Peñaloza, Gabino Coria
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Gabino Coria Peñaloza (February 19, 1881 — October 31, 1975) was an Argentine poet and lyricist.
Penllyn, Ieuan ap Tudur
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Ieuan ap Tudur Penllyn (fl. 1480) was a Welsh poet of the late mediaeval period.
Penllyn, Tudur
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Tudur Penllyn (fl. c. 1420 – 1490) was a Welsh language poet during the time of the Beirdd yr Uchelwyr, the professional poets of the late Middle Ages.
Penn, Alexander
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Alexander Penn (Hebrew : , Russian : ; 1906 – April 1972) was an Israeli poet.
Sam Pereira, American poet
Pereira, Vivek
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Vivek Pereira is an Indian poet and writer who lives in Mumbai, Maharashtra. His book Rose Gardens and Minefields is a compilation of poems, short stories and essays. This work was published by Leadstart Publishing in 2010.
Péret, Benjamin
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Benjamin Péret (4 July 1899 – 18 September 1959) was a French poet, Parisian Dadaist and a founder and central member of the French Surrealist movement with his avid use of Surrealist automatism .
Pérez, Rigoberto López
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Rigoberto López Pérez (May 13, 1929 – September 21, 1956) was a Nicaraguan poet and music composer. He was the assassin of Anastasio Somoza García, the longtime dictator of Nicaragua .
Perillo, Lucia
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Lucia Perillo, American poet
Perlongher, Néstor
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Néstor Osvaldo Perlongher (24 December 1949 Avellaneda, Buenos Aires - 26 November 1992 São Paulo ) was an Argentine poet, and anthropologist .
Dr. Grace Perry (February 3, 1927 – 1987) was an Australian poet, playwright and founder and editor of the South Head Press and Poetry Australia magazine. Her press and magazine provided launching pads for many noted Australian poets such as Bruce Beaver, Les Murray (poet), John Tranter and John Millett .
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Sasenarine Persaud is an essayist, novelist, short story writer, and poet. He is the author of twelve books: nine poetry collections, two novels, and a book of short stories. His latest books are, Lantana Strangling Ixora, TSAR Books (Toronto, Fall 2011), Unclosed Entrances: Selected Poems, (Caribbean Press, Warwick & Georgetown, 2011) and In a Boston Night, TSAR Publications (Toronto, Fall 2008). He was born in Guyana and has lived for several years in Canada. He has served as a Vice-President and chair of the membership committee of the League of Canadian Poets, as a director on the Board of Directors of the Scarborough Arts Council (Toronto), and on juries for the Toronto Arts Council and the Ontario Arts Council. He presently resides in Tampa, Florida .
Perse, Saint-John
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Saint-John Perse (also Saint-Leger Leger ; pseudonyms of Alexis Leger ) (31 May 1887–20 September 1975) was a French poet, awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1960 "for the soaring flight and evocative imagery of his poetry." He was also a major French diplomat from 1914 to 1940, after which he lived primarily in the United States until 1967.
Persius, in full Aulus Persius Flaccus (Volterra, 34–62), was a Roman poet and satirist of Etruscan origin. In his works, poems and satires, he shows a stoic wisdom and a strong criticism for the abuses of his contemporaries. His works, which became very popular in the Middle Ages, were published after his death by his friend and mentor the stoic philosopher Lucius Annaeus Cornutus .
Pessoa, Fernando
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Peters, Robert
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Robert Louis Peters is a poet, critic, scholar, playwright, editor, and actor born in an impoverished rural area of northern Wisconsin in 1924. He holds a Ph.D in Victorian literature. His poetry career began in 1967 when his young son Richard died unexpectedly of spinal meningitis. The book commemorating this loss, Songs for a Son, was selected by poet Denise Levertov to be published by W.W. Norton in 1967, and it still remains in print. Songs for a Son began a flood of poetry.. American poet critic scholar playwright editor and actor
Peterson, Kristjan Jaak
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Kristjan Jaak Peterson (March 14  [ O.S. March 2]  1801, Riga - August 4  [ O.S. July 23]  1822, Riga) also known as Christian Jacob Petersohn, was an Estonian poet, commonly regarded as a herald of Estonian national literature and the founder of modern Estonian poetry. His literary career was cut short by the tuberculosis that killed him at the age of 21. His birthday on March 14 is celebrated in Estonia as the Mother Tongue Day.
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Pascale Petit (born in Paris in 1953) is a poet. She grew up in France and Wales. She trained as a sculptor at the Royal College of Art and was a visual artist for the first part of her life. She has travelled widely, particularly in the Venezuelan Amazon and China but also Mexico, Kazakhstan, Nepal and Israel.. French Welsh poet artist
Petrarca, Francesco
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Francesco Petrarca (Petrarch in English; July 20, 1304 – July 19, 1374) was an Aretine scholar and poet in Renaissance Italy, and one of the earliest humanists. Petrarch's rediscovery of Cicero 's letters is often credited for initiating the 14th-century Renaissance. Petrarch is often called the "Father of Humanism". In the 16th century, Pietro Bembo created the model for the modern Italian language based on Petrarch's works, as well as those of Giovanni Boccaccio, and, to a lesser extent, Dante Alighieri. Petrarch would be later endorsed as a model for Italian style by the Accademia della Crusca. Petrarch's sonnets were admired and imitated throughout Europe during the Renaissance and became a model for lyrical poetry. He is also known for being the first to develop the concept of the " Dark Ages ".
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Petrarch, or Petrarca, (1304-1374) a poet, historian, and scholar, Petrarch was absorbed with the classics and introduced them to his contemporaries. He is seen as a forerunner of the Renaissance. He was a great letter writer, and wrote some odd letters to dead figures of the past. Here are some samples
Marta Petreu is the pen name of Rodica Marta Vartic, née Rodica Crisan (born March 14, 1955), a Romanian philosopher, literary critic, essayist and poet. A professor of Philosophy at the Babes-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, she has published eight books of essays and seven of poetry, and is the editor of the monthly magazine Apostrof. Petreu is also noted as a historian of fascism, which she notably dealt with in her book about the controversial stances of philosopher Emil Cioran (An Infamous Past: E. M. Cioran and the Rise of Fascism in Romania, 1999).
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Petar II Petrovic-Njegoš (Serbian Cyrillic : II , pronounced  [pêtar drûgi petroit êgo] ; 13 November 1813 – 31 October 1851) was the Prince-Bishop of Montenegro, the Serbian Orthodox Metropolitan of Cetinje and a philosopher and poet, who, through his establishment of Montenegrin secular organs, is considered to have been responsible for the secularization of Montenegro.
Pfefferle, W. T.
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W.T. Pfefferle is an author and poet born in 1962 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, but who was based in Texas for many years. His half-sister is the noted Canadian landscape photographer, Camille Wolfson-Pfefferle.
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Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer (born 17 January 1968, Rijswijk ), Dutch poet, novelist, polemicist and classical scholar, was born in Rijswijk, Netherlands, and having studied, lived and worked in Leiden, he moved permanently to Genoa, Italy, in 2008.
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Marlene Nourbese Philip (born 3 February 1947), usually credited as M. NourbeSe Philip, is a Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and short story writer.
Philips, Ambrose
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Ambrose Philips (1674 – 18 June 1749) was an English poet and politician.. English poet and politician
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Katherine Philips was an Anglo-Welsh poet.. Anglo-Welsh poet
Ben Phillips (born 1947) is a U.S.-born Canadian poet, teacher and publisher.
Phillips, Utah
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Bruce Duncan "Utah" Phillips (May 15, 1935 – May 23, 2008) was a labor organizer, folk singer, storyteller, poet and the "Golden Voice of the Great Southwest". He described the struggles of labor unions and the power of direct action, self-identifying as an anarchist. He often promoted the Industrial Workers of the World in his music, actions, and words.
Wanda Phipps (born November 7, 1960) is a writer living in Brooklyn, New York. She was born in Washington, D.C. and studied theater and English literature at Barnard College of Columbia University in New York City, acting at American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, CA and poetry at Naropa Institute in Boulder, CO.
Phookan, Nilmani
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Nilmani Phookan (Assamese : ; born 1933) is an Indian poet in Assamese language and an academic. His work replete with symbolism, is inspired by French symbolism and is representative of the genre in Assamese poetry. His notable works include Surya Henu Nami Ahe Ei Nodiyedi, Gulapi Jamur Lagna, Kobita
Tanwir Phool, or Tanwiruddin Ahmad Phool (born 1948 in Muzaffarpur, India) is the pen name of Tanwiruddin Ahmad Siddiqui, a Pakistani author and poet, writing in Urdu and English.. English & Urdu Pakistani poet
Siôn Phylip (1543–1620) was a Welsh language poet from the Ardudwy region of Gwynedd. In 1568, Sion was ordained as a master poet at the second Caerwys Eisteddfod .
Picchia, Menotti del
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Paulo Menotti Del Picchia (March 20, 1892 — August 23, 1988) was a Brazilian poet, journalist, and painter. He is associated with the Generation of 1922, the first generation of Brazilian modernists .
Alison Pick (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and poet. She has published two novels and two collections of poetry.
Tom Pickard (born 1946, Newcastle upon Tyne, England ) is a poet, and documentary film maker who was an important initiator of the movement known as the British Poetry Revival .
Piepzna-Samarasinha, Leah Lakshmi
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Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (b. April 21, 1975 in Worcester, Massachusetts ) is a Toronto -based poet, writer, educator and social activist. Her writing and performance art focuses on documenting the stories of queer and trans people of color, abuse survivors, mixed-race people and diasporic South Asians and Sri Lankans. A central concern of her work is the interconnection of systems of colonialism, abuse and violence.
Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936 ) is an American poet, novelist, and social activist. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Gone to Soldiers, a sweeping historical novel set during World War II.
Pignatari, Décio
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Décio Pignatari (August 20, 1927 – December 2, 2012) was a Brazilian poet, essayist and translator.
Pillai, Changampuzha Krishna
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Changampuzha Krishna Pillai (Malayalam : ) (11 October 1911 – 17 June 1948) was a celebrated Malayalam poet from Kerala, India, known almost exclusively [ citation needed ] for his romantic elegy Ramanan (Malayalam ) which was written in 1936 and sold over 100,000 copies [ citation needed ]. It is a play writtern in the form of verse. It is a long pastoral elegy allegedly based on the life of Changampuzha's friend Edappally Raghavan Pillai. This has also been converted into a movie in 1967. He is credited with bringing poetry to the masses with his simple romantic style. He died of Tuberculosis at a young age of 36. His style influenced the next few generations of Malayalam poetry.
Pillai, Edappalli Raghavan
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Edappally Raghavan Pillai (Malayalam : ) (30 May 1909 – 4 July 1936) was a romantic Malayalam poet. He along with his close friend Changampuzha Krishna Pillai brought in a new breath of life into the Malayalam poetry of the 1930s. They are considered as Shelley and Keats of Malayalm poetry. In the history of poetries, perhaps in any language, the poem titled 'Ramanan' written by late 'Mahakavi' Changampuzha Krishna Pillai broke all records in its circulation and readership. It was first published in 1937 and within eight years 15 times it had to be reprinted, with thousands of copies in every reprint. (As on today 52 reprints have been brought out and lakhs of copies sold). People even wrote down completely in their own hand since the copies were not available in the market. This pastoral elegy, first of its kind in Malayalam language, was written by Changampuzha in memory of his friend and poet Edappally Raghavan Pillai. A short lived Raghavan Pillai is recognised as a poet with his notable contributions.
Pillai, K.C. Kesava
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K. C. Kesava Pillai (1868–1914) was a composer of Carnatic music, Poet Laureate of Travancore and made contributions to Malayalam literature
Pillai, Kavimani Desigavinayagam
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Kavimani Desigavinayagam Pillai (July 27, 1876 – September 26, 1954) was an eminent Tamil poet.
Ion Pillat (March 31, 1891, Bucharest – April 17, 1945, Bucharest ) was a distinguished Romanian poet. He is best known for his volume Pe Arges în sus (Upstream on the Arges ) and Poeme într-un vers (One-line poems ).
Pilon, Jean-Guy
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Jean-Guy Pilon, OC   CQ   FRSC (born 12 November 1930) is a Quebec poet.
Pindar (Ancient Greek : da, Pindaros, pronounced  [píndaros] ; Latin : Pindarus ) (c. 522–443 BC), was an Ancient Greek lyric poet from Thebes. Of the canonical nine lyric poets of ancient Greece, his work is the best preserved. Quintilian wrote, "Of the nine lyric poets, Pindar is by far the greatest, in virtue of his inspired magnificence, the beauty of his thoughts and figures, the rich exuberance of his language and matter, and his rolling flood of eloquence, characteristics which, as Horace rightly held, make him inimitable." His poems however can also seem difficult and even peculiar. The Athenian comic playwright Eupolis once remarked that they "are already reduced to silence by the disinclination of the multitude for elegant learning". Some scholars in the modern age also found his poetry perplexing, at least up until the discovery in 1896 of some poems by his rival Bacchylides, when comparisons of their work showed that many of Pindar's idiosyncrasies are typical of archaic genres rather than of the poet himself. The brilliance of his poetry then began to be more widely appreciated. However his style still challenges the casual reader and he continues to be a much admired though largely unread poet.
Piñera, Virgilio
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Virgilio Piñera Llera (August 4, 1912 – October 18, 1979) was a Cuban author, playwright, poet, short-story writer, and essayist.
Pinkas, Israel
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Israel Pincas (Hebrew) (born January 28, 1935) is an Israeli poet.
Pinsky, Robert
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. American poet essayist literary critic and translator; 1997–2000 US Poet Laureate
Pinter, Harold
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Harold Pinter, CH, CBE (10 October 1930 – 24 December 2008) was a Nobel Prize -winning English playwright, screenwriter, director and actor. One of the most influential modern British dramatists, his writing career spanned more than 50 years. His best-known plays include The Birthday Party (1957), The Homecoming (1964), and Betrayal (1978), each of which he adapted for the screen. His screenplay adaptations of others' works include The Servant (1963), The Go-Between (1970), The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981), The Trial (1993), and Sleuth (2007). He also directed or acted in radio, stage, television, and film productions of his own and others' works.
Mark Pirie (born 30 April 1974) is a New Zealand poet, writer, literary critic, anthologist, publisher, and editor. He is best known for his Generation X New Zealand anthology The NeXt Wave, which included an 8,000 word introduction (1998), the literary journals JAAM (Just Another Art Movement) and broadsheet, a book cover photo series of tributes to famous rock albums, and the small press HeadworX Publishers in Wellington, New Zealand. He has authored or edited more than 40 of his own books and published more than 50 books with HeadworX, including work by well known New Zealand poets Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, Harry Ricketts, Alistair Paterson, Riemke Ensing, Tony Beyer, Harvey McQueen, Andrew Fagan, Richard Von Sturmer and the Israeli author/painter/diplomat Moshé Liba.
Pitt, Marie E. J.
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Marie Elizabeth Josephine Pitt (6 August 1869 – 20 May 1948) was an Australian poet and socialist activist, also journalist and Unitarian. Pitt wrote very highly coloured nature poetry, once much anthologised; and also wrote poetry in support of the socialist and labour movements. Marie Pitt was the companion of fellow poet and socialist Bernard O'Dowd .
Emma Thomas "Ruth" Pitter, CBE, FRSL (7 November 1897 - 29 February 1992) was a 20th century British poet.. British poet; first woman to receive the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry 1955
Al Pittman (April 11, 1940 – August 26, 2001) was a poet and playwright from Newfoundland and Labrador .
Anna Piutti: Italian poet. Anna Piutti poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Anna Piutti biography.
Roberto Piva (September 25, 1937, São Paulo – July 3, 2010, São Paulo) was a Brazilian poet and writer. He died from complications from Parkinson's disease .
Pizarnik, Alejandra
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Alejandra Pizarnik (April 29, 1936 – September 25, 1972) was an Argentine poet.
Pizer, Marjorie
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Marjorie Pizer (born 1920) is an Australian poet .
Josefina Pla (9 November 1903 in Isla de Lobos, Canary Island, Spain – 11 January 1999 in Asunción, Paraguay ) was a Spanish poet, playwright, art critic, painter and journalist.
Ted Plantos (1943–2001) was a Canadian poet, writer, editor and promoter of Canadian literature.
An American poet, novelist, short story writer, and essayist.. American poet novelist and short story writer; 1982 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry first to receive the honor posthumously
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Shmuel Yefimovich Plavnik (Samuil Jafimowicz Plaunik, Belarusian : ; April 23, 1886 – November 3, 1941), better known by the pen name Zmitrok Biadula, (Belarusian: ), was a famous Jewish Belarusian poet, prose writer, cultural worker, and political activist in the Belarusian independence movement.
Plessis, Koos du
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Jacobus (Koos) Johannes du Plessis (10 May 1945 – 15 January 1984) was a prominent South African singer-songwriter and poet, colloquially known as Koos Doep. Although he received critical acclaim for much of his work, he became best known for the runaway success of a rendition of his song Kinders van die Wind (Children of the Wind ) by Laurika Rauch.
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Phil du Plessis, Afrikaans poet, musician and medical doctor, was born as Johannes du Plessis at Fouriesburg, in the Free State, South Africa, on 22 March 1944, and died in Cape Town on 28 November 2011. Following the appearance of his first anthology he was hailed by Andre Brink as the spokesman for an underground ‘Sixties’ group in Afrikaans poetry. Something of a Renaissance man, a leader of an Afrikaans avant-garde, his work was experimental, latterly integrating poetry and art.
Plomer, William
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William Charles Franklyn Plomer CBE (he pronounced the surname as ploomer ) (10 December 1903 – 21 September 1973) was a South African and British author, known as a novelist, poet and literary editor. He was educated mostly in the United Kingdom, but described himself as a Anglo-African-Asian .
Plunkett, Joseph
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Joseph Mary Plunkett (Irish : Seosamh Máire Pluincéid, 21 November 1887 – 4 May 1916) was an Irish nationalist, poet, journalist, and a leader of the 1916 Easter Rising .
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Edward Plunkett, Baron Dunsany (1878–1957), Irish poet
Li Bai (Li Pai ; Chinese : ; pinyin : Li Bái ; Wade–Giles : Li 3 Pai 2, 701  – 762), also known as Li Bo (or Li Po ; pinyin : Li Bó ; Wade–Giles : Li 3 Po 2 ), is a Chinese poet acclaimed from his own day to the present as a genius and romantic figure who took traditional poetic forms to new heights. He and his friend Du Fu (712-770) are the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry in the mid- Tang Dynasty that is often called the " Golden Age ."
Podsiadlo, Jacek
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Jacek Podsiadlo (born 1964 in Szewna) is a Polish poet, writer, translator and feuilletonist. Sometimes he uses a pen name Jac Po. He is one of the poets of the famous Polish bruLion generation. Originally he was influenced by Frank O'Hara, but later he developed his own original style. He is a very prolific writer, and also a winner of many Polish literary prizes (Georg Trakl prize, 1994; Koscielski prize, 1998; Czeslaw Milosz prize 2000; he was also nominated for the Nike Award thrice). He had many professions, he now works in the Opole radio station. Between 2000 and 2007 he wrote feuilletons for Tygodnik Powszechny .
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An American poet and short story writer best known for his tales of the macabre.. American author poet editor and literary critic
A poet is a person who writes poetry. A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary greatly in different cultures and time periods. Throughout each civilization and language, poets have used various styles that have changed through the course of literary history, resulting in a history of poets as diverse as the literature they have produced.
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Sevan Aydinian (born on November 14, 1983 in Jerusalem, Israel), also known as Apollo Poetry, is an Armenian American spoken word poet, hip hop artist, filmmaker, humanitarian, and author. He is the founder of The Traveling Poet Project.. Armenian American poet
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Modernist poetry refers to poetry written, mainly in Europe and North America, between 1890 and 1950 in the tradition of modernist literature, but the dates of the term depend upon a number of factors, including the nation of origin, the particular school in question, and the biases of the critic setting the dates. The critic/poet C. H. Sisson observing in his essay Poetry and Sincerity 'Modernity has been going on for a long time. Not within living memory has there ever been a day when young writers were not coming up, in a threat of iconoclasm Evidence of the truth of Sisson's comment is Arthur Hallam 's 'On Some of the Characteristics of Modern poetry, published in 1830 in Moxon's English Magazine
Craig Poile is a Canadian poet, who won the Archibald Lampman Award in 2010 for his collection True Concessions. He was also a shortlisted nominee for the Gerald Lampert Award in 1999 for his debut collection First Crack, and for an Ottawa Book Award in 2010 for True Concessions.
Wincenty Pol (20 April 1807 – 2 December 1872) was a Polish poet and geographer .
Polain, Marcella
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Marcella Polain (born 1958) is an Australian-resident poet, novelist and short fiction writer. She was born in Singapore and with her family migrated to Australia at the age of two with her Irish father and Armenian mother. Her father died when Marcella was ten, and it is this loss and her mother's survival of the Armenian Genocide that greatly inform her work. She studied Literature and Creative Arts at WAIT (now Curtin), where she was active in writing for and taking roles in stage productions. This is also where she learned to use a still camera, a continuing passion. She went to Sydney to study film at the AFTRS and worked briefly as a screen writer. After travelling the world, she returned to Perth to take a Post Grad Dip in Secondary Education and worked as a high school teacher for a few years. The breakup of her marriage with two little children forced changes in her work life that allowed her to concentrate on writing poems. She entered the vibrant Perth poetry scene in the early 90s, and was immediately fortunate to both meet fellow poets who supported her work and to secure grants from the WA Dept of Culture and the Arts that enabled her to continue writing and developing her first two collections. In the early to mid 1990s, she was a founding member (along with Morgan Yasbincek, Julia Lawrinson, Tracey Ryan and Sarah French) of Perth's WEB women's readings, which brought guests such as Dorothy Porter and Gig Ryan to Perth. She has been poetry editor for the literary magazines Westerly and Blue Dog. She tutored in Writing for 10 years at Murdoch University, during which time she began her PhD at University of Western Australia. Her first novel, "The Edge of the World'" was written for that degree, and won the University's Higher Degree by Research Prize for Publications. A revised version of her PhD's critical essay "The Stubborn Murmur" was long-listed for the 2010 Calibre Essay Prize. She is now a Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University. The Edge of the World was also nominated for the 2008 Commonwealth Writers' Prize Regional best first book award. It has since been translated and released in Romania, and an Armenian translation and publication is planned. In 2013, Marcella was an invited poet at the inaugural International Poetry Festival in Armenia. Her poetry has also been published there, as well as in India, Romania and the USA. She is currently completing a second novel about what happens to children when their father disappears.
Angelo Ambrogini (14 July 1454 – 24 September 1494), commonly known by his nickname Poliziano (Italian:  [polit'tsjano] ; anglicized as Politian ; Latin : Politianus ) was an Italian classical scholar and poet of the Florentine Renaissance. His scholarship was instrumental in the divergence of Renaissance (or Humanist) Latin from medieval norms and for developments in philology. His nickname, Poliziano, by which he is chiefly identified to the present day, was derived from the Latin name of his birthplace, Montepulciano (Mons Politianus ).
Pollitt, Katha
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Katha Pollitt (born October 14, 1949) is an American feminist poet, essayist and critic. She is the author of four essay collections and two books of poetry. Her writing focuses on political and social issues, including abortion rights, racism, welfare reform, feminism, and poverty .
Pollock, Edward
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Edward Pollock (September 2, 1823 Philadelphia- December 13, 1858) was an American poet best known for writing "The Parting Hour" in 1857.. American poet lawyer
Pollok, Robert
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Robert Pollok (19 October 1798 – 15 September 1827) was a Scottish poet best known for his work, The Course of Time, published in the year of his death.
Polydouri, Maria
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Maria Polydouri (Greek : aa d ) (1 April 1902 – 29 April 1930) was a Greek poet .
Pompa, Paul Martínez
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Paul Martínez Pompa is a Latino poet .
Ponge, Francis
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Francis Jean Gaston Alfred Ponge (27 March 1899 – 6 August 1988) was a French essayist and poet. Influenced by surrealism, he developed a form of prose poem, minutely examining everyday objects.
Sri Ponna (Kannada) (c. 950) was a Kannada poet in the court of Rashtrakuta Dynasty king Krishna III (939–968 CE). The emperor honoured Ponna with the title "emperor among poets" (Kavichakravarthi ) for his domination of the Kannada literary circles of the time, and the title "imperial poet of two languages" (Ubhayakavi Chakravarti ) for his command over Sanskrit as well. Ponna is often considered one among the "three gems of Kannada literature " (Ratnatraya, lit meaning "three gems"; Adikavi Pampa and Ranna being the other two) for ushering it in full panoply. According to the scholar R. Narasimhacharya, Ponna is known to have claimed superiority over all the poets of the time. According to scholars Nilakanta Shastri and E.P. Rice, Ponna belonged to Vengi, in modern Andhra Pradesh, but later migrated to Manyakheta (in modern Gulbarga district, Karnataka ), the Rashtrakuta capital, after his conversion to the Jainism.
Marie Ponsot, née Birmingham (born April 6, 1921) is an American poet, literary critic, essayist, teacher, and translator.. American poet literary critic essayist teacher and translator
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Lorenzo Da Ponte (10 March 1749 – 17 August 1838) was a Venetian opera librettist and poet. He wrote the librettos for 28 operas by 11 composers, including three of Mozart 's greatest operas, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Così fan tutte .
Sandy Pool is a Canadian poet, editor and creative writing instructor. Her first book Exploding into Night was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English language poetry at the 2010 Governor General's Awards. Her work has also been anthologized in Writing Without Direction: Ten and a Half Short Stories by Canadian Authors Under Thirty (Clark-Nova Books, 2010), as well as "The Best Canadian Poems 2011", Published by Tightrope Books, and "A Crystal Through Which Love Passes: Glossas for P.K. Page" published by Buschek Books. Her second book, Undark: An Oratorio was published in November 2012 by Nightwood Editions, and was short-listed for an Alberta Book Award and the Trillium Book Award for Poetry.
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Alexander Pope was an eighteenth-century English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson. Pope is famous for his use of the heroic couplet.. English poet
Pope, Robert J.
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Robert James Pope (24 March 1865 – 12 April 1949) was a New Zealand poet, songwriter, violinist, cricketer, teacher, and headmaster. He became well known in Wellington between 1910 and 1945 for his contributions to the New Zealand Free Lance and the popular 'Postscripts' column in the Evening Post newspaper as well as for his song ‘New Zealand, My Homeland’ used in New Zealand schools.
Elisha Porat (June 25, 1938 - March 23, 2013), is a Hebrew poet and writer. He has published 19 volumes of fiction and poetry, in Hebrew, since 1973 and won the 1996 Israel 's Prime Minister's Prize for Literature. His works have appeared in translation in Israel, the United States, Canada and England. The English translation of his short stories collection " The Messiah of LaGuardia ", Mosaic Press, was released in 1997. The English translation of his second stories collection "PAYBACK", was published 2002 at Wind River Press. His novel, Episode, was published in 2006 by Y&H .
Porchia, Antonio
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Antonio Porchia (November 13, 1885 - November 9, 1968) was an Italian poet. He was born in Conflenti (Italy) but, after the death of his father in 1900, moved to Argentina. He wrote a Spanish book entitled Voces ("Voices"), a book of aphorisms. It has since been translated into Italian and into English (by W.S. Merwin, Copper Canyon Press, 2003), French, and German. A very influential, yet extremely succinct writer, he has been a cult author for a number of renowned figures of contemporary literature and thought such as André Breton, Jorge Luis Borges, Roberto Juarroz and Henry Miller, amongst others. Some critics have paralleled his work to Japanese Haiku and found many similarities with a number of Zen schools of thought.. Italian Argentinian poet
Pordon, Judith
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Judith Pordon (born 1954) is an American poet, writer, and poetry editor. The central themes in her poetry are: the multicultural experience, celebration of various types of love, and contemporary social issues. Some of her more well known works include, How Will You Kiss, Expiration, and At The Top Of The Food Chain But The Bottom Of The Line.. American poet writer and poetry editor
Carlo Porta (June 15, 1775 – January 5, 1821) was an Italian poet, the most famous writer in Milanese (the central dialect of the Western Lombard language ).
Portalatín, Aída Cartagena
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Aída Cartagena Portalatín (June 18, 1918 — June 3, 1994) was a Dominican prolific poet, fiction writer and essayist. She wrote in Spanish. Some of her work has been translated into English and other languages.
Porter, Dorothy
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Dorothy Featherstone Porter (26 March 1954 – 10 December 2008) was an Australian poet.
Harold Edward (Hal) Porter (16 February 1911 – 29 September 1984) was an Australian novelist, playwright, poet and short-story writer.
Porter, Katherine Anne
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Katherine Anne Porter: American poet. Katherine Anne Porter poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Katherine Anne Porter biography.
Peter Neville Frederick Porter, OAM (16 February 1929 – 23 April 2010) was a British-based Australian poet.
Poswiatowska, Halina
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Halina Poswiatowska (1935–1967), Polish poet and writer
Potana (Telugu) (1450–1510) was an Indian Telugu poet best known for his translation of the Bhagavata Purana from Sanskrit to Telugu. He was a Telugu and Sanskrit Scholar. His work, Andhra Maha Bhaagavatamu, is popularly called as Potana Bhagavatam in Telugu.
Potocki de Montalk, Count Geoffrey
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Count Geoffrey Wladislas Vaile Potocki de Montalk (10 June 1903–14 April 1997) was a poet, polemicist, pagan and pretender to the Polish throne. Born in New Zealand, he was the eldest son of Auckland architect Robert Wladislas de Montalk, grandson of Paris-born Professor Count Joseph Wladislas Edmond Potocki de Montalk, and great-grandson of Polish-born Count Jozef Franciszek Jan Potocki, the Insurgent, of Bialystok.
Pottier, Eugène Edine
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Eugène Edine Pottier (1816, Paris - 1887) was a French revolutionary socialist, poet, and transport worker.
Potts, Charles
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Charles Potts (born August 28, 1943) is an American counter-culture poet. He is sometimes referred to as a projectivist poet and was mentored by Edward Dorn. Raised in rural Mackay, Idaho, Potts left Pocatello, Idaho and Idaho State University in the mid 60s and set out for Seattle, Mexico, and ultimately the location where he rose to literary prominence: the counter cultural hotbed of Berkeley, California.
Poulios, Lefteris
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Lefteris Poulios (Greek : et ) (b. Athens 1944) is a Greek poet .
. American expatriate poet and critic; promoted Imagism
Bruce William Powe (/ p a / ; born 23 March 1955) is a Canadian writer poet, novelist, essayist, philosopher, and teacher.
Craig Powell (born 1940) in Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia is an Australian poet. For ten years, he lived in Canada before returning to his homeland.
Pozo, Jordi Valls i
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Jordi Valls i Pozo (born in Barcelona, January 25, 1970) is a Catalan poet.
Prabhat, Ravindra
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Prabhu, Allama
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Allama Prabhu (Kannada) is a mystic-saint and Vachana poet (called Vachanakara ) of the Kannada language in the 12th century. Prabhu is the patron saint (Prabhu, lit, "Master"), the undisputed spiritual authority, and an integral part of the Lingayata (lit, "Devotees of the god Para-Shiva or Lingadeva ") movement that decisively shaped society in medieval Karnataka and forever changed the contour of popular Kannada poetry. He is normally included among the "Trinity of Lingayatism" – along with Basavanna, the founder of the movement, and Akka Mahadevi, the most prominent woman poet. The socio-religious movement they pioneered used poetry (called Vachana Sahitya, lit, "Vachana literature") to criticise mere ritual worship and the caste -based society, and gave importance to moral values and love of mankind. It is well accepted that though Basavanna was the inspiration behind the Veerashaiva movement and earned the honorific "elder brother" (anna ) at the "mansion of experience" (Anubhava Mantapa ), Allama was the real guru who presided over it.
Pradhan, Tapan Kumar
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Dr Tapan Kumar Pradhan (. ) (born 1972; Bhubaneswar, Odisha) is an award-winning Indian writer, poet and activist. He hails from Laxmisagar in Bhubaneswar .
Prado, Adélia
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Adélia Luzia Prado Freitas (born December 13, 1935), is a Brazilian writer and poet .
Prados, Emilio
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Emilio Prados (March 4, 1899 - April 24, 1962) was a Spanish poet and editor, a member of the Generation of '27 .
Prakasar, Siva
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Siva Prakasar (also iva Prakaa or sometimes iva-prakaa Deikar ) was a Tamil poet and philosopher active during the late 17th and early 18th centuries. He is known for translating early Sanskrit works into the Tamil language, and for creating his own poetry.
scholar, poet, journalist, translator and short story writer
Pram, Christen Henriksen
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Christen Henriksen Pram (4 September 1756 – 28 November 1821) was a Norwegian/Danish economist, civil servant, poet, novelist, playwright, diarist and magazine editor. He is held as the first Norwegian novelist, although his writing was carried out in the Danish language .
Prasad, Jaishankar
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Pratapgarhi, Nazish
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Nazish Pratapgarhi (1924-1981) was an Urdu poet from India ,who was known for his thoughts and ability to create contact between himself and lovers of Urdu poetry. [ citation needed ]
Mildred Claire Pratt, (18 March 1921 – 5 April 1995), was a Canadian artist, poet and editor who published as Claire Pratt. She was the daughter of Viola Whitney (a writer and editor of the magazine World Friends ) and E.J. Pratt, a noted poet and educator. At the age of four Claire contracted polio and subsequently developed osteomyelitis, an inflammatory disease of the bone, which affected her for most of her life.
Edwin John Dove Pratt, FRSC (February 4, 1882 – April 26, 1964), who published as E. J. Pratt, was "the leading Canadian poet of his time." He was a Canadian poet originally from Newfoundland who lived most of his life in Toronto, Ontario. A three-time winner of the country's Governor General's Award for poetry, he has been called "the foremost Canadian poet of the first half of the century."
Edwin John Dove Pratt, FRSC (February 4, 1882 – April 26, 1964), who published as E. J. Pratt, was "the leading Canadian poet of his time." He was a Canadian poet originally from Newfoundland who lived most of his life in Toronto, Ontario. A three-time winner of the country's Governor General's Award for poetry, he has been called "the foremost Canadian poet of the first half of the century."
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France Prešeren (pronunciation (help·info)) (3 December 1800 – 8 February 1849) was a Slovene Romantic poet. He is considered the Slovene national poet. Although he was not a particularly prolific author, he inspired virtually all Slovene literature thereafter.. Carniolan Romantic poet of Slovene descent
Preil, Gabriel
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Gabriel Preil (Hebrew: ; August 21, 1911 – June 5, 1993) was a modern Hebrew poet active in the United States, who wrote in Hebrew and Yiddish. He was the last of the Haskala poets. [ citation needed ] The critic Yael Feldman has done significant work on Preil, focusing on the Yiddish influences in his Hebrew poetry. Preil translated Robert Frost and Walt Whitman into Hebrew.
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Jack Prelutsky is an American creator of inventive poems for children and adults alike. He served as the Poetry Foundation’s Children’s Poet Laureate from 2006 to 2008.
Karen Press (born 1956) is a South African poet.
Ron Pretty is an Australian poet, publisher and teacher.
Jacques Prévert
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Jacques Prévert (French pronunciation: ; 4 February 1900 – 11 April 1977) was a French poet and screenwriter. His poems became and remain very popular in the French-speaking world, particularly in schools. Some of the movies he wrote are extremely well regarded, with Les Enfants du Paradis considered one of the greatest films of all time.. French poet and screenwriter
Prewett, Frank
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Frank James Prewett (February 24, 1893 - February 16, 1962) was a Canadian poet, who spent most of his life in the United Kingdom. He was a war poet of World War I, and was taken up by Siegfried Sassoon. After a period of being lionised socially he led a mainly unsatisfactory life, suffering from bad health.
Price, Richard
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Richard Price (born 1966 Reading) is a contemporary Scottish poet, novelist, and translator.. Scottish poet novelist and translator
Prichard, Rhys
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Rhys Prichard (1579–1644) was a Welsh clergyman and poet. He was vicar of Llandovery in the west of Wales and held various posts at St David's Cathedral. He was known as "Yr Hen Ficer" ("the Old Vicar")
Priest, Robert
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Robert Priest (born 1951) is a British born Canadian poet and children's author. He has written numerous books of poetry, several children's novels, and has often appeared on CBC radio's hit spoken word show "Wordbeat" under the alias "Dr Poetry". He is well known for his aphorisms and performance poetry. His adult poetry has been categorized as surrealistic satire while his children's poetry is more tender, underpinned with a utopian hopefulness. Canadian novelist Barbara Gowdy has described him as "the voice of the people and the angels, entwined" and the Toronto star has called him "passionate, cocky, alternately adoring and insulting verse." Aside from poetry, Priest has also branched out over the years to write plays, novels and songs, many of which have earned him awards and recognition in Canadian literary circles.. British-born Canadian poet children's author and singer-songwriter
Prieto, Guillermo
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Guillermo Prieto Pradillo (10 February 1818 — 2 March 1897) was a Mexican novelist, short-story writer, poet, chronicler, journalist, essayist, patriot and Liberal politician. According to Eladio Cortés, during his lifetime he was considered Mexico's national poet, and his political allegiance to the Mexican liberals allowed him to serve as Minister of Finance and Foreign Affairs under different administrations.
Pringle, Thomas
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Thomas Pringle (5 January 1789 – 5 December 1834) was a Scottish writer, poet and abolitionist. Known as the father of South African poetry, he was the first successful English language poet and author to describe South Africa's scenery, native peoples, and living conditions.
Prior, Matthew
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. English poet and diplomat
Prior-Pitt, Pauline
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Pauline Prior-Pitt is a British poet who lives in North Uist, Scotland. [ dead link ]
Pritam, Amrita
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Amrita Pritam (31 August 1919 – 31 October 2005) was a Punjabi writer and poet, considered the first prominent woman Punjabi poet, novelist, and essayist, and the leading 20th-century poet of the Punjabi language, who is equally loved on both the sides of the India-Pakistan border. With a career spanning over six decades, she produced over 100 books, of poetry, fiction, biographies, essays, a collection of Punjabi folk songs and an autobiography that were translated into several Indian and foreign languages.
Próixita, Gilabert de
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Gilabert de Próixita (died 4 December 1405) was a Valencian poet with twenty-one extant Occitan pieces. He is credited by his first editor with a renovellament (renewal) of Catalan poetry through the incorporation of Italian and French ideas into a model of courtly love taken from the classical troubadours. His last name is variously spelled Próxita, Próxida, and Progita in medieval orthography.
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Sextus Aurelius Propertius was a Latin elegiac poet of the Augustan age. He was born around 50–45 BC in Assisium and died shortly after 15 BC.. Latin elegiac poet of the Augustan age
Prudhomme, Sully
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René François Armand (Sully) Prudhomme (French:  [syli pydm] ; 16 March 1839 – 6 September 1907) was a French poet and essayist, and was the first ever winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, in 1901.
Prudnikau, Ales
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Ales Prudnikau (April 14, 1910 – August 5, 1941) was a Belarusian poet. He was a cousin of another Belarusian writer, Pavel Prudnikau .
Kevin D. Prufer (born 1969 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American poet, academic, editor, and essayist. His most recent book is National Anthem (Four Way Books, 2008). He has published poems, essays, and reviews in literary journals and magazines including American Book Review, American Poetry Review, Boulevard, Colorado Review, Shenandoah, Field, Lyric, The New Republic, The Kenyon Review, Boston Review, Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review and in The Best American Poetry (2003 & 2009). His honors include three Pushcart Prizes, and awards from the Poetry Society of America, the Academy of American Poets, and other organizations. His first book, Strange Wood, received the 1997 Lena-Miles Wever Todd Poetry Prize (formerly the Winthrop Prize). Most recently he was awarded a 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Poetry.. American poet academic editor and essayist
Jeremy Halvard Prynne (born June 24, 1936) is a British poet closely associated with the British Poetry Revival .
Edmund (Edmwnd) Prys (c. 1544 – 1624) was a Welsh poet, best known for Welsh metrical translations of the Psalms in his Salmau Can.
Tomos Prys (c.1564–1634) was a Welsh soldier, sailor and poet.
Przerwa-Tetmajer, Kazimierz
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Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer (12 February 1865 – 18 January 1940) was a Polish poet, novelist, playwright, journalist and writer. He was a member of the Young Poland movement.
Psaila, Dun Karm
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Dun Karm (Haz-Zebbug, 18 October 1871 – 13 October 1961),89, was a Maltese writer and poet, sometimes called 'the bard of Malta'
Psenak, Stefan
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Stefan Psenak (born 1969 in Joliette, Quebec ) is a Québécois poet, playwright and novelist. He is currently a member of the Gatineau City Council, representing Aylmer District. He was first elected in the Gatineau municipal election, 2009 .
Pugh, Sheenagh
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Sheenagh Pugh (born 20 December 1950) is a British poet, novelist and translator who writes in the English language .
Luigi Pulci (15 August 1432 – 1484) was an Italian poet best known for his Morgante, an epic story of a giant who is converted to Christianity and follows the knight Orlando.. Italian poet best known for Morgante
Alfred Wellington Purdy, OC   OOnt (December 30, 1918 – April 21, 2000) was a 20th-century Canadian free verse poet. Purdy's writing career spanned fifty-six years. His works include thirty-nine books of poetry; a novel; two volumes of memoirs and four books of correspondence, in addition to his posthumous works. He has been called the nation's "unofficial poet laureate " and "a national poet in a way that you only find occasionally in the life of a culture." However, acclaim is not universal. Noted Canadian formalist poet James Pollock, when asked to "Name one poet, living or dead, it seems everyone loves but you," answered: "In Canada, Al Purdy. The emperor has no clothes."
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Pushkin, Alexander
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Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin (Russian: ´ ´ ´, pronounced (listen)) (6 June 1799 – 10 February 1837) was a Russian author of the Romantic era who is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet and the founder of modern Russian literature. Pushkin pioneered the use of vernacular speech in his poems and plays, creating a style of storytelling—mixing drama, romance, and satire—associated with Russian literature ever since and greatly influencing later Russian writers. He also wrote historical fiction. His The Captain's Daughter provides insight into Russia during the reign of Catherine the Great. A Russian Romantic author who is considered to be the greatest Russian poet.. Russian poet novelist playwright
Pythagoras of Samos was an Ionian Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the religious movement called Pythagoreanism. Pythagoras made influential contributions to philosophy and religious teaching in the late 6th century BC. He is often revered as a great mathematician, mystic and scientist, but he is best known for the Pythagorean theorem which bears his name.