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Yusuf Nabi (1642 – 10 April 1712) was a Turkish Divan poet in the court of Mehmet IV. He was famous for "his brilliant lyrics filled with popular sayings and critiques of the age and verses commenorating innumerable important occasions."
Nabokov, Vladimir
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Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov (Russian: ´ ´ ´, pronounced ; 22 April 1899c – 2 July 1977) was a multilingual Russian novelist and short story writer. Nabokov wrote his first nine novels in Russian, then rose to international prominence as a master English prose stylist. He also made contributions to entomology and had an interest in chess problems.. multilingual Russian novelist poet and short story writer
Naderpour, Nader
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Nader Naderpour (6 June 1929 – 18 February 2000) was an Iranian -born poet. Among many Iranian poets who shaped up the New Persian Poetry or New Poetry (in Persian : Sher-e Now), Ali Esfandiari, aka Nima Yooshij, Parviz Natel Khanlari, Nader Naderpor, Forough Farrokhzad, Mehdi Akhavan Saless, Sohrab Sepehri, Feraydoon Moshiri, Siavosh Kasraii, Ahmad Shamloo, Hooshang Ebtehaaj, and Mohammad Reza Shaffii Kadkani are considered to be the most famous, skillful, and professional. Though Nima Yooshij (1896–1960) is known as the Father of New Persian Poetry, aka Nimaii Poetry or Sher-e Nimaii, according to a number of eminent and highly respected literary and poetry scholars Nader Naderpour is considered as the first Iranian poet who opened up exciting vistas of the new Persian poetry.
Saeed Nafisi (also Naficy ) (8 June 1895 - November 13, 1966) was an Iranian scholar, fiction writer and poet. He was a prolific writer in Persian.
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Hideo Nagata (, Nagata Hideo ) (13 May 1885 - 5 May 1949) was a poet and playwright in Showa period Japan. He also was a scriptwriter.
Nagatsuka, Takashi
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Takashi Nagatsuka ( , Nagatsuka Takashi , April 3, 1879–February 8, 1915) was a Japanese poet and novelist. According to prominent historian Ann Waswo, Nagatsuka Takashi was born into a landowning family.
Dr. Anis Nagi (Urdu) is a Pakistani poet, novelist and critic. He has retired from government service.
Ibrahim Nagi (Arabic) (1898–1953) was an Egyptian poet. Nagi was also a doctor in internal medicine. Nagi's most famous poem is "El Atlal" or "The Ruins" which was eventually sung by famous Egyptian singer Om Kalthoom. He was a co founder of the Cairo Society for Romantic Poetry. He married Samia Sami and had three daughters: Amira (who had a daughter named Samia and a son named Mohammed), Dawheya (who went to live in America and had a son- Ahmad, and a daughter- Shahira), and Mohassen.
Naheed, Kishwar
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Kishwar Naheed (Urdu) (born 1940) is a feminist Urdu poet from Pakistan. She has written several poetry books. She has also received awards including Sitara-e-Imtiaz for her literary contribution towards Urdu literature.
Naidu, Sarojini
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Sarojini Naidu, (born as Sarojini Chattopadhyaya / ) also known by the sobriquet as The Nightingale of India, was a child prodigy, Indian independence activist and poet. Naidu was one of the formers of the Indian Constitution. Naidu was the first Indian woman to become the President of the Indian National Congress and the first woman to become the Governor of Uttar Pradesh state. Her birthday is celebrated as women's day all over India.
Naini, Majid M.
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Majid M. Naini is a leading scholar of Rumi, the 13th century Persian mystic (Sufi ). Rumi has been the best-selling poet in the U.S. for the past several years.
Nair, Edasseri Govindan
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Edasseri Govindan Nair (December 23, 1906 – October 16, 1974) was a prominent Indian poet from Kerala who wrote in his native Malayalam tongue. His works include 19 books and over 300 poems in 10 anthologies, 6 books of plays and a collection of essays.
Nair, P. Kunhiraman
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P. Kunhiraman Nair (4 October 1905 – 27 May 1978), also known as Mahakavi P, was a renowned Malayalam poet whose works romanticised the natural beauty of his home state of Kerala in southern India and juxtaposed it with the hard realities of his life and times.
Nair, Rukmini Bhaya
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Rukmini Bhaya Nair is an eminent linguist, award winning poet, writer and critic of India. She won the First Prize in the All India Poetry Competition in 1990 organized by The Poetry Society (India) in collaboration with British Council.
Nairang, Syed Ghulam Bhik
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Syed Ghulam Bhik Nairang (September 26, 1876 - October 16, 1952), also known as Meer Nairang, was a distinguished lawyer, a poet and a prominent Indian Muslim leader. He held office with the All-India Muslim League, India, pre- partition (1947). He was close friends with Allama Muhammad Iqbal, a college-mate and fellow poet. His compilation of poetry - Kalaam-e-Nairang was published in 1980s from Karachi.
Najara, Israel ben Moses
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Israel ben Moses Najara (c. 1555, Damascus – c. 1625, Gaza ) (Heb. ' Yisrael ben Moshe Najarah ) was a Jewish liturgical poet, preacher, Biblical commentator, kabbalist, and rabbi of Gaza.
Nakafumi, Fujiwara no
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Fujiwara no Nakafumi (also Nakafun, 923–992, Japanese: ) was a middle Heian waka poet and Japanese nobleman. He is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals .
Nakahara, Chuya
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Chuya Nakahara ( , Nakahara Chuya ) (29 April 1907 – 22 October 1937) was a Japanese poet active during the early Showa period of Japan .
Nakajo, Fumiko
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Fumiko Nakajo (Nakajo Fumiko, real name Noe Fumiko, November 25, 1922 in Obihiro, Hokkaido, Japan - August 3, 1954 in Sapporo ) was a tanka poet. She died at the age of 31 after a turbulent life and a great struggle against breast cancer - all recorded in her poetry.
Nakamaro, Abe no
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Abe no Nakamaro ( , c. 698 – c. 770), also known as Chao Heng (, Choko in Japanese), was a Japanese scholar, administrator, and waka poet in the Nara period.
Nakatsukasa (, 912–991) was a Japanese Waka poet from the middle Heian period. Nakatsukasa was the granddaughter of Emperor Uda and the daughter of poet Lady Ise. She is one of only five women numbered as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals. (She married another of the famous thirty-six, Minamoto no Saneakira .
Nakkeerar is a medieval Tamil poet from Madurai. He is renowned for his most famous work Tirumurukarruppatai. He was also the author of another work called Iraiyanar Akapporul. He must not to be confused with an earlier Nakkirar from 250 AD, who had also composed some very fine anthologies like Nedu-nal-vadai in Sangam literature.
Kim Nam-jo is a Korean poet.
Choe Nam-seon (April 26, 1890- October 10, 1957) was a prominent modern Korean historian, pioneering poet and publisher, and a leading member of the Korean independence movement. He was born into a jungin (class between aristocrats and commoners) family in Seoul, Korea, under the late Joseon Dynasty, and educated in Seoul.
Nambiar, Kunchan
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Kalakkathu Kunchan Nambiar (Malayalam : , kuñcan Nampyar ) was an early Malayalam language poet, performer, satirist and the inventor of local art form Ottamtullal. He is often considered as the master of Malayalam satirist poetry.
Namboothiri, Poonthanam
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Poonthanam (Malayalam ) (1547-1640AD) was a famous devotee of Guruvayurappan, who lived in Keezhattoor in (Malappuram district), Kerala, India. He was a famous devotee of Lord Krishna (Guruvayurappan ). He is remembered for his masterpiece, Jnanappana which means 'the song of wisdom' in Malayalam. Jnanappana has been transcreated into English by poet cum writer Dr Gopi Kottoor, the book "Poonthanam's Hymns - The Fountain Of God" is published by Writer's workshop Calcutta. Poonthanam was the family name, his personal name is not known.
Namboothiri, Vishnunarayanan
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Vishnu Narayanan Namboodiri (born June 2, 1939) is a poet and figure in Malayalam literature .
Ota Nampo ( , April 19, 1749 – May 16, 1823) was the most oft-used penname of Ota Tan, a late Edo period Japanese poet and fiction writer. He wrote primarily in the comedic forms of kyoshi, derived from comic Chinese verse, and kyoka, derived from waka poetry. His pennames also include Yomo no Akara, Yomo Sanjin, Kyokaen, and Shokusanjin .
Nandy, Pritish
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Pritish Nandy (born 15 January 1951) is an Indian poet, painter, journalist, politician, media and television personality, animal activist and film producer. He was member of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Indian parliament representing Maharashtra based party Shiv Sena. He has published a number of poetry books in English and translated poems by other writers from Bengali and Urdu into English.
Nanmor, Dafydd
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Dafydd Nanmor (fl. 1450 – 1490) was a Welsh language poet born at Nanmor (or Nantmor), in Gwynedd, north-west Wales. He is one of the most significant poets of this period.
Rhys Nanmor (fl. 1480–1513) was a Welsh language poet who lived in Nanmor, near Beddgelert in North Wales .
Nanseolheon, Heo
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Heo Nanseolheon (1563–1589), born Heo Chohui, was a prominent Korean female poet of the mid Joseon dynasty. She was the younger sister of Heo Pong, a minister and political writer, and elder to Heo Gyun (1569–1618), a prominent writer of the time and credited as the author of The Tale of Hong Gildong. Her own writings consisted of some two hundred poems written in Chinese verse (hanshi), and two poems written in hangul (though her authorship of the hangul poems is contested).
Syed Mohsin Naqvi (1947-1996) was a renowned Pakistani poet.
Naraghi, Akhtar
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Akhtar Naraghi is a Canadian poet, writer and scholar. She holds a doctorate in English literature from McGill University and works in English. Her novels are all written in the first person, and revolve around the narrator's efforts to make a home in new surroundings, in different cultures. She has published four novels, in the first three of which – The Big Green House (1994; short-listed for the QSPELL Hugh McLennan Prize for Fiction in 1995), Blue Curtains (1999) and With Mara That Summer (2004) – the narrator-protagonist recounts episodes from her life, beginning in early childhood and ending with her declining years. Her latest novel, On the Train to My Village (2011), is a story of love and the artist's existence partly inspired by the author's time spent in the Gaspé region of Quebec. Her work has been translated into French, Persian and German.
Narasimhaswamy, K. S.
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Dr. K. S. Narasimhaswamy (26 January 1915 – 27 December 2003) was a prominent Indian poet in the Kannada language. His most popular collection of poems Mysooru Mallige has seen more than thirty two reprints and sought as an ideal gift for newly married couples in Karnataka. Narasimhaswamy has been conferred many prestigious awards including Sahitya academy award and Kannada sahitya academy award.
Narayan, Kunwar
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Narekatsi, Grigor
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Grigor Narekatsi or Grigor Narekatsi () (951–1003) is a canonized saint. He was an Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher and theologian, born into a family of writers. His father, Khosrov, was an archbishop. He lost his mother very early, so he was educated by his cousin, Anania of Narek, who was the founder of the monastery and school of the village. Almost all of his life he lived in the monastery of Narek (in Vaspurakan, Greater Armenia, now Turkey ) where he taught at the monastic school. He is the author of mystical interpretation on the Song of Songs (977) and numerous poetic writings. Narekatsi's poetry is deeply biblical and is penetrated with images, themes and realities of sacred history, distinguished with intimate, personal character. The mystical poem "Book of Lamentations" (published in 1673 in Marseille ) has been translated into many languages and has played a significant role in the development of the Armenian literary language.
Narihira, Ariwara no
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Ariwara no Narihira ( , 825 – July 9, 880) was a Japanese waka poet and aristocrat. He was one of six waka poets referred in the preface in kana to Kokin Wakashu by Ki no Tsurayuki, and has been named as the hero of The Tales of Ise, whose hero was an anonym in itself but most of whose love affairs could be attributed to Narihira.
Naruszewicz, Adam
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Adam Stanislaw Naruszewicz (1733–1796) was a Polish nobleman from an impoverished aristocratic family, poet, historian, dramatist, translator, publicist, Jesuit and titular Bishop of Smolensk (1775–1788 as suffragan bishop and 1788–1790 as full diocesan bishop ) and bishop of Luck (1790–1796).
Naseer, Mir Gul Khan
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Mir Gul Khan Nasir (Urdu : ), also widely regarded as Malek o-Sho'ara Balochistan (Urdu : ; May 14, 1914 – 6 December 1983) was a prominent politician, poet, historian, and journalist from Balochistan, Pakistan. Born on 14 May 1914 in Noshki, Gul Khan Nasir was at the forefront of the Baloch Nationalist Movement and was most active between 1935 to 1980. His father’s name was Mir Habib Khan and he belonged to the Paindzai family of the Zagar Mengal sub branch of the Mengal tribe. Mir Gul Khan’s mother “Bibi Hooran” belonged to the Rakhshani branch of the Bolazai Badini. Mir Habib Khan had five sons and three daughters. Mir Gul Khan Nasir was number seven among his eight siblings and he was the fourth amongst his brothers (i.e.) Mir Samand Khan, Mir Lawang Khan, Mir Lal Bux, Mir Gul Khan and Col. Sultan Mohammad Khan.
. American poet well known for his light verse
Roger Nash BA, MA, PhD (Exon ) is a Canadian philosopher and poet. He was born in Maidenhead, Berkshire, England on November 3, 1942. He grew up in England, Egypt, Cyprus, Singapore and Hong Kong. He has a B.A. from the University of Wales (1965), an M.A. from McMaster University (1966) and a Ph.D. from the University of Exeter (1974).
Thomas Nashe (November 1567 – c. 1601) was an English Elizabethan pamphleteer, playwright, poet and satirist. He was the son of the minister William Nashe and his wife Margaret (née Witchingham).. English Elizabethan pamphleteer playwright poet and satirist
Nasikh, Imam Baksh
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Baksh Nasikh (Urdu : ) (1776–1838) was an Urdu poet of the Mughal era .
Nasim, Daya Shankar Kaul
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Daya Shankar Kaul Nasim (Kashmiri : , Urdu : ) was a Urdu poet of the 19th century who is best known for his epic Gul Bakawali. He was defended by Brij Narayan Chakbast when it was suggested that he was not the author of this book. The poet lived from 1811–1845.
‘Ali ‘Imadu d-Din Nasimi (Azerbaijani : Seyid li Imadddin Nsimi , Arabic), often known as Nesimi, (1369 Unknown) –1417 skinned alive in Aleppo ) was a 14th-century Azerbaijani or Iraqi Turkmen urufi poet. Known mostly by his pen name (or takhallus ) of Nesîmî, he composed one divan in Azerbaijani, one in Persian, and a number of poems in Arabic. He is considered one of the greatest Turkic mystical poets of the late 14th and early 15th centuries and one of the most prominent early divan masters in Turkic literary history.
Muhammad Nasir, commonly known as Hakim Nasir (d. 2007, Karachi, Pakistan ), was an Urdu poet from Pakistan.
Nasir, Mir Gul Khan
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Mir Gul Khan Nasir (Urdu : ), also widely regarded as Malek o-Sho'ara Balochistan (Urdu : ; May 14, 1914 – 6 December 1983) was a prominent politician, poet, historian, and journalist from Balochistan, Pakistan. Born on 14 May 1914 in Noshki, Gul Khan Nasir was at the forefront of the Baloch Nationalist Movement and was most active between 1935 to 1980. His father’s name was Mir Habib Khan and he belonged to the Paindzai family of the Zagar Mengal sub branch of the Mengal tribe. Mir Gul Khan’s mother “Bibi Hooran” belonged to the Rakhshani branch of the Bolazai Badini. Mir Habib Khan had five sons and three daughters. Mir Gul Khan Nasir was number seven among his eight siblings and he was the fourth amongst his brothers (i.e.) Mir Samand Khan, Mir Lawang Khan, Mir Lal Bux, Mir Gul Khan and Col. Sultan Mohammad Khan.
Natsuki, Ikezawa
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Natsuki Ikezawa ( , Ikezawa Natsuki , born July 7, 1945 ) is a Japanese poet, novelist, essayist and translator.
Gellu Naum (August 1, 1915 – September 29, 2001) was a prominent Romanian poet, dramatist, novelist, children's writer, and translator. He is remembered as the founder of the Romanian Surrealist group. The artist Lyggia Naum, his wife, was the inspiration and main character in his 1985 novel Zenobia .
Nava'i, Ali-Shir
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Mir ‘Ali-Shir Nava'i (9 February 1441 – 3 January 1501), also known as Nizam-al-Din Ali-Shir [ n 1 ] Herawi (Chagatai-Turkic / Persian : ) was a Central Asian Turkic politician, mystic, linguist, painter, and poet. He was the greatest representative of Chagatai language literature. Because of his distinguished Chagatai language poetry, he is considered by many throughout the Turkic-speaking world to be the founder of early Turkic literature. Many places and institutions are named after Ali-Shir Nava'i.
Nava'i, Mir Ali Shir
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Mir ‘Ali-Shir Nava'i (9 February 1441 – 3 January 1501), also known as Nizam-al-Din Ali-Shir [ n 1 ] Herawi (Chagatai-Turkic / Persian : ) was a Central Asian Turkic politician, mystic, linguist, painter, and poet. He was the greatest representative of Chagatai language literature. Because of his distinguished Chagatai language poetry, he is considered by many throughout the Turkic-speaking world to be the founder of early Turkic literature. Many places and institutions are named after Ali-Shir Nava'i.
Nazoa, Aquiles
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Aquiles Nazoa (Caracas, 17 May 1920 - 26 April 1976) was a Venezuelan writer, journalist, poet and humorist. His work expressed the values of popular Venezuelan culture.
Nazor, Vladimir
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Vladimir Nazor (May 30, 1876, Postira, Brac – June 19, 1949, Zagreb ) was Croatian poet and politician. He was the first Speaker of the Croatian Parliament. He began his political career as the head of the State Anti-fascist Council for the National Liberation of Croatia (ZAVNOH), the provisional Croatian World War II deliberative assembly, moving on to head the first post-war Croatian National Parliament (Narodni Sabor ). In that post, he was by law concurrently the first (non-monarchical) head of state of Croatia in general, and the first head of state of the current Croatian republic. His position carried little real political power, however, which was instead invested in the office of the Prime Minister of Croatia and (informally) with the Secretary of the Communist Party of Croatia. Today he is most remembered, however, as a well-known poet, writer, translator, and humanist. Although he was not an active politician until 1941, he had a significant political influence through ethical aspects of his work during prewar Kingdom of Yugoslavia .
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Kazi Nazrul Islam (Bengali: Kazi Nozrul Islam) (25 May 1899–29 August 1976) was a Bengali poet, musician and revolutionary who pioneered poetic works espousing intense spiritual rebellion against fascism and oppression. His poetry and nationalist activism earned him the popular title of Bidrohi Kobi (Rebel Poet). Accomplishing a large body of acclaimed works through his life, Nazrul is officially recognised as the national poet of Bangladesh and commemorated in India.. Bengali poet musician and revolutionary
Uche Nduka (born 14 October 1963) is a Nigerian poet, writer, lecturer and songwriter who was awarded the Association of Nigerian Authors Prize for Poetry in 1997. He currently lives in New York .
Necatigil, Behçet
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Behçet Necatigil (b. April 16, 1916 – December 13, 1979) was a leading Turkish author, poet and translator.
Ahmet Nedîm Efendi (1681 – 1730) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish : mahlas ) of one of the most celebrated Ottoman poets. He achieved his greatest fame during the reign of Ahmed III, the so-called Tulip Era from 1718 to 1730. Both his life and his work are often seen as being representative of the relaxed attitude and European influences of that time. He was known for his slightly decadent, even licentious poetry often couched in the most staid of classical formats, but also for bringing the folk poetic forms of türkü and sarki into the court.
Nedožier, Vavrinec Benedikt z
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Vavrinec Benedikt z Nedožier (Czech : Vavrinec Benedikt z Nudožer (Nedožer, Nedožier, Nudožerinus), Hungarian : Benedicti M. Lorinc ; 1555, Nedožery (Hungarian : Nedozser, Nádasér-Berzseny ), Kingdom of Hungary, now Slovakia – June 4, 1615, Prague, Bohemia, now Czech Republic ) was a Slovak mathematician, teacher, poet, translator and philologist settled in Bohemia .
Henry Neele (29 January 1798 – 7 February 1828) was an English poet and literary scholar.
Neera, Gopaldas
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Neeraj, Gopaldas
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Gopaldas Saxena 'Neeraj', (popularly known as Niraj or Neeraj ), born in 1925 in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India, is among the best-known [ citation needed ] poets and authors in Hindi literature. He is also a famous poet of Hindi Kavi Sammelan. He was born in the small village Ekdil of Etawah in Uttar Pradesh, India on 4 January 1924. [ citation needed ] He wrote under the pen name "Neeraj". His style is considered easy to understand, but has also been compared with high quality Hindi literature. He was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2007. Recently he recited some of his works at North India's premier annual cultural festival, Spoculit 2012. [ citation needed ]
Nefi was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish : mala ) of an Ottoman Turkish poet and satirist whose real name was Ömer (c. 1572, Hasankale, Erzurum – 1635, Istanbul ).
Lyle Neff (born 1969) is a Canadian poet and journalist in Vancouver, British Columbia .
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Johnathan (John) Gneisenau Neihardt (January 8, 1881 – November 24, 1973) was an American author of poetry and prose, an amateur historian and ethnographer, and a philosopher of the Great Plains. Born at the end of the American settlement of the Plains, his attention was nevertheless drawn to the experiences and memories of those who had been a part of the European migration as well as the American Indian cultures they displaced. He travelled down the Missouri River by open boat, visited with old trappers, became familiar with a number of Indian communities, and did extensive research throughout the Plains and Rocky Mountains. He then wrote to preserve these memories from the pioneer past in books that range across a broad variety of styles, from travelogues to epic poetry to extended narration of the dreams of a shaman. In 1921 the Nebraska Legislature elected him as the state's poet laureate, a title he held for fifty-two years until his death.. American author of poetry and prose an amateur historian and ethnographer and a philosopher of the Great Plains
Neilsen, Philip
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Philip Max Neilsen (born 20 September 1949) is an Australian poet, fiction writer for adults, young adults and children, and editor. He is professor of creative writing and English at the Queensland University of Technology .
Neilson, John Shaw
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John Shaw Neilson (22 February 1872 – 12 May 1942), was an Australian poet. Slightly built, for most of his life John Shaw Neilson worked as a labourer, fruit-picking, clearing scrub, navvying and working in quarries, and, after 1928, working as a messenger with the Country Roads Board in Melbourne. Largely untrained and only basically educated, Neilson became known as one of Australia's finest lyric poets, who wrote a great deal about the natural world, and the beauty in it.
Luis Carlos Verzoni Nejar, better known as Carlos Nejar (born January 11, 1939 in Porto Alegre ), is a Brazilian poet, author, translator and critic, and a member of the Academia Brasileira de Letras. One of the most important poets of its generation, Nejar, also called "o poeta do pampa brasileiro", is distinguished for his use of an extensive vocabulary, aliteration, and pandeism. His first book, Sélesis, was published in 1960.
Neki, Jaswant Singh
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Dr. Jaswant Singh Neki (also known as (Punjabi) (born 27 August 1925) is a leading Indian Sikh scholar, significant neo- metaphysical Punjabi language poet and former Director of PGI Chandigarh and Head of the Psychiatry Department at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi.
Nel, Gert Vlok
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Gert Vlok Nel (Beaufort West, 1963) is a South African poet. He studied English, Afrikaans and history at Stellenbosch University and worked as a guide, a bartender and a watchman. He has published one collection of poems, Om te lewe is onnatuurlik (To live is unnatural), for which he received the Ingrid Jonker Prize. His countryman Etienne van Heerden praised Vlok Nel as 'one of our finest talents'.
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Émile Nelligan (December 24, 1879 – November 18, 1941) was a francophone poet from Quebec, Canada.. Quebec poet
Holly Nelson is a Canadian writer, poet, activist and print reporter. She served as leader of the Green Party of Manitoba from 2005 to 2006.
Nemerov, Howard
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. American poet; US Poet Laureate 1963–64 & 1988–90; Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1978
poet of Hindi literature and lyricist of Bollywood
Nepveu, Pierre
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Pierre Nepveu (born 16 September 1946 in Montreal ) is a famous French Canadian poet, novelist and essayist. He specializes in Quebec modern poetry, in particular that of Gaston Miron. He has taught at the French studies Department of Université de Montréal until he retired in 2009.
A Chilean writer considered one of the most influential poets of the 20th century.. Chilean poet diplomat and politician; Nobel Prize for Literature 1971
Amado Nervo (August 27, 1870 – May 24, 1919) also known as Juan Crisóstomo Ruiz de Nervo was the Mexican Ambassador to Argentina and Uruguay, journalist, poet, and educator. His poetry was known for its use of metaphor and reference to mysticism, presenting both love and religion, as well as Christianity and Hinduism. Nervo is noted as one of the most important Mexican poets of the 19th century.
Nery, Adalgisa
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Adalgisa Nery (October 29, 1905 – June 7, 1980) was a Brazilian poet, journalist and politician. She was born in Rio de Janeiro as Adalgisa Maria Feliciana Noel Cancela Ferreira, the daughter of a civil servant. In 1922 she married Ismael Nery (1900–1934), a painter and poet who introduced Adalgisa to a circle of Brazilian artists and intellectuals that included Manuel Bandeira, Jorge de Lima and Murilo Mendes. The Nerys lived in Europe from 1927 to 1929, where they met the artist Marc Chagall and the Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos. Ismael died of tuberculosis in 1934, leaving Adalgisa with two sons.
Nesai (–1674) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish : mala s ) of an Ottoman poet. He was a Sufi, or Islamic mystic, of the Mevlevî order, and his poetry is often considered exemplary of the "Indian style" ( sebk-i hindî ) of Ottoman poetry, a movement which flourished beginning in the 17th century.
Nesai (–1674) was the pen name (Ottoman Turkish : mala s ) of an Ottoman poet. He was a Sufi, or Islamic mystic, of the Mevlevî order, and his poetry is often considered exemplary of the "Indian style" ( sebk-i hindî ) of Ottoman poetry, a movement which flourished beginning in the 17th century.
Edith Nesbit (married name Edith Bland ; 15 August 1858 – 4 May 1924) was an English author and poet; she published her books for children under the name of E. Nesbit .
Kenn Nesbitt is a children's poet He has written a number of collections of children's poetry, listed below. On June 11, 2013 he was named Children's Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation .
" Nescio ", Latin for "I don't know", was the pseudonym of the Dutch writer Jan Hendrik Frederik Grönloh, who was born on June 22, 1882 in Amsterdam and died on July 25, 1961 in Hilversum, also in the Netherlands. Grönloh was a businessman by profession, but as Nescio he is mainly remembered for the three novellas De uitvreter (The Moocher), Titaantjes (Little Titans) and Dichtertje (Little Poet). His reputation as an important Dutch writer was only established after his death.
‘Ali ‘Imadu d-Din Nasimi (Azerbaijani : Seyid li Imadddin Nsimi , Arabic), often known as Nesimi, (1369 Unknown) –1417 skinned alive in Aleppo ) was a 14th-century Azerbaijani or Iraqi Turkmen urufi poet. Known mostly by his pen name (or takhallus ) of Nesîmî, he composed one divan in Azerbaijani, one in Persian, and a number of poems in Arabic. He is considered one of the greatest Turkic mystical poets of the late 14th and early 15th centuries and one of the most prominent early divan masters in Turkic literary history.
‘Ali ‘Imadu d-Din Nasimi (Azerbaijani : Seyid li Imadddin Nsimi , Arabic), often known as Nesimi, (1369 Unknown) –1417 skinned alive in Aleppo ) was a 14th-century Azerbaijani or Iraqi Turkmen urufi poet. Known mostly by his pen name (or takhallus ) of Nesîmî, he composed one divan in Azerbaijani, one in Persian, and a number of poems in Arabic. He is considered one of the greatest Turkic mystical poets of the late 14th and early 15th centuries and one of the most prominent early divan masters in Turkic literary history.
Neto, João Cabral de Melo
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João Cabral de Melo Neto (9 January 1920 – 9 October 1999) was a Brazilian poet and diplomat. He is considered one of the greatest Brazilian poets of all time and was awarded the 1990 Camões Prize, the greatest prize in Portuguese language and the 1992 Neustadt International Prize for Literature .
Neto, Torquato
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Torquato Pereira de Araújo Neto (November 9, 1944 – November 10, 1972) was a Brazilian journalist, poet and songwriter. He is perhaps best known as a lyricist for the Tropicália counterculture movement, which later expanded its influence to Música Popular Brasileira. He worked with Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Edu Lobo and Waly Salomão. He committed suicide at the age of 28.
Neuman, Andrés
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Andrés Neuman (born 1977) is a Spanish- Argentinian writer, poet, translator, columnist and blogger.
Nevai, Ali Sir
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Mir ‘Ali-Shir Nava'i (9 February 1441 – 3 January 1501), also known as Nizam-al-Din Ali-Shir [ n 1 ] Herawi (Chagatai-Turkic / Persian : ) was a Central Asian Turkic politician, mystic, linguist, painter, and poet. He was the greatest representative of Chagatai language literature. Because of his distinguished Chagatai language poetry, he is considered by many throughout the Turkic-speaking world to be the founder of early Turkic literature. Many places and institutions are named after Ali-Shir Nava'i.
William Herbert New, OC, FRSC (March 28, 1938) is a Canadian poet and literary critic. Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, he was educated at the University of British Columbia and the University of Leeds. He taught English literature at the former from 1965 to 2003. In 2007 he was named an Officer of the Order of Canada .
Newbolt, Henry
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Sir Henry John Newbolt, CH (6 June 1862 – 19 April 1938) was an English poet, novelist and historian. He also had a very powerful role as a government adviser, particularly on Irish issues and with regard to the study of English in England. He is perhaps best remembered for Vitaï Lampada .
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Sir Henry Newbolt: English poet. Sir Henry Newbolt poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Sir Henry Newbolt biography.
John Newlove (June 13, 1938 Regina, Saskatchewan – December 23, 2003 Ottawa ) was a Canadian poet who was considered to be one of the dominant voices of prairie poetry, though he lived most of his adult life in British Columbia and Ontario .
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Nezhukumatathil, Aimee
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Aimee Nezhukumatathil (born in 1974 in Chicago, Illinois) is an Asian American poet, best known for her jovial and accessible reading style and lush descriptions of exotic foods and landscapes. Nezhukumatathil draws upon her Filipina and Malayali Indian background to give a unique perspective on love and loss, and the land.. Asian American poet
Ngangom, Robin S
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Robin S Ngangom (born 1959) is an Indian poet and translator from Manipur, North Eastern India .
Nguyn Thi Hong Vaan, (in short Vaan Nguyen, Hebrew : , born in Ashkelon, Israel in April 1982) is an Israeli poet, actress and publicist raised in Jaffa and living in Tel Aviv .
Hammad Niazi (Urdu) is a Pakistani Urdu language poet. He writes ghazals and poems. He has won the third position in the competition category of lyrical poetry.
Munir Ahmad, better known as Munir Niazi, (Urdu) SI (1928–2006) was an Urdu and Punjabi poet from Pakistan .
Barrie Phillip Nichol (30 September 1944 Vancouver, British Columbia – 25 September 1988 Toronto, Ontario ), who often went by his lower-case initials and last name, with no spaces (bpNichol ), was a Canadian poet. He became widely known for his concrete poetry while living there in the 1960s. He received his elementary teaching certificate from the University of British Columbia in 1963, but he only worked a brief stint as a teacher. He had audited creative writing courses while in university, and his life moved in that direction after about a year of teaching.
Nicholls, Marjory Lydia
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Marjory Lydia Nicholls (29 July 1890 – 1 October 1930) was a New Zealand poet, teacher and drama producer. She was a significant figure in New Zealand poetry and theatre between 1910 and 1930, and became a well-known personality in Wellington, with interests in theatre, writing and the arts.
Nicholson, Norman
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Norman Cornthwaite Nicholson OBE, (8 January 1914 – 30 May 1987), was an English poet, known for his association with the Cumbrian town of Millom. His poetry is noted for its local concerns, straightforwardness of language, and inclusion of elements of common speech. Although chiefly noted for poetry, he also wrote many works in other forms: novels, plays, essays, topography and criticism.
Niedecker, Lorine
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Lorine Niedecker (English: pronounced Needecker) (May 12, 1903 - December 31, 1970) is a poet who was the only woman associated with the Objectivist poets and is widely credited for demonstrating how an Objectivist poetic could handle the personal as subject matter.. American Objectivist poet
Zehra Nigah (Urdu) is an Urdu poet and scriptwriter from Pakistan. She was one of two female poets to gain prominence in the 1950s when the scene was dominated by men. She has written several television serials. She has also received various awards including Pride of Performance in recognition of her literary works.
Tõnu Õnnepalu (born 13 September 1962), also known by the pen names Emil Tode and Anton Nigov, is an Estonian poet and author.
Nijhoff, Martinus
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Martinus Nijhoff (April 20, 1894 in The Hague – January 26, 1953 in The Hague) was a Dutch poet and essayist. He studied literature in Amsterdam and law in Utrecht. His debut was made in 1916 with his volume De wandelaar ("The wanderer"). From that moment he gradually expanded his reputation by his unique style of poetry: not experimental, like Paul Van Ostaijen, yet distinguished by the clarity of his language combined with mystical content. He was a literary craftsman who employed skilfully various verse forms from different literary epochs.
Nimatullah, Shah
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Shah Nimatullah or Shah Ni'matullah Wali (1330–1431) (Persian : Shah Ni'matullah-i Vali ), also spelled as Ne'matollah, Ni'matallah and Ni'mat Allah, was a Sufi Master and poet from the 14th and 15th centuries. Today there is a Sufi order Nimatullahi that considers him its founder.
Nims, John Frederick
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John Frederick Nims: English poet. John Frederick Nims poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, John Frederick Nims biography.
Anaïs Nin (Spanish:  [ana'is 'nin] ; born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, February 21, 1903 – January 14, 1977) was an American author born to Spanish-Cuban parents in France, where she was also raised. She spent some time in Spain and Cuba but lived most of her life in the United States where she became an established author. She published journals (which span more than 60 years, beginning when she was 11 years old and ending shortly before her death), novels, critical studies, essays, short stories, and erotica. A great deal of her work, including Delta of Venus and Little Birds, was published posthumously.
Niyazi, Hamza Hakimzade
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Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi (Modern Uzbek : Hamza Hakimzoda Niyoziy, ; Russian : ) (March 6   [ O.S. February 22]  1889, Kokand – March 18, 1929, Shohimardon ) was a Soviet and Uzbek author, composer, playwright, poet, and political activist. Niyazi, along with Gafur Gulom, is widely seen as one of the leading figures in the early development of the modern literary tradition of Uzbekistan. He received a National Writer of the Uzbek SSR award on February 27, 1926. Hamza Hakimzade Niyazi was stoned to death in the town of Shohimardon by Islamic fundamentalists for his anti-religious activities.
Nizami Ganjavi (Persian : , Nezami-ye Ganjavi ; Kurdish : , Nîzamî Gencewî ) (1141 to 1209) (6th Hejri century), Nizami Ganje'i, Nizami, or Nezami (Persian : ), whose formal name was Jamal ad-Din Abu Muammad Ilyas ibn-Yusuf ibn-Zakki, was a 12th-century Persian poet. Nezami is considered the greatest romantic epic poet in Persian literature, who brought a colloquial and realistic style to the Persian epic. His heritage is widely appreciated and shared by Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kurdistan region and Tajikistan.
Nizami, Saghar
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Saghar Nizami (1905–1983) (Urdu: ), also known as Samad Yar Khan, was an Urdu Poet, ghazal and nazm writer. He was one of the earliest disciples of Seemab Akbarabadi (1882–1951).
Nobutsuna, Sasaki
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Sasaki Nobutsuna ( , 8 July 1872 – 2 December 1963) was a tanka poet and scholar of the Nara and Heian periods of Japanese literature. He was active during the Showa period of Japan .
Mohlaroyim Nodira (Uzbek : Mohlaroyim Nodira, ) (1792 - 1842), most commonly known by her penname Nodira, was an Uzbek poet. She is generally regarded as one of the most outstanding Uzbek poets.
Noin (988-1051). Japanese poet and monk of the late Heian period. Lay name: Tachibana no Nagayasu. Along with Izumi Shikibu, Noin is one of " Thirty-six Medieval Poetry Immortals " of waka poetry selected by Fujiwara no Norikane (1107–1165).
Nolan, Christopher
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Christopher Jonathan James Nolan (born July 30, 1970) is an English/American film director, screenwriter and producer. He is known for writing and directing such critically acclaimed films as Memento (2000), The Prestige (2006), Inception (2010), and rebooting the Batman film franchise, as well as directing the Hillary Seitz written Insomnia (2002). Nolan is the founder of the production company Syncopy Films.. Irish poet and author; member of Aosdána
Theofan Stilian Noli, better known as Fan Noli (January 6, 1882 – March 13, 1965) was an Albanian - American writer, scholar, diplomat, politician, historian, orator, and founder of the Albanian Orthodox Church, who served as prime minister and regent of Albania in 1924 during the June Revolution .
Nomani, Shibli
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Allamah Shibli Nomani (Urdu : — Allamah Šibli Nomani ) (June 3, 1857 - November 18, 1914, Azamgarh ) was a respected scholar of Islam from Indian subcontinent during British Raj. He was born at Bindwal in Azamgarh district of present-day Uttar Pradesh. He is known for the founding the Shibli National College in 1883 and the Darul Mussanifin in Azamgarh. Shibli was a versatile scholar in Arabic, Persian, Hindi, Turkish and Urdu. He was also a poet. He collected much material on the life of Prophet of Islam, Muhammad but could write only first two volumes of the planned work the Sirat-un-Nabi. His disciple, Syed Sulaiman Nadvi, made use of this material and added his own and wrote remaining five volumes of the work, the Sirat-un-Nabi after the death of his mentor.
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An Australian poet, actress, writer, teacher, artist and a campaigner for Aboriginal rights.. Australian poet political activist artist and educator the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse
Nordenflycht, Hedvig Charlotta
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Hedvig Charlotta Nordenflycht (Stockholm, Sweden, 28 November 1718 – Stockholm, Sweden, 29 June 1763) was a Swedish poet, feminist and salon hostess. She has been called the first self-supporting female writer in Sweden.
Lars Norén (born May 9, 1944) is a Swedish playwright, novelist and poet. His plays are realistic and often revolve around family relations and the impoverished and routed at the bottom of society.
Northup, Harry
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Harry Northup (born September 2, 1940) is an American actor and poet.
Nortje, Arthur
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Arthur Kenneth Nortje (16 December 1942 – 11 December 1970 ) was a South African poet.
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Caroline Elizabeth Sarah Norton (22 March 1808 – 15 June 1877) was a famous British society beauty, feminist, social reformer, and author of the early and mid nineteenth century.. British society beauty feminist social reformer and author
Alice Notley (born 8 November 1945) is an American poet. She was born in Bisbee, Arizona and grew up in Needles, California. She received a B.A. from Barnard College in 1967 and an M.F.A. from the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa in 1969. She married poet Ted Berrigan in 1972, with whom she was active in the Chicago poetry scene and with whom she had two sons. In the early 70s she became rooted in New York 's Lower East Side, where she was an important force from 1976 through 1992. After Berrigan died in 1983, Notley raised their two sons in New York's East Village by herself for several years while continuing to develop her poetry. In 1992 she moved to Paris with her second husband, the British poet Douglas Oliver (1937–2000). She lives in Paris currently, making several trips to the United States each year to give readings and teach writing classes.
Novalis (German: [no'vals] ) was the pseudonym of Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg (May 2, 1772 – March 25, 1801), a poet, an author and philosopher of early German Romanticism .
Novatore, Renzo
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Renzo Novatore is the pen name of Abele Rizieri Ferrari (May 12, 1890 – November 29, 1922), an Italian individualist anarchist, illegalist and anti-fascist poet, philosopher and militant, now mostly known for his posthumously published book Toward the Creative Nothing (Verso il nulla creatore ) and associated with left wing futurism. His thought is influenced by Max Stirner, Friedrich Nietzsche, Georges Palante, Oscar Wilde, Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Schopenhauer and Charles Baudelaire .
Novo, Salvador
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Salvador Novo López (30 July 1904 – 13 January 1974) was a Mexican writer, poet, playwright, translator, television presenter, entrepreneur, and the official chronicler of Mexico City, his birthplace and home. As a noted intellectual, he influenced popular perceptions of politics, media, the arts, and Mexican society in general. He was a member of Los Contemporáneos, a group of Mexican writers, as well as of the Mexican Academy of the Language .
Nowicki, Franciszek
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Franciszek Henryk Sila-Nowicki (Kraków, Austrian Empire, January 29, 1864 – September 3, 1935, Zawoja, Poland ) was a Young Poland poet, a mountaineer, socialist activist, and designer of the Orla Perc (Eagle's Path) High Tatras mountain trail .
Alden Albert Nowlan (January 25, 1933 - June 27, 1983) was a critically acclaimed Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright
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Princess Nukata (, Nukata no Okimi , c. 630–690 CE ) (also known as Princess Nukada) was a Japanese poet of the Asuka period .
Nuño, Rubén Bonifaz
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Rubén Bonifaz Nuño (12 November 1923 – 31 January 2013) was a Mexican poet and classical scholar.
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Mohammad Nurul Huda (Template:Lang-bn ), (1949) is a Bangladeshi poet and novelist. He is recognized a major poet of 1960s, with more than fifty poetry books to his credit.. a modern poet from Bangladesh
Jeff Nuttall (July 8, 1933 – January 4, 2004) was an English poet, publisher, actor, painter, sculptor, jazz trumpeter, anarchist sympathiser and social commentator who was a key part of the British 1960s counter-culture. He was the brother of literary critic A. D. Nuttall .
Obi Nwakanma is one of the Nigerian literary awards winning troika invited by Harvard University to represent New Voices From Nigeria at a recent Africa Events Reading (the other two being Maik Nwosu and Akin Adesokan also featured on this site). Poet and journalist, he featured at the Poetry International Festival in 1995. Holder of a BA degree from the University of Jos in Nigeria, Nwakanma was a visiting scholar at one of the pre-eminent universities in Nigeria, UN at Nsukka. Formerly an Assistant Editor at the Sunday Vanguard, he is currently a visiting scholar at The Meeting School, Rindge, NH, where he teaches Literature, Creative Writing and Journalism.
Julia Kristina Nyberg (née Svärdström; 17 November 1784 – 16 April 1854), was a Swedish poet and songwriter. Nyberg grew up as the adoptive daughter of a mill owner, named Adlerwald, in the parish of Skultuna in Västmanland County. She wrote the vast majority of her works under the pseudonym Euphrosyne.. Swedish poet and songwriter
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. Palestinian-American poet songwriter and novelist