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Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - V

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

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Vaali (born T. S. Rangarajan ; 29 October 1931 – 18 July 2013) was an Indian poet and lyricist whose works were in Tamil, had a five decade long association with the Tamil film industry, wrote over 15,000 songs. He acted in a number of films, including Sathya, Hey Ram, Paarthale Paravasam and Poikkal Kudhirai. He was honoured by the Government of India with the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian honour.
Vacarescu, Ienachi?a
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Ienachita Vacarescu (1740 – July 11, 1797) was a Wallachian Romanian poet, historian, philologist, and boyar belonging to the Vacarescu family. A polyglot, he was able to speak Ancient and Modern Greek, Old Church Slavonic, Arabic, Persian, French, German, Italian, and Ottoman Turkish .
Vaccarezza, Alberto
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Bartolomé Ángel Venancio Alberto Vaccarezza (1886–1959) was an Argentine poet and playwright.
Vahapzade, Bahtiyar
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Bakhtiyar Vahabzadeh (Azerbaijani : Bxtiyar Vahabzad ; August 16, 1925 – February 13, 2009) was an Azerbaijani poet. Born in Nukha, he moved to Baku in 1934 and studied philology at Azerbaijan State University (1947). He became an assistant at the same department and completed his doctorate with his thesis on the famous Azerbaijani poet Samed Vurgun. Until his death, he worked at the same university as a professor of “Contemporary Azerbaijani Literature” and as a deputy at the parliament of Azerbaijan.
Vahe-Vahian (Armenian : -), born Sarkis Abdalian (22 December 1908, Gürün Turkey, died in 1998, Beirut, Lebanon), was an Armenian poet, writer, editor, pedagogue and orator.
Vaidyar, Moyinkutty
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Moyinkutty Vaidyar (1852–1892), often referred to as Mahakavi (great poet), is historically considered as one of the most renowned poets of the Mappila pattu genre of Malayalam language.
Vairamuthu (Tamil : ; born Vairamuthu Ramaswamy on 13 July 1953) is an Indian Tamil poet and lyricist .
Katri Vala (1901, Muonio - 1944) was a Finnish poet, critic, school teacher, and central member of the literary group Tulenkantajat (The Fire Bearers) with Olavi Paavolainen, Elina Vaara, Lauri Viljanen, Ilmari Pimiä, Viljo Kajava, and Yrjö Jylhä. As a modernizer of the Finnish poetry, she has been generally compared to Edith Södergran. Vala wrote poems that had radical social views and attacked war and Fascism. Her brother, Erkki Vala, became a writer and journalist - he edited for some time the magazine Tulenkantajat.
Valaoritis, Aristotelis
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Aristotelis Valaoritis (Greek : stt aat, Lefkada, 1824 - Lefkada, 1879) was a Greek poet and politician. He was also the great-grandfather of Nanos Valaoritis, one of the most distinguished writers of Greece .
Valaoritis, Nanos
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Nanos Valaoritis (Greek : aat ; born July 5, 1921) is one of the most distinguished writers in Greece today. He has been widely published as a poet, novelist and playwright since 1939, and his correspondence with George Seferis (Allilographia 1945-1968, Ypsilon, Athens 2004) has been a bestseller. Raised within a cosmopolitan family with roots in the Greek War of Independence but twice driven into exile by events, Valaoritis has lived in Greece, England, France and the United States, and as a writer and academic he has played a significant role in introducing the literary idioms of each country to the rest. The quality, the international appeal, and the influence of his work has led Valaoritis to be described as the most important poet of the Hellenic diaspora since Constantine Cavafy .
Valdelomar, Abraham
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Pedro Abraham Valdelomar Pinto (April 27, 1888 - November 3, 1919) was a Peruvian narrator, poet, journalist, essayist and dramatist; he is considered the founder of the avant-garde in Peru, although more for his dandy-like public poses and his founding of the journal Colónida than for his own writing, which is lyrically posmodernista rather than aggressively experimental. Like Charles Baudelaire in 19th century Paris, he claimed to have made his country aware for the first time of the relationship between poetry and the market, and to have recognized the need for the writer to turn himself into a celebrity.
Válek, Miroslav
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Miroslav Válek (July 17, 1927 – January 27, 1991) was a Slovak poet, publicist and politician. He was also the Minister of Culture in the government of Slovak Socialistic Republic within the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic.
Valentine, Jean
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Jean Valentine (born April 27, 1934) is an American poet and was the New York State Poet Laureate from 2008–2010. Her poetry collection, Door in the Mountain: New and Collected Poems, 1965–2003, was awarded the 2004 National Book Award for Poetry.
Valerius, Adriaen
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Adrianus (Adriaen) Valerius, also known as Adriaen Valerius, (c. 1575 – 1625) was a Dutch poet and composer, known mostly for his poems dealing with peasant and burgher life and those dealing with the Dutch War of Independence, assembled in his great work Nederlandtsche gedenck-clanck.
Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry (French:  [pl valei] ; 30 October 1871 – 20 July 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues), his interests included aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.
Ambroise-Paul-Toussaint-Jules Valéry (French pronunciation: ; October 30, 1871 – July 20, 1945) was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. His interests were sufficiently broad that he can be classified as a polymath. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama and dialogues), he also wrote many essays and aphorisms on art, history, letters, music, and current events.. French author and poet of the Symbolist school
Valle, Estrella del
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Estrella del Valle is a Mexican poet. She was born in Córdoba, Veracruz, in 1971 and studied creative writing at the Writer's General Society of Mexico (Sociedad General de Escritores de México, SOGEM).
Vallejo, Alfonso
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Alfonso Vallejo (born 1943, Santander) is a Spanish of Gipsy descentplaywright, poet, painter and neurologist. He has published 33 plays and 20 poetry books. Vallejo was awarded the Lope de Vega prize in 1976 for his play "El desgüace". "Ácido Sulfúrico" was the runner up prize in 1975. In 1978 he received the Internacional Tirso de Molina prize for his work A Tumba Abierta. The Royal Academia of Spain (Real Academia Española), in 1981, awarded Vallejo the Fastenrath de la Real Academia prize for "El cero transparente".. Spanish artist playwright poet painter and neurologist
Cesar Vallejo
Vallejo, Cesar
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César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892 – April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and journalist. Although he published only three books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century in any language. He was always a step ahead of literary currents, and each of his books was distinct from the others, and, in its own sense, revolutionary. Thomas Merton called him "the greatest universal poet since Dante". The late British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, called Vallejo "...the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language." He was a member of the intellectual community called North Group formed in Trujillo city.
Vallejo, César
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César Abraham Vallejo Mendoza (March 16, 1892 – April 15, 1938) was a Peruvian poet, writer, playwright, and journalist. Although he published only three books of poetry during his lifetime, he is considered one of the great poetic innovators of the 20th century in any language. He was always a step ahead of literary currents, and each of his books was distinct from the others, and, in its own sense, revolutionary. Thomas Merton called him "the greatest universal poet since Dante". The late British poet, critic and biographer Martin Seymour-Smith, a leading authority on world literature, called Vallejo "...the greatest twentieth-century poet in any language." He was a member of the intellectual community called North Group formed in Trujillo city.
Vallejos, Roque
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Roque Vallejos (Asunción 1943 - Asunción, 2 April 2006) was a poet, psychiatrist and essayist from Paraguay .
Vallotton, Jean-Pierre
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Jean-Pierre Vallotton is a French-speaking Swiss poet, writer and artist.. French speaking Swiss poet and writer
poet-saint, author of the epic Ramayana
van den Heever, C. M.
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Christiaan Maurits van den Heever, almost universally known C.M. van den Heever (27 February 1902 in the concentration camp near Norvalspont in Cape Province, now Northern Cape Province, South Africa – 8 July 1957), was an Afrikaans -language novelist, poet, essayist, and biographer.
van den Heuvel, Cor
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Cor van den Heuvel (born March 6 1931) is an American haiku poet, editor, commentator and archivist.. American haiku poet editor commentator archivist
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van den Vondel, Joost
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Joost van den Vondel (17 November 1587 – 5 February 1679) was a Dutch writer and playwright. He is considered the most prominent Dutch poet and playwright of the 17th century. His plays are the ones from that period that are still most frequently performed, and his epic Joannes de Boetgezant (1662), on the life of John the Baptist, has been called the greatest Dutch epic.. Dutch playwright poet
Van Doren, Mark
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Mark Van Doren: American poet. Mark van Doren poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Mark van Doren biography.
Mona Van Duyn
Van Duyn, Mona
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Mona Jane Van Duyn (9 May 1921 – 2 December 2004) was an American poet. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1992.. American poet; US Poet Laureate 1992–1993
van Focquenbroch, Willem Godschalck
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Willem Godschalck van Focquenbroch (1640 – June 1670) was a Dutch poet and playwright. Aside from satirical and burlesque plays and poetry, he also wrote more serious works in a Petrarchic tradition. Whereas there was little attention for Focquenbroch in the nineteenth century, interest in him renewed in the twentieth century.
van Schurman, Anna Maria
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Anna Maria van Schurman (November 5, 1607–May 4/May 14, 1678) was a German- Dutch painter, engraver, poet and scholar. Highly educated woman by seventeenth century standards, she excelled in art, music, and literature, becoming proficient in 14 languages (including contemporary European languages): Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Syriac, Aramaic, and Ethiopian.
van Wyk Louw, N. P.
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Nicolaas Petrus van Wyk Louw (11 June 1906 in Sutherland, formerly Cape Province, now Northern Cape Province in South Africa – 18 June 1970 in Johannesburg ), almost universally known as N.P. van Wyk Louw, was an Afrikaans -language poet, playwright, and scholar. He is the older brother of Afrikaans-language poet W.E.G. Louw .
vandræðaskáld, Hallfreður
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Hallfreðr Óttarsson or Hallfreðr vandræðaskáld (Troublesome Poet ) (ca. 965 – ca. 1007) was an Icelandic skald. He is the protagonist of Hallfreðar saga according to which he was the court poet first of Hákon Sigurðarson, then of Óláfr Tryggvason and finally of Eiríkr Hákonarson. A significant amount of poetry by Hallfreðr has been preserved, primarily in Hallfreðar saga and the kings' sagas but a few fragments are also quoted in Skáldskaparmál .
Vaptsarov, Nikola
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Nikola Yonkov Vaptsarov (Bulgarian : ; 7 December 1909 - 23 July 1942) was a Bulgarian poet, communist and revolutionary. Working most of his life as a machinist, he only wrote in his spare time. Despite the fact that he ever published only one poetry book, he is considered one of the most important Bulgarian poets. Because of his underground communist activity against the government of Boris III and the German troops in Bulgaria, Vaptsarov was arrested, tried, sentenced and executed the same night by a firing squad. He is also considered an ethnic Macedonian writer in the Republic of Macedonia.
Varand (also known as Soukias Hacob Koorkchian (Persian : Armenian) born March 10, 1954, Tehran is an Iranian poet, playwright, lyricist, author, translator and painter of Armenian descent. He has published 27 collections of poetry since 1972.
Varand (also known as Soukias Hacob Koorkchian (Persian : Armenian) born March 10, 1954, Tehran is an Iranian poet, playwright, lyricist, author, translator and painter of Armenian descent. He has published 27 collections of poetry since 1972.
Varela, Blanca
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Blanca Leonor Varela Gonzáles (10 August 1926 - 12 March 2009) was a Peruvian poet.
Vares, Johannes
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Johannes Vares (12 January 1890 [ O.S. 31 December 1889] – 29 November 1946), commonly known as Johannes Vares Barbarus, was an Estonian poet, doctor, and politician.
Varma, A. R. Raja Raja
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A. R. Raja Raja Varma or A R. Rajaraja Varma (Malayalam : .. ) (1863–1918) was an Indian poet, grammatician and Professor of Oriental Languages at Maharaja's College(present University College ), Trivandrum. He wrote widely in Sanskrit and Malayalam. He is known as Kerala Panini for his contributions to Malayalam Literature. A mixed effect of the influence of the study of British Romantic poets of the 19th century and a renewed interest in the real classics of Sanskrit literature can be seen in his poems. His essays are fine examples of excellent prose.His important works are Kerala Panineeyam, Bhashabhooshanam, and Vritha Manjari. Bhangavilaapam and Malayavilasam are his poems. Bhasha Megha Dootu, Bhasha Kumara Sambhavam, Malayala Sakuntalam, Malavikagnimitram, and Charudattam are among his translations. Broadly speaking the Golden period of Malayalam Literature was the hundred years from 1850 for it was during this period that stalwarts like Kerala Varma, A.R. Rajaraja Varma, Chandu Menon, C.V. Raman Pillai and the Kavitrayam Asan, Ulloor and Vallathol lived and produced literature that was great by all standards.Kerala Varma and Rajaraja Varma were indeed the towering figures, and they hold a unique position. Rajaraja Varma in whom we see a rare blend of scholarship and creative talent, was the moving spirit behind the great literary renaissance in Kerala.Says Ulloor of A.R. Rajaraja Varma, “While others embellished the walls of the mansion of Malayalam literature with their paintings and drawings, A.R. worked both on its foundation and dome and made it a long enduring and imposing structure for the benefit of the people of Kerala. His fame rests on this architectural accomplishment and is bound to last for ever”.
Varma, Mahadevi
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poet, freedom fighter, woman's activist and educationist
Varma, Shreekumar
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Shreekumar Varma is an Indian author, playwright, newspaper columnist and poet, known for the novels Lament of Mohini (Penguin, 2000), Maria's Room (Harper Collins, 2010), Devil's Garden: Tales Of Pappudom (Puffin, 2006), The Magic Store of Nu-Cham-Vu (Puffin, 2009) and the historical book for children, Pazhassi Raja: The Royal Rebel (Macmillan, 1997). Born as HH Prince Punardam Thirunal of the Travancore Royal Family, he is the great great grandson of the artist Raja Ravi Varma and grandson of Regent Maharani Sethu Lakshmi Bayi, the last ruling Maharani of Travancore .
Varnalis, Kostas
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Kostas Varnalis (Greek : sta a, 14 February 1884 – 16 December 1974) was a Greek poet .
Varos, Dimitris
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Dimitris Varos (gr. µt ) was born 1949 on the island of Chios. He is a modern Greek poet, journalist, and photographer.. modern Greek poet journalist and photographer
Maria Vasalis (The Hague, 13 February 1909- Roden 16 October 1998) was a Dutch poet and psychiatrist. M. Vasalis is the pseudonym of Margaretha Droogleever Fortuyn-Leenmans. Vasalis is her Latinized maiden name.
Vassallo, Gan Anton
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Gan Anton Vassallo (June 6, 1817 - March 28, 1868) was a Maltese author, poet and professor. Although he wrote a large amount of literary works, he is best remembered for his poem Tifhira lil Malta .
Vatsyayan, Sachchidananda
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poet, writer, novelist, journalist, traveler
Vaughan, Henry
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. Welsh author physician and metaphysical poet
Vaughan, R. M.
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Richard Murray Vaughan (born 1965, Saint John, New Brunswick ) is a Canadian poet, novelist and playwright.
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Vazha-Pshavela (Georgian : -, IPA:  [vaa pavla] ; July 26, 1861 – July 10, 1915) is the pen-name of the Georgian poet and writer Luka P. Razikashvili (Georgian : , IPA:  [luk'a razik'avili] ), a classic of the new Georgian literature.
Vazirani, Reetika
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Reetika Vazirani (1962-2003) was an American poet and educator. On July 16, 2003, Vazirani was housesitting in the Chevy Chase, Maryland home of novelist Howard Norman and his wife, the poet, Jane Shore. There, Vazirani took the life of her two-year-old son, Jehan, and then her own.. American poet and educator
Ivan Minchov Vazov (Bulgarian: ) (June 27, 1850 - September 22, 1921) was a Bulgarian poet, novelist and playwright. He was born in Sopot, a town in the Rose Valley of Bulgaria (then part of the Ottoman Empire).. Bulgarian poet novelist and playwright
Elo Viiding (born 20 March 1974) is an Estonian poet .
Veerankutty (Malayalam : ) is a Malayalam Poet and Asst.Professor in Dept of Malayalam Govt College Madappally. He was born in Narayamkulam in Vadakara in Kozhikode District, Kerala, India. Veerankutty worked as Head of Malayalam Dept at MEASS College Areacode .
Vega, Janine Pommy
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Janine Pommy Vega (February 5, 1942 – December 23, 2010) was an American poet associated with the Beats.
Félix Arturo Lope de Vega y Carpio (25 November 1562 – 27 August 1635) was a Spanish playwright and poet. He was one of the key figures in the Spanish Golden Century Baroque literature. His reputation in the world of Spanish literature is second only to that of Cervantes, while the sheer volume of his literary output is unequalled, making him one of the most prolific authors in the history of literature.
Velarde, Ramón López
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Ramón López Velarde (June 15, 1888 – June 19, 1921) was a Mexican poet. His work is generally considered to be postmodern, but it is unique for its subject matter. He achieved great fame in his native land, to the point of being considered Mexico's national poet.
Veli Kanik, Orhan
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Orhan Veli Kanik or Orhan Veli (13 April 1914, Istanbul – 14 November 1950, Istanbul) was a Turkish poet. Kanik who is the founder of Garip Movement together with Oktay Rifat and Melih Cevdet has moved to the poetic language, utterance of man-in-the street by purposing rootedly to change the old structure in Turkish poetry. The poet made fit many works in the story, the essay, the article and the translation field, as well as his poetries into his 36 yearly life.. Turkish poet; a founder of the Garip Movement
Véliz, Carlos Pezoa
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Carlos Pezoa Véliz (July 21, 1879 – April 21, 1908) was a poet, educator and journalist from Chile. His literary work remained largely unpublished until his death at the age of 28. He was posthumously recognized as a major figure in the history of Chilean poetry .
Vella, Marjanu
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Marjanu Vella (1927–1988) was a poet born in Tas-Sliema, Malta on the 14 December 1927. His primary education was taken at Stella Maris College, a private school, then for his secondary studies attended the Malta Lyceum. He obtained the Matriculation Certificate in Maltese and Italian. At the age of 18 he entered the Franciscan Order in Malta and eventually was ordained Priest in August 1952.
Kumaragiri Vema Reddy popularly known as Vemana (Telugu : ) was a great Telugu philosopher and poet. His poems were written in the popular vernacular of Telugu, and are known for their use of simple language and native idioms. His poems discuss the subjects of Yoga, wisdom and morality. He is popularly called Yogi Vemana, in recognition of his success in the path of Yoga.
Kumaragiri Vema Reddy popularly known as Vemana (Telugu : ) was a great Telugu philosopher and poet. His poems were written in the popular vernacular of Telugu, and are known for their use of simple language and native idioms. His poems discuss the subjects of Yoga, wisdom and morality. He is popularly called Yogi Vemana, in recognition of his success in the path of Yoga.
Vendler, Helen
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Helen Hennessy Vendler (born April 30, 1933 in Boston, MA) is a leading American critic of poetry.. American poetry critic and professor
Vennberg, Karl
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Karl Vennberg (11 April 1910 - 12 May 1995) was a Swedish poet, writer and translator. Born in Blädinge, Alvesta Municipality, Kronoberg County as the son of a farmer, Vennberg studied at Lund University and in Stockholm and worked as a teacher of Norwegian in a Stockholm folk high school. His first poem "Hymn och hunger" ("Hymn and Hunger") was published in 1937. During his career, he published 20 collections of poetry. His literary criticism had an important influence on the Swedish literary scene. He also translated literary works into Swedish, among others Franz Kafka 's The Trial .
Venturini, Aurora
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Aurora Venturini (La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina ; 1922) is an Argentine novelist, short story writer, poet, translator and essayist .
Venturini, Jean
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Jean Venturini is a French poet and a sailor who was born in Nabeul, Tunisia, on 17 September 1919 and died in a submarine crash, in the Mediterranean Sea (he was only 20 years old), on 17 June 1940.
Venturini, Serge
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Serge Venturini (October 12, 1955, Paris ) is a French poet. Poet of devenir ("destiny"), several metamorphoses run through his poetry. From his poetics of human destiny, through post-human and transhuman poetics, he came to the transvisible thematic.
Verdaguer, Jacint
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Jacint Verdaguer i Santaló (Catalan pronunciation) (Folgueroles, May 17, 1845 - Vallvidrera, June 10, 1902) is regarded as one of the greatest poets of Catalan literature and a prominent literary figure of the Renaixença, a national revival movement of the late Romantic era. The bishop Josep Torras i Bages, one of the main figures of Catalan nationalism, called him the "Prince of Catalan poets". He was also known as mossèn Cinto Verdaguer, because of his career as a priest.. Catalan poet; prominent figure in the Renaixença
Vere, Edward de
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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (12 April 1550 – 24 June 1604) was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era. Oxford was heir to the second oldest earldom in the kingdom, a court favorite for a time, a sought-after patron of the arts, and noted by his contemporaries as a lyric poet and playwright, but his reckless and volatile temperament precluded him from attaining any courtly or governmental responsibility and contributed to the dissipation of his estate. Since the 1920s he has been the most popular alternative candidate proposed for the authorship of Shakespeare's works .
Vergilius Maro, Publius
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Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil / ' v r d l / in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics ), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him.
Verhaeren, Emile
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Emile Verhaeren (Dutch:  [vr'arn] ; 21 May 1855 – 27 November 1916) was a Belgian poet who wrote in the French language, and one of the chief founders of the school of Symbolism .
Verhelst, Peter
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Peter Verhelst (28 January 1962) is a Belgian Flemish novelist, poet and dramatist. He won the Ferdinand Bordewijk Prijs for Tongkat. His latest novel is a political thriller, Zwerm .
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Verlaine, Paul
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Paul-Marie Verlaine was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. He is considered one of the greatest representatives of the fin de siècle in international and French poetry.. French poet associated with the Symbolist movement
Vermeersch, Paul
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Paul Joseph Vermeersch (born 1973) is a Canadian poet.. Canadian poet
Verwey, Albert
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Albert Verwey (Amsterdam, May 15, 1865 - Noordwijk aan Zee, March 8, 1937) was a Dutch poet associated with the " Movement of Eighty ".
Jones Very (August 28, 1813 – May 8, 1880) was an American poet, essayist, clergymen, and mystic associated with the American Transcendentalism movement. He was known as a scholar of William Shakespeare and many of his poems were Shakespearean sonnets. He was well-known and respected amongst the Transcendentalists, though he had a mental breakdown early in his career.
Mihkel Veske (28 January  [ O.S. 16 January]  1843 in Holstre Parish, Viljandi County – 16 May  [ O.S. 4 May]  1890 in Kazan ) was an Estonian poet and linguist.
Vidric, Vladimir
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Vladimir Vidric (April 20, 1875 – September 29, 1909) was a Croatian poet. He is considered one of the major figures of the Croatian secessionist poetry.
Vidyapati (1352–1448), also known by the sobriquet Maithil Kavi Kokil (the poet cuckoo of Maithili ) was a Maithili poet and a Sanskrit writer. He was born in the village of Bisfi in Madhubani district of Mithila Region of India and Nepal. He was son of Ganapati. The name Vidyapati is derived from two Sanskrit words, Vidya (knowledge) and Pati (master), connoting thereby, a man of knowledge .
Vielé-Griffin, Francis
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Francis Vielé-Griffin (May 26, 1864–November 12, 1937), was a French symbolist poet. He was born at Norfolk, Virginia, USA and was the son of Egbert Ludovicus Viele.. French symbolist poet
Viélé-Griffin, Francis
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Francis Vielé-Griffin (May 26, 1864 – November 12, 1937), was a French symbolist poet. He was born at Norfolk, Virginia, USA and was the son of Egbert Ludovicus Viele .
Viereck, Peter
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Peter Robert Edwin Viereck (August 5, 1916 – May 13, 2006), was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and influential political thinker, as well as a professor of history at Mount Holyoke College for five decades.. American poet professor and political thinker
Vigée, Claude
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Claude Vigée (born Claude Strauss on January 3, 1921) is a French poet who writes in French and Alsatian. He describes himself as a "Jew and an Alsatian, thus doubly Alsatian and doubly Jewish".
Vigneault, Gilles
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Gilles Vigneault, GOQ (French pronunciation: ; born October 27, 1928) is a Canadian poet, publisher and singer-songwriter, and well-known Quebec nationalist and sovereigntist.. Quebecois poet publisher and singer-songwriter
Viidikas, Vicki
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Vicki Viidikas (25 September 1948 – 27 November 1998) was a twentieth-century Australian poet and prose writer .
Elo Viiding (born 20 March 1974) is an Estonian poet .
Viiding, Juhan
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Juhan Viiding (1 June 1948 – 21 February 1995), also known under the pseudonym of Jüri Üdi was an Estonian poet and actor .
Paul Viiding (22 May 1904 in Valga – 27 June 1962 in Tallinn ) was an Estonian poet, author and literary critic.
Lauri Viita (17 December 1916 – 22 December 1965) was a poet hailing from the Pispala district of Tampere, Finland .
Pa. Vijay is a Tamil language poet and lyricist who writes song lyrics for films. He has also won the National Film Award for Best Lyrics in India for his performance of Ovvoru Pookalume in Cheran 's Autograph .
Vilakazi, Benedict Wallet
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Benedict Wallet Vilakazi (6 January 1906 – 26 October 1947) was a South African Zulu poet, novelist, and educator. In 1946, he became the first black South African to receive a Ph.D. Vilakazi Street in Soweto is named after him and it is now famous as the place where both Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu once lived.
Heiki Vilep (born 27 March 1960 in Tartu ) is an Estonian poet and children's writer.
Villani, Luisa
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Luisa Villani: American poet. Luisa Villani poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Luisa Villani biography.
Xavier Villaurrutia
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Xavier Villaurrutia y González (27 August 1903 – 31 December 1950) was a Mexican poet and playwright, whose most famous works are the short theatrical dramas, called Autos profanos, compiled in the work Poesía y teatro completos published in 1953.. Mexican poet and playwright
Francois Villon
Villon, Francois
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François Villon (in modern French, pronounced [f~swa vij~] ; in fifteenth-century French, [frnsw vi'ln] ) born in Paris in 1431 and disappeared from view in 1463, is the best known French poet of the late Middle Ages. A ne'er-do-well who was involved in criminal behavior and got into numerous scrapes with authorities, Villon wrote about some of these experiences in his poems.
Villon, François
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François Villon (in modern French, pronounced [f~swa vij~] ; in fifteenth-century French, [frnsw vi'ln] ) born in Paris in 1431 and disappeared from view in 1463, is the best known French poet of the late Middle Ages. A ne'er-do-well who was involved in criminal behavior and got into numerous scrapes with authorities, Villon wrote about some of these experiences in his poems.
Vinayachandran, D.
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D. Vinayachandran (13 May 1946-11 February 2013) was an Indian Malayalam poet. He is one of the proponents of modern style of prose in Malayalam poetry. He was born in West Kallada, Kollam district and has worked as a Malayalam professor in various colleges for more than thirty years.
Vincent Benét, Stephen
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Stephen Vincent Benét (July 22, 1898 – March 13, 1943) was an American author, poet, short story writer, and novelist. Benét is best known for his book-length narrative poem of the American Civil War, John Brown's Body (1928), for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1929, and for two short stories, "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and "By the Waters of Babylon". In 2009, The Library of America selected Benét’s story “The King of Cats” for inclusion in its two-century retrospective of American Fantastic Tales, edited by Peter Straub.. American author poet short story writer and novelist
Vining, Pamelia Sarah
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Pamelia Sarah Yule née Vining (10 April 1826 – 6 March 1897) was a Canadian poet. VINING, PAMELIA SARAH (Yule), teacher and author; b. 10 April 1826 in Clarendon, N. Y., daughter of Daniel Vining and Lydia —; m. 6 April 1866 James Colton Yule in Woodstock, Upper Canada; they had no children; d. 6 March 1897 in Ingersoll, Ont.
Vinkenoog, Simon
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Simon Vinkenoog (18 July 1928 – 12 July 2009) was a Dutch poet and writer. He was the editor of the anthology Atonaal (Atonal), which launched the Dutch "Fifties Movement".
Judith Viorst
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Judith Viorst (born February 3, 1931) is an American author, newspaper journalist, and psychoanalysis researcher. She is perhaps best known [ citation needed ] for her children's literature, such as The Tenth Good Thing About Barney (about the death of a pet) and the Alexander series of short picture books, which includes Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (1972), which has sold over two million copies.
Publius Vergilius Maro (October 15, 70 BC – September 21, 19 BC), usually called Virgil or Vergil /ˈvɜrdʒəl/ in English, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He is known for three major works of Latin literature, the Eclogues (or Bucolics), the Georgics, and the epic Aeneid. A number of minor poems, collected in the Appendix Vergiliana, are sometimes attributed to him. Virgil is traditionally ranked as one of Rome's greatest poets.
Vishwas, Kumar
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poet and a professor
Visnapuu, Henrik
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Henrik Visnapuu (2 January 1890 [ O.S. 21 December 1889] in Helme Parish, Viljandi County, Livonia – 3 April 1951 in Long Island, New York, United States ) was a well known Estonian poet and dramatist.
Roemer Visscher
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Roemer Pieterszoon Visscher (1547 – 19 February 1620) was a successful Dutch merchant and writer in the period often called the Dutch Golden Age.. Dutch salesman writer and poet
Andries Gerhardus Visser (1 March 1878– 10 June 1929) was a well-known early Afrikaans poet. He was popularly known as the "Singer of the Suikerbosrand ".
Roger Vitrac (1899– 22 January 1952, aged 52) was a French surrealist playwright and poet.
Vlavianos, Haris
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Haris Vlavianos (Greek : aßa ; born 1957), is a contemporary Greek poet.
David Vogel (1891–1944) was a Russian-born Hebrew poet, novelist, and diarist.
Vohidov, Erkin
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Erkin Vohidov (Uzbek : Erkin Vohidov, ) is an Uzbek poet, playwright, and literary translator. In addition to writing his own poetry, Vohidov has translated the works of many famous foreign poets, such as Aleksandr Tvardovsky, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Muhammad Iqbal, Rasul Gamzatov, and Sergey Yesenin into the Uzbek language. In 1987, Vohidov became a National Poet of the Uzbek SSR and in 1999 was awarded the title Hero of Uzbekistan, the highest honorary title that can be bestowed on a citizen by Uzbekistan.
Voiculescu, Vasile
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Vasile Voiculescu (Romanian pronunciation:  [va'sile vojku'lesku] ; November 27, 1884 – April 26, 1963) was a Romanian poet, short-story writer, playwright, and physician.
Vincent Voiture
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Vincent Voiture (24 February 1597 – 26 May 1648), French poet, was the son of a rich merchant of Amiens. He was introduced by a schoolfellow, the count Claude d'Avaux, to Gaston, Duke of Orleans, and accompanied him to Brussels and Lorraine on diplomatic missions.. French poet
von Arnim, Achim
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Ludwig Achim (or Joachim ) von Arnim (26 January 1781 – 21 January 1831) was a German poet and novelist born in Berlin .
von Arnim, Bettina
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Bettina von Arnim (the Countess of Arnim) (4 April 1785, Frankfurt am Main – 20 January 1859, Berlin), born Elisabeth Catharina Ludovica Magdalena Brentano, was a German writer and novelist.. German writer publisher composer singer and visual artist
von Birchenbaum, Christina Regina
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Christina Regina von Birchenbaum was a Swedish-Finnish poet. She is regarded as the first female poet in Finland: the first published female poet in Finland, however, was Maria Simointytär .
Walther von der Vogelweide
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Walther von der Vogelweide (c. 1170 – c. 1230) is the most celebrated of the Middle High German lyric poets.. most celebrated of the Middle High German lyric poets
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff
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Anna Elizabeth von Droste-Hülshoff, known as Annette von Droste-Hülshoff ((listen); January 10, 1797 – May 25, 1848), was a 19th century German author, and one of the most important German poets.. German poet
Joseph Freiherr Von Eichendorff
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Joseph Freiherr von Eichendorff (10 March 1788 – 26 November 1857) was a German poet and novelist of the later German romantic school.. German poet and novelist of the later German romantic school
Wolfram von Eschenbach
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Wolfram von Eschenbach (c. 1170 – c. 1220) was a German knight and poet, regarded as one of the greatest epic poets of his time. As a Minnesinger, he also wrote lyric poetry.. German knight and poet; Minnesinger
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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A German polymath: he was a poet, novelist, dramatist, humanist, scientist, theorist and painter.. German writer artist and politician
von Hofmannsthal, Hugo
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Hugo Laurenz August Hofmann von Hofmannsthal German pronunciation: ; (1 February 1874 – 15 July 1929), was an Austrian novelist, librettist, poet, dramatist, narrator, and essayist.. Austrian novelist librettist poet dramatist narrator and essayist
von Kolnitz Hyer, Helen
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Helen von Kolnitz Hyer (December 30, 1896 – November 14, 1983) was an American poet. She was named by Governor John C. West as the second South Carolina Poet Laureate from 1974 to 1983.
von Münch-Bellinghausen, Eligius Franz Joseph
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Baron Eligius Franz Joseph von Münch-Bellinghausen (German : Eligius Franz Joseph Freiherr von Münch-Bellinghausen, better known as Friedrich Halm ) (April 2, 1806 – May 22, 1871) was an Austrian dramatist, poet and novella writer of the Austrian Biedermeier period and beyond, and is more generally known under his pseudonym, 'Friedrich Halm'.
von Salis-Seewis, Johann Gaudenz
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Johann Gaudenz Gubert Graf (& Freiherr) von Salis-Seewis (born December 26, 1762, Malans, Switzerland ; died January 29, 1834) was Swiss poet.
Voronca, Ilarie
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Ilarie Voronca (pen name of Eduard Marcus ; December 31, 1903, Braila —April 8, 1946, Paris ) was a Romanian - French avant-garde poet and essayist.
Andrei Voznesensky
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A Russian poet and writer.. Soviet and Russian poet
Stanko Vraz (born Jakob Frass) (June 30, 1810 - May 20, 1851) was a Slovene-born Croatian poet. He Slavicized his name to Stanko Vraz in 1836.. Croatian-Slovenian poet
Vrettakos, Nikiforos
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Nikiforos Vrettakos (Greek : f ett ; 1 January 1912 – 4 August 1991) was a Greek writer and poet.
Vries, Hendrik de
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Hendrik (Henry) de Vries (17 August 1896, Groningen, Netherlands - 18 November 1989, Haren, Netherlands ) was a significant Dutch poet and painter. He was an early surrealist, was liberal-minded, and preached vitality. The subconscious mind plays a crucial role in his poetry.
Leo Vroman (born April 10, 1915) is a Dutch - American hematologist, a prolific poet mainly in Dutch and an illustrator. Vroman was born in Gouda and he studied biology in Utrecht. When the Nazis occupied the Netherlands on May 10, 1940, he fled to London. From there he traveled to the Dutch East Indies. He finished his studies in Batavia. After the Japanese occupied Indonesia he was interned and stayed in several prisoner-of-war camps. In the camp Tjimahi he befriended famous author Tjalie Robinson and Rob Nieuwenhuys .
Vucic, Ivan Bunic
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Ðivo Sarov Bunic (Italian : Giovanni Serafino Bona ; early 1591 or 1592 – 6 March 1658), now known predominantly as Ivan Bunic Vucic, was a Croatian politician and poet from the Republic of Ragusa (Dubrovnik ).
Vujcic, Prvoslav
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Prvoslav Vujcic (Serbian Cyrillic : ; born July 20, 1960) is a Serbian writer, poet, translator, columnist and aphorist. Vujcic has been described as one of the most prominent Serbian writers in the Serbian diaspora.
Kumara Vyasa (Kannada : ) is the pen name of Gadhugina Veera Naranappa (Kannada), a classical poet of Kannada. His pen name is a tribute to his magnum opus, a rendering of the Mahabharatha in Kannada. Kumara Vyasa literally means Little Vyasa or Son of vyasa
Vyasatirtha (Kannada : ) (1460–1539), also called Vyasaraja or Vyasaraya or Vyasaraja swamin or Chandrikacharya, was acclaimed as one of the three spiritual lights or munitrayam of dvaita Vedanta, i.e., Sri Madhvacharya, Sri Jayatirtha and Sri Vyasatirtha. He was a scholar of very high order with a judicious defence of the Dvaita Vedanta against all rival schools of thought. He also brought the Haridasa cult, historically believed to be propagated by Sri Narahari Tirtha, into limelight. He belonged to the Dvaita school of Madhvacharya. He, along with Jayatirtha, helped systematize Dvaita into an established school of Vedic thought. Vyasatirtha's genius lay in his clear understanding and exposition of all his opposing schools of thought, for which even his opponents admired him. He was a master at debate and dialogue in logic and philosophy. Till the publication of the Vyasayogicharita of the poet Somanatha, the world had no idea of the part played by Vyasatirtha in the history of the Vijayanagara empire.