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Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - f

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

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Faakir, Sudarshan
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Sudarshan Faakir ('') (1934–2008) was an Indian poet and lyricist. His ghazals and nazms were sung by Begum Akhtar and Jagjit Singh .
Fabre, Josep Palau i
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Josep Palau i Fabre (born April 21, 1917 in Barcelona - died in the same city on February 23, 2008) was a Spanish Catalan poet and writer. He was a representative of Catalan literature during the post-World War period and a world expert on the work of Pablo Picasso .
Diane Mary Fahey (born 2 January 1945) is an Australian poet. She was born Diane Mary Brotheridge in Melbourne, Australia and currently lives in the Barwon Heads area, near Geelong.
Chris Faiers (born 1948) is a librarian, poet and publisher of Unfinished Monument Press .
Fairburn, A. R. D.
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Arthur Rex Dugard "Rex" Fairburn (2 February 1904 – 25 March 1957) was a New Zealand poet who was born and died in Auckland.
Faiz, Faiz Ahmad
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Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Urdu : , born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu and Punjabi language from Pakistan. A notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion in general and with Islam in particular. He was, in fact, greatly inspired by both secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge  is an example of how he fused these interests.
Faiz, Faiz Ahmed
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Faiz Ahmad Faiz (Urdu : , born 13 February 1911 – 20 November 1984) MBE, NI, was an influential left-wing intellectual, revolutionary poet, and one of the most famous poets of the Urdu and Punjabi language from Pakistan. A notable member of the Progressive Writers' Movement (PWM), Faiz was an avowed Marxist. Listed four times for the Nobel Prize in poetry, he received the Lenin Peace Prize by the Soviet Union in 1962. Despite being repeatedly accused of atheism by the political and military establishment, Faiz's poetry suggested a more nuanced relationship with religion in general and with Islam in particular. He was, in fact, greatly inspired by both secular poetry and South Asia's Sufi traditions. His popular ghazal Hum Dekhenge  is an example of how he fused these interests.
Sawan Faqir was a classical Sindhi poet who used to recite poetry of a typical Sindhi form- "Bait". His "baits" were of great length.
Falls, Seán Mac
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Seán Mac Falls (born 18 November 1957) is an Irish poet. Belonging to no group or movement and operating outside of literary fashions, his brand of symbolist poetry can, at first reading, appear difficult. His use of allusion, startling diction and subtle punning display submerged metaphor in his work. The overall effect is a fresh implementation of Imagism .
Christian Falster
Falster, Christian
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Christian Falster (January 1, 1690 – October 24, 1752) was a Danish poet and philologist, born at Branderslev (island of Laaland). He became rector of the school at Ribe. He preferred to live there, refusing to accept better positions, and keeping his rectorship. He published translations of Ovid (1719) and the Satires of Juvenal (1731); 11 original satires on his times, often reprinted (1720–39); and in Latin a number of works, such as Viglia Prima Noctium Ripensiun (1721); Memori Obscur (1722); Amnitates Philologic (three volumes, 1821–32).. Danish poet and philologist
Ursula Askham Fanthorpe, CBE, FRSL (22 July 1929 – 28 April 2009) was an English poet. She published under the form U. A. Fanthorpe.
Ahmad Faraz (Urdu : , born Syed Ahmad Shah (Urdu : ) on 14 January 1931 in Kohat, died 25 August 2008) was a Pakistani Urdu poet. He was acclaimed one of the modern Urdu poets of the last century. 'Faraz' is his pen name, (in Urdu takhalus ). He died in Islamabad on 25 August 2008. He was awarded Hilal-e-Imtiaz, Sitara-i-Imtiaz and after his death Hilal-e-Pakistan by the government.
Fard, Shima Nesari Haghighi
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Shima Nesari Haghighi Fard (Persian : ), born 11 July 1984 in Tehran, Iran is a poet and engineer.
Fardd, Bleddyn
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Bleddyn Fardd (fl. ca. 1258 - 1284) was a Welsh-language court poet from Gwynedd .
Faretta, Ángel
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Ángel Faretta (born 21 April 1953) is an Argentine author of his own theory of cinema, film critic, writer, poet and teacher. Since 1980, he has been published in various media, testing, analysis articles and reviews on art, literature and cinema. For many followers of his theory he is "the person who most reflected on the cinema in Argentina, and its theoretical more lucid, original and influential, true to his thinking and away from any fashion." About Faretta, the film critic Fernando Regueira wrote:
Fargue, Léon-Paul
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Léon-Paul Fargue (4 March 1876 – 24 November 1947) was a French poet and essayist.
Farid, Khwaja Ghulam
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Khwaja Ghulam Farid (Urdu : ) or Khwaja Farid (1845–1901) – the most famous 19th-century sufi poet of the Indian subcontinent, polyglot, scholar and writer. He belonged to Chishti–Nizami Sufi order. He was born and died at Chachran and was buried at Mithankot .
Farjami, Leila
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Leila Farjami is an Iranian poet, poetry translator, and a practicing licensed psychotherapist in California, USA. She was born in Tehran and immigrated to the United States at a young age with her family during the Iran–Iraq War. [ citation needed ] Farjami is a cultural leader in the field of literature.
Talat Farooq is an educator, human rights activist, poet, columnist, and the executive editor of the research journal Criterion Quarterly in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Farrell, Fiona
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Fiona Farrell, ONZM (born 1947) is a New Zealand poet, fiction writer and playwright. Her latest novel, Limestone, was published in April 2009. The Broken Book, (essays and poetry) was published by Auckland University Press 2011.
John Patrick Farrell (22 May 1968 – 4 November 2010) was an American poet and composer.
John Patrick Farrell (22 May 1968 – 4 November 2010) was an American poet and composer.
Farrell, Michael
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Michael Farrell (born 1965) is a contemporary Australian poet .
Farrokhzad, Forough
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Forugh Farrokhzad (Persian : Forugh Farrokhzad ; January 5, 1935 — February 13, 1967) was an Iranian poet and film director. Forugh Farrokhzad is arguably one of Iran's most influential female poets of the twentieth century. She was a controversial modernist poet and an iconoclast.
Farrukh, Bushra
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Bushra Farrukh (born 16 February 1957), is a Pakistani poet. She was born in Peshawar. She is one of the female Urdu poets of Pakistan. She has also served Pakistan Television and Radio Pakistan as an announcer.She is the artist of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa who has performed in four different languages Urdu, Pashto, Hindko and English at television and radio. Bushra Farrukh has performed many radio and television programs. All her programs have been enjoyed especially among the youth.
Farrukhi, Aslam
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Aslam Farrukhi, PP, (Urdu) (born October 23,1923) [ dead link ] is an Urdu author, critic, poet, linguist, scholar and broadcaster from Pakistan. He is also known for children's writings. He remained associated as Professor and Chairman with the Department of Urdu, University of Karachi, for many years. [ citation needed ]
Moeen Faruqi Urdu : is an artist and poet born in Karachi in Pakistan. He graduated in Physics from the California State University, and has an MEd from the University of Wales. He has had numerous solo and group shows of paintings all over Pakistan and internationally, and has participated and curated several group exhibitions and workshops. He is currently living in Karachi with his wife, who is a theater artist, and three sons Danish, Moez and Ziyad.
Inoyat Hojieva (Tajik : / Persian), mostly known as Farzona (Tajik : / Persian : ) is a Tajik poet and writer.
Faschinger, Lilian
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Lilian Faschinger (born April 29, 1950 in Tschöran, Carinthia ) is an Austrian novelist, short story writer, poet, and literary translator .
Fatehpuri, Niaz
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Niaz Fatehpuri (1884-1966) was the nom de plume of Niyaz Muhammed Khan, an Urdu poet and writer and a polemicist. He was also the founder and editor of Nigar which he turned into one of the most prestigious Urdu literary journals in the Indian subcontinent .
Fauset, Jessie Redmon
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Jessie Redmon Fauset: American poet. Jessie Redmon Fauset poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Jessie Redmon Fauset biography.
Hans Antonius Faverey (Paramaribo, 14 September 1933 - Amsterdam, 8 July 1990) was a Dutch poet of Surinam descent. Besides being a poet, he was a lecturer at the psychology department of the Universiteit Leiden. His poetry is influenced by the Vijftigers .
Fazil Kisakürek, Necip
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Necip Fazil Kisakürek (1904–1983), Turkish poet, novelist, playwright, philosopher and activist
Muqtida Hasan Nida Fazli, born in 1938 in Delhi, is an eminent Urdu poet and lyricist. His poetry is often described as lacking in any singular identity thereby defying neat categorizations. His poetry reflects the checkered trajectories of a poet who "traveled in many directions".
Itzik Feffer (1900 – August 12, 1952), also Fefer (Yiddish , Russian , à ò è) was a Soviet Yiddish poet executed on the Night of the Murdered Poets during Joseph Stalin 's purges .
Feldek, Lubomír
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Lubomír Feldek (* 9 October 1936, Žilina, Czechoslovakia ) is a Slovak poet, writer, playwright, and translator. He is married to Olga Feldeková .
León Felipe Camino Galicia (11 April 1884 - 17 September 1968) was an anti-fascist Spanish poet .
Felsenbaum, Mikhoel
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Mikhoel Felzenbaum (Yiddish) (Russian:´ ´); (born in 1951 in Vasylkiv, Ukraine, USSR ) is a postmodernist Yiddish novelist, poet and playwright.
Fenerty, Charles
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Charles Fenerty (January, 1821 – 10 June 1892), is a Canadian inventor who invented the wood pulp process for papermaking, which was first adapted into the production of newsprint. Fenerty was also a poet (writing over 32 known poems). He also did extensive travelling throughout Australia between the years 1858 to 1865 (living in the heart of the Australian gold rushes ).
Fenggan (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; pinyin : Fenggan ; Wade–Giles : Fengkan ; literally "Big Stick", fl. 9th century) was a Chinese Zen monk-poet lived in the Tang Dynasty, associated with Hanshan and Shide in the famed " Tiantai Trio" .
Fenggan (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; pinyin : Fenggan ; Wade–Giles : Fengkan ; literally "Big Stick", fl. 9th century) was a Chinese Zen monk-poet lived in the Tang Dynasty, associated with Hanshan and Shide in the famed " Tiantai Trio" .
Hakim Abul-Qasim Firdawsi Tusi (Persian : , most commonly known as Ferdowsi ( ) ; also spelled as Firdausi or Firdusi ; 940 – 1020 CE), was a highly revered Persian poet. He is the author of the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran and the Persian-speaking world .
Hakim Abul-Qasim Firdawsi Tusi (Persian : , most commonly known as Ferdowsi ( ) ; also spelled as Firdausi or Firdusi ; 940 – 1020 CE), was a highly revered Persian poet. He is the author of the Shahnameh, the national epic of Iran and the Persian-speaking world .
Gus Ferguson (born 1940) is a South African cartoonist, poet and pharmacist. He was born in Scotland, but moved with his parents to South Africa in 1949.
Ferguson, Samuel
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Sir Samuel Ferguson (10 March 1810 – 9 August 1886) was an Irish poet, barrister, antiquarian, artist and public servant. Perhaps the most important Ulster-Scot poet of the 19th century, because of his interest in Irish mythology and early Irish history he can be seen as a forerunner of William Butler Yeats and the other poets of the Irish Literary Revival .
Nils Ferlin (1898-1961) was a Swedish poet and lyricist.
Ferlinghetti, Lawrence
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Lawrence Ferlinghetti is an American poet, painter, liberal activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & Publishers. Author of poetry, translations, fiction, theatre, art criticism, and film narration, he is best known for A Coney Island of the Mind (New York: New Directions, 1958), a collection of poems that has been translated into nine languages, with sales of over 1 million copies.. American poet painter liberal activist
Fernández de Moratín, Leandro
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Leandro Fernández de Moratín (March 10, 1760 — June 21, 1828) was a Spanish dramatist, translator and neoclassical poet.. Spanish dramatist translator and Spanish Enlightenment poet
Léo Ferré (24 August 1916 – 14 July 1993) was a Monegasque poet, composer and a dynamic and controversial live performer whose career in France dominated the years after the Second World War until his death. He released some forty albums over this period, composing the music and the majority of the lyrics. He released many hit singles, particularly between 1960 and the mid-seventies. Some of his songs have become classics of the French chanson repertoire, such as Avec le temps, C’est extra or Jolie Môme .
Ferron, born Deborah Foisy on (1952-06-01 ) June 1, 1952 (age 61), is a Canadian folk singer-songwriter and poet. In addition to being one of Canada's most famous folk musicians, she is one of the most influential writers and performers of women's music, and an important influence on later musicians such as Ani DiFranco, Mary Gauthier and the Indigo Girls. [ citation needed ]
Fetherling, George
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George Fetherling (born 1949, full name Douglas George Fetherling ) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and cultural commentator. One of the most prolific figures in Canadian letters, he has written or edited more than fifty books, including a dozen volumes of poetry, four book-length fictions, and a two-volume memoir. He lives in Toronto and Vancouver.
Fichman, Jacob
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Jacob Fichman (Hebrew) also transliterated as Yakov Fichman (25 November 1881 - 18 May 1958), was an acclaimed Hebrew poet, essayist and literary critic.
Edward Field (born June 7, 1924) is an American poet and author.
Eugene Field, Sr. was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays.
Michael Field
Field, Michael
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Michael Field was a pseudonym used for the poetry and verse drama of Katherine Harris Bradley (27 October 1846 – 26 September 1914) and her niece and ward Edith Emma Cooper (12 January 1862 – 13 December 1913). As Field they wrote around 40 works together, and a long journal Works and Days. Their intention was to keep the pen-name secret, but it became public knowledge, not long after they had confided in their friend Robert Browning .
Figar, Dilawar
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Dilawar Figar, (1929–1998) was a noted humorist, poet and scholar of the Pakistan. He is known as Shehansha-e-Zarafat and Akbar-e-Sani for his satire and humour.
Fijman, Jacobo
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Jacobo Fijman (1898–1970) was an Argentine poet born in Orhei, Bessarabia, now in Moldova. He moved to Argentina with his parents in 1902.
Filiberto, Juan de Dios
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Juan de Dios Filiberto (March 8, 1885 – November 11, 1964) was an Argentine violinist, conductor, poet and composer who became prominent in the Argentine tango genre.
Anne Kingsmill Finch
Finch, Anne Kingsmill
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Anne Finch (née Kingsmill), Countess of Winchilsea (April 1661 – 5 August 1720), was an English poet, the third child of Sir William Kingsmill of Sydmonton Court and his wife, Anne Haslewood. She was well-educated as her family believed in good education for girls as well as for boys.
Annie Finch (born 1956) is an American poet. She is author of numerous books of poetry as well as poetry translation, poetry anthologies and criticism, opera libretti, and poetic collaborations with visual art, music, theater, and dance. Her writings on poetry address topics including meter and prosody, postmodern form, and the place of poetry in contemporary life. She is also known for developing an aesthetic of women's poetic traditions. In the title essay of The Body of Poetry, Finch connects her poetry's frequent thematic focus on nature, the body, and spiritual issues, and also its attention to pattern and sound, with her earth-centered spirituality. Because of her efforts, in her poetry and criticism, to redefine the terms of discussion about poetic form, an article in The Dictionary of Literary Biography names her "one of the central figures in contemporary American poetics.". American poet librettist translator
Robert Duer Claydon Finch (May 14. 1900 - June 11, 1995) was a Canadian poet and academic. He twice won Canada 's top literary honor, the Governor General's Award, for his poetry.
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Fink-Jensen, Jens
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Jens Fink-Jensen (born December 19, 1956) is a Danish poet, author, photographer, composer and architect.
Finnigan, Joan
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Joan Helen Finnigan (November 23, 1925 – August 12, 2007) was a Canadian writer and poet. She won a Genie Award for Best Screenplay in 1969. She wrote over 30 books, many of them oral histories of the Ottawa Valley .
Fiorentino, Jon Paul
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Jon Paul Fiorentino is a Canadian poet, novelist and short story writer.
Fishbeyn, Moisey
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Moysey (Moses) Fishbeyn (Ukrainian : ) is an influential Ukrainian poet and translator of Jewish origin. He was born in 1946 in Chernivtsi, in the Ukrainian SSR of the Soviet Union (in present-day Ukraine ).
Fitzgerald, Edward
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Edward FitzGerald was an English writer, best known as the poet of the first and most famous English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. The spelling of his name as both FitzGerald and Fitzgerald is seen. The use here of FitzGerald conforms with that of his own publications, anthologies such as Quiller-Couchs Oxford Book of English Verse, and most reference books up through about the 1960s.. English poet and writer; first and most famous English translation of Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
Fitzgerald, Judith
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Judith Ariana Fitzgerald (born 11 November 1952) is a Canadian poet and journalist. Born in Toronto, Ontario, she attended York University (where she earned her B.A. and M.A ; she did her doctoral work at the University of Toronto).
Fitzgerald, R. D.
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Robert David FitzGerald III AM OBE (22 February 1902 – 24 May 1987) was an Australian poet .
Fitzgerald, Robert
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Robert Stuart Fitzgerald (12 October 1910 – 16 January 1985) was a poet, critic and translator whose renderings of the Greek classics "became standard works for a generation of scholars and students." He was best known as a translator of ancient Greek and Latin. In addition, he also composed several books of his own poetry.. American poet critic and translator
Flanagan, Roderick
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Roderick Flanagan (1 April 1828 – 13 March 1862) was an Australian historian, anthropologist, poet, newspaper proprietor, and journalist. He was born in Elphin, County Roscommon, Ireland and died when he was 34 years of age in East London, after spending 22 years in Australia. However, in that short span he made a major contribution to the understanding of Indigenous Australians, established a newspaper in Melbourne, Australia, wrote many poems and prose about his adopted land, and wrote a major history of New South Wales which into the beginning of the 20th century was considered to be the main reference work on the early European presence in Australia.
Thomas Flatman
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Thomas Flatman (21 February 1635 – 8 December 1688) was an English poet and miniature painter. There were several editions of his Poems and Songs (1674). One of his self-portraits is in the Victoria and Albert Museum. A portrait of Charles II is in the Wallace Collection, London. His miniatures are noted for their vitality.
Fleischer, Ezra
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Ezra Fleischer (Hebrew : ) (born 14 July 1928; died 25 July 2006) was a Romanian - Israeli Hebrew-language poet and philologist .
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Fletcher, John Gould
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John Gould Fletcher was a Pulitzer Prize winning Imagist poet and author. He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas to a socially prominent family. After attending Phillips Academy, Andover Fletcher went on to Harvard University from 1903 to 1907, when he dropped out shortly after his fathers death.. Imagist poet
Frank Stuart Flint (December 19, 1885 – February 28, 1960) was an English poet and translator who was a prominent member of the Imagist group. Ford Madox Ford called him "one of the greatest men and one of the beautiful spirits of the country".
Malva Flores (born September 12, 1961 in Mexico City ) is a contemporary Mexican poet. She has also published short stories and essays.
Nick Flynn is an American writer, playwright, and poet. His most recent publication is The Reenactments, which chronicles Flynn's experience during the making of Being Flynn, a film based on his acclaimed 2004 memoir, Another Bullshit Night in Suck City. Flynn is also the author of three collections of poetry, including Some Ether, which won the inaugural PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry in 1999, and was a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
Goronwy Foel (fl. about the middle of the 13th century) was a Welsh language court poet from Deheubarth, south-west Wales .
Fogarty, Lionel
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Lionel Fogarty (born 1958) is an Indigenous Australian poet and political activist.
Nikos Fokas (Greek : F ) is a Greek poet, essayist and translator.
Jack Foley is an American poet living in Oakland, California .
Jean Follain, (Canisy (province of la Manche) 29 August 1903 – Paris 10 March 1971) was a French author, poet and corporate lawyer. In the early days of his career he was a member of the "Sagesse" group. Follain was a friend of Max Jacob, André Salmon, Jean Paulhan, Pierre Pussy, Armen Lubin, and Pierre Reverdy. He was a contributor to many journals, such as La Nouvelle Revue française, Commerce, Europe, Le Journal des Poètes and Les Cahiers des Saisons. In 1970, he was awarded the Grand Prize of Poetry from L'Académie française for his life's work. A small part of his archives is conserved at the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Saint-Lô in France. Prix littéraire Jean Follain de la Ville de Saint Lô is a literary award honouring his name and contributions to French literature. He studied law in Paris and became a judge. He died in 1971 in a car accident.. French author poet and corporate lawyer
Fondebrider, Jorge
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Jorge Fondebrider is an Argentinian writer and poet born in Buenos Aires in 1956. His published poetry books are Elegías (Buenos Aires, 1983), Imperio de la Luna (Buenos Aires, Libros de Tierra Firme, 1987), Standards (Buenos Aires, Libros de Tierra Firme, 1993) and Los últimos tres años (Buenos Aires, Libros de Tierra Firme, 2006). He also published La Buenos Aires ajena (Buenos Aires, Emecé, 2000), a history of the city told by foreigners that visited it since 1536 to 2000; Versiones de la Patagonia (Buenos Aires, Emecé, 2003), a history of that part of Argentina, told by confronting different versions of the same facts, Licantropía. Historias de hombres lobos de Occidente (Buenos Aires, Adriana Hidalgo, 2004), a history of werewolfism in the Western world through the ages until the present, and La París de los argentinos (Buenos Aires, Bajo la luna, 2010), a history of Argentinian emigration to France as well as a history of France told by Argentinian witnesses. He also translated many books of contemporary French poetry –Guillaume Apollinaire, Henri Deluy and Yves Di Manno, among others–, Poesía francesa contemporánea. 1940-1997, an anthology on that matter, and Irish author Claire Keegan (Antarctica, Walk the Blue Fields and Foster, the three of them on Buenos Aires publishing house Eterna Cadencia). Together with Gerardo Gambolini, he choose and translated Poesía irlandesa contemporánea, the first bilingual anthology of contemporary Irish poetry published in a Spanish speaking country; also, a book on the Ulster cycle, a collection of Irish traditional short stories, a book on Anglo-Scottish ballads and Peter Street & otros poemas, by the Irish poet Peter Sirr. In 2009 he co-founded with Julia Benseñor the Club de Traductores Literarios de Buenos Aires (http://clubdetraductoresliterariosdebaires.blogspot.com/ ).
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Theodor Fontane (German pronunciation: ; 30 December 1819 – 20 September 1898) was a German novelist and poet, regarded by many as the most important 19th-century German-language realist writer.. German novelist and poet; German language realist writer
Fontanella, Francesc
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Francesc Fontanella (Catalan pronunciation:  [fn'ssk funt'n] ) (1622–c.1680/1685) was a Catalan poet, dramatist, and priest .
Foott, Mary Hannay
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Mary Hannay Foott (26 September 1846 – 12 October 1918), was an Australian poet and editor who is best remembered for the poem Where the pelican builds.
John Forbes (1 September 1950 - 23 January 1998) was an Australian poet.. Australian poet
Forche, Carolyn
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Carolyn Forché (born April 28, 1950) is an American poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate. She has received awards for her literary work.
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Carolyn Forché is an American poet, editor, translator, and human rights advocate.. American poet editor translator and human rights advocate
John Ford (baptised 17 April 1586 – c. 1637) was an English Jacobean and Caroline playwright and poet born in Ilsington in Devon in 1586.. English Jacobean and Caroline playwright and poet
John Milo "Mike" Ford (April 10, 1957 – September 25, 2006) was an American science fiction and fantasy writer, game designer, and poet .
Robert Arthur Douglas Ford, CC (January 8, 1915 – April 12, 1998) was a Canadian poet, translator and diplomat .
Formosa, Feliu
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Feliu Formosa Torres (b. 10 September 1934 in Sabadell, Catalonia ) is a Catalan dramatist, poet and translator.
Forneret, Xavier
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Xavier Forneret (16 September 1809, Beaune, Côte-d'Or - 7 August 1884) was a French writer ; poet, playwright and journalist .
Forrester, Gary
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Gary Forrester (born 3 July 1946 in the United States) is a New Zealand-Australian musician, composer, novelist, poet, short-story writer, memoirist, and academic. He was profiled by Random House Australia (Australian Country Music, 1991) as one of the major figures in the Australian music scene during the 1980s and 1990s, and by FishHead: Wellington's Magazine as a "modern Renaissance man." According to Fishhead, "in addition to publishing three novels and a book of poems, Forrester is a successful bluegrass composer and musician, an advocate for indigenous rights, and a father of six children. Oh, and don't forget his day job - law lecturer in ethics at Victoria University." He lectured at the University of Melbourne from 1976–80, at the Northwestern School of Law from 1983–85, at the University of Illinois from 2000–03, and at Victoria University of Wellington from 2007-2013.
Forster, William
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William Forster (16 October 1818 – 30 October 1882) was an Australian politician, Premier of New South Wales from 27 October 1859 to 9 March 1860 and poet.
Paul Fort (1 February 1872—20 April 1960) was a French poet associated with the Symbolist movement. At the age of 18, reacting against the Naturalistic theatre, Fort founded the Théâtre d’Art (1890–93). He also founded and edited the literary reviews Livre d'Art with Alfred Jarry and Vers et Prose (1905–14) with poet Guillaume Apollinaire, which published the work of Paul Valéry and other important Symbolist writers. Fort is notable for his enormous volume of poetry, having published more than thirty volumes of ballads and, according to Amy Lowell for creating the polyphonic prose form in his 'Ballades francaises'.
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Forten Grimke, Charlotte
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Charlotte Bridges Forten Grimké (August 17, 1837 – July 23, 1914) was an African-American anti-slavery activist, poet, and educator .
Ugo Foscolo (6 February 1778 – 10 September 1827), born Niccolò Foscolo, was an Italian writer, revolutionary and poet.. Italian writer revolutionary and poet
Fostieris, Antonis
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Andonis Fostieris (Greek : t Fst ) (b. Athens 1953) is a Greek poet. He studied Law at the University of Athens and History of Law at Sorbonne, Paris. Since 1981, he is co-editor and director of the prestigious literary periodical .
Hristo Botev (Bulgarian:, also transliterated as Hristo Botyov) (January 6, 1848 – June 1, 1876), born Hristo Botyov Petkov (Bulgarian: ), was a Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary. Botev is widely considered by Bulgarians to be a symbolic historical figure and national hero.. Bulgarian poet and national revolutionary
Foulcher, John
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John Foulcher (born 7 December 1952) is an Australian poet and teacher.
Janet Paterson Frame, ONZ, CBE (28 August 1924 - 29 January 2004) was a New Zealand author. She wrote eleven novels, four collections of short stories, a book of poetry, an edition of juvenile fiction, and three volumes of autobiography during her lifetime. Since her death, a twelfth novel, a second volume of poetry, and a handful of short stories have been released. Frame's celebrity is informed by her dramatic personal history as well as her literary career. Following years of psychiatric hospitalisation, Frame was scheduled for a lobotomy that was canceled when, just days before the procedure, her debut publication of short stories was unexpectedly awarded a national literary prize. These dramatic personal experiences feature prominently in Frame's autobiographical trilogy and director Jane Campion's popular film adaptation of the texts, with recognisably autobiographical elements further resurfacing in many of her fictional publications. Characterised by scholar Simone Oettli as a writer who simultaneously sought fame and anonymity, Frame eschewed the dominant New Zealand literary realism of the post-war era, combining prose, poetry, and modernist elements with a magical realist style, garnering numerous local literary prizes despite mixed critical and public reception.. New Zealand author
Franc, Martin Le
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Martin le Franc (c. 1410 – 1461) was a French poet of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance .
Helena Ruth France (12 June 1913–19 August 1968) (known as Ruth France) was a New Zealand librarian, poet and novelist. She was born in Leithfield, Northern Canterbury, New Zealand in 1913, and died in Christchurch in 1968, leaving a third adult novel The Tunnel unfinished.
Frances, Immanuel
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Immanuel Frances (July 22, 1618 - after 1703) was an Italian Jewish poet and rabbinical scholar.
Francis, Robert
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Robert Francis was an American poet who lived most of his life in Amherst, Massachusetts.. American poet
Franco, Veronica
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Veronica Franco (1546–1591) was an Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice.. Italian poet and courtesan in 16th century Venice
Frankétienne,
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Frankétienne (born Franck Étienne on April 12, 1936 in Ravine-Sèche, Haiti ) is an author, poet, playwright, musician and painter. He has written in both French and Haitian Creole. As a painter, he is known for his colorful abstract works, often emphasizing the colors blue and red. He was a candidate for the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2009.
Ivan Yakovych Franko (Ukrainian : , pronounced  [i'wn 'jkowt frn'k] ) (August 27  [ O.S. August 15]  1856 – May 28  [ O.S. May 15]  1916) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, social and literary critic, journalist, interpreter, economist, political activist, doctor of philosophy, ethnographer, the author of the first detective novels and modern poetry in the Ukrainian language .
Fraser (columnist), Ian
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Ian Fraser (born 18 April 1962) is a South African playwright, writer, comedian, anti- Apartheid activist, artist, anarchist, and social agitator, now living in the USA. He began as South Africa's first street-level stand up comedian, ' ranting-verse ' poet, and extremely acerbic anti-government satirist. He has consistently been a pro-democracy, anti-establishment voice, both under Apartheid and under the new dispensation in South Africa.
Frashëri, Naim
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Naim Frashëri (25 May 1846 – 20 October 1900) was an Albanian poet and writer. He was one of the most prominent figures of the Albanian National Awakening (Albanian: Rilindja Kombëtare) of the 19th century. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Albania.. Albanian poet and writer; regarded as the national poet of Albania
Frazer, Brentley
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Brentley Frazer (1972) is a contemporary Australian poet / writer. Raised in Queensland, his poems, short stories and other written works have been published in Australia, New Zealand, the United States, Canada, U.K, France and Slovenia. A multitude of his poems, paintings and photographs can be found on his website, http://www.brentley.com
Fréchette, Louis
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Louis-Honoré Fréchette, CMG (November 16, 1839 – May 31, 1908), was a Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer .
Fréchette, Louis-Honoré
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Louis-Honoré Fréchette, CMG (November 16, 1839 – May 31, 1908), was a Canadian poet, politician, playwright, and short story writer .
Frédérique, André
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André Frédérique (27 February 1915, Nanterre - 17 May 1957) was a French poet. He was a son of a police officer. He became a member of the Parisienne bohème (befriending people like Jean Carmet ). His works, often full of black humour (which did not save him from suicide caused by his feeling of a metaphysical hopelessness) are similar to Henri Michaux .
Fredro, Aleksander
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Aleksander Fredro (20 June 1793 – 15 July 1876) was a Polish poet, playwright and author active during Polish Romanticism in the period of partitions by neighboring empires. His works including plays written in the octosyllabic verse (Zemsta ) and in prose (Damy i Huzary ) as well as fables, belong to the canon of Polish literature. Fredro was harshly criticized by some of his contemporaries for light-hearted humor or even the alleged immorality (Seweryn Goszczynski, 1835) which led to years of his literary silence. Many of Fredro's dozens of plays were published and popularized only after his death. His best-known works have been translated into English, French, German, Russian, Czech, Romanian, Hungarian and Slovak.
Freeman, Grace Beacham
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Grace Beacham Freeman (February 18, 1916 – October, 2002) was an American poet, columnist, short story writer and educator. She wrote a syndicated column "At Our House" from 1954 to 1964 and was named by Governor Richard Wilson Riley as the fourth South Carolina Poet Laureate from 1985 to 1986.
Fréine, Celia de
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Celia de Fréine (1948) is a poet, playwright, screenwriter and librettist who writes in Irish and English.
Freire, Junqueira
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Luís José Junqueira Freire (December 31, 1832 – June 24, 1855) was a Brazilian poet and Benedictine monk, adept of the " Ultra-Romanticism " movement and author of Inspirações do Claustro. He is the patron of the 25th chair of the Brazilian Academy of Letters .
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Philip Morin Freneau (January 2, 1752 – December 18, 1832) was an American poet, nationalist, polemicist, sea captain and newspaper editor sometimes called the "Poet of the American Revolution".
Daisy Fried (born 1967, Ithaca, New York ) is an American poet.
Erich Fried (6 May 1921 – 22 November 1988), an Austrian poet who settled in England, was known for his political-minded poetry. He was also a broadcaster, translator and essayist.. Austrian-born British poet writer and translator
Friesen, Patrick
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Patrick Frank Friesen (born 5 July 1946) is a Canadian author. He has written many works, from poetry to stage plays. He began his works in 1970, writing books of poetry. This Canadian poet, who was born in Steinbach, Manitoba, studied at the University of Manitoba. While there, he received a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree and a teaching certificate. After being a resident of Winnipeg for thirty years, Friesen now lives in Victoria, BC and is a teacher of creative writing at the University of Victoria. Friesen often collaborates with dancers, choreographers, composers and musicians. Along with writing poetry, he also writes songs for musicians and texts to Improv Piano. Friesen grew up in a small religious community, and comes from a Mennonite background, but he broke away from that small community physically and spiritually at a young age. His Mennonite upbringing still influences his work such as, “The Shunning,” which is about the persecution of a Mennonite farmer questioning his religion. The winner of Manitoba Book of the Year for his work on “Blasphemer’s Wheel," Friesen was also the runner up in Milton acorn’s People’s Poetry Awards. In a 2004 interview Friesen has noted that, “Being Mennonite in background had all kinds of effects on [his] content.” In 1997, his work, “A Broken Bowl,” was short listed for the Governor General’s Award .
Friggieri, Joe
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Prof. Joe Friggieri (born 1946) is Professor of Philosophy and a member of the Senate at the University of Malta, poet, playwright and theatre director. Friggieri is the first Professor of Philosophy not to be a Catholic priest and succeeded Peter Serracino Inglott in 1996 upon the latter’s retirement. He holds doctorates from the University of Milan (Cattolica) and The University of Oxford. Friggieri has been guest research scholar and lecturer at the Universities of Venice, Amsterdam, St Andrews, Augsburg and Genova.
Friggieri, Oliver
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Oliver Friggieri (born 27 March 1947) is a Maltese poet, novelist, literary critic, and minor philosopher. In philosophy he is mostly interested in epistemology and Existentialism.
Frik was an Armenian poet of the 13th century and 14th century. He lived in the time of Mongolian occupation of Armenian land.
Max Rudolf Frisch (May 15, 1911 – April 4, 1991) was a Swiss playwright and novelist, regarded as highly representative of German-language literature after World War II. In his creative works Frisch paid particular attention to issues relating to problems of human identity, individuality, responsibility, morality and political commitment. His use of irony is a significant feature of his post-war publications. Frisch was a member of the Gruppe Olten. He was awarded the Neustadt International Prize for Literature in 1986.
Fröding, Gustaf
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Gustaf Fröding (Swedish pronunciation:  ['gstav 'frød]  (listen ) ; August 22, 1860 - February 8, 1911) was a Swedish poet and writer, born in Alster outside Karlstad in Värmland. The family moved to Kristinehamn in the year 1867. He later studied at Uppsala University and worked as a journalist in Karlstad.
Fronski, Maciek
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Maciek Fronski (born November 25, 1973, in Gliwice ) is a Polish poet and translator of English, Russian and Italian poetry, as well as folk music lyrics, best known for his humorous poetry.
An American poet. One of the foremost poets of the 20th century.. American poet; received four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry
Frostenson, Katarina
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Katarina Frostenson (born 5 March 1953 in Stockholm ) is a Swedish poet and writer. She was elected a member of the Swedish Academy in 1992. In 2003, Frostenson was made a Chevalier of the Légion d'Honneur in recognition of her services to literature. [ citation needed ]
Frug, Simeon Samuel
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Simon Frug (Russian : ´ ´, IPA:  [s'mn gr'gorjvt 'fruk]  (listen ) ; November 15, 1860 – September 22, 1916) was a multi-lingual Russian poet, lyricist and author.
Gene Frumkin (1928-2007) was an American poet and teacher.. American poet and teacher
Mark Frutkin (born January 2, 1948) is a Canadian novelist and poet. He has published eight books of fiction, three books of poetry, as well as two works of non-fiction and a book of essays. In 2007, his novel, Fabrizio's Return, won the Trillium Prize for Best Book in Ontario and the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic, and was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean region). In 1988, his novel, Atmospheres Apollinaire, was short-listed for a Governor General's Award and was also short-listed for the Trillium Award, as well as the Ottawa-Carleton Book Award .
A prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty.. prominent Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty
Fujii, Sadakazu
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Sadakazu Fujii ( , Fujii Sadakazu , born 27 April 1942, Tokyo ) is a Japanese poet and scholar of Japanese literature, which includes the genres of ancient novels, the Man'yoshu, oral literature, Okinawan culture, Ainu language, and contemporary poetry. He is well known for his study on the Genji Monogatari. His poems and palindromes have been used in the musical compositions of Takahashi Yuji .
Fujimura, Misao
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Misao Fujimura ( , Fujimura Misao , July 1886 – May 22, 1903) was a Japanese philosophy student and poet, largely remembered due to his farewell poem.
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Thomas Fuller (1608 – 16 August 1661) was an English churchman and historian. He is now remembered for his writings, particularly his Worthies of England, published after his death. He was a prolific author, and one of the first English writers able to live by his pen (and his many patrons).
Alice Fulton is a United States poet and author.. American author of poetry fiction and nonfiction; Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry winner
Funazaki, Yoshihiko
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Yoshihiko Funazaki ( , Funazaki Yoshihiko , born February 2, 1945) is a Japanese novelist, poet, illustrator, manga artist, songwriter, and assistant professor of Shirayuri College. He has written more than 300 books.
Consort Xu (c. 940 – 976) was a concubine of Later Shu 's emperor Meng Chang during imperial China 's Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period. More commonly known as Madame Huarui, she was also a notable poet.
Furness, Richard
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Richard Furness (2 August 1791 – 13 December 1857) was a British poet .
Zokirjon Xolmuhammad ogli Furqat (Modern Uzbek : Zokirjon Xolmuhammad ogli Furqat, ; Russian) (1859–1909), better know by his pen name Furqat, was an Uzbek author, poet, and political activist. He had a major influence in the development of modern Uzbek literature. Furqat, like may other writers of the tsarist colonial period, was forced to praise tsarist Russia and its culture in his work. When Furqat started to write poems that were critical of the cruelty of Russian rule, he was exiled to Chinese Turkestan.
Fuzuli (or Fuduli, ; Azerbaijani : Füzuli, c. 1494 – 1556) was the pen name of the Azerbaijani or the Bayat branch of Oghuz Turkic and Ottoman poet, writer and thinker Muhammad bin Suleyman ( ). Often considered one of the greatest contributors to the Dîvân tradition of Azerbaijani literature, Fuzûlî in fact wrote his collected poems (dîvân ) in three different languages: in his native Azerbaijani Turkic, Persian, and Arabic. Although his Turkish works are written in the Azeri dialect of Turkish, he was well-versed in both the Ottoman and the Chagatai Turkic literary traditions as well. He was also well versed in mathematics and astronomy.
Fuzuli (or Fuduli, ; Azerbaijani : Füzuli, c. 1494 – 1556) was the pen name of the Azerbaijani or the Bayat branch of Oghuz Turkic and Ottoman poet, writer and thinker Muhammad bin Suleyman ( ). Often considered one of the greatest contributors to the Dîvân tradition of Azerbaijani literature, Fuzûlî in fact wrote his collected poems (dîvân ) in three different languages: in his native Azerbaijani Turkic, Persian, and Arabic. Although his Turkish works are written in the Azeri dialect of Turkish, he was well-versed in both the Ottoman and the Chagatai Turkic literary traditions as well. He was also well versed in mathematics and astronomy.
Fychan, Simwnt
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Simwnt Fychan (c. 1530 – 1606) was a Welsh language poet and genealogist, probably born in Llanfair Dyffryn Clwyd in north-east Wales .