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Abhay Kumar (Hindi) is an Indian poet, artist and diplomat. He has written several books including River Valley to Silicon Valley. His work in the field of digital diplomacy, philosophical poetry, art and global democracy inspires planetary consciousness. The Earth Anthem written,produced and directed by him in eight languages has won appreciations and is under consideration of UNESCO to make it a global initiative. He has been honoured with the SAARC Literary Award for his contribution to contemporary South Asian Poetry and nominated for the Pushcart Prize 2013. In 2011, he has also received Gov2. award on behalf of the Public Diplomacy Division, Ministry of External Affairs
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Jennifer K Dick, (born 1970- ) American poet, translator and educator/scholar born in Minnesota, raised in Iowa and currently living in Mulhouse, France. Jennifer K Dick has been classified as a post-L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E school poet with a strong background in lyric and narrative tradition.. American Poet
Kaštelan, Jure
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Jure Kaštelan (18 December 1919 - February 24, 1990) was a Croatian poet and writer.
Kabir (also Kabira ) (Hindi : , Punjabi : , Urdu : ) (1440-1518) was a mystic poet and saint of India, whose writings have greatly influenced the Bhakti movement. The name Kabir comes from Arabic al-Kabir which means 'The Great' – the 37th name of God in Islam .
mystic poet and saint of India
James Michael Kacian, an American haiku poet, editor, publisher, and public speaker was born on July 26, 1953, in Worcester, Massachusetts, then adopted and raised in Gardner, Massachusetts. He has lived in London, Nashville, Bridgton (Maine) and now resides in Winchester, Virginia. Kacian wrote his first mainstream poems in his teens, and published them in small poetry magazines beginning in 1970. He also wrote, recorded, and sold songs during his time in Nashville in the 1980s. Upon his return to Virginia in 1985 he discovered English-language haiku, for which he is best known.. American haiku poet editor publisher and public speaker
Kafri, Yehudit
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Yehudit Kafri Meiri (Hebrew : ) is a 20th-21st century Israeli poet and a writer, as well as editor and translator. br She was born in 1935 and lived as a child in Kibbutz Ein HaHoresh, a kibbutz of which her parents were founding members. Yehudit belonged to the first group of children born in this kibbutz. After she got married, she moved to Kibbutz Sasa where she wrote her first book, called (Template:The Time Will Have Mercy )which was published in 1962 one year after she moved to Kibbutz Shoval with her family. In Kibbutz Shoval she published a few more poetry books and children's books and made her first attempt at writing prose including a book describing her childhood memories called (Template:All The Summer We Went Barefoot ) which was successful and sold several editions. Yehudit Kafri mother of three and grandmother of four lives since 1989 with her husband in Mazkeret Batya where she continues to write and publish books of poetry and biographies. In 2003 she published an historical biographic novel called 'Zosha from the Jezreel Valley to the Red Orchestra' which tells the life story of Zosha Poznanska who was a member of the Red Orchestra and eventually killed by the Gestapo. This novel won the prize of 'The Best Literary Achievement of the Year' in Israel. It has since been translated and published in English,and going to be publish in Polish this year (2013). Poems by Yehudit Kafri were published in Hebrew, Arabic, English, Spanish, Croatian and Russian. Kafri has won several literary prizes including the Prime Minister's prize in 1987 and other scholarship prizes. Here are the judges reasons for handing out the prize for 'Zosha':Following careful and extensive research, the author is displaying exceptional courage as she copes with the main character, a heroine in the true classical sense. The author developed an intricate and gentle relationship with Zosha a member of the “Red Orchestra”, whose life story she set out to tell. Using precise and reserved language Kafri records this relationship while keeping intellectual and emotional levels within appropriate boundaries vis-à-vis the horrific historical events she describes. “Zosha” is a historical novel bringing successfully the individual and emotional stories of the characters in the face of the larger story of the era. Kafri published 9 poetry books and 9 others (Children books, Biographies, and Prose).
Kaganof, Aryan
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Aryan Kaganof (born 1964 as Ian Kerkhof ) is a South African film maker, novelist, poet and fine artist. In 1999 he changed his name to Aryan Kaganof.
Gustave Kahn (Metz, December 21, 1859 – Paris, September 5, 1936) was a French Symbolist poet and art critic.
Kaikini, Jayant
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Dr. Jayant Kaikini (or Jayanta Kaykii, Kannada) (born 23 January 1955) is a poet, short stories author and movie songs scriptwriter in Kannada .
Uuno Kailas, born Frans Uno Salonen (29 March 1901 – 22 March 1933) was a Finnish poet, author, and translator.. Finnish poet author and translator
Viljo Kajava (22 September 1909 in Tampere – 2 February 1998) was a Finnish poet and writer. His first collections of poems were released in 1935. During his 50-year career he published nearly 40 books, most of them poems. Kavaja's "Poems of Tampere 1918" has become a symbol of the pacifistic point of view of the Finnish Civil War .
Kakisis, Sotiris
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Sotiris Kakisis (Greek : St as ; born 1954, Athens ) is a contemporary Greek poet. He is also a prolific translator, most notably of Ancient Greek lyric poetry (Alcaeus, Alcman, Sappho etc.). He has had a long career in journalism, excelling as an interviewer, has written song lyrics, and has scripted several films, notably director Giorgos Panousopoulos ' "Love Me Not" and "Athens Blues". His adaptations of Euripides ' " Medea " and Herondas ' "Mimiamboi" have been stage-produced by the State Theater of Norway and the Greek National Theater, respectively. He was also a water polo goalkeeper for the Nautical Club of Vouliagmeni .
Johannes Pieter "Jan" Kal / j n k l / (born December 18, 1946, in Haarlem ) is a Dutch poet. He lives in Amsterdam. Along with others, such as Gerrit Komrij, Jan Kuijper, and Jean-Pierre Rawie, he helped revive the sonnet in Dutch literature, and substantially all of Kal's work is in sonnet form. His earliest published work is dated 1966, and his first volume of sonnets, Fietsen op de Mont Ventoux ("Cycling up Mont Ventoux") was published in 1974. His range of styles and subjects is wide, including love poetry, religious poems, and occasional poetry (notably celebrating sportsmen Ard Schenk, Joop Zoetemelk and Johan Cruijff ). His poetry tends to humorous irony as well as, at times, melancholy. To English-speaking readers who understand a little Dutch, perhaps his most accessible poems are his many sonnet versions of American popular songs, including those of Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan and his favourite, Frank Sinatra .
Kalbasi, Sheema
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Sheema Kalbasi (Persian : ; born 20 November 1972) is an Iranian poet, documentary film producer, editor, researcher, translator, and rights activist.
Kale, Mangesh Narayanrao
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Mangesh Narayanrao Kale is a reputed Marathi poet, critic, translator and editor.
Kalemkaryan, Zaruhi
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Zaruhi Kalemkaryan (Born Istanbul, Ottoman Empire July 20, 1871 - Died New York, New York 1971) was a renowned prose writer, essayist, poet, and philanthropist of Armenian decent.
Kalidasa ("servant of Kali " Kannada : ) was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His floruit cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within the 5th century CE.
Kalidasa ("servant of Kali " Kannada : ) was a Classical Sanskrit writer, widely regarded as the greatest poet and dramatist in the Sanskrit language. His floruit cannot be dated with precision, but most likely falls within the 5th century CE.
Kalocsay, Kálmán
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Kálmán Kalocsay (October 6, 1891 - February 27, 1976), in Hungarian name order Kalocsay Kálmán (pronounced ) is one of the foremost figures in the history of Esperanto literature. He left a rich legacy to the language and culture of Esperanto in his original poetry and his translations of literary works from his native Hungarian and other languages of Europe.. Hungarian poet; one of the foremost figures in the history of Esperanto literature
Kalsey, Surjeet
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Surjeet Kalsey (born in Amritsar, Punjab, India ) is a Canadian poet, dramatist, short story writer and translator who lives in British Columbia and writes in both Punjabi and English .
Kalvos, Andreas
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Andreas Kalvos (Greek : da ß, also transliterated as Andreas Calvos; 1792 - November 3, 1869) was a Greek poet of the Romantic school. He published only two collections of poems - the Lyra of 1824 and the Lyrica of 1826. He was a contemporary of the poets Ugo Foscolo and Dionysios Solomos. No portrait of him is known.
Daud Kamal 4 January 1935 - 5 December 1987(Urdu : )) was a Professor of English Literature at University of Peshawar, Pakistan. He was educated at Cambridge University, UK. Kamal started writing poetry in his twenties and became one of the major English language poets of Pakistan. He received three gold medals for his poetry from the Triton College and his poems were recorded for the Library of Congress, Washington DC. USA. ‘Remote Beginnings’ and ‘A Selection of Verse’ (ISBN 0-19-577812-X ), are his anthologies. He also did translations of the classic Urdu poet Ghalib in English.
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Kama Sywor Kamanda is an award-winning writer and poet from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Kambar (Kamban in casual address) (Tamil : ) (c. 1180, Tiruvaluntur, Tanjore district, India – 1250) was a medieval Tamil poet and the author of the Tamil Ramayanam Ramavatharam, popularly known as Kambaramayanam, the Tamil version of Ramayana. Kambar also authored other literary works in Tamil such as Erezhupathu, Silaiezhupathu, Kangai Puranam, sadagopar anthathi, and Sarasvati Anthati.
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Chandrashekhara Kambara (Kannada) (born 2 January 1937) is a prominent poet, playwright, folklorist, film director in Kannada language and the founder-vice-chancellor of Kannada University in Hampi. He is known for his effective usage of North Karnataka dialect of Kannada language in his plays and poems and is often compared with D.R. Bendre. [ citation needed ]
Kamboureli, Smaro
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Smaro Kamboureli is a Canadian poet and scholar who currently is a professor of English and Director of the TransCanada Institute at the University of Guelph.
Amin Kamil (born 1924) is a major voice in Kashmiri poetry and one of the chief exponents of modern ghazal in the language. His influence is widely accepted by his contemporaries and later generations. Kamil, besides being a poet, has also written short stories and a novel and works of literary criticism. He has also written a number of plays and musicals for the radio. His critically edited collection of Sufi poetry (Sufi Shair, 3 vols., 1964–65) remains a definitive text which has been widely acclaimed. He has also edited the collected verse of Nund Reshi, and that of Habba Khatun. Kamil is also known as a scholar of high calibre.
Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski
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Krzysztof Kamil Baczynski (1921–1944), Polish poet and soldier
Cyprian Kamil Norwid
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Cyprian Kamil Norwid, a.k.a. Cyprian Konstanty Norwid (Polish pronunciation:  ['tsprjan 'nrvid] ; 24 September 1821 – 23 May 1883) was a nationally esteemed Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor. He was born in the Masovian village of Laskowo-Gluchy near Warsaw. One of his maternal ancestors was the Polish King John III Sobieski.
Kaminsky, Ilya
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Ilya Kaminsky (born April 18, 1977 in Odessa, Soviet Union, now Ukraine) is a Russian-American poet, critic, translator and professor. He began to write poetry seriously as a teenager in Odessa, publishing a chapbook in Russian entitled The Blessed City. His first published poetry collection in English was a chapbook, Musica Humana (Chapiteau Press, 2002). His second collection in English, Dancing in Odessa (Tupelo Press, 2004), earned him a 2005 Whiting Writers' Award, the American Academy of Arts and Letters Metcalf Award, the Ruth Lilly Fellowship, and the Dorset Prize, and was named the 2005 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year in Poetry. In 2008, he was awarded a Lannan Literary Fellowship. His poems have appeared in literary journals and magazines including The Kenyon Review, New Republic, Harvard Review, Poetry.. Russian-American poet critic translator and professor
Kandasamy, Meena
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Ilavenil Meena Kandasamy (b. 1984) is a poet, fiction writer, translator and activist who is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Most of her works are centered around feminism and caste annihilation of the contemporary Indian milieu. As of 2013, Meena has published two collections of poetry namely, Touch (2006) and Ms. Militancy (2010). She has also represented India at the University of Iowa ’s International Writing Program and was a Charles Wallace India Trust Fellow at the University of Kent, Canterbury, United Kingdom.
Kanemori, Taira no
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Taira no Kanemori (  –991, ) was a middle Heian period waka poet and Japanese nobleman. He is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals and one of his poems is included in the famous anthology Hyakunin Isshu. He was a member of the Taira clan .
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Fujiwara no Kanesuke (877—933, Japanese: , also, Chunagon Kanesuke and Tsutsumi Chunagon ) was a middle Heian waka poet and Japanese nobleman. He is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals and one of his poems is included in the famous anthology Hyakunin Isshu. Kanesuke's poems are included in several imperial poetry anthologies, including Kokin Wakashu and Gosen Wakashu. A personal poetry collection known as the Kanesukeshu also remains.
Ji Kang, also known as Xi Kang, (Chinese : , 223–262) was a Chinese author, poet, Taoist philosopher, musician and alchemist. He was one of the Seven Sages of the Bamboo Grove who engaged in separating themselves from the dangerous political situation of third century China, in favor of devoting themselves to a life of art and leisure. Ji Kang is noted as an author and famous for having been a composer and zither-player.
Kangro, Bernard
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Bernard Kangro (* 18. September 1910 in village Oe, Võru County, Estonia ; died March 25 1994 in Lund, Sweden ) was an Estonian writer and poet.
Kangro, Maarja
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Maarja Kangro (born 20 December 1973 in Tallinn ) is an Estonian poet, short story writer and librettist .
Kanhopatra (Marathi : ) or Kanhupatra was a 15th-century Marathi saint-poet, venerated by the Varkari sect of Hinduism .
Kannadasan (Tamil : ) (24 June 1927 – 17 October 1981) was a Tamil poet and lyricist, heralded as one of the greatest and most important writers in the Tamil language. Frequently called Kaviarasu (English: King of Poets), Kannadasan was most familiar for his song lyrics in Tamil films and contributed around 5000 lyrics besides 6000 poems and 232 books, including novels, epics, plays, essays, his most popular being the 10-part religious essay on Hinduism, captioned Arthamulla Indhumatham (English: Meaningful Hindu Religion). He won the Sahitya Akademi Award for his novel Cheraman Kadali in the year 1980 and was the first ever to receive the National Film Award for Best Lyrics, given in 1969 for the film Kuzhanthaikkaga .
Kanoko, Okamoto
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Kanoko Okamoto ( , Okamoto Kanoko , 1 March 1889 - 18 February 1939) was the pen-name of a Japanese author, tanka poet, and Buddhist scholar active during the Taisho and early Showa periods of Japan.
Kavi Kant (Gujarati : or "") is a poet associated with Gujarat and Gujarati literature .
Kapilar (Tamil ) was refliterature Sangam poet. He was a contemporary of Karikala Chola, Irunkovel and Vel Pari. He was the close friend and confidant of Vel Pari, one of the Velir kings.
Jaan Kaplinski
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Jaan Kaplinski (born January 22, 1941, in Tartu) is an Estonian poet, philosopher, and culture critic. Kaplinski is known for his independent mind, focus on global issues and support for left-wing/liberal thinking. He has been influenced by Eastern philosophical schools (taoism and especially buddhism).. Estonian poet philosopher and culture critic
Kaputikyan, Silva
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Sirvard Barunaki "Silva" Kaputikyan (Armenian) (20 January 1919 – 25 August 2006) was a prominent Armenian poet, writer, academian and public activist.
Kar, Krushna Chandra
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Pandit Krushna Chandra Kar (1907-1995) is a renowned Indian poet and literary critic who has written both in the Oriya and in English. He has authored books on Oriya literature and inspired other writers like Bidyut Prabha Devi and Chakhi Khuntia. He received the Sahitya Academy Award for his contribution to Oriya literature in the year 1971 to 1972. He spent most of his life in Cuttack, Orissa .
Karacaoglan is a 17th-century Ottoman folk poet and ashik. His exact dates of birth and death are unknown but it is widely accepted that he was born around 1606 and died around 1680. He lived around the city of Mut near Mersin .
Karakoç, Sezai
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Sezai Karakoç (born 22 January 1933 in Ergani, Diyarbakir Province ) is a Turkish writer, thinker, community leader, poet.
Karandikar, Vinayak Janardan
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Vinayak Janardan Karandikar (September 15, 1872 – March 30, 1909) was a major poet of the Marathi language of India. He is considered part of the early twentieth century renaissance in literature and poetry of the Marathi Language in the Indian state of Maharashtra due to his contribution to the revival of ancient poetry forms from Yadava Dynasty Maharashtra.
Karandikar, Vinda
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Govind Vinayak Karandikar (August 23, 1918 – March 14, 2010), better known as Vinda Karandikar (Marathi), was a well-known Marathi poet, writer, literary critic, and translator.
Karavis, Andreas
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Andreas Karavis, fictitious poet; hoax created by poet David Solway
Karhani, Shamim
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Shamim Karhani, was an eminent Urdu poet ('Shayar' ) of the 20th century. He was born on 8 June 1913 in village 'Karhan' district Mau, U.P.
Karlfeldt, Erik Axel
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Erik Axel Karlfeldt (July 20, 1864 – April 8, 1931) was a Swedish poet whose highly symbolist poetry masquerading as regionalism was popular and won him the Nobel Prize in Literature posthumously in 1931. It has been rumored that he had been offered, but declined, the award already in 1919.
Karamamela (Marathi : ) is fourteenth-century poet saint from Maharashtra. He is son of Chokhamela and Soyarabai who belonged Mahar caste. In his Abhangs he accused god for forgetting and how his life was made miserable as a low caste. He rebelled against varna system.
Karnarutic, Brne
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Brne Karnarutic (Zadar, 1515 - Zadar, 1573) was a Croatian Renaissance poet and writer.
Jaan Kärner (Born May 27 1891 in Käo village, then Kirepi municipality, today Rõngu Parish, Tartu County, died April 3 1958 in Tartu ) was an Estonian poet and writer. He is known especially for his nature poetry. Many of his poems were set to music by Estonian composers of choral music. Kärner also wrote numerous novels, plays, literary criticism, and scientific literature and historical treatises. He translated works from German and Russian, most notably the poems of Heinrich Heine into Estonian in 1934.
Karouzos, Nikos
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Nikos Karouzos (Greek : a ) was a Greek modern poet. He was born in Nafplion in 1926 and died in Athens in 1990.
Karunakaran, Thirunalloor
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Thirunalloor Karunakaran (October 8, 1924 – July 5, 2006) was a renowned poet, scholar, teacher and leftist intellectual of Kerala, India.
Karwan, Pir Mohammad
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Pir Mohammad Karwan (Pashto : ) is a prominent and contemporary poet writing in the Pashto language.
Karyotakis, Kostas
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Kostas Karyotakis (Greek : sta at, October 30, 1896 – July 20, 1928) is considered one of the most representative Greek poets of the 1920s and one of the first poets to use iconoclastic themes in Greece. His poetry conveys a great deal of nature, imagery and traces of expressionism and surrealism. The majority of Karyotakis' contemporaries viewed him in a dim light throughout his lifetime without a pragmatic accountability for their contemptuous views; for after his suicide, the majority began to revert to the view that he was indeed a great poet. He had a significant, almost disproportionately progressive influence on later Greek poets.
Lady Kasa (, Kasa no Iratsume ) was a Japanese female waka poet of the early 8th century.
Kasdorf, Julia
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Julia Kasdorf (born December 6, 1962) is an American poet.. American poet
Kasischke, Laura
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Laura Kasischke (born 1961) is an American fiction writer and American poet with poetry awards and multiple well reviewed works of fiction. Her work has received the Juniper Prize, the Alice Fay di Castagnola Award from the Poetry Society of America, the Pushcart Prize, the Elmer Holmes Bobst Award for Emerging Writers, and the Beatrice Hawley Award. She is the recipient of two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as several Pushcart Prizes.. American poet fiction writer
Kasraie, Siavash
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Siavash Kasraie (also spelled Siavash Kasrai, Siavash Kasra'i, or Siavash Kasraei, Persian) (February 25, 1927, Isfahan - February 8, 1996, Vienna ) was an Iranian poet.
Kästner, Erich
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Emil Erich Kästner (German pronunciation) (23 February 1899 – 29 July 1974) was a German author, poet, screenwriter and satirist, known for his humorous, socially astute poetry and children's literature.. German author poet screenwriter and satirist
Katzenelson, Itzhak
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Itzhak Katzenelson (Hebrew : , Yiddish : ((; also transcribed Icchak-Lejb Kacenelson, Jizchak Katzenelson ; Yitzhok Katznelson ) (1 July 1886 – 1 May 1944) was a Jewish teacher, poet and dramatist. He was born in 1886 in Karelichy near Minsk, and was murdered May 1, 1944 in Auschwitz.
Katzenelson, Yitzhak
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Itzhak Katzenelson (Hebrew : , Yiddish : ((; also transcribed Icchak-Lejb Kacenelson, Jizchak Katzenelson ; Yitzhok Katznelson ) (1 July 1886 – 1 May 1944) was a Jewish teacher, poet and dramatist. He was born in 1886 in Karelichy near Minsk, and was murdered May 1, 1944 in Auschwitz.
. American Beat poet and surrealist; coined the term "beatnik"
Kaufman, Shirley
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Shirley Kaufman (born June 5, 1923 Seattle) is an American poet and translator.. American poet and translator
Pandit ' Zinda Kaul (1884–1965) is a well-known Indian poet, writer & teacher. He composed in Persian, Hindi, Urdu & Kashmiri. Kaul also translated works of Kashmiri into English, Persian and Devnagari.
Kausar, Saleem
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Saleem Kausar (Urdu : ; born Muhammad Saleem (Urdu) on August 1947, is a Pakistani Urdu poet. He has published several poetry books. He has also written various title songs for different TV play serials. He has attended several poetry gatherings in different countries.
Kavadias, Nikos
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Nikos Kavvadias (Greek : aßßada ; January 11, 1910, Nikolsk-Ussuriysky – February 10, 1975, Athens ) was a Greek poet and writer; currently one of the most popular poets in Greece, who used his travels around the world as a sailor, and life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people outside the boundaries of reality.
Kavanagh, Patrick
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. Irish poet and novelist
Kavanjin, Jerolim
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Jerolim Kavanjin (February 4, 1641 – November 29, 1714), was a Croatian poet from Dalmatia .
Kavi, Nanalal Dalpatram
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Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi (Gujarati : ) was a noted author and poet of Gujarati literature, and was given a title of "Kavishwar" (God of Poets) by people of Gujarat. His name is sometimes spelt Nhanalal.
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Nikos Kavvadias (Greek: aßßada; January 11, 1910, Nikolsk-Ussuriysky – February 10, 1975, Athens) was a Greek poet and writer; currently one of the most popular poets in Greece, who used his travels around the world as a sailor, and life at sea and its adventures, as powerful metaphors for the escape of ordinary people outside the boundaries of reality.. Greek poet
Jun Kawada ( , Kawada Jun , 15 January 1882 - 22 January 1966) was a Japanese tanka poet and entrepreneur active during the Showa period of Japan .
Ryuko Kawaji ( , Kawaji Ryuko , 1 October 1888 - 9 June 1959) was the pen-name of Kawaki Makoto, a Japanese poet and literary critic active during the Showa period of Japan .
Jackie Kay MBE (born 9 November 1961) is a Scottish poet and novelist.
Kaydar, Ronen Altman
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Ronen Elimelech Altman Kaydar (born October 1, 1972) is an Israeli writer and poet.
Kazakevich, Emmanuil
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Emmanuil Genrikhovich Kazakevich (Russian : ´ ´ ´, Yiddish : ; February 24, 1913 – September 22, 1962) was a Soviet author, poet and playwright of Jewish extraction, writing in Russian and Yiddish .
Syed Nasir Raza Kazmi, (1925–1972) (Urdu : — Sayyid Nair Raza Kami ) was an Urdu poet from Pakistan and one of the greatest poets of this era [ citation needed ], especially in the use of " ista'aaray " and " chhotee beher ." Kazmi was born on 8 December 1925 at Ambala, Haryana .
Mang Ke (, original name Jiang Shiwei ), born in 1951, is a prominent Chinese poet and co-founder (with Bei Dao ) of the underground literary journal Today, which appeared irregularly between 1978 and 1980 before being shut down by the Chinese Government.
Keane, Jayne Fenton
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Jayne Fenton Keane is a contemporary Australian poet .
Kearns, Lionel
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Lionel John Kearns (born February 16, 1937) is a Canadian poet and teacher.
One of the principal poets of the English Romantic movement.. English Romantic poet.
Keefer, Janice Kulyk
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Janice Kulyk Keefer (born 2 June 1952) is a Canadian novelist and poet.
Keenaghan, Edward
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Edward Keenaghan: poet. Edward Keenaghan poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Edward Keenaghan biography.
. American poet painter literary critic novelist playwright jazz pianist short story writer and filmmaker
Kefala, Antigone
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Antigone Kefala (born 28 May 1935) is a contemporary Australian poet and prose-writer of Greek-Romanian heritage. She has also been a teacher, and a member of the Literature Board of the Australia Council .
Keldi, Gulnazar
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Gulnazar Keldi (born 1945) is a Tajik poet from Dardar and editor of the publication Adabiyet va sanat (Literature and Art ). Keldi wrote the lyrics of Surudi Milli, the Tajikistan national anthem .
Kelen, Christopher
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Professor Christopher (Kit) Kelen (born 17 December 1958 in Sydney ) is an Australian academic, writer and artist currently residing in Macao, China. He is the younger son of Hungarian-born Australian soldier, author, playwright and journalist Stephen (Istvan) Kelen OAM (1912-2003) and the younger brother of Australian poet Stephen K. Kelen (b. 1956).
Anne Kellas is a South African poet, reviewer and editor.
Keller, Gottfried
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Gottfried Keller (19 July 1819 – 15 July 1890) was a Swiss poet and writer of German literature. Best known for his novel Green Henry (German : Der grüne Heinrich ), he became one of the most popular narrators of literary realism in the late 19th century.
Milton Terrence Kelly (born 30 November 1946) is a Canadian novelist, poet and playwright .
Rita Kelly (born 1953) is an Irish poet from Ballinasloe in eastern County Galway who now lives in an old lock house along the river Barrow between Athy and Carlow. She has published several collections of poetry and has been featured in a number of magazines and journals. Her poems Mé sa ghluaisteán leat (In the car with you ) and Is bronntanas na maidine thú (You are the morning's gift ) were featured in Filíocht Ghrá na Gaeilge. She was married to the writer Eoghan Ó Tuairisc from 1972 until his death in 1982.
Kelton, Arthur
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Arthur Kelton (d. 1549/1550) was an author who wrote in rhyme about Welsh history.. author who wrote in rhyme about Welsh history
Penn Kemp (born 1944, Strathroy, Ontario ) is a Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, and sound poet who lives in London, Ontario. In 2010 Kemp became London's first poet laureate.
Kendall, Henry
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Thomas Henry Kendall (18 April 1839 – 1 August 1882) was a nineteenth-century Australian author and bush poet, who was particularly known for his poems and tales set in a natural environment setting.
Kenna, Francis
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William Francis Kenna (21 September 1865 – 23 June 1932), known as Francis Kenna, was an Australian poet, journalist, and Labor Member of the Legislative Assembly in Queensland. He edited the "Brisbane Worker".
Kennedy, Geoffrey Anketell Studdert
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Geoffrey Anketell Studdert Kennedy, MC (27 June 1883 – 8 March 1929), was an Anglican priest and poet. He was nicknamed 'Woodbine Willie' during World War I for giving Woodbine cigarettes along with spiritual aid to injured and dying soldiers.
John Leo Kennedy (August 22, 1907 – 2000) was a Canadian poet and critic, who in the 1920s and 1930s was a member of the Montreal Group of modernist poets. The Canadian Encyclopedia says of him that "Kennedy helped change the direction of Canadian poetry in the 1920s."
X. J. Kennedy (born 21 August 1929, Dover, New Jersey, USA as Joseph Charles Kennedy ) is a poet, translator, anthologist, editor, and author of children's literature and textbooks on English literature and poetry. He was long known as Joe Kennedy; but, wishing to distinguish himself from Joseph P. Kennedy, he added an "X" as his first initial.
Jean Kent (born 30 August 1951) is an Australian poet.
Jane Kenyon (1947-1995), American poet and translator
Kermani, Auhaduddin
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Shaikh Abu Hamid Auhadeddin Kermani was a 13th-century Sufi and poet of Persia .
Kermani, Khwaju
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Khwaju Kermani (Persian) whose full name is Abu’l-Aa Kamal-al-Din Mamud b. Ali b. Mamud Morshedi (1280–1352) was a famous Persian poet and Sufi mystic from Persia.
Kernighan, Robert Kirkland
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Robert Kirkland Kernighan (25 April 1854 – 3 November 1926) was a Canadian poet, journalist, and farmer.
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Kertogh, Davtak
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Davtak Kertogh (Davtak the Poet ) was a 7th-century Armenian poet, the first secular writer in Armenian literature. He is the author of "Elegy on the Death of the Great Prince Jevansher ", dedicated to the first Sassanid Persian prince of Caucasian Albania, who accepted Christianity and was murdered.
Krishnaji Keshav Damle (Marathi : ) (March 15, 1866 - November 7, 1905) was a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India, who wrote poetry under the pen name Keshavasuta .
Prahlad Keshav Atre (Marathi :   pronunciation   (help · info ) ) (13 August 1898 – 13 June 1969), popularly known as Acharya Atre (Marathi), was a multi-faceted Indian figure. He was a prominent Marathi writer, a poet, an educationist, a newspaper founder–editor of Maratha (a Marathi language daily whose head office and press was located at Coca-Cola gulley in Worli, Mumbai ), a political leader, a movie producer–director–script writer and above all, a noted orator.
Kesner, Frederick
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Frederick Kesner: poet. Frederick Kesner poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Frederick Kesner biography.
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Francis Scott Key (August 1, 1779 – January 11, 1843) was an American lawyer, author, and amateur poet, from Georgetown, who wrote the lyrics to the United States' national anthem, " The Star-Spangled Banner ".
Sidney Arthur Kilworth Keyes (27 May 1922 – 29 April 1943, Tunisia ) was an English poet of World War II .
Kgositsile, Keorapetse
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Keorapetse William Kgositsile (b. September 19, 1938 in Johannesburg) is a South African poet and political activist, and was an influential member of the African National Congress in the 1960s and 1970s. He lived in exile in the United States from 1962 until 1975, the peak of his literary career. Kgositsile made extensive study of African-American literature and culture, becoming particularly interested in jazz. During the 1970s he was a central figure among African-American poets, encouraging interest in Africa as well as the practice of poetry as a performance art; Kgositsile was known for his readings in New York City jazz clubs. He was one of the first to bridge the gap between African poetry and Black poetry in the United States, and thus one of the first and most significant poets in the Pan-African movement.. South African poet and political activist
Khairabadi, Muztar
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Muztar Khairabadi (Urdu) (born 1862–died 1927) was an Indian Urdu poet.
Khalili, Khalilullah
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Khalilullah Khalili (1907 – 1987; Persian : - alilalla alili ; alternative spellings: Khalilollah, Khalil Ullah ) was Afghanistan 's foremost 20th century poet as well as a noted historian, university professor, diplomat and royal confidant. He was the last of the great classical Persian poets and among the first to introduce modern Persian poetry and Nimai style to Afghanistan. He had also expertise in Khorasani style and was a follower of Farrukhi Sistani. Almost alone among Afghanistan's poets, he enjoyed a following in Iran where his selected poems have been published. His works have been praised by renowned Iranian literary figures and intellectuals. Many see him as the greatest contemporary poet of the Persian language in Afghanistan. He is also known for his major work "Hero of Khorasan", a controversial biography of Habibullah Kalakani, Emir of Afghanistan in 1929.
Khalique, Harris
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Harris Khalique (Urdu) (born 20 October 1966) is a Pakistani poet, columnist and intellectual. He is based in Islamabad .
Khan, Akhlaq Mohammed
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Akhlaq Mohammad Khan Shahryar (16 June 1936 – 13 February 2012), was an Indian academician, and a doyen of Urdu poetry in India. As a Hindi film lyricist, he is best known for his lyrics in Gaman (1978), Umrao Jaan (1981) and Anjuman (1986), by Muzaffar Ali. In 2008 he won the Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award and only the fourth Urdu poet to win the award. He has been widely acknowledged as the finest exponent of modern Urdu poetry.
Ghani Khan (Pashto : ) (1914-1996) is widely considered as one of the best Pashto language poets of the 20th century, on a par with his contemporaneous Pashto poet Ameer Hamza Shinwari. Ghani Khan was also a respected writer and artist. He was a son of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan and older brother of Khan Abdul Wali Khan .
Khan, Muhammad Ibrahim
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Sheikh Muhammad Ibrahim Zauq (1789–1854) (Urdu: ) was an exceptional and great Urdu poet and scholar of literature, poetics and relegion. He wrote poetry under nom de plume " Zauq ", and was appointed poet laureate of the Mughal Court in Delhi just at the of 19. Later he was given the title of ' Khaqani e Hind'(The Khaqani of India) by the last Mughal emperor and his disciple Bahadur Shah Zafar.
Khan, Raja Mehdi Ali
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Raja Mehdi Ali Khan (1928–1966) was an Indian poet, writer and lyricist.
Saeed Khan, (Urdu : ; born July 19, 1966) is a contemporary Urdu poet (also known as 'Saeed'), a Sydney, Australia -based writer and social and environmental advocate. Saeed's poetry is a combination of classical and modern Urdu ghazal and poems full of romance. Saeed’s idol and great Urdu poet Ahmad Faraz praised his poetry by saying "Saeed's voice is like a fresh breeze for Urdu poetry".
Khan 'Insha', Insha Allah
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Sayyid Insha Allah Khan 'Insha' (c. 1756–1817) was an Urdu poet in the courts of Lucknow and Delhi in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. A multi-talented polyglot, he was the author of the first grammar of the Urdu language, Darya-e-Latafat .
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Ghalib (Urdu : ; Hindi : ) born Mirza Asadullah Baig Khan (Urdu / Persian : ), on 27 December 1797 – died 15 February 1869),   was a classical Urdu and Persian poet from the Mughal Empire during British colonial rule. He used his pen-names of Ghalib (Urdu / Persian : , ghalib means "dominant") and Asad (Urdu / Persian : , Asad means "lion"). His honorific was Dabir-ul-Mulk, Najm-ud-Daula. During his lifetime the Mughals were eclipsed and displaced by the British and finally deposed following the defeat of the Indian rebellion of 1857, events that he wrote of. Most notably, he wrote several ghazals during his life, which have since been interpreted and sung in many different ways by different people. Ghalib, the last great poet of the Mughal Era, is considered to be one of the most popular and influential poets of the Urdu language. Today Ghalib remains popular not only in India and Pakistan but also amongst diaspora communities around the world.
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Khushal Khan Khattak (1613–1689) (Pashto: ) was a prominent Pashtun poet, warrior, and tribal chief of the Khattak tribe. He wrote a huge collection of Pashto poems during the Mughal Empire in the 17th century, and admonished Afghans (Pashtuns or Pakhtuns) to forsake their divisive tendencies and unite against the Mughal Army. Promoting Afghan nationalism through poetry, he was a renowned military fighter who became known as the "Afghan Warrior Poet". Khushal Khan lived in the foothills of the Hindu Kush mountains in what is now Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in Pakistan.. Pashtun Afghan poet warrior charismatic personality and tribal chief of the Khattak tribe
Khan-I-Khana, Abdul
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composer, poet, and produced books on Astrology
Khandelwal, Gulab
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poetry including some in Urdu and English
Khare, Sandeep
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Sandeep Khare is a Marathi poet, singer-songwriter, Copywriter from Pune. So far he has published 3 of his books which are poetry collections, namely, ' Kadhi He..Kadhi Te.. ', ' Maunachi Bhashantare ' (The translations of the Silences) which has had record breaking sales with 7 editions sold out in just 3 years and ' Nenivechi akshare ' also went on to become a huge success. His poetry is both critically acclaimed and very well received by the masses.
Sandeep Khare is a Marathi poet, singer-songwriter, Copywriter from Pune. So far he has published 3 of his books which are poetry collections, namely, ' Kadhi He..Kadhi Te.. ', ' Maunachi Bhashantare ' (The translations of the Silences) which has had record breaking sales with 7 editions sold out in just 3 years and ' Nenivechi akshare ' also went on to become a huge success. His poetry is both critically acclaimed and very well received by the masses.
Khattak, Afzal Khan
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Afzal Khan Khattak was a Pashtun chief of the Khattak tribe, Pashtoon poet, and author of Tarikh-e-morassa was the eldest son of Ashraf Khan "Hejri" (1044-1105/1635 to 1693-94). In 1083/1672-73 Ashraf succeeded his father Khushal Khan in the chieftaincy of the Khattak tribe, but in 1092/1681 he was betrayed into the hands of the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb by his brother Bahram and died in captivity.
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Ajmal Khattak (Pashto : ) (Urdu) (15 September 1925 — 7 February 2010) was a Pakistani politician, writer, Pashtun poet, Khudai Khidmatgar, former President of Awami National Party and close friend of the late Khan Wali Khan.
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Pareshan Khattak (b.10 December 1931 - d. 16 April 2009) real name Gahami Jan Khattak, former Vice-Chancellor, Pashto poet and writer and former Chairman University Grants Commission.
Habba Khatoon (1554 - 1609) was a 16th-century Kashmiri mystic-poet and ascetic, who is also known as 'Nightingale of Kashmir'. She was born in the small village Chandrahar (Chandhaur) just outside Samboora in present Jammu and Kashmir state, and was known under the name Zoon (the Moon) because of her immense beauty until her marriage with Yusuf Shah Chak, who later became ruler of Kashmir, after which she was called Habba Khatoon. When her husband was captured by Mughal emperor Akbar taken away to Bengal never to return, she became an ascetic.
Omar Khayyám (Persian:, Early New Persian. pronunciation /'om xæj'jm/, English pronunciation /'omr ka'jm/) (18 May 1048–1131) was a Persian mathematician, astronomer, philosopher and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, and music.. Persian polymath: philosopher mathematician astronomer and poet
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Ghiyath ad-Din Abu'l-Fat Umar ibn Ibrahim al-Khayyam Nishapuri (18 May 1048 – 4 December 1131; Persian : , pronounced  [xæj'jm] ) was a Persian polymath, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer and poet. He also wrote treatises on mechanics, geography, mineralogy, music, and Islamic theology.
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Velimir Khlebnikov (Russian: ´ ´; first name also spelled Velemir; last name also spelled Chlebnikov, Hlebnikov, Xlebnikov), pseudonym of Viktor Vladimirovich Khlebnikov (9 November 1885 (28 October 1885 (O.S.)) – 28 June 1922), was a central part of the Russian Futurist movement, but his work and influence stretch far beyond it.. Russian poet and playwright; part of the Russian Futurist movement
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Vladislav Felitsianovich Khodasevich (Russian: ) (May 16, 1886 - June 14, 1939) was an influential Russian poet and literary critic who presided over the Berlin circle of Russian emigre litterateurs.. Russian poet and literary critic
Khoso, Sikandar Khan
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Mir Sikandar Khan Khoso (1912–1975) was a poet, politician, and well-known landowner from the Jacobabad District in Sindh, Pakistan. He was the youngest son of Mir Bahadur Khan Khoso .
Khosrovidukht,
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This article is about Khosrovidukht the Armenian Poet who lived in the 8th century. For the Armenian Arsacid Princess and sister of King Tiridates III of Armenia, who lived in the 3rd century & 4th century, see Khosrovidukht .
Ab'ul Hasan Yamīn ud-Dīn Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) (Urdu: ابوالحسن یمین‌الدین خسرو‎; Hindi: अबुल हसन यमीनुद्दीन ख़ुसरौ), better known as Amīr Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawī (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) (امیر خسرو دہلوی; अमीर ख़ुसरौ दहलवी), was an Indian musician, scholar and poet. He was an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A Sufi mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi, Amīr Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. He compiled the oldest known printed dictionary (Khaliq-e-bari) in 1320 which mainly dealt with Hindvi (Hindi) and Persian words.
Khundmiri, Syed Mahmood
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Syed Mahmood Khundmiri (Urdu : ) (known popularly by his takhallus Talib; born 14 February 1938; died of cardiac arrest on 16 January 2011, in Pune, Maharashtra ) was an Indian Urdu language poet, humorist, architect, artist, orator, and one of the leading Urdu poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. Mahmood concentrated on humorous poetry, and was considered among the elite of Urdu humor.
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Syed Mahmood Khundmiri (Urdu : ) (known popularly by his takhallus Talib; born 14 February 1938; died of cardiac arrest on 16 January 2011, in Pune, Maharashtra ) was an Indian Urdu language poet, humorist, architect, artist, orator, and one of the leading Urdu poets of the 20th and 21st centuries. Mahmood concentrated on humorous poetry, and was considered among the elite of Urdu humor.
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Abu Mo’in Hamid ad-Din Nasir ibn Khusraw al-Qubadiani or Nasir Khusraw Qubadiyani [also spelled as Nasir Khusrow and Naser Khosrow ] (1004 – 1088 CE) (Persian : , Tajik) was a Persian poet, philosopher, Isma'ili scholar, traveler and one of the greatest writers in Persian literature. He was born in Qubadyan, a village in middle-age Bactria in eastern Iranian province of Khorasan, now present-day in modern Tajikistan and died in Yamagan, Central Asia (now in Afghanistan ). He is considered one of the great poets and writers in Persian literature. The Safarnama, an account of his travels, is his most famous work.
Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.
Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.
Khvylovy, Mykola
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Mykola Khvylovy (Ukrainian : , Khvyl’ovyy ) (December 13  [ O.S. December 1]  1893 – May 13, 1933) was a Ukrainian writer and poet of the early Communist era Ukrainian Renaissance (1920–1930).
Kickham, Charles
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Charles Joseph Kickham (9 May 1828 – 22 August 1882) was an Irish revolutionary, novelist, poet, journalist and one of the most prominent members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood .
Dame Fiona Judith Kidman DNZM   OBE (born 26 March 1940 in Hawera, New Zealand ), is a New Zealand novelist, poet, scriptwriter and short story author.
Kihachi, Ozaki
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Ozaki Kihachi ( , 31 January 1892 – 4 February 1974) was a Japanese poet active during the Showa period of Japan .
Kijowski, Andrzej Tadeusz
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Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski (b. 15 July 1954, Kraków ) is a Polish aesthetician, theatre critic, literary critic, poet and publicist. Son of the writer Andrzej Kijowski. From 1976 to 1989 participated in the democratic opposition. Cooperated with KOR (Workers' Defence Committee ) and NOWa (Independent Printing House).From 1990 to 1994 helped to create the new self-government.
Takarai Kikaku (Japanese : ; 1661–1707) also known as Enomoto Kikaku, was a Japanese haikai poet and among the most accomplished disciples of Matsuo Basho. His father was an Edo doctor, but Kikaku chose to become a professional haikai poet rather than follow in his footsteps.
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Takarai Kikaku, (1661-1707) also known as Enomoto Kikaku, was a Japanese haikai poet and among the most accomplished disciples of Matsuo Basho.. His father was an Edo doctor, but Kikaku chose to become a professional haikai poet rather than follow in his footsteps.. Japanese haikai poet and a disciple of Matsuo Bash
Killigrew, Anne
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Anne Killigrew (1660—1685) was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by the poet John Dryden entitled To The Pious Memory of the Accomplish'd Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew (1686). She was however a skilful poet in her own right, and her Poems were published posthumously in 1686. Dryden compared her poetic abilities to the famous Greek poet of antiquity, Sappho. Killigrew died of smallpox aged 25.
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Kimi, Kodai no
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Kodai no Kimi (, dates unknown, also known as Kookimi ) was a Japanese Waka poet and noble from the middle Heian period. She is one of only five women numbered as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals .
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Arthur Henry King (20 February 1910 – 15 January 2000), also found as Arthur H. King, was a British poet, writer and academic.
Henry King (1592 – 30 September 1669) was an English poet and bishop.. English poet and bishop
William King (1663–1712) was an English poet.. English poet
Thomas Hansen Kingo (15 December 1634 – 14 October 1703 Odense ) was a Danish bishop, poet and hymn-writer born at Slangerup, near Copenhagen. His work marked the high point of Danish baroque poetry.
Kingsley, Charles
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Charles Kingsley (12 June 1819 – 23 January 1875) was a priest of the Church of England, a university professor, historian and novelist. He is particularly associated with the West Country and northeast Hampshire. He was a friend and correspondent with Charles Darwin.
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Johann Gottfried Kinkel (August 11, 1815 - November 13, 1882) was a German poet also noted for his revolutionary activities and his escape from a Prussian prison in Spandau with the help of his friend Carl Schurz.. German poet and revolutionary
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Galway Kinnell is one of the most influential American poets of the latter half of the 20th century. An admitted follower of Walt Whitman, Kinnell rejects the idea of seeking fulfillment by escaping into the imaginary world. His best-loved and most anthologized poems are "St. Francis and the Sow" and "After Making Love We Hear Footsteps".. American poet; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1982
Kinsella, John
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John Kinsella (born 1963) is an Australian poet, novelist, critic, essayist and editor. His writing is strongly influenced by landscape, and he espouses an 'international regionalism' in his approach to place. He has also frequently worked in collaboration with other writers, artists and musicians.. Australian poet novelist critic essayist and editor
Kinsella, Thomas
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Thomas Kinsella (born 4 May 1928) is an Irish poet, translator, editor, and publisher.. Irish poet translator editor and publisher
Kintada, Minamoto no
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Minamoto no Kintada (889–948, Japanese: , also Miyamoto no Kintada Ason ) was a middle Heian waka poet and nobleman. Along with his son Minamoto no Saneakira he is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. Under Emperor Daigo and Emperor Suzaku he was an official in the imperial treasury.
Kinto, Fujiwara no
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Fujiwara no Kinto ( , 966 – February 4, 1041), also known as Shijo-dainagon, was a Japanese poet, admired by his contemporaries and a court bureaucrat of the Heian period. His father was the regent Fujiwara no Yoritada and his son Fujiwara no Sadayori. An exemplary calligrapher and poet, he is given mention in works by Murasaki Shikibu, Sei Shonagon and a number of other major chronicles and texts.
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A British author and poet, born in India.. English short-story writer poet and novelist
Olga Kirsch (1924–1997) was a South African and Israeli poet .
Kisen ( ) also known as Kisen Hoshi ( ) was an early Heian period Buddhist monk (, so ) and poet. Little is known about his life other than that he lived in Ujiyama .
Kitabatake, Yaho
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Yaho Kitabatake ( , Kitabatake Yaho , 5 October 1903 - 18 March 1982) was a poet and children's fiction writer in Showa period Japan .
Kitagawa, Fuyuhiko
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Fuyuhiko Kitagawa ( , Kitagawa Fuyuhiko ) (3 July 1900 - 12 June 1990) was a Japanese poet and film critic. His real name was Tadahiko Taguro. While born in Shiga Prefecture, he was raised in Manchukuo in China due to his father's work on the South Manchurian Railway, and then graduated from Tokyo University. He began publishing his own poetry in Manchukuo in 1924 and his work was influenced by that colonial context. His work was praised by Riichi Yokomitsu, and he became a prominent figure in modernist poetry in Japan, pursuing especially prose poetry. Kitagawa was also a well-known film critic, one who especially praised the work of Mansaku Itami (the father of Juzo Itami ), calling it a new, realistic "prose cinema" (sanbun eiga ) in opposition to the old "poetic cinema" (inbun eiga ) of Sadao Yamanaka, Daisuke Ito, and others. He was a champion of neorealism in the postwar era.
Kitahara, Hakushu
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Hakushu Kitahara ( , Kitahara Hakushu , 25 January 1885 – 2 November 1942) is the pen-name of Kitahara Ryukichi ( , Kitahara Ryukichi ), a Japanese tanka poet active during the Taisho and Showa periods of Japan. He is regarded as one of the most popular and important poets in modern Japanese literature .
Kitano, Takeshi
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Takeshi Kitano ( , Kitano Takeshi , born 18 January 1947) is a Japanese film director, comedian, singer, actor, film editor, presenter, screenwriter, author, poet, painter, and one-time video game designer who has received critical acclaim, both in his native Japan and abroad, for his idiosyncratic cinematic work. Japanese film critic Nagaharu Yodogawa once dubbed him "the true successor" to the influential filmmaker Akira Kurosawa. With the exception of his works as a film director, he is known almost exclusively by the name Beat Takeshi (, Bito Takeshi ). Since April 2005, he has been a professor at the Graduate School of Visual Arts, Tokyo University of the Arts. Kitano owns his own talent agency and production company, Office Kitano, which launched Tokyo Filmex in 2000.
Kivikk'aho, Eila
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Eila Sylvia Kivikk'aho, originally Sammalkorpi (February 8, 1921 – June 21, 2004) was a Finnish poet.. Finnish poet
Roy Kenzie Kiyooka, OC (January 18, 1926 – January 4, 1994) was a Canadian arts teacher, painter, poet, photographer, and multi-media artist of national and international acclaim.
Kiyotada, Fujiwara no
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Fujiwara no Kiyotada ( , died July 958) was a Japanese poet, in particular one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. He is the second son of Fujiwara no Kanesuke, also one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. Though his mother is unknown Gosen Wakashu, an anthology of Japanese poems, contains the name the mother of Kiyotada. His elder brother is Masatada .
Kizer, Carolyn
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. American poet; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1985
Klassen, Johann Peter
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Johann Peter Klassen (1868-1947) was a Russian Mennonite poet and writer who emigrated to Canada in 1923 but wrote primarily in the German language. He was born 27 May 1868 (O.S. 15 May) in Neu-Schönwiese near Alexandrovsk (Zaporizhia) Ukraine (then part of Russia), the third of four children of Peter Abram Klassen (22 October 1825 - 13 February 1905) and Aganetha (Schultz) Klassen (1 April 1832 - 7 December 1920). His father had four children from his first marriage to Anna Janzen (1828-1863).
Abraham Moses "A. M." Klein (14 February 1909 – 20 August 1972) was a Canadian poet, journalist, novelist, short story writer and lawyer. He has been called "one of Canada's greatest poets and a leading figure in Jewish-Canadian culture."
Kliauko, Hienadz
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Hienadz Kliauko (also: Gennady Klevko, Belarusian : ´ ´, Russian : ´ ´ ) (December 28, 1931 (officially May 1, 1932) – August 21, 1979) was a Soviet Belarusian poet and translator.
Klingsor, Tristan
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Tristan Klingsor, birth name (Arthur Justin ) Léon Leclère (born Lachapelle-aux-Pots, Oise department, 8 August 1874; died Paris, August 1966), was a French poet, musician, painter and art critic, best known for his artistic association with the composer Maurice Ravel .
Willem Johannes Theodorus (Willem) Kloos (6 May 1859, Amsterdam – 31 March 1938, The Hague ) was a Dutch poet and literary critic, and is widely considered one of the great writers of the Dutch language .
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Etheridge Knight was an African-American poet who made his name in 1968 with his debut volume, Poems from Prison. The book recalls in verse his eight-year-long sentence after his arrest for robbery in 1960
Knister, Raymond
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John Raymond Knister (27 May 1899 – 29 Aug 1932) was a Canadian poet, novelist, story writer, columnist, and reviewer, "known primarily for his realistic narratives set in rural Canada  ... Knister was a highly respected member of the Canadian literary community during the 1920s and early 1930s, and recent criticism has acknowledged him as a pioneer in establishing a distinctively modern voice in Canadian literature ."
Paul Knobel (born 1948) is an Australian poet and the author of An Encyclopedia of Male Homosexual Poetry and its Reception History (2002), a CD-ROM encyclopedia of 1 million words covering 243 languages and 118 countries. It is believed to be the largest work in the field of male homosexuality compiled by one person; Knobel worked on it for 19 years.
Knutson, Greta
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Greta Knutson or Knutson-Tzara (also known as Greta Knutsson ; 1899–1983) was a Swedish modernist visual artist, art critic, short story writer and poet. A student of André Lhote who adopted Abstraction, Cubism and Surrealism, she was also noted for her interest in phenomenology. Knutson was the wife of Romanian -born author and co-founder of Dadaism Tristan Tzara .
Peter Raymond Kocan (born 4 May 1947), Australian author and poet, is remembered in Australia for his attempt to assassinate federal Opposition Leader Arthur Calwell in 1966.
. American poet playwright and professor; New York School
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Jan Kochanowski (Polish pronunciation: ; 1530 – 22 August 1584) was a Polish Renaissance poet who established poetic patterns that would become integral to Polish literary language.. Polish Renaissance poet
Joy Nozomi Kogawa, CM, OBC (born June 6, 1935) is a Canadian poet and novelist of Japanese descent.
Bok Koh-il is a Korean novelist, poet, literary critic and social commentator.
Koidula, Lydia
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Lydia Emilie Florentine Jannsen, (24 December  [ O.S. 12 December]  1843 – 11 August  [ O.S. 30 July]  1886), known after her pen name Lydia Koidula was an Estonian poet. Her sobriquet means 'Lydia of the Dawn' in Estonian. It was given her by the writer Carl Robert Jakobson. She is also frequently referred to as Koidulaulik – 'Singer of the Dawn'.
Kok, Ingrid de
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Ingrid de Kok (born 1951) is a South African author and poet.
Yakub Kolas (also Jakub Kolas, Belarusian : ´ ´, November 3  [ O.S. October 22]  1882 – August 13, 1956), real name Kanstancin Mickievic (´ ´ ´) was a Belarusian writer, People's Poet of the Byelorussian SSR (1926), and member (1928) and vice-president (from 1929) of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences .
Kolatkar, Arun
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Arun Balkrishna Kolatkar (Marathi) (1 November 1932 – 25 September 2004) was a poet from Maharashtra, India. Writing in both Marathi and English, his poems found humor in many everyday matters. His poetry had an influence on modern Marathi poets. His first book of English poetry, Jejuri, is a collection 31 poems pertaining to a visit of his to a religious place with the same name Jejuri in Maharashtra ; the book won Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1977. His Marathi verse collection Bhijki Vahi won a Sahitya Akademi Award in 2005. His Collected Poems in English, edited by Arvind Krishna Mehrotra, was published in Britain by Bloodaxe Books in 2010.
Ján Kollár (29 July 1793 in Mošovce (Mosóc), Kingdom of Hungary, Habsburg Monarchy, now Slovakia – 24 January 1852 in Vienna, Austrian Empire ) was a Slovak writer (mainly poet), archaeologist, scientist, politician, and main ideologist of Pan-Slavism .
Komachi, Ono no
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Ono no Komachi ( , c. 825 – c. 900) was a Japanese waka poet, one of the Rokkasen —the Six best Waka poets of the early Heian period. She was renowned for her unusual beauty, and Komachi is today a synonym for feminine beauty in Japan. She also counts among the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals .
Komninos Zervos (born 1950) is a Greek - Australian performance poet and teacher.He was born in Richmond, Melbourne
Komunyakaa, Yusef
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. American poet and teacher; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1994
Konar, Prof. Karmegha
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Karmega Konar (Tamil) (1889–1957) was a very popular Tamil poet and educationalist of his times. He is popularly known as Senna Pulavar, the title given to him by his peer and close friend Bharathidasan. He was the Chair of the Tamil department at The American College in Madurai .
Kondos, Yannis
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Yannis Kondos (Greek : G t ) (b. Aigio 1943) is an award winning Greek poet. He read Economics at the University of Piraeus (then Higher School for Industrial Studies). He founded the bookshop in 1971, along with Thanassis Niarchos. Since 1975, he has been working for Kedros publishers. He has also been professor of poetry for Kostas Kazakos ' School of Dramatic Art.
Faik Konica (March 15, 1875 – December 15, 1942), born in Konitsa, was one of the greatest figures of Albanian culture in the early decades of the twentieth century. Prewar Albanian minister to Washington, his literary review, Albania, became the focal publication of Albanian writers living abroad. Faik Konica wrote little in the way of literature, but as a stylist, critic, publicist and political figure he had a tremendous impact on Albanian writing and on Albanian culture at the time.. Albanian poet
Konopacka, Halina
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Halina Konopacka (born 26 February 1900 in Rawa Mazowiecka — died 28 January 1989 in Daytona Beach, United States ) was a published Polish poet, and a famous athlete — the first Polish Olympic Champion (1928, Amsterdam ). She took part in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam, where she won a gold medal in discus throw, breaking her own world record. This was the first women's gold-winning track and field event in the Olympics. While her pictures are relatively rare, a particularly beautiful shot of her from the IX Olympiad was published in the Tygodnik Illustrowany in August 1928.
Konopnicka, Maria
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Maria Konopnicka (Polish pronunciation:  ['mara knp'itska]  (listen ) ) née Wasilowska (May 23, 1842 – October 8, 1910) was a Polish poet, novelist, writer for children and youth, a translator, journalist and critic, as well as an activist for women's rights and Polish independence. She used the pseudonym Jan Sawa and others. She was one of the most important Polish poets of the positivism in Poland period.
Konosuke, Hinatsu
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Hinatsu Konosuke ( , February 22, 1890 - June 13, 1971) was the pen-name of a Japanese poet known for his romantic and gothic poetry patterned after English literature. His real name was Higuchi Kunito.
. American poet; US Poet Laureate 2004–2006
Korenori, Sakanoue no
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Sakanoue no Korenori ( dates unknown,) was an early Heian waka poet. He is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals and one of his poems is included in the famous anthology Hyakunin Isshu .
Korzeniowski, Apollo
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Apollo Korzeniowski (21 February 1820 – 23 May 1869) was a Polish poet, playwright, clandestine political activist, and father of Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad .
Koskenniemi, Veikko Antero
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Veikko Antero Koskenniemi (8 July 1885 - 4 August 1962) was a Finnish poet born in Oulu. In 1921 he took the title of Professor of Literary History in University of Turku, Finland. In 1948 he became a member of the Finnish Academy. He died in Turku .
Kosman, Admiel
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Admiel Kosman (born in 1957) is an Israeli poet and professor of Talmud .
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Srecko Kosovel (1904–1926), Slovene expressionist poet
Kostenko, Lina
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Lina Kostenko (Ukrainian : , born March 19, 1930 in Rzhyshchiv, Kiev Oblast, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union ) is a Ukrainian poet and writer, recipient of the Shevchenko Award (1987).
Mato Kosyk (June 18, 1853 – November 22, 1940) was a Sorbian poet and minister. He was born in Werben, Prussia, emigrated from Lower Lusatia to the United States, and died at his rural home near Albion, Oklahoma .
Kosztolányi, Dezso
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Dezso Kosztolányi (1885–1936) Hungarian poet and prose writer
Gopi K Kottoor is the pen name of Raghav G. Nair (born 1956, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala ), an award winning eminent Indian English poet. He is best known for his internationally acclaimed poem Father, Wake Us In Passing. He also the founder editor of the quarterly poetry journal Poetry Chain .
Kovacic, Ivan Goran
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Ivan Goran Kovacic (pronounced  [ian goran koatit] ; 21 March 1913 – 13 July 1943) was a prominent Croatian poet and writer of the 20th century.
Abba Kovner (1918-1987) (Hebrew : was a Lithuanian Jewish Hebrew poet, writer, and partisan leader. He became one of the great poets of modern Israel. He was a cousin of the Israeli Communist Party leader Meir Vilner.
Steve Kowit: American poet. Steve Kowit poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Steve Kowit biography.
Koyczan, Shane
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Shane L. Koyczan (born 22 May 1976) is a Canadian poet and writer.
Koyithampuran, Kerala Varma Valiya
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Kerala Varma Valiya Koil Thampuran, CSI, (Malayalam= ) also known as Kerala Varma, also spelt Kerala Varma Valiya Koilthampuran (February 19, 1845 – 1914), was a Malayalam -language poet and translator who had an equal facility in writing in English and Sanskrit from the Indian state of Kerala. He was part of the royal family of erstwhile Parappanad, Malabar .
Kozain, Rustum
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Rustum Kozain (born 1966) is a South African poet and writer.
Kozarcanin, Ivo
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Ivo Kozarcanin (Hrvatska Dubica, October 14, 1911 - Zagreb February 4, 1941) was a Croatian writer, poet and literary critic.
Kramberger, Taja
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Taja Kramberger (1970), a poet, an essayist, a translator and an activist. She is a university teacher and reseaecher (she has PhD from history and historical anthropology). After the illegal (neoliberal) university purge of critical intellectuals under the name of “rationalisation of the personnel” at the University of Primorska in Koper in 2010 and futher socio-political pressures on her and her husband Drago Braco Rotar in Slovenia, she has left the country and now lives in exile in Paris. She distances herself of Slovenian literary field and its passes-partout representatives (detractors), but keeps good relationships with rare poets from Slovenia who care for people and do their work honestly.
Kraniotis, Dimitris
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Dimitri. Kraniotis (gr. µt at, born 1950 in Athens, Greece) is a Greek dancer and poet who lives in France.
Kraniotis, Dimitris P
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Dimitris P Kraniotis: Greek poet. Dimitris P. Kraniotis poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Dimitris P. Kraniotis biography.
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Ignacy Krasicki (February 3, 1735 – March 14, 1801), from 1766 Prince-Bishop of Warmia (in German, Ermland) and from 1795 Archbishop of Gniezno (thus, Primate of Poland), was Poland's leading Enlightenment poet ("the Prince of Poets"), Poland's La Fontaine, author of the first Polish novel, playwright, journalist, encyclopedist, and translator from French and Greek.. Poland's leading Enlightenment poet; critic of the clergy author of the first Polish novel playwright journalist encyclopedist and translator
Ivan Krasko (real name Ján Botto, pseudonyms Bohdana J. Potokinová, Ivan Krasko, Janko Cigán, 12 July 1876 in Lukovištia (Lukovistye) – 3 March 1958 in Bratislava ) was a Slovak poet, translator and representative of modernism in Slovakia.
Karl Kraus (April 28, 1874 – June 12, 1936) was an Austrian writer and journalist, known as a satirist, essayist, aphorist, playwright and poet. He is considered the first major European satirist since Jonathan Swift. He directed his satire to the press, German culture, and German and Austrian politics.
Krausmann, Rudi
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Rudi Krausmann (born 23 July 1933 in Mauerkirchen, Salzburg ) is an Austrian born Australian playwright and poet .
Ruth Krauss (b. July 25, 1901, Baltimore, Maryland d. July 10, 1993, Westport, Connecticut) was an author of children's books, one of the most well known being The Carrot Seed, and an author of theatrical poems for an adult audience. Many of her books are still in print.. American poet and children's books author
Krayem Maria Awad (born 1948) is a Vienna -based painter, sculptor and poet of Syrian origin.
Krcméry, Štefan
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Štefan Krcméry (pseudonyms Eška, Ján Jesom, Ujo Štefan et al.) (26 December 1892 – 17 February 1955) was a Slovak poet, literary critic, historian, journalist, translator, and administrator of Matica slovenská. He was born in Mošovce (then Mosóc) and died in Pezinok .
Kristensen, Tom
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Tom Kristensen (August 4, 1893 in London – June 2, 1974 on Thurø ), was a Danish poet, novelist, literary critic and journalist .
Krleža, Miroslav
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Miroslav Krleža (Croatian pronunciation) (July 7, 1893 - December 29, 1981) was a leading Croatian and Yugoslav writer and the dominant figure in cultural life of both Yugoslav states, the Kingdom (1918–1941) and the Republic (1945 until his death in 1981). He has often been proclaimed the greatest Croatian writer of the 20th century.. Croatian and Yugoslav poet novelist
Kroetsch, Robert
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Robert Kroetsch, OC (June 26, 1927 – June 21, 2011) was a Canadian novelist, poet and non-fiction writer. In his fiction and critical essays, as well as in the journal he co-founded, Boundary 2, he was an influential figure in Canada in introducing ideas about postmodernism.
Antjie Krog, born 23 October 1952 in Kroonstad, Orange Free State, South Africa, is a prominent South African poet, academic and writer. In 2004 she joined the Arts faculty of the University of the Western Cape.
Julius Leopold Fredrik Krohn (April 19, 1835 – August 28, 1888) was a Finnish folk poetry researcher, a professor of Finnish literature, a poet, a hymn writer, a translator and a journalist. He was born in Viipuri and was of Baltic German origin. Krohn worked as a lecturer on Finnish language in Helsinki University from the year 1875 and as a supernumerary professor from 1885. He was one of the most notable researchers into Finnish folk poetry in the 19th century. His native language was German .
Krueger, Anton
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Born in Phalaborwa, South Africa on 28 September 1971, Anton Robert Krueger is a South African playwright, poet and academic. His plays have been staged in South Africa, as well as in England, Wales, Australia, the U.S.A., Monaco, Venezuela, Argentina and Chile. He has published under the pseudonyms of Martin de Porres, Robert Krueger, A.R. Krueger, Perd Booysen (in collaboration with Pravasan Pillay) and Sybrand Baard (in collaboration with Werner Pretorious).
Krüger, Erwin
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Erwin Krüger Urroz (León, Nicaragua, November 2 of 1915 - Managua, July 28, 1973) was a Nicaraguan folklore poet and singer.
Krupinski, Józef
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Józef Krupinski (September 24, 1930 – September 1, 1998) was a Polish poet. He spent the last days of his life in Orzesze, Poland. Prizewinner of the Edward Stachura Award and member of the Association of Polish Writers in Katowice .
Krysl, Marilyn
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Marilyn Krysl (born 1942) is an American award-winning writer of short stories and poetry who is known for her quirky and witty storytelling. She has published four short story collections along with seven collections of poetry. She has worn several awards for her work, including the 2008 Richard Sullivan Prize for short fiction for her collection of short stories, Dinner With Osama, which is a sociopolitical satire of post-9/11 America. Krysl also submits work to The Atlantic journal, The Nation journal, and The New Republic journal, as well as being an editor of Many Mountains Moving: A Literary Journal of Diverse, Contemporary Voices along with Naomi Horii.. American poet short story writer
Kubota, Mantaro
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Mantaro Kubota ( , Kubota Mantaro , 11 November 1889 – 6 May 1963) was a Japanese author, playwright, and poet.
Kuchak, Nahapet
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Nahapet Kuchak (Armenian) (died 1592) was an Armenian medieval poet, one of the first ashughs. He is best known for his hairens, "couplets with a single coherent theme." Kuchak was probably born in the village of Kharakonis, near the city of Van. He lived his whole live near the Lake Van area.
Roman Mykhailovych Kudlyk (May 4, 1941 Jaroslaw, Poland ) (Ukrainian : ´ ´ ´ ) is a Ukrainian poet and writing critic.
Anatoly Kudryavitsky
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Anthony Kudryavitsky born in Moscow in 1954, better known by his pen name Anatoly Kudryavitsky (Russian ), is a Russian-Irish novelist, poet and literary translator.. Russian Irish novelist poet and literary translator
Kukai ( ), also known posthumously as Kobo-Daishi (, The Grand Master Who Propagated the Buddhist Teaching ), 774–835, was a Japanese monk, civil servant, scholar, poet, and artist, founder of the Shingon or "True Word" school of Buddhism. Shingon followers usually refer to him by the honorific titles of O-Daishi-sama ( ) and Henjo-Kongo ( ) .
Külebi, Cahit
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Cahit Külebi (1917 – 20 June 1997) was a leading Turkish poet and author. He has an important place in contemporary Turkish poetry due to his attachment to folk poetry traditions. His poetry is enriched with simple yet ironic language, embellished with original descriptions.
Shiv Kumar Batalvi (Punjabi : ) (1936–1973) was a Punjabi language poet, who was most known for his romantic poetry, noted for its heightened passion, pathos, separation and lover's agony
Kumar Sharma 'Rasik', Krishan
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poetess known for her emotionally charged songs
Masao Kume ( , Kume Masao , 23 November 1891 – 1 March 1952) was a Japanese popular playwright, novelist and haiku poet (under the pen-name of Santei ) active during the late Taisho and early Showa periods of Japan. His wife, and the wife of Nagai Tatsuo were sisters.
. American poet; US Poet Laureate 1981–1982
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Mazisi (Raymond) Kunene (12 May 1930 – 11 August 2006) was a South African poet best known for his poem Emperor Shaka the Great. While in exile from South Africa's apartheid regime, Kunene was an active supporter and organizer of the anti-apartheid movement in Europe and Africa. He would later teach at UCLA and become Africa's and South Africa's poet laureate.
Juraj Kuniak (born 2 July 1955) is a Slovak poet and writer. He was born in Košice, Slovakia.
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A noted American poet of Lithuanian descent.. American poet; twice US Poet Laureate
Kunjahi, Shareef
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Shareef Kunjahi (Punjabi : (Shahmukhi ) ) (1915–2007) was a leading writer and poet of Punjabi. He was among the first faculty members of the Department of Punjabi Language at University of Punjab in 1970s and contributed to Punjabi literature as a poet, prose writer, teacher, research scholar, linguist, lexicographer and translator.
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Shareef Kunjahi (Punjabi : (Shahmukhi ) ) (1915–2007) was a leading writer and poet of Punjabi. He was among the first faculty members of the Department of Punjabi Language at University of Punjab in 1970s and contributed to Punjabi literature as a poet, prose writer, teacher, research scholar, linguist, lexicographer and translator.
Kunjunni, popularly known as Kunjunni Mash [English - Kunjunni Master] Mash is a Malayalam equivalent of Teacher/master, was a noted Indian Malayalam poet. He was considered as a children's poet and his poems were short like him.
Kirsi Marjatta Kunnas (born December 14, 1924 in Helsinki ) is a Finnish poet, children's literature author and translator into Finnish. Her extensive oeuvre consists of poems, fairy tale books, drama, translations (e.g. Lewis Carroll, Federico García Lorca ) and non-fiction. Her books have been translated into Swedish, English, German, French, Hungarian, and Estonian. She has received several prizes and awards in Finland for her life's work.
Janka Kupala (Janka Kupala, Belarusian : ´ ´ ; July 7  [ O.S. June 25]  1882 – June 28, 1942) – was the pen name of Ivan Daminikavich Lutsevich (Belarusian : ´ ´ ´ ), a Belarusian poet and writer. Kupala is considered one of the greatest Belarusian-language writers of the 20th century.
Kupferberg, Tuli
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Naphtali "Tuli" Kupferberg (September 28, 1923 – July 12, 2010) was an American counterculture poet, author, cartoonist, pacifist anarchist, publisher and co-founder of the band The Fugs.. American counterculture poet author cartoonist pacifist anarchist
Kurihara, Sadako
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Sadako Kurihara ( , Kurihara Sadako , March 4, 1913 – March 6, 2005) was a Japanese poet who lived in Hiroshima and survived the atomic bombing during World War II. She is best known for her poem Umashimenkana (Bringing Forth New Life ).
Kuronushi, Otomo
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Otomo no Kuronushi ( ) was a Japanese poet, one of the Rokkasen, the "Six Poetic Geniuses" described in the Kokin Wakashu, a classical poetic anthology.
Seyhan Kurt is a French-Turkish poet, writer and sociologist.
Irma Kurti, a poet and writer was born on March 20, 1966 in Tirana, Albania. She graduated from the University of Tirana, English Department in 1988.She has worked as a teacher of English and later on as a journalist in some newspapers, like “ Mësuesi ”, “ Dita informacion ” etc. In September 1997 she attended a one year course for the learning of Greek language and culture in the University of Athens, Greece.
Kurup, G. Sankara
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G. Sankara Kurup, (Malayalam :., born June 3, 1901, Nayathode, Kingdom of Cochin (now in Ernakulam district, Kerala ) - February 2, 1978, Vappalassery, Angamaly, Ernakulam district, Kerala), better known as Mahakavi G (The Great Poet G), was the first winner of the Jnanpith Award, India's highest literary award. He won the prize in 1965 for his collection of poems in Malayalam Odakkuzhal (The bamboo flute, 1950). With part of the prize money he established the literary award Odakkuzhal in 1968. He was also the recipient of the Soviet Land Nehru Award, in 1967, and the Padma Bhushan in 1968. His poetry collection Viswadarshanam won the Kerala Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961 and Kendra Sahitya Akademi Award in 1963.
Ottaplakkal Nambiyadikkal Velu Kurup (Malayalam : ), popularly known as O. N. V. Kurup or simply O. N. V., is a renowned Malayalam poet and lyricist from Kerala, India, who won Jnanpith Award, the highest literary award in India for the year 2007. O. N. V. Kurup is also a lyricist in Malayalam cinema. He has penned a lot of lyrics for dramas and TV serials also. He received the awards Padma Shri in 1998 and Padma Vibhushan in 2011, the fourth and second highest civilian honours from the Government of India. In 2007 he was bestowed an Honorary Doctorate by University of Kerala, Trivandrum. O. N. V. is known for his leftist leaning. He was the Left Democratic Front (LDF) candidate in the Thiruvananthapuram constituency for the Lok-Sabha elections in 1989.
Mira Kus, (born in Gorlice, Poland), is a contemporary Polish poet. She lives in Kraków and is a journalist and member of the Polish Writers Association .
Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Marathi : ) (February 27, 1912 – March 10, 1999), popularly known by his pen name, Kusumagraj (Marathi : ), was an eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, apart from being a humanist, who wrote of freedom, justice and emancipation of the deprived, In a career spanning five decades starting in pre-independence era, he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays. His works like the Vishaka (1942), a collection of lyrics, inspired a generation into the Indian freedom movement, and is today considered one of the masterpieces of Indian literature ., apart from his play, Natsamrat which has important place in Marathi literature. He was the recipient of several State awards, and National awards including the 1974 Sahitya Akademi Award in Marathi for Natsamrat, and the Jnanpith Award in 1988; he also remained chairperson of the World Marathi Conference in 1989. He was born in the city of Pune and spent most of his life in Nashik, Maharashtra .
Vishnu Vaman Shirwadkar (Marathi : ) (February 27, 1912 – March 10, 1999), popularly known by his pen name, Kusumagraj (Marathi : ), was an eminent Marathi poet, playwright, novelist, short story writer, apart from being a humanist, who wrote of freedom, justice and emancipation of the deprived, In a career spanning five decades starting in pre-independence era, he wrote 16 volumes of poems, three novels, eight volumes of short stories, seven volumes of essays, 18 plays and six one-act plays. His works like the Vishaka (1942), a collection of lyrics, inspired a generation into the Indian freedom movement, and is today considered one of the masterpieces of Indian literature ., apart from his play, Natsamrat which has important place in Marathi literature. He was the recipient of several State awards, and National awards including the 1974 Sahitya Akademi Award in Marathi for Natsamrat, and the Jnanpith Award in 1988; he also remained chairperson of the World Marathi Conference in 1989. He was born in the city of Pune and spent most of his life in Nashik, Maharashtra .
Kuthayyir ibn ‘Abd al-Raman (c. 660 – c. 723 ), commonly known as Kuthayyir ‘Azzah (Arabic) was an Arab 'Udhri poet of the Umayyad period from the tribe of Azd. He was born in Medina and resided in Hijaz and Egypt. In his poems he was occupied with his unfullfilled love to a married woman named 'Azza. Favorite topics in his poetry are love and panegyrics. He made acquaintance of the governor 'Abd al-'Aziz ibn Marwan and the caliphs Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, Umar ibn Abd al-Aziz and Yazid II. He is mentioned as one of the followers of the now-extinct Kaysaniyya sect of Shi'ism, which held that Ali 's third son Muhammad ibn Al-Hanafiyya would return as the Mahdi.
Mehmet Arif Onat Kutlar (January 25, 1936 – January 11, 1995), also known as Onat Kutlar, was a prominent Turkish writer and poet, founder of the Turkish Sinematek and one of the founders of the Istanbul International Film Festival.. prominent Turkish writer film producer/actor and poet
Kuusisto, Stephen
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Stephen Kuusisto is an American poet.. American poet
Kuppali Venkatappa Puttappa (Kannada : ; December 29, 1904 – November 11, 1994), widely known by the pen name Kuvempu or by the abbreviation K. V. Puttappa, was a Kannada writer and poet, widely regarded as the greatest poet of 20th century Kannada literature. He is the first among eight recipients of Jnanpith Award for Kannada. Puttappa wrote all his literary works using the pen name Kuvempu.
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Konstantin Konstantinovich Kuzminsky (Russian : K ; born April 16, 1940 in Saint Petersburg, then Leningrad) is a Russian performance poet who emigrated from the Soviet Union in 1978. Currently he lives in upstate New York. He is the publisher of "The Blue Lagoon Anthology of Modern Russian Poetry". Other publications include a collection of Russian poetry “The Living Mirror”. Kuzminsky appears in several documentary films, among them two by Andrei Zagdansky : Vasya, a portrait of a close friend and Russian/ Soviet nonconformist artist Vasily Sitnikov and Konstantin and Mouse a.k.a. "Kostya and Mouse", a double-portrait of Konstantin Kuzminsky and his wife Emma, nicknamed Mouse.
Leib Kvitko (Russian : , Yiddish) (October 15, 1890 – August 12, 1952) was a prominent Yiddish poet, an author of well-known children's poems and a member of the Jewish Anti-Fascist Committee (JAC). He was one of the editors of Eynikayt (the JAC's newspaper) and of the Heymland, a literary magazine. He was executed in Moscow on August 12, 1952 together with twelve other members of the JAC, a massacre known as the Night of the Murdered Poets. Kvitko was rehabilitated in 1955.
Kwang-kyu, Kim
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Kim Kwang-kyu is a South Korean poet and translator.
Kyeong-nim, Shin
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Shin Kyeong-nim (Hangul) is a South Korean writer who is known as a "poet of the people"
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Morris Kyffin (c. 1555 – 1598) was a Welsh author and soldier, brother of the poet Edward Kyffin. He was also a friend of John Dee .
Joanne Kyger (born November 19, 1934) is an American poet. Her poetry is influenced by her practice of Zen Buddhism and her ties to the poets of Black Mountain, the San Francisco Renaissance, and the Beat generation .
Santo Kyoden ( , September 13, 1761 Edo – October 27, 1816) was a Japanese poet, writer and artist in the Edo period. His real name was Iwase Samuru ( ), and he was also known popularly as Kyoya Denzo (, kyoya denzo ). He is the brother of Santo Kyozan .
Kyoshi Takahama ( , Takahama Kyoshi , 22 February 1874 – 8 April 1959) was a Japanese poet active during the Showa period of Japan. His real name was Takahama Kiyoshi ( ) ; Kyoshi was a pen name given to him by his mentor, Masaoka Shiki .
' Kim Gu-yong ', pen name of Kim Kku (February 5, 1922 to December 28, 2001), was a poet and calligrapher living in what is now South Korea. His poetry showed the spirit of Taoism but also reflected Buddhism. He was a graduate of Seongkyungwan University (1955) and later a professor at the same school.
Kim Kyung-ju is a Korean poet and performance artist.