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Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - C

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

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Cabrera, Lydia
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Lydia Cabrera (Havana, Cuba, May 20, 1899 - Miami, Florida, September 19, 1991) was a Cuban anthropologist and poet.. Cuban anthropologist and poet
Caddel, Richard
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Richard Caddel (13 July 1949 – 1 April 2003) was a poet, publisher and editor who was a key figure in the British Poetry Revival .
Caddy, Caroline
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Caroline Mavis Caddy (born 20 January 1944) is an Australian poet.
Cædmon (/ ' k æ d m n / or / ' k æ d m n / ) is the earliest English (Northumbrian ) poet whose name is known. An Anglo-Saxon who cared for the animals at the double monastery of Streonæshalch (Whitby Abbey ) during the abbacy (657–680) of St. Hilda (614–680), he was originally ignorant of "the art of song" but learned to compose one night in the course of a dream, according to the 8th-century monk Bede. He later became a zealous monk and an accomplished and inspirational Christian poet .
Cahan, Ya'akov
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Ya'akov Cohen (Hebrew : ) (born 26 June 1881; died 20 November 1960) was an Israeli poet, playwright, translator, writer and Hebrew linguist.
Rhys Cain (c. 1540-1614) was a Welsh-language poet who lived in the north east of Wales near Oswestry .
Stephen Cain (born 1970) is a Canadian poet and academic.
Cajander, Paavo
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Paavo Cajander (24 December 1846 — 14 June 1913) was a Finnish poet and translator.
Calder, Alison
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Alison Calder, Canadian poet and educator
Caldiero, Alex
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Alex Caldiero (b. Alissandru Francesco Caldiero) is a poet, polyartist, sonosopher, and scholar of humanities and intermedia .
Musa Cälil (pronounced ; Arabic: ; Jaalif: Musa Çlil; Cyrillic: ; full name: Musa Mostafa uli Cälilev, Cyrillic: ; Russian:, , Musa Dzhalil, Musa Mustafovich Zalyalov, also anglicized as Mussa Jalil ; February 15, 1906 – August 25, 1944) was a Soviet Tatar poet and resistance fighter. He is the only poet of the Soviet Union who was simultaneously awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union award for his resistance fighting, and the Lenin Prize for authoring The Moabit Notebooks; both the awards were awarded to him posthumously.. Soviet Tatar poet and resistance fighter
Call, Frank Oliver
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Frank Oliver Call (April 11, 1878 - September 7, 1956) was a Canadian poet and academic.
Barry Callaghan
Callaghan, Barry
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Barry Morley Joseph Callaghan (born July 5, 1937) is a Canadian author, poet and anthologist. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Exile Quarterly. Born in Toronto, Ontario, he is the son of late Canadian novelist and short story writer, Morley Callaghan. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto.. Canadian author poet and anthologist
Callan, Michael Feeney
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Michael Feeney Callan is a novelist, filmmaker, poet and painter, also known for his biographical writing.
Callimachus (/ k æ ' l m k s / ; Ancient Greek : aµa, Kallimachos ; 310/305–240 BC ) was a native of the Greek colony of Cyrene, Libya. He was a noted poet, critic and scholar at the Library of Alexandria and enjoyed the patronage of the Egyptian – Greek Pharaohs Ptolemy II Philadelphus and Ptolemy III Euergetes. Although he was never made chief librarian, he was responsible for producing a bibliographic survey based upon the contents of the Library. This, his Pinakes, 120 volumes long, provided the foundation for later work on the history of Greek literature. As one of the earliest critic-poets, he typifies Hellenistic scholarship.
Calverley, Charles Stuart
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Charles Stuart Calverley (/ ' k v r l / ; December 22, 1831 – February 17, 1884) was an English poet and wit. He was the literary father of what has been called "the university school of humour".
Calvert, Robert
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Robert Calvert (9 April 1944 - 14 August 1988) was a writer, poet, and musician.. South African writer poet and musician
Calzoum Bachri, Sutardji
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Sutardji Calzoum Bachri, known as Tardji, (born 1941 in Rengat, Riau) is a well-known Indonesian poet. A native Malay speaker, he successfully launched a credo of 'freeing words of their meanings'.. Indonesian Poet
Cambón, Vicenta Castro
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Vicenta Castro Cambón (1882–1928) was an Argentine poet.
Barbara Anne Cameron (born August 20, 1938 in Nanaimo, British Columbia ) is a Canadian novelist, poet, screenwriter and short story writer.
Cameron, George Frederick
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George Frederick Cameron (24 September 1854 – 17 September 1885) was a Canadian poet, lawyer, and journalist, best known for the libretto for the operetta Leo, the Royal Cadet.
Jason Camlot (born 1967) is a Canadian poet, scholar and songwriter. His first collection of poems, The Animal Library was nominated for the 2000 A. M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and his co-edited collection of essays, Language Acts: Anglo-Québec Poetry, 1976 to the 21st Century was nominated for the 2007 Gabrielle Roy Prize. He teaches literature in the Department of English at Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, and edits the Punchy Writers poetry imprint for DC Books. His scholarly research has focused on the history of literary style, and on spoken and literary sound recordings.
Cammaerts, Émile
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Professor Émile Leon Cammaerts CBE (March 16, 1878 in Brussels, Belgium – November 2, 1953, Radlett, Hertfordshire ) was a Belgian playwright, poet (including war poet ) and author who wrote primarily in English and French. [ n 1 ]
Dino Campana (20 August 1885 – 1 March 1932) was an Italian visionary poet. His fame rests on his only published book of poetry, the Canti orfici ("Orphic Songs"), as well as his wild and erratic personality, including his ill-fated love affair with Sibilla Aleramo. He is often seen as an Italian example of a poète maudit .
Campbell, Alistair
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Alistair Te Ariki Campbell, ONZM (25 June 1925 – 16 August 2009) was a New Zealand poet, playwright, and novelist. His father was a New Zealand Scot and his mother was a Cook Island Maori from Penrhyn Island .
Campbell, David
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David Watt Ian Campbell (16 July 1915 – 29 July 1979) was an Australian poet who wrote over 15 volumes of prose and poetry. He was also a talented rugby union player who represented England in two tests.
Meg Campbell (19 November 1937 – 17 November 2007) was a female New Zealand poet. Campbell was born and raised in Palmerston North, New Zealand and attended Marsden Collegiate, Wellington where she studied acting. However, she discontinued her acting pursuits shortly after meeting and marrying fellow poet Alistair Campbell .
Ignatius Royston Dunnachie Campbell, better known as Roy Campbell, (October 2, 1901 – April 22, 1957) was an Anglo-African poet and satirist. He was considered by T. S. Eliot, Dylan Thomas and Edith Sitwell to have been one of the best poets of the period between the First and Second World Wars. Campbell's vocal attacks upon the Marxism and Freudianism popular among the British intelligentsia caused him to be a controversial figure during his own lifetime. It has been suggested by some critics that his support for Francisco Franco's Nationalists during the Spanish Civil War has caused him to be labelled politically incorrect and blacklisted from modern poetry anthologies.. Anglo-African poet and satirist
Thomas Campbell
Campbell, Thomas
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A Scottish poet.. Scottish poet
Campbell, Wilfred
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William Wilfred Campbell (15 June 1860 – 1 January 1918) was a Canadian poet. He is often classed as one of the country's Confederation Poets, a group that included fellow Canadians Charles G.D. Roberts, Bliss Carman, Archibald Lampman, and Duncan Campbell Scott ; he was a colleague of Lampman and Scott. By the end of the 19th century, he was considered the "unofficial poet laureate of Canada ." Although not as well known as the other Confederation poets today, Campbell was a "versatile, interesting writer" who was influenced by Robert Burns, the English Romantics, Edgar Allan Poe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Thomas Carlyle, and Alfred Tennyson. Inspired by these writers, Campbell expressed his own religious idealism in traditional forms and genres.
Jan Remco Theodoor Campert (Spijkenisse, The Netherlands August 15, 1902 — January 12, 1943) was a journalist, theater critic and writer who lived in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. During the German occupation of the Netherlands in World War II Campert was arrested for aiding the Jews. He was held in the Neuengamme concentration camp, where he died.. Dutch poet and journalist
Remco Campert
Campert, Remco
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Remco Campert (born 29 July 1929) is a Dutch author, poet and columnist.. son of Jan; Dutch poet and novelist
Campion, Thomas
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Thomas Campion (sometimes Campian) (12 February 1567 – 1 March 1620) was an English composer, poet and physician. He wrote over a hundred lute songs; masques for dancing, and an authoritative technical treatise on music.. English composer poet and physician
Campos, Haroldo de
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Haroldo de Campos (19 August 1929, São Paulo – 16 August 2003, São Paulo) was a Brazilian poet, critic, professor and translator. He is widely regarded as one of the most important figures in Brazilian Literature since 1950. He did his secondary education at the Colégio São Bento, where he learned his first foreign languages (Latin, English, Spanish, French). He and his brother Augusto de Campos, together with Décio Pignatari, formed the poetic group Noigandres that published the experimental journal of the same name, which would launch the Brazilian movement of poesia concreta (concrete poetry). Haroldo received his doctorate from the Faculty of Philosophy, Letters and Human Sciences of USP (Universidade de São Paulo), under the guidance of Antonio Candido. Haroldo was professor at the Catholic University, PUC-SP, and visiting professor at Yale and the University of Texas at Austin. His biography was included in the Encyclopædia Britannica in 1997 and he was awarded the Premio Octavio Paz de Poesia y Ensayo, Mexico, in 1999.
Camus, Matilde
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Matilde Camus (September 26, 1919 – April 28, 2012) was a Spanish poet who also wrote non-fiction.
Wang Can (177–217), style name Zhongxuan, was a politician, scholar and poet who lived in the late Eastern Han Dynasty. He contributed greatly to the establishment of laws and standards during the founding days of the vassal kingdom of Wei – the forerunner of the state of Cao Wei in the Three Kingdoms period – under Cao Cao. For his literary achievements, Wang Can was ranked among the Seven Scholars of Jian'an .
Ivan Cankar (pronunciation (help·info)) (10 May 1876 – 11 December 1918) was a Slovene writer, playwright, essayist, poet and political activist. Together with Oton Župancic, Dragotin Kette and Josip Murn, he is considered as the beginner of modernism in Slovene literature. He is regarded as the greatest writer in the Slovene language, and has sometimes been compared to Franz Kafka and James Joyce.. Slovene writer playwright essayist poet and political activist
Cansever, Edip
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Edip Cansever (pronounced ; August 8, 1928 – May 28, 1986) was a Turkish poet.. Turkish poet
Cao Cao (Mandarin pronunciation: ; 155 – March 15, 220) was a warlord and the penultimate chancellor of the Eastern Han Dynasty who rose to great power during the dynasty's final years. As one of the central figures of the Three Kingdoms period, he laid the foundations for what was to become the state of Cao Wei and was posthumously titled Emperor Wu of Wei. Although often portrayed as a cruel and merciless tyrant, Cao Cao has also been praised as a brilliant ruler and military genius who treated his subordinates like his family. He was also skilled in poetry and martial arts and authored many war journals.. warlord poet
Cappeau, Placide
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Placide Cappeau (October 25, 1808 – August 8, 1877) was a French poet and the author of the well-known poem, "Minuit, chrétiens" (O Holy Night ) (1847), which was set to music by Adolphe Adam. He was born on 25 October 1808 at 8 p.m. in Roquemaure (Gard). He was the son of Mathieu Cappeau, a cooper, and Agathe Louise Martinet.
Carbó, Quima Jaume i
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Quima Jaume i Carbó (1934–1993) was a Catalan Spanish poet. She was born in Cadaqués, Girona, Catalonia, and graduated from university with a degree in Catalan philology .
Carbonell, Pere Miquel
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Pere Miquel Carbonell (1434 - 1517) was a Catalan historian, humanist, notary, calligrapher, poet and writer .
Carco, Francis
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Francis Carco (1886–1958) was a French author, born at Nouméa, New Caledonia. He was a poet, belonging to the Fantaisiste school, a novelist, a dramatist, and art critic for L'Homme libre and Gil Blas. During World War I he became aviation pilot at Étampes, after studying at the aviation school there. His works are picturesque, painting as they do the street life of Montmartre, and being written often in the argot of Paris. He has been called the "romancier des apaches." His memoir, The Last Bohemia: From Montmartre to the Latin Quarter, contains reminiscences of Bohemian life in Paris during the early years of the twentieth century. He had an affair with Katherine Mansfield in 1915.
Ernesto Cardenal
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Reverend Father Ernesto Cardenal Martínez (born January 20, 1925) is a Nicaraguan Catholic priest and was one of the most famous liberation theologians of the Nicaraguan Sandinistas, a party he has since left. From 1979 to 1987 he served as Nicaragua's first culture minister. He is also famous as a poet. Cardenal was also the founder of the primitivist art community in the Solentiname Islands, where he lived for more than ten years (1965–1977).. Nicaraguan Catholic priest poet and politician
Carducci, Giosuè
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Giosuè Alessandro Michele Carducci (27 July 1835 – 16 February 1907) was an Italian poet and teacher. He was very influential and was regarded as the official national poet of modern Italy. In 1906 he became the first Italian to win the Nobel Prize in Literature.. Italian poet and teacher
Carême, Maurice
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Maurice Carême (12 May 1899 – 13 January 1978) was a Belgian francophone poet, best known for his simple writing style and children's poetry .
Thomas Carew was in the 'Cavalier' group of Caroline poets whose inspiration was entirely secular.. English Cavalier poet
Henry Carey (c. 26 August 1687 – 5 October 1743) was an English poet, dramatist and song-writer. He is remembered as an anti-Walpolean satirist and also as a patriot. Several of his melodies continue to be sung today, and he was widely praised in the generation after his death. Because he worked in anonymity, selling his own compositions to others to pass off as their own, contemporary scholarship can only be certain of some of his poetry, and a great deal of the music he composed was written for theatrical incidental music. However, under his own name and hand, he was a prolific song writer and balladeer, and he wrote the lyrics for almost all of these songs. Further, he wrote numerous operas and plays. His life is illustrative of the professional author in the early 18th century. Without inheritance or title or governmental position, he wrote for all of the remunerative venues, and yet he also kept his own political point of view and was able to score significant points against the ministry of the day. Further, he was one of the leading lights of the new "Patriotic" movement in drama.. English poet dramatist and song-writer
Cargnello, Paul
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Paul Cargnello is a Montreal singer-songwriter and poet whose unique musical repertoire spans punk rock, reggae, blues and folk. Although English is his first language, Cargnello chooses to write and sing in both English and French, with French having gradually come to dominate his lyrics. To date, he has achieved modest success in this endeavour, and some have even described him as the next Jim Corcoran and the rightful heir to Quebec rocker Jean Leloup
Carifi, Roberto
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Roberto Carifi, was born in 1948 in Pistoia. He is an Italian poet, philosopher, and translator.
Cârlova, Vasile
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Vasile Cârlova (February 4, 1809 – September 18, 1831) was a Wallachian officer and early Romantic poet.
Bliss Carman was a Canadian poet. He was born William Bliss Carman in Fredericton, in the Maritime province of New Brunswick. "Bliss" was his mother's maiden name.. Canadian-American poet associated with the Confederation Poets
T. Carmi (Hebrew :. ) (December 31, 1925 – November 20, 1994) was an Israeli poet.
Josep Carner i Puig-Oriol (Catalan pronunciation:  [u'zp kr'ne] ) (born Barcelona 9 February 1884 - died Brussels 4 June 1970), was a Catalan poet, journalist, playwright and translator. He was also known as the Prince of Catalan Poets .
Carpio, Manuel
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Manuel Elogio Carpio Hernández (March 1, 1791 – February 11, 1860), known as Manuel Carpio, was a Mexican poet .
Carrera, Arturo
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Arturo Carrera is an Argentine poet born on 27 March 1948 in Coronel Pringles, Buenos Aires Province .
Carrión, Alejandro
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Alejandro Carrión Aguirre (11 March 1915 – 4 January 1992) was a poet, novelist and journalist. He wrote the novel La espina (1959), the short story book La manzana dañada (1983), and numerous poetry books. As a journalist he published many of his articles under the pseudonym " Juan Sin Cielo ." In 1956 he founded, along with Pedro Jorge Vera, the political magazine La Calle. He directed the literary magazine Letras del Ecuador. He received the Maria Moors Cabot prize (1961) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism as well as the Ecuadorian National Prize Premio Eugenio Espejo (1981) for his body of work. He was the nephew of Benjamín Carrión .
James Dennis "Jim" Carroll was an author, poet, autobiographer, and punk musician. Carroll was best known for his 1978 autobiographical work The Basketball Diaries, which was made into the 1995 film of the same name, starring Leonardo DiCaprio as Carroll.. author poet autobiographer and punk musician
Lewis Carroll
Carroll, Lewis
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An English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican clergyman, and photographer.. English author mathematician logician Anglican deacon and photographer
Carruth, Hayden
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Hayden Carruth (August 3, 1921 – September 29, 2008) was an American poet and literary critic. He taught at Syracuse University.. American poet and literary critic
Anne Carson (born June 21, 1950) is a Canadian poet, essayist, translator. Carson lived in Montreal for several years and taught at McGill University, the University of Michigan, and at Princeton University from 1980-1987. She was a 1998 Guggenheim Fellow. and in 2000 she was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. She has also won a Lannan Literary Award.. Canadian poet essayist translator and professor
Carson, Ciarán
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Ciaran Gerard Carson (born 9 October 1948) is a Belfast, Northern Ireland -born poet and novelist.
Cartarescu, Mircea
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Mircea Cartarescu (Romanian pronunciation:  [mir'tea krt'resku] ; born 1 June 1956) is a Romanian poet, novelist and essayist .
Jared Carter is the author of several collections of poetry.. American poet and editor
Cartwright, William
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William Cartwright (1 September 1611 – 29 November 1643) was an English dramatist and churchman.. English dramatist and churchman
Carvalho, Ronald de
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Ronald de Carvalho (May 16, 1893 - February 15, 1935) was a Brazilian poet and diplomat from Rio de Janeiro. A street in Rio is named for him.
Raymond Carver
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Raymond Clevie Carver, Jr. (May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988) was an American short story writer and poet. Carver was a major writer of the late 20th century and a major force in the revitalization of the American short story in literature in the 1980s. [ citation needed ]
Alice Cary (April 26, 1820 – February 12, 1871) was an American poet, and the sister of fellow poet Phoebe Cary (1824–1871).
Phoebe Cary (September 4, 1824 – July 31, 1871) was an American poet, and the younger sister of poet Alice Cary (1820–1871). The sisters co-published poems in 1849, and then each went on to publish volumes of her own. After their deaths in 1871, joint anthologies of the sisters' unpublished poems were also compiled.
Casal, Julián del
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José Julián Herculano del Casal y de la Lastra (November 7, 1863 – October 21, 1893) was a Cuban poet .
Casanova, Noé de la Flor
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Noé de la Flor Casanova (* Teapa, Tabasco, May 29, 1904 — Mexico City , , 1986) was a Mexican lawyer, cantautor, writer, poet and politician who served for four years as Governor of Tabasco, before being removed from office following a scandal.
Casnodyn (fl. first half of the 14th century) was a Welsh language poet born in Gilfai, near present-day Swansea, south-west Wales .
Cassells, Cyrus
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Cyrus Cassells (born 1957) is an American poet and professor. His most recent collection of poetry is More Than Peace and Cypresses (Copper Canyon Press), and his fifth book, The Crossed-Out Swastika, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2010. He has won many awards including a 1995 Pushcart Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and the William Carlos Williams Award. He was nominated for the 1994 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry for Soul Make A Path Through Shouting. He has had poems published in literary journals and magazines including Ploughshares Indiana Review, AGNI, Boston Review and Callaloo.. American poet and professor
Castellani, Leonardo
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Leonardo Castellani (November 16, 1899 – March 1981), was an Argentine priest, essayist, novelist, poet and theologian.
Castellanos, Rosario
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Rosario Castellanos (25 May 1925 – 7 August 1974) was a Mexican poet and author. Along with the other members of the Generation of 1950 (the poets who wrote following the Second World War, influenced by César Vallejo and others), she was one of Mexico's most important literary voices in the last century. Throughout her life, she wrote eloquently about issues of cultural and gender oppression, and her work has influenced feminist theory and cultural studies. Though she died young, she opened the door of Mexican literature to women, and left a legacy that still resonates today.
Castellón, Blanca
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Blanca Castellon (born 1958 in Managua ) is a celebrated Nicaraguan poet. She is the author of Ama del espíritu (poetry, 1995), Flotaciones (poetry, 1998) and Orilla opuesta (poetry, 2000). She is also the winner of Instituto de Estudios Modernistas of poetry in Valencia, Spain. She is currently Vice President of Centro Nicaragüense de Escritores (Nicaraguan Center of Writers). She is married to Mr. Luis Baez, and has three sons: Luis, Carlos and Javier.
Ana Castillo (born 15 June 1953) is a Mexican-American Chicana novelist, poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, playwright, translator and independent scolar. Considered as one of the leading voices in Chicana experience, known for her daring and experimental style as a Latino novelist. Her works offer pungent and passionate socio-political comment that is based on established oral and literary traditions. Castillo's interest in race and gender issues can be traced throughout her writing career. Her novel, Sapogonia was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. She is the editor of "La Tolteca", an arts and literary magazine. Castillo held the first Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz Endowed Chair at DePaul University. She has attained a number of awards including an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation for her first novel, "The Mixquiahuala Letters", a Carl Sandburg Award, a Mountains and Plains Booksellers Award, a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts in fiction and poetry and in 1998 Sor Juana Achievement Award by the Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum in Chicago.
Castillo, Julio Valle
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Julio Valle Castillo (born August 10, 1952), was born in Masaya, Nicaragua. He is a poet, novelist, painter, essayist, and a critic of literature and art .
Castillo, Sergio Badilla
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Sergio Badilla Castillo (born November 30, 1947 in Valparaiso, Chile ) is a Chilean poet and the founder of poetic transrealism in contemporary poetry. He is considered the Latin American poet with the broadest Nordic influence, from the Finnish poets, Edith Södergran, Elmer Diktonius, Paavo Haavikko, Pentti Saarikoski and the Swedes Gunnar Ekelöf, Tomas Tranströmer and Lars Gustafsson .
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María Rosalía Rita de Castro (Galician pronunciation:  [rosa'li.a ðe 'kasto] ; 24 February 1837 – 15 July 1885), was a Galician romanticist writer and poet .
Lee Cataldi (born 1942) is a contemporary Australian poet and linguist .
Willa Sibert Cather (December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947) was an American author who achieved recognition for her novels of frontier life on the Great Plains, in works such as O Pioneers!, My Ántonia, and The Song of the Lark. In 1923 she was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for One of Ours (1922), a novel set during World War I. Cather grew up in Nebraska and graduated from the University of Nebraska. She lived and worked in Pittsburgh for ten years, then at the age of 33 she moved to New York, where she lived for the rest of her life.
Jacob Cats (10 November 1577 – 12 September 1660) was a Dutch poet, humorist, jurist and politician. He is most famous for his emblem books .
Catullus, Gaius Valerius
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Gaius Valerius Catullus (ca. 84–54 BC) was a Latin poet of the late Roman Republic who wrote in the neoteric style of poetry. His surviving works are still read widely, and continue to influence poetry and other forms of art.
Causley, Charles
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Charles Causley, CBE (24 August 1917 – 4 November 2003) was a Cornish poet and writer. His work is noted for its simplicity and directness and for its associations with folklore, especially when linked to his native Cornwall.. Cornish poet schoolmaster and writer
Constantine P. Cavafy (also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes ; Greek : stat. aßf ; April 29 (April 17, OS ), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.
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Constantine P. Cavafy (also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes ; Greek : stat. aßf ; April 29 (April 17, OS ), 1863 – April 29, 1933) was a Greek poet who lived in Alexandria and worked as a journalist and civil servant. He published 154 poems; dozens more remained incomplete or in sketch form. His most important poetry was written after his fortieth birthday.
Cavalcanti, Guido
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Guido Cavalcanti (between 1250 and 1259 – August 1300 ) was an Italian poet, as well as an intellectual influence on his best friend, Dante Alighieri.
Grace Cavalieri
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Grace Cavalieri (born 1932) is an award-winning American poet, playwright and radio host of "The Poet and the Poem" from the Library of Congress.
Nicholas Edward "Nick" Cave (born 22 September 1957) is an Australian musician, songwriter, author, screenwriter, and occasional film actor.. Australian musician songwriter author screenwriter composer and occasional film actor
Caxaru, Pietru
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Peter (Pietru) Caxaro (c. 1400 – 1485) was a Maltese philosopher and poet. He is so far Malta 's first known philosopher, fragments of whose works are extant. His philosophical views and positions qualify him as an honourable adherent of the mediaeval humanist movement. His contribution skilfully stands as a mature reflection of the social and cultural revival of his time.
Jean Cayrol (6 June 1911 – 10 February 2005) was a French poet, publisher, and member of the Académie Goncourt born in Bordeaux. He is perhaps best known for writing the narration in Alain Resnais 's 1955 documentary film, Night and Fog. He was a major contributor to the subversive, philosophical French publication Tel Quel .
Siv Cedering (February 5, 1939 – November 17, 2007) was an award-winning Swedish-American poet, writer, and artist. She occasionally published as Siv Cedering Fox.
Cedifor, Peryf ap
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Peryf ap Cedifor (fl. c. 1170) was a Welsh language court poet .
Paul Celan was a poet and translator. Paul Antschel was born into a Jewish family in Romania, but as a writer used the pseudonym "Paul Celan", becoming one of the major German-language poets of the post-World War II era.. Romanian-born Jewish poet and translator
Celliers, Jan F. E.
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Jan Francois Elias Celliers, almost universally known as Jan F.E. Celliers, but occasionally as Jan F.E. Cilliers (12 January 1865 – 1 June 1940) was an Afrikaans -language poet, essayist, dramatist and reviewer.
Cendrars, Blaise
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Frédéric-Louis Sauser (September 1, 1887 – January 21, 1961), better known as Blaise Cendrars, was a Swiss novelist and poet who became a naturalized French citizen in 1916. He was a writer of considerable influence in the European modernist movement.
Siôn Cent (ca. 1400–1430/45), (or 1367 - 1430) was a Welsh language poet, and is an important figure in Medieval Welsh literature .
Centolella, Thomas
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Thomas Centolella, American poet
Ceravolo, Joseph
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Joseph Ceravolo (April 22, 1934 – September 4, 1988) was an American poet associated with the second generation of the New York School. For years Ceravolo’s work was out of print, but the 2013 publication of his Collected Poems has made his work accessible again. His popularity has been limited to the community of writers. As Charles North writes “[Ceravolo’s] importance to American poetry over the past 30 years is still largely a secret.”
Siôn Ceri (fl. early 16th Century) was a Welsh language poet. His bardic teacher was Tudur Aled and among his surviving work are poems to his patrons from north Powys .
Anica Cernej (1900–1944), Slovene author and poet
Luis Cernuda (born Luis Cernuda Bidón September 21, 1902, Seville – November 5, 1963, Mexico City), was a Spanish poet and literary critic.. Spanish poet and literary critic
Cerro, Emeterio
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Héctor Medina, better known by his literary pen name as Emeterio Cerro (Balcarce, Argentina; December 3, 1952 – Buenos Aires, Argentina; December 12, 1996) was an Argentine poet, playwright and short fiction writer.
Cervantes, Lorna Dee
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Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. August 6, 1954, in San Francisco, California ) is an award-winning Chicana, Native American (Chumash ), feminist, activist poet who is considered one of the major Chicana poets of the past 40 years. She has been described by Alurista, as "probably the best Chicana poet active today." Lorna Dee Cervantes was born in 1954 in California. She grew up in San Jose, speaking English exclusively. This was strictly enforced by her parents, who allowed only English to be spoken at home by her and her brother. This was to avoid the racism that was occurring in her community at that time. Lorna Dee Cervantes was an associate professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder until 2007. She considers herself "a Chicana writer, a feminist writer, a political writer" (Cervantes). Her collections of poetry, Emplumada, From the Cable of Genocide, Drive: The First Quartet and Ciento: 100 100-Word Love Poems are held in high esteem and have attracted numerous nominations and awards. She is currently the Regents Lecturer at UC Berkeley, California for the 2011/12 year. In an interview conducted by Sonia V. Gonzalez, the poet states that through writing and publishing, “I was trying to give back that gift that had saved me when I discovered, again, African-American women’s poetry. I was having this vision of some little Chicana in San Antonio [Texas] going, scanning the shelves, like I used to do, scanning the shelves for women’s names, or Spanish surnames, hoping she’ll pull it out, relate to it. So it was intentionally accessible poetry, intended to bridge that gap, that literacy gap.” Cervantes was actively involved in the publication of numerous Chicana/o writers from the 1970s onwards when she produced her own Chicana/o literary journal,MANGO "which was the first to publish Sandra Cisneros, Jimmy Santiago Baca, Alberto Rios, Ray Gonzalez, Ronnie Burk, and Orlando Ramírez [co-editor]. Cervantes and MANGO also championed the early work of writers Gary Soto, José Montoya, José Montalvo, José Antonio Burciaga, and her personal favourite, Luís Omar Salinas"
Césaire, Aimé
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Aimé Fernand David Césaire (26 June 1913 – 17 April 2008) was a Francophone poet, author and politician from Martinique. He was "one of the founders of the négritude movement in Francophone literature".
César, Ana Cristina
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Ana Cristina César (June 2, 1952 - October 29, 1983) was a poet and translator from Rio de Janeiro. She came from a middle-class Protestant background and was usually known as "Ana C." She had written since childhood and developed a strong interest in English literature. She spent some time in England in 1968 and, on returning to Brazil, she became a published author of note. The 1970s and early 1980s were the peak of her poetic career.
Cesaric, Dobriša
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Dobriša Cesaric (10 January 1902 – 18 December 1980) was a Croatian poet and translator born in Požega .
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Mário Cesariny de Vasconcelos also known as Mário Cesariny (August 9, 1923, Lisbon, Portugal - November 26, 2006, Lisbon, Portugal) is among the most important Portuguese surrealist poets, having published several major works during a career spanning 50 years. Cesariny was also a painter, but his work became more centered on poetry in the 1950s.. Portuguese surrealist poet
Cesereanu, Ruxandra
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Ruxandra-Mihaela Cesereanu or Ruxandra-Mihaela Braga (born August 17, 1963) is a Romanian poet, essayist, short story writer, novelist and literary critic. Also known as a journalist, academic, literary historian and film critic, Cesereanu holds a teaching position at the Babes-Bolyai University (UBB), and is an editor for the magazine Steaua in Cluj-Napoca .
Cetina, Gutierre de
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Gutierre de Cetina (1519-1554) a Spanish poet and soldier, was born at Seville. He was the brother of Beltrán and Gregorio de Cetina, lesser known conquistadors. He served under Charles V in Italy and Germany, but retired from the army in 1545 to settle in Seville. Soon afterwards, however, he sailed for Mexico, where he resided for some time, and later returned to Mexico, where he fell victim some date previous to 1560 in Puebla to a morte galante. A follower of Juan Boscán and Garcilaso de la Vega, a friend of Jerónimo Jiménez de Urrea and Baltasar del Alcázar, Cetina adopted the doctrines of the Italian school and, under the name of Vandalio, wrote an extensive series of poems in the newly introduced metres; his sonnets are remarkable for elegance of form and sincerity of sentiment, his other productions being in great part adaptations from Petrarch, Ariosto and Ludovico Dolce. His patrons were Antonio de Leyva, prince of Ascoli, Hurtado de Mendoza, and Alvas's grandson, the duke de Sessa, but he seems to have profited little by their protection. His works have been well edited by Joaquin Hazañas y la Rúa in two volumes published at Seville (1895).
Choe Chung (984–1068) was a Korean Confucian scholar and poet of the Haeju Choe clan during the Goryeo period. He has been called the grandfather of the Korean educational system.
Chabrillón, Andrés
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Andrés Chabrillón (anglicised as Andres Chabrillon, 20 September 1887—1968) was an Argentine poet, writer, lecturer and literature professor of French descent.
Chakbast, Brij Narayan
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Brij Narayan Chakbast, also spelled, Brij Narain Chakbast, (Kashmiri : , Urdu : ) was an Urdu poet.
Chakradhar, Ashok
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Chakradhar, Ashok
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Ashok Chakradhar (born February 8, 1951 is a Hindi author and poet.). Hindi author and poet
Raquel Chalfi (Hebrew : ) is an Israeli poet .
Chalkhill, John
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John Chalkhill (fl. 1600) was an English poet.. English poet
Challis, Gordon
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Gordon Challis (born 1932) is a New Zealand poet.
Chalupka, Samo
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Samo Chalupka (27 February 1812, Horná Lehota, Brezno District - 19 May 1883, Horná Lehota) was a Slovak romantic poet .
Chamarasa (c. 1425) was an eminent 15th century Virashaiva poet in the Kannada language, during the reign of Vijayanagar Empire, a powerful empire in Southern India during 14th - 16th centuries. A contemporary and competitor to a noted Brahmin Kannada poet Kumara Vyasa, Chamarasa was patronised by King Deva Raya II. The writings is in 25 chapters (gatis ), with 1111 six-line stanzas (shatpadi ) totally.
Chamma, Kátya
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Kátya Pujals Chamma (born August 19, 1961) is a Brazilian songwriter, singer, poet, writer and cultural producer.
Chandan, Vattacharja
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Vattacharja Chandan (also known as Chandan Kumar Bhattacharya), is a bilingual (Bengali and English ) writer, poet, composer and mail artist. He was born in 1944 in the small town of Tamluk (now in Purba Medinipur District ), which was the ancient Indian port of Tamralipta in West Bengal. Chandan came to Kolkata after finishing his high-school studies at Tamluk Hamilton High School. After graduating from Asutosh College, he obtained his master of arts degree in political science from the University of Calcutta. He hoped to become an experimental scientist like Jagadish Chandra Bose, Newton or Edison. Although Chandan did not accomplish this, he expresses his love of experimentation in art and literature.
Chandidas (Bengali : ; born 1408 CE) refers to (possibly more than one) medieval poet of Bengal. Over 1250 poems related to the love of Radha and Krishna in Bengali with the bhanita of Chandidas are found with three different sobriquets along with his name, Bau, Dvija and Dina as well as without any sobriquet also. It is not clear whether these bhanita s actually refer to the same person or not. It is assumed by some modern scholars that the poems which are current in the name of Chandidas are actually the works of at least four different Chandidas, who are distinguished from each other by their sobriquets found in the bhanita s. It is also assumed that the earliest of them was Ananta Bau Chandidas, who has been more or less identified as a historical figure born in the 14th century in Birbhum district of the present-day West Bengal state and wrote the lyrical Srikrishna Kirtan (Songs in praise of Krishna ).
Chandler, Catherine
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Catherine Marie Chandler (born 1950 in New York City ) is an American poet and translator. She was raised in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, received a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and Spanish from Wilkes University and a Master of Arts in Education (Culture and Values in Education) from McGill University .
Changezi, Yagana
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Mirza Yaas Yagana Changezi (1884-1956)(Urdu : ) was an Indian Urdu-language poet.
Changling, Wang
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Wang Changling (traditional Chinese : ; simplified Chinese : ; pinyin : Wáng Changlíng ) (698–756) was a major Tang Dynasty poet. His zi was Shaobo (Chinese : ). He was originally from Taiyuan in the Shanxi province of China, according to the editors of the Three Hundred Tang Poems, although other sources claim that he was actually from Jiangning near modern-day Nanjing. After passing the prestigious jinshi examination, he became a secretarial official and later held other imperial positions, including that of an official posting to Sishui, in what is currently Xingyang, in Henan province. Near the end of his life he was appointed as a minister of Jiangning county. He died in the An Lushan Rebellion.
Channing, William Ellery
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William Ellery Channing (November 29, 1818 – December 23, 1901) was a Transcendentalist poet, nephew of the Unitarian preacher Dr. William Ellery Channing. (His namesake uncle was usually known as "Dr. Channing," while the nephew was commonly called "Ellery Channing," in print.) The younger Ellery Channing was thought brilliant but undisciplined by many of his contemporaries. Amos Bronson Alcott famously said of him in 1871, "Whim, thy name is Channing." Nevertheless, the Transcendentalists thought his poetry among the best of their group's literary products.
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Jean Chapelain (4 December 1595 – 22 February 1674) was a French poet and writer.. French poet and critic during the Grand Siècle; known for his role as an organizer and founding member member of the Academie Francaise
Chapman, Arthur
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Arthur Chapman (June 25, 1873 – December 4, 1935) was an early twentieth century American poet and newspaper columnist. He wrote a sub-genre of American poetry known as Cowboy Poetry. His most famous poem was Out Where the West Begins.. American Cowboy poet and newspaper columnist
Chapman, George
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George Chapman (c. 1559 – 12 May 1634) was an English dramatist, translator, and poet. He was a classical scholar, and his work shows the influence of Stoicism. Chapman has been identified as the Rival Poet of Shakespeare's Sonnets by William Minto, and as an anticipator of the Metaphysical Poets. Chapman is best remembered for his translations of Homer's Iliad, Odyssey, and Batrachomyomachia.. English dramatist translator and poet
Chapman, Patrick
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Patrick Chapman is an Irish poet, writer and screenwriter, born in 1968.
Chapman, William
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George William Albert Chapman, né George William Alphred (13 December 1850 – 23 February 1917), was a Canadian poet .
Chappaz, Maurice
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Maurice Chappaz (21 December 1916, Lausanne – 15 January 2009) was a French-language Swiss poet and writer. He published more than 40 books and won several literary awards, including his country's most notable award, the Grand Prix Schiller, in 1997.
René Char (June 14, 1907 – February 19, 1988) was a 20th century French poet.. French poet
Charbonneau, Jean
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Jean Charbonneau (1875-October 25, 1960) was a French-Canadian poet who was the main founder of the Montreal Literary School.
Charents, Arpenik
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Arpenik Charents (July 25, 1932, Yerevan - February 12, 2008, Yerevan ) was an Armenian writer, literary critic, specialist in Charents studies. She is the daughter of the great Armenian poet Yeghishe Charents .
Charents, Yeghishe
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Yeghishe Charents (Armenian : ; March 13, 1897 – November 27, 1937) was an Armenian poet, writer and public activist. Charents was an outstanding poet of the twentieth century, touching upon a multitude of topics that ranged from his experiences in the First World War, socialist revolution, and, more prominently, on Armenia and Armenians. He is recognized as "the main poet of the 20th century" in Armenia.
Charles, Craig
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Craig Joseph Charles (born 11 July 1964) is an English actor, stand-up comedian, author, poet, radio and television presenter, best-known for playing Dave Lister in the British cult-favourite science fiction sitcom Red Dwarf. Since 2005, he has appeared as Lloyd Mullaney in the long-running soap opera Coronation Street.. English actor comedian author poet television presenter and radio DJ
Charlton, James
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James Charlton (born 1947) is an Australian poet and writer in the area of interfaith and interreligious studies. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Charlton has lived mostly in Tasmania. He completed a MA at the University of Cambridge and a PhD at the University of Tasmania. Poetry editor of the Australian literary quarterly Island from 2002 to 2008, he delivered the inaugural Gwen Harwood Memorial Lecture in 2008.
Chartier, Alain
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Alain Chartier (c. 1385 – 1430) was a French poet and political writer .
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Thomas Chatterton was an English poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry. He died of arsenic poisoning, either from a suicide attempt or self-medication for a venereal disease.. English poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry
Chattopadhyay, Shakti
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Shakti Chattopadhyay (Bengali : Shokti Chôttopaddhae ) (November 25, 1933 - March 23, 1995) was a Bengali poet and writer, widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of 20th century Bengali literature. [ citation needed ]
Chaturvedi, Geet
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Chaturvedi, Makhanlal
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Chaturvedi, Shail
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poet, humorist, lyricist, actor
Geoffrey Chaucer
Chaucer, Geoffrey
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An English author, poet, philosopher, bureaucrat (courtier), and diplomat.. author philosopher alchemist and astronomer; Father of English literature
Chaudhari, Bahinabai
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Bahinabai Chaudhari (Devanagari : ) (1880 – 3 December 1951) was a noted Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India.
Chavez, Ingrid
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Ingrid Julia Chavez (born January 21, 1965) is a Mexican-American poet, vocalist, songwriter and photographer.
Chávez, Susana
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Susana Chávez (November 5, 1974 – c. January 6, 2011) was a Mexican poet and human rights activist who was born and lived most of her life in her hometown of Ciudad Juárez.. Mexican poet and human rights activist
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Andrée Chedid (Arabic) (20 March 1920 – 6 February 2011) was a French poet and novelist of Lebanese descent.
Chedid, Andrée
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Andrée Chedid (Arabic) (20 March 1920 – 6 February 2011) was a French poet and novelist of Lebanese descent.
cris cheek (intentionally uncapitalized) is a poet, artist, interdisciplinary performer and professor at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Born in London in 1950, he lived and worked in that capital until the early 1990s. One early influence was working alongside Bob Cobbing at the Poetry Society printshop in London and the Writers Forum group of poets who met with regularity on the premises in Earls Court. In 1981 he was a co-founder of Chisenhale Dance Space and for much of that decade he worked alongside musicians from the London Musicians Collective, choreographers and live artists to make interdisciplinary works. Between 1994-2005 he was based in the most easterly English town of Lowestoft, before emigrating to the United States. His musical collaborations include Slant (a trio with Philip Jeck and Sianed Jones). His radio program "Music of Madagascar" for the BBC won a Sony Gold Award in 1995. A large body of interdisciplinary performance writing was produced in collaboration with Kirsten Lavers under the author function Things Not Worth Keeping. He taught on the Performance Writing course (1995-2002) at Dartington College of Arts where he was a Research Fellow in interdisciplinary text (2000-2002). He was the Altman Humanities Fellow in 20011-12, co-presenting the Networks and Power symposium and a conference on Network Archaeology from which an issue of the journal Amodern, co-edited with Nicole Starosielski and Braxton Soderman, was published. He lives on the plateau of the southwest Ohio River Valley, with his son. He is director of the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford and co-organizer of South (west) Ohio Poets.
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Syl Cheney-Coker (also spelled Cheyney-Coker), Sierra Leonean poet and novelist (writing in English), b. 28 June 1945, Freetown. He was born to Christian Creole parents in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Having received his early education in Sierra Leone, at the age of twenty-one he came to the United States to pursue postsecondary education at the Universities of Oregon and Wisconsin and also worked for a time as a journalist. He has taught at universities in the Philippines, Nigeria and the U.S. and served as editor and publisher of a fortnightly newspaper, the Vanguard, in Freetown in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Cheng, François
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François Cheng (Traditional Chinese :; pinyin : Chéng Bàoyi) (born 30 August 1929 in Nanchang, Jiangxi ) is a Chinese-born French academician, writer, poet and calligrapher. He is the author of essays, novels, collections of poetry and books on art written in the French language, and the translator of some of the great French poets into Chinese .
Gu Cheng (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; September 24, 1956 – October 8, 1993) was a famous Chinese modern poet, essayist and novelist. He was a prominent member of the " Misty Poets ", a group of Chinese modernist poets.
Wu Cheng'en (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; pinyin : Wú Chéng'en ; Wade–Giles : Wu Ch'êng-ên, ca. 1500–1582 or 1505–1580 ), courtesy name Ruzhong, pen name "Sheyang Hermit," was a Chinese novelist and poet of the Ming Dynasty, and is considered to be the author of Journey to the West, one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature .
Chénier, André
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André Marie Chénier (30 October 1762 – 25 July 1794) was a French poet, associated with the events of the French Revolution of which he was a victim. His sensual, emotive poetry marks him as one of the precursors of the Romantic movement. His career was brought to an abrupt end when he was guillotined for alleged "crimes against the state", near the end of the Reign of Terror. Chénier's life has been the subject of Umberto Giordano 's opera Andrea Chénier and other works of art.
Jeong Cheol (, 1536–1593) was a Korean statesman and poet. He used the pen-names Gyeham and Songgang, and studied under Kim Yunjae at Hwanbyeokdang. He was expulsed by the Easterners .
Chernoff, Maxine
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Maxine Chernoff (born 1952) is an American novelist, writer, poet, academic and literary magazine editor. She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, and attended the University of Illinois at Chicago .
Lev Chernyi (Russian : , IPA:  ['lef 'trnj]  (listen ) ; died September 21, 1921) was a Russian anarchist theorist, activist and poet, and a leading figure of the Third Russian Revolution. His early thought was individualist, rejecting anarcho-communism as a threat to individual liberty. In 1917, Chernyi was released from his political imprisonment by the Imperial Russian regime, and swiftly became one of the leading figures in Russian anarchism. After strongly denouncing the new Bolshevik government in various anarchist publications and joining several underground resistance movements, Chernyi was arrested by the Cheka on a charge of counterfeiting and in 1921 was executed without trial.
G K Chesterton
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton was an English writer. His prolific and diverse output included philosophy, ontology, poetry, play writing, journalism, public lecturing and debating, literary and art criticism, biography, Christian apologetics, and fiction, including fantasy and detective fiction.. was an English writer in a wide range of genres including poetry
Chesterton, G. K.
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Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G.K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of paradox ." [ citation needed ] Time magazine, in a review of a biography of Chesterton, observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out."
Chetrit, Sami Shalom
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Sami Shalom Chetrit (born 1960) ( ) is a Moroccan- born Hebrew poet and Israeli social and peace activist.
Cho Chi-hun (December 3, 1920 - May 17, 1968) was a Korean poet, critic, and activist. He was born in Yeongyang, Gyeongsangbuk-do, during the period of Japanese rule. He graduated from Hyehwa College in 1941, with a major in the liberal arts .
Yu Chi-hwan (1908–1967), also known by his pen name Cheongma, was a leading twentieth-century Korean poet. He was born in South Gyeongsang Province. He published at least ten volumes of poetry.
Chi-yong, Cheong
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Cheong Chi-yong (1903–) was a Korean poet and translator of English poetry who "opened a new horizon of poetic possibilities through chiselled expression, tempered sentiments, and precise visual imagery " according to the scholar of Korean poetry, Brother Anthony.
Chiara, Luccreth moccu
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Luccreth moccu Chíara (floruit c. 665 AD) was a poet from County Kerry, Ireland who wrote in archaic Old Irish. Moccu is an archaic form marking affiliation to an ancestral population group or gens, in this case the Cíarraige. James Carney identifies the poet in genealogies of the Cíarraige as the last of six sons of a certain Áine, a descendant of Mug Airt, also known as Cíar, son of the legendary Ulaid hero Fergus mac Róich and supposed founder of the Cíarraige. The genealogies add that Luccreth had no children, and that "His dwelling-place faces the church of Cluain on the south".
Chiasson, Herménégilde
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Herménégilde Chiasson, ONB (born 7 April 1946 ) is a noted Acadian poet and playwright born in St-Simon, New Brunswick, Canada. He was the 29th Lieutenant Governor of New Brunswick between 2003 and 2009. He is also currently a professor at Université de Moncton .
Chichetto, James Wm.
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James Wm. Chichetto is a poet, artist, Professor of Communications, and a Catholic priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, an international religious community that founded and sponsors the University of Notre Dame, Stonehill College, the University of Portland, and King's College, among others.
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Billy Childish (born Steven John Hamper, 1959) is an English artist, painter, author, poet, photographer, film maker, singer and guitarist.
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Li Qingzhao (Traditional Chinese : ; Simplified Chinese :, pinyin : Li Qingzhào; Wade-Giles : Li Ch'ing-chao, pseudonym Yi'an Jushi (“Yi'an Householder ”)) (1081–c. 1141) was a Chinese writer and poet of the Song Dynasty .
Chishti, Unwan
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Unwan Chishti (February 5, 1937 – February 1, 2004) was a Urdu poet who gained repute as a poet, as a scholar, as a teacher and as a literary critic. He was the disciple of Abr Ahasani Gunnauri .
Choe Chiwon (857-10th century) was a noted Korean Confucian official, philosopher, and poet of the late Unified Silla period (668-935). He studied for many years in Tang China, passed the Tang imperial examination, and rose to high office there before returning to Silla, where he made ultimately futile attempts to reform the governmental apparatus of a declining Silla state. In his final years he turned more towards Buddhism and became a hermit scholar residing in and around Korea's Haeinsa temple.. Korean
Fukuda Chiyo-ni (Kaga no Chiyo ) (; 1703 - 2 October 1775) was a Japanese poet of the Edo period, widely regarded as one of the greatest female haiku poets.
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Fukuda Chiyo-ni (Kaga no Chiyo) (; 1703 - 2 October 1775) was a Japanese poet of the Edo period, widely regarded as one of the greatest female haiku poets.. Japanese poet of the Edo period; one of the greatest female haiku poets
Abdulhamid Sulaymon ogli (Uzbek : Abdulhamid Sulaymon Ogli, ) (1897 - 4 October 1938), most commonly known by his penname Cholpon (sometimes spelled Cholpán in English), was an Uzbek poet, playwright, novelist, and literary translator. Cholpon was one of Central Asia’s most popular poets during the first half of the 20th century and was the first person to translate William Shakespeare ’s plays into the Uzbek language.
Chobanian, Arshag
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Arshag Hovhannes Chobanian (Armenian : ; July 15, 1872 - June 9, 1954), was a famed Armenian short story writer, journalist, editor, poet, translator, literary critic, playwright, philologist, and novelist.
Chocano, Jose Santos
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José Santos Chocano Gastañodi (May 14, 1875 – December 13, 1934) was a Peruvian poet and political activist, whose work was widely praised across Europe and Latin America. Chocano interacted with major Spanish poets, as well as statesmen from many different regimes, where he was treated as a poet laureate. He claimed to have rediscovered Latin America through verse in his 1906 collection 'Alma América', which carried an introduction by the distinguished philosopher-poet Miguel de Unamuno. Chocano was involved in many violent feuds with other intellectuals, and was jailed for shooting a journalist who had criticised him. In his turn, Chocano was stabbed to death on a tram in Santiago de Chile by an unknown assailant.
Chocano, José Santos
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José Santos Chocano Gastañodi (May 14, 1875 – December 13, 1934) was a Peruvian poet and political activist, whose work was widely praised across Europe and Latin America. Chocano interacted with major Spanish poets, as well as statesmen from many different regimes, where he was treated as a poet laureate. He claimed to have rediscovered Latin America through verse in his 1906 collection 'Alma América', which carried an introduction by the distinguished philosopher-poet Miguel de Unamuno. Chocano was involved in many violent feuds with other intellectuals, and was jailed for shooting a journalist who had criticised him. In his turn, Chocano was stabbed to death on a tram in Santiago de Chile by an unknown assailant.
Chomei, Kamo no
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Kamo no Chomei ( , 1153 or 1155–1216) was a Japanese author, poet (in the waka form), and essayist. He witnessed a series of natural and social disasters, and, having lost his political backing, was passed over for promotion within the Shinto shrine associated with his family. He decided to turn his back on society, take Buddhist vows, and became a hermit, living outside the capital. This was somewhat unusual for the time, when those who turned their backs on the world usually joined monasteries. Along with the poet-priest Saigyo he is representative of the literary recluses of his time, and his celebrated essay Hojoki ("An Account of a Ten-Foot-Square Hut") is representative of the genre known as " recluse literature" (soan bungaku).
Chonchúir, Nuala Ní
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Nuala Ní Chonchúir (born 14 January 1970) is an Irish writer and poet.
Eileen Chong is a contemporary Australian poet.
Seo Jeong-ju (May 18, 1915 – December 24, 2000) was a Korean poet and university professor who wrote under the pen name Midang (lit. "not yet fully grown"). He is widely considered the best poet in twentieth-century Korean literature. He was nominated five times for Nobel Prize in literature.
Henri Chopin (1922–2008),avant-garde poet and musician
Choquette, Robert
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Robert Guy Choquette, CC   GOQ (April 22, 1905 – January 22, 1991) was a Canadian novelist, poet and diplomat.He's the father of Nathalie Choquette.
Christakos, Margaret
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Margaret Christakos (born in 1962 in Sudbury, Ontario ) is a Canadian poet who lives in Toronto .
Christensen, Inger
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Inger Christensen (16 January 1935 – 2 January 2009) was a Danish poet, novelist, essayist and editor considered the foremost Danish poetic experimentalist of her generation.
Christian Andersen, Hans
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Hans Christian Andersen (Danish pronunciation:, referred to using the initials H. C. Andersen (Danish pronunciation) in Denmark and the rest of Scandinavia; April 2, 1805 – August 4, 1875) was a Danish author, fairy tale writer, and poet noted for his children's stories. These include "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Little Mermaid", "Thumbelina", "The Little Match Girl", and "The Ugly Duckling".. Danish poet
Christian, Baron von Zedlitz, Joseph
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Joseph Christian Freiherr von Zedlitz (Baron Joseph Christian von Zedlitz, born February 28, 1790, in Jánský Vrch Castle, Javorník (today in the Czech Republic ), died March 16, 1862, in Vienna, Austria ) was an Austrian dramatist and epic poet.
Christie, Evie
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Evie Christie (born 1979) is a Canadian poet and author. Her works includes the poetry collection Gutted (2005) and her debut novel, The Bourgeois Empire (2010) both published by ECW Press. She currently lives in Toronto.
Taras Hryhorovych Chubay (Ukrainian : ), (born on June 21, 1970, in Lviv ) is a Ukrainian musician and poet. He is the son of the poet Hryhoriy Chubay.
Ralph Nicholas Chubb (8 February 1892 - 14 January 1960) was an English poet, printer, and artist. Heavily influenced by Whitman, Blake, and the Romantics, his work was the creation of a highly intricate personal mythology, one that was anti-materialist and sexually revolutionary.. poet painter printer
Chudleigh, Lady Mary
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Mary Chudleigh (August 1656 – 1710) was an English poet. Part of an intellectual circle that included Mary Astell, Elizabeth Thomas, Judith Drake, Elizabeth Elstob, Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, and John Norris, in her later years, she published a book of poetry and two books of essays, all dealing with feminist themes; two of her books went through four editions during the last ten years of her life. Her poetry about human relationships and reactions has been anthologized ever since, and her feminist essays are still being reprinted.
Chuilleanáin, Eiléan Ní
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Eiléan Ní Chuilleanáin (born 28 November 1942) is an Irish poet born in Cork (city) .
Chullikkad, Balachandran
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Balachandran Chullikkadu (Malayalam : ; born 30 July 1957) is a renowned Malayalam poet and film actor.
Chumacero, Alí
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Alí Chumacero Lora (9 July 1918 – 22 October 2010) was a Mexican poet .
Chung-hee, Moon
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Moon Chung-hee is a South Korean poet.
Chung-kwon, Cho
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Cho Chung-kwon (b. February 22, 1949 in Seoul ) is a South Korean poet and critic .
Church, Hubert Newman Wigmore
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Hubert Newman Wigmore Church (13 June 1857 – 8 April 1932) was an Australian poet.
Church (poet), Richard
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Richard Thomas Church (26 March 1893 – 4 March 1972) was an English writer, known as poet and critic; he also wrote novels and verse plays, and three well-received volumes of autobiography.
Churchill, Charles
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Charles Churchill (February, 1732 – 4 November 1764), was an English poet and satirist .
John Anthony Ciardi (CHAR-dee) (June 24, 1916 - March 30, 1986) was an American poet, translator, and etymologist. While primarily known as a poet, he also translated Dante's Divine Comedy, wrote several volumes of children's poetry, pursued etymology, contributed to the Saturday Review as a columnist and long-time poetry editor, and directed the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference in Vermont. In 1959, Ciardi published a book on how to read, write, and teach poetry, How Does a Poem Mean, which has proven to be among the most-used books of its kind. At the peak of his popularity in the early 1960s, Ciardi also had a network television program on CBS, Accent. Ciardi's impact on poetry is perhaps best measured through the younger poets whom he influenced as a teacher and as editor of The Saturday Review.. Italian-American poet translator and etymologist
Cibber, Colley
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Colley Cibber (/ ' k l i ' k b r / ; 6 November 1671 – 11 December 1757) was an English actor-manager, playwright and Poet Laureate. His colourful memoir Apology for the Life of Colley Cibber (1740) describes his life in a personal, anecdotal and even rambling style. He wrote 25 plays for his own company at Drury Lane, half of which were adapted from various sources, which led Robert Lowe and Alexander Pope, among others, to criticise his "miserable mutilation" of "crucified Molière [and] hapless Shakespeare ". He regarded himself as first and foremost an actor and had great popular success in comical fop parts, while as a tragic actor he was persistent but much ridiculed. Cibber's brash, extroverted personality did not sit well with his contemporaries, and he was frequently accused of tasteless theatrical productions, shady business methods, and a social and political opportunism that was thought to have gained him the laureateship over far better poets. He rose to ignominious fame when he became the chief target, the head Dunce, of Alexander Pope's satirical poem The Dunciad .
Cilliers, Charl
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Charl Jean Francois Cilliers (also credited as Charles Cilliers ) (born on 25 January 1941) is a South African author and poet. His published works include "West-falling Light" (1971), "Has Winter No Wisdom" (1979).
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Sandra Cisneros (born December 20, 1954 in Chicago) is a United States author and poet best known for her novel The House on Mango Street. She is also the author of Caramelo, published by Knopf in 2002. Much of her writing is influenced by her Mexican-American heritage.
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Carson Cistulli (born December 23, 1979) is an American poet, essayist and English professor. His poetic oeuvre includes Some Common Weaknesses Illustrated, Assorted Fictions, and A Century of Enthusiasm and he is the author of various essays on poetry, American culture, sports, and enthusiasm.. American poet essayist and English professor
Amy Clampitt was an American poet and author.. American poet and author
John Clare was an English poet, born the son of a farm laborer who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption. His poetry underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20th century and he is often now considered to be among the most important 19th-century poets. His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest laboring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self". English poet
James Clarence Mangan
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James Clarence Mangan, born James Mangan (1 May 1803, Dublin - 20 June 1849) was an Irish poet.. Irish poet
Clark, Elizabeth
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Joan Ure was the pen name of Elizabeth Thoms Clark (22 June 1918 – 1978), a Scottish poet and playwright. She was born Elizabeth (Betty) Thomson Carswell on 22 June 1918 in Wallsend, Tyneside, of Scottish parents who moved to Glasgow. She had a daughter, Frances, by Jack Clark, a businessman. Her sister Joan provided the first half of her pen-name.. Scottish poet and playwright
Clark, John Pepper
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John Pepper Clark-Bekederemo (born 6 April 1935) is a Nigerian poet and playwright, who has also published as J. P. Clark and John Pepper Clark .
Ross Clark (born 30 August 1953) is an award-winning Australian poet. His poems often use strongly physical imagery and he is a strong exponent of haiku poetry.
Tom Clark (born March 1, 1941) is an American poet, editor and biographer. Clark was born on the Near West Side of Chicago and educated at the University of Michigan where he received a Hopwood Award for poetry. On March 22, 1968, he married Angelica Heinegg, at St. Mark’s Church, New York City. Currently (as of 2013) residing in California, Tom Clark's recent books of poetry are Light & Shade: New and Selected Poems (Coffee House, 2006) and Threnody (effing press, 2006).
Clarke, Amy Key
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Amy Key Clarke (21 December 1892 – 20 June 1980) was an English mystical poet and author, and a teacher at Cheltenham Ladies' College .
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Clarke, Austin
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Austin Ardinel Chesterfield Clarke is a Canadian novelist, essayist and short story writer who lives in Toronto, Ontario. Born in St. James, Barbados, in 1955 Clarke moved to Canada, where he attended the University of Toronto.. leading Irish poets
John "Jack" Clarke (1933–1992) was an American poet.
Clarke, Marcus
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Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke (24 April 1846 – 2 August 1881) was an Australian novelist and poet, best known for his novel For the Term of His Natural Life .
Paul Claudel (6 August 1868 – 23 February 1955) was a French poet, dramatist and diplomat, and the younger brother of the sculptor Camille Claudel. He was most famous for his verse dramas, which often convey his devout Catholicism.. French poet dramatist and diplomat
Cláudio Manuel da Costa, Cláudio
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Cláudio Manuel da Costa (June 4, 1729 – July 4, 1789) was a Brazilian poet and musician, considered to be the introducer of the Neoclassicism in Brazil. He wrote under the pen name Glauceste Satúrnio, and his most famous work is the epic poem Vila Rica, that tells the history of the homonymous city, nowadays called Ouro Preto .
Claudius, Matthias
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Matthias Claudius (August 15, 1740 – January 21, 1815) was a German poet, otherwise known by the penname of “Asmus”.. German poet also known by the penname of “Asmus”.
Cleary, Brendan
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Brendan Cleary (born 1958) is a poet who was born in Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland but lives in England.
Cleary, Brian P
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Brian P. Cleary, (born October 1, 1959, in Lakewood, Ohio ) is an American humorist, poet, and author. He is best known for his books that explore grammar in humorous ways written for grade-school children.
Clemens, Justin
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Justin Clemens (born 22 April 1969) is an Australian academic known for his work on Alain Badiou, psychoanalysis, European philosophy, and contemporary Australian art and literature. He is also a published poet.
Cleveland, John
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John Cleveland (16 June 1613 – 29 April 1658) was an English poet .
Robin Clidro (1545–1580) was a Welsh language poet and itinerant minstrel from Denbighshire, North Wales .
Cliff, Michelle
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Michelle Cliff (born 2 November 1946) is a Jamaican-American author whose notable works include No Telephone to Heaven, Abeng and Free Enterprise.. Jamaican-American author of short stories prose poems and works of literary criticism
Cliff, William
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William Cliff (born Andre Imberechts, 27 December 1940) is a Belgian poet of French language. He was born in Gembloux. His poems had the chance to be noticed quickly by Raymond Queneau, and were systematically published by Gallimard until 1986.
Clifford, Wayne
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Wayne Clifford (born 1944) is a Canadian poet .
Lucille Clifton
Clifton, Lucille
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An American poet from New York.. educator and Poets Laureate of Maryland
Arthur Hugh Clough
Clough, Arthur Hugh
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Arthur Hugh Clough was an English poet, the brother of suffragist Anne Clough. English poet an educationalist and assistant to Florence Nightingale
Coates, Florence Earle
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Florence Van Leer Earle Nicholson Coates (July 1, 1850 – April 6, 1927) was an American poet.
Bob Cobbing (30 July 1920 – 29 September 2002) was a British sound, visual, concrete and performance poet who was a central figure in the British Poetry Revival .
Coch, Gruffudd ab yr Ynad
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Gruffudd ab yr Ynad Coch (fl. 1277-1282) was a Welsh court poet .
Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was a French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, boxing manager, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Along with other avant-garde artists of his generation Cocteau grappled with the algebra of verbal codes old and new, mise en scène language and technologies of modernism to create a paradox: a classical avant-garde.. French writer
Brian Coffey (8 June 1905 – 14 April 1995) was an Irish poet and publisher. His work was informed by his Catholicism and by his background in science and philosophy, and his connection to surrealism. For these reasons, he is seen as being closer to an intellectual European Catholic tradition than to mainstream Irish Catholic culture. Two of his long poems published in later years, Advent (1975) and Death of Hektor (1979), are widely considered to be among the most important works in the canon of Irish poetic modernism. He also ran Advent, a small press, during the 1960s and 1970s.
Cogswell, Fred
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Fred Cogswell CM (November 8, 1917 – June 20, 2004) was a Canadian poet .
Leonard Cohen
Cohen, Leonard
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Leonard Norman Cohen is a Canadian singer-songwriter, musician, poet and novelist.. Canadian singer-songwriter musician poet and novelist
Coignard, Gabrielle de
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Gabrielle de Coignard (1550–1586) was a French poet, born in Toulouse, France, to John de Coignard and Louise de Baulac. She married a prominent statesman, Pierre de Manescal, in 1570, and was widowed three years later, with two young daughters, Jeanne and Catherine. She turned to writing spiritual verse to help her spiritual and physical struggles.
Coke, Allison Hedge
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Allison Adelle Hedge Coke is an American Book Award -winning American and Canadian poet of mixed Wendat- Huron / Metis / Cherokee / Creek /French Canadian/Portuguese/Irish/Scot/English heritage.
Norma Cole (born May 12, 1945) is a contemporary American poet, visual artist, and frequent translator from the French. A member of the circle of poets around Robert Duncan in the '80s, and a fellow traveler of San Francisco's language poets, Cole is also allied with contemporary French poets.
Colebatch, Hal
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Hal Gibson Pateshall Colebatch (born 7 October 1945), also known as Hal G. P. Colebatch and Hal Colebatch is an Australian author, poet, lecturer, journalist, editor, and lawyer.
Coleman, Wanda
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Wanda Coleman (birth name, Wanda Evans) (born November 13, 1946) is an American poet. She is known as "the L.A. Blueswoman," and "the unofficial poet laureate of Los Angeles.". African-American poet
Coleridge, Hartley
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David Hartley Coleridge (19 September 1796 – 6 January 1849) was an English writer. He was the eldest son of the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.. English poet biographer essayist and teacher
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Mary Elizabeth Coleridge was a British novelist and poet, who also wrote essays and reviews. She taught at the London Working Women's College for twelve years from 1895 to 1907. She wrote poetry under the pseudonym Anodos.. British novelist essayist and poet
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
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Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, Romantic, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as for his major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including the celebrated suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence, via Emerson, on American transcendentalism.. English poet
Donald L. Coles, also known as Don Coles, is a Canadian poet and a novelist. Coles won the 1993 Governor General's Award for English poetry for his collection Forests of the Medieval World and the Trillium Book Award in 2000 for his collection Kurgan .
Louise Colet (August 15, 1810 – March 9, 1876), born Louise Revoil, was a poet born in Aix-en-Provence in France .
Coletti, Edward
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Ed Coletti is an American Poet and Painter living in the Sonoma County, California area. Born in New York, Coletti moved to Santa Rosa when he returned from the Vietnam War. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and completed a Masters in Creative Writing under Robert Creeley at California State University, San Francisco or San Francisco State University.. Italian-American poet
Mary Collier (ca. 1688–1762) was an English poet, perhaps best known for her poetic risposte to Stephen Duck, The Woman's Labour .
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Collins, Billy
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An American poet who served two terms as the 44th Poet Laureate of the United States.. American poet appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States 2001–2003
Martha Collins
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Martha Collins (born 1940 Omaha, Nebraska ) is an American poet .
Collins, William
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William Collins (25 December 1721 – 12 June 1759) was an English poet. Second in influence only to Thomas Gray, he was an important poet of the middle decades of the 18th century. His lyrical odes mark a turn away from the Augustan poetry of Alexander Pope's generation and towards the Romantic era which would soon follow.. English poet
Collinson, Laurence
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Laurence Collinson (1925-86) was a British and Australian playwright, actor, poet, journalist, and secondary school teacher.
Collobert, Danielle
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Danielle Collobert was a French author, poet and journalist, born in Rostrenen, Côtes-d'Armor on 23 July 1940. She died, by her own hand, in Paris on 23 July 1978.
Colombo, John Robert
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John Robert Colombo, CM (born March 24, 1936) is a Canadian author, editor, and poet. He has published over 140 titles, including major anthologies and reference works.
Colquhoun, Glenn
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Dr. Glenn Colquhoun, born in Papakura, Auckland in 1964, is a New Zealand poet and general practitioner .
Colum, Padraic
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Padraic Colum (8 December 1881 – 11 January 1972) was an Irish poet, novelist, dramatist, biographer, playwright, children's author and collector of folklore. He was one of the leading figures of the Irish Literary Revival .
Anne Compton (born 1947) is a Canadian poet, critic, and anthologist .
Confucius was a Chinese teacher, editor, politician, and philosopher of the Spring and Autumn period of Chinese history.
Congreve, William
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William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet.. English playwright and poet
Jan E. Conn (born 1952) is a Canadian geneticist and poet. She resides in Great Barrington, Massachusetts where she does research on mosquito genetics at the Wadsworth Center, Division of Infectious Diseases, New York State Department of Health in Albany, New York. She has also written six books of poetry.
Connacht, Cuirithir of
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Cuirithir of Connacht, Irish poet, fl. 7th century.
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Conneally, Paul
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Paul Terence Conneally (born 1959 in Sheffield, United Kingdom) is a poet, artist and musician based in Loughborough, UK.. poet artist and musician based in Loughborough UK
Connelly, Karen
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Karen Marie Connelly (born 12 March 1969) is a Canadian writer and poet who has written extensively about her experiences living in Greece, Thailand and Canada.
Connolly, Kevin
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Kevin Michael Connolly (born 20 March 1962) is a Canadian poet, free-lance editor and critic who was born in Biloxi, Mississippi and grew up in Maple, Ontario. Connolly has served as an editor for presses such as ECW Press, House of Anansi Press and Coach House Press. Connolly graduated from York University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Arts with honors and currently resides in Toronto with his partner, Canadian writer Gil Adamson. After leaving York University, Connolly co-founded what! magazine with fellow York graduate, Jason Sherman. What! magazine published from 1985 to 1993 and was considered highly influential. Connolly incorporates the strategies and technique of language poetry in his work and his poetry has appeared in a number of small presses, including The Monika Schnarre story and Deathcake. In 1998, Eye weekly (a Toronto Star newspaper based division) hired Connolly to write columns on poetry, food and theatre but by 2004 he left to start working as an editor for Coach House press.
Conort, Benoît
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Benedict Conort is a French poet and literary critic. He also teaches at the University of Paris X - Nanterre, under the department of modern literature.
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Conquest, Robert
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George Robert Ackworth Conquest (born 15 July 1917) is a British historian who became a well-known writer and researcher on the Soviet Union with the publication in 1968 of The Great Terror, an account of Stalin's purges of the 1930s.. Anglo-American historian and poet best known for his influential works of Soviet history
Conrad Arensberg, Walter
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Walter Conrad Arensberg (April 4, 1878 – January 29, 1954) was an American art collector, critic and poet. His father was part owner and president of a crucible steel company. He majored in English and philosophy at Harvard University. With his wife Louise (1879-1953), he collected art and supported artistic endeavors.. American Dada–ist; art collector critic and poet
Consarnau, Joan Margarit i
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Joan Margarit i Consarnau (Catalan pronunciation:  [u'an mr'it i kunsr'naw] ) (born in Sanaüja, May 11, 1938) is a Catalan poet, architect and retired Professor.
Constable, Henry
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Henry Constable (1562–1613) was an English poet, son of Sir Robert Constable. He went to St John's College, Cambridge, where he took his degree in 1580. Becoming a Roman Catholic, he went to Paris, and acted as an agent for the Catholic powers. He died at Liège. In 1592 he published Diana, a collection of sonnets, and contributed to England's Helicon for poems, including Diaphenia and Venus and Adonis. His style is characterised by fervour and richness of colour.. English poet
Contursi, Pascual
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Pascual Contursi (November 18, 1888 – May 28, 1932) was an Argentine poet, singer, and guitarist. He composed lyrics for 33 tango compositions – many well-known.
Eliza Cook (24 December 1818 – 23 September 1889) was an English author, Chartist poet and writer born in London Road, Southwark .
Coolidge, Clark
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Clark Coolidge (born 1939, American poet
Afua Cooper (born 8 November 1957) is a Jamaican -born Canadian historian, author and dub poet.
Cooper, Thomas
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Thomas Cooper (March 20, 1805 – July 15, 1892) was a poet and one of the leading Chartists. He wrote poetry, notably the 944 stanzas of his prison-rhyme the Purgatory of Suicides (1845), novels and, in later life, religious texts. An autodidact shoemaker, preacher, schoolmaster and journalist before he became a Chartist in 1840, Cooper was a passionate, determined and fiery man.
Jack Cope (Robert Knox) (3 June 1913 – 1991) was a South African novelist, short story writer, poet, and editor .
Wendy Cope, OBE (born 21 July 1945) is an award-winning contemporary English poet. She read history at St Hilda's College, Oxford. She now lives in Ely with the poet Lachlan Mackinnon.. English poet
Coppée, François
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François Edouard Joachim Coppée (26 January 1842 – 23 May 1908) was a French poet and novelist .
Bashir Issa Copti ( ) is a Palestinian - Lebanese teacher, poet, writer and publisher.
Coralina, Cora
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Cora Coralina (Ana Lins dos Guimarães Peixoto) was a Brazilian writer and poet .
Corbet, Richard
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Richard Corbet (or Corbett ) (1582 – 28 July 1635) was an English bishop in the Church of England. He was also a poet of the metaphysical school who, although highly praised in his own lifetime, is relatively obscure today.
Corbière, Tristan
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Tristan Corbière (18 July 1845 – 1 March 1875), born Édouard-Joachim Corbière, was a French poet born in Coat-Congar, Ploujean (now part of Morlaix) in Brittany, where he lived most of his life and where he died.. French poet of the Brittany region
Cormack, Karen Mac
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Karen Mac Cormack (born Luanshya, Zambia, 1956) is a contemporary experimental poet. She holds dual British/Canadian citizenship, and lived for many years in Toronto ; more recently, she moved to Buffalo, New York, when her husband, the poet Steve McCaffery, was hired by SUNY-Buffalo for the David Gray Chair.
Cid (Sidney) Corman (June 29, 1924 – March 12, 2004) was an American poet, translator and editor, most notably of Origin, who was a key figure in the history of American poetry in the second half of the 20th century.
Alfred Corn (born August 14, 1943) is an American poet and essayist.. American poet and essayist
Cornford, Frances
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Frances Crofts Cornford (née Darwin ; 30 March 1886 – 19 August 1960) was an English poet; because of the similarity of her Christian name and her husband's, she was known to her family before her marriage as "FCD" and after her marriage as "FCC" and her husband Francis Cornford was known as "FMC". Her father Sir Francis Darwin, a son of Charles Darwin, yet another 'Francis', was known to their family as "Frank", or as "Uncle Frank".
Cornford, Francis
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Francis Macdonald Cornford, FBA (27 February 1874 – 3 January 1943) was an English classical scholar and poet ; because of the similarity of his Christian name and his wife's, he was known to family as "FMC" and his wife Frances Cornford was known as "FCC".
Cornford, Francis M.
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Francis Macdonald Cornford, FBA (27 February 1874 – 3 January 1943) was an English classical scholar and poet ; because of the similarity of his Christian name and his wife's, he was known to family as "FMC" and his wife Frances Cornford was known as "FCC".
Julio Correa was a Paraguayan poet in Guarani language .
Correia, Raimundo
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Raimundo da Mota de Azevedo Correia (May 13, 1859 — September 13, 1911) was a Brazilian Parnassian poet, judge and magistrate. Alongside Alberto de Oliveira and Olavo Bilac, he was a member of the "Parnassian Triad".
Gregory Corso
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An American poet, the fourth member of the canon of Beat Generation writers.. American Beat poet "Gasoline" "Bomb"
Cortés, Alfonso
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Alfonso Cortés (9 December 1893 - 3 February 1969) was a Nicaraguan poet. He is often referred to as the most important poet after Rubén Darío (poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo (modernism)). Before his death, he often said he was "less important than Darío, but more profound".
Jayne Cortez (born May 10, 1936 Fort Huachuca, Arizona) is an American poet, and performance artist.. American poet and performance artist
Cory, William Johnson
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William Johnson Cory (January 9, 1823 – June 11, 1892), born William Johnson, was an educator and poet, born at Great Torrington, and educated at Eton, where he was afterwards a renowned master, nicknamed Tute (short for "tutor") by his pupils. After Eton, he studied at King's College, Cambridge where he gained the chancellor's medal for an English poem on Plato in 1843, and the Craven Scholarship in 1844. He was a brilliant writer of Latin verse. Although best known for the much-anthologised Heraclitus (" They told me Heraclitus, they told me you were dead " ), his chief poetical work is Ionica, showing a true lyrical gift (see below).
Cosbuc, George
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George Cobuc (Romanian pronunciation:  ['deorde ko'buk] ) (20 September 1866 — 9 May 1918) was a Romanian poet, translator, teacher, and journalist, best remembered for his verses describing, praising and eulogizing rural life, its many travails but also its occasions for joy.
Costa, Isaäc da
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Isaac da Costa (January 14, 1798 – April 28, 1860) was a Jewish poet .
Costantini, Humberto
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Humberto "Cacho" Costantini (April 8, 1924 – June 7, 1987) was an Argentine writer and poet whose work is filled with the rich slang (porteño ) of Buenos Aires. Except for his years of exile in Mexico, his life was lived in and around Buenos Aires .
Cothi, Lewys Glyn
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Lewys Glyn Cothi (c. 1420 – 1490), also known as Llywelyn y Glyn, was a prominent Welsh poet who composed numerous poems in the Welsh language. He is one of the most important representatives of the Beirdd yr Uchelwyr ("Poets of the Nobility") or Cywyddwyr (" cywydd -men"), the itinerant professional poets of the period between the 1284 Statute of Rhuddlan and c. 1600.
Cotin, Charles
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Charles Cotin or Abbé Cotin (1604 – December 1681) was a French abbé, philosopher and poet. He was made a member of the Académie française on 7 January 1655.
Côtis-Capel (1915–1986) was the pen name of Albert Lohier, a Norman language poet. He was from La Hague and wrote in the Haguais dialect of Cotentinais .
Anna Couani (born 6 April 1948) is a contemporary Australian poet and teacher .
Cousin, Anne Ross
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Anne Ross Cousin (née Cundell ; 27 April 1824 – 6 December 1906) was a British poet, musician and songwriter. She was a student of John Muir Wood and later became a popular writer of hymns, most especially "The Sands Of Time Are Sinking", while travelling with her minister husband from 1854 to 1878. Many of her hymns were widely used throughout Great Britain during the mid-to late 19th century. One of her sons, John William Cousin, was a prominent writer and editor of A Short Biographical Dictionary of English Literature.
Couté, Gaston
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Gaston Couté (1880–1911) was a French poet.
Danielle (Dani) Couture (born 1978) is a Canadian poet and novelist.
Cowherd, Thomas
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Thomas C. Cowherd (March 20, 1817 – April 4, 1907) was a British-born tinsmith and poet, and father to 16 children in Brantford, Ontario, Canada, including James H. Cowherd, the second earliest manufacturer of telephones to Alexander Graham Bell .
Abraham Cowley
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Abraham Cowley was an English poet born in the City of London late in 1618. He was one of the leading English poets of the 17th century, with 14 printings of his Works published between 1668 and 1721. One of the leading English poets of the 17th century
Cowley, Malcolm
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Malcolm Cowley (August 28, 1898 Belsano, Cambria County, Pennsylvania – March 27, 1989) was an American novelist, poet, literary critic, and journalist.. American novelist poet literary critic and journalist
William Cowper
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William Cowper was an English poet and hymnodist. One of the most popular poets of his time, Cowper changed the direction of 18th century nature poetry by writing of everyday life and scenes of the English countryside. In many ways, he was one of the forerunners of Romantic poetry.. English poet and hymnodist
George Crabbe
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George Crabbe (24 December 1754 – 3 February 1832) was an English poet and naturalist.. English poet surgeon and clergyman
Crainic, Nichifor
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Nichifor Crainic (pseudonym of Ion Dobre ; December 22, 1889, Bulbucata, Giurgiu County – August 20, 1972, Mogooaia ) was a Romanian writer, editor, philosopher, poet and theologian famed for his traditionalist and antisemitic activities. Crainic was also a professor of theology at the Bucharest Theological Seminary and the Chisinau Faculty of Theology.
Harold Hart Crane was an American poet. Finding both inspiration and provocation in the poetry of T. S. Eliot, Crane wrote modernist poetry that is difficult, highly stylized, and very ambitious in its scope. In his most ambitious work, The Bridge, Crane sought to write an epic poem in the vein of The Waste Land that expressed something more sincere and optimistic than the ironic despair that Crane found in Eliot's poetry. In the years following his suicide at the age of 32, Crane has come to be seen as one of the most influential poets of his generation.. American modernist poet
Stephen Crane
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Stephen Crane was an American novelist, short story writer, poet and journalist. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation.. American novelist short story writer poet and journalist
Adelaide Crapsey
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Adelaide Crapsey (September 9, 1878 – October 8, 1914) was an American poet. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she was raised in Rochester, New York, daughter of Adelaide T. Crapsey and Episcopal priest Algernon Sidney Crapsey, who had been transferred from New York City to Rochester. Adelaide Crapsey is best remembered as the inventor of the cinquain.
Crashaw, Richard
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Richard Crashaw, English poet, styled "the divine," was part of the Seventeenth-century Metaphysical School of poets.. English poet; one of the central figures associated with the Metaphysical poets in the 17th century
Cravan, Arthur
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Arthur Cravan (born Fabian Avenarius Lloyd on May 22, 1887, Lausanne, Switzerland ) was known as a pugilist, a poet, a larger-than-life character, and an idol of the Dada and Surrealism movements. He was the second son of Otho Holland Lloyd and Hélène Clara St. Clair. His brother, Otho, was born in 1885. His father's sister, Constance Mary Lloyd, was married to Irish poet Oscar Wilde. He changed his name to Cravan in 1912 in honour of his fiancée Renée Bouchet, who was born in the small village of Cravans in the department of Charente-Maritime in western France. Why he chose the name Arthur remains unclear.
Crawford, Isabella Valancy
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Isabella Valancy Crawford (25 December 1850 – 12 February 1887) was an Irish -born Canadian writer and poet. She was one of the first Canadians to make a living as a freelance writer.
Crawford, Robert
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Robert Crawford (29 October 1868 - 13 January 1930) was an Australian poet.
Robert Creeley
Creeley, Robert
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An American poet usually associated with the Black Mountain poets.. American poet and author; usually associated with the Black Mountain poets
Crémazie, Octave
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Octave Crémazie (April 16, 1827 – January 16, 1879) was a French Canadian poet. He has been called "the father of French Canadian poetry" for his patriotic verse, often rhetorical in style, celebrating such subjects as Montcalm's defence of Fort Carillon in "Le drapeau de Carillon". Other poems include "Le vieux soldat canadien" and the unfinished "Promenade des trois morts".. The father of French Canadian poetry
Cresswell, Walter D'Arcy
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Walter D'Arcy Cresswell (22 January 1896–21 February 1960) was a New Zealand poet, journalist and writer. He was born in Christchurch, Northern Canterbury, New Zealand on 22 January 1896. As an out gay man, Cresswell blackmailed Charles Evan Mackay, then mayor of Wanganui.
Creutz, Gustaf Filip
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Count Gustaf Philip Creutz (1 May 1731 in Anjala, now a part of Kouvola – 30 October 1785 in Stockholm ), was a Swedish statesman, diplomat and poet. He was born in Finland and after concluding his studies at the Royal Academy of Turku he received a post in the Privy Council Chancery at Stockholm in 1751. Here he met Count Gyllenborg, with whom his name is indissolubly connected. They were closely allied with Mrs. Nordenflycht, and their works were published in common; to their own generation they seemed equal in fame, but posterity has given the palm of genius to Creutz.
Crijevic, Ilija
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Ilija Crijevic (Latin : Aelius Lampridius Cervinus ), also known in Italian as Elio Lampridio Cerva, was a poet born in the city of Dubrovnik in the homonymous Republic c. 1460 (or 1434 as indicated by some sources ), and belonged to one of the most important local noble families, the House of Cerva.
Louise Crisp (born 1957) is a contemporary Australian poet .
Crnjanski, Miloš
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Miloš Crnjanski (in Serbian Cyrillic : , pronounced  [mîl tsranski] ; 26 October 1893 – 30 November 1977) was a poet of the expressionist wing of Serbian modernism, author, and a diplomat. From his beginnings as a journalist whose social-political stance was at one moment openly opposed to freedom and progress, he gradually arose to become a poet and romanticist.
Croggon, Alison
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Alison Croggon (born 1962 ) is a contemporary Australian poet, playwright, fantasy novelist, and librettist .
Cronin, Jeremy
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Jeremy Cronin (born 12 September 1949) is a South African writer, author, and noted poet. A longtime activist in politics, Cronin is a member of the South African Communist Party and a member of the National Executive Committee of the African National Congress. He presently serves as the South African Deputy Minister of Public Works.
Cronin, M. T. C.
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M. T. C. Cronin (born 1963) is a contemporary Australian poet .
Charles Cros (October 1, 1842 – August 9, 1888) was a French poet and inventor. He was born in Fabrezan, Aude, France, 35 km to the East of Carcassonne.. French poet and inventor
Lynn Crosbie is a Canadian poet and novelist. She teaches at the University of Toronto .
Zora Bernice May Cross (18 May 1890 – 22 January 1964) was an Australian poet, novelist and journalist.
Aleister Crowley
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Aleister Crowley, born Edward Alexander Crowley, was an influential English occultist, mystic and ceremonial magician, responsible for founding the religious philosophy of Thelema. He was also successful in various other fields, including mountaineering, chess and poetry, and it has also been alleged that he was a spy for the British government.. English Occultist and poet
Crozier, Lorna
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Lorna Crozier (born 24 May 1948 in Swift Current, Saskatchewan ) is a Canadian poet and holds the Head Chair in the Writing Department at the University of Victoria.
Crumey, Andrew
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Andrew Crumey (born 1961) is a novelist and former literary editor of the Edinburgh newspaper Scotland on Sunday .
Crummey, Michael
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Michael Crummey (born November 18, 1965) is a Canadian poet and writer.
Crysler, Julie
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Julie Crysler is a Canadian journalist and a published poet. In 1996 she was voted Montreal's second-best poet. She was the editor of This Magazine from 2000 to 2004, and is currently a producer for CBC Radio One .
Cuenca, Claudio Mamerto
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Claudio Mamerto Cuenca (1812–1852) was an Argentine poet and physician.
Countee Cullen
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Countee Cullen was one of the leading American poets of his time and one of the lights of the Harlem Renaissance.. American poet who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance
Cullen, Nancy Jo
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Nancy Jo Cullen is a Canadian poet and short story writer, who won the 2010 Dayne Ogilvie Prize from the Writers' Trust of Canada for an emerging lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender writer. The jury, consisting of writers Brian Francis, Don Hannah and Suzette Mayr, described Cullen in the award citation as a writer "who feels like a friend", and who "tackles dark corners without false dramatics or pretensions. There is a genuine realness in her language."
Cullinan, Patrick
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Patrick Roland Cullinan (25 May 1933 – 14 April 2011) was a South African poet and biographer.
Cumali, Necati
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Necati Cumali (1921–2001), Turkish writer of novels, short-stories, essays and poetry
Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), popularly known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings (in the style of some of his poems—see name and capitalization, below), was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century poetry .
Cummings, E. E.
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Edward Estlin Cummings (October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962), popularly known as E. E. Cummings, with the abbreviated form of his name often written by others in lowercase letters as e e cummings (in the style of some of his poems—see name and capitalization, below), was an American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright. His body of work encompasses approximately 2,900 poems, two autobiographical novels, four plays and several essays, as well as numerous drawings and paintings. He is remembered as an eminent voice of 20th century poetry .
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E. E. Cummings (1894–1962), American poet, painter, essayist, author, and playwright
Cummiskey, Gary
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Gary Cummiskey (born 1963) is a South African poet and publisher .
Allan Cunningham
Cunningham, Allan
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Allan Cunningham (7 December 1784 – 30 October 1842) was a Scottish poet and author.. Scottish poet and author
Cunningham, John
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John Cunningham (1729 – 1773) was a Dublin born playwright, poet and actor, who spent much of his life in, and according to Allan, "whose name and fame will for ever be identified with Newcastle ."
Thomas Allen Munro Curnow ONZ CBE (17 June 1911 – 23 September 2001) was a New Zealand poet and journalist. Curnow was born in Timaru and educated at Christchurch Boys' High School, Canterbury University, and Auckland University. He then taught English at Auckland University from 1950 to 1976.. New Zealand poet and journalist
Curran, Margaret
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Margaret Curran (1877-1962) was an Australian poet, editor, and journalist.
Jen Currin is an American / Canadian poet. Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, she is currently based in Vancouver, British Columbia and teaches creative writing at Kwantlen University and Simon Fraser University.
Tony Curtis (born 1955) is an Irish poet.
Cussons, Sheila
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Sheila Cussons (9 August 1922 – 25 November 2004) was an Afrikaans poet. She was born on the Moravia missionary station near Piketberg, South Africa, and studied fine arts at the University of Natal in Pietermaritzburg. She was one of the most important poets in Afrikaans, besides an accomplished painter and artist.
Cuthbertson, James
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James Lister Cuthbertson (8 May 1851 – 18 January 1910) was a Scottish - Australian poet and schoolteacher .
Ivor Cutler (15 January 1923 – 3 March 2006) was a Scottish poet, songwriter and humorist. He became known for his regular performances on BBC radio, and in particular his numerous sessions recorded for John Peel's influential radio programme, and later for Andy Kershaw's programme. He appeared in the Beatles' Magical Mystery Tour film in 1967 and on Neil Innes' television programmes. Cutler also wrote books for children and adults and was a teacher at A. S. Neill's Summerhill School and for 30 years in inner-city schools in London. He told Andy Kershaw on his radio show that he also gave private poetry lessons to individuals.. Scottish poet musician songwriter and humorist
Cuvidina, Umihana
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Umihana Cuvidina (c. 1794 – c. 1870) was an Ottoman Bosniak poet and the earliest Bosnian female author whose work survives to this day. Cuvidina sang her poems and contributed greatly to the traditional genre of Bosniak folk music, sevdalinka.
Cvetkovic, Lidija
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Lidija Cvetkovic (born 1967) is a contemporary Australian poet .
Cyfeiliog, Owain
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Owain ap Gruffydd (c. 1130–1197) was a prince of the southern part of Powys and a poet. He is usually known as Owain Cyfeiliog to distinguish him from other rulers named Owain, particularly his contemporary, Owain ap Gruffydd of Gwynedd, who is known as Owain Gwynedd .