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

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Udiarte, Roberto Castillo
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Roberto Castillo Udiarte (1951) is a Mexican poet, fiction writer and translator, most notably of Charles Bukowski .
Marie Uguay (April 22, 1955 – October 26, 1981) was a French Canadian poet from the province of Quebec .
Ujejski, Kornel
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Kornel Ujejski (September 12, 1823 in Beremiany, Podole - September 19, 1897 in Pavliv near Lviv ), also known as Cornelius Ujejski, was a Polish poet, patriot and political writer.
Ul-Yashkuri, Harith Ibn Hilliza
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Al-Harith Ibn Hillizah Al-Yashkuri, Arabic pre- Islamic Arabian poet of the tribe of Bakr, from the 5th century. He was famous as the author of one of the poems generally received among the Mo'allakat. Nothing is known of the details of his life.
Ulewicz, Laura
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Laura Ulewicz (1930–2007) was an American Poet.. American Beat poet
Umezurike, Uchechukwu Peter
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Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike (or Uche Peter Umez) (born January 1, 1975) is a Nigerian author. Umez's first published work of poetry, Dark through the Delta, deals with the recurring despoliation of Nigeria using the Niger Delta as its motif. The poems in the collection earned Umez a highly commended review as a "poet distinguished not only by the easily demonstrable honesty of the compassion and social commitment he expresses, but also by the highly evocative powers of his language, his inventiveness and the compelling lyricism of his poetry."
Ko Un (born on 1 August or 11 April 1933) is a South Korean poet. His works have been translated and published in more than 15 countries and he has been imprisoned many times. Ko is routinely mentioned as one of the frontrunners for the Nobel Prize in Literature, and Korean reporters have camped outside his house ahead of the annual recipient announcement.
Ungaretti, Giuseppe
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Giuseppe Ungaretti (10 February 1888 – 2 June 1970) was an Italian modernist poet, journalist, essayist, critic and academic. A leading representative of the experimental trend known as Ermetismo ("Hermeticism"), he was one of the most prominent contributors to 20th century Italian literature. Influenced by symbolism, he was briefly aligned with futurism. Like many futurists, he took an irredentist position during World War I. Ungaretti debuted as a poet while fighting in the trenches, publishing one of his best-known pieces, L'allegria ("The Joy").. Italian modernist poet journalist essayist critic academic; 1970 Neustadt International Prize for Literature
The Poets Union is a not-for-profit organisation representing Australian poets, founded in Melbourne in 1977, it is now Sydney based. Its aim is to advocate the role of poetry as a major art form in Australia. Every second year it presents the Australian Poetry Festival and the Union organises readings, workshops, tours, and festivals around the country. Its flagship publication, 5 Bells (named after the poem by Australian poet Kenneth Slessor ) is issued each quarter and features articles and poetry by its members. The poets union has over 600 members.
Abul Qasim Hasan Unsuri Balkhi (Persian : ) (died 1039/1040) was a 10-11th century Persian poet.
Untermeyer, Louis
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Louis Untermeyer (October 1, 1885 – December 18, 1977) was an American poet, anthologist, critic, and editor. He was appointed the fourteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1961.. American poet anthologist critic and editor; US Poet Laureate 1961–62
John Hoyer Updike (March 18, 1932 – January 27, 2009) was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic.. American novelist poet short story writer art critic and literary critic
Uppal, Priscilla
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Priscila Uppal (born 1974 Ottawa ) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and playwright. She graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1993, and currently teaches literature and creative writing at York University in Toronto. In 2007, her book of poetry Ontological Necessities was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize.
Allen Upward (1863–1926) was a poet, lawyer, politician and teacher. His work was included in the first anthology of Imagist poetry, Des Imagistes, which was edited by Ezra Pound and published in 1914.. Irish-English poet lawyer politician and teacher; Imagist poet
Uqaili, Allah Baksh Sarshar
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Allah Baksh Sarshar 'Uqaili was a Sufi poet from the Sindh province of Pakistan.
Urrea, Luís Alberto
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Luis Alberto Urrea (born 1955 Tijuana, Mexico ) is a Mexican American poet, novelist, and essayist.
Urtecho, José Coronel
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José Coronel Urtecho (28 February 1906 - 19 March 1994) was a Nicaraguan poet, translator, essayist, critic, narrator, playwright, diplomat and historian. He has been described as "the most influential Nicaraguan thinker of the twentieth century". After an attraction to fascism in the 1930s, he became a strong supporter of the Sandinista National Liberation Front in 1977.
Uruttirangannanar, Kadiyalur
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Kadiyalur Uruttirangannanar (3rd/4th century AD) was a Tamil poet of the Sangam period. He is credited with the composition of the Paiappalai and the Perumpaauppaai in the Pattuppau anthology and song 167 of the Akanauu and 352 of the Kuuntokai. According to P. T. Srinivasa Iyengar, he lived between the late 3rd and early 4th centuries AD and was a contemporary of the king of Kanchipuram Ilandiraiyan .
Usteri, Johann Martin
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Johann Martin Usteri (14 February 1763 in Zürich - 29 July 1827) was a Swiss poet, noted for has narrative poetry and his idyls. He was one of the earliest German poets to write poems in his native Zürich dialect; among these, his Vicar holds the foremost place.
Amy Uyematsu (born 1947) is a Japanese-American poet. Growing up in Southern California, she was torn between her American self and Japanese self, a conflict which has deeply influenced her poetry. She is also a high school math teacher and many of her poems reflect elements of math and quote mathematic equations. She has published three poetry books: "Nights of Fire, Nights of Rain", "30 Miles from J-town", and "Stone Bow Prayer" (Copper Canyon Press, 2005).. Japanese-American poet