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L'Abbé, Sonnet
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Sonnet L'Abbé is a Canadian poet and critic. As a poet, L'Abbé writes about national identity, race, gender and language. She has been shortlisted for the 2010 CBC Literary Award for poetry and has won the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for most promising writer under 35. As a critic, she is a regular reviewer of fiction and poetry for The Globe and Mail and has written scholarly articles on Canadian contemporary poetry.
Ilmar Laaban, (11 December 1921, Tallinn, Estonia – 29 November 2000, Stockholm ) was an Estonian poet and publicist.
Laâbi, Abdellatif
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Abdellatif Laâbi is a Moroccan poet, born in 1942 in Fes, Morocco.
Labadie, Joseph
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Charles Joseph Antoine " Jo " Labadie (April 18, 1850 – October 7, 1933) was an American labor organizer, anarchist, social activist, printer, publisher, essayist, and poet.
Louise Labé, (c. 1520 or 1522, Lyon – April 25, 1566, Parcieux), also identified as La Belle Cordière, (The Beautiful Ropemaker), was a female French poet of the Renaissance, born at Lyon, the daughter of a rich ropemaker, Pierre Charly, and his second wife, Etiennette Roybet. A recent book has argued that the poetry ascribed to her was a feminist creation of a number of French male poets of the Renaissance (see below).
Louise Labé, (c. 1520 or 1522, Lyon – April 25, 1566, Parcieux), also identified as La Belle Cordière, (The Beautiful Ropemaker), was a female French poet of the Renaissance, born at Lyon, the daughter of a rich ropemaker, Pierre Charly, and his second wife, Etiennette Roybet. A recent book has argued that the poetry ascribed to her was a feminist creation of a number of French male poets of the Renaissance (see below).
Labi?, Nicolae
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Nicolae Labi (Romanian pronunciation:  [niko'la.e la'bi] ) (December 2, 1935, Poiana Marului, Suceava County, Romania – December 22, 1956, Bucharest ) was a Romanian poet.
Labid (Abu Aqil Labid ibn Rabi'ah ) (Arabic ) (c. 560 – c. 661) was an Arabian poet .
Labrat, Dunash ben
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Dunash ha-Levi ben Labrat (920-990) (Hebrew : ; Arabic : ) was a medieval Jewish commentator, poet, and grammarian of the Golden age of Jewish culture in Spain. He was, according to Moses ibn Ezra, born in Fes. The name Dunash being of Berber origin. In his youth he travelled to Baghdad to study with Saadia Gaon.
Labrie, Pierre
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Pierre Labrie (23 April 1972— ) is a Québécois poet, born at Mont-Joli, Quebec. He now lives in Trois-Rivières.. poet from Quebec
Lacey, Edward A.
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Edward A. Lacey (1938-1995) was a Canadian poet and translator, who was credited with publishing the first openly gay -identified collection of poetry in the history of Canadian literature.
Mike Ladd (born 1959) is an Australian poet and radio presenter.
Anna Laetitia Barbauld
Laetitia Barbauld, Anna
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Anna Laetitia Barbauld (/br'bold/, by herself possibly /br'bo/, as in French, née Aikin; 20 June 1743 – 9 March 1825) was a prominent English Romantic poet, essayist, and children's author.. English poet essayist literary critic editor and children's author
Laforgue, Jules
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Jules Laforgue (French:  [yl lafg] ; 16 August 1860 – 20 August 1887) was an Franco-Uruguayan poet, often referred to as a Symbolist poet. Critics and commentators have also pointed to Impressionism as a direct influence and his poetry has been called "part-symbolist, part-impressionist".
Hazin Lahiji (1692, Esfahan, Iran — 1766, Benares, India ) (Persian), is the pen-name of Mohammad Ali ibn Abi Taleb ibn Abd Allah, also known as Mohammad Ali ibn Abi Taleb Hazin Lahiji, Mohammad ibn Abi Taleb Gilani and Sheikh Mohammad Ali Hazin Lahiji. He was an Iranian poet and scholar, born into an eminent family in Esfahan. His ancestors were scholars and landowners from Gilan (see Lahijan ). In 1734 he emigrated to India where he contributed to the Persianization of the ruling élites. He regarded the Persian of the Indian writers with much contempt. Hazin Lahiji is considered to be one of the most prominent scholars of the Safavid era whose knowledge extended over the theological learning of his time as well as Natural Science, a fact testified by his extant writings.
Henri Cazalis (9 March 1840, Cormeilles-en-Parisis, Val-d'Oise – 1 July 1909) was a French physician who was a symbolist poet and man of letters and wrote under the pseudonyms of Jean Caselli and Jean Lahor. To describe several of his artist friends who were avant-garde painters he coined the term Les Nabis. The term drew a parallel between the way these painters aimed to revitalize painting (as prophets of modern art ) and the way the ancient prophets had rejuvenated Israel. Possibly the nickname arose because "most of them wore beards, some were Jews and all were desperately earnest".
Lahouti, Abolghasem
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Abolqasem Lahuti (1887 - 16 March 1957) (Tajik : , Persian), also transliterated as Abulqasim Lahuti and Abulqosim Lohuti, was a Persian poet and political activist who was active in Iran during the Persian Constitutional Revolution and in Tajikistan in the early Soviet era .
Uno Laht, (April 30, 1924 in Valga, Estonia – September 24, 2008 in Tallinn ) was an Estonian writer and poet who wrote about the characteristics of everyday Soviet life in poetry. Laht was a KGB officer who participated in arrests and deportations in 1940s. [ citation needed ]
Jarkko Laine (17 March 1947 – 19 August 2006) was a Finnish poet and a writer of prose and plays. He also translated American literature to Finnish.. Finnish poet writer playwright
Nicholas "Nick" Laird (born 1975) is a Northern Irish novelist and poet .
David John Lake (born 1929 in India ) is an Indian-born Australian science fiction writer, poet, and literary critic. He moved to Australia in 1967.
Lakhnavi, Munavvar
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Munavvar Lakhnavi (Urdu) was a Urdu poet who gained repute as a poet and also as a translator.
Lakshmikantham, Balijepalli
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Balijepalli Lakshmikantham or Lakshmikantha Kavi (Telugu : ) (23 December 1881 – 30 June 1953) actor, poet, screen writer, dramatist and freedom fighter. He is remembered for the masterpiece Harischandra (Satya Harischandriyamu) written in 1924, and for his works in Telugu cinema.
Purushottama Lal (August 28, 1929 – November 3, 2010) was an Indian poet, essayist, translator, professor and publisher. He was the founder and publisher of Writers Workshop in Calcutta, established in 1958.
Lally, Michael
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Mícheál Lally (born 1939), is an Irish writer and historian .
Philip Lamantia
Lamantia, Philip
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Philip Lamantia (October 23, 1927 - March 7, 2005) was an American poet and lecturer. Lamantia's visionary poems were ecstatic, terror-filled, and erotic which explored the subconscious world of dreams and linked it to the experience of daily life.. American poet and lecturer
Charles Lamb (London, 10 February 1775 – Edmonton, 27 December 1834) was an English essayist, best known for his Essays of Elia and for the children's book Tales from Shakespeare, which he produced with his sister, Mary Lamb (1764–1847). Lamb has been referred to by E.V. Lucas, his principal biographer, as the most lovable figure in English literature, and his influence on the English essay form surely cannot be overestimated.. English essayist and poet
Lamborghini, Leónidas
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Leónidas Lamborghini (1927–2009) was an Argentine writer and poet.
Peter Lamborn Wilson
Lamborn Wilson, Peter
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Hakim Bey (born Peter Lamborn Wilson, 1945), is an American political writer, essayist, and poet, known for first proposing the concept of the Temporary Autonomous Zone (TAZ), based, in part, on a historical review of pirate utopias.. American political and cultural writer essayist and poet
Lamdan, Yitzhak
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Yitzhak Lamdan (Hebrew : ) (born 7 November 1899; died 17 November 1954) was a Russian-born Israeli poet, translator, editor and Hebrew columnist.
Lampman, Archibald
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Archibald Lampman, FRSC (17 November 1861 – 10 February 1899) was a Canadian poet. "He has been described as 'the Canadian Keats ;' and he is perhaps the most outstanding exponent of the Canadian school of nature poets." The Canadian Encyclopedia says that he is "generally considered the finest of Canada 's late 19th-century poets in English ."
Tim Lander (born February 26, 1938) is a Canadian poet .
Landor, Walter Savage
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Lane, M. Travis
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Millicent Travis Lane (née Travis ) (born 23 September 1934) is an American - Canadian poet.
Patrick Lane (born March 26, 1939) is an award-winning Canadian poet. He has written in several other genres, including essays, short stories, and is the author of the novel Red Dog, Red Dog .
Lange, Johann de
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Johann de Lange (born 22 December 1959 in Pretoria, South Africa ) is an Afrikaans poet, short story writer and critic. He is renowned for being one of the foremost gay writers in Afrikaans, his most controversial book being Nagsweet ("Night sweat").
Langer, Jiri Mordecai
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Jiri Mordecai Langer: Jewish poet. Jiri Mordecai Langer poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Jiri Mordecai Langer biography.
Langeroodi, Shams
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Mohammad Shams Langeroodi (Persian) (b. November 17, 1950 in Langerood, Iran ) is a contemporary Iranian poet, author and university lecturer. He has researched extensively on different periods of Persian poetry, most famous of which has resulted in An Analytic History of Persian Modern Poetry in four volumes. He is currently in the process of publishing his second novel.
Eve Langley (1 September 1908 - circa 1 June 1974), born Ethel Jane Langley, was an Australian - New Zealand novelist and poet. Her novels belong to a tradition of Australian women's writing that explores the conflict between being an artist and being a woman.
Lanier, Emilia
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Emilia Lanier (1569–1645), also spelled Lanyer, was the first Englishwoman to assert herself as a professional poet through her single volume of poems, Salve Deus Rex Judaeorum (1611). Born Aemilia Bassano and part of the Lanier family tree, she was a member of the minor gentry through her father's appointment as a royal musician, and was apparently educated in the household by Susan Bertie, Countess of Kent. She was for several years the mistress of Henry Carey, 1st Baron Hunsdon, first cousin of Elizabeth I of England. She was married to her first cousin, court musician Alfonso Lanier, in 1592 when she became pregnant by Hunsdon, and the marriage was reportedly unhappy.
Lanier, Sidney
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Sidney Clopton Lanier (February 3, 1842 – September 7, 1881) was an American musician and poet .
Lansel, Peider
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Peider Lansel (August 15, 1863 - December 8, 1943) was a Swiss Romansh lyric poet. He is most known for having revived Rhaeto-Romansh as a literary language. His family was from Sent, Switzerland, (although he was born in Pisa ) and worked as a merchant, as well as being a poet.
Lanuza, Eduardo González
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Eduardo González Lanuza (July 11, 1900 - July 17, 1984) was an Argentine poet born in Santander, Spain. One of his best known work is " Poem for Being Recorded in a Phonograph Disc " (1932). He also was part of the Ultraist movement and one of the founders of Prisma and Proa magazines as well as contributor in Martín Fierro magazine.
Yitzhak Laor, (Hebrew: , born in Pardes Hanna, Israel, 1948) is an Israeli poet, author and journalist. He is the author of ten poetry books, three novels, three collections of short stories, two collections of essays and one play. He is mostly known for his poetry of political protest, particularly about the Lebanese War of 1982 and the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories. In his poem "In a Village whose Name I don't even know" he imagines himself stranded in a Lebanese village: "For a moment I hoped that I would be caught." His book The Myths of Liberal Zionism was published in English by Verso Books in February 2009.
Laozi (see other names and spelling variations ; Chinese : , English pronunciation: / l a ' d z / ; fl. 6th century BC ) was a philosopher of ancient China, best known as the author of the Tao Te Ching (often simply referred to as Laozi ). His association with the Tào Té Ching has led him to be traditionally considered the founder of philosophical Taoism (pronounced as "Daoism"). He is also revered as a deity in most religious forms of Taoist philosophy, which often refers to Laozi as Taishang Laojun, or "One of the Three Pure Ones ".
Lapathiotis, Napoleon
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Napoleon Lapathiotis (ap apat; 31 October 1888 – 7 January 1944) was a Greek poet. A native of Athens, he began writing and publishing poetry when he was eleven. In 1907, along with others, he established the Igiso (s, from the Attic Greek name Hegeso ) magazine, in which he published his works. In 1909, he graduated from the law school of the University of Athens. His first book of poems was published in 1939.
Haji Laq Laq (Urdu : , Hindi : ) (1898–1961), born Ata Muhammad, was a humorist, Urdu poet and journalist of the Indian subcontinent. He was commonly known Haji Laq Laq, and used also Laq Laq as a Takhalus (penname ).
Large, Josaphat-Robert
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Josaphat-Robert Large (born on November 15, 1942 in Jérémie, Haïti ) is a Haitian-American poet, novelist and art critic. His novel Les terres entourées de larmes [Shore surrounded with tears] won the prestigious Prix littéraire des Caraïbes (Caribbean literary Prize) in 2003. He was nominated for the Haitian grand Literary Prize of 2004, together with Edwidge Danticat, René Depestre, Frankétienne, Gary Klang, Dany Laferrière and Leslie Manigat (Ex President of Haiti, the winner of the Prize). Large was also one of the finalist at the Ushant ' (Ouessant in French) Literary Contest in 2002. [1]. He writes in both French and Haitian Creole. Josaphat-Robert Large is a member of " La Société des Gens de Lettres de France" (Society of French intellectuals), of the "Association des Écrivains de langue française" (Association of writers of French origin) and of the PEN Club America. Josaphat-Robert Large's work is becoming more and more important in the French literary world. The Society of French and francophone teachers of America has organized two colloquium on his literary production (specially his novels), one at Florida International University in 2001 and one at Fordham University in 2006. [2]. Large also participated in the famous festival Étonnants-Voyageurs in 2007 [3] and in 2008, he was one of the author in the great literary opening organized in Port-au-Prince by the Presses Nationales d'Haiti (National Press of Haiti).
Bruce Larkin (born January 23, 1957) is a children's book author and poet who writes in English and Spanish. Many of his works are published by Wilbooks, an educational publishing company. Bruce Larkin's books are primarily used to teach young children how to read. Larkin has authored more than 1000 books, both fiction and non-fiction, for beginner readers. Bruce Larkin is known for his philanthropic efforts in the field of literacy. In November and December 2009, Larkin donated over 400,000 books to schools all around the United States. Bruce was named the 2012 Children's Poet of the Year by the Literacy Empowerment Foundation.
Philip Larkin
Larkin, Philip
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Philip Arthur Larkin, CH, CBE, FRSL is widely regarded as one of the great English poets of the latter half of the twentieth century.. English poet and novelist
Laskaratos, Andreas
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Andreas Laskaratos (da asat, 1811–1901) was a satirical poet and writer from the Ionian island of Cefalonia or [Kefallinia]. He was excommunicated by the Greek Orthodox Church because his satire targeted many of the church's prominent members.
Rina Lasnier, GOQ (6 August 1915 – 9 May 1997) was a Canadian, Québécoise poet. Born in St-Grégoire d'Iberville= Mont-Saint-Grégoire, Quebec, she attended Collège Marguerite Bourgeoys and the Université de Montréal. Although she was the author of several plays, including Féerie indienne (1939), which was published as her first book, she is usually remembered as a poet.
Lasso, Ignacio
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Ignacio Lasso (1911 - 1943) was an Ecuadorian poet born in Quito. He was the mentor and founder of the magazine of the poets of Elan, a group integrated by Ecuadorian poets born between 1905 and 1920. He collaborated with several magazines of his time. Benjamin Carrión said of Lasso in 1937: "In spite of his brave incursions of high poetic value, Lasso is a poet with an American mind and European sensitivity. His legacy is more in line with the poets of ULISES in Mexico. We can clearly see the influence of the poet Jaime Torres Bodet ”.
Evelyn Lau (Chinese : ; Cantonese Yale : Lau Yee-Fun); (born July 2, 1971) is a Canadian poet and novelist.
Laugesen, Peter
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Peter Laugesen (born 5 March 1942 in Copenhagen) is a Danish poet and playwright who lives in Arhus .
Laughlin, James
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James Laughlin (October 30, 1914–November 12, 1997) was an American poet and literary book publisher who founded New Directions Publishers.. American poet publisher
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Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was a seminal African American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 "Ode to Ethiopia", one poem in the collection Lyrics of Lowly Life.. African American poet novelist and playwright
Lauwereyns, Jan
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Jan Lauwereyns (born 13 May 1969), full name Johan Marc José Lauwereyns, is a poet, essayist, and scientist. As a cognitive neuroscientist, he specializes in the voluntary control of attention and decision making. He has published articles in journals such as Nature, Neuron, and Trends in Cognitive Sciences, and the monograph The Anatomy of Bias with The MIT Press. As a multilingual poet, he gained an international reputation for innovative work.. Belgian poet writer and scientist
Laux, Dorianne
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Dorianne Laux (born January 10, 1952 Augusta, Maine) is an American poet.. American poet
Lawless, Emily
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The Hon. Emily Lawless (17 June 1845 – 19 October 1913) was an Irish novelist and poet from County Kildare. According to Betty Webb Brewer, writing in 1983 for the journal of the Irish American Cultural Institute, Éire/Ireland : "An unflagging unionist, she recognised the rich literary potential in the native tradition and wrote novels with peasant heroes and heroines, Lawless depicted with equal sympathy the Anglo-Irish landholders."
Lawrence, Anthony
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Anthony Lawrence (born 1957) is a contemporary Australian poet and novelist. Lawrence has received a number of Australia Council for the Arts Literature Board Grants and has won numerous awards for his poetry, including the inaugural Judith Wright Calanthe Award and the Gwen Harwood Memorial Prize. His most recent collection is Bark (University of Queensland Press ).
David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.
Lawrence, D. H.
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David Herbert Lawrence (11 September 1885 – 2 March 1930) was an English novelist, poet, playwright, essayist, literary critic and painter who published as D. H. Lawrence. His collected works represent an extended reflection upon the dehumanising effects of modernity and industrialisation. In them, Lawrence confronts issues relating to emotional health and vitality, spontaneity, and instinct.
Lawrence, David Herbert
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David Herbert Lawrence: English poet. David Herbert Lawrence poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, David Herbert Lawrence biography.
An Australian writer and poet.. Australian writer and poet; son of Louisa Lawson
Lawson, Louisa
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Louisa Lawson (née Albury) (17 February 1848 – 12 August 1920) was an Australian poet, writer, publisher, suffragist, and feminist. She was the mother of the poet and author Henry Lawson .
Robert Lax (1915–September 26, 2000) was an American poet, known in particular for his association with famed 20th century Trappist monk and writer Thomas Merton. A third friend of his youth, whose work sheds light on both Lax and Merton, was Ad Reinhardt. During the latter period of his life, Lax resided on the island of Patmos, Greece. Considered by some to be a self-exiled hermit, he nonetheless welcomed visitors to his home on the island, but did nothing to court publicity or expand his literary career or reputation.. American poet; friend of Thomas Merton
Layamon or Laghamon (US / ' l e m n / ; ['laamon] ), spelled Laamon or Laamonn in his time, occasionally written Lawman, was a poet of the late 12th/early 13th century and author of the Brut, a notable English poem that was the first English-language work to discuss the legends of Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Layamon describes himself in his poem as a priest, living at Areley Kings in Worcestershire. His poem provided inspiration for numerous later writers, including Sir Thomas Malory and Jorge Luis Borges, and had an impact on medieval history writing in England.
Layeq, Sulaiman
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Sulaiman Layeq (Pashto : - born 12 October 1930) was an Afghan politician, ideologue and poet.
Layton, Irving
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Irving Peter Layton, OC (March 12, 1912 – January 4, 2006) was a Romanian-born Canadian poet. He was known for his "tell it like it is" style which won him a wide following but also made enemies. As T. Jacobs notes in his biography (2001), Layton fought Puritanism throughout his life:. Romanian-born Canadian poet
Emma Lazarus was an American Jewish poet born in New York City. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1912.. American poet; best known for her poem The New Colossus
Lazowertówna, Henryka
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Henryka Lazowertówna (pron. x n ' r k a w a z v r ' t u v n a ; in full Henryka Wanda Lazowertówna ); also Henryka Lazowert, or wrongly Lazawert, (born 19 June 1909 in Warsaw ; died August 1942 at Treblinka ) was a Polish lyric poet. While in general deeply personal in nature and of great emotive intensity, her poetry is not devoid of social concerns and patriotic overtones. She is considered one of the most eminent Polish authors of Jewish descent.
Bronwyn Lea is a contemporary Australian poet, academic and editor .
Edward Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularized.. British artist illustrator author and poet
Lebensohn, Abraham Dob Bär
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Abraham Dob Bär Lebensohn (Traditional Jewish Lithuanian pronunciation : Ayvrohom Dov Beyr Leybenzon ) (born in Vilnius, Russian Empire c. 1789/1794; died there November 19, 1878) was a Lithuanian Jewish Hebraist, poet, and grammarian.
Lebensohn, Micah Joseph
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Micah Joseph Lebensohn (born in Vilnius, Lithuania, February 22, 1828; died there February 17, 1852) Litvak poet in Hebrew.
Lebkowicz, Lesley
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Lesley Lebkowicz (born 1946) is an Australian poet.
Leblanc, Gérald
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Gérald Leblanc (September 25, 1945 – May 30, 2005) was an Acadian poet notable for seeking his own Acadian roots and the current voices of Acadian culture. Leblanc was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick. He studied at the Université de Moncton and lived in Moncton, where he died in 2005. He also spent a good part of his life in New York City, which he loved.
Lebrun, Pierre-Antoine
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Pierre-Antoine Lebrun (French pronunciation:  [pj ~twan lbœ~] ; 29 November 1785 – 27 May 1873) was a French poet .
Joanna Lech (born January 25, 1984 in Rzeszów, Poland ) - Polish poet and writer. Author of Zapasc and Nawroty (nominated for NIKE Literary Award 2011 ). Graduate of the Literary-Arts faculty of Jagiellonian University in Kraków. Lives in Kraków .
Jan Lechon (1899–1956), Polish poet, literary and theater critic, diplomat; co-founder of the Skamander literary movement
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Félix Leclerc, OC   GOQ (August 2, 1914 – August 8, 1988) was a French-Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, writer, actor and Québécois political activist. He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada on December 20, 1968. Leclerc was posthumously inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame for his songs Moi, mes souliers (Me, My Shoes) and Le tour de l'Île in 2006.
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Francis Edward Ledwidge (19 August 1887 – 31 July 1917) was an Irish war poet from County Meath. Sometimes known as the "poet of the blackbirds", he was killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele during World War I.. Irish war poet
David Lee (born 1966) is an American poet.. American poet
Dennis Beynon Lee, OC, MA (born August 31, 1939) is a Canadian poet, teacher, editor, and critic born in Toronto, Ontario. He is also a children's writer, well known for his book of children's rhymes, Alligator Pie.. Canadian poet teacher editor and critic
John Busteed Lee (born 1951) is a Canadian author and poet who is presently Poet Laureate of Brantford, Ontario. He has received more than 60 prestigious international awards for poetry.
Laurence Edward Alan "Laurie" Lee, MBE (26 June 1914 – 13 May 1997) was an English poet, novelist, and screenwriter, raised in the village of Slad, and went to Marling School, Gloucestershire. His most famous work was an autobiographical trilogy which consisted of Cider with Rosie (1959), As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning (1969) and A Moment of War (1991). The first volume recounts his childhood in the Slad Valley. The second deals with his leaving home for London and his first visit to Spain in 1935, and the third with his return to Spain in December 1937 to join the Republican International Brigades .
Li-Young Lee (, pinyin : Li Lìyáng) (born August 19, 1957) is an American poet. He was born in Jakarta, Indonesia, to Chinese parents. His maternal grandfather was Yuan Shikai, China's first Republican President, who attempted to make himself emperor. Lee's father, who was a personal physician to Mao Zedong while in China, relocated his family to Indonesia, where he helped found Gamaliel University. His father was exiled and spent 19 months in an Indonesian prison camp in Macau. In 1959 the Lee family fled the country to escape anti-Chinese sentiment and after a five-year trek through Hong Kong and Japan, they settled in the United States in 1964. Li-Young Lee attended the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Arizona, and the State University of New York at Brockport .
Joy Leftow, born in Washington Heights in New York City, is an American poet, fiction writer, and essayist. Leftow's poetry is narrative and lyrical, and each poem tells a complete story. Some poems have gained critical acclaim, such as Tupelo Honey, Advancing on Satori, and the more recent, Being Jewish, My Mother, and I Sing The Blues For You Today, all of which have been published in several journals. Her poems are often gritty and raw urban tales based on her unique observations and experience. Familiar themes in her work encompass analysis of identity and inclusion and family and social issues. She covers themes of overall inclusion and exclusion into various groups in general (the nuclear family) and organizations. Her Jewish identity has become another developing theme.
Leggott, Michele
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Michele Joy Leggott MNZM (born 1956) is a New Zealand poet, and Professor of English at the University of Auckland. She was born in Stratford, New Zealand, and received her secondary education at New Plymouth Girls High School, before attending the University of Canterbury where she completed an MA in English in 1979. She then moved to Canada to do a PhD at the University of British Columbia. Her dissertation was on the American poet Louis Zukofsky and was published in America as Reading Zukovsky’s "80 Flowers" (1989).
Legris, Sylvia
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Sylvia Legris (born 1960) is a Canadian poet .
David Lehman (born 1948), American poet, editor
Lehmann, Geoffrey
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Geoffrey Lehmann (born 28 June 1940) is an Australian poet, children's writer, and tax lawyer. Lehmann grew up in McMahon's Point, Sydney, and attended the Shore School in North Sydney. He graduated in arts and law from the University of Sydney in 1960 and 1963 respectively. In 1961, he demonstrated in a student newspaper article that fellow student Robert Hughes had published plagiarised poetry by Terence Tiller and others, and a drawing by Leonard Baskin.
Mani Leib (1883–1953; also: Mani Leyb, pseudonym of Mani Leib Brahinsky; Yiddish) was a Yiddish -language poet, born in Nizhyn, Chernihiv Oblast, Ukraine, then in the Russian Empire. He was one of eight children; his father sold furs, hides, and animals at regional fairs. His mother supported the family selling hens, geese and eggs. In A mayse vegn zikh" (A Story About Myself), he describes her as a fount of spontaneous rhymes, poems, and epigrams.
Eino Leino (6 July 1878, Paltamo, Kainuu - 10 January 1926, Tuusula, Uusimaa) was a Finnish poet and journalist and is considered one of the pioneers of Finnish poetry. His poems combine modern and Finnish folk elements. The style of much of his work is like the Kalevala and folk songs. Nature, love, and despair are frequent themes in Leino's work. He is beloved and widely read in Finland today.. Finnish poet and journalist
Leipoldt, C. Louis
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Dr. Christian Frederik Louis Leipoldt (28 December 1880 – 12 April 1947) was a South African poet, who wrote in the Afrikaans language. Together with Jan F. E. Celliers and J. D. du Toit (published as Totius ), he was one of the leading figures in the poetry of the Second Afrikaans Movement. Apart from poetry, Louis Leipoldt (Loo-ee LAY-polt) wrote novels, plays, stories, children's books, cookbooks and a travel diary. He is numbered amongst the greatest of the Afrikaner poets and he was described by D. J. Opperman, himself a noted South African poet, as "our most versatile artist".
H. Leivick (pen name of Leivick Halpern, December 25, 1888 – December 23, 1962) was a Yiddish language writer, known for his 1921 "dramatic poem in eight scenes" The Golem. He also wrote many highly political, realistic plays, including "Shop." He adopted the pen name of Leivick to avoid being confused with Moyshe-Leyb Halpern, another prominent Yiddish poet.
Leminski, Paulo
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Paulo Leminski Filho (Curitiba, August 24, 1944 – Curitiba, June 7, 1989) was a Brazilian poet and writer. He took pride in being of mixed Polish and African descent.
Lenau, Nikolaus
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Nikolaus Lenau was the nom de plume of Nikolaus Franz Niembsch Edler von Strehlenau (25 August 1802 – 22 August 1850), a German-language Austrian poet .
Susan Jennifer Lenier (born 9 October 1957) is an English writer. She published two books of poetry and a number of plays.. English poet and playwright
Lenin, Lalitha
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Lalitha Lenin (Malayalam: ; born 17 July 1946, Thrithalloor, Thrissur, Kerala) is a renowned Indian poet in Malayalam.. Indian poet
Lenngren, Anna Maria
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Anna Maria Lenngren (née Malmstedt ; June 18, 1754 – March 8, 1817) was a Swedish writer, poet, translator and salonist. She is one of the best-known Swedish woman poets.
Haim Lensky (1905 – 1942 or 1943), also Hayyim Lensky, was a Russian poet who wrote in Hebrew. He wrote the bulk of his verse while imprisoned in several Soviet labor camps from 1934 onward.
John Lent is a Canadian poet and novelist, as well as a college teacher of creative writing and literature. He has published ten books from 1978 to 2012. His book, So It Won't Go Away, was shortlisted for the 2006 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Lent’s fiction and poetry have appeared for years in magazines across Canada, including: The Malahat Review, Event, Dandelion, Grain, The Wascana Review, NeWest Review, Prairie Fire, CV2, New Quarterly, Waves, Matrix, The Fiddlehead, and The Antigonish Review. Lent has read from his work in many cities in Canada, and internationally. Lent has also published critical articles on the work of Malcolm Lowry, Thomas DeQuincey, Wyndham Lewis, Tom Wayman, Kristjana Gunnars, Mavis Gallant, Dennis Brutus and Wilfred Watson .
Lentini, Giacomo da
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Giacomo da Lentini, also known as Jacopo (il ) Notaro, was an Italian poet of the 13th century. He was a senior poet of the Sicilian School and was a notary at the court of the Holy Roman emperor Frederick II. Giacomo is credited with the invention of the sonnet.
Leona, Jacopo da
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Jacopo da Leona, also spelt Iacopo (died 1277) was a medieval Italian jurist and poet .
John Leonard (born 1965) is an Australian poet.. Australian
Tom Leonard (born 1944) is a Scottish poet, writer and critic. He is best known for his poems written in the Glaswegian dialect of Scots, particularly his Six Glasgow Poems and The Six O'Clock News. His work frequently deals with the relationship between language, class and culture.
Leonard, William Ellery
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William Ellery Leonard (January 25, 1876, in Plainfield, New Jersey – May 2, 1944, in Madison, Wisconsin ) was an American poet, playwright, translator, and literary scholar.
Leopardi, Giacomo
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. Italian poet essayist philosopher and philologist
LePan, Douglas
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Douglas Valentine LePan, OC, FRSC (25 May 1914 – 27 November 1998) was a Canadian diplomat, poet, novelist and professor of literature.
Kalju Lepik (born in Koeru Parish on October 7, 1920; died in Tallinn on May 30, 1999) was an Estonian poet who lived as an exile for most of his life.
Lermontov, Mikhail
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Mikhail Yuryevich Lermontov (Russian: ´ ´ ´, IPA: ; October 15 1814 – July 27 1841), a Russian Romantic writer, poet and painter, sometimes called "the poet of the Caucasus", has become the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death in 1837. Lermontov is considered the supreme poet of Russian literature side by side with Pushkin and the greatest figure of Russian Romanticism. His influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times, not only through his poetry, but also through his prose, which has founded the tradition of Russian psychological novel.. Russian Romantic writer poet and painter
Benjamin S. Lerner (born February 4, 1979 in Topeka, Kansas) is an American poet, novelist, and critic. He was awarded the Hayden Carruth prize for his cycle of fifty-two sonnets, The Lichtenberg Figures. In 2004, Library Journal named it one of the year's twelve best books of poetry. The Lichtenberg Figures appeared in a German translation in 2010.. American poet novelist and critic
Lernet-Holenia, Alexander
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Alexander Lernet-Holenia was an Austrian poet, novelist, dramaturgist and writer of screenplays and historical studies who produced a heterogeneous literary opus that included poesy, psychological novels describing the intrusion of otherworldly or unreal experiences into reality, and recreational films.
Giora Leshem (born Moshe Giora Rotstein; 3 February 1940–14 March 2011 ) was an award-winning Israeli poet and translator and one of the founders of the Keshev poetry publishing house. At the time of his death, Keshev was the largest independent book publisher in Israel.
Hezi Leskli (1952-1994) was born in Rehovot, Israel. He studied dancing and art in the Netherlands. He worked as a painter and a choreographer, and published four books of poems. In 1992 he published Dutch Poetry - Four Imagined Dutch Poets and a Nonexistent Israeli Poet.
Lesmian, Boleslaw
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Boleslaw Lesmian (1877–1937), Polish poet, artist
Rika Lesser (born 1953 Brooklyn, New York) is a U.S. poet, and is a translator of Swedish and German literary works.. American poet translator
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Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (22 January 1729 – 15 February 1781) was a German writer, philosopher, dramatist, publicist and art critic, and one of the most outstanding representatives of the Enlightenment era. His plays and theoretical writings substantially influenced the development of German literature. He is widely considered by theatre historians to be the first dramaturg.
Letteris, Meir Halevi
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Max (Meïr Halevi or Myer Levi) Letteris (September 13, 1800, Zolkiev – May 19, 1871, Vienna ) was an Austrian Jewish scholar and the foremost poet of the Galician Haskala .
Leuthold, Heinrich
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Heinrich Leuthold (9 August 1827–1 July 1879) was a Swiss poet and translator, described by one critic as the writer "most endowed with genius" of the Munich literary circle, Die Krokodile.
Levertin, Oscar
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Oscar Ivar Levertin (17 July 1862, Norrköping – 22 September 1906) was a Swedish poet, critic and literary historian. Levertin was a dominant voice of the Swedish cultural scene from 1897, when he started writing influential high-profile essays and reviews in the daily paper Svenska Dagbladet .
Levertov, Denise
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. British-born American poet; associated with the Black Mountain poets
Primo Michele Levi (Italian:  ['primo 'lvi] ; 31 July 1919 – 11 April 1987) was an Italian Jewish chemist and writer. He was the author of several books and collections of short stories, essays, and poems. His best-known works include If This Is a Man (1947) (U.S.: Survival in Auschwitz ), his account of the year he spent as a prisoner in the Auschwitz concentration camp in Nazi -occupied Poland ; and his unique work, The Periodic Table (1975), linked to qualities of the elements, which the Royal Institution of Great Britain named the best science book ever written.
Amasai Levin (pronounced  ['amasai levin], Hebrew) (26 April 1936 – 16 April 2002) was an Israeli poet and translator. Levin is perhaps best known for his lyrics for Badad (Hebrew : ; "Alone"), a popular Hebrew song, famous for its performance by Zohar Argov and the subject of many subsequent renditions.
Hanoch Levin (December 18, 1943 – August 18, 1999; Hebrew ), was a prominent Israeli dramatist, theater director, author and poet, best known for his theater plays.
Levin (poet), Dana
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Dana Levin (born 1965) is a poet and teaches Creative Writing at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design. She also teaches in the Warren Wilson College MFA Program for Writers .
Levine, Philip
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. American poet; 2011–2012 US Poet Laureate 1995 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
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Amy Levy (10 November 1861 – 10 September 1889) was a British poet and novelist, best-remembered for her feminist positions and her engagement with homosexual romance during the Victorian era .
d.a. levy (October 29, 1942 – November 24, 1968), born Darryl Alfred Levy (later changed to Darryl Allan Levy), was an American poet, artist, and alternative publisher active during the 1960s, based in Cleveland, Ohio .
d.a. levy (October 29, 1942 – November 24, 1968), born Darryl Alfred Levy (later changed to Darryl Allan Levy), was an American poet, artist, and alternative publisher active during the 1960s, based in Cleveland, Ohio .
William Levy (born January 10, 1939), known as the Talmudic Wizard of Amsterdam and Dr. Doo-Wop, is the author of such works as The Virgin Sperm Dancer, Wet Dreams, Certain Radio Speeches of Ezra Pound and Natural Jewboy.. magazine editor short story writer and poet
Emma Lew (born 1962) is a contemporary Australian poet .
Alun Lewis (1 July 1915 – 5 March 1944) was a Welsh poet. He is one of the best-known English-language poets of the Second World War
an Irish author and scholar of mixed Irish, English, and Welsh ancestry.. novelist poet academic medievalist literary critic essayist lay theologian and Christian apologist from Belfast
Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963), commonly called C. S. Lewis and known to his friends and family as "Jack", was a novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, and Christian apologist. Born in Belfast, Ireland, he held academic positions at both Oxford University (Magdalen College), 1925–1954, and Cambridge University (Magdalene College), 1954–1963. He is best known both for his fictional work, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia, and The Space Trilogy, and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as Mere Christianity, Miracles, and The Problem of Pain .
Lewis, J. Patrick
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J. Patrick Lewis (born May 5, 1942) is an American poet and prose writer noted for his children's poems and other light verse. He worked as professor of economics before devoting himself full-time to writing in 1998.
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Saunders Lewis (born John Saunders Lewis) (15 October 1893 - 1 September 1985) was a Welsh poet, dramatist, historian, literary critic, and political activist. He was a prominent Welsh nationalist and a founder of the Welsh National Party (later known as Plaid Cymru). Lewis is usually acknowledged to have been among the most prominent figures of twentieth-century Welsh-language literature. Lewis was a 1970 Nobel nominee for literature, and in 2005 was voted 10th as Wales' 'greatest-ever person' in a BBC Wales poll.. Welsh poet dramatist historian literary critic and political activist
Lewis, Wyndham
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Percy Wyndham Lewis (18 November 1882 – 7 March 1957) was an English painter and author (he dropped the name 'Percy', which he disliked). He was a co-founder of the Vorticist movement in art, and edited the literary magazine of the Vorticists, BLAST. His novels include his pre–World War I–era novel Tarr (set in Paris), and The Human Age, a trilogy comprising The Childermass (1928), Monstre Gai and Malign Fiesta (both 1955), set in the afterworld. A fourth volume of The Human Age, The Trial of Man, was begun by Lewis but left in a fragmentary state at the time of his death. He also wrote two autobiographical volumes, Blasting and Bombardiering (1937) and Rude Assignment: A Narrative of my Career up-to-date (1950).. English painter and author
Lezama Lima, José
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José Lezama Lima (December 19, 1910 in Havana, Cuba - August 9, 1976 in Havana, Cuba) was a Cuban writer and poet who is considered one of the most influential figures in Latin American literature.. Cuban writer and poet
Yang Lian (Yáng Liàn) is a Chinese poet associated with the Misty Poets and also with the Searching for Roots school. He was born in Bern, Switzerland in 1955 and raised in Beijing, where he attended primary school.
Tim Liardet (born 1959), English poet, critic, professor
James Liddy (1934–2008) was an Irish poet, born in Dublin, Ireland. He is best known for his collections In A Blue Smoke (1964) and Blue Mountain (1968). The first volume of Liddy's memoir, The Doctor's House: An Autobiography, was published in 2004.
Carl Hindrik Sven Rudolphsson Lidman (June 30, 1882 – February 14, 1960)—military officer, poet, writer, and preacher, grandson of the priest Sven Lidman —was born in Karlskrona, became a sublieutenant in the Swedish royal army reserve in 1903, and studied law at Uppsala University. He then began a promising career as a celebrated poet with Pasiphaë (1904), Primavera (1905), Källorna (1906), and Elden och altaret (1907). He also wrote the dramas Imperia (1907) and Härskare (1908), before starting to write novels: Stensborg (1910), Thure Gabriel Silfverstååhl (1910), Carl Silfverstååhls upplevelser (2nd edition, 1912), Köpmän och krigare (3rd edition, 1911), Tvedräktens barn (1913), and Det levande fäderneshuset (1916). In 1917 he went through a religious revival, which came out in his novels Huset med de gamla fröknarna (5th edition, 1919), Såsom genom eld (5th edition, 1920), Bryggan håller (1923), and Personlig frälsning (1924). In 1921 he joined the fast-growing Swedish Pentecostal movement, became the editor of its magazine Evangelii Härold, and was considered the movement's second-leading person next to founder Lewi Pethrus .
Enrique Lihn Carrasco (3 September 1929 – 10 July 1988) was a Chilean poet, playwright, and novelist. The son of Enrique Lihn Doll and María Carrasco Délano, he married Ivette Mingram (1932–2008) and they had one daughter: Andrea María Lihn Mingram, an actress.
Tim Lilburn (born 27 June 1950) is a Canadian poet and essayist. He is the author of several critically acclaimed collections of poetry, including Kill-site, To the River, Moosewood Sandhills and his latest work Going Home. Successful even in the early stages of his career, Lilburn's second work, Tourist To Ecstasy, was shortlisted for the Governor's General's Award but failed to win.. Canadian poet and essayist
Lillard, Charles
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Charles "Red" Lillard (February 26, 1944 - March 27, 1997) was a poet and historian specializing in British Columbia, Southeast Alaska and the Pacific Northwest .
Kate Lilley (born 1960) is a contemporary Australian poet and academic .
Lima, Jorge de
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Jorge Mateus de Lima (April 23, 1893, União dos Palmares - November 15, 1953, Rio de Janeiro ) was a Brazilian politician, physician, poet, novelist, biographer, essayist, translator and painter. His poetry was initially composed in Alexandrine form, but he later became a modernist .
Tao Lin (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: , Pinyin: Lín Tao, born July 2, 1983) is an American novelist, poet, essayist, short-story writer, and artist. He has published three novels, two books of poetry, one short story collection, and one novella in print as well as an extensive assortment of online content. His third novel, Taipei, was published by Vintage on June 4, 2013.
Lindegren, Erik
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J. Erik Lindegren (August 5, 1910 – May 31, 1968) was a Swedish author, poet, critical writer and member of the Swedish Academy (1961–68, chair 17). Grandson of composer Johan Lindegren .
John Lindley is a freelance poet and creative writing tutor. An experienced performer, he has read at Ledbury Poetry Festival and at the Buxton and Edinburgh Fringe Festivals. He runs poetry workshops for writers’ groups, festivals and in prisons, schools, universities, youth clubs and day care centres, as well as for those with learning difficulties. Widely published and a prize-winner in a number of national competitions, his poetry has also been broadcast on radio. His ninth and latest collection, Dylan Thomas: Embers & Sparks was published in February 2014. He is a former 'Cheshire Poet Laureate' and 'Manchester Cathedral Poet of the Year'
Lindqvist, Ebba
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Ebba Helfrid Lindqvist -Galéen, born April 7, 1908, in Oscar Fredrik parish, Gothenburg, grew up in Grebbestad, dead 5 September 1995 in Varberg, was a Swedish writer (poet). She studied for a Master's degree in Uppsala and became a Swedish teacher at Göteborg upper secondary school for girls. Married in 1933 with business school graduate Ivar Galéen and eventually had three children. Poetry critic at Göteborgs Handels- och Sjöfartstidning (Gothenburg, Trade and Shipping Gazette) from 1949 to 1956. In Grebbestad, Tanum Municipality has established the memorial garden Ebba Lindqvist's Place with a bust by Per Agelii.
Lindsay, Sarah
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Lindsay, Vachel
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. American poet
Bei Ling (born December 28, 1959 in Beijing ) is a Chinese poet, and journal editor. He is usually associated with the Chinese misty poets.
Liontakis, Christoforos
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Christoforos Liontakis (Greek : stf t ) (b. Heraklion, Crete 1945) is an award winning Greek poet and translator. He read Law at the University of Athens and Philosophy of Law at Sorbonne, Paris. His first collection of poems was published in 1973.
Lioult de Chênedollé, Charles-Julien
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Charles-Julien Lioult de Chênedollé (4 November 1769 – 2 December 1833) was a French poet.
Martin Lipp (14 April  [ O.S. 2 April]  1854 in Vooru, Tarvastu Parish – 8 March 1923 in Tallinn ) was an Estonian poet. He is best known as the author of the poem "The Estonian Flag", which was set to the music of the then young composer Enn Võrk. That song became as popular to the Estonian people as the "Marseillaise" was to the French in the times of the French Revolution and also played an important role in the time of the Second Awakening in late 1980s.
Ewa Lipska, born October 8, 1945, in Kraków is a Polish poet from the generation of the Polish "New Wave." Collections of her verse have been translated into English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, German and Hungarian. She lives in Vienna and Kraków.
Lipuš, Cvetka
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Cvetka Lipuš (born 1966) is an Austrian poet writing in Slovenian .
Livesay, Dorothy
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Dorothy Kathleen May Livesay, OC   OBC   FRSC (October 12, 1909 – December 29, 1996) was a Canadian poet who twice won the Governor General's Award in the 1940s, and was "senior woman writer in Canada " during the 1970s and 1980s.
Livingston, Billie
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Billie Livingston is a Canadian novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Livingston grew up in Toronto and Vancouver, British Columbia. She lives in Vancouver.
Livingston Jr, Major Henry
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Livingstone, Douglas
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Douglas Livingstone (1932–1996) was a South African poet.
Llaety, Llywarch
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Llywarch Llaety (fl. c. 1140 – 1160) was a Welsh language court poet .
Llawdden (or Ieuan Llawdden) (fl. 1440-1480) was Welsh language poet and a priest.
Lleshanaku, Luljeta
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Luljeta Lleshanaku (b. 1968, Elbasan, Albania ) is an Albanian poet who is the recipient of the 2009 Vilenice Kristal prize for world poetry (past recipients have included Milan Kundera, Adam Zagajewski, Peter Handke, and Zbigniew Herbert .) She was educated in literature at the University of Tirana and was editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Zëri i rinisë (The Voice of Youth ). She then worked for the literary newspaper Drita. In 1996, she received the best book of the year award from the Eurorilindja Publishing House. In 1999, she took part in the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa. She is the author of four poetry collections, one volume of which has been translated into English: Fresco, available from New Directions. The writer, critic and editor Peter Constantine, in his introduction to Fresco, sums up her style in this way:
Llwyd, Gruffudd
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Gruffudd Llwyd (fl. c.1380–1410) was a Welsh language poet.
Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd (Dafydd Llwyd o Fathafarn), Dafydd
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Dafydd Llwyd ap Llywelyn ap Gruffudd, usually referred to as Dafydd Llwyd o Fathafarn (fl. c.1400–c.1490 was a Welsh language poet, a native of Mathafarn, Powys .
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Llywarch ap Llywelyn (fl. 1173–1220) was a medieval Welsh poet. He is also known by his bardic name, " Prydydd y Moch ".
Lochhead, Douglas
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Douglas Lochhead FRSC (March 25, 1922 – March 15, 2011) was a Canadian poet who lived in Sackville, New Brunswick, of which town he was the official poet laureate. Born in Guelph, Ontario, Lochhead served in the Canadian Army during the Second World War, later taking degrees at McGill University and the University of Toronto .
Terry James Locke (born 1946) Ph.D (1976) (Auck ) is a New Zealand poet, anthologist, poetry reviewer and academic.
Thomas Lodge (c. 1558 – September 1625) was an English dramatist and writer of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods.. English dramatist and writer of the Elizabethan and Jacobean periods
Logue, Christopher
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Christopher Logue, CBE (23 November 1926 – 2 December 2011) was an English poet associated with the British Poetry Revival and a pacifist.
Longenbach, James
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James Longenbach is an American critic and poet. His early critical work focused on modernist poetry, namely that of Ezra Pound, W.B. Yeats, and Wallace Stevens, but has come to include contemporary poetry as well. Longenbach has published four books of poems: Threshold, Fleet River, Draft of a Letter, and The Iron Key. One recent book of criticism, The Resistance to Poetry, has been described as a "compact and exponentially provocative book."
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An American poet.. American poet and educator
Longley, Michael
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Michael Longley, CBE (born 27 July 1939) is a poet from Belfast in Northern Ireland .
López, Danilo
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Danilo Lopez Roman (b. Nicaragua 1954) is an architect, translator, cultural promoter, and poet, who resides in Texas, United States. His work has appeared in many literary magazines in printed and electronic media, including Linden Lane magazine, Hayden's Ferry Review, Loch Raven Review, La Prensa Literaria, and El Pez y la Serpiente .
López, Gregorio
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Gregorio López y Fuentes (November 17, 1897 – December 10, 1966) was a Mexican novelist, poet, and journalist. He was one of the leading chroniclers of the Mexican Revolution .
López, Luis A.
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Luis A. López is an American poet and Filmmaker from San Jose, California. He has won numerous writing awards for his poetry and short stories. His book, Warrior-Poet of the Fifth Sun (ISBN 1-933037-52-0 ) is currently available.
López de Mendoza, marqués de Santillana, Íñigo
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Don Íñigo López de Mendoza y de la Vega, Marquis of Santillana (August 19, 1398 – March 25, 1458) was a Castilian politician and poet who held an important position in society and literature during the reign of John II of Castile .
Lorca, Federico García
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Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca (Spanish pronunciation:  [feðe'iko ar'i.a 'lorka] ; 5 June 1898 – 19 August 1936) was a Spanish poet, dramatist and theatre director. García Lorca achieved international recognition as an emblematic member of the Generation of '27. He was executed by Nationalist forces during the Spanish Civil War. In 2008, a Spanish judge opened an investigation into Lorca's death. The García Lorca family eventually dropped objections to the excavation of a potential gravesite near Alfacar. However, no human remains were found.
. Caribbean-American writer poet librarian and activist
Kito Lorenc (born March 4, 1938 in Schleife by Weißwasser ), grandson of the Sorbian writer Jakub Lorenc-Zaleski, is a Sorbian-German writer, lyric poet and translator.
Lorris, Guillaume de
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Guillaume de Lorris (c. 1200 – c. 1240) was a French scholar and poet from Lorris. He was the author of the first section of the Roman de la Rose. Little is known about him, other than that he wrote the earlier section of the poem around 1230, and that the work was completed forty years later by Jean de Meun .
William Ewart Gladstone Louw (31 May 1913 in Sutherland, formerly Cape Province, now Northern Cape Province in South Africa – 24 April 1980 in Stellenbosch, Western Cape Province, South Africa), was an Afrikaner poet and is in the main known to the literary world merely as W.E.G. Louw. He was the younger brother of the poet N.P. van Wyk Louw .
Louÿs, Pierre
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Pierre Louÿs (French:  [pj lu.i(s)], December 10, 1870 – June 6, 1925) was a French poet and writer, most renowned for lesbian and classical themes in some of his writings. He is known as a writer who sought to "express pagan sensuality with stylistic perfection." He was made first a Chevalier and then an Officer of the Légion d'honneur for his contributions to French literature.
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Thomas Love Peacock (18 October 1785 – 23 January 1866) was an English satirist and author.. English poet novelist
Lovelace, Richard
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Lovell Beddoes, Thomas
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Thomas Lovell Beddoes (June 30, 1803 – January 26, 1849) was an English poet and dramatist.. English poet dramatist and physician
Low, Jackson Mac
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Jackson Mac Low (September 12, 1922 – December 8, 2004) was an American poet, performance artist, composer and playwright, known to most readers of poetry as a practioneer of systematic chance operations and other non-intentional compositional methods in his work, which Mac Low first experienced in the musical work of John Cage, Earle Brown, and Christian Wolff. He was married to the artist Iris Lezak from 1962 to 1978, and to the poet Anne Tardos from 1990 until his death. An early affiliate of Fluxus (he co-published An Anthology of Chance Operations ) and stylistic progenitor of the Language poets, Mac Low cultivated ties with an eclectic array of notable figures in the postwar American avant-garde, including Nam June Paik, Kathy Acker, Allen Ginsberg, and Arthur Russell. His work has been published in more than 90 anthologies and periodicals and read publicly, exhibited, performed, and broadcast in North and South America, Europe, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand. He read, performed, and lectured in New York and throughout North America, Europe, and New Zealand, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Asnières, Paris, Bouliac (near Bordeaux), Marseilles, Buffalo, Philadelphia, and New York.
. American poet of the imagist school; 1926 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
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Robert Traill Spence Lowell IV was an American poet, considered the founder of the confessional poetry movement. He was appointed the sixth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress where he served from 1947 until 1948. He won the Pulitzer Prize in both 1947 and 1974 and the National Book Award in 1960.. American poet confessional poetry movement; 1947 & 1974 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry; 1947 US Poet Laureate
Patricia Louise Lowther (née Tinmuth ) (July 29, 1935 – September 24, 1975) was a Canadian poet. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she grew up in the neighboring city of North Vancouver .
Mina Loy born Mina Gertrude Löwry (December 27, 1882 – September 25, 1966) was an artist, poet, playwright, novelist, Futurist, actress, Christian Scientist, designer of lamps, and bohemian. She was one of the last of the first generation modernists to achieve posthumous recognition. Her poetry was admired by T. S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Gertrude Stein, Francis Picabia and Yvor Winters, among others.. English artist poet playwright novelist Futurist actress Christian Scientist designer of lamps and bohemian
Loynaz, Dulce María
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Dulce María Loynaz (10 December 1902 - 27 April 1997) was a Cuban poet.
Lublin, Biernat of
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Biernat of Lublin (Polish : Biernat z Lublina, Latin Bernardus Lublinius, ca. 1465 – after 1529) was a Polish poet, fabulist, translator and physician. He was one of the first Polish-language writers known by name, and the most interesting of the earliest ones. He expressed plebeian, Renaissance and religiously liberal opinions.
Luca, Esteban de
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Esteban de Luca (August 2, 1786 — May 17, 1824) was an Argentine military officer, poet, and government official during the nation's early years.
Luca, Gherasim
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Gherasim Luca (or Gherashim Luca) (23 July 1913 – 9 February 1994) was a Surrealist theorist and Romanian poet. He is frequently cited in the works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari.. Surrealist theorist and Romanian poet
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Gherasim Luca (or Gherashim Luca ; 23 July 1913 – 9 February 1994) was a Surrealist theorist and Romanian poet. He is frequently cited in the works of Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari .
Marcus Annaeus Lucanus (November 3, 39 AD – April 30, 65 AD), better known in English as Lucan, was a Roman poet, born in Corduba (modern-day Córdoba ), in the Hispania Baetica. Despite his short life, he is regarded as one of the outstanding figures of the Imperial Latin period. His youth and speed of composition set him apart from other poets.
Lucebert (/ ' l u t b r t / ; Lubertus Jacobus Swaanswijk; 15 September 1924 – 10 May 1994) was a Dutch artist who first became known as the poet of the COBRA movement.
Lucilius is the nomen used by men of the gens Lucilia of ancient Rome .
Titus Lucretius Carus (c. 99 BC – c. 55 BC) was a Roman poet and philosopher. His only known work is the epic philosophical poem De rerum natura about the beliefs of Epicureanism, and which is translated into English as On the Nature of Things or "On the Nature of the Universe".
Ludhianvi, Sahir
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Sahir Ludhianvi (8 March 1921 – 25 October 1980) was a popular Urdu poet and Hindi lyricist, who worked extensively in Hindi films. Sahir Ludhianvi is his pseudonym. He won the Filmfare Award twice, in 1964 and 1977, and in 1971 was awarded the Padma Shri. The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released a Commemorative Postage Stamp on his birth anniversary on 8 March 2013 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. His biography, Sahir Ludhianvi: The People's Poet, is being published by HarperCollins.
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Johan Ludvig Runeberg (5 February 1804, Jakobstad – 6 May 1877, Porvoo) was a Finnish poet, and is the national poet of Finland. He wrote in the Swedish language.. Finnish poet; national poet of Finland wrote in the Swedish language
Lugn, Kristina
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Gunhild Bricken Kristina Lugn (Swedish:  [kistina 'ln] ; born 14 November 1948) is a Swedish poet and dramatist and member of the Swedish Academy. She was born in Tierp, Uppland and was raised in Skövde, Västergötland, and after finishing her academic education she has devoted her time to poetry, as literary critic and a playwright. Since 1972 she has published seven books of poetry. Since the 1990s Lugn also belongs to the most beloved and appreciated playwrights of today's Sweden. Her plays have been staged at the Dramaten (the Swedish Royal Dramatic Theatre), Stockholms stadsteater (Stockholm City Theatre ) and at Teater Brunnsgatan Fyra, a.o. Much appreciated by the Swedish audience, she touches subjects of loneliness, death and middle-age crises with irony, cynicism and black humour. She has been awarded several awards.
Luigdech, Beccán mac
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Beccán mac Luigdech was a 7th-century Irish poet and monk of Iona. He is known for having composed two vernacular poems, Fo réir Choluimb ("Bound to Colum") and Tiugraind Beccáin ("The last verses of Beccán"), which were written c. 640 in praise of St Columba, the founder of Iona. Along with Amra Choluim Cille, the fragment of the Life of St Cumméne (Cummian) and Adomnán 's Life of Columba, the poems offer a contemporary glimpse of the monastic familia of Iona in the 7th century. Beccán has been identified with the Beccán solitarius ("hermit, anchorite") who along with Ségéne, abbot of Iona, was addressed in a letter written by Cumméne in c. 632-3 concerning the Easter controversy. He may also be the Beccán of Rùm, whose death is recorded in the entry for 677 in the Annals of Ulster.
Luis Rodríguez Pittí, José
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José Luis Rodríguez Pittí (born 29 March 1971) is a contemporary writer and documentary photographer. He was born in Panamá.. Panamanian poet and artist
Lukic, Tatjana
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Tatjana Lukic (born 25 August 1959 in Osijek, former Yugoslavia, died 10 August 2008 in Canberra, ACT ) was a Croatia born Australian poetry editor and poet .
Luminet, Jean-Pierre
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Jean-Pierre Luminet (born 1951) is a French astrophysicist, writer and poet, specialized in black holes and cosmology. He works as research director for the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique ), and is a member of the Laboratoire Univers et Théories (LUTH) of the observatory of Paris-Meudon. He also serves on the Astronomical Review Editorial Board.
Lumsden, Roddy
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Roddy Lumsden (born 1966) is a Scottish poet, who was born in St Andrews. He has published five collections of poetry, a number of chapbooks and a collection of trivia, as well as editing a generational anthology of British and Irish poets of the 1990s and 2000s, Identity Parade, among other anthologies.
Lundkvist, Artur
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Artur Lundkvist (3 March 1906 in Perstorp Municipality, Skåne County – 11 December 1991 in Solna, Stockholm County ) was a Swedish writer, poet and literary critic. He was a member of the Swedish Academy from 1968.
Zhao Luorui (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; pinyin : Zhào Luóruí, aka Lucy Chao ) (1912–1998) was a Chinese poet and translator .
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Mario Luzi (20 October 1914 – 28 February 2005) was an Italian poet.. Italian poet
Luzzatto, Samuel David
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Samuel David Luzzatto (Hebrew : ) was an Italian Jewish scholar, poet, and a member of the Wissenschaft des Judentums movement. He is also known by his Hebrew acronym, Shadal (").
Lyacos, Dimitris
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Dimitris Lyacos (µt ) (born on October 19, 1966) is a contemporary Greek poet and playwright. He was born and raised in Athens where he studied Law. From 1988-1991 he lived in Venice, then moved to London, studied philosophy at University College London and stayed there for thirteen years. He is currently based in Berlin .
John Lydgate of Bury (c. 1370 – c. 1451) was a monk and poet, born in Lidgate, Suffolk, England.. English monk and poet
John Lyly (Lilly or Lylie) (c. 1553 or 1554 – November 1606) was an English writer, best known for his books Euphues,The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England. Lyly's linguistic style, originating in his first books, is known as Euphuism.. English writer poet dramatist playwright and politician
Lyttelton, George
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George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton PC (17 January 1709 – 24 August 1773), known as Sir George Lyttelton, Bt between 1751 and 1756, was a British politician and statesman and a patron of the arts.. British politician poet statesman and a patron of the arts