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Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - R

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

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Rabelo, Laurindo


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Laurindo José da Silva Rabelo (July 8, 1826 — September 28, 1864) was a Brazilian Ultra-Romantic poet, teacher and medician. Famous for his lundu lyrics and satires, he won the epithet of "the Brazilian Bocage ", and, because of his physical appearance, the nickname " Poeta-Lagartixa " (" Gecko -Poet").
Rabi'ah, Umar Ibn Abi


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' Umar ibn Abi Rabi'ah al-Makhzumi (November 644, Mecca – 712/719, Mecca) was an Arabic poet from the modern-day country of Saudi Arabia. He was born into a wealthy family of the Quraish tribe of Mecca.
Rabikovich, Dalia


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Dahlia Ravikovitch (Hebrew : ' ; November 27, 1936 – August 21, 2005) was an Israeli poet, translator, and peace activist.
Rabikovitch, Dahlia


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Dahlia Ravikovitch (Hebrew : ' ; November 27, 1936 – August 21, 2005) was an Israeli poet, translator, and peace activist.
Raboni, Giovanni


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Giovanni Raboni (22 January 1932 – 16 September 2004) was an Italian poet, translator and literary critic.
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Rachel Bluwstein Sela (September 20 (Julian calendar), 1890 – April 16, 1931) was a Hebrew poet who immigrated to Palestine in 1909. She is known by her first name, Rachel, (Hebrew : ) or as Rachel the poetess (Hebrew). [ citation needed ]
Radice, William


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William Radice is a poet, writer and translator. He is the Senior Lecturer in Bengali in the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. His research area is in Bengali language and literature. He has translated several Bengali works, and works by Rabindranath Tagore and Michael Madhusudan Dutt.
Radulescu, Ion Heliade


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Ion Heliade Radulescu or Ion Heliade (also known as Eliad or Eliade Radulescu ; Romanian pronunciation:  ['i.on heli'ade rdu'lesku] ; January 6, 1802 – April 27, 1872) was a Wallachian -born Romanian academic, Romantic and Classicist poet, essayist, memoirist, short story writer, newspaper editor and politician. A prolific translator of foreign literature into Romanian, he was also the author of books on linguistics and history. For much of his life, Heliade Radulescu was a teacher at Saint Sava College in Bucharest, which he helped reopen. He was a founding member and first president of the Romanian Academy .
Raferty, Anthony


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Antoine Ó Raifteirí (also Antoine Ó Reachtabhra, Anthony Raftery ) (1779–1835) was an Irish language poet who is often called the last of the wandering bards .
Rafi, Ghazala


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Ghazal Rafi (Urdu)(born August 27, 1984) is a female Pakistani writer, poet and a voice dubbing artist. She was born in Khairpur, Sindh .
Raghavanka,


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Raghavanka (Kannada : ) was a noted Kannada writer and a poet in the Hoysala court which flourished in the late 12th to early 13th century. Raghavanka is credited for popularising the use of the native shatpadi metre (hexa metre, 6 line verse) in Kannada literature. Harishchandra Kavya, in shatpadi metre, is known to have been written with an interpretation unlike any other on the life of King Harishchandra is well known and is considered one of the important classics of Kannada language. He was a nephew and protégé of the noted 12th century Kannada poet Harihara. Although the shatpadi metre tradition existed in Kannada literature prior to Raghavanka, Raghavanka inspired the usage of the flexible metre for generations of poets, both Shaiva (devotees of God Shiva ) and Vaishnava (devotees of God Vishnu ) to come.
Rahbek, Knud Lyne


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Knud Lyne Rahbek (18 December 1760 – 22 April 1830) was a Danish literary historian, critic, writer, poet & magazine editor.
Rahi, Rehman


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Abdur Rehman Rahi (born March 6, 1925, Srinagar ) is a Kashmiri poet, translator and critic. He was awarded the Indian Sahitya Akademi Award in 1961 for his poetry collection Nawroz-i-Saba, the Padma Shri in 2000, and India's highest literary award, the Gyanpith Award (for the year 2004) in 2007. He is the first Kashmiri writer to be awarded the Gyanpith, India's highest literary award for his poetic collection Siyah Rud jearen Man(In heavy downpour of Black rain ).
Rahman, Ahfaz ur


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Ahfaz-ur-Rahman (Urdu : ) (born 4 April 1942), is a Pakistani journalist, writer and poet. He has always struggled for the freedom of the press and for the rights of working journalists and other media workers. He has raised his voice both against the numerous dictatorial Pakistani regimes and the corporate media houses who refuse to give the journalists and other workers of the press industry their due.
Rahman, Shamsur


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Shamsur Rahman (Bangla: Shamsur Ruhman) (October 23, 1929 – August 17, 2006) was a Bangladeshi poet, columnist and journalist. Rahman, who emerged in the latter half of the 20th century, wrote more than sixty books of poetry and is considered a key figure in Bengali literature. He was regarded the unofficial poet laureate of Bangladesh. Major themes in his poetry and writings include liberal humanism, human relations, romanticised rebellion of youth, the emergence of and consequent events in Bangladesh, and opposition to religious fundamentalism.. Bangladeshi poet columnist and journalist; key figure in Bengali literature
Rahmani, Nosrat


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Nosrat Rahmani (; in Persian ; (1929 — June 16, 2000) was an Iranian poet and writer .
Rai, Kayyar Kinhanna


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Kayyar Kinhanna Rai (Kannada : ) (born 8 June 1915) is an Indian independence activist, author, poet and former journalist.
Rai Bachchan, Harivansh


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poet of Chhayavaad literary movement (romantic upsurge)
Raifteiri, Antoine Ó


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Antoine Ó Raifteirí (also Antoine Ó Reachtabhra, Anthony Raftery ) (1779–1835) was an Irish language poet who is often called the last of the wandering bards .
Raine, Craig


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. English poet associated with Martian poetry
Raine, Kathleen


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. British poet critic and scholar
Samina Raja Raja, Samina


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Samina Raja is a renowned Pakistani poetess, writer, editor, translator, educationist and broadcaster. She writes in Urdu. She lives in Islamabad, Pakistan and works in the National Language Authority as a Subject Specialist.. Pakistani poet writer editor translator educationist and broadcaster
Rajasekhara,


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Rajashekhara (Sanskrit : , Rajasekhara ) was an eminent Sanskrit poet, dramatist and critic. He was court poet of the Gurjara Pratiharas. He wrote Kavyamimamsa between 880 and 920 CE. The work is essentially a practical guide for poets that explains the elements and composition of a good poem. The fame of Rajashekhara rests firmly on his play Karpuramanjari, written in Sauraseni Prakrit. Rajashekhara wrote the play to please his wife, Avantisundari, a woman of taste and accomplishment. He is perhaps the only ancient Indian poet to acknowledge a woman for her contributions to his literary career.
Rajasekharan, S.


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S. Rajasekharan (born 1946) is a literary critic and poet in the Malayalam language, in India. He was the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit in Kalady, Kerala .
Rajeevan, T. P.


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Thachom Poyil Rajeevan (born 1959, Paleri in Kozhikode, Kerala, India ) is a poet, novelist and literary reviewer in Kerala, a southern state in India. He writes both in Malayalam, his native language and English. His poems have been translated into many languages and published in the United States and Europe. A regular contributor for The Hindu, where he writes literary reviews mostly in English. Although he enjoys a well-established place among the contemporary poets of Malayalam and started publishing poems in the early 1980s, he is not a prolific writer. There are 3 collections of poetry in Malayalam to his credit to date.
Raji, Remi


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Aderemi Raji-Oyelade is a Nigerian poet, writing in English. He is popularly known by his pen name, Remi Raji.
Rakosi, Carl


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. American Objectivist poet
Rakovský, Martin


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Márton Rakovszky de Rákó was a Renaissance era Hungarian poet and humanist scholar who lived in what is modern day Slovakia during the mid 16th century. He used the Rakóczy as pen-name, as the name of the family-estate was called "Rakouch," where the name "Rákóc" derives from.
Sir Walter Raleigh Raleigh, Sir Walter


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A famed English writer, poet, courtier and explorer.. English aristocrat writer poet soldier courtier spy and explorer
Raleigh, Walter


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Sir Walter Raleigh (/ ' r l i /, / ' r æ l i /, or / ' r l i / ; c. 1554 – 29 October 1618) was an English aristocrat, writer, poet, soldier, courtier, spy, and explorer. He is also well known for popularizing tobacco in England.
Ralin, Radoy


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Radoy Ralin (Bulgarian) (April 22, 1923 – July 22, 2004), born Dimitar Stoyanov (Bulgarian), was a famous Bulgarian dissident, poet, and satirist .
Ram, Bhagat Kanvar


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Bhagat Kanwar Ram (Sindhi: ) was a Sindhi singer and Sufi poet. Bhagat Kanwar Ram was assassinated in communal riots in Sukkur in December 1939.
Ramachandran, P. P.


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P. P. Ramachandran is a Malayalam poet. His poems are collected in two books, Kanekkane (Thrissur: Current Books) and Rantay Murichathu (Cut into Two) (Thrissur: Current Books). He is a high school teacher in A.V.High School ponnani. He is living in vattamkulam, a small town in malappuram district.
Ramakrishna,


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mystic, philosopher, poet
Ramakrishnan, Kadammanitta


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M. R. Ramakrishna Panikkar (22 March 1935 – 31 March 2008), popularly known as Kadammanitta Ramakrishnan or Kadammanitta, was an Indian poet. He was born in Kadammanitta province of Pathanamthitta district, Kerala. His childhood experiences, especially the Patayani songs, imparted strong influence in his literary work. With his powerful and mind provoking poems he became one of the rebellious voices in modern Malayalam literature. More than anything, it was his style of reciting his own poems in a powerful and efficient manner that made him darling of many progressives. He was awarded the Kerala Sahithya Academy award in 1982.
Ramanujan, A. K.


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Attipate Krishnaswami Ramanujan (March 16, 1929 – July 13, 1993) also known as A. K. Ramanujan was a scholar of Indian literature who wrote in both English and Kannada. Ramanujan was an Indian poet, scholar and author, a philologist, folklorist, translator, poet and playwright. His academic research ranged across five languages: Tamil, Kannada, Telugu, Sanskrit, and English. He published works on both classical and modern variants of these literature and also argued strongly for giving local, non-standard dialects their due.
Ramavarma, Vayalar


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Vayalar Ramavarma (March 28, 1928 – October 27, 1975), often known as Vayalar, was a modern Malayalam language poet and lyricist from the southern Indian state of Kerala. His famous works include Sargasangeetham, Mulankaadu, Padamudrakal, Aayisha, Oru Judas janikkunnu .
Rambhadracharya,


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religious leader, educationist, Sanskrit scholar, polyglot, poet, author, textual commentator, philosopher, composer, singer, playwright and Katha artist
Ramdas, Samarth


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Ramdas was noted 17th-century saint and spiritual poet Maharashtra. He is most remembered for his Advaita Vedanta (Non-dualism) text Dasbodh. Samarth Ramdas was a devotee of Lord Hanuman and Lord Rama. His birth name was Narayan Suryajipant Kulkarni Thosar.
Rampolokeng, Lesego


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Lesego Rampolokeng (born 7 July 1965) is a South African writer, playwright and performance poet .
Rampuri, Gurcharan


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Gurcharan Rampuri (Punjabi) is a Canadian poet of Punjabi descent who writes in the Punjabi language. He lives in Coquitlam, British Columbia .
Ran, Nazim Hikmet


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Nâzim Hikmet Ran (15 January 1902 – 3 June 1963), commonly known as Nâzim Hikmet (Turkish:  [na'zm hic'met] ), was a Turkish poet, playwright, novelist and memoirist. He was acclaimed for the "lyrical flow of his statements". Described as a "romantic communist" and "romantic revolutionary", he was repeatedly arrested for his political beliefs and spent much of his adult life in prison or in exile. His poetry has been translated into more than fifty languages.
Rana, Mohan


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poet
Rana, Munawwar


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Munawwar Rana (Urdu : , Hi : ) (born 1952) is an Urdu poet. He is known [ by whom ] to be a sensitive poet who uses Hindi and Awadhi words in the couplets. He is known for his Urdu couplets praising mother. He is considered [ by whom ] to be one of the most successful poets at Mushairas and is popular outside India also.
Ranchan, Som


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Som Prakash Ranchan (born 1 March 1932) is an Indian poet writing in English, a scholar, a literary critic, a revisionist of Indian culture, literary and secular personalities, and a novelist born in Lahore Cantt (now in Pakistan ). He has often been described as a “Poet of Many Voices” with the note of mythical/mystical themes noticeable in his writings. His psycho-analytical studies have the influence of the depth psychology of Carl Jung, Alfred Adler and Sigmund Freud ; the mythological studies of Joseph Campbell ; the spiritual endeavors of Aurobindo, Otto Rank, Rudolfe, Vedanta and Tantra, and the philosophical notions that of Schopenhauer .
Rand, Theodore Harding


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Theodore Harding Rand (8 February 1835 – 29 May 1900) was a Canadian educator and poet .
Randall, Dudley


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Dudley Randall (January 14, 1914 - August 5, 2000) was an African American poet and poetry publisher from Detroit, Michigan. He founded a publishing company called Broadside Press in 1965, which published many leading African American writers. Randall's most famous poem is "The Ballad of Birmingham", written during the 1960s, about the 1963 bombing of the church Martin Luther King, Jr. belonged to in Birmingham, Alabama. Randall's poetry is characterized by simplicity and realism.. African American poet and publisher
Randall, Julia


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Julia Randall (1924–2005) was an American poet .
Randolph, Thomas


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Thomas Randolph (15 June 1605, Newnham-cum-Badby, near Daventry, Northamptonshire, England – March 1635, Blatherwycke, Northamptonshire) was an English poet and dramatist. He was baptized on 18 June 1605 and was the uncle of American colonist William Randolph.. English poet and dramatist
Ranjha, Muhammad Bashir


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Muhammad Bashir Ranjha (Urdu) (born August 15, 1964) is a Pakistani poet, story writer, critic & journalist. His writings are being considered as a reference for researchers and critics.
Rankin, Jennifer


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Jennifer Rankin (born Jennifer Mary Haynes ) (18 November 1941 – 8 December 1979) was a 20th-century Australian poet and playwright. Rankin was born in and grew up in Sydney and went to Ravenswood Methodist School. She then studied English and Psychology at University of Sydney and completed a Diploma of Education at UNE in 1968. She worked mainly in education in Australia and England .
Rannit, Alexis


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Alexis Rannit (born Alexey Konstantinovich Dolgoshev - ; Estonian: Aleksis Rannit ; 14 October 1914 Kallaste, Governorate of Livonia — 5 January 1985 New Haven, Connecticut, USA) was an Estonian poet, critic and literature researcher.
Ransom, John Crowe


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. American poet essayist magazine editor and professor
Rao, Mani


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Mani Rao (born 28 February 1965) is an Indian poet and translator, writing in English .
Rapai, Agnes


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The native form of this personal name is Rapai Ágnes. This article uses the Western name order.
Rapin, Nicolas


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Nicolas Rapin (1535 – 16 February 1608) was a French Renaissance magistrate, royal officer, translator, poet and satirist, known for being one of the authors of the Satire Ménippée (1593/4) and an outspoken critic of the excesses of the Holy League during the Wars of Religion .
Rasa, Risto


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Risto Olavi Rasa (born April 29, 1954 in Helsinki ) is a Finnish poet. He writes short nature poems. He is a librarian in Somero .
Raschkow, Süsskind


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Süsskind Raschkow was a German poet of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth century. He was the author of the following works: " Yosef v'Asenat ," a drama (1817); "Hayye Shimshon ," an epic poem (1824); and "Tal Yaldut," poems and proverbs (1835).
Rashid, Ian Iqbal


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Ian Iqbal Rashid (born in 1971, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania ) is a poet, screenwriter and film maker.
Rasmussen, Gorm Henrik


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Gorm Henrik Rasmussen (born 1955) is a Danish poet who wrote the first biography about the guitarist and singer-songwriter Nick Drake, Pink Moon (1986). The book is based upon interviews Gorm Henrik Rasmussen made with Nick Drake's parents, Rodney and Molly Drake, in their home in Tanworth-in-Arden, Warwickshire, England, in 1979 and 1980. Pink Moon was re-written and translated into English in 2009. In 2012, it became the launch title for Rocket 88, a new music book imprint of Essential Works. A Spanish version has also appeared in 2012.
Rasmussen, Halfdan


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Halfdan Rasmussen (January 29, 1915 in Copenhagen – March 2, 2002) was a Danish poet. He was known for his literary nonsense verse for children and his serious adult writings about social issues and human rights. He was awarded with the Ministry of Culture's children book prize (Kulturministeriets Børnebogspris) in 1965.
Rasu, Perumal


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Perumal Rasu. R (Tamil:. ; born on 19 November 1931) is an Indian poet and a writer from Krishnagiri, Krishnagiri District, Tamil Nadu .
Ratan Bhatnagar, Ram


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scholar, professor, writer and critic of poetry and literature
Ratcliffe, Stephen


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Stephen Ratcliffe (born July 7, 1948 in Boston, Massachusetts) is a contemporary U.S. poet and critic who has published numerous books of poetry and three books of criticism. He lives in Bolinas, CA and is the publisher of Avenue B Press. Formerly the director of the Creative Writing program at Mills College in Oakland, CA where he has been an instructor for more than 25 years, Ratcliffe continues to teach Creative Writing (poetry) and Literature (poetry, Shakespeare) courses there.. American poet and critic
Rath, Ramakant


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Ramakanta Rath (Oriya) (born 13 December 1934) is one of the most renowned modernist poets in the Oriya literature. Heavily influenced by the poets such as T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, Rath experimented greatly with form and style. The quest for the mystical, the riddles of life and death, the inner solitude of individual selves, and subservience to material needs and carnal desires are among this philosopher-poet's favorite themes. His poetry betrays a sense of pessimism along with counter-aesthetics, and he steadfastly refuses to put on the garb of a preacher of goodness and absolute beauty. His poetry is full of melancholy and laments the inevitability of death and the resultant feeling of futility. The poetic expressions found in his creations carry a distinct sign of symbolic annotations to spiritual and metaphysical contents of life. Often transcending beyond ordinary human capabilities, the poet reaches the higher territories of sharp intellectualism. The contents have varied from a modernist interpretation of ancient Sanskrit literature protagonist Radha in the poem "Sri Radha" to the ever-present and enthralling death-consciousness espoused in "Saptama Ritu" (The Seventh Season).
Rath, Srinivas


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Srinivas Rath is a poet writing in Sanskrit. He lives in Ujjain, India and was instrumental in the sustenance of the Kalidas Akademi, a center of arts and literature in Western India. Rath Sahib, as he is called by many, has written a collection of poems entitled "tad eva gaganam saiva dhara," published by the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan in the 1990s (already two impressions), which won a Sahitya Akademi Award for 1999, and is still completing a mahakavya entitled Baladevacarita.
Ratha, Brajanath


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Brajanath Ratha (born January 12, 1936; Sunhat, Balasore, Odisha ) is an Indian poet who writes in Oriya. Brajanath Ratha is internationally recognized and is the recipient of many prestigious awards like the Orissa Sahitya Academy Award, Vishuba Award, Gokarnika Award, First Shudramuni Sahitya Award and Honoured by South Korea's Ambassador, from Global Cooperation Society International, Seol, Republic of Korea for Contribution in World welfare, Cooperation and Services.
Rathaille, Aogán Ó


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Aodhagán Ó Rathaille or Egan O'Rahilly (1670–1726), was an Irish language poet. He is credited with creating the first fully developed Aisling.
Ratosh, Yonatan


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Uriel Shelach (Hebrew) (November 18, 1908 – March 25, 1981), better known by his pen name Yonatan Ratosh (Hebrew), was an Israeli poet and the founder of the Canaanite movement .
Raud, Mart


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Mart Raud (14 September 1903 - 6 July 1980) was an Estonian poet, playwright and writer.
Rautee, Elsa


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Elsa Elina Rautee (February 7, 1897 Tottijärvi - February 15, 1987 Nokia) was a Finnish poet of the labor movement who wrote the lyrics in the 1930s to the song "Brother Sister (Veli Sisko)". The song is an anti-war song written after the Spanish Civil War .
Rawlings, Angela


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Angela Rawlings (known as a.rawlings ) is a Canadian poet, editor, and interdisciplinary artist. Her poetry has been translated into Dutch, French, Icelandic, Korean, and Spanish.
Tom Raworth Raworth, Tom


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Tom Raworth (Thomas Moore Raworth) (born 1938) is a London-born poet and visual artist who has published over forty books of poetry and prose since 1966. His works has been translated and published in many countries. Raworth is a key figure in the British Poetry Revival. He lives in Brighton, England.. British poet and visual artist; key figure in the British Poetry Revival
Ray, Bharatchandra


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Bharatchandra Ray (Bengali : ; 1712–1760) was an 18th-century Bengali and Sanskrit poet and song composer. He is mostly known for his poetic work, Annadamangal or Annapurnamangal. He is often referred to simply as Bharatchandra .
Ray, Dwijendralal


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Dwijendralal Ray (Bengali : ; 19 July 1863 – 17 May 1913), also known as D. L. Ray (Bengali :. . ), was a Bengali poet, playwright, and musician. He was known for his Hindu mythological and Nationalist historical plays and songs known as Dwijendrageeti or the Songs of Dwijendralal, which number over 500, create a separate sub-genre of Bengali Music. Two of his most famous compositions are Dhana Dhanya Pushpa Bhara and Banga Amar Janani Amar. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in early modern Bengali literature.
Ray, Man


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Man Ray (born Emmanuel Radnitzky, August 27, 1890 – November 18, 1976) was an American modernist artist who spent most of his career in Paris, France. He was a significant contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements, although his ties to each were informal. He produced major works in a variety of media but considered himself a painter above all. He was best known in the art world for his avant-garde photography, and he was a renowned fashion and portrait photographer. Ray is also noted for his work with photograms, which he called "rayographs" in reference to himself.
Ray, Radhanath


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Radhanath Ray (Oriya) (1848–1908) is an Oriya poet of initial modernity era in Oriya poetry during the later part of nineteenth century, and is honoured in Oriya literature with the title Kabibara. In his early life, he composed in both Bengali and Oriya languages, but later he shifted his writings in Oriya only. [ citation needed ] He was born on 28 September 1848, at Kedarpur village in Baleswar district, Odisha. He has contributed verses and poetry for Oriya literature in the nineteenth century.
Ray, Sukumar


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Sukumar Ray (Bengali : ;   Sukumar Ra   (help · info ) ) (October 30, 1887 – September 10, 1923) was a Bengali humorous poet, story writer and playwright who mainly wrote for children. His works such as the collection of poems "Aboltabol" (Bengali : )("Gibberish"), novella " HaJaBaRaLa " (Bengali : ), short story collection "Pagla Dashu" (Bengali : ; "Crazy Dashu") and play "Chalachittachanchari" (Bengali : ) are considered equal in stature to Alice in Wonderland. More than 80 years after his death, Ray remains one of the most popular of children's writers in both West Bengal and Bangladesh .
Wayne Ray Ray, Wayne


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Wayne Scott Ray (born 1950 in Alabama) is a Canadian poet and photographer.. American-born Canadian poet and photographer
Raza, Rahi Masoom


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Rahi Masoom Reza (1925-1992), born in Ghazipur, Uttar Pradesh, India, was an Urdu poet. He won the Filmfare Best Dialogue Award for the hit film Main Tulsi Tere Aangan Ki in 1979. He also wrote in Hindustani and Hindi language and was a lyricist of Bollywood .
Rázus, Martin


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Martin Rázus (pseudonym : Mrazák ) (18 October 1888, Liptovský Mikuláš - 8 August 1937, Brezno) was a Slovak poet, dramatist, writer, politician and evangelical priest
Read, Herbert


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Sir Herbert Edward Read, DSO, MC (1893–1968) was an English anarchist, poet, and critic of literature and art. He was one of the earliest English writers to take notice of existentialism, and was strongly influenced by proto-existentialist thinker Max Stirner .
Readman, Angela


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Angela Readman (born 1973 in Middlesbrough) is an English poet.. English poet
Reaney, James


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James Crerar Reaney was an influential Canadian poet, playwright, librettist, and professor, "whose works transform small-town Ontario life into the realm of dream and symbol.". Canadian poet playwright librettist and professor
Reavey, George


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George Reavey (1 May 1907 – 11 August 1976) was a Russian-born Irish surrealist poet, publisher, translator and art collector. He was also Samuel Beckett 's first literary agent. In addition to his own poetry, Reavey's translations and critical prose helped introduce 20th century Russian poetry to an English-speaking audience. He was also the first publisher to bring out a collection of English translations of the French surrealist poet Paul Éluard .
Rebibo, Janice


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Janice Silverman Rebibo (born 1950) is an Israeli poet who began writing in Hebrew in the mid-1980s.
Reddiyar, Annamalai


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Annamalai Reddiyar was a Tamil poet. He was born in Chennikulam, Sankarankoil taluk, Tirunelveli district of Tamil Nadu in 1865. His mother is Ovuammal. His father is chennavar. He was very creative in his child hood. He wrote books like kaavadisindhu, gomathi anthathi, veerai anthathi.
Reddy, C. Narayana


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Dr. Cingireddy Narayana Reddy (born 29 July 1931) is an Indian poet and writer. He won the Jnanpith Award in 1988 and is considered to be an authority on Telugu literature. He is known as Cinare .
Reddy, C. R.


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Cattamanchi Ramalinga Reddy OM (December 10, 1880 – February 24, 1951), also popularly known as Sir C.R. Reddy, was an educationist and political thinker, essayist and economist, and poet and literary critic. He wrote his works in Telugu and English, which reveal his deep love and learning of classics as well as modernity of his outlook.
Reddy, Gona Budda


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Gona Budda Reddy (13th century CE) was a poet living in southern India. His Ranganatha Ramayanam was a pioneering work in the Telugu language on the theme of the Ramayana epic. It is divided into seven khandas (parts). The work has become part of cultural life in Andhra Pradesh and is used in puppet shows.
Redhill, Michael


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Michael Redhill (born 12 June 1966) is an American -born Canadian poet, playwright and novelist. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, Redhill was raised in the metropolitan Toronto, Ontario area. He pursued one year of study at Indiana University, and then returned to Canada, completing his education at York University and the University of Toronto. He was on the editorial board of Coach House Press from 1993 to 1996, and is currently the publisher and editor of the Canadian literary magazine Brick .
Redij, Amol


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Amol Redij (Marathi) (born September 18, 1977) is an English poet, writer and creative content designer from Maharashtra, India. He also writes scripts for short films and theatre.
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Mauricio Redolés (born on 6 June 1953 in Santiago de Chile, Chile ) is a Chilean poet, singer-songwriter and musician. His literary and musical work is characterised by irony, satire, humour and use of colloquialisms .
Reed, Henry


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Henry Reed (22 February 1914 - 8 December 1986) was a British poet, translator, radio dramatist and journalist.. British poet translator radio dramatist and journalist
Ishmael Reed Reed, Ishmael


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Ishmael Scott Reed (born 22 February 1938) is an American poet, essayist, and novelist. A prominent African-American literary figure, Reed is known for his satirical works challenging American political culture, and highlighting political and cultural oppression.. American poet essayist playwright and novelist
Rees, Ennis


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Ennis Samuel Rees, Jr. (March 17, 1925 – March 24, 2009) was an American poet and professor. He was named by Governor Richard Wilson Riley as the third South Carolina Poet Laureate from 1984 to 1985.
Reese, Lizette Woodworth


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Lizette Woodworth Reese: American poet. Lizette Woodworth Reese poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Lizette Woodworth Reese biography.
Reeser, Jennifer


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Jennifer Reeser: American poet. Jennifer Reeser poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Jennifer Reeser biography.
Regelson, Abraham


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Abraham Regelson (1896–1981; Hebrew: ) was a Hebrew poet, author, children's author, translator, and editor.. Israeli Hebrew poet author children's author translator and editor
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Henri-François-Joseph de Régnier (December 28, 1864 – May 23, 1936) was a French symbolist poet, considered one of the most important of France during the early 20th century.
rehmani, Sabih


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Syed Sabihuddin Sabih Rehmani (Urdu : ) is a renowned name in the field of Na’at broadcaster from Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan. He is not only a leading Na’at khawan but has initiated extensive research work to establish ‘Na’at’ as a genre for the first time in the history of Urdu literature. He has also inspired many people to do research work on a variety of Na’at dimensions in different institutes. He is pioneer member of ARY's Religious TV channel ARY QTV and currently giving his services for ARY Qtv as Sr. Manager Planning Research and P.R. Sabih Rehmani was born on June 27, 1965 at Karachi. Syed Sabih Rehmani has dedicated his life to Urdu Naat for last two decades his contribution towards the treasure of Urdu Naat is simply incredible both in terms of quality and quantity. The spectrum of his services is broad. Broadly speaking it encompasses three major dimensions. Firstly he enjoys worldwide recognition as one of the leading Naat khawns of the sub continent. Secondly he has earned a sound reputation as one of the most distinguished, unique and original poet of modern Urdu Naat. And last but not the least, Saih rehmani is an outstanding research scholar with focused eye on various aspects of Naat and having an enviably sound background of Urdu literature.
Reid, Christopher


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Christopher Reid (born 13 May 1949) is a Hong Kong-born British poet, essayist, cartoonist, and writer. He has been nominated twice for the Whitbread Awards in 1996 and in 1997. A contemporary of Martin Amis, he was educated at Exeter College, Oxford. He is one of the exponents of Martian poetry which employs unusual metaphors to render everyday experiences and objects unfamiliar. He has worked as poetry editor at Faber and Faber and Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Hull. In January 2010 he was awarded the 2009 Costa Book Award for A Scattering, written as a tribute to his late wife, Lucinda Gane. The work won in the poetry category, and overall Best Book of the Year, becoming the first poet to take the overall prize since Seamus Heaney in 1999.. Hong Kong-born British poet essayist cartoonist and writer
Reid, D. C.


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Dennis Reid (born 5 August 1952) is a Canadian poet, novelist and short story writer. He also writes about fly fishing, high end automobiles, round the world yacht races and the human brain. The latter subject covers the last fifteen years of human brain science, creativity and how poets do their art.
Reid, Jamie


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Jamie Reid (born April 10, 1941) is a Canadian poet, writer, and arts organizer/activist. He was born in Timmins, Ontario and came of age on the west coast of Canada.
Reisen, Abraham


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Avrom Reyzen (Abraham Reisen) (1876 – 1953) was a Yiddish writer, poet and editor, and the elder brother of the Yiddishist Zalman Reisen .
Reizan, Ido


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Ido Reizan ( ) (1859–1935) was a Japanese journalist, writer, poet, and liberal activist. He was involved in Freedom and People's Rights Movement (, Jiyu Minken Undo ), which appears to have forced him into a nomadic lifestyle.
Rej, Mikolaj


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Mikolaj Re j or Mikolaj Re y of Naglowice (February 4, 1505 – between September 8 and October 5, 1569) was a Polish poet and prose writer of the emerging Renaissance in Poland as it succeeded the Middle Ages, as well as a politician and musician. He was the first Polish author to write exclusively in the Polish language, and is considered (with Biernat of Lublin and Jan Kochanowski ), to be one of the founders of Polish literary language and literature.
Relph, Joseph


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Joseph Relph (December 3, 1712 – June 26, 1743) was a Cumberland poet (his first name is given as Josiah in later editions of the Dictionary of National Biography ). His poetical works were first published in 1747 under the title of A Miscellany of Poems. They were edited by Thomas Sanderson, who supplied a biography of the author and a pastoral elegy on his death. A second edition appeared at Carlisle in 1798, with the biography and engravings by Thomas Bewick .
Rendra, W.S.


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Willibrordus Surendra Broto Rendra (7 November 1935 - 6 August 2009 in Depok, West Java - aged 73), widely known as Rendra or W. S. Rendra, was an Indonesian dramatist, poet, activist, performer, actor and director .
Repchuk, Tracy


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Tracy Lynn Repchuk (born 1965) is a Canadian writer and poet. Repchuk is the president and founder of the Canadian Federation of Poets and Editor of Poetry Canada Magazine .
Retamar, Roberto Fernández


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Roberto Fernández Retamar (born June 9, 1930, Havana ) is a Cuban poet, essayist, literary critic and President of the Casa de las Américas. In his role as President of the organization, Fernández also serves on the Council of State of Cuba. An early close confidant of Che Guevara and Fidel Castro, he has remained a central figure in Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. Retamar has also written over a dozen major collections of verse and founded the Casa de las Americas cultural magazine. Professor De Castro Rocha, at the University of Manchester has described Retamar as "one of the most distinguished Latin American intellectuals of the twentieth century." In 1989, he was award the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award and most important award of its type.
Reverdy, Pierre


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. French poet inspired by and influencing Surrealism Dadaism and Cubism
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Rewani, (c.1475 - 1524), Ilyas Shudja Celebi, was an Ottoman poet. Born in Edirne the son of 'Abd Allah, he was employed by Bayezid II as administrator of the surre ; money for the poor in the holy cities of Mecca and Medina. After being accused of embezzling, he was promptly dismissed. He found service with Prince Selim, Bayezid's son, in Trabzon Province. Yet again, he fell into disfavor through some indiscretion, but was forgiven by Prince Selim. Following Selim's overthrow of Bayezid II, Rewani became superintendent of the kitchen(matbakh emini ) and later entrusted with the administration of the Hagia Sofia. Yet, during his lifetime, Rewani was accused of peculation and plagiarism.
Kenneth Rexroth Rexroth, Kenneth


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Kenneth Rexroth (December 22, 1905–June 6, 1982) was an American poet, translator and critical essayist. He was among the first poets in the United States to explore traditional Japanese poetic forms such as haiku. He is regarded as a central figure in the San Francisco Renaissance.. American poet translator and critical essayist
Rey, Sydor


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Sydor Rey born Izydor Reiss (6 September 1908 – 15 November 1979) was a Polish poet and novelist. During the Interbellum he worked in the Jewish orphanage of Janusz Korczak in Warsaw. He dedicated his short story Aniol-Stróz ("Guardian Angel"; 1957), part of his book Ksiega rozbitków, to the memory of Janusz Korczak. A bisexual author, Sydor Rey did not frequently tackle gay subjects in his writings.
Reyzen, Avrom


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Avrom Reyzen (Abraham Reisen) (1876 – 1953) was a Yiddish writer, poet and editor, and the elder brother of the Yiddishist Zalman Reisen .
Reznikoff, Charles


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Charles Reznikoff (August 31, 1894 - January 22, 1976) was the poet for whom the term Objectivist was first coined. When asked by Harriet Munroe to provide an introduction to what became known as the Objectivist issue of Poetry, Louis Zukofsky provided his essay Sincerity and Objectification: With Special Reference to the Work of Charles Reznikoff. This established the name of the loose-knit group of 2nd generation modernist poets and the two characteristics of their poetry: sincerity and objectification.. American Objectivist poet
Rhodes, Shane


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Shane Rhodes is a Canadian poet .
Rhyfel, Gwilym


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Gwilym Rhyfel (fl. 12th century) was a Welsh language poet and warrior.
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Maredudd ap Rhys was a Welsh language poet and priest from Powys .
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Rhisiart ap Rhys (fl. c.1495 - c.1510) was a Welsh language poet from the cwmwd of Tir Iarll, Glamorgan .
Riaz, Fahmida


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Fahmida Riaz (Urdu) is a well known Progressive Urdu writer, poet, and feminist of Pakistan. Along with Zehra Nigah, Parveen Shakir, and Kishwar Naheed, Riaz is amongst the most prominent female Urdu poets in Pakistan. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Masnavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi from Persian into Urdu. She has also translated the works of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz from Sindhi to Urdu.
Riaz, Fehmida


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Fahmida Riaz (Urdu) is a well known Progressive Urdu writer, poet, and feminist of Pakistan. Along with Zehra Nigah, Parveen Shakir, and Kishwar Naheed, Riaz is amongst the most prominent female Urdu poets in Pakistan. She is author of Godaavari, Khatt-e Marmuz, and Khana e Aab O Gil, the first translation of the Masnavi of Maulana Jalaluddin Rumi from Persian into Urdu. She has also translated the works of Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai and Shaikh Ayaz from Sindhi to Urdu.
Riba, Carles


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Carles Riba i Bracons (Catalan pronunciation:  ['karlz 'riß] ) (23 September 1893 - 1959) was a Catalan poet, writer and translator.
Ricardo, Cassiano


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Cassiano Ricardo (July 26, 1895 – January 14, 1974) was a Brazilian journalist, literary critic, and poet.
Stan Rice Rice, Stan


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Stan Rice (November 7, 1942 – December 9, 2002) was an American poet and artist. He was the husband of author Anne Rice.
Rice, Stan


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Stan Rice (November 7, 1942 – December 9, 2002) was an American poet and artist. He was the husband of author Anne Rice.. American poet and artist; husband of author Anne Rice
Rich, Adrienne


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. American poet essayist and feminist
Rich, Susan


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Susan Rich: American poet. Susan Rich poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Susan Rich biography.
Ricketts, Harry


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Harry Ricketts (born 1950) is a poet, biographer, editor, anthologist, critic, academic, literary scholar and cricket writer. Best known for his biographies of Rudyard Kipling and of a dozen British First World War poets, his poems, essays and short fiction have also appeared internationally.
Riddell, Elizabeth


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Elizabeth Riddell (21 March 1910 – 3 July 1998) was an Australian poet and journalist.
Ridge, Lola


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. Irish-born American anarchist poet and editor
Riding, Laura


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Laura (Riding) Jackson (January 16, 1901 – September 2, 1991) was an American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer.. American poet critic novelist essayist and short story writer
Ridler, Anne


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Anne Barbara Ridler OBE (née Bradby) (30 July 1912 – 15 October 2001) was a British poet, and Faber and Faber editor, selecting the Faber A Little Book of Modern Verse with T. S. Eliot (1941). Her Collected Poems (Carcanet Press) were published in 1994. She turned to libretto work and verse plays; it was later in life that she earned official recognition, receiving an OBE in 2001.. British poet and editor
Riley, Denise


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Denise Riley (born 1948, Carlisle ) is an English poet and philosopher who began to be published in the 1970s. Her poetry is remarkable for its paradoxical interrogation of selfhood within the lyric mode. Her critical writings on motherhood, women in history, "identity", and philosophy of language, are recognised as an important contribution to feminism and contemporary philosophy. She was, until recently, Professor of Literature with Philosophy at the University of East Anglia and is currently A. D. White Professor-at-large at Cornell University. She was formerly Writer in Residence at Tate Gallery London, and has held fellowships at Brown University and at Birkbeck, University of London. Among her poetry publications is Penguin Modern Poets 10, with Douglas Oliver and Iain Sinclair (1996). She lives in London.
James Whitcomb Riley Riley, James Whitcomb


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Beloved American writer and poet called the "Hoosier poet".. American writer poet; known as the Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet
Riley, John


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John Riley (1937–1978) was a poet who was associated with the British Poetry Revival .
Riley, Peter


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Peter Riley (born 1940) is a contemporary English poet, essayist, and editor. Riley is known as a Cambridge poet, part of the group vaguely associated with J. H. Prynne which today is acknowledged as an important center of innovative poetry in the United Kingdom. Riley was an editor and major contributor to The English Intelligencer. He is the author of ten books of poetry, and many small-press booklets. He is also the current poetry editor of the Fortnightly Review and a recipient of the Cholmondeley Award in 2012 for "achievement and distinction in poetry".
Rainer Maria Rilke Rilke, Rainer Maria


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Rainer Maria Rilke was a Bohemian–Austrian poet and art critic. He is considered one of the most significant poets in the German language.. Bohemian-Austrian poet
Rimbaud, Arthur


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. French symbolist poet; part of the decadent movement
Rimbaud, Penny


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Jeremy John Ratter (born 8 June 1943) is better known as Penny (Lapsang) Rimbaud. He is a writer, poet, philosopher, painter, musician and activist. He was a former member of the performance art groups EXIT and Ceres Confusion, and in 1972 was co-founder with Phil Russell aka Wally Hope of the Stonehenge Free Festivals. In 1977, alongside Steve Ignorant, he co-founded the seminal anarchist punk band Crass which disbanded in 1984. From that time up until 2000 he devoted himself almost entirely to writing, returning to the public platform in 2001 as a performance poet working alongside Australian saxophonist Louise Elliott and a wide variety of jazz musicians under the umbrella of Penny Rimbaud's Last Amendment .
Rin, Ishigaki


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Ishigaki Rin ( , February 21, 1920 – December 26, 2004) was a Japanese poet. Her motifs were pots, the nameplate on the house, and those things people find in their daily life. Instead of using complicated words, she wrote with simple words and compositions. Her poetry was based on common sense. Her words were the consciousness of a single female person in both the home and in society, as a working woman and an ordinary woman who engaged in housekeeping after work. Her attitude toward other individuals and society was unaggressive, but always allowed them to keep their dignity as individuals. Some of her poems are used in textbooks on the Japanese-language and she is therefore one of best-known contemporary poets in Japan.
Riordan, Maurice


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Maurice Riordan (born 1953) is an Irish poet, translator, and editor. Born in Lisgoold, County Cork, Riordan has published three collections of poetry: A Word from the Loki (1995), a largely London-based collection which was a Poetry Book Society Choice and shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize ; Floods (2000) which took a more millennial tone, and was shortlisted for the Whitbread Poetry Award; and The Holy Land (2007) which contains a sequence of Idylls or prose poems and returns to Riordan's Irish roots more directly than his earlier work. It received the Michael Hartnett Award.
Rios, Alberto


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Alberto Álvaro Ríos (born 1952 in Nogales, Arizona) is the author of ten books and chapbooks of poetry, three collections of short stories, and a memoir. His books of poems include, most recently, The Dangerous Shirt, along with The Theater of Night, winner of the 2007 PEN/Beyond Margins Award, The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body, finalist for the National Book Award, Teodoro Luna's Two Kisses, The Lime Orchard Woman, The Warrington Poems, Five Indiscretions, and Whispering to Fool the Wind, which won the Walt Whitman Award. His three collections of short stories are, most recently, The Curtain of Trees, along with Pig Cookies and The Iguana Killer, which won the first Western States Book Award for Fiction, judged by Robert Penn Warren. His memoir about growing up on the Mexico-Arizona border, called Capirotada, won the Latino Literary Hall of Fame Award and was designated the OneBookArizona choice for 2009.
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Sixto Pondal Ríos (April 8, 1907 - September 29, 1968) was an Argentine screenwriter, poet and dramatist.
Rishah, Umar Abu


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Omar Abu-Riche (Arabic : ) (10 April 1910 – 15 July 1990) was an influential Syrian poet known for his pioneering works.
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Yiannis Ritsos (Greek : G ts ) (Monemvasia 1 May 1909 - Athens 11 November 1990) was a Greek poet and left-wing activist and an active member of the Greek Resistance during World War II .
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Tomás Rivera (December 22, 1935 – May 16, 1984) was a Chicano author, poet, and educator. He was born in Texas to migrant farm workers, and worked in the fields as a young boy. However, he achieved social mobility through education—earning a degree at Southwest Texas State University (now known as Texas State University ), and later a Doctor of Philosophy degree (PhD) at the University of Oklahoma—and came to believe strongly in the virtues of education for Mexican-Americans.
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Pi Rixiu (Chinese: ; pinyin: Pí Rìxiu; Wade–Giles: P'i Jihhsiu) (ca. 834 – 883) was a Tang Dynasty poet. His courtesy names ware Yishao and Ximei, and he wrote under the pen name Lumengzhi. Pi was a contemporary of poet Lu Guimeng; these two poets are often referred to as Pi-Lu.. Tang Dynasty poet
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Khawar Rizvi(June 1, 1938—November 15, 1981) was a prominent poet of Urdu and Persian. He was respected as an enlightened intellectual and scholar as well. Mainly his fame is due to his poetry. His real name was Syed Sibte Hassan Rizvi. He adopted” Khawar” as his pen-name for writing poetry and essays. Khawar means in Persian “The East”. Khawar was a great lover and admirer of East, eastern way of life and eastern values.. Urdu and Persian poet scholar
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Khurshid Rizvi is a Pakistani scholar, poet, linguist and historian of Arabic languages and literature.
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Shah Ïnayatullah (Sindhi : ) (c. 1613 – c. 1701), Shah Inayat or Inat, was a 17th-century Sindhi Sufi Poet from Nasarpur, Sindh, Pakistan .
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Jorge Ángel Livraga Rizzi (September 3, 1930 – October 7, 1991) was an Argentinian poet, novelist, philosopher, essayist, educator and lecturer of Italian heritage best known for having founded and directed New Acropolis, an international philosophical educational and cultural organisation. He was an academic member of the International Philo-Byzantine Academy and University(IPHBAU) and the International Burckhardt Academy (Italy), a knight of the Real Orden de San Ildefonso y San Atilano, and a recipient of the silver cross from the Société Académique Arts Sciences Lettres (France)
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Sir Charles George Douglas Roberts, KCMG   FRSC (January 10, 1860 – November 26, 1943) was a Canadian poet and prose writer who is known as the Father of Canadian Poetry. He was "almost the first Canadian author to obtain worldwide reputation and influence; he was also a tireless promoter and encourager of Canadian literature .... He published numerous works on Canadian exploration and natural history, verse, travel books, and fiction." "At his death he was regarded as Canada's leading man of letters."
Robertson, Lisa


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Lisa Robertson (born on July 22, 1961 in Toronto) is a Canadian poet. She currently lives in France.
Edwin Arlington Robinson Robinson, Edwin Arlington


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Edwin Arlington Robinson was an American poet who won three Pulitzer Prizes for his work.. American poet; won three Pulitzer Prizes
Robinson, Lennox


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Esmé Stuart Lennox Robinson (4 October 1886 - 15 October 1958) was an Irish dramatist, poet and theatre producer and director who was involved with the Abbey Theatre .
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Mary Therese Winifred Robinson (née Bourke) (Irish: Máire Mhic Róibín; born 21 May 1944) served as the seventh, and first female, President of Ireland from 1990 to 1997, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, from 1997 to 2002. She first rose to prominence as an academic, barrister, campaigner and member of the Irish Senate (1969–1989). She defeated Fianna Fáil's Brian Lenihan and Fine Gael's Austin Currie in the 1990 presidential election becoming, as an Independent candidate nominated by the Labour Party, the Workers' Party and independent senators, the first elected president in the office's history not to have had the support of Fianna Fáil.. English poet and novelist
Robinson, Mary Darby


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Mary Darby Robinson: English poet. Mary Darby Robinson poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Mary Darby Robinson biography.
Robinson, Roland


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Roland Edward Robinson OAM (12 June 1912 – 8 February 1992) was an Australian poet and writer.
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Albrecht Rodenbach (Dutch pronunciation:  ['lbrçt 'rodmbx] ; 27 October 1856 - 23 June 1880) was a Flemish poet, and a leader in the revival of Flemish literature that occurred in the late 19th Century. He is more noteworthy as a symbol of the Flemish movement, than for his actual activities, since he died at the age of 23. Hugo Verriest called Rodenbach the poet, the soul, the heart, the mind, the word of Reborn Flanders!.
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Georges Raymond Constantin Rodenbach (16 July 1855 – 25 December 1898) was a Belgian Symbolist poet and novelist.. Belgian Symbolist poet and novelist
Rodriguez, Judith


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Judith Catherine Rodriguez AM (born 13 February 1936) is a contemporary Australian poet .
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Luis J. Rodriguez (born 1954) is an American poet, novelist, journalist, critic, and columnist. His work has won several awards, and he is recognized as a major figure of contemporary Chicano literature. His best-known work, Always Running: La Vida Loca, Gang Days in L.A., is the recipient of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award, among others, and has been the subject of controversy when included on reading lists in California, Illinois, Michigan, and Texas schools due to its frank depictions of gang life. Rodriguez has also founded or co-founded numerous organizations, including the Tía Chucha Press, which publishes the work of unknown writers, Tía Chucha's Centro Cultural, a San Fernando Valley cultural center, and the Chicago -based Youth Struggling for Survival, an organization for at-risk youth.
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Carmen Rodríguez (born June 19, 1948) is a Chilean - Canadian author, poet, educator, political social activist, and a founding member of Aquelarre Magazine. Along with her husband and daughters, she fled to Canada after the Chilean Coup of 1973 and where she now resides as a political refugee. Rodríguez is known for her unique approach to writing, publishing most of her work in both Spanish and English. The translations of Rodríguez's work are done by her alone, a trend not commonly followed among other multilingual authors. Rodríguez translates her work until "[she feels] that both tips of [her] tongue and [her] two sets of ears were satisfied with the final product.'" Rodríguez's major works are and a body to remember with, a collection of short stories, and Guerra Prolongada/Protracted War, a collection of poems in both English and Spanish
Roethke, Theodore


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. American poet; 1954 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Rogers, Linda


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Linda Rogers (born 10 October 1944) is a Canadian poet and children's writer. She was born in Port Alice, British Columbia .
Rohrer, Matthew


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Matthew Rohrer (born 1970) is an American poet.. American poet
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Gonzalo Rojas Pizarro (December 20, 1917 – April 25, 2011) was a Chilean poet. His work is part of the continuing Latin American avant-garde literary tradition of the twentieth century. In 2003 he was awarded the Cervantes Prize .
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Pablo de Rokha is a Chilean poet born October 17, 1894 in Licantén, Chile ; died September 10, 1968 in Santiago, Chile. He won the Chilean Premio Nacional de Literatura (National Literature Prize in 1965 and is counted among the The four greats of Chilean poetry, along with Pablo Neruda, Vicente Huidobro and Gabriela Mistral. He is considered an avant-garde poet and an influential figure in the poetry scene of his country.
Rolt-Wheeler, Ethel


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Ethel Rolt Wheeler (July 12, 1869, Lewisham, London – October 1958, Glasgow ). Poet, author and journalist.
Romains, Jules


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Jules Romains, born Louis Henri Jean Farigoule (August 26, 1885 – August 14, 1972), was a French poet and writer and the founder of the Unanimism literary movement. His works include the play Knock ou le Triomphe de la médecine, and a cycle of works called Les Hommes de bonne volonté (Men of Good Will) .
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Immanuel ben Solomon ben Jekuthiel of Rome (Immanuel of Rome, Immanuel Romano, Manoello Giudeo ) (1261, Rome – 1328, Fermo, Italy ) was an Italian - Jewish scholar and satirical poet. He was a member of a prominent, wealthy family and occupied an important position in Rome, possibly secretary or treasurer of the Jewish community there. He preached on Yom Kippur and delivered discourses on special occasions. In 1325 he lost his entire fortune and was obliged to leave his home. All his friends deserted him and, "bowed by poverty and the double burden of age," he wandered through Italy until he found refuge in 1328 in Fermo in the march of Ancona at the home of a patron named Daniel, who provided for his old age and enabled him to devote himself to poetry.
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Mirza Azeem Baig Chughtai (December 30, 1928 – February 17, 2009), known in literary circles by his pen name Shabnam Romani (Urdu), was a renowned Urdu poet based in Karachi, Pakistan. Shabnam Romani wrote a number of books including Jazeera, Doosra Himala, and Tohmat. Romani was born in Budaun, India, but moved to Pakistan and lived most of his life in Karachi. He was the publisher and editor of Quarterly Aqdar, a literary Urdu magazine,. He wrote a regular column in Daily "Mashriq" Karachi.
Romero, Mario


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Mario Romero (February 15, 1943 – June 28, 1998) was an Argentine poet, playwright and translator.
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David Romtvedt, American poet
Rørdam, Valdemar


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Valdemar Rørdam (23 September 1872 – 13 July 1946) was a Danish national conservative poet and author. His most famous poem "Denmark in a thousand years" was a contender for becoming the Danish national hymn.
Rose Benét, William


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William Rose Benét (February 2, 1886 – May 4, 1950) was an American poet, writer, and editor. He was the older brother of Stephen Vincent Benét.. American poet writer and editor
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Peter Rosegger (31 July 1843 – 26 June 1918) was an Austrian poet from the province of Styria. He was a son of a farmer and grew up in the forests and fields. Rosegger (or Rossegger) went on to become a most productive poet and author as well as an insightful teacher and visionary. In his later years, he was honoured by officials from various Austrian universities and the city of Graz (the capital of Styria). He was nearly awarded the Nobel Prize in 1913 and is (at least among the people of Styria) something like a national hero to this day.. Austrian poet
Roseliep, Raymond


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Raymond Roseliep (August 11, 1917 – December 6, 1983) was a poet and contemporary master of the English haiku and a Catholic priest. He has been described as "the John Donne of Western haiku."
Rosemont, Franklin


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Franklin Rosemont (2 October 1943 – 12 April 2009) was a celebrated poet, artist, historian, street speaker, and co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group. Over four decades, Franklin produced a body of work, of declarations, manifestos, poetry, collage, hidden histories, and other interventions intended to inspire a new generation of revolution, and became perhaps "the most productive scholar of labor and the left in the United States.". American poet artist historian street speaker; co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group
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Penelope Rosemont (born 1942 Chicago, Illinois), attended Lake Forest College. She has been a painter, photographer, collagist (having invented a number of surrealist collage methods including the "landscapade" and "insect music" .) and writer, and "graphic designer for and other publications," Her painting The Night Time is the Right Time "was selected by the Chicago Jazz Institute for the 2000 Chicago Jazz Festival t-shirt".. American poet writer painter photographer collagist; co-founder of the Chicago Surrealist Group
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An English poet of the First World War. English poet of World War I
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Joseph Rosenblatt (born December 26, 1933) is a Canadian poet who lives in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. He has won Canada 's Governor-General's Award and British Columbia 's B.C. Book Prize for poetry. He is also a talented artist, whose "line drawings, paintings, and sketches often illustrate his own and other poets’ books of poetry."
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Morris Rosenfeld (Moshe Jacob Alter ) (December 28, 1862 in Stare Boksze in Russian Poland, government of Suwalki – June 22, 1923 in New York ) was a Yiddish poet.
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David Rosenmann-Taub (born May 3, 1927, Santiago ) is a Chilean poet, musician, and artist. His precocious talent in both literature and music was recognized and encouraged by his father, a polyglot, and his mother, a virtuoso pianist. She began teaching him the instrument when he was two; by nine, he himself was giving piano lessons. He later studied composition, counterpoint, and fugue with the celebrated composer Pedro Humberto Allende. He began writing poetry at a very early age; his first published work, a long poem titled El Adolescente (“The Adolescent”), was written at age fourteen and appeared four years later in a literary magazine.
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Gabriel Rosenstock (born 1949) is an Irish writer. A member of Aosdána, he is a poet, haikuist and translator. Born in Kilfinane, County Limerick, he currently resides in Dublin .
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Bayazid Ansari (Pashto), also known as Pir Roshan or Pir Rokhan (Pashto : , "the enlightened Pir "; Persian) (1525 – 1581/1585), was a Pashtun warrior, poet, Sufi master and intellectual from the Ormur tribe. Pir Roshan wrote mostly in Pashto, but also in Persian and Arabic, while his first language was Ormuri. Pir Roshan is known for founding the 16th-century Roshaniyya movement which gained many followers in the Pashtun region. Pir Roshan wrote the Pashto book Khayr al-Bayan to present his philosophical ideas.
Rosnau, Laisha


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Laisha Rosnau (born 1972) is a Canadian novelist and poet.
Ross, Bruce


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Bruce Ross is a Canadian poet, author, humanities educator and past president of the Haiku Society of America. He was born in Hamilton, Ontario .
Ross, Stuart


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Stuart Ross is a Canadian fiction writer, poet, editor, and creative-writing instructor.
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William Wrightson Eustace Ross (June 14, 1894 – August 26, 1966) was a Canadian geophysicist and poet. He was the first published poet in Canada to write Imagist poetry, and later the first to write surrealist verse, both of which have led some to call him "the first modern Canadian poet ."
Rosselló-Pòrcel, Bartomeu


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Bartomeu Rosselló-Pòrcel (Catalan pronunciation:  [brto'mw ros'o 'prs] ) (Palma (Majorca ), 3 August 1913 - El Brull (Barcelona ), 5 January 1938) was a Spanish Balearic poet, who wrote in Catalan .
Christina Rossetti Rossetti, Christina


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Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem Goblin Market, her love poem Remember, and for the words of the Christmas carol In the Bleak Midwinter.. English poet
Rossetti, Gabriele


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Gabriele Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti (28 February 1783, Vasto, Abruzzo – 24 April 1854) was an Italian poet and scholar who emigrated to England.
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Ajip Rosidi, born on 31 January 1938, in Jatiwangi, Majalengka, West Java, is an Indonesian poet and short story writer. As of 1983 he has published 326 works in 22 different magazines.
Rothenberg, Jerome


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Jerome Rothenberg (born 11 December 1931) is an American poet, translator and anthologist, noted for his work in the fields of ethnopoetics and performance poetry .
Roud, Gustave


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Gustave Roud (French pronunciation:  [gystav u] ; April 20, 1897 – November 10, 1976) was a French -speaking Swiss poet and photographer.
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Andrus Rõuk (born 1957) is an Estonian artist and poet.. Estonian artist and poet
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Hannie Rouweler (born June 13, 1951, Goor, Overijssel ) is a Dutch poet.
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Jacme Rovira (Catalan:  ['agm ru'ßi], Occitan:  ['dagme ru'ßia] ; modern Catalan spelling: Jaume Rovira ) was a Catalan poet who wrote in Occitan and competed within the Consistori del Gay Saber .
Rowbotham, David


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David Rowbotham (27 August 1924 – 6 October 2010) was an Australian poet and journalist .
Nicholas Rowe Rowe, Nicholas


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Nicholas Rowe (20 June 1674 – 6 December 1718), English dramatist, poet and miscellaneous writer, was appointed Poet Laureate in 1715.. English dramatist poet and miscellaneous writer; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1715
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Noel Rowe (20 June 1951 - 11 July 2007) was a poet who lived in Sydney, Australia, and was Senior Lecturer in Australian Literature at the University of Sydney where he was also awarded the University Medal (1984) and doctorate (1989). Before becoming an academic, Rowe was a Roman Catholic priest in the Marist Order.
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Stephen Rowe (born April 7, 1980 in Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador ) is a Canadian poet.
Rowlands, Graham


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Graham John Rowlands (born 1947) is an Adelaide -based poet who has published widely in magazines and newspapers since the late 1960s. He was awarded the Barbara Hanrahan Fellowship in 2002.
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Richard Rowlands (c. 1550 – 1640), Anglo - Dutch antiquary, whose real name was Verstegen (usually anglicized Verstegan ), was the son of a cooper established in East London. His grandfather, Theodore Roland Verstegen, a Dutch emigrant, came from Gelderland to the Kingdom of England c. 1500.
Susanna Roxman Roxman, Susanna


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Susanna Roxman, English poet born in Sweden
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Annada Shankar Ray (1904 in Dhenkanal, Orissa, India – October 28, 2002) was a Bengali poet and essayist. [ clarification needed ] (May 15, 1905 – October 28, 2002) was a Bengali author.
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Yadollah Royaee (Persian : ; born 1932 in Damqan, Semnan Province, Iran ) is the poet of the New Wave or the Poem of Imagination in Iranian Modern Literature.
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Tadeusz Rózewicz (born 9 October 1921) is a Polish poet, dramatist and writer. Rózewicz belongs to the first generation of Polish writers born after Poland regained its independence in 1918 following the century of foreign partitions. He was born in Radomsko near Lódz. His first poems were published in 1938. During the Second World War, like his brother Janusz (also a poet), he was a soldier of the Polish underground Home Army .
Tadeusz Rózewicz Rózewicz, Tadeusz


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Tadeusz Rózewicz (born 1921), Polish poet and writer
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Tomasz Rózycki (born 1970) is a Polish poet and translator. He studied Romance Languages at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków, and taught French at the Foreign Languages Teaching College in Opole. In addition to his teaching, he translated and published Stéphane Mallarmé's "Un coup de dés jamais n'abolira le hasard" in 2005, and continues to translate from French for publication.
Friedrich Rückert Rückert, Friedrich


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Friedrich Rückert (16 May 1788 – 31 January 1866) was a German poet, translator, and professor of Oriental languages.. German poet translator and professor
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Abu Abdollah Jafar ibn Mohammad Rudaki (Persian : , Tajik : , entitled Adam ul-Shoara or Adam of Poets), also written as Rudagi (858 - ca. 941), was a Persian poet, and is regarded as the first great literary genius of the Modern Persian, who composed poems in the "New Persian" alphabet. Rudaki is considered as a founder of Persian classical literature. His poetry contains many of the oldest genres of Persian poetry including the quatrain. Only a small percentage of his extensive poetry has survived.
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Adam Rudden is a Dublin-based Irish Poet. He was born in May 1983. He has been published widely in poetry periodicals. These include: Poetry Ireland Review, Cyphers, Electric Acorn, Jacobyte Poetry, Agenda and Horizons.
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Rudrabhatta was an influential 12th century Kannada writer in the court of the Hoysala Empire King Veera Ballala II. According to Kannada language expert Narasimhacharya, the poet was also patronized by a minister of King. The literary critic Mukherjee feels that after a century of literary revolution caused by the Veerashaiva poets, a benevolent atmosphere created by the king may have encouraged this Vaishnava writer.
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Tuvya Ruebner, also Rübner (Hebrew : ; born 30 January 1924) is an Israeli poet, editor, translator and photographer.
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Milan Rúfus (December 10, 1928 – January 11, 2009) was a Slovak poet, essayist, translator, children's writer and academic.
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Juan Ruiz (ca. 1283 – ca. 1350), known as the Archpriest of Hita (Arcipreste de Hita ), was a medieval Spanish poet. He is best known for his ribald, earthy poem, Libro de buen amor (The Book of Good Love ).
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. American poet and political activist
Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad


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Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi (1207–1273), Persian Muslim poet, jurist, theologian, and Sufi mystic
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Paul-Eerik Rummo (born January 19, 1942, in Tallinn ) is an Estonian poet and politician and a former Estonian Minister of Culture and Education, as well as former Estonian Minister of Population Affairs .
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Abul Faraj Runi (Persian), born in Lahore, was an 11th-century Persian court poet who wrote Mathnavi. His family came from Nishapur in Khorasan .
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John Ruskin (8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900) was the leading English art critic of the Victorian era, also an art patron, draughtsman, watercolourist, a prominent social thinker and philanthropist. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. His writing styles and literary forms were equally varied. Ruskin penned essays and treatises, poetry and lectures, travel guides and manuals, letters and even a fairy tale. The elaborate style that characterised his earliest writing on art was later superseded by a preference for plainer language designed to communicate his ideas more effectively. In all of his writing, he emphasised the connections between nature, art and society. He also made detailed sketches and paintings of rocks, plants, birds, landscapes, and architectural structures and ornamentation.
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George William Russell: Irish poet. George William Russell poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, George William Russell biography.
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George William Russell (10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935) who wrote with the pseudonym Æ (sometimes written AE or A.E. ), was an Irish Irish nationalist, writer, editor, critic, poet, and artistic painter. He was also a mysticism writer, and a personage of a group of devotees of theosophy in Dublin for many years.
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Julius "Nipsey" Russell (September 15, 1918 – October 2, 2005) was an American comedian, best known today for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid. His appearances were distinguished in part by the short, humorous poems he would recite during the broadcast. These lyrics became so closely associated with Russell that Dick Clark, Bill Cullen, Betty White, and others regularly referred to him as "the poet laureate of television." He also had a leading role in the film version of The Wiz. Russell was also a frequent guest on Dean Martin's Celebrity Roasts.. American comedian; regarded as the "poet laureate of television"
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James Russell Lowell (February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets. These poets usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside.. American Romantic poet critic editor and diplomat; Fireside Poets
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Abu Muhammad Sheikh Ruzbehan Baqli (1128–1209) was a poet, mystic, and sufi from Fasa .
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Gig Ryan, born Elizabeth Anne Martina Ryan, 5 November 1956, is an Australian poet, and daughter of notable Australian surgeon Peter John Ryan
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Tracy Ryan (born 1964) is an Australian poet and novelist. She has also worked as an editor, publisher, translator, and academic. Not to be confused with Canadian actress Tracy Leah Ryan (Kitchener, Ontario, Canada 1971) and American actress Tracy Ryan (Cedar Falls, Iowa, USA March 14, 1972).
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Lucjan Rydel a.k.a. Lucjan Antoni Feliks Rydel (May 17, 1870 in Kraków – April 8, 1918 in Bronowice), was a Polish playwright and poet from the Young Poland movement.
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Maksym Tadeyovych Rylsky (Ukrainian : ; 19 March  [ O.S. 7 March]  1895 in Kiev – 24 July 1964 id. ) was a Ukrainian poet. He began writing as a representative of the "pure art" doctrine, during the years when the Stalinists adopted the official doctrine of "socialist realism". In 1937 he was involved in rewriting the libretto of Mykola Lysenko 's opera Taras Bulba, returning later to neo-classical forms.
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Ryokan Taigu ( ) (1758–1831) was a quiet and eccentric Soto Zen Buddhist monk who lived much of his life as a hermit. Ryokan is remembered for his poetry and calligraphy, which present the essence of Zen life.
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Ryuichi Tamura (, Tamura Ryuichi , 18 March 1923—26 August 1998) was a Japanese poet, essayist and translator of English language novels and poetry who was active during the Showa period of Japan .

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