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Aali, Jamiluddin

Nawabzada Mirza Jamiluddin Ahmed Khan (Urdu : ) better known as Jamiluddin Aali (Urdu : ), PP, HI, (born 20 January 1926 in Delhi ) is a noted Urdu poet, critic, playwright, essayist, columnist, and scholar of Pakistan .
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Abid, Abid Ali

Syed Abid Ali Abid (Urdu : ) was an Urdu and Persian poet and educator who was born on 17 September 1906 in Dera Ismail Khan, British India and died in Lahore, Pakistan on 20 January 1971.
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Abraham Grafström, Anders

Anders Abraham Grafström (January 10, 1790; Sundsvall – July 24, 1870; Umeå) was a Swedish historian, priest and poet.. Swedish historian priest and poet
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Acker, Kathy

Kathy Acker (née Karen Lehmann ; April 18, 1947 – November 30, 1997) was an American experimental novelist, punk poet, playwright, essayist, postmodernist and sex-positive feminist writer. She was strongly influenced by the Black Mountain School, William S. Burroughs, David Antin, French critical theory, philosophy, and pornography.
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Ad-Deen, Adeeb Kamal

Adeeb Kamal Ad-Deen (Arabic : ) (born 1953) is an Iraqi Australian poet, journalist and translator writing in Arabic and in English.
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Adamson, Hendrik

Hendrik Adamson (6 October  [ O.S. 24 September]  1891 – 7 March 1946) was an Estonian poet and teacher.
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Adolfo Becquer, Gustavo

Gustavo Adolfo Domínguez Bastida, better known as Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer, (February 17, 1836, Seville - December 22, 1870) was a Spanish post-romanticist poet and writer (mostly short stories), also a playwright, literary columnist, and talented drawer. Today he is considered one of the most important figures in Spanish literature. He adopted the alias of Bécquer as his brother Valeriano Bécquer, a painter, had done earlier. He was associated with the post-romanticism movement and wrote while realism was enjoying success in Spain. He was moderately well known during his life, but it was after his death that most of his works were published. His best known works are the Rhymes and the Legends, usually published together as Rimas y leyendas. These poems and tales are essential to the study of Spanish literature and common reading for high-school students in Spanish-speaking countries .
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Adson, Artur

Artur Adson (3 February  [ O.S. 22 January]  1889 in Tartu – 5 January 1977 in Stockholm ) was an Estonian poet, writer and theatre critic.
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Agustini, Delmira

Delmira Agustini (October 24, 1886 – July 6, 1914), a Uruguayan poet, is considered one of the greatest female Latin American poets of the early 20th century.
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Aitken, Adam

Adam Aitken is an Australian poet .
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Alavainu, Ave

Ave Alavainu (born 4 October 1942 in Tartu ) is an Estonian poet.
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Albiston, Jordie

Jordie Albiston (born 30 September 1961) is a contemporary Australian poet and academic .
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Aldenhoven, Kaye

Kaye Aldenhoven is an Australian poet and teacher.
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Alexander Allan, James

James Alexander Allan (1879 – 1967) was an Australian poet and local historian.. Australian poet
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Alexander Essbaum, Jill

Jill Alexander Essbaum, Christian erotic poet
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Ali, Ahmad

Ahmed Ali (1910 in New Delhi – 14 January 1994 in Karachi ) (Urdu) was an Indian (later Pakistani ) novelist, poet, critic, translator, diplomat and scholar, who was responsible for writing Twilight in Delhi. Born in Delhi, India, Ahmed Ali was educated at Aligarh and Lucknow universities, graduating with first-class and first in the order of merit in both B.A. (Honours), 1930 and M.A. English, 1931. [ citation needed ] He taught at leading Indian universities including Lucknow and Allahabad from 1932–46 and joined the Bengal Senior Educational Service as professor and head of the English Department at Presidency College, Calcutta (1944–47). Ali was the BBC's Representative and Director in India during 1942–44. During the Partition of India, he was the British Council Visiting Professor to the University of China in Nanking as appointed by the British government of India. When he tried to return to India in 1948, K.P.S. Menon (then India's Ambassador to China ) did not let him and he was forced to move to Pakistan.
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Allen, Leslie Holdsworthy

Leslie Holdsworth Allen (21 June 1879 – 5 January 1964) was an Australian academic and poet. He was Professor of English at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, the senior lecturer of English and Latin at Canberra University College and chairman of the Literature Censorship Board.
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Allen, Richard James

Richard James Allen (born 1960) is a contemporary Australian poet, dancer and filmmaker. The former Artistic Director of the Poets Union Inc, and founding director of the Australian Poetry Festival, Richard was Co-Artistic Director with Karen Pearlman of That Was Fast (New York City) and Tasdance (Launceston), and now at The Physical TV Company (Sydney).
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Alliksaar, Artur

Artur Alliksaar (15 April 1923 in Tartu – 12 August 1966 in Tartu) was an Estonian poet .
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Alvarez, Ivy

Ivy Alvarez is an award-winning Filipino Australian poet, editor, and reviewer currently residing in Wales. A prolific writer, Alvarez has had her work featured in various publications in Australia, Canada, England, the Philippines, Ireland, Russia, Scotland, Wales, the USA, South Africa, and online.
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Amrohi, Nasim

Nasim Amrohvi or Naseem Amrohvi (1908–1987) Urdu :, was an Urdu poet, philosopher, and lexicographer who was born as Syed Qaim Raza Taqvi on 24 August 1908 in Amroha, India .
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Amrohi, Quaim

Qaem Amrohvi Urdu : was a famous Urdu poet, philosopher and thinker. His verses are basically in the praise of Ahl al-Bayt (A.S.).
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Amrohvi, Rais

Syed Muhammad Mehdi, known as Rais Amrohvi (or Raees Amrohvi ) () (1988-1914) was a noted scholar, Urdu poet and psychoanalyst from Pakistan .
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Angel, Ernst

Ernst Angel (11 August 1894, Vienna, Austria - 10 January 1986, Newark, New Jersey ) was an Austrian born poet, theatre and film critic, screen play author, film director and publisher who later became a psychologist .
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Ansari, Sahar

Professor Sahar Ansari, TI (Urdu) is an Urdu poet, critic, and scholar of Urdu literature and linguistics from Pakistan. [ citation needed ] He remained associated with the University of Karachi as Professor and Chairman of Urdu department.
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Anzengruber, Ludwig

Ludwig Anzengruber (November 29, 1839 – December 10, 1889) was an Austrian dramatist, novelist and poet. He was born and died in Vienna .
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Apostoloska, Maja

Maja Apostoloska (Macedonian: ) (born 7 December 1976) is an award-winning Macedonian poetess, essayist and literary critic. She holds a B.A. in Comparative Literature from the "Blaže Koneski" Faculty of Philology in Skopje, where she is currently attending Macedonian language postgraduate studies. She is an editor of literary magazine "Kniževno žitie".. Macedonian poet
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Appleton, Richard

Richard Appleton (17 January 1932 – 27 April 2005) was an Australian poet, raconteur and editor who became editor-in-chief of the Australian Encyclopaedia and, in 1987, was co-editor with Alex Galloway of the posthumous Lex Banning poetry collection There Was a Crooked Man. He was a long-time associate of the Sydney Push, of which his memoirs were published posthumously in 2009. He helped create The Pluralist, a journal of dissident thought.
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Arder, Ott

Ott Arder (February 26, 1950, in Tallinn – June 26, 2004, in Kassari ) was an Estonian poet, children's writer and translator. He was also the author of several popular songs and written texts.
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Ariosto, Ludovico

Ludovico Ariosto (8 September 1474 – 6 July 1533) was an Italian poet. He is best known as the author of the romance epic Orlando Furioso (1516). The poem, a continuation of Matteo Maria Boiardo's Orlando Innamorato, describes the adventures of Charlemagne, Orlando, and the Franks as they battle against the Saracens with diversions into many sideplots. Ariosto composed the poem in the ottava rima rhyme scheme and introduced narrative commentary throughout the work.. Italian poet
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Arman, Ali

Ali Arman is an Urdu poet hailing from Rawalpindi, Pakistan. He started poetry at the age of 14, and joined major literary forums of Rawalpindi and Islamabad in 1990, where he attracted the attention of prominent poets, writers and critics with his unique style. He writes in Urdu, Punjabi and his mother language Pothohari. Arman has created poetry in the forms of ghazal (lyric), nazm (poem), nasri nazm (prose poetry) and taweel nazm (long poem). His first book of poetry was published in March, 1998. Currently residing in the UK, he is an editor of “The Mosaic Journal”, a bilingual magazine containing both Urdu and English literature. Arman’s poetry has been translated into English, French, Spanish and German. He is regarded as an emerging poet by many renowned critics of Urdu poetry. Arman strongly believes in freedom, democracy and human rights and regularly advocated against the military regimes in Pakistan through his poems and articles. Arman's new book of Punjabi/Pothohari poetry titled "Mitti Di Bukkal" have been published recently. This book has been hailed as a major book of Punjabi/Pothohari poetry by readers and critics alike. The book is published in Lahore by "Sanjh Publications".
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Artmann, H. C.

Hans Carl Artmann (12 June 1921 in Vienna – 4 December 2000 in Vienna), also known as Ib Hansen, was (amongst other things) an Austrian-born poet and writer, most popular for his early poems written in Viennese (med ana schwoazzn dintn, 1958), which however, never after were to be the focus of his oeuvre .
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Aslanides, Timoshenko

Timoshenko Aslanides (born 24 December 1943) is an Australian poet.
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Atkinson, Rupert

Rupert Atkinson (2 February 1881 – 6 February 1961) was an Australian poet .
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Auchterlonie, Dorothy

Dorothy Auchterlonie AO (also known as Dorothy Green ) (28 May 1915 – 21 February 1991) was an English-born Australian academic, literary critic and poet.
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Auden, Wystan Hugh (W H)

Wystan Hugh Auden (/ ' w s t n ' h ju ' d n / ; 21 February 1907 – 29 September 1973), who published as W. H. Auden, was an Anglo-American poet, born in England, later an American citizen, regarded by many critics as one of the greatest writers of the 20th century. His work is noted for its stylistic and technical achievements, its engagement with moral and political issues, and its variety of tone, form and content. The central themes of his poetry are love, politics and citizenship, religion and morals, and the relationship between unique human beings and the anonymous, impersonal world of nature.
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Austen, Jane

Jane Austen (16 December 1775 – 18 July 1817) was an English novelist whose works of romantic fiction, set among the landed gentry, earned her a place as one of the most widely read writers in English literature. Her realism, biting irony and social commentary have gained her historical importance among scholars and critics.
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Austin, Alfred

Alfred Austin DL (30 May 1835 – 2 June 1913) was an English poet who was appointed Poet Laureate in 1896 upon the death of Alfred, Lord Tennyson .
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Austin Dobson, Henry

Henry Austin Dobson (January 18, 1840 – September 2, 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.. English poet and essayist
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Azmi, Rehan

Rehan Azmi, (born 1958 in Karachi ) is a noted writer of Nohas, a poet and Song writer of Pakistan. His contributions and sincerity got him into the Guinness Book of World Records in 1997 for being the 7th speediest writers of poetry in this world
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Babstock, Ken

Ken Babstock is a Canadian poet. He was born in Newfoundland and raised in the Ottawa Valley. Babstock began publishing his poems in journals and anthologies, winning gold at the 1997 Canadian National Magazine Awards. He currently lives in Toronto, Ontario.. Canadian poet
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Bakowski, Peter

Peter Bakowski (born 15 October 1954) is an Australian poet. His poems often use deceptively simple words and images, reminiscent at times of words in a child's picture book, but with some stylistic similarities to the work of writers such as Charles Simic or Vítezslav Nezval,
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Ball, Hugo

Hugo Ball (22 February 1886 – 14 September 1927) was a German author, poet and one of the leading Dada artists.
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Ballou, Addie L.

Addie Lucia Ballou (April 19, 1837 – August 10, 1916) was an American suffragist, poet, artist, author, and lecturer.
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Balmont, Konstantin

Konstantin Dmitriyevich Balmont (Russian: ´ ´ ') (15 June 1867 — December 23, 1942) was a Russian symbolist poet, translator, one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry.. Russian symbolist poet and translator
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Barbarus, Johannes

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.
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Beach, Eric

Eric Beach, born 1947, is a New Zealand and Australian poet, playwright, and short story writer .
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Bebic, Toma

Toma Bebic (November 6, 1935 – February 4, 1990) was a Croatian multidisciplinary artist: musician, writer, actor, painter and poet. During his life he worked as a navy officer, police inspector, coach of HNK Hajduk Split and journalist for " Nedjeljna Dalmacija " and " Vjesnik ". He published six books of aphorisms, few books of poetry and one children's picture book.
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Beck, Julian

Julian Beck (May 31, 1925 – September 14, 1985) was an American actor, director, poet, and painter. He is best known for co-founding and directing The Living Theatre, as well as his role as Kane the evil preacher in the 1986 movie Poltergeist II: The Other Side .
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Bedford, Ruth

Ruth Bedford (1882 – 1963) was an Australian poet, playwright and fiction writer.
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