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Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - B

Famous poets whose last name begins with the letter B. A collection of various famous poets.

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Lisa B (Lisa Baird ) is a political spoken word poet based in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Since 2001, she has performed spoken-word poetry at shows around B.C. and in Oregon. She describes herself as a queer woman and an incest and violence survivor.
Melvin B B. Tolson
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Melvin Beaunorus Tolson (February 6, 1898 – August 29, 1966) was an American Modernist poet, educator, columnist, and politician. His work concentrated on the experience of African Americans and includes several long historical poems. His work was influenced by his study of the Harlem Renaissance, although he spent nearly all of his career in Texas and Oklahoma .
Bååth, Albert Ulrik
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Albert Ulrik Bååth (13 July 1853 Malmö, Sweden - 2 August 1912 Göteborg, Sweden ) was a Swedish poet and author, often seen as A.U. Bååth. He was a senior lecturer in Old Norse literature at Göteborgs högskola from 1881 until 1911. He was the brother of Cecilia Bååth-Holmberg .
Baba, Abdul Hamid
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Abdul Hameed Mashokhel (Pashto : - also known as Abdul Hamid Baba), was a Pashtun poet and Sufi figure.
Gül Baba (died 1541), also known as Cafer, was an Ottoman Bektashi dervish poet and companion of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent who took part in a number of campaigns in Europe from the reign of Mehmed II onwards.. Ottoman Bektashi dervish poet and companion of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent
Abdur Rahman Baba (1653–1711) (Pashto : ), or Rahman Baba (Pashto), was a Pashtun poet from Peshawar in the Mughal Empire (modern-day Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan ). He, along with his contemporary Khushal Khan Khattak, is considered one of the most popular poets among the Pashtuns in Afghanistan and Pakistan. His poetry expresses a peaceful mystical side of local culture which is becoming increasingly threatened by less tolerant interpretations of Islam.
Ken Babstock is a Canadian poet. He was born in Newfoundland and raised in the Ottawa Valley. Babstock began publishing his poems in journals and anthologies, winning gold at the 1997 Canadian National Magazine Awards. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.. Canadian poet
Baca, Jimmy Santiago
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Jimmy Santiago Baca (born 2 January 1952, Santa Fe, New Mexico ) of Apache and Chicano descent is an American poet and writer.
Bacca, Ademir Antonio
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Ademir Antonio Bacca (born Serafina Corrêa / Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil ) is writer, poet and journalist.
Bacchylides (/ b ' k l d i z / ; Ancient Greek : ad ) (5th century BC) was a Greek lyric poet. Later Greeks included him in the canonical list of nine lyric poets which included his uncle Simonides. The elegance and polished style of his lyrics have been noted in Bacchylidean scholarship since at least Longinus (De Sublimitate 33,5). Some scholars, however, have characterized these qualities as superficial charm. He has often been compared unfavourably with his contemporary, Pindar, as "a kind of Boccherini to Pindar's Haydn ", yet the differences in their styles doesn't allow for easy comparison and "to blame Bacchylides for not being Pindar is as childish a judgement as to condemn... Marvel for missing the grandeur of Milton ." His career coincided with the ascendency of dramatic styles of poetry, as embodied in the works of Aeschylus or Sophocles, and he is in fact one of the last poets of major significance within the more ancient tradition of purely lyric poetry. The most notable features of his lyrics are their clarity in expression and simplicity of thought, making them an ideal introduction to the study of Greek lyric poetry in general and to Pindar's verse in particular.
Simon Bacher (Hungarian : Bacher Simon ; February 1, 1823, Liptovský Mikuláš - November 9, 1891, Budapest ) was a Hungarian Neo-Hebraic poet.
Ingeborg Bachmann
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An Austrian poet and author.. Austrian poet and author
Backer, Anne-Marie de
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Anne-Marie de Backer (1908–1987) was a French poet and translator.
Baconsky, A.E.
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Anatol E. Baconsky (June 16, 1925 – March 4, 1977), also known as A. E. Bakonsky, Baconschi or Baconski, was a Romanian modernist poet, essayist, translator, novelist, publisher, literary and art critic. Praised for his late approach to poetry and prose, which transgresses the genres and introduces an aestheticized, original and progressively dark perspective to Romanian literature, he was also criticized for his early commitment to Socialist Realism and communism. Much of his work belongs to the field of travel literature, recording his experiences in the Eastern Bloc, the Far East and Soviet Union, and finally Central Europe. He was also a critically acclaimed translator of foreign works, including the Mahabharata and poems by Jorge Semprún, Artur Lundkvist and others, the author of world literature anthologies, and the editor of monographs on Romanian and foreign painters.
George Bacovia
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George Bacovia (Romanian pronunciation: ; the pen name of George Vasiliu; September 17 1881–May 22, 1957) was a Romanian symbolist poet. While he initially belonged to the local Symbolist movement, his poetry came to be seen as a precursor of Romanian Modernism and eventually established him in critical esteem alongside Tudor Arghezi, Lucian Blaga and Ion Barbu as one of the most important interwar Romanian poets.. Romanian poet
Janos Bacsanyi
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János Batsányi (May 9, 1763, Tapolca – May 12, 1845, Linz ) was a Hungarian poet .
Badayuni, Fani
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Fani Badayuni born Shaukat Ali Khan (1879 - 27 August 1961) (Urdu ) was a noted Urdu poet. He was the second most celebrated son of the sleepy Awadh town.
Badayuni, Shakeel
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Shakeel Badayuni (Hindi : , Urdu) (August 3, 1916 – April 20, 1970) was an Indian Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter in Hindi films.
Raja Badhe (Devnagari : ) (1912–1977) was a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India. He first made his name in Nagpur as a poet. Later he moved to Mumbai. He worked for All India Radio for some time.
Bashir Badr (Urdu), born Syed Muhammad Bashir Urdu : ) on February 15, 1935, is an Indian poet of Urdu.
Bafghi, Vahshi
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Kamal al-din (or Shams al-Din Mohammad) known by his pen name Vahshi Bafghi (Persian: ) was a Persian poet of the Safavid period. Vahshi was born in the agricultural town of Bafq, southeast of Yazd .
Bagchi, Jatindramohan
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Jatindramohan Bagchi (27 November 1878 in Nadia, West Bengal - 1 February 1948) was a Bengali poet and editor.
Baggesen, Jens
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Jens Immanuel Baggesen (15 February 1764 – 3 October 1826) was a Danish poet .
Julio Baghy (13 January 1891, Szeged – 18 March 1967, Budapest) was a Hungarian actor and one of the leading authors of the Esperanto movement. He is the author of several famous novels but it is particularly in the field of poetry that he proved his mastery of Esperanto.. Hungarian actor and one of the leading authors of the Esperanto movement; wrote Esperanto poetry
Bagryana, Elisaveta
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Elisaveta Bagryana (Bulgarian) (16 April 1893 – 23 March 1991), born Elisaveta Lyubomirova Belcheva (Bulgarian : ), was a Bulgarian poet who wrote her first verses while living with her family in Veliko Tarnovo in 1907–08. She, along with Dora Gabe (1886–1983), is considered one of the mothers of Bulgarian womens' literature.
Bahaii, Sheikh
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Baha al-Din Muammad ibn usayn al-Amili (also known as Shaykh-i Bahai, Persian : , Arabic : ) (18 February 1547 - 1 September 1621 ) was a scholar, philosopher, architect, mathematician, astronomer and a poet in 16th-century Iran. He was born in Baalbek, Lebanon but immigrated in his childhood to Safavid Iran with his father. He was one of the earliest astronomers in the Islamic world to suggest the possibility of the Earth's movement prior to the spread of the Copernican theory. He is considered one of the main co-founders of Isfahan School of Islamic Philosophy. In later years he became one of the teachers of Mulla Sadra.
Bahar, Mohammad-Taghi
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Mohammad-Taqí Bahar ( in Persian ) (November 6, 1884, Mashhad, Iran – April 22, 1951, Tehran, Iran), widely known as Malek o-Sho'ara () and Malek o-Sho'ara Bahar (literally: the king of poets ), is a renowned Iranian poet and scholar, who was also a politician, journalist, historian and Professor of Literature. Although he was a 20th-century poet, his poems are fairly traditional and strongly nationalistic in character.
Bahdanovic, Maksim
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Maksim Bahdanovich (Belarusian language) (December 9, 1891 – May 25, 1917) was a famous Belarusian poet, journalist and literary critic.
Bahori, Abdumalik
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Abdumalik Bahori (, 22 March 1927 Leninabad, USSR - 3 December 2010, Dushanbe, Tajikistan ) was children poet and the first Tajik fiction writer. He was born in the middle-class family who worked in the field of silk producing industry. He graduated Leninabad Pedagogical Institute known Khujand State University in 1946.
A Chinese poet who lived during the Tang Dynasty.. major Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty poetry period
Baïf, Jean-Antoine de
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Jean Antoine de Baïf (19 February 1532 – 19 September 1589) was a French poet and member of the Pléiade .
Bailey, Alfred
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Alfred Goldsworthy Bailey, OC   FRSC (March 18, 1905 – April 21, 1997) was a Canadian educator, poet, anthropologist, ethno-historian, and academic administrator.
Kevin Bailey (born 16 March 1954) is a British poet and founder of 'HQ Poetry Magazine'. He has had three books published and co-edited an anthology of poetry for the Acorn Book Company in 2000. He was born and grew up at Wallingford, in the County of Berkshire (now Oxfordshire ), England, where he attended the local grammar school. He was later educated at the University of York and University College, Bath .
Joanna Baillie
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Joanna Baillie (11 September 1762 – 23 February 1851) was a Scottish poet and dramatist. Baillie was very well-known during her lifetime and, though a woman, intended her plays not for the closet but for the stage. Admired both for her literary powers and her sweetness of disposition, she hosted a brilliant literary society in her cottage at Hampstead. Baillie died at the age of 88, her faculties remaining unimpaired to the last.. Scottish poet and dramatist
Bajraj, Xhevdet
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Xhevdet Bajraj (Serbo-Croat : Dževdet Bajraj ) (born in 1960, in Kosovo, Serbia, FPR Yugoslavia ) is an ethnic Albanian Kosovar poet and screenwriter now residing in Mexico .
Lidija Bajuk (born November 23, 1965 in Cakovec, SR Croatia, Yugoslavia ) is a Croatian singer-songwriter and poet. She performs traditional Croatian folk songs, mostly from her native region of Medimurje, and writes songs inspired by traditional folk music. She has also published several collections of poetry and fairy tales based on Croatian folklore and Slavic mythology .
Bakhsh, Mian Muhammad
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Mian Muhammad Bakhsh (Punjabi : ) was a Sufi saint and a Punjabi / Pahari poet. He belonged to the Qadri tariqah. He is especially renowned as the author of a book of poetry called Saif-ul-Maluk. He was born in a village called Khari Sharif, situated near Mirpur, Azad Kashmir .
Bâî was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish : mahlas ) of the Ottoman Turkish poet Mahmud Abdülbâkî () (1526 – 1600). Considered one of the greatest contributors to Turkish literature, Bâkî came to be known as Sultânüs-suarâ (), or " Sultan of poets".
Bâî was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish : mahlas ) of the Ottoman Turkish poet Mahmud Abdülbâkî () (1526 – 1600). Considered one of the greatest contributors to Turkish literature, Bâkî came to be known as Sultânüs-suarâ (), or " Sultan of poets".
Bakowski, Peter
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Peter Bakowski (born 15 October 1954) is an Australian poet. His poems often use deceptively simple words and images, reminiscent at times of words in a child's picture book, but with some stylistic similarities to the work of writers such as Charles Simic or Vítezslav Nezval,
Bal, Nanda Kishore
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Nanda Kishore Bal (22 December 1875 – 1 July 1928), was an Indian poet of the era of initial modernity in Oriya poetry. He was born at Kusupur village in the Cuttack district of Odisha. He is popularly known as "Palli Kabi" (the poet of rural life) for his tender lyrics, celebrating the beauty of rural Orissa in his poems.
John B. Balaban (born December 2, 1943) is an American poet and translator, an authority on Vietnamese literature.. American poet and translator
Balestrini, Nanni
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Nanni Balestrini (2 July 1935) is an Italian experimental poet, author and visual artist of the Neoavanguardia movement.
Balkhi, Abu Shakur
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Abu Shakur Balkhi (Persian) (born 915) was a Persian (Tajik ) poet of the 10th century in Samanid era, an empire originating from Balkh .
Balkhi, Rabi'a
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Rabi'a bint Ka'b al-Quzdari (Persian : ), popularly known as Rabi'a Balkhi ( ) and Zayn al-'Arab ( ), is a semi-legendary figure of Afghan literature and was possibly the first woman poet in the history of New Persian poetry. References to her can be found in the poetry of Rudaki and 'Attar. Her biography has been primarily recorded by Zahir ud-Din 'Awfi and renarrated by Nur ad-Din Djami. The exact dates of her birth and death are unknown, but it is reported that she was a native of Balkh in Khorasan (now in Afghanistan ). Some evidences indicate that she lived during the same period as Rudaki, the court poet to the Samanid Emir Nar II (914-943).
Balkhi, Shahid
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Abul Hasan Shahid ibn Hussain Jahudanaki Balkhi (Persian : ) (died, 325 AH - 935) was a Persian theologian, philosopher, poet and sufi. Famous Persian poet Rudaki has a poem in Balkhi's elegy. He was born in Balkh. Shahid Balkhi was contemporary to Ahmed ibn Sahl al-Balkhi and they had connections. He also had conversations with Zakariya al-Razi, the well-known Persian polymath and both had objections toward the nature of the pleasure.
Hugo Ball (22 February 1886 – 14 September 1927) was a German author, poet and one of the leading Dada artists.
Jesse Ball (born June 7 1978) is an American poet and novelist. He has published novels, volumes of poetry, short prose, and drawings.. American poet and novelist
Ballakisten, AE
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AE Ballakisten (born Athol E. Williams on June 20, 1970) is a South African poet and social philosopher .
Ballou, Addie L.
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Addie Lucia Ballou (April 19, 1837 – August 10, 1916) was an American suffragist, poet, artist, author, and lecturer.
Konstantin Balmont
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Konstantin Dmitriyevich Balmont (Russian: ´ ´ ') (15 June 1867 — December 23, 1942) was a Russian symbolist poet, translator, one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry.. Russian symbolist poet and translator
Balmori, Jesús
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Jesús Balmori (January 10, 1887 – May 23, 1948) was a Filipino Spanish language journalist, playwright, and poet .
Cezar Baltag (26 July 1937 in Malinesti-Hotin - 26 May 1997 in Bucharest ) was a Romanian poet .
Consort Ban (c. 48 BCE — c. 6 BCE), or Ban Jieyu, (Chinese : ; pinyin : Ban Jiéyú ; Wade–Giles : Pan Chieh-yü, and also known as Lady Pan ) was a Chinese scholar and poet during the Western Han Dynasty (206 BCE – 23 CE). Jieyu was a title for a concubine, her personal name is not known.
Banchs, Enrique
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Enrique Banchs (1888 – 1968) was an Argentine poet. He published all his work in the space of four years at the beginning of the 20th century, then lay dormant until his death. In his four works, Las barcas (1907), El libro de los elogios (1908), El cascabel del halcón (1909) and La urna (1911). Banchs cultivated an ephemeral, classicistic style drawing inspiration from the Siglo de Oro. His final work was composed in sonnets, a form which had already been almost completely abandoned by that time. Banchs published nothing during the final fifty years of his life, but he remained a part of the Argentine literary scene, and a member of the Argentine Academy of Letters .
Bandeira, Manuel
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Manuel Carneiro de Sousa Bandeira Filho (Recife, Pernambuco, April 19, 1886 – Rio de Janeiro, October 13, 1968) was a poet, literary critic, and translator .
Bandopadhyay, Subhro
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Subhro Bandopadhyay (Penname of Subhransu Banerjee) is an Indian poet who writes in Bengali. He won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Yuva Award, (awarded by Govt. of India to young writers of the country) 2013 for his poetry book Bouddho Lekhomala O Onnyano Shraman. He was born in Kolkata, 1978. He studied Biological Sciences at undergraduate level then shifted to Spanish language for his keen interest in literature. He is a young polyglot writer who speaks four languages including Spanish and English. He has authored 5 poetry books, a novel and a biography on Pablo Neruda, all of them in Bengali. His third collection of poems was short listed for the Sanskriti Awards for Literature in 2006. He has received the Ruy de Clavijo scholarship from Casa Asia, Govt. of Spain in 2007. His fourth collection of poems chitabaagh shahor which is written at a residency programme with I Beca Internacional Antonio Machado for poetic creation (awarded jointly by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of Spain and Fundación Antonio Machado in 2008) in Spain the book is published under the title La ciudad leopardo, He has translated several contemporary Spanish authors into Bengali and made the maiden collection of contemporary Bengali poetry in Spanish which is going to be published in Spain in 2011. He is the founder and the director of the poetry magazine Podyocharcha and, along with another four directors, edits the magazine Kaurab. He teaches Spanish at Instituto Cervantes New Delhi .
John Banim (3 April 1798 – 30 August 1842), was an Irish novelist, short story writer, dramatist, poet and essayist, sometimes called the "Scott of Ireland." He also studied art, working as a painter of miniatures and portraits, and as a drawing teacher, before dedicating himself to literature.
Chris Banks (born 1970) is a Canadian poet .
Bannerji, Kaushalya
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Kaushalya Bannerji (born Calcutta ) is a Canadian poet.
Bannerman, Frances
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Frances Bannerman (née Jones ) (1855 – 1940) was a Novascotian painter and poet. She was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1855. She was the youngest daughter of Lt. Governor Alfred G. Jones and grew up in what is now the Waegwoltic Club. She was an oil painter and a watercolourist, as well as an illustrator in black and white. IN 1886, at age 31, she married Hamlet Bannerman, a London painter, in Halifax and that year they moved to Great Marlowe, England.
Arthur Alexander (Lex) Banning (1921–1965) was an Australian lyric poet. Disabled from birth by cerebral palsy, he was unable to speak clearly or to write with a pen. "Yet he overcame his handicap to produce poems which were often hauntingly beautiful and frequently ironic, and gave to other, younger poets a strong sense of the importance and value of their calling". Such younger poets included Clive James, Les Murray and Geoffrey Lehmann .
Banoobhai, Shabbir
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Shabbir Banoobhai (born 23 October 1949) is a South African poet.
Banville, Théodore de
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Théodore Faullain de Banville (14 March 1823 – 13 March 1891) was a French poet and writer.
Bapurao, Patthe
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Patthe Bapurao (November 11, 1868–December 22, 1941) was a Marathi singer-poet in the Tamasha musical theatre genre. He also composed severals Vags, dramatic and humorous skits, which were also popular.
Barabankvi, Khumar
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Khumar Barabankvi (1919 - 1999) (Urdu: ) was an Urdu poet and lyricist from Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, India. His real name was Mohammed Haidar Khan, but he wrote under the takhallus (pen name/ nom de plume) of Khumar, which means intoxication. The word comes from the Arabic root 'Khmr' which means alcoholic wine. Khumar has written some famous songs for Hindi films like Shahjahan, Baradari, 'Saaz aur Awaaz', Love And God (1986) directed by K. Asif etc. He was indeed closely associated with famed composers like Naushad, a fact not as well-known to many. He wrote all the songs for the film 'Saaz aur Awaaz' produced by Naushad in 1966 and wrote the songs again for the film 'Love and God' in 1986 for which Naushad again composed music.
Baraheni, Reza
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Reza Baraheni (Persian : , born in Tabriz, Iran in 1935), an ethnic " Azerbaijani " (Azeri - Turkish speaking), is an exiled Iranian novelist, poet, critic, and political activist.
Imamu Amiri Baraka
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Amiri Baraka (born Everett LeRoi Jones October 7, 1934), formerly known as LeRoi Jones and Imamu Amear Baraka, is an African-American writer of poetry, drama, fiction, essays, and music criticism. He is the author of numerous books of poetry and has taught at a number of universities, including the State University of New York at Buffalo and the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He received the PEN Open Book Award formerly known as the Beyond Margins Award in 2008 for Tales of the Out and the Gone.
Barakovic, Juraj
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Juraj Barakovic (1548 – August 1, 1628) was a Croatian Renaissance poet from Zadar .
Baran, Ibrahim Halil
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Ibrahim Halil Baran (born 1981 in Tionek) is a Kurdish poet, writer and designer.
Marcin Baran (born 1963 in Kraków ) is a Polish poet and journalist. He has a degree in Polonistics from the Jagiellonian University. He is one of the Polish poets who published their verses in the magazine bruLion (sometimes spelled brulion ).
Baranczak, Stanislaw
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Stanislaw Baranczak (born November 13, 1946, Poznan, Poland ) is a poet, literary critic, scholar, editor and lecturer. His book, Surgical Precision (Chirurgiczna Precyzja ), won the 1999 Nike Award .
Barath, Kripa Ram
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Kripa Ram khiriya was a famous Rajasthani poet. He wrote the famous 'Rajia Ra Doha' on Ethics in Rajasthani during the reign of Rao Raja Devi Singh.
Barba-Jacob, Porfirio
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Miguel Ángel Osorio Benítez (July 29, 1883 – January 14, 1942), better known by his pseudonym, Porfirio Barba-Jacob, was a Colombian poet and writer.. Colombian poet and writer
Barbarito, Carlos
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Carlos Barbarito is an Argentine poet born in Pergamino, Buenos Aires, Argentina on 6 February 1955.
Barbarus, Johannes
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Johannes Vares (12 January 1890 [ O.S. 31 December 1889] – 29 November 1946), commonly known as Johannes Vares Barbarus, was an Estonian poet, doctor, and politician.
Barbier, Henri Auguste
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Henri Auguste Barbier (April 29, 1805 – February 13, 1882) was a French dramatist and poet .
Barbosa, Frederico
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Frederico Barbosa (born Recife, Pernambuco on February 20, 1961) is a Brazilian poet.
John Barbour (c.1320 – 13 March 1395), was a Scottish poet and the first major named literary figure to write in Scots. His principal surviving work is the historical verse romance, The Brus (The Bruce), and his reputation from this poem is such that other long works in Scots which survive from the period are sometimes thought to be by him. He is known to have written a number of other works, but other titles definitely ascribed to his authorship, such as The Stewartis Oryginalle (Genealogy of the Stewarts) and The Brut (Brutus), are now lost.. Scottish poet and the first major named literary figure to write in Scots
Ion Barbu (Romanian pronunciation:  [i'on 'barbu] ; pen name of Dan Barbilian ; 18 March 1895 –11 August 1961) was a Romanian mathematician and poet .
Chand Bardai (, (1149-09-30 ) September 30, 1149 – c. 1200) was a Hindu brahambhatt (barot) and the court poet of the Indian king Prithviraj III Chauhan, who ruled Ajmer and Delhi from 1165 to 1192. A native of Lahore, Chand Bardai composed the Prithviraj Raso, an epic poem in Hindi about the life of Prithviraj. A barot of Jagati(jalsar) gotra, he was a worshiper of the goddess Saraswati, who gifted him with the boon of Bardai. [ citation needed ]
Bardwell, Leland
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Leland Bardwell (born 1922) is an Irish poet, novelist and playwright. She was born in India to Irish parents, and moved to Ireland at the age of two.
Barghouti, Mourid
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Mourid Barghouti or Mureed Barghouti or Murid Barguti or Murid Barghuti (Arabic : , Murid al-Barghuti ) (born July 8, 1944, in Deir Ghassana, near Ramallah, on the West Bank ) is a Palestinian poet and writer .
Barham, Richard Harris
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Richard Harris Barham (6 December 1788 – 17 June 1845) was an English cleric of the Church of England, novelist, and humorous poet. He was known better by his nom de plume Thomas Ingoldsby .
Barker, George
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George Granville Barker (26 February 1913 – 27 October 1991) was an English poet and author.. English poet and author
Les Barker (born 30 January 1947) is an English poet. He is best known for his comedic poetry and parodies of popular songs, however he has also produced some very serious thought-provoking written work.. English poet
Caspar Barlaeus (February 12, 1584 – January 14, 1648) was a Dutch polymath and Renaissance humanist, a theologian, poet, and historian.
Joel Barlow (March 24, 1754 – December 26, 1812) was an American poet, diplomat, and politician. In politics he supported the French Revolution and was an ardent Jeffersonian .
Mary Ethel Barnard (December 6, 1909 – August 25, 2001) was an American poet, biographer and Greek -to- English translator. She is known for her clear interpretation of the works of Sappho, a translation which has never gone out of print.
Maria Barnas (born 28 August 1973, Hoorn ) is a Dutch writer, poet and artist.
Barnefield, Richard
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Richard Barnfield (1574–1627) was an English poet .
William Barnes
Barnes, William
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An English writer, poet, minister, and philologist.. English writer poet minister and philologist
Barney, Natalie Clifford
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Natalie Clifford Barney (October 31, 1876 – February 2, 1972) was an American playwright, poet and novelist who lived as an expatriate in Paris .
Barnfield, Richard
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Richard Barnfield (1574–1627) was an English poet .
Baros, Linda Maria
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Linda Maria Baros (born 6 August 1981 in Bucharest ) is a French-language poet, translator and literary critic, one of the most powerful new voices on today’s poetry scene (the famous French literary award Guillaume Apollinaire Prize – 2007 and The Poetical Calling Prize – 2004). She lives in Paris, France.
John Barr of Craigilee (24 October 1809 – 18 September 1889) was a Scottish-New Zealand poet .
Elizabeth Barrett
Barrett, Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Barrett Browning (6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861) was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. Her poetry was widely popular in both England and the United States during her lifetime. A collection of her last poems was published by her husband, Robert Browning, shortly after her death.
Barros, Adriana de
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Adriana Aleixo Pereira de Barros (born 1976) is a Portuguese and Canadian illustrator, web designer, and poet.
Bart-Cišinski, Jakub
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Jakub Bart-Cišinski (20 August 1856 in Kuckau – 16 October 1909 in Panschwitz ), also known as Lužican, Jakub Bart Kukowski, was Sorbian poet, writer and playwrighter, translator of Czech, Polish, Italian and German literature. He produced his works in Upper Sorbian. He is also an inventor of modern Upper Sorbian poetic language.
Barton, Bernard
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Bernard Barton (1784–1849) was known as the Quaker poet .
John Barton (born 1957) is a Canadian poet .
Hem Barua (Assamese) (22 April 1915 – 9 April 1977) was a prominent Assamese poet and politician from Assam .
Barua, Nabakanta
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Navakanta Barua (Assamese) (December 29, 1926 – July 14, 2002), was a prominent Assamese novelist and poet. He was also known as Ekhud Kokaideu. As Sima Dutta he wrote many poems in his early life.
Baruch, Meir ben
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Meir of Rothenburg (c. 1215 – 2 May 1293) was a German Rabbi and poet, a major author of the tosafot on Rashi 's commentary on the Talmud. He is also known as Meir ben Baruch, the Maharam of Rothenburg. Rabbi Meïr ben Solomon of Perpignan, referred to Rab Meir of Rothenberg, as the "greatest Jewish leader of Zarfat" alive at the time, Zarfat is medeival Hebrew for France which was a reference to Charlemagne's rule of Germany.
Barzanji, Jalal
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Jalal Barzanji (born 1953 in Arbil northern of Iraq) is a contemporary Kurdish poet and writer.
Matsuo Basho (1644–1694), renku and haiku poet
Basinski, Michael
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Michael Basinski (born 1950 Buffalo, New York) is an American text, visual and sound poet. He is the curator of The Poetry/Rare Books Collection of the University Libraries, State University of New York at Buffalo. He performs as a solo poet and with the performance/sound ensemble, Bufffluxus.. American text visual and sound poet
Basmajian, Shaunt
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Shaunt Basmajian (30 September 1950 – 25 January 1990) was a Canadian poet and author.
Ellen Bass (born 1947, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American poet. American poet
Bassolé-Ouédraogo, Angèle
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Angèle Bassolé-Ouédraogo (born 1967) is an Ivoirian born Canadian poet and journalist. She was born in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire and raised in, Upper Volta and was educated at the University of Ouagadougou. She subsequently studied in Canada, receiving a doctorate from the University of Ottawa and a journalism degree from the Université de Montréal .
Basu, Buddhadeb
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Buddhadeva Bose (also spelt Buddhadeb Bosu ) (Bengali) (1908–1974) was a major Bengali writer of the 20th century. Frequently referred to as a poet, he was a versatile writer who wrote novels, short stories, plays and essays in addition to poetry. He was an influential critic and editor of his time. He is recognized as one of the five poets who moved to introduce modernity into Bengali poetry. It has been said that since Tagore, perhaps, there has been no greater talent in Bengali literature.
Bat-Miriam, Yocheved
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Yocheved Bat-Miriam (Hebrew : - ) (born 1901 in Russia – 7 January 1980 in Israel) was an Israeli poet. She is unusual among Hebrew poets in expressing nostalgia for the landscapes of the country of her birth. Yocheved migrated to British Palestine, later to be called Israel, in 1928. Her first book of poetry, Merahok ("From a distance") was published in 1929. In 1948, her son from her second marriage to writer Haim Hazaz died in the Israeli War of Independence .
Bataille, Henry
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Félix-Henri Bataille (b. April 4, 1872 in Nîmes, France, d. March 2, 1922 in Rueil-Malmaison ) was a French dramatist and poet. His works were extremely popular between 1900 and the start of World War I .
Batalvi, Shiv Kumar
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Shiv Kumar Batalvi (Punjabi : ) (1936–1973) was a Punjabi language poet, who was most known for his romantic poetry, noted for its heightened passion, pathos, separation and lover's agony
David Bates (March 6, 1809 – January 25, 1870) was an American poet .
Bathanti, Joseph
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Joseph Bathanti (born July 20, 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania ) is an American poet, novelist and professor. He was named by Governor Bev Perdue as the seventh North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2012–2014.
Ahmet Enis Batur (born 28 June 1952, Eskisehir, Turkey ) is a Turkish poet, essayist, novelist, and editor .
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One of the most influential French poets of the nineteenth century.. French poet essayist art critic and translator
William Bauer is a U.S. -born poet who immigrated with his wife, Nancy Bauer, to Fredericton, New Brunswick in 1965.
Baumvoll, Rachel
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Rachel Boymvol, sometimes spelled Baumvoll or Baumwoll (Russian : , Hebrew) (March 4, 1914, Odessa - June 16, 2000, Jerusalem ) was a poet and translator who wrote in both Yiddish and Russian.
Eric Baus is an American poet. He is the author of The To Sound, winner of the Verse Prize and the Greenwall Fund of the Academy of American Poets, and Tuned Doves.. American poet
Baxter, James K
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James Keir Baxter (29 June 1926 – 22 October 1972) was a poet, and is a celebrated figure in New Zealand society.
Baxter, James K.
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James Keir Baxter (29 June 1926 – 22 October 1972) was a poet, and is a celebrated figure in New Zealand society.
Bayldon, Arthur
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Arthur Bayldon (20 March 1865 – 26 September 1958) was an English-born Australian poet.
Baylebridge, William
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William Baylebridge was the pseudonym of Charles William Blocksidge (12 December 1883 – 7 May 1942), an Australian poet and short-story writer.
Bazeley Scurfield, George
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George Bazeley Scurfield was an English author, poet, and politician. He was born on 19 March 1920 in Leicestershire, England, and died on 15 December 1991 in Norwich, England. He married Cecilia Hopkinson in 1947 at Cambridge, England. They had five children, including their son the actor, Matthew Scurfield, and daughters; Sarah, Lucy, Poly and Sophy.. English poet novelist author and politician
Eric Beach, born 1947, is a New Zealand and Australian poet, playwright, and short story writer .
Beardsley, Doug
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Doug Beardsley (born April 27, 1941) is a Canadian poet and educator. He has collaborated with numerous other writers including Al Purdy, Theresa Kishkan and Charles Lillard .
Jan Beatty, American poet
Beauchemin, Nérée
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Charles-Nérée Beauchemin (February 20, 1850 – June 29, 1931) was a French Canadian regionalist poet and physician from Yamachiche, near Three Rivers, Quebec.
Beaulieu, Derek
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Derek Alexander Beaulieu (born 1973) is a Canadian poet, publisher and anthologist.
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Beaumont, Francis
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Francis Beaumont (1584 – 6 March 1616) was a dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre, most famous for his collaborations with John Fletcher.. poet dramatist in the English Renaissance theatre
Bruce Victor Beaver (14 February 1928 – 17 February 2004) was an Australian poet and novelist.
Toma Bebic (November 6, 1935 – February 4, 1990) was a Croatian multidisciplinary artist: musician, writer, actor, painter and poet. During his life he worked as a navy officer, police inspector, coach of HNK Hajduk Split and journalist for " Nedjeljna Dalmacija " and " Vjesnik ". He published six books of aphorisms, few books of poetry and one children's picture book.
Becerra, José Carlos
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José Carlos Becerra (1936–1970) was a Mexican poet.
Becerra, Marcos E.
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Marcos E. Becerra (April 25, 1870 – January 7, 1940) was a prolific Mexican writer, poet, and politician. He produced pioneering historical, linguistic, philological, and ethnographic studies relating to his country's pre-Columbian and early colonial past. He held important posts in the Mexican Federal Government as well as in the state governments of Tabasco and Chiapas. He was a distinguished member of the Mexican Academy of History.
Bechain, Kunwar
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Julian Beck (May 31, 1925 – September 14, 1985) was an American actor, director, poet, and painter. He is best known for co-founding and directing The Living Theatre, as well as his role as Kane the evil preacher in the 1986 movie Poltergeist II: The Other Side .
Beck, Philippe
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Philippe Beck, born in Strasbourg on April 21, 1963, is a French poet, writer and professor for Philosophy at University of Nantes, in France and European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
Beckett, Samuel
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Samuel Barclay Beckett (13 April 1906 – 22 December 1989) was an Irish avant-garde novelist, playwright, theatre director, and poet, who lived in Paris for most of his adult life and wrote in both English and French. His work offers a bleak, tragicomic outlook on human nature, often coupled with black comedy and gallows humour .
Beckman, Joshua
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Bécquer, Gustavo Adolfo
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Gustavo Adolfo Claudio 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 .
Bedersi, Jedaiah ben Abraham
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Jedaiah ben Abraham Bedersi (c. 1270 – c. 1340) (Hebrew) was a Jewish poet, physician, and philosopher; born at Béziers (hence his surname Bedersi). His Provençal name was En Bonet, which probably corresponds to the Hebrew name Tobiah (compare Oheb Nashim in the Zunz Jubelschrift, Hebrew part, p. 1); and, according to the practice of the Provençal Jews, he occasionally joined to his name that of his father, Abraham Profiat (Bedersi).
Ruth Bedford (1882 – 1963) was an Australian poet, playwright and fiction writer.
Faqir Qadir Bux Bedil (1815–1873)(Sindhi : ) better known by his nom de plume Bedil (one bereft of heart), was a Sufi Poet and scholar of great stature.After Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai and Sachal Sarmast other two stars that shone on the firmament of Sindhi poetry and who could measure up to them in excellence, were the father and son – Bedil and Bekas. They wrote poetry both in Sindhi and Persian. Bedil was well versed in a number of languages, Sindhi, Saraiki, Persian, Urdu, Arabic and Hindi. He has written poetry in Sindhi, Saraiki, Urdu, Persian and even in Hindi.
Bedil, Abul Ma'ani Abdul Qader
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Mawlana Abul-Ma'ani Mirza Abdul-Qadir Bedil (Persian : ), also known as Bedil Dehlavi (1642–1720), was a famous Afghan poet and Sufi born to a family of Chaghatay Turkic descent. He was born in Khwaja Rawash, Kabul Capital of Afghanistan.
Beekman, Vladimir
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Vladimir Beekman (born 23 August 1929 in Tallinn – 3 October 2009 in Tallinn) was an Estonian writer, poet and translator.
Philip Begho (born 11 January 1956) is an award-winning Nigerian writer (dramatist, children’s writer, novelist, short story writer, and poet), the author of more than forty books. Born in Warri, Delta State, of an Itsekiri father and a mother of mixed race, he received his secondary school education at King’s College, Lagos, and obtained an LLB. from the University of Lagos and an LL.M. from the University of London (London School of Economics ). Though he currently works as a full-time writer, he has worked as a journalist, a banker, a businessman, a legal practitioner and a university lecturer. He has also engaged in film and theatrical production. His dramatic writing cuts across film, television, radio and the stage, and several of his stage plays have won awards. He also writes songs and non-fiction works, and his law book Company Formation: Precedents on Objects of Incorporation has gone into several editions.
Behan, Brendan
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Brendan Francis Behan (/ ' b i n / BEE -n ; Irish : Breandán Ó Beacháin ; 9 February 1923 – 20 March 1964) was an Irish poet, short story writer, novelist, and playwright who wrote in both English and Irish. He was also an Irish republican and a volunteer in the Irish Republican Army. Born in Dublin into a republican family, he became a member of the IRA's youth organisation Fianna Éireann at the age of fourteen. However, there was also a strong emphasis on Irish history and culture in the home, which meant he was steeped in literature and patriotic ballads from a tender age. Behan eventually joined the IRA at sixteen, which led to him serving time in a borstal youth prison in the United Kingdom and was also imprisoned in Republic of Ireland. During this time, he took it upon himself to study and he became a fluent speaker of the Irish language. Subsequently released from prison as part of a general amnesty given by the Fianna Fáil government in 1946, Behan moved between homes in Dublin, Kerry and Connemara and also resided in Paris for a period.
Behbahani, Simin
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Simin Beh'bahani (Persian) (born 20 June 1927 in Tehran, Iran ) is one of the most prominent figures of the modern Persian literature and one of the most outstanding amongst the contemporary Persian poets. She is Iran's national poet and an icon of the Iranian intelligentsia and literati who affectionately refer to her as the lioness of Iran. She has been nominated twice for the Nobel Prize in literature, and has "received many literary accolades around the world."
Aphra Behn (10 July 1640 – 16 April 1689) was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration and was one of the first English professional female writers. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature.. English Restoration dramatist; one of first English professional female writers
Priidu Beier (pseudonyms : Matti Moguci, Pierre Bezuhhov; born 16 October 1957 in Tartu ) is an Estonian poet and teacher. He has edited several publications and is also a member of the Estonian Writers' Union and Estonian Literary Society. Between 1984–1990 he was the Head of the Pedagogical arts sector of Tartu Art Museum. In 2007 he presented a poetry collection in Tartu with Doris Kareva. According to Tartu Postimees, Beier lives like a monk. He teaches art history at the Hugo Treffner Gymnasium in Tartu.
Beiles, Sinclair
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Sinclair Beiles (b. Kampala, Uganda, 1930 - 2000, Johannesburg ) was a South African beat poet and editor for Maurice Girodias at the Olympia Press in Paris. He developed along with William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin the cut-up technique of writing poetry and literature.
Bekas, Muhammad Mohsin
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Muhammad Mohsin (1859–1882) was a Sindhi poet, famous under his nom-de-plume Bekas. He was son of Faqeer Bedil and first follower of his school of thought in poetry and is also buried at the same place so the shrine is commonly known as shrine of Bedil and Bekas.
Ken Belford (born 1946) is a poet from Bemont, Alberta presently (as of 2006 [update] ) living in Prince George, British Columbia. He is known for his prolific chapbook making. Belford has been active in Canadian poetry since the 1960s.
Beli, Iorwerth
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Iorwerth Beli (fl. second half of the 14th century) was a Welsh language poet. Very little is known of his life.
Erin Belieu (born 1967 Omaha, Nebraska) is an American poet.. American poet
Julian Heward Bell (4 February 1908 – 18 July 1937) was an English poet, and the son of Clive and Vanessa Bell (who was the elder sister of Virginia Woolf ). The writer Quentin Bell was his younger brother, and the writer and painter Angelica Garnett was his half-sister. His relationship with his mother is explored in Susan Sellers ' novel Vanessa and Virginia .
An American poet.. American poet and teacher who was the first Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa
Bellamy, Jacobus
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Jacob (Jacobus) Bellamy (November 12, 1757 in Flushing, Netherlands (local name Vlissingen ) – March 11, 1786 in Utrecht ) was a Dutch poet .
Lisa (Marie) Bellear (born, Melbourne, Victoria, 2 May 1961 – died, Melbourne, 5 July 2006) was an Indigenous Australian poet, photographer, activist, spokeswoman, dramatist, comedian and broadcaster. She was a Goernpil woman of the Noonuccal people of Minjerribah (Stradbroke Island ), Queensland. Her uncles were Bob Bellear, Australia's first Indigenous judge, and Sol Bellear who helped to found the Aboriginal Housing Corporation in Redfern in 1972.
Belleau, Rémy
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Remy (or Rémi) Belleau (1528 – 6 March 1577) was a poet of the French Renaissance. He is most known for his paradoxical poems of praise for simple things and his poems about precious stones.
Belli, Gioconda
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Gioconda Belli (born December 9, 1948 in Managua, Nicaragua) is an author, novelist and renowned Nicaraguan poet.. Nicaraguan poet and novelist
Bellinghausen, Hermann
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Hermann Bellinghausen (born May 17, 1953) is a Mexican physician, poet, writer, and editor.
Bello, Andrés
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Andrés de Jesús María y José Bello López (November 29, 1781 – October 15, 1865) was a Venezuelan humanist, poet, legislator, philosopher, educator and philologist, whose political and literary works constitute an important part of Spanish American culture. Bello is featured on the old 2,000 Venezuelan bolívar and the 20,000 Chilean peso notes. There is also a decoration, the Venezuelan Order of Andrés Bello.
Xuan Bello Fernán (born 1965 in Tineo, Asturias, Spain) is a poet and one of the best known contemporary Asturian writers.. best-known asturian language poet
Hilaire Belloc
Belloc, Hilaire
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One of the most prolific writers in England during the early twentieth century.. Anglo-French writer and historian
Bellviure, Pau de
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Pau de Bellviure (Catalan pronunciation:  ['paw ð ße'ßiw] ) was a Catalan poet of the fourteenth and/or fifteenth centuries. To the Catalan and Spanish writers of the Renaissance he was a model of courtly love who had attained gran fama (great fame). Pere Torroella lists him among the "doctors" of poetry. According to Ausiàs March, his love for his lady turned him mad and he broke his neck and died, a martyr to love.
Boris Nikolaevich Bugaev (Russian : ´ ´ ´, IPA:  [b'ris nk'lajvt b'gajf]  (listen ) ), better known by the pen name Andrei Bely (Russian : ´ ´, IPA:  [n'drej 'belj]  (listen ) ; 26 October  [ O.S. 14 October]  1880 – 8 January 1934), was a Russian novelist, poet, theorist, and literary critic. His novel Petersburg was regarded by Vladimir Nabokov as one of the four greatest novels of the 20th century.
John Bemrose is a Canadian arts journalist, novelist, poet and playwright. His arts reviews have appeared in Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, the National Post and on CBC Radio .
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Gottfried Benn (2 May 1886 Putlitz, Brandenburg – 7 July 1956 West Berlin ) was a German essayist, novelist, and expressionist poet. A doctor of medicine, he initially welcomed but soon thereafter criticized the National Socialist regime.
Menahem Ben (born October 31, 1948) is an Israeli poet and journalist and an outspoken literary and culture critic. He is a frequent op-ed contributor and authors two weekly columns, on culture and literature, in the Maariv daily newspaper, as well as a monthly book review page in that paper's literary supplement.
Ben-Yitzhak, Avraham
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Avraham Ben-Yitzhak (1883 – 1950) was an Israeli Hebrew poet.
Benders, M. H.
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Martinus Hendrikus (Martijn) Benders (born 23 July 1971, Helmond [1] ) is a Dutch poet who currently lives in Istanbul, Turkey. [2] M.H. Benders was one of the first Dutch poets that worked with multimedia on the internet and exploited one of the most critical literary sites, Loewak. He won the Meervaart Price for Literature in 1994 and the Dunya Price for Literature in 2003. However, instead of collecting these prices himself he sent Dikke Dennis to read poetry pretending to be M.H.Benders. On another occasion the Dutch composer Samuel Vriezen performed pretending to be Benders with a fake moustache .
Dattatreya Ramachandra Bendre (31 January 1896 – 21 October 1981) was amongst the most famous of Kannada poets of the Navodaya Period. Praised as varakavi, literally 'gifted poet', he was the second person among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada, the highest literary honour conferred in India. He wrote under the pen-name of Ambikatanayadatta ("Datta, Child of Ambika"). He also held the title Karnataka kula Thilaka ("The light of the Kannada Nation") conferred by Udupi Adamaru Math. He was conferred Padma Shri by Government of India.
Benedetti, Mario
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Mario Orlando Hardy Hamlet Brenno Benedetti Farrugia (Spanish pronunciation:  ['majo ßene'ðeti]  (listen ) ; 14 September 1920 – 17 May 2009), known as Mario Benedetti, was an Uruguayan journalist, novelist, and poet as well as being an integral member of the Generación del 45. In spite of publishing more than 80 books and being published in twenty languages he was not well known in the English-speaking world, but in the Spanish -speaking world he was considered one of Latin America 's most important writers from the latter half of the 20th-century.
Benediktsson, Einar
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Einar Benediktsson (1864–1940) was an Icelandic poet and lawyer .
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Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benét is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, " The Devil and Daniel Webster " (1936) and " By the Waters of Babylon " (1937). In 2009, The Library of America selected Benét’s story “The King of the Cats” (1929) for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub .
William Rose Benet
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William Rose Benét (February 2, 1886 – May 4, 1950) was an American poet, writer, and editor. He was the older brother of Stephen Vincent Benét .
Benfras, Dafydd
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Dafydd Benfras (fl. 1230-1260) was a Welsh language court poet regarded by Saunders Lewis and others as one of the greatest of the 'Poets of the Princes' (Beirdd y Tywysogion ).
Bengtsson, Frans G.
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Frans Gunnar Bengtsson (4 October 1894 – 19 December 1954) was a Swedish novelist, essayist, poet and biographer. He was born in Tossjö (now in Ängelholm Municipality ) in Skåne and died at Ribbingsfors Manor in northern Västergötland .
Mihai Beniuc (November 20, 1907, in Sebis, Arad County (then Austria-Hungary ) – June 24, 1988) was a Romanian socialist realist poet, dramatist and novelist. He graduated from the University of Cluj in 1931 majoring in psychology, philosophy and sociology. This was reflected in his writing, particularly the novels. He was the President of the Writers' Union of Romania and a member of the Romanian Academy .
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Gwendolyn B. Bennett (July 8, 1902 – May 30, 1981) was an African-American writer who contributed to Opportunity, which chronicled cultural advancements in Harlem. Though often overlooked, she herself made considerable accomplishments in poetry and prose. She is perhaps best known for her short story "Wedding Day", which was published in the first issue of Fire!! .
Jim Bennett (born 1951 in Liverpool) is a poet. He performed alongside Roger McGough and Adrian Henri in the late 1960s.. A Liverpool
Bennis, Mohammed
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Mohammed Bennis is a Moroccan poet and one of the most important poets of the Modern Arabic Poetry. He was born in Fez, Morocco, in 1948. He contributes energetically to the modern Arabic poetry and he enjoys since the 1970s, a particular status in the Arab culture. Muhsin J. al-Musawi writes about him: “The Moroccan poet Muhammad Bennis’ articulations tend to validate his poetics in the first place, to encapsulate the overlapping and contestation of genres in a dialectic that takes into account power politics whose tropes are special. As a discursive threshold between Arab East and the Moroccan West, tradition and modernity, and also a site of contestation and configuration, Muhammad Bennis Self-justifications may reveal another poetic predilection, too.”.
Benoit, Robbie
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Robbie Benoit is a Canadian poet and writer. A longtime resident of Whitehorse, Yukon, he is best known for his Tall Yukon Tales .
Nelly Anna "Nel" Benschop (16 January 1918 – 31 January 2005) was a Dutch poet. She was a best selling poet in the Netherlands.
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Isaac de Benserade (French:  [b~.sad] ; baptized November 5, 1613 – October 10, 1691) was a French poet.
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Pierre-Jean de Béranger (19 August 1780 – 16 July 1857) was a prolific French poet and chansonnier (songwriter ), who enjoyed great popularity and influence in France during his lifetime, but faded into obscurity in the decades following his death. He has been described as "the most popular French songwriter of all time" and "the first superstar of French popular music".
Berberian, Reteos
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Reteos Berberian (born Constantinople, Ottoman Turkey 1848 - died Üsküdar, Ottoman Turkey 1907) was a famed Armenian educator, pedagogue, principal, writer, poet, and founder of the prestigious Armenian school Berberian Varjaran (school).
Berceo, Gonzalo de
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Gonzalo de Berceo (ca. 1197 – before 1264) was a Spanish poet born in the Riojan village of Berceo, close to the major Benedictine monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla. He is celebrated for his poems on religious subjects, written in a style of verse which has been called Mester de Clerecía, shared with more secular productions such as the Libro de Alexandre, the Libro de Apolonio. He is considered the first Spanish poet known by name.
Bergeron, Jean-Philippe
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Jean-Philippe Bergeron (born 1978 Saint-Hyacinthe ) is a Quebec writer and poet. He won the Prix Alain-Grandbois in 2004.
Bo Bergman (6 October 1869; Stockholm – 17 November 1967; Stockholm) was a Swedish writer, literary critic and member of the Swedish Academy, sitting in Seat 12 from 1925 until his death. His works form the inspiration for works by several major Swedish composers, including: Wilhelm Stenhammar, Ture Rangström, and Karin Rehnqvist.. Swedish writer literary critic and member of the Swedish Academy
Bergstedt, Harald
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Harald Bergstedt (Harald Alfred Petersen, Køge, 10 August 1877 - Copenhagen, 19 September 1965) was a Danish writer, novelist, playwright and a poet.
Bergstein, Fania
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Fania Bergstein (Hebrew) was a Hebrew poet, born in 1908 in Szczuczyn, Congress Poland, Russian Empire. Fania Bergstein participated in the Zionist youth movement He-Halutz Hatzair. In 1930 she immigrated to British Mandate of Palestine, and joined Kibbutz Gvat. She died of heart failure at the age of 42, on September 18, 1950.
Ilhan Berk (1918–2008), Turkish poet
Bill Berkson (born August 30, 1939) is an American poet, critic, teacher and sometime curator, who has been active in the art and literary worlds since his early twenties.
David Berman (born January 4, 1967) is an American poet, cartoonist, and singer-songwriter best known for his work with indie-rock band the Silver Jews .
Bernárdez, Francisco Luis
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Francisco Luis Bernárdez (October 5, 1900 – 1978) was an Argentine poet, born in Buenos Aires .
Bernhard, Thomas
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Thomas Bernhard (born Nicolaas Thomas Bernhard ; February 9, 1931 – February 12, 1989) was an Austrian novelist, playwright and poet. Bernhard, whose body of work has been called "the most significant literary achievement since World War II ," is widely considered to be one of the most important German-speaking authors of the postwar era.
Bernstein, Charles
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Charles Bernstein (born April 4, 1950) is an American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar. Bernstein holds the Donald T. Regan Chair in the Department of English at the University of Pennsylvania. He is one of the most prominent members of the Language poets (or L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poets). In 2006 he was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2005, Bernstein was awarded the Dean's Award for Innovation in Teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. Educated at Harvard College, he has been visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Creative Writing at Columbia University, Brown University, and Princeton University. A volume of Bernstein's selected poetry from the past thirty years, "All the Whiskey in Heaven," was published in 2010 by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. Bernstein's continued commitment to small presses remains strong - In the same year that FSG released his major collection, Chax Press released "Umbra," a collection of Berstein's latest translations of poems from multiple languages. The Salt Companion to Charles Bernstein is forthcoming from Salt Publishing. Bernstein will serve as Distinguished Visiting Professor of Poetry, Poetics, and Theory at Princeton University in the Fall Term of 2011. In May of the same year, The University of Chicago Press will release Bernstein's new collection of essays, "Attack of the Difficult Poems: Essays and Inventions.". American poet theorist editor and literary scholar; prominent Language poet
Berold, Robert
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Robert Berold (born 1948) is a South African poet, editor and author
Béroul was a Norman poet of the 12th century. He wrote Tristan, a Norman language version of the legend of Tristan and Iseult of which a certain number of fragments (approximately 3000 verses) have been preserved; it is the earliest representation of the so-called "vulgar" version of the legend (the "courtly" version being represented by fragments from Thomas of Britain 's poem). Eilhart von Oberge wrote a treatment of this version in German, and many of Béroul's episodes that do not appear in Thomas reappear in the Prose Tristan. Beroul's poem survives in a single manuscript now in the Bibliothèque Nationale in Paris. This copy is poorly written and there is a suggestion that part of the poem was written by a different scribe to the rest. The actual content of the poem also differs from the modern conception of what a narrative poem should be; the plot is disjointed and lacking in a flow of cause and effect, and the characters are poorly defined. Nevertheless, Fedrick proposes that this was common of literature in Beroul's time.
Berrigan, Anselm
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Anselm Berrigan (born 1972 in Chicago, Illinois ) is a poet and teacher. He grew up in New York City, where he currently resides with his wife, poet Karen Weiser. From 2003 to 2007, he served as artistic director at the St. Mark's Poetry Project. He is the brother of poet and musician Edmund Berrigan, half-brother of Kate Berrigan and scientist David Berrigan, son of poets Alice Notley and the late Ted Berrigan, and stepson of the late English poet and prose writer Douglas Oliver. He has also lived in Buffalo, NY at the "Ranch" and was known lovingly as "Anton" in San Francisco, CA. He is a co-chair of the writing program at the Bard College summer MFA program and a professor at Wesleyan University. He has also taught writing at Brooklyn College, Rutgers University, Pratt Institute, and the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa. His newest work, which is a book-length poem called Notes From Irrelevance, will be released on September 1st, 2011, through Wave Books .
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Daniel Berrigan, SJ (born May 9, 1921) is an American poet, peace activist, and Catholic priest. Daniel and his brother Philip were for a time on the FBI Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list for their involvement in antiwar protests during the Vietnam war.. American Catholic priest peace activist and poet
Ted Berrigan (15 November 1934 – 4 July 1983) was an American poet .
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Berry, Wendell
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An American novelist, essayist, poet, professor, cultural critic and farmer.. American man of letters academic cultural and economic critic and farmer
John Berryman
Berryman, John
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An American poet considered one of the founders of the Confessional school of poetry.. American poet and scholar
Bertrand, Aloysius
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Louis Jacques Napoléon Bertrand, more well known by his pen name Aloysius Bertrand (April 20, 1807 — April 29, 1841), was a French Romantic poet, playwright and journalist. He is famous for having introduced prose poetry in French literature, and is considered a forerunner of the Symbolist movement. His masterpiece is the collection of prose poems Gaspard de la nuit, that was published posthumously in 1842 and had three of its poems famously adapted to a homonymous piano suite by Maurice Ravel in 1908.
Beshiktashlian, Nshan
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Nshan Beshiktashlian (born in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire, 1898 - died Paris, France, 1972) was an Armenian poet, writer, satirist, and novelist.
Charles Best (1570–1627) was an English poet.
Bethell, Mary Ursula
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Mary Ursula Bethell (6 October 1874–15 January 1945) was a New Zealand social worker and poet. She was born in Horsell, Surrey, England on 6 October 1874.
Béthune, Conon de
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Conon de Béthune (c. 1150 [1] in the former Artois region, today Pas-de-Calais - December 17, 1219 or 1220, in or near Constantinople or perhaps Adrianople ) was a crusader and " trouvère " poet.
John Betjeman
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An English poet, writer and broadcaster.. English poet writer and broadcaster
Betts, Craven Langstroth
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Craven Langstroth Betts (1853—1941) was a Canadian poet and author.
Beveridge, Judith
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Judith Beveridge (born 1956) is a contemporary Australian poet, editor and academic .
Bevington, Helen
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Helen Smith Bevington (1906-2001) was an American poet, prose author, and educator. She was born in Afton, New York. Bevington was reared in Worcester, New York where her father was a Methodist minister. Her younger brother, Boyce Smith (later known as Rev. Ray Vaughn, was also a Methodist minister. Bevington attended the University of Chicago and earned a degree in philosophy. She proceeded to write a thesis about Thoreau, earning a master’s degree from Columbia University. In 1928, she married Merle M. Bevington. The couple travelled abroad, returning in 1929 in response to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Both Bevingtons taught English at Duke University starting in the 1940s. Bevington's Duke teaching career spanned from 1943 to 1976. Merle Bevington died in 1964.. American poet prose author and educator
Tajal Bewas (Sindhi), whose pen name was "Taj Mohammed Samoo" (1938 – 13 December 2008), was a Sindhi - and Urdu -language poet, novelist, short-story writer, teacher and government official in Pakistan.
Beyatli, Yahya Kemal
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Yahya Kemal Beyatli, born Ahmet Âgâh (December 2, 1884 – November 1, 1958), born Ahmed Agâh, was a leading Turkish poet and author, as well as a politician and diplomat.
Bhalla, Harbans
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Harbans Bhalla (7 May 1930 - 5 April 1993) is the author of Peelay Pattar, a long Urdu epic poem titled Peelay Pattar, a creation realized after 14 years of writing. He was a writer, poet, philosopher, and a scholar, who wrote in Persian language, Shahmukhi and Urdu languages .
Bhandari, Rajendra
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This is an article about the Nepali-language poet. For the athlete, see Rajendra Bahadur Bhandari
Bhanja, Upendra
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KabiSamrta Upendra Bhanja (Oriya) (born during 1670 (opinions differ between 1670 and 1688) at Kullada, Ghumusara, near the town 'Bhanjanagar', a princely state in Odisha and died during 1740 (again opinions differ)) was considered as the greatest poet of Oriya Literature and was awarded the title "Kavi-Samrata" (also given as Kabi) – "The Emperor of the Poets". Born in a royal family, Upendra Bhanja had never eyed for throne. His first wife was the sister of the king of Nayagarh and the daughter of the king of Banapur was his second wife, who was an erudite princess and gave Upendra Bhanja poetical inspiration in an abundant measure. His grand father King Dhananjaya Bhanja was a great poet and wrote Raghunath Bilash (The Ramayana), Ratna Manjari (a poetical romance) etc., which provided models to Upendrabhanja for writing. But unlike his grandfather, he preferred his entire life to poetry rather than to ruling over a kingdom. He had a thorough training in Sanskrit classical literature and mastered Sanskrit dictionaries such as Amar-Kosha, Trikanda Kosha and Medini-Kosha. He even wrote a dictionary Geetabhidhana for helping poets. A statue of him was built in Bhanjanagar, near State Bank of India
Bharathi, Subramaniya
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Chinnaswami Subramania Bharati (Tamil : ) (December 11, 1882 – September 11, 1921) was an Indian writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist and social reformer from Tamil Nadu, India. Popularly known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar (Tamil), he is a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry.
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Chinnaswami Subramania Bharati (Tamil : ) (December 11, 1882 – September 11, 1921) was an Indian writer, poet, journalist, Indian independence activist and social reformer from Tamil Nadu, India. Popularly known as Mahakavi Bharathiyar (Tamil), he is a pioneer of modern Tamil poetry.
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Bharathidasan (Tamil : ) (April 29, 1891 – April 21, 1964; also spelt Bharatidasan ) was a 20th-century Tamil poet and rationalist whose literary works handled mostly socio-political issues. His writings served as a catalyst for the growth of the Dravidian movement in Tamil Nadu. In addition to poetry, his views found expression in other forms such as plays, film scripts, short stories and essays. He was mentored by Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathi (after whom he called himself "Bharathidasan").
Bharavi (IAST : Bharavi, Sanskrit : ) (c. 6th century CE) was a Sanskrit poet known for his Mahakavya (epic), the Kiratarjuniya (Arjuna and the Mountain Man) in 18 cantos based on an episode from the Mahabharata .
Bharti, Dharmveer
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poet, author, playwright and a social thinker
Pulloottupadathu Bhaskara Menon (21 April 1924 – 25 February 2007), better known as P. Bhaskaran, was a famous Malayalam poet and lyricist of Malayalam film songs. He penned more than 3000 songs for about 250 films. He also directed 44 Malayalam feature films and 3 documentaries, produced 6 feature films and acted in several movies. For his overall contributions to Malayalam cinema, he was awarded J.C.Daniel Lifetime Achievement Award by the Government of Kerala.
Suresh Bhat (Marathi : ; April 15, 1932 – March 14, 2003) was a noted Marathi poet from the state of Maharashtra, India. He was known as Ghazal Samrat (Emperor of ghazals ) for his exposition of the ghazal form of poetry and its adaptation to the Marathi language .
Bhattacharya, Hiren
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Hiren Bhattacharyya (Assamese) (28 July 1932 – 4 July 2012) was one of the best known poets working in the Assamese language. He had innumerable works published in Assamese and achieved many prizes and accolades for his poetry. He is known as Hiruda (Assamese : ) among his fans. Prem aru Rodalir Kobi (Poet of Love and Sunshine ) (Assamese : ’ ) is his other name in the Assamese literature .
Bhattacharya, Sukanta
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Sukanta Bhattacharya (Bengali) (  Bhôacharjo   (help · info ) ) (15 August 1926 – 13 May 1947) was a Bengali poet and playwright. Along with Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam, he was one of the key figures of modern Bengali poetry, despite the fact that most of his works had been in publication posthumously. During his life, his poems were not widely circulated, but after his death his reputation grew to the extent that he became one of the most popular Bengali poet of the 20th century. He has had a significant influence on poet Subhas Mukhopadhyay and composer Salil Chowdhury who set some of his popular poems to music.
Rupa Bhawani (ca. 1620 - ca. 1720) was a Kashmiri mystic poet.
Bhitai, Abdul Latif
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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also referred to by the honorifics: Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah ) (1689 – 1752) (Sindhi : , Urdu :, ) is famous Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated to English, Urdu, and other languages. His work has been compared frequently to great Persian poet Rumi. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, described Shah Latif as a "direct emanation of Rumi's spirituality in South Asia."
Bhittai, Shah Abdul Latif
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Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai (also referred to by the honorifics: Lakhino Latif, Latif Ghot, Bhittai, and Bhitt Jo Shah ) (1689 – 1752) (Sindhi : , Urdu :, ) is famous Sindhi Sufi scholar, mystic, saint, poet, and musician. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Sindhi language. His collected poems were assembled in the compilation Shah Jo Risalo, which exists in numerous versions and has been translated to English, Urdu, and other languages. His work has been compared frequently to great Persian poet Rumi. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, described Shah Latif as a "direct emanation of Rumi's spirituality in South Asia."
Bhima Bhoi (1850–1895) was a poet and Satya Mahima Dharma activist from Orissa, India.
Kaif Bhopali (Urdu) was an Indian Urdu poet and lyricist. He was a well-known poet in the Urdu mushaira circles, he is most known as the writer of songs like Chalo Dildar Chalo sung by Mohd. Rafi, in Kamal Amrohi 's 1972 classic, Pakeezah.
Bhopali, Mohsin
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Mohsin Bhopali (Urdu) (born 1932, Bhopal, British India died January 18, 2007, Karachi, Pakistan ) was an acclaimed Urdu poet from Pakistan .
Biadula, Zmitrok
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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.
Bialik, Hayim Nahman
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Hayim Nahman Bialik (Hebrew : ; January 9, 1873 – July 4, 1934), also Chaim or Haim, was a Jewish poet who wrote primarily in Hebrew but also in Yiddish. Bialik was one of the pioneers of modern Hebrew poetry and came to be recognized as Israel 's national poet .
Bialoszewski, Miron
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Miron Bialoszewski (Polish pronunciation:  ['mirn bjaw'fski] ; June 30, 1922 – June 17, 1983), born in Warsaw, Poland, was a Polish poet, novelist, playwright and actor .
THE Holy Bible is a written revelation from the Sovereign Lord Jehovah to all people on this earth. This inspired book has global appeal, since it contains good news of a God-designed Messianic Kingdom that will establish peace and righteousness forever on a united Paradise earth. Fittingly, the complete Bible has been referred to as the Divine Library (Lat., Bibliotheca Divina), made up of 66 officially cataloged books that are accepted as the inspired guide for determining truth. While many divide the two major sections of the Bible into “The Old Testament” and “The New Testament,” we designate the first 39 books as the Hebrew Scriptures and the remaining 27 books as the Christian Greek Scriptures, basing such a decision on language rather than on a claimed “Testament” division.
Frank Bidart (born May 27, 1939 in Bakersfield, California ) is an American academic and poet.
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Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (born June 24, 1842; assumed to have died sometime after December 26, 1913 ) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist, and satirist. He wrote the short story " An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge " and compiled a satirical lexicon The Devil's Dictionary. His vehemence as a critic, his motto "Nothing matters", and the sardonic view of human nature that informed his work, all earned him the nickname "Bitter Bierce".
Vonani Bila (born 1972) is a South African author and poet. He is the founder and editor of the poetry journal Timbila and directs the Timbila Poetry Project in Limpopo Province. He works as the co-ordinator of the Limpopo NGO Coalition and edits the newspaper Community Gazette. He has written eight story books in English and Tsonga for newly literate adult readers. His poetry has been published in the collection No Free Sleeping. In 2003 Vonani Bila released his first music and poetry CD, 'Dahl Street, Pietersburg'. He is an embodiment of the voice of the black protest [ citation needed ]. Bila participated in the 'Poetry Africa 2005', an International festival of poetry held in Durban, South Africa.
Olavo Brás Martins dos Guimarães Bilac (December 16, 1865 – December 28, 1918) was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, journalist and translator. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Raimundo Correia, he was a member of the "Parnassian Triad". Elected the "Prince of Brazilian Poets" in 1907 by the magazine Fon-Fon, he is famous for writing the lyrics of the Brazilian Flag Anthem .
Bilderdijk, Willem
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Willem Bilderdijk (Dutch pronunciation:  ['lm 'bldrdik] ) (Amsterdam, September 7, 1756 - Haarlem, December 18, 1831), Dutch poet, the son of an Amsterdam physician. When he was six years old an accident to his foot incapacitated him for ten years, and he developed habits of continuous and concentrated study. His parents were ardent partisans of the House of Orange-Nassau, and Bilderdijk grew up with strong monarchical and Calvinistic convictions.
Ali F. Bilir (born in 1945 in Gülnar, Mersin, Turkey ) is a poet, author and critic, and an active member of Turkish Authors Association. He attended the School of Medicine for a year, but graduated from the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Istanbul, in 1969.
Billings, Robert
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Robert Billings (1949 – 1986) was a Canadian poet and editor.
Luo Binwang (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Luò Binwáng; Wade–Giles: Lo Pinwang, ca. 640–December 29, 684), courtesy name Guanguang (/), was a Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty. His family was from modern Wuzhou, Zhejiang, but he was raised in Shandong. Luo is grouped with Wang Bo, Yang Jiong (/) and Lu Zhaolin (/) as one of the Four Greats of the Early Tang as the most outstanding writers of their time.. Chinese writer and poet recognized as one of the Four Greats of the Early Tang
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An English poet, dramatist and art scholar.. English poet dramatist and art scholar
Earle Alfred Birney, OC, FRSC (13 May 1904 – 3 September 1995) was a distinguished Canadian poet and novelist, who twice won the Governor General's Award, Canada's top literary honor, for his poetry.. Canadian anti-conventional poet also wrote novels short stories drama
Marcus Birro (born 15 June 1972 in Göteborg, Sweden ) is a Swedish-Italian (Italian citizen) poet, author and columnist at Sveriges Radio. Birro also blogs at Expressen and is a presenter on SR Östergötland, where he is the host of Karlavagnen on Sveriges Radio P4. He is the brother of author Peter Birro. Marcus Birro lives on Södermalm with his wife and two children.
Nevin Birsa (August 25 1947 - October 1 2003) was a Slovene poet.. Slovene poet
Elizabeth Bishop
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An American poet and writer.. American poet and short-story writer; US Poet Laureate
Bishop, Samuel
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Samuel Bishop (21 September 1731 – 17 November 1795) was a poet born in London, and educated at Merchant Taylors' School and Oxford University. He then took orders and served as Headmaster of Merchant Taylor's School (1783-1795). His poems on miscellaneous subjects fill two quarto volumes and the best of them are those to his wife and daughter. He also published essays.
Bismil, Ram Prasad
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Ram Prasad Bismil   pronunciation   (help · info ) (11 June 1897 – 19 December 1927) was an Indian revolutionary who participated in Mainpuri Conspiracy of 1918, and the Kakori conspiracy of 1925, both against British Empire. As well as being a freedom fighter, he was also a patriotic poet and wrote in Hindi and Urdu using the pen names Ram, Agyat and Bismil. But, he became popular with the last name "Bismil" only. He was associated with Arya Samaj where he got inspiration from Satyarth Prakash, a book written by Swami Dayanand Saraswati. He also had a confidential connection with Lala Har Dayal through his guru Swami Somdev, a preacher of Arya Samaj.
Bill Bissett (born William Frederick Bissett, November 23, 1939) is a Canadian poet famous for his anti-conventional style. He deliberately does not capitalise his name.. Canadian anti-conventional poet
Erez Biton (born 1942 in Oran, Algeria ) is an Hebrew poet. Born in North Africa, he immigrated to Israel in 1948. At the age of 10, he was blinded by a stray hand grenade that he found. He spent the rest of his childhood in Jerusalem's Institute for the Blind. He received a degree in social work from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Later in life, he studied psychology in Bar Ilan University. Biton was a journalist and published a weekly column in the Israeli newspaper Maariv .
Bitsui, Sherwin
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Sherwin Bitsui is originally from Baa'oogeedí (White Cone, Arizona), on the Navajo Nation. Currently, he lives in Tucson, Arizona. He is Navajo of the Todich'íi'nii (Bitter Water Clan), born for the Tl'ízílání (Many Goats Clan).. American Navajo poet
Bjørnvig, Thorkild
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Thorkild Strange Bjørnvig (Danish : ['tkil 'bjnvi] ) (February 2, 1918, Aarhus, Denmark – March 5, 2004, Samsø ) was a Danish author and poet. His 1955 collection of poems Anubis is a part of the Danish Culture Canon. He studied literature at the University of Copenhagen and his prize winning MA thesis (1947) was about Rainer Maria Rilke whose works he later translated into Danish. With Bjørn Poulsen he founded the literary journal Heretica as a reaction against the modernist and realist wave in Danish literature that had prevailed in the years before the War.
Black, Sophie Cabot
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Sophie Cabot Black (born 1958) is an American prize-winning poet who has taught creative writing at Columbia University.
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Thomas (or Tom or Tommy ) Blackburn may refer to:
Blacklock, Thomas
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Thomas Blacklock (10 November 1721 – 7 July 1791) was a Scottish poet .
Peter Bladen, (1922 – 2001) was an Australian poet born at Perth. He was later educated at the University of Western Australia, and the University of Melbourne. He travelled extensively through Australia, working in the 1960s as a journalist and writer, including writing for The Mavis Bramston Show. In the 1980s moved to Turkey, where he became a Muslim and took the name Yusuf Bladen-Pryor.
Lucian Blaga (Romanian pronunciation: ; May 9, 1895 – May 6, 1961) was a Romanian philosopher, poet, and playwright.. Romanian philosopher poet and playwright
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An English poet, painter, and printmaker.. English painter poet and printmaker
Blamire, Susanna
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Susanna Blamire (1747–1794) was an English poet, known as The Muse of Cumberland. Her poems, collected in 1842, depicted Cumbrian life and manners. Her song And Ye shall walk in silk attire is particularly remembered.
Blanco (poet), Alberto
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Alberto Blanco is considered one of Mexico's most important poets. Born in Mexico City on February 18, 1951, he spent his childhood and adolescence in that city, and he studied chemistry at the Universidad Iberoamericana and philosophy at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. For two years, he pursued a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies, specializing in China, at El Colegio de México. 1 Blanco was first published in a journal in 1970. He was co-editor and designer of the poetry journal El Zaguan (1975–1977), and a grant recipient of the Centro Mexicano de Escritores (Mexican Center of Writers, 1977), el Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (the National Institute of Fine Arts, 1980), and the Fondo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (National Fund for Culture and Arts, 1990). In 1991 he received a grant from the Fulbright Program as a poet-in-residence at the University of California, Irvine ; and, in 1992, he was awarded a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation. He was admitted into the Sistema Nacional de Creadores (National System of Creative Artists) in 1994, for which he has also been a juror. In 2001 he received the Octavio Paz Grant for Poetry, and in 2008, he was awarded a grant from the Guggenheim Foundation. In 2010, he was re-admitted to the Sistema Nacional de Creadores.
Blandiana, Ana
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Ana Blandiana (Romanian pronunciation:  ['ana blandi'ana] ; pen name of Otilia Valeria Coman ; b. 25 March 1942, Timisoara ) is a Romanian poet, essayist, and political figure. She took her name after Blandiana, near Vinu de Jos, Alba County, her mother's home village.
Donald Benson Blanding (November 7, 1894 – June 9, 1957) was an American poet who sentimentalized warm climates and was sometimes described as "poet laureate of Hawaii". He was also known as a journalist, author of prose, and speaker.. American poet journalist writer and speaker
Robin Francis Blaser (May 18, 1925 – May 7, 2009) was an author and poet in both the United States and Canada .
Blevins, Adrian
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Adrian Blevins (born 1964 Abingdon, Virginia ) is an American poet. Author of three collections of poetry, her most recent is Live from the Homesick Jamboree (Wesleyan University Press, 2009).. American poet
Blicher, Steen Steensen
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Steen Steensen Blicher (11 October 1782, Vium – 26 March 1848 in Spentrup ) was an author and poet born in Vium near Viborg, Denmark .
John Blight (born 1913-1995) was an Australian poet. Blight was of Cornish origin, his ancestors arrived in South Australia on the Lisander, in 1851. In the 1987 recording, John Blight, he describes his Cornish background and its influence on his style.
Blind, Mathilde
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Mathilde Blind (born Mathilde Cohen, pseudonym Claude Lake ; 21 March 1841 in Mannheim, Germany – 26 November 1896 in London), was a German-born British poet. Her work was praised by Matthew Arnold and French politician and historian Louis Blanc .
Laurie Block (born 1949) is a Canadian poet and educator. Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, he studied at the University of Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba .
Blodgett, E. D.
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Edward Dickinson Blodgett (26 February 1935) is a Canadian poet, literary critic, and translator who won the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1996 for his collection Apostrophes: Woman at a Piano .
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Alexander Alexandrovich Blok (Russian : ´ ´ ´, IPA:  [l'ksandr l'ksandrvt 'blok]  (listen ) ; 28 November  [ O.S. 16 November]  1880 – 7 August 1921) was a Russian lyrical poet.
Bloom, Minerva
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Minerva Bloom is a bilingual poet and nature photographer born in 1959 in Tinguindin, Michoacán a small town nestled in the Sierra Madre Mountains of Mexico. She has been living and is a citizen of the USA, since 1983 and writes poetry both in English and her native Spanish language. She currently resides in the state of Florida.
Peter Emil Julius Blum (born 4 May 1925, Trieste, Kingdom of Italy – died 5 December 1990, London, England, UK) was a poet. He arrived in South Africa as a child. At this time, he was already able to speak several languages, among others German and Italian. (Kannemeyer: 1993)
Blumenthal, Roy
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Roy Blumenthal (born 1968 in Johannesburg, South Africa) has been an active poet since the early 1990s.. South African poet
Blunden, Edmund
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Edmund Charles Blunden, MC (1 November 1896 – 20 January 1974) was an English poet, author and critic. Like his friend Siegfried Sassoon, he wrote of his experiences in World War I in both verse and prose. For most of his career, Blunden was also a reviewer for English publications and an academic in Tokyo and later Hong Kong. He ended his career as Professor of Poetry at the University of Oxford.. English poet author and literary critic
A poet, author, and leader of the Mythopoetic Men's Movement in the United States.. American poet author activist and leader of the mythopoetic men's movement
Wang Bo (Chinese : ; ca. 649–676), courtesy name Zi'an, was a Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty .
Boake, Barcroft
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Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake (26 March 1866 – May 1892) was an Australian poet.
Boates, Robert
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Robert Boates, (b. 1954) in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, is a Canadian poet. In 1989 he suffered a head injury which caused brain trauma, damaging the language center of his brain. His poetry, which is clear, erudite, well-crafted, intelligent, and economical, "provides a literary voice for survivors of brain trauma, documenting his passage in a second life." In 2006 he published He Carries Fear with Cactus Tree Press. His style, in its contemporariness-without-ornament, can be reminiscent of Larry Levis .
Carl Gustav Boberg (August 16, 1859 – January 07, 1940) was a Swedish poet, writer, and elected official, best known for writing the Swedish language poem of "O Store Gud" (O great God) from which the English language hymn " How Great Thou Art " is derived.
Boberg, Thomas
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Thomas Boberg (born 5 May 1960 in Roskilde ) is a Danish poet and travel writer. Since his debut in 1984 with Hvæsende på mit øjekast (The Hissing on my Glance ), Boberg has written numerous books and collections of poems. In 2000 he received the Otto Gelsted Prize .
Bobin, Christian
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Christian Bobin (born on 24 April 1951 in Le Creusot, Saône-et-Loire ) is a French author and poet.
Aldo Villegas (born July 12, 1978), better known as Bocafloja, is a rapper, poet, spoken word artist, and outspoken social communicator from Mexico City, Mexico. Bocafloja began his musical career in the mid-1990s with the groups Lifestyle (1996-1998) and Microphonk (1999). As a solo artist since 2000, he released his demo EP album Lengua Insurrecta in 2002. Bocafloja burst on the Mexican hip hop scene with the release of the his debut album, Pienso Luego Existo, in 2003. Followed by the successes of Jazzyturno in 2004, A Titulo Personal in 2005, El Manual de la Otredad in 2007, and Existo: Matriz Preludio al Pienso in 2009, Bocafloja has transgressed into one of the most revered icons in the hip hop scene in Mexico. Lyrically Bocafloja critically addresses topics such as institutionalized racism, social and political oppression, mental slavery, colonialism, and other human conditions. Bocafloja's most recent album Patologías del Invisible Incómodo, released in 2012, is a concept album which narrates the experience of the body of the oppressed as a vehicle of transgression to hegemonic structures. Bocafloja is projected to release by 2014, a music video for each of the albums 16 tracks.
Bocanegra, Francisco González
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Francisco González Bocanegra (January 8, 1824 – April 11, 1861) was a Mexican poet who wrote the lyrics of the Mexican National Anthem in 1853.
Boccaccio, Giovanni
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Giovanni Boccaccio (Italian:  [do'vanni bok'katto] ; 1313 – 21 December 1375) was an Italian author, poet, correspondent of Petrarch, and important Renaissance humanist. Boccaccio wrote a number of notable works, including the Decameron and On Famous Women. As a poet who wrote in the Italian vernacular, Boccaccio is particularly noted for his realistic dialogue, which differed from that of his contemporaries, medieval writers who usually followed formulaic models for character and plot.
Boddason, Bragi
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In his Edda Snorri Sturluson quotes many stanzas attributed to Bragi Boddason the old (Bragi Boddason inn gamli ), a Norwegian court poet who served several Swedish kings, Ragnar Lodbrok, Östen Beli and Björn at Hauge who reigned in the first half of the ninth century. This Bragi was reckoned as the first skaldic poet, and was certainly the earliest skaldic poet then remembered by name whose verse survived in memory.
Jean Bodel, who lived in the late twelfth century, was an Old French poet who wrote a number of chansons de geste as well as many fabliaux. He lived in Arras.. Old French poet
Bodenham, John
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John Bodenham (c. 1559 – 1610), anthologist, was the patron of some of the Elizabethan poetry anthologies.
Bødtcher, Ludvig
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Ludvig Adolph Bødtcher (April 22, 1793 – October 1, 1874) was a Danish lyric poet .
Boerstoel, Jan
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Jan Boerstoel (born 3 November 1944, The Hague ) is a Dutch writer and poet who is perhaps best known for his song texts, especially for cabaret. He lives in Amsterdam. His poetry is melancholy, but often humorous as well. In his songs, Boerstoel frequently criticizes society. Many of his lyrics have been used by well-known Dutch artists such as Karin Bloemen, Martine Bijl and Youp van 't Hek.
An American poet.. American poet; fourth US Poet Laureate
Bogovic, Mirko
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Mirko Bogovic (Varaždin, 1816 - Zagreb, 1893) was a Croatian poet and politician.
Boileau-Despréaux, Nicolas
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Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux (1 November 1636 – 13 March 1711) was a French poet and critic.. French poet and critic
Bök, Christian
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Christian Bök (born August 10, 1966 in Toronto, Canada) is an experimental Canadian poet. He is the author of Eunoia, which won the Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize, and which has been said to be "Canada's best-selling poetry book ever."
Boker, George Henry
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George Henry Boker (October 6, 1823 – January 2, 1890) was an American poet, playwright, and diplomat.
An Irish poet.. Irish poet
Bolger, Dermot
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Dermot Bolger (born 1959) is an Irish novelist, playwright and poet born in Finglas, a suburb of Dublin .
Böll, Heinrich
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Heinrich Theodor Böll (December 21, 1917 – July 16, 1985) was one of Germany's foremost post-World War II writers. Böll was awarded the Georg Büchner Prize in 1967 and the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1972.. one of Germany's foremost post-World War II writers
Bolster, Stephanie
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Stephanie Bolster (born 1969 ) is a Canadian poet who lives in Montreal, Quebec, and is a professor of creative writing at Concordia University. She was at one point a writer in residence at York House School .
-Ken Bolton (born 1949) is a poet.
Bólu-Hjálmar,
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Hjálmar Jónsson (29 September 1796 – 25 July 1875), better known as Bólu-Hjálmar (after his homestead in Bóla ), was a 19th-century Icelandic farmer and poet, known for his sharp style and biting wit and for his mastery of the short Icelandic poetic narrative style known as Rímur .
Bonar, Horatius
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Horatius Bonar (19 December, 1808 – 31 May, 1889) was a Scottish churchman and poet .
Nozawa Boncho ( , 1640 - 1714) was a Japanese haikai poet. He was born in Kanazawa, and spent most of his life in Kyoto working as a doctor. Boncho was one of Matsuo Basho 's leading disciples and, together with Kyorai, he edited the Basho school's Monkey's Raincoat (Sarumino ) anthology of 1689. He participated in numerous renku with Basho and other members of his Shomon school.
Boncho, Nozawa
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Nozawa Boncho (c. 1640 – 1714), Japanese haikai poet
Bondy, Sebastián Salazar
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Sebastián Salazar Bondy (Lima, 1924–1964) was a Peruvian playwright, essayist, poet, and journalist, and among the most important of Peruvian intellectuals .
Bonnefoy, Yves
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Yves Bonnefoy (born 24 June 1923) is a French poet and essayist. Bonnefoy was born in Tours, Indre-et-Loire, the son of a railroad worker and a teacher. His works have been of great importance in post-war French literature, at the same time poetic and theoretical, examining the meaning of the spoken and written word. He has also published a number of translations, most notably Shakespeare as well as several works on art and art history, including Miró and Giacometti.
Bønnelycke, Emil
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Emil Christian Theodor Bønnelycke (21 March 1893 – 27 November 1953) was a Danish poet. Born in Aarhus, he was brought up in Copenhagen but as a young man also lived in Norway. Having worked as a clerk, scaffolding worker, and bricklayer's assistant, he focused on writing from 1919. He had his debut in 1917 with a collection of poems called Ild og Ungdom (Youth and Fire ), written while he was living in Christiania.
Sean Bonney is a contemporary English poet. Bonney was born in Brighton and brought up in the north of England. He now lives in London.
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Arnaud "Arna" Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973) was an African-American poet, novelist and librarian, and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance .
Boote, Henry Ernest
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Henry Ernest Boote (1865-1949) was an Australian editor, journalist, propagandist, poet, and fiction writer.
Ivan Bootham (born 1939) is a New Zealand novelist, short story writer, poet and composer. He was born in Farnworth, Lancashire, and migrated to New Zealand as a teenager. He lived in provincial New Zealand - Invercargill, Auckland, New Plymouth, Levin, Lower Hutt - before settling in Wellington, where he now lives.
Raul Bopp (born in Santa Maria (RS) on August 4, 1898; died in Rio de Janeiro on June 2, 1984) was a Brazilian poet and diplomat. He did diplomatic work in Japan and was a friend of Oswald de Andrade. Hence his Cobra Norato is an example of work based in the Manifesto Antropófago. In 1977 he won the Prêmio Machado de Assis .
Pat Boran (born 1963) is an Irish poet. Born in Portlaoise, Boran has lived in Dublin for a number of years. He is the publisher of the Dedalus Press which specialises in contemporary poetry from Ireland, and international poetry in English-language translation, and was until 2007 Programme Director of the annual Dublin Writers Festival. Currently he is the presenter of "The Poetry Programme", a weekly half-hour poetry programme on RTÉ Radio 1. (The archive for the programme features his interviews with poets such as Tess Gallagher, Tony Curtis, John Haynes, Gerry Murphy and Jane Hirschfield .) He won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award in 1989 and in 2008 received the Lawrence O'Shaughnessy Award for Irish Poetry from the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN.
Bording, Anders
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Anders Christensen Bording (21 January 1619 – 24 May 1677) was a Danish poet and journalist. He is notable for his epigrams, ballads, occasional poems and epistles, as well as for publishing the first Danish newspaper, the monthly Den Danske Mercurius, written in verse entirely by him.
Jorge Luis Borges
Borges, Jorge Luis
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An Argentine writer who is considered one of the foremost literary figures of the 20th century.. Argentine short-story writer essayist poet and translator
Borgohain, Homen
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Homen Borgohain (Assamese) (b. 1932 Assam) is an Indian writer, poet, critic, columnist and editor in the Assamese language. He was awarded the 1978 Sahitya Akademi Award in Assamese language for his novel, Pita Putra.
Borkar, Balakrishna Bhagwant
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Balakrishna Bhagwant Borkar (Konkani : ,popularly known as, Marathi) (1910–1984) was a poet from Goa, India.
Balakrishna Bhagwant Borkar (Konkani : ,popularly known as, Marathi) (1910–1984) was a poet from Goa, India.
Bornholdt, Jenny
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Jennifer Mary Bornholdt (born 1 November 1960) is an award-winning New Zealand poet and anthologist.
Boron, Robert de
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Robert de Boron (also spelled in the manuscripts "Bouron", "Beron") was a French poet of the late 12th and early 13th centuries who is most notable as the author of the poems Joseph d'Arimathe and Merlin .
Borowski, Tadeusz
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Tadeusz Borowski (Polish pronunciation: ; 12 November 1922 – 1 July 1951) was a Polish writer and journalist. His wartime poetry and stories dealing with his experiences as a prisoner at Auschwitz are recognized as classics of Polish literature and had much influence in Central European society.. Polish writer and journalist
Ruth Elizabeth Borson, who writes under the name Roo Borson (born 20 January 1952 in Berkeley, California ) is a Canadian poet who lives in Toronto. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia .
Poul Villiam Borum (1936–1996) was a Danish writer, poet and critic. He was editor of the influential Danish literary magazine Hvedekorn from 1968 to his death in 1996. He also initiated the Danish writers school (Forfatterskolen) in 1987, of which he was also principal. Borum was married to Danish poet Inger Christensen for 17 years; the couple had one son.
Boryan, Gurgen
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Gurgen Mikayeli Boryan (born 20 June 1915, Shusha - died 15 April 1971 in Yerevan ), was an Armenian poet and playwright.
Borzouee, Mona
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Mona Borzouee (Persian : , (born May 09, 1984)) is an Iranian poet and lyricist. She is famous for her romantic lyrics especially her lyrics for Ebi and Shadmehr Aghili. She was educated as an English translator and began writing poetry when she was 14 years old.
Joan Boscà i Almogàver (Catalan pronunciation:  [u'am bus'ka j mu'aß], Spanish : Juan Boscán Almogávar ) (1490–September 21, 1542), was a Spanish poet born about the end of the 15th century.
Keith Bosley (born 1937) is a British poet and language expert.
Bosman, Herman Charles
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Herman Charles Bosman (3 February 1905 – 14 October 1951) is widely regarded as South Africa's greatest short-story writer. He studied the works of Edgar Allan Poe and Mark Twain and developed a style emphasizing the use of satire. His English-language works utilize primarily Afrikaner characters and highlight the many contradictions in Afrikaner society during the first half of the twentieth century. The poet Roy Campbell called him "the only literary genius that South Africa has produced".
Alain Bosquet
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Alain Bosquet, born Anatole Bisk (March 28, 1919, Odessa – 8 March 1998, Paris ), was a French poet .
Laure-Anne Bosselaar
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Laure-Anne Bosselaar is a Belgian-American poet, translator and professor. She is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently, A New Hunger (Ausable Press, 2007). Her collection, Small Gods of Grief (BOA Editions ), won the 2001 Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry. She is the author of Artémis, a collection of French poems, published in Belgium.
Hristo Botev (Bulgarian:, also transliterated as Hristo Botyov) (January 6, 1848 – June 1, 1876), born Hristo Botyov Petkov (Bulgarian: ), was a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev is widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero.. Bulgarian poet and revolutionary
Botrel, Théodore
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Jean-Baptiste-Théodore-Marie Botrel (14 September 1868 – 28 July 1925) was a French singer-songwriter, poet and playwright. He is best known for his popular songs about his native Brittany, of which the most famous is La Paimpolaise. During World War I he became France's official "Bard of the Armies".
Ján Botto was a Slovak poet, writer of Štúr generation and co-founder of the first Slovak gymnasium in Revúca .
Bottoms, David
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David Bottoms (born 1949, Canton, Georgia) is an American poet.. American poet; Georgia Poet Laureate
Bouchet, André du
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André du Bouchet (April 7, 1924 – April 19, 2001) was a French poet .
Boulanger, Daniel
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Daniel Boulanger (Compiègne, Oise, 24 January 1922) is a French novelist, playwright, poet and screenwriter. He has also played secondary roles in films and has been a member of the Académie Goncourt since 1983.
Jenny Boult (8 October 1951—1 November 2005), also known as MML Bliss, was an Australian poet, playwright, and editor .
Bouraoui, Hédi
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Hédi Bouraoui (born July 16, 1932 in Sfax, Tunisia ) is a Tunisian / Canadian poet, novelist and academic, who regularly deals with themes involving the transcendence of cultural boundaries.
Bourinot, Arthur
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Arthur Stanley Bourinot (November 3, 1893 – January 17, 1969) was a Canadian lawyer, scholar, and poet. "His carefully researched historical and biographical books and articles on Canadian poets, such as Duncan Campbell Scott, Archibald Lampman, George Frederick Cameron, William E. Marshall and Charles Sangster, have made a valuable contribution to the field of literary criticism in Canada ."
Bourke, John Philip
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John Philip Bourke (5 August 1860 – 13 January 1914) was an Australian poet.
Bousquet, Joë
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Joë Bousquet (19 March 1897 - 28 September 1950) was a French poet.
Bowering, George
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George Harry Bowering, OC, OBC (born December 1, 1935) is a prolific Canadian novelist, poet, historian, and biographer. He has served as Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate.
Bowering, Marilyn
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Marilyn Bowering (born April 13, 1949) is a Canadian poet, novelist and playwright. She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, grew up in Victoria, British Columbia, and currently lives in Sooke, British Columbia. Marilyn Bowering is married and has one daughter.
Bowers, Cathy Smith
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Cathy Smith Bowers (born 1949) is an American poet and professor. She teaches poetry in an M.F.A. program at Queens University of Charlotte. Bowers was named by Governor Bev Perdue as the sixth North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2010–2012. She has published five collections of poetry.
Edgar Bowers was an American poet who won the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1989.. American poet who won the Bollingen Prize in Poetry in 1989
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Bowles, William Lisle
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William Lisle Bowles (24 September 1762–7 April 1850) was an English priest, poet and critic.
Tim Bowling (born 1964 in Vancouver, British Columbia ) is a Canadian novelist and poet. He spent his youth in Ladner, British Columbia, and now lives in Edmonton, Alberta. He has published four novels.
Boy-Zelenski, Tadeusz
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Tadeusz Kamil Marcjan Zelenski (better known by his pen name, Tadeusz Boy-Zelenski ; December 21, 1874 – July 4, 1941) was a Polish stage writer, poet, critic above all, and translator of over 100 French literary classics into Polish. He was a pediatrician and gynecologist by profession.
Karin Maria Boye   (help · info ) (October 26, 1900 – April 24, 1941) was a Swedish poet and novelist .
Kay Boyle (February 19, 1902 – December 27, 1992) was an American writer, educator, and political activist.. American writer educator and political activist
Peter Boyle (born 1951 in Melbourne, Australia ), is an Australian poet and translator .
Samuel Boyse (1708 – May 1749) was an Irish poet and writer who worked for Sir Robert Walpole and whose religious verses in particular were prized and reprinted in his time.
Barrie Phillip Nichol (30 September 1944 Vancouver, British Columbia – 25 September 1988 Toronto, Ontario ), who often went by his lower-case initials and last name, with no spaces (bpNichol ), was a Canadian poet. He became widely known for his concrete poetry while living there in the 1960s. He received his elementary teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia in 1963, but he only worked a brief stint as a teacher. He had audited creative writing courses while in university, and his life moved in that direction after about a year of teaching.
Brabazon, Francis
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Francis Brabazon (24 January 1907 – 24 June 1984) was an Australian poet and a member of Meher Baba 's mandali .
Coral Bracho (born 1951, Mexico City ) is a Mexican poet, translator, and doctor of Literature .
Bracken, Thomas
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Thomas Bracken (21 December 1843 – 16 February 1898) was a noted late 19th-century poet. He wrote " God Defend New Zealand ", one of the two National anthems of New Zealand and was the first person to publish the phrase " God's Own Country " as applied to New Zealand.
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Hugh Henry Brackenridge (1748 – June 25, 1816) was an American writer, lawyer, judge, and justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court .
George Bradley
Bradley, George
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George Bradley (born 1953 Roslyn, New York ) is an American poet, editor, and fiction writer whose work is characterized by formal structure, humor, and satirical narrative.
Bradley, Ricardo Ernesto Montes i
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Ricardo Ernesto Montes i Bradley, poet, essayist, historian, art and literary critic and diplomat born on June 9, 1905 in Rosario, Argentina. He was Honorary Consul of México in Rosario, professor of Fine Arts, publisher, columnist and contributor in newspapers and literary magazines in Latin America. R-E Montes i Bradley held Doctorates in the Law, Diplomacy, History and International Law. He was an active member of the International Institute of Ibero-American Literature and the International Association of Critics; Correspondent Member of the National Academy of Arts and Literature of Cuba and of the National Academy of History and Geography of Mexico; Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Genealogy and Heraldry (Academia Mexicana de Genealogía y Heráldica ); member of the Sociedad Argentina de Escritores (SADE); a member of the Círculo de la Prensa and the Colegio de Abogados de la ciudad de Rosario; co-founded the Escuela de Bellas Artes de Rosario; member of the Asociación de Críticos de México. As publisher he was responsible for the Boletín de Cultura Intelectual, which he also directed; the art magazines Revista Paraná and Cuadernos del Litoral were also the result of his commitment to journalism in the arts. The last two publications were dedicated to promote the works of local artist, writers, poets in the region known as Paraná, Rosario de Santa Fe and vicinity.
Anne Bradstreet
Bradstreet, Anne
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Anne Dudley Bradstreet was the first female poet to be published from either Puritan America or England. Her work met with a positive reception in both the Old World and the New World.. Landed in Salem Massachusetts June 14 1630 America's first published poet
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Bradstreet (Dudley), Anne
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Anne Bradstreet (born Anne Dudley ; c. 1612 – September 16, 1672) was the first poet and first female writer in the British North American colonies to be published. Her first volume of poetry was The Tenth Muse Lately Sprung Up in America, published in 1650. It was met with a positive reception in both the Old World and the New World.
E. J. (Edwin James) Brady (7 August 1869 – 22 August 1952) was an Australian poet.
Kathleen (Kate) Braid is a Canadian poet.
Braithwaite, Lawrence Ytzhak
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Lawrence Christopher Patrick (aka Ytzhak) Braithwaite (March 17, 1963 – 14 July 2008 ) was a novelist, spoken word artist, dub poet, essayist, digital drummer and short fiction writer.
Bramer, Shannon
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Shannon Bramer is a Canadian poet (born 1973). Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she attended York University before publishing her first book, suitcases and other poems, which won the Hamilton and Region Arts Council Book Award. Over the next few years, she resided in Guelph, Ontario, where she helped found the Bookshelf Poetry Contest.
Dionne Brand (born January 7, 1953) is a Canadian poet, novelist, essayist and documentarian. She was named Toronto's third Poet Laureate in September 2009.
Di Brandt (born 31 Jan 1952) is an award-winning Canadian poet and literary critic. Despite the similarity of their names, she should not be confused with poet Dionne Brand.. Canadian poet and literary critic
Brandt, Per Aage
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Per Aage Brandt (born 26 April 1944 in Buenos Aires ) is a Danish writer, poet, and linguist. He is Master of Arts in Romance Philology from the University of Copenhagen (1971) and holds a Doctorate of Semiotics from the Sorbonne University (1987).
Brasch, Charles
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Charles Orwell Brasch (27 July 1909 – 20 May 1973) was a New Zealand poet, literary editor and arts patron. He was the founding editor of the literary journal Landfall .
Brassens, Georges
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Georges Brassens (French:  [ bas~s] ; 22 October 1921 – 29 October 1981), was a French singer-songwriter and poet.
Brault, Jacques
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Jacques Brault (born March 29, 1933) is a French Canadian poet and translator who lives in Cowansville, Quebec, Canada. He was born to a poor family, but received an excellent education at the Université de Montréal and at the Sorbonne in Paris. He became a professor at the Université de Montréal, in the Département d'études françaises and the Institut des sciences médiévales, and made frequent appearances as a cultural commentator on Radio-Canada .
Richard Brautigan
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Richard Gary Brautigan was a 20th century American novelist, poet, and short story writer. His work often employs black comedy, parody, and satire. He is best known for his 1967 novel Trout Fishing in America.. American novelist poet and short story writer
Bray, John Jefferson
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The Honourable Dr John Jefferson Bray, AC (16 September 1912 – 26 June 1995) was an Australian lawyer, academic and published poet, and from 1967-1978 served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia .
Brebner, Diana
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(Jennivien) Diana Brebner (May 20, 1956 Kingston, Ontario - April 29, 2001 Ottawa, Ontario ) was a Canadian poet .
Bertolt Brecht
Brecht, Bertolt
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Eugen Berthold Friedrich Brecht was a German poet, playwright, and theatre director.. German playwright poet lyricist notable work: the Three-penny Opera
Breiðfjörð, Sigurður
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Sigurður Breiðfjörð (4 March 1798 – 1846) was an Icelandic poet. He learned cooperage for four years in Copenhagen and worked as a cooper in Iceland and Greenland. He was a prolific and popular traditional poet, known for his rímur cycles. Núma rímur is his best known work.
Brennan, Christopher
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Christopher John Brennan (1 November 1870 – 5 October 1932) was an Australian poet and scholar.. Australian poet and scholar
Brennan, Michael
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Michael Brennan, born in Sydney in 1973, is an Australian poet based in Tokyo.
Rory Brennan (born 1945) is an Irish poet, born in Westport, County Mayo .
Brenner, Sophia Elisabet
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Sophia Elisabet Brenner (née Weber ) (29 April 1659 – 14 September 1730) was a Swedish writer, poet, women's rights activists and salon hostess, and was regarded in her country as a pioneer in each of these fields.
Brentano, Clemens
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Clemens Brentano, or Klemens Brentano (September 9, 1778 – July 28, 1842) was a German poet and novelist.. German poet and novelist
Brereton, John Le Gay
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John Le Gay Brereton (2 September 1871 – 2 February 1933) was an Australian poet, critic and professor of English at the University of Sydney. He was the first president of the Fellowship of Australian Writers when it was formed in Sydney in 1928.
André Breton (French:  [~de bt~] ; 19 February 1896 – 28 September 1966) was a French writer and poet. He is known best as the founder of Surrealism. His writings include the first Surrealist Manifesto (Manifeste du surréalisme ) of 1924, in which he defined surrealism as " pure psychic automatism ".
Breton, Nicholas
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Nicholas Breton (also Britton or Brittaine) (1545–1626), English poet and novelist, belonged to an old family settled at Layer Breton, Essex.. English poet and novelist
Brian Brett (born in Vancouver, British Columbia on 28 April 1950) is a Canadian poet and novelist. He studied literature at Simon Fraser University from 1969 to 1974. Writing and publishing since the late 1960s, he has also been involved in an editorial capacity with several publishing firms such as the Governor-General's Award winning Blackfish Press .
Lily Brett (born 5 September 1946) is a German-born Australian novelist, essayist and poet who now lives in New York City.
Kenneth Wayne Brewer (November 28, 1941–March 15, 2006) was an American poet and longtime scholar who resided in Utah, where he served as Poet Laureate. Born in Indianapolis, Indiana, he attended Butler University and Western New Mexico University in the 1960s, then earned a master's degree in English literature from New Mexico State University, followed by a Ph.D. from the University of Utah, where he worked with Pulitzer Prize winner Henry Taylor, in 1973. Since that time he has taught a wide variety of courses at Utah State University, concentrating on mentoring creative writers at the graduate level, while publishing prolifically and speaking extensively. He died after a nine-month battle with pancreatic cancer.. American poet and scholar; a Utah Poet Laureate
Brewster, Elizabeth
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Elizabeth Winifred Brewster, CM (26 August 1922 – 26 December 2012 ) was a Canadian poet and academic.
Brewster, Martha Wadsworth
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Martha Wadsworth Brewster (April 1, 1710 – c. 1757) was an 18th-century American poet and writer. She is one of only four colonial women who published volumes of their verse before the American Revolution and was the first American-born woman to publish under her own name.
Ján Brezina (January 1, 1917 – August 4, 1997) was a Slovak poet, literally historian and theoretician.
Bridges, Robert
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Robert Seymour Bridges, OM (23 October 1844 – 21 April 1930) was a British poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.
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Robert Seymour Bridges, OM (23 October 1844 – 21 April 1930) was a British poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930.
Ruzar Briffa (1906 – 1963) was a Maltese poet and dermatologist, and a major figure in Maltese literature.
Bringhurst, Robert
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Robert Bringhurst (born October 16, 1946) is a Canadian poet, typographer and author. He is the author of The Elements of Typographic Style – a reference book of typefaces, glyphs and the visual and geometric arrangement of type. He has also translated works of epic poetry from Haida mythology into English.. Canadian poet typographer and author
Britain, Thomas of
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Thomas of Britain was a poet of the 12th century. He is known for his Old French poem Tristan, a version of the Tristan and Iseult legend that exists only in eight fragments, amounting to around 3,300 lines of verse, mostly from the latter part of the story. It is calculated that this represents about one sixth of the original.
Edwin Brock (19 October 1927 – 7 September 1997) was a British poet. Brock wrote two of the best-known poems of the last century, Five Ways to Kill a Man and Song of the Battery Hen .
James Brock is an American poet, born in Boise, Idaho. He is best known for his eclectic poetry, ranging from New York School inspired experiments to formal verse and narrative poems. He received his M.F.A. and Ph. D. from Indiana University, and he currently is a full Professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University. His earlier life saw him in various odd jobs such as grocery produce clerk, roofer at a trailer factory, a bear field researcher, and a librarian.. American poet
Brockes , Barthold Heinrich
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Barthold Heinrich Brockes (September 22, 1680 – January 16, 1747) was a German poet.
Broderzon, Moishe
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Moishe Broderzon (November 23, 1890 — August 17, 1956) was a Yiddish poet, theatre director, and the founder of the Lódz literary group Yung-yidish .
Joseph Brodsky
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Iosif Aleksandrovich Brodsky was a Soviet-Russian-American poet and essayist. He was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972 for alleged "social parasitism" and settled in America with the help of W. H. Auden and other supporters. He taught thereafter at universities including those at Yale, Cambridge and Michigan. Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature "for an all-embracing authorship, imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity". He was appointed American Poet Laureate in 1991.. Russian poet and essayist
Bromige, David
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David Mansfield Bromige (October 22, 1933 – June 3, 2009) is a Canadian poet who resided in northern California from 1962 onward. Bromige published thirty books, each one so different from the others as to seem to be the work of a different author. [ citation needed ] Bromige is often associated with the language poets, but this connection is based mainly on his close friendships with some of those poets. It is difficult to fit Bromige into a slot. [ who ] He departs from language poetry in the thematic unity of many of his poems, in the uses to which he puts found materials, with the romantic aspect of his lyricism, and with the sheer variety of his approaches to the poem.
Wladyslaw Broniewski
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Wladyslaw Broniewski (December 17, 1897, Plock - February 10, 1962, Warsaw) was a Polish poet and soldier.. Polish poet and soldier
William Bronk
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William Bronk was an American poet. He won the National Book Award in 1982.. American poet
Bronshtein, Srul
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Srul Bronshtein (Yiddish : ; ca. 1913–1943) was a Romanian and Soviet Yiddish -language poet.
Anne Brontë (/ ' b r n t i / ; 17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.
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Charlotte Brontë (/ ' b r n t i / ; 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.
Emily Jane Brontë (/ ' b r n t i / ; 30 July 1818 – 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet, best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now considered a classic of English literature. Emily was the third eldest of the four surviving Brontë siblings, between the youngest Anne and her brother Branwell. She wrote under the pen name Ellis Bell .
Anne Brontë (/'brnti/; 17 January 1820 – 28 May 1849) was a British novelist and poet, the youngest member of the Brontë literary family.. British novelist and poet the youngest member of the Brontë literary family
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Charlotte Brontë (/'brnti/; 21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855) was an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters, whose novels are English literature standards. She wrote Jane Eyre under the pen name Currer Bell.. English novelist and poet the eldest of the three Brontë sisters
Brontë, Emily
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Emily Jane Brontë (/'brnti/; 30 July 1818 — 19 December 1848) was an English novelist and poet, now best remembered for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, a classic of English literature. Emily was the second eldest of the three surviving Brontë sisters, between Charlotte and Anne. She published under the pen name Ellis Bell.. English novelist and poet best remembered for her solitary novel Wuthering Heights
Rupert Brooke
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British poet known for his World War I war poems.. English poet
Gwendolyn Brooks
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Pulitzer Prize-winning African-American woman poet.. African-American poet; 30th US Poet Laureate
Joan Brossa i Cuervo (Catalan pronunciation) (Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain,(1919–1998) was a Spanish poet in Catalan language, playwright, graphic designer and plastic artist. He was one of the founders of both the group and the publication known as Dau-al-Set (1948) and one of the leading early proponents of visual poetry in Catalan literature. Although he was in the vanguard of the post-war poets he also wrote formally perfect sonnets, saphic odes and sestinas. His creative work embraced every aspect of the arts: cinema, theatre (more of 360 pieces), music, cabaret, the para-theatrical arts, magic and the circus.. Catalan poet playwright and plastic artist
Brossard, Nicole
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Nicole Brossard, O.C. (born November 27, 1943 in Montreal) is a leading French Canadian formalist poet and novelist.. French Canadian formalist poet and novelist
Olga Broumas (born 6 May 1949, Hermoupolis), is a Greek poet, resident in the United States.. Greek poet living in the United States
Brovina, Flora
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Flora Brovina (born September 30, 1949) is a Kosovar Albanian poet, pediatrician and women’s rights activist. She was born in the town of Srbica in the Drenica Valley of Kosovo, and was raised in Pristina, where she went to school and began studying medicine. After finishing her university studies in Zagreb, where she specialized in pediatrics, she returned to Kosovo and worked for a time as a journalist for the Albanian-language daily newspaper Rilindja. Soon thereafter, she returned to the health care profession and worked for many years in the Pediatrics Ward of the Pristina General Hospital.. Kosovar Albanian poet pediatrician and women’s rights activist
Brovka, Petrus
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Pyotr Ustinovich Brovka (Belarusian: ´ ´, Russian: ´ ´; 25 June 1905, Putilkovichi – 24 March 1980, Minsk) was a Soviet Belarusian poet, more commonly recognized by his literary pseudonym Petrus Brovka (also transliterated from Belarusian as Piatrus Brovka or Pjatrus Brouka).. Soviet Belarusian poet
Brown, Audrey Alexandra
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Audrey Alexandra Brown, OC (29 October 1904 – 20 September 1998) was a Canadian poet.
Fleda Brown (born in 1944 in Columbia, Missouri ) is an American poet and author. She is also known as Fleda Brown Jackson .
Pam Brown (born 1948) is an Australian poet .
Brown, Ronnie R.
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Ronnie R. Brown (born November 8, 1946) is a Canadian poet who lives and writes in Ottawa, Ontario .
Sterling Brown
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Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was an African-American professor, author of works on folklore, poet and literary critic. He was interested chiefly in black culture of the Southern United States.. African American professor author of works on folklore poet and literary critic
Brown, Sterling A.
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Sterling Allen Brown (May 1, 1901 – January 13, 1989) was an African-American professor, author of works on folklore, poet and literary critic. He studied chiefly black culture of the Southern United States and was a full professor at Howard University for most of his career. He also had visiting professor stints at several other institutions, including Vassar College, New York University (NYU), Atlanta University, and Yale University .
Brown, Stewart
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Stewart Brown (born in 1951 in Southampton, UK) is an English poet, university lecturer and scholar of African and Caribbean Literature.
Thomas Edward Brown
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Thomas Edward Brown, commonly referred to as T.E. Brown was a Manx poet, scholar and theologian, was born at Douglas, Isle of Man and educated at King William's College.. Manx poet scholar and theologian
Browne, Frances
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Frances Browne (16 January 1816 – 21 August 1879) was an Irish poet and novelist, best remembered for her collection of short stories for children: Granny's Wonderful Chair .
Browne, William
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William Browne was an English poet, born at Tavistock, Devon and educated at Exeter College, Oxford; subsequently he entered the Inner Temple.. English poet
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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An English poet of the Romantic Movement.. English poet prominent in the Victorian era
Robert Browning
Browning, Robert
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An English poet and playwright.. English poet and playwright prominent Victorian era poet.
Bruadair, Dáibhí Ó
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Dáibhí Ó Bruadair (1625 – January 1698) was one of the most significant Irish language poets of the 17th century. He lived through a momentous time in Irish history and his work serves as testimony to the death of the old Irish cultural and political order and the decline in respect for the once honoured and feared poetic classes. His ode, D'Aithle Na bhFileadh (The High Poets are Gone) upon the death of a fellow poet is a particularly poignant reminder of this decline and lament that Ireland was now a far less educated place due to it.
Julie Bruck is a Canadian - American poet, who won the Governor General's Award for English-language poetry in 2012 for her collection Monkey Ranch.
Brull, Mariano
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Mariano Brull Caballero (February 24, 1891 – June 8, 1956) was a Cuban poet usually associated with the French Symbolist movement. Two Symbolists who strongly influenced him were Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Valéry. Among Cuban poets of the first half of the 20th century he was the most outstanding of those who wrote poetry for poetry's sake, as opposed to poetry that addressed social issues or poetry that was inspired by the culture of Cubans of African descent. Because of his interest in the sounds of words, he is known for a type of poetry called "jitanjáfora" in which the words are virtually meaningless, their sounds all-important. A diplomat by profession, he lived many years in various countries of Europe and the Americas.
Emil Brumaru (born on 25 December 1939, Bahmutea, Basarabia) is a contemporary Romanian writer and poet.
Brunin, Andrée
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Andrée Brunin was a French poet (13 February 1937, La Madeleine, Nord, - 1 April 1993, Bavinchove, Dunkirk )
Brutus, Dennis
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Dennis Vincent Brutus (28 November 1924 – 26 December 2009) was a South African activist, educator, journalist and poet best known for his campaign to have apartheid South Africa banned from the Olympic Games .
Brwynllys, Bedo
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Bedo Brwynllys (fl. c. 1460) was a Welsh language poet or bard .
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William Cullen Bryant (November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878) was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post.. American romantic poet journalist and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post
Brycheiniog, Gwynfardd
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Gwynfardd Brycheiniog (fl. c. 1170-80) was a Welsh language poet.
Brydydd, Phylip
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Phylip Brydydd (fl. c. 1200-25) was a Welsh language court poet.
Rhys Brydydd (fl. mid-15th century) was a Welsh language poet from Tir Iarll, Glamorgan, south Wales .
Bryffwrch, Seisyll
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Seisyll Bryffwrch (fl. 1155-1175) was a Welsh language poet.
Bryher (September 2, 1894 – January 28, 1983) was the pen name of the novelist, poet, memoirist, and magazine editor Annie Winifred Ellerman. She was born in September 1894 in Margate. Her father was the shipowner and financier John Ellerman, who at the time of his death in 1933, was the richest Englishman who had ever lived. He lived with her mother Hannah Glover, but did not marry her until 1908.
Valeri Bryusov
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Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov (Russian: ´ ´ ´) (December 13 1873 – October 9, 1924) was a Russian poet, prose writer, dramatist, translator, critic and historian. He was one of the principal members of the Russian Symbolist movement.. poet novelist critic
Jan Brzechwa (Polish pronunciation:  ['bxfa] ), (Zmerynka, Podolia, 15 August 1898 – 2 July 1966, Warsaw, Poland) was a Polish poet and author, known mostly for his contribution to children's literature. He was born Jan Wiktor Lesman to a Polish family of Jewish descent.
Büchner, Georg
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Karl Georg Büchner (17 October 1813 – 19 February 1837) was a German dramatist and writer of prose. He was the brother of physician and philosopher Ludwig Büchner. Büchner's talent is generally held in great esteem in Germany. It is widely believed that, but for his early death, he might have attained the significance of such central German literary figures as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller.. German dramatist and writer of poetry and prose
Buckley, Vincent
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Vincent Thomas Buckley (1925–1988) was an Australian poet, teacher, editor, essayist and critic.. Australian poet teacher editor essayist and critic
Budbill, David
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David Wolk Budbill (born 1940, Cleveland, Ohio) is an American poet, and playwright.. American poet and playwright
Robert Budde (born September 6, 1966) is a Canadian poet and novelist .
Cornelis (Cees) Buddingh' (7 August 1918 – 24 November 1985) was a Dutch poet, TV-presenter, translator, and the father of Harry Potter translator Wiebe Buddingh'. Amongst others he translated A Clockwork Orange and the complete works of William Shakespeare into Dutch .
Christophorus Apolinaris Eka Budianta Martoredjo, also known as C. A. Eka Budianta, more commonly known as Eka Budianta (b. 1956 in Ngimbang, East Java ) is an Indonesian poet. He was born into a Catholic family and was the second child of nine. His father was a farmer and his mother worked as an elementary school teacher. After graduating from high school in Malang, he attended the Lembaga Pendidikan Kesenian Jakarta, now known as Institut Kesenian Jakarta but did not complete his studies. From 1975 to 1979, Eka Budianta studied Japanese literature at the Department of East Asian Studies Literature then changed to the Department of History, Faculty of Letters, University of Indonesia. He then studied journalism at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College in the United States from 1980-81.
Buffam, Suzanne
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Suzanne Buffam is a Canadian poet, author of two collections of poetry. Her first, Past Imperfect (House of Anansi Press, 2005), won the Gerald Lampert Award in 2006. Her second, The Irrationalist (Carnarium Books, 2010), was shortlisted for the 2011 Griffin Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published in literary journals and magazines including Poetry, Jubilat, A Public Space, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Books in Canada, and Prairie Schooner ; and in anthologies including Breathing Fire: Canada’s New Poets. She earned an MA in English from Concordia University in Montreal, and an MFA from the Iowa Writers' Workshop. She currently teaches creative writing at the University of Chicago.
Charles Bukowski
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Henry Charles Bukowski was a German-American poet, novelist and short story writer.. American poet novelist and short story writer
April Bulmer (born 1963) is a Canadian poet whose poems have appeared in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including Arc, the Malahat Review, Quills, and Ascent Aspirations. Her poetry has won awards from Leaf Press and the Ontario Poetry Society .
Ivan Alekseyevich Bunin (Russian: ´ ´ ´; 22 October 1870 – 8 November 1953) was the first Russian writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The texture of his poems and stories, sometimes referred to as "Bunin brocade", is one of the richest in the language. The Soviet writer K.G. Paustovsky called the 1930 novel The Life of Arseniev an apex of the whole of Russian prose and "one of the most remarkable phenomena of the world literature".. Russian poet and novelist
Basil Bunting
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Basil Cheesman Bunting was a significant British modernist poet whose reputation was established with the publication of Briggflatts in 1966. He had a lifelong interest in music that led him to emphasize the sonic qualities of poetry, particularly the importance of reading poetry aloud. He was an accomplished reader of his own work.. British modernist poet
Buonarroti, Michelangelo
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Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (6 March 1475 – 18 February 1564), commonly known as Michelangelo (Italian pronunciation:  [mike'landelo] ), was an Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art. Despite making few forays beyond the arts, his versatility in the disciplines he took up was of such a high order that he is often considered a contender for the title of the archetypal Renaissance man, along with his fellow Italian Leonardo da Vinci .
Burd, Bashar ibn
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Bashar ibn Burd (714-784) (Arabic : ) nicknamed "al-Mura'ath" meaning the wattled, was a poet in the late Umayyad and the early Abbasid periods. Bashar was of Persian origin; his grandfather was taken as a captive to Iraq, his father was a freedman (Mawla ) of the Uqayl tribe. Some Arab scholars considered Bashar the first "modern" poet and one of the pioneers of the badi' in Arabic literature. It is believed that [ who ] he exerted a great influence on the subsequent generation of poets.
Burger, Hermann
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Hermann Burger (July 10, 1942 – February 28, 1989), was a Swiss poet, novelist and essayist. In his creative works Burger often focused on society's lonely outsiders and, increasingly, the inevitability of death. His virtuosity in applying literary styles and use of thorough research are significant features of many of his publications.
Anthony Burgess
Burgess, Anthony
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John Burgess Wilson (25 February 1917 – 22 November 1993) — who published under the pen name Anthony Burgess — was an English author, poet, playwright, composer, linguist, translator and critic. The dystopian satire A Clockwork Orange is Burgess's most famous novel, though he dismissed it as one of his lesser works. It was adapted into a highly controversial 1971 film by Stanley Kubrick, which Burgess said was chiefly responsible for the popularity of the book. Burgess produced numerous other novels, including the Enderby quartet, and Earthly Powers. He was a prominent critic, writing acclaimed studies of classic writers such as William Shakespeare, James Joyce, D. H. Lawrence and Ernest Hemingway. In 2008, The Times placed Burgess number 17 on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945". Burgess was an accomplished musician and linguist. He composed over 250 musical works, including a first symphony around age 18, wrote a number of libretti, and translated, among other works, Cyrano de Bergerac, Oedipus the King and Carmen.. English author poet playwright composer linguist translator and critic
Gelett Burgess
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Frank Gelett Burgess (January 30, 1866 – September 18, 1951) was an artist, art critic, poet, author and humorist. An important figure in the San Francisco Bay Area literary renaissance of the 1890s, particularly through his iconoclastic little magazine, The Lark, he is best known as a writer of nonsense verse. He was the author of the popular Goops books, and he invented the blurb .
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Julia de Burgos (February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953) is considered by many as the greatest poet born in Puerto Rico, and, along with Gabriela Mistral, one of the greatest female poets of Latin America. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women's branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. She was also an ardent civil rights activist for women and African/Afro-Caribbean writers.
Burkart, Erika
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Erika Burkart (February 8, 1922, Aarau – April 14, 2010) was a Swiss writer and poet. She was the recipient of many awards, among them the Conrad-Ferdinand-Meyer-Preis, the Gottfried-Keller-Preis, the Joseph-Breitbach-Preis, and the Wolfgang-Amadeus-Mozart-Preis .
Irish poet, fl. 1856, whose only work was a book of poems called Musings in the Village Haunts.
Burke (poet), Andrew
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Andrew Burke (poet) (born 1944 in Melbourne, Victoria) is a contemporary Australian writer.
Burnett, Murdoch
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Murdoch Maclean Burnett (born 9 October 1953) is a Canadian poet, performance artist, editor, and community activist.
Joanne Burns (born 5 December 1945) is a contemporary Australian poet and prose writer, with a strong emphasis on performance in her work.
Burns, Richard
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Richard Burns (born 1943) is a British poet and editor.
A poet and songwriter widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland.. Scottish poet and a lyricist
Burnshaw, Stanley
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Stanley Burnshaw (20 June 1906 - 16 September 2005) was an American poet and literary figure. He was also a critic, novelist, playwright, publisher, editor, translator, and scholar. His books include Caged in an Animal's Mind (1963), The Iron Land, The Bridge, The Sunless Sea, Early and Late Testament.. American poet
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Burnside, John
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John Burnside (born 1955), Scottish writer, born in Dunfermline, winner of both the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Forward Poetry Prize
Burroughs, William S
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William Seward Burroughs II (/ ' b r o z / ; also known by his pen name William Lee ; (1914-02-05 ) February 5, 1914 – August 2, 1997 (1997-08-02 ) ) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, painter, and spoken word performer. A primary figure of the Beat Generation and a major postmodernist author, he is considered to be "one of the most politically trenchant, culturally influential, and innovative artists of the 20th century". His influence is considered to have affected a range of popular culture as well as literature. Burroughs wrote 18 novels and novellas, six collections of short stories and four collections of essays. Five books have been published of his interviews and correspondences. He also collaborated on projects and recordings with numerous performers and musicians, and made many appearances in films.
Burrows, Edwin G
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Edwin G. "Ted" Burrows (born 1943) is a Distinguished Professor of History at Brooklyn College. He is the co-author of the Pulitzer Prize -winning Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 and author of 2008's Forgotten Patriots: The Untold Story of American Prisoners During the Revolutionary War, which won the 2009 Fraunces Tavern Museum Book Award. Burrows received his B.A. from the University of Michigan in 1964 and his Ph.D. from Columbia University in 1973, where he studied with Eric McKitrick. He has taught at Brooklyn College since 1973 where his course on the History of New York City remains one of the college's most popular offerings. He currently resides in Northport, New York on Long Island.
Mick Burrs (born April 10, 1940) is a Canadian poet who currently lives in Toronto, Ontario. He was born and raised in California, and after leaving the United States to avoid the Vietnam War, he spent much of his life in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. He won the 1998 Saskatchewan Book Award for Poetry for a volume of his collected works, "Variations on the Birth of Jacob". This book was published under his birth name, Steven Michael Berzensky, as was a comprehensive collection of his poetry, "The Names Leave the Stones: Poems New and Selected" (2001 Canada, 2002 United States). He is a former editor of Grain magazine.
Bursa, Andrzej
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Andrzej Bursa (March 21, 1932 – November 15, 1957) was a Polish poet and writer. Born in Kraków, he studied journalism, then Bulgarian at Jagiellonian University in Kraków. In 1954–1957 Bursa worked as a journalist and reporter for the Kraków newspaper Dziennik Polski. Many of his contemporaries attributed his early death at the age of 25 to suicide, while the true cause of it was a congenital heart disease. Polish / Pole poet and writer
Yosa Buson was a Japanese poet and painter from the Edo period. Along with Matsuo Basho and Kobayashi Issa, Buson is considered among the greatest poets of the Edo Period. Buson was born in the village of Kema in Settsu Province (now Kema-cho, Miyakojima Ward in the city Osaka). His original family name was Taniguchi.. Japanese haikai poet and painter
Butcher, Raegan
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Raegan Butcher (born January 15, 1969) is an American poet and singer. He is known for his association with the anarchist collective CrimethInc., who published his first two books of poetry, Stone Hotel and Rusty String Quartet. According to a CrimethInc. biography, Butcher was born in Seattle, Washington and moved to Snohomish, Washington in his youth. In 1991, he published his first written work: a chapbook of poetry titled "End Of The World Graffiti". Three years later, in 1995, he appeared in a Seattle independent film titled The Year Of My Japanese Cousin.. American poet and singer
Ellis Parker Butler
Butler, Ellis Parker
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Ellis Parker Butler (December 5, 1869 – September 13, 1937) was an American author. He was the author of more than 30 books and more than 2,000 stories and essays and is most famous for his short story " Pigs Is Pigs ", in which a bureaucratic stationmaster insists on levying the livestock rate for a shipment of two pet guinea pigs, which soon start proliferating geometrically. His most famous character was Philo Gubb .
Guy Butler (full name Frederick Guy Butler, b. 21 January 1918 in Cradock, Eastern Cape South Africa - 26 April 2001, Grahamstown, South Africa) was a South African poet and writer.
Butler, Samuel
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Samuel Butler (baptized 14 February 1613 – 25 September 1680) was a poet and satirist. He is remembered now chiefly for a long satirical poem entitled Hudibras .
Butschkow, Julia
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Julia Butschkow (born 21. December 1978) Danish writer, playwright and poet, educated at Forfatterskolen 2001. She has written the playwright Sidespor, performed in Malmö and Copenhagen.
Muhammad Kashif Shahid (Urdu) (born January 31, 1985) commonly known as Kashif Butt (Urdu : ) is a Pakistani poet. He is also a story writer, critic and TV host. His writings are free from topos and revolve around the orbit of his ideological and philosophical circle. Reflections of romance and bitterness of going time appear side by side in his writings.
Buttigieg, Anton
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Anton Buttigieg (Maltese : Anton Buttigieg [antn butigg] ; 19 February 1912 – 5 May 1983) was a Maltese political figure and poet. He served as the second President of Malta from 1976 until 1981.
Buttigieg, Ray
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Ray Buttigieg (born May 1, 1955 in Gozo, Malta) is a poet and musician.. poet composer musician
Ignazio Buttitta
Buttitta, Ignazio
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Ignazio Buttitta (19 September 1899 - 5 April 1997) was a Sicilian dialectal poet.. Sicilian dialect poet
Butts, Anthony
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Anthony Butts (born 1969 Detroit, Michigan) is an American poet.. American poet
Bychan, Y Prydydd
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Y Prydydd Bychan (fl. c. 1222-68) was a medieval Welsh language court poet. His personal name is unknown. His father was the poet Phylip Brydydd. Prydydd was a grade of court poet, and bychan here has the meaning "junior" (somebody's son) rather than the more usual "small" or "little", presumably to distinguish him from his father.
Byer, Kathryn Stripling
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Kathryn Stripling Byer (born 1944), also called Kay Byer, is an American poet and teacher. She was named by Governor Mike Easley as the fifth North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2005–2009 and was the first woman to hold the position.
Bynner, Witter
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Harold Witter Bynner (August 10, 1881 – June 1, 1968) was an American poet, writer and scholar, known for his long residence in Santa Fe, New Mexico, at what is now the Inn of the Turquoise Bear.. American poet writer and scholar
George (Lord) Byron
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George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, later George Gordon Noel, 6th Baron Byron, FRS (22 January 1788 – 19 April 1824), commonly known simply as Lord Byron, was an English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. Among Byron's best-known works are the lengthy narrative poems Don Juan and Childe Harold's Pilgrimage and the short lyric " She Walks in Beauty ." He is regarded as one of the greatest British poets and remains widely read and influential.