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Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - Q

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

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Qabbani, Nizar
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. Syrian diplomat poet and publisher
Qadaryar (Qadar Baksh ) (b. 1802 - d.1892) was a Muslim Sandhu Jatt, was a poet of the Punjabi language. Born in Gujranwala Muslim empire, Qadaryar wrote Punjabi Qissa like Qissa Purana Bhagat, Raja Rasal.
Qasim, Pirzada
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Pirzada Qasim Raza Siddiqui (Urdu : ) (born February 8,1943) is a noted Pakistani scholar, Urdu poet scientist and educationist. He is serving as Vice Chancellor of the Ziauddin University.
Qasir, Ghulam Muhammad
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Ghulam Muhammad Qasir (Urdu : ) was a Pakistani urdu poet. He is considered to be one of the finest modern poets of urdu gazal. Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi was the one who 1st introduced him in his famous literary journal called "Fanoon" back in year 1977. Ghulam Muhammad Qasir came up with is 1st collection of poetry called "Tasalsul" in the same year and received warm acceptance across the country. He has been awarded with the Presidential Pride of Performance Award (Posthumous) by the Government of Pakistan in 2006-07, for his valuable contributions in the field of Urdu literature .
Qasmi, Ahmad Nadeem
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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (Urdu : ) born Ahmad Shah Awan (Urdu : ) on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry was distinguished by its humanism, and his Urdu afsana (novel) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century. He received awards such as the Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary work.
Qasmi, Ahmed Nadeem
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Ahmad Nadeem Qasmi (Urdu : ) born Ahmad Shah Awan (Urdu : ) on 20 November 1916 – died 10 July 2006, was an Urdu and English language Pakistani poet, journalist, literary critic, dramatist and short story author. He wrote 50 books on topics such as poetry, fiction, criticism, journalism and art, and was a major figure in contemporary Urdu literature. His poetry was distinguished by its humanism, and his Urdu afsana (novel) work is considered by some second only to Prem Chand in its depiction of rural culture. He was also editor and publisher of the literary magazine Funoon for almost half a century. He received awards such as the Pride of Performance in 1968 and Sitara-e-Imtiaz in 1980 for his literary work.
Abolqassem Aref Qazvini (Persian : , 1882 – January 21, 1934) was an Iranian poet, lyricist, and musician.
Tao Qian (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Táo Qián; Wade–Giles: T'ao Ch'ien) (365–427), better known as Tao Yuanming, was a Chinese poet. Born in modern Jiujiang, Jiangxi, he was one of the most influential pre-Tang Dynasty (618–907) Chinese poets.. Chinese poet of the Six Dynasties period
Li Jiao, courtesy name Jushan, formally the Duke of Zhao, was an official of the Chinese dynasty Tang Dynasty and Wu Zetian 's Zhou Dynasty, serving as chancellor during the reigns of Wu Zetian, her sons Emperor Zhongzong and Emperor Ruizong, and her grandson Emperor Shang .
Xin Qìjí (28 May 1140–1207) was a Chinese poet, military leader, and statesman during the Southern Song dynasty .
Aì Qing (Chinese : ; born Jiang Zhènghán and styled Jiang Haichéng ; March 27, 1910 – May 5, 1996), is regarded as one of the finest modern Chinese poets. He was known under his pen names Línbì, Kè'a and Éjia .
Li Qingzhao (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese:, pinyin: Li Qingzhào; Wade-Giles: Li Ch'ing-chao,pseudonym Yi'an Jushi (“Yi'an Householder”),) (1084–c. 1151) was a Chinese writer and poet of the Song Dynasty, regarded by many as the premier woman poet in the Chinese language.. Chinese writer and poet of the Song Dynasty
Quaderi, Shaheed
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Shahid Qadri (born 14 August 1942) is a Bangladeshi poet and writer. He is one of the prominent poets of post-1947 Bengali poetry, who brought in a fresh air by introducing urbanism and a sense of modernity in terms of the use of urban-life-related diction. His poetry is infused with patriotism, cosmopolitanism and universalism at a time and while it deals with nature and urbanity, it delves deep into the conflicts and the sense of alienation pervading our modern life. For his poetry, he was awarded Bangla Academy Award in 1973.
Lâm Quang M is a Polish-Vietnamese poet who writes in Polish and Vietnamese.. Vietnamese poet who writes in Polish and Vietnamese
Shen Quanqi (Chinese : ; Wade–Giles : Shên Ch'üan-ch'i) (c. 650 – 729), also known as Yunqing (Chinese : ), was a Chinese poet and government official active during the Tang Dynasty, and the interluding "restored Zhou dynasty" of Wu Zetian. Shen Quanqi is especially known for his work in developing and perfecting the regulated verse form of Classical Chinese poetry. Shen's poetry ranges from the elegant court style of the poetry which he wrote while at court and the intensely anguished poems which he wrote during his years of exile, in the extreme south of the empire.
Quarles, Francis
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Francis Quarles (8 May 1592 – 8 September 1644) was an English poet most famous for his Emblem book aptly entitled Emblems .
Quasimodo, Salvatore
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. Italian author and poet; 1959 Nobel Prize in Literature
Queneau, Raymond
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Raymond Queneau (French:  [m~ kno] ) (21 February 1903 – 25 October 1976) was a French novelist, poet, and co-founder of Ouvroir de littérature potentielle (Oulipo), notable for his wit and his cynical humour.
Queralt, Pere de
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Pere de Queralt (Catalan pronunciation:  ['pe ð k'a] ) (died 1408) was a Catalan nobleman, diplomat, and poet; "una destacada figura del seu temps" (a distinguished figure of his age). He was the nephew of Guerau de Queralt, husband of Clemença de Perellós, and lord of Santa Coloma. He is not to be confused with the knight Pere de Queralt of the thirteenth century, who reportedly fought a lion and won: an act commemorated in a carved vault keystone in the church of Santa Maria de Bell-lloc in Santa Coloma.
Quesnel, Joseph
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Joseph Quesnel (15 November 1746 – 2 or 3 July 1809) was a French Canadian composer, poet, and playwright. Among his works were two operas, Colas et Colinette and Lucas et Cécile ; the former is considered to be the first Canadian opera.
Sina Queyras (born 1963) is a Canadian poet. Her third collection of poetry, Lemon Hound, received the Pat Lowther Award and a Lambda Literary Award .
Quintrec, Charles Le
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Charles Le Quintrec (14 March 1926 – 14 November 2008) was a French poet. He was born in Plescop and died in Lorient .
Qureshi, Haider
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Haider Qureshi (Urdu : ), born Qureshi Ghulam Haider Arshad (Urdu : ) on September 1, 1953 (according to family,January 13, 1952), in Rabwah, Punjab, is a Pakistani Urdu poet, writer and journalist. His poetry is a rich colours of traditional Urdu and the local lingo. He is also researcher of "mahiya" on correct meter poetry methods. He has written several poetry and prose books and many articles.
Qureshi, Jazib
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Jazib Qureshi (Urdu) (born August 3, 1940) is a prominent Urdu poet, writer and critic from Pakistan. He has written many poetry books and works of criticism.
Quzdari, Rabi'ah
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Rabi'a bint Ka'b al-Quzdari (Persian : ), popularly known as Rabi'a Balkhi ( ) and Zayn al-'Arab ( ), is a semi-legendary figure of Afghan literature and was possibly the first woman poet in the history of New Persian poetry. References to her can be found in the poetry of Rudaki and 'Attar. Her biography has been primarily recorded by Zahir ud-Din 'Awfi and renarrated by Nur ad-Din Djami. The exact dates of her birth and death are unknown, but it is reported that she was a native of Balkh in Khorasan (now in Afghanistan ). Some evidences indicate that she lived during the same period as Rudaki, the court poet to the Samanid Emir Nar II (914-943).
Abu Bakr Abd al-Malik ibn Quzman (Arabic : , b. 1078–d. 1160) was the single most famous poet in the history of al-Andalus and he is also considered to be one of its most original. He was born and died in Cordoba during the reign of the Almoravids, but seemingly spent most of his time in Sevilla. He has earned his fame by his zajals. Characteristic of the zajal or zejel is its colloquial language, as well as a typical rhyming scheme: aaab cccb dddb where b rhymes with a constantly recurring refrain of one or two lines. Zajal is extremely similar to the Malhoun poetry found in Morocco both in style and vocabulary.