Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - s
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Henry Splawn Taylor (born June 21, 1942) is an American poet, author of more than 15 books of poems and winner of the 1986 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry .
Kim Sa-in is a Korean poet.
Ferdinand Ludwig Adam von Saar (30 September 1833 in Vienna, Austria – 24 July 1906 in Döbling ) was an Austrian novelist, playwright and poet.
Rami Saari (Hebrew : ; b. 1963, Petah Tikva, Israel ) is an Israeli poet, translator, linguist and literary critic.
Umberto Poli (9 March 1883–26 August 1957) was an Italian poet and novelist, born in the cosmopolitan Mediterranean port of Trieste when it was the fourth largest city of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. Poli assumed the nom de plume "Saba" in 1910, and his name was officially changed to Umberto Saba in 1928. From 1919 he was the proprietor of an antiquarian bookshop in Trieste. He suffered from depression all his adult life.. Italian poet and novelist
Joaquín Ramón Martínez Sabina (Úbeda, Jaén, Spain, 12 February 1949), known artistically simply as Joaquín Sabina, is a singer, songwriter, and poet. He has released fourteen studio albums, two live albums, and three compilation albums. He has collaborated and composed songs for Ana Belén, Olga Román and Miguel Ríos amongst others.
Jaime Sabines Gutiérrez (March 25, 1926 - March 19, 1999) was a Mexican contemporary poet. Known as “the sniper of Literature” [ citation needed ] as he formed part of a group that transformed literature into reality, he wrote ten volumes of poetry, and his work has been translated into more than twelve languages. His writings chronicle the experience of everyday people in places such as the street, hospital, and playground. Sabines was also a politician.
Shihabuddin Sharaful-udaba Sabir, known as Adib Sabir, was a 12th-century royal poet of Persia. Originating from Termedh, he was employed in the court of Sultan Sanjar .
Padma Sachdev (born 1940) is an Indian poet and novelist. She is first modern woman poet of Dogri language. She also writes in Hindi. She has published her several poetry collection including Meri Kavita Mere Geet (My Poems, My Songs) that has won the Sahitya Akademi Award in 1971. She has also received the Padma Shri, the Indian fourth highest civilian award in 2001. and the Kabir Samman for poetry for the year 2007-08, given by Government of Madhya Pradesh
Ito Sachio ( , 18 September 1864 - 30 July 1913) was the pen-name of Ito Kojiro ( ), a Japanese tanka poet and novelist active during the Meiji period of Japan .
Miltos Sachtouris or Miltos Sahtouris (Greek : t Sat; July 19, 1919, Athens – March 29, 2005, Athens) was a Greek poet. He was a descendant of Giorgos Sachtouris. When he was young he adopted the pen name Miltos Chrysanthis (t s ). Sachtouris wrote his first poem, The Music Of My Islands, under his pen name, in 1941.
The Hon Victoria Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson, CH (9 March 1892 – 2 June 1962), best known as Vita Sackville-West, was an English author, poet and gardener. She won the Hawthornden Prize in 1927 and 1933. She was known for her exuberant aristocratic life, her passionate affair with the novelist Virginia Woolf, and Sissinghurst Castle Garden, which she and her husband, Sir Harold Nicolson, created at their estate.
Fujiwara no Sadakata ( , 873–932), also known as Sanjo Udaijin, was a Japanese poet and courtier. His father was Fujiwara no Takafuji, and the poet Fujiwara no Kanesuke was his cousin and son-in-law. His son Asatada was also a poet. One of his poems is included in Hyakunin Isshu .
Bismil Saeedi (1901-1977) () hailing from Tonk, India, in Rajasthan state, was an Urdu poet who mainly wrote ghazals .
Makhmoor Saeedi (31 December 1938-2 March 2010) (Urdu : ) was an Urdu poet, writer, translator and journalist from Tonk, Rajasthan, India .
Yi Saek (, 1328 – 1396), also known as Mogeun, is a Korean writer and poet. His family belonged to the Hansan Yi clan. Yi Saek played a crucial role in the introduction and localisation of philosophy of Zhu Xi. He studied Neo-Confucianism in Yuan Dynasty China and opened an academy after his return to Goryeo, and from his academy the founders of Joseon Dynasty were educated.
Jaime Sáenz Guzmán (29 October 1921 – 16 August 1986) was a Bolivian poet, novelist, and short story writer. Born in the city of La Paz, he lived his entire life there, and the rough topography and harsh climate of this Andean city had a powerful effect on much of his work. His poetry, though individual to the point of being difficult to classify, bears some similarities with surrealist literature.
Pavol Jozef Šafárik (Safáry, Schaffáry, Schafary, Saf(f)arik, Šafarík, Szafarzik ; Czech : Pavel Josef Šafarík ; German : Paul Joseph Schaffarik ; Serbian : ; Latin : Paulus Josephus Schaffarik ; Hungarian : Pál József Safarik ; 13 May 1795, Kobeliarovo (Kisfeketepatak), Slovakia, then Kingdom of Hungary – 26 June 1861, Prague ) was a Slovak philologist, poet, one of the first scientific Slavists ; literary historian, historian and ethnographer .
Jaume Safont (1420–1487), called Jacme ça Font in contemporary records, was a Catalan poet and notary.
Saleh Muhammad Safoori (Urdu : ) was a sufi poet of southern Punjab, the writer of a poetic collection in Punjabi which is now known to people as Kulliyat -e-saleh Muhammad safoori. In the collection he has described the famous mythical story of southern Punjab, Sasi puno (Urdu) in poetic form. Saleh Muhammad safoori was the son of Hazrat Mai Safoora Qadiriyya, local saint of the area.
Mamta Sagar was born in 1966 in Bangalore. India. She is a contemporary Kannada poet and playwright living in Bangalore, in Karnataka, India. Mamta has three collections of poems, “Hiige Haaleya Maile Haadu” (Like this the song) 2007 (to be published shortly), “Kaada Navilina Hejje” (Footprints of The Wild Peacock) 1992 and “Nadiya Neerina Teva” (Dampness of the River) 1999 and four plays to her credit. [ citation needed ] “The Swing of Desire”, English translation of her Kannada play ‘Mayye Bhara Manave Bhara’, is included in the anthology, “Staging Resistance: Plays by Women in Translation”, Published by Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2004. “MahiLa Vishaya” (Women Subjects), A collection of Essays in Kannada and English on Gender, Language, Literature and Culture 2007 is her recent book.
Lake Sagaris (born 1956 in Montreal) is a Canadian journalist, poet and translator who lives in Chile.
Sahakdukht (Armenian :, "daughter of Sahak") was an Armenian composer of hymns, poet, and pedagogue who lived in the 8th century. An ascetic, she lived in a cave in the Garni Valley, near present-day Yerevan ; there she produced ecclesiastical poems as well as liturgical chants. Of these, the only one to survive is Srbuhi Mariam ("St. Mary"), a nine-stanza acrostic verse. It is believed that many of her hymns were dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Some of them are supposed to have helped to further shape the genre in subsequent centuries. Sahakduxt is also known to have taught lay music lovers and clerical students a number of sacred melodies; this she did while seated behind a curtain, as the mores of the period required.
Kunwar Mohinder Singh Bedi (Urdu : ) pen name Sahar was an Indian Urdu poet. The Times of India called him a "noted Urdu poet".
Nandini Sahu (born July 23, 1973) is an Indian poet. writer and critic. She is also associate professor of English at the Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi ,India. She has written several books including poetry in English. She is an acclaimed poet Her poetry is widely circulated in India, USA, UK, Africa and Pakistan. She has won two gold medals in English literature and also the award of All India Poetry Contest and Shiksha Ratna Purashkar.
Hamo Sahyan (Armenian : ; April 14, 1914, Lor village, Syunik - July 17, 1993, Yerevan, also Hmayak Sahaki Grigoryan ) was an Armenian poet and translator.
Rahmat Shah Sail (Pashto : - born 1943 in Wartier) is a prominent and contemporary poet of Pashto language.
Benoît de Sainte-Maure (died 1173) was a 12th-century French poet, most probably from Sainte-Maure de Touraine near Tours, France. The Plantagenets' administrative center was located in Chinon, west of Tours.
Elidir Sais (ca. 1190 – ca. 1240) was a Medieval Welsh language court poet from Anglesey His sobriquet Sais ("English") suggests he was conversant in the English language, something so unusual at the time that it earned him his nickname. It may indicate he had been forced to spend some year in exile in England.
Mokichi Saito ( , Saito Mokichi , May 14, 1882 - February 25, 1953) was a Japanese poet of the Taisho period, a member of the Araragi school of tanka, and a psychiatrist .
Nanao Sakaki (1923 – December 22, 2008) was a Japanese poet, author of Bellyfulls and leading personality of the Tribe. He was born to a large family in the Kagoshima Prefecture, and raised by parents who ran an indigo dye-house.
Salabega (1607/1608 - unknown; Oriya ) was an Oriyan religious poet of India in the early 17th century.
Arja Salafranca (born 1971, Málaga ) is a South African writer and poet .
Muslim Saleem (Urdu) is an Urdu poet and journalist from India.
Akhtar Raza Saleemi (Urdu : ) as pen name born Muhammad Pervaiz Akhtar (Urdu : ) on June 16, 1974, is a Pakistani poet and writer. He has written several poetry books and has been appreciated for his work by critics.
Luis Omar Salinas (1937–2008) was a leading Chicano poet who published a number of well-received collections of poetry, including the Crazy Gypsy, which has been described as "a classic of contemporary and Chicano poetry"), I Go Dreaming Serenades, and Afternoon of The Unreal. He was awarded the Stanley Kunitz award by Columbia Magazine for one of his poems, and a General Electric Foundation Award. Salinas is regarded as "one of the founding fathers of Chicano poetry in America," with many of his poems being "canonized in U.S. Hispanic literature."
Pedro Salinas y Serrano (27 November 1891, Madrid – 4 December 1951, Boston ) was a Spanish poet, a member of the Generation of '27, as well as a university teacher, scholar and literary critic. In 1937, he delivered the Turnbull lectures at Johns Hopkins University. These were later published under the title Reality and the Poet in Spanish Poetry.
Blánaid Salkeld (1880–1959) was an Irish poet, dramatist, and actor, whose well-known literary salon was attended by, among others, Patrick Kavanagh and Flann O'Brien. Her son, Cecil ffrench Salkeld was one of the leading Irish artists of the day; her granddaughter Beatrice married Brendan Behan .
Mas'ud-i Sa'd-i Salman (Persian : ) was an 11th-century Persian poet of the Ghaznavid empire who is known as the prisoner poet. He lived from 1046 to 1121.
André Salmon (4 October 1881, Paris - 12 March 1969, Sanary-sur-Mer ) was a French poet, art critic and writer. He was one of the defenders of cubism, with Guillaume Apollinaire and Maurice Raynal .
Philip Salom (born 8 August 1950) is a contemporary Australian poet and novelist whose books have attracted widespread acclaim. He has published fourteen books - twelve collections of poetry and two novels - notable for their originality and expansiveness and for surprising differences from title to title.
Waly Dias Salomão (September 3, 1943 – May 5, 2003) was a Brazilian poet. He was born in Jequié, Bahia. He acted on several areas of Brazilian culture as poet, songwriter and writer. His first book was “Me segura qu’eu vou dar um troço” in 1972. His last book “Pescados Vivos” was published after his death in 2004. He wrote successful lyrics for Maria Bethânia, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso .
Giulio Salvadori (Monte San Savino, 14 September 1862 - Rome, 7 October 1928) was an Italian poet, literary critic, and educator .
Joan Salvat-Papasseit (Catalan pronunciation: [u'an s'ßat pp'sjt] ) (Barcelona, 16 May 1894 - 7 August 1924) was a Catalan poet, though he also wrote articles, manifestos and other prose of a political and social nature. He wrote primarily in Catalan, although he had an early period of essay-writing in Spanish .
Albert Victor Samain (3 April 1858 — 18 August 1900) was a French poet and writer of the Symbolist school.
Mulla Abdulkarim Sipandi Samarqandi (1829-1909) was a Tajik bilingual poet. He lived in Samarkand, in current-day Uzbekistan. His work consists of ghazal, qit'a, mukhammas, and ruba'i, which were written in the Tajik language. Samarkandi also wrote Hajvi kali Ibrahim .
Ahmad ibn Umar ibn Ali, known as Nizami-i Aruzi-i Samarqandi (Persian) and also Arudi ("The Prosodist"), was a Persian poet and prose writer who flourished between 1110 and 1161 AD. He is particularly famous for his Chahar Maghaleh ("Four Discourses"), his only work to fully survive. While living in Samarqand, Abu’l-Raja Ahmad b. Abd-Al-amad, a dehqan in Transoxiana, told Nezami of how the poet Rudaki was given compensation for his poem extolling the virtues of Samanid Amir Nasr b. Ahmad.
Fiona Sampson is an award-winning British poet.
Hakim Abul-Majd Majdud ibn Adam Sana'i Ghaznavi (Persian : ) was a Persian poet who lived in Ghazni between the 11th century and the 12th century in what is now Afghanistan. He died between 1131 and 1141.
Sonia Sanchez is an African American poet most often associated with the Black Arts Movement. She has authored over a dozen books of poetry, as well as plays and children's books. She was a 1993 Pew Fellowships in the Arts.. African American poet; associated with the Black Arts Movement
Michal Šanda (born 10 December 1965, Prague) is Czech writer and poet.. Czech writer and poet
An American poet, historian, novelist, balladeer and folklorist.. American poet writer and editor; three Pulitzer Prizes
Minamoto no Saneakira (Japanese: ) (910–970) was a middle Heian waka poet and nobleman. Along with his father Minamoto no Kintada he is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals .
August Sang (July 27, 1914, October 14, 1969) was an Estonian poet and literary translator.
Ku Sang (born and died in Seoul ; September 16, 1919- May 11, 2004) is a Korean poet, considered one of Korea's most respected and trusted poets“.
Yi Sang-hwa (Hangul: ; also transliterated as Lee Sang-hwa) (1901-1943) was a Korean nationalist poet active in the resistance to Japanese rule. This included participation in the Samil Independence Movement of March 1, 1919 in Daegu, which sought to restore Korean sovereignty.
Peter Sanger (born 1943) is a Canadian poet and prose writer. Sanger, who is also described as a critic and an editor, was born in Bewdley, Worcestershire, England, and immigrated to Canada in 1953. He was educated at the University of Melbourne, University of Victoria, and Acadia University. He lived and worked in Ontario, British Columbia and Newfoundland before settling in Nova Scotia in 1970 and teaching at the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, where he became Head of the Humanities and Professor Emeritus.
Charles Sangster (July 16, 1822 – December 9, 1893) was a Canadian poet whose 1856 volume, The St. Lawrence and the Saguenay, "was received with unanimous acclaim as the best and most important book of poetry produced in Canada until that time." He was "the first poet who made appreciative use of Canadian subjects in his poetical work." The Dictionary of Canadian Biography calls him "the best of the pre- confederation poets."
Asrul Sani (10 June 1927 – 11 January 2004) was an Indonesian writer, poet and screenwriter.
Dilip Sankarreddy is an Indian public problem solver, business professional, environmentalist and poet. He is a winner of the World Bank India Development Marketplace Award in 2007 for innovating and providing a human-power based lighting solution to nomadic and tribal people in India. He is currently running the notable electoral campaign as the MLA candidate in the Malkajgiri Assembly constituency in Hyderabad city towards the 2014 Assembly elections with a broader goal to strengthen clean politics and inspire the best and the brightest to enter politics.
Ann Sansom, British poet and writing tutor
Clive Sansom (21 June 1910 – 1981) was an English-born Tasmanian poet and playwright.
Andrew Sant (born 1950) is an English born Australian poet.
Indira Sant (1914–2000) was a Marathi poet from Maharashtra, India .
Francisco Javier Santamaría (*Cacaos in Jalapa Municipality, Tabasco, September 10, 1886 — † Veracruz, Veracruz, March 1, 1963) was an influential Mexican writer and politician who is best remembered for his contributions to the study of Mexican literature and lexicography ; he variously worked or published as a bibliographer, essayist, geographer, journalist, judge, lawyer, lexicographer, linguist, naturalist, pedagogue, philologist, and poet. He also served as a Senator of the Republic and as Governor of the State of Tabasco .
Taneda Santoka ( , birth name: Taneda Shoichi ; 3 December 1882 – 11 October 1940) was the pen-name of a Japanese author and haiku poet. He is known for his free verse haiku.
Taneda Santoka (1882–1940), Japanese free verse haiku poet
Roberto Jorge Santoro (April 17, 1939 – 1977) was an Argentine poet.
Lucía Sánchez Saornil (December 13, 1895 – June 2, 1970), was a Spanish poet, militant anarchist and feminist. She is best known as one of the founders of Mujeres Libres and served in the Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) and Solidaridad Internacional Antifascista (SIA).
Genrikh Sapgir (Russian: ´ ´ ´; November 20, 1928, Biysk, Altai Krai, Russia — October 7, 1999, Moscow) was a Russian poet and fiction writer.. Russian poet and fiction writer
Amanullah Sailaab Sapi (an alternative spelling for Safi ) (Pashto : / , born 1933 - died 1979) was a renowned Afghan poet and writer.
An Ancient Greek lyric poetess, born in Eresos on the island of Lesbos. Sappho (/'sæfo/; Attic Greek Sapf, Aeolic Greek pf ) was an Ancient Greek poet, born on the island of Lesbos. Later Greeks included her in the list of nine lyric poets. Her birth was sometime between 630 and 612 BC, and it is said that she died around 570 BC, but little is known for certain about her life. The bulk of her poetry, which was well-known and greatly admired throughout antiquity, has been lost, but her immense reputation has endured through surviving fragments.. ancient Greek lyric poet from island of Lesbos
Moti Lal Saqi (Kashmiri : (Devanagari ), (Nastaleeq ) ) (1936 – 21 May 1999) was an Indian poet, writer, folklorist and researcher.
Nigoghos Sarafian (born 1905 Varna, Bulgaria - died 1973 Paris, France ), was an Armenian writer, poet, editor, and journalist.
Dipti Saravanamuttu (born 1960) is a contemporary Sri Lankan - Australian poet and academic.
Severo Sarduy (Camagüey, Cuba ; February 25, 1937 – Paris ; June 8, 1993) was a Cuban poet, author, playwright, and critic of Cuban literature and art.
Agus R. Sarjono (born 27 July 1962 in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia ) is an Indonesian poet and author. In 1988, he graduated from Department of Indonesian Literature of IKIP Bandung, and then finished his postgraduate program in Universitas Indonesia at the faculty of literature and cultural studies in 2002.
Arunabh Sarkar (born May 29, 1941) is a Bangladeshi Poet, Columnist, Literary Editor & a Freedom Fighter .Born at tangail, Bangladesh. He received the Bangla Academy Award, 2009 for Poetry. Bangla Academy Award is the most prestigious and highst Award for Poetry in Bangladesh. Arunabh also received Tangail Sahitya Sangsad Poetry Award for 2007. He has three collection of Poems : "Nagare Baul", "Keu Kichhui Jane Na" and "Narira Fere Na". Sarkar also edited a Poetry Magazine, Eshika from 1969 to 1985. Poet Arunabh Sarkar has been working as a Journalist for some 40 years in Bangladesh .
Subodh Sarkar (Bengali) (born 1958, Krishnanagar ) is a Bengali poet, writer and editor, and a reader in English literature at City College, Kolkata.
Gunturu Seshendra Sarma B.A. BL (October 20, 1927 – May 30, 2007), also known as Yuga Kavi, was a Telugu poet, critic and litterateur. He is well known for his works Naa Desam, Naa Prajalu (Telugu : , ) and Kaala Rekha (Telugu). He authored over fifty works which have been translated into English, Kannada, Urdu, Bengali, Hindi, Nepali and Greek.
Sachal Sarmast (1739–1829) (Sindhi : , Urdu) was a Sufi poet from Sindh, of what is today Pakistan, during the Talpur era. He was born in Daraza near Ranipur, Sindh. His real name was Abdul Wahab Farouqi and "Sachal" or "Sachoo" were his nicknames. He also used it in his own poetry. Sachu means truthful in Sindhi while Sarmast means mystic in Sindhi and Urdu. Sachal Sarmast literally means 'truthful mystic' or can be translated as Ecstatic Saint of Truth. His father died when he was a young child, and Abdul Wahab was raised by his uncle, who also became his spiritual master. He married, but the young woman died two years later. He never remarried. Sarmast lived a humble, ascetic life, preferring solitude, simple meals of daal and yogurt. It is said that he never left Daraza, the village of his birth.
William Saroyan (/s'r.n/; Armenian: Vilyam Saroyan; 31 August 1908 – 18 May 1981) was an Armenian American dramatist and author. The setting of many of his stories and plays is the center of Armenian-American life in California in his native Fresno.. American author of Armenian descent
Antonio Martínez Sarrión, poet and translator, born in Albacete (Spain ) in 1939.
Satinder Pal Singh Saini (Punjabi : ), is an Indian Punjabi singer,song writer and poet. He gained fame with his hit song "Cheerey Waaleya". Since then his popularity has seen a constant surge among the Punjabi diaspora with his shows being held in many countries across the world,
Menahem ben Saruq (also known as Menahem ben Jacob ibn Saruq, Hebrew : ) was a Spanish - Jewish philologist of the tenth century CE. He was a skilled poet and polyglot. He was born in Tortosa around 920 and died around 970. Menahem produced an early dictionary of the Hebrew language. For a time he was the assistant of the great Jewish statesman Hasdai ibn Shaprut, and was involved in both literary and diplomatic matters; his dispute with Dunash ben Labrat, however, led to his downfall.
Sarvajña (Sanskrit for " all-knowing ", Kannada : ) was a Kannada poet, pragmatist and philosopher. He is famous for his pithy three-lined poems which are called tripadis, "with three padas [ disambiguation needed ], three-liners", a form of Vachanas. He is also referred as Sarvagna in modern translation.
Ole Sarvig (Danish pronunciation : ['ol 'svi] ) (1921 Copenhagen - 1981, Copenhagen) was a Danish author and poet, known for his participation in the literary journal heretica. In 1967 he received the grand prize of the Danish Academy. In 2004 his 1943 work Regnmaaleren was included in the Danish Culture Canon. He was a friend and mentor to the poet Michael Strunge, whose poem "December" remembers Sarvig's death by suicide in December 1981. Like Sarvig, Strunge took his life by jumping from a building.
Mikiro Sasaki ( ), also Mikio Sasaki, (b. 20 October 1947) is a Japanese poet and travel author, winner of the 2003 Yomiuri Prize for travel essays. Sasaki won the award for his book Ajia kaido kiko: umi wa toshi de aru (A Travel Journal of the Asian Seaboard, 2002). He has published more than a score of poetry collections and travel books. His Demented flute: selected poems, 1967-1986 was published in English in 1988. Sasaki now lives in a mountain lodge in Nara Prefecture .
An English poet and author.. British war poet
Subagio Sastrowardoyo (1 February 1924 - 18 July 1995) was an Indonesian poet, short-story writer, essayist and literary critic. Born in Madiun, East Java, the Dutch East Indies (now Indonesia), he was educated at Gadjah Mada University, Cornell University and Yale University. For many years, he was a director of Balai Pustaka, a publishing firm in Indonesia, as well as a senior lecturer at Salisbury College of Advanced Education and Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia. In the summer of 1984, he was a guest instructor at Ohio University, teaching Indonesian.. Indonesian poet short-story writer essayist and literary critic
Chellapilla Venkata Sastry (born 8 August 1870) was a Telugu language poet laureate and scholar. He was one of the two poets known as Tirupati Venkata Kavulu and other being Divakarla Tirupati Sastry .
Devulapalli Venkata Krishnasastri (Telugu : o ; November 1, 1897 – February 24, 1980) was a Telugu poet, playwright and translator. He is famously known as Andhra Shelley .
Divakarla Tirupati Sastry (born 26 March 1872) was a Telugu language poet and scholar. He was one of the two poets known as Tirupati Venkata Kavulu and other being Chellapilla Venkata Sastry .
K. Satchidanandan (Malayalam : ; born 28 May 1946) is a major Indian poet and critic, writing in Malayalam, and English. Satchidanandan has established himself as an academician, editor, translator and playwright. Born in central Kerala, he was a Professor of English and Editor of Indian Literature, the journal of the Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Literature) and the executive head of the Sahitya Akademi for a decade (1996–2006) He has to his credit 23 collections of poetry besides many selections, 16 collections of translations of poetry and 21 collections of essays on literature, language and society-three of them in English- besides four plays and three travel narratives. He has 25 collections of his poetry in translation in 17 languages including Tamil, Hindi, Bengali, English, Arabic, French, German and Italian. He has introduced several poets like Garcia Lorca, Alexander Block, Voznesensky, Pablo Neruda, Cesar Vallejo, Bertolt Brecht, Paul Celan, Zbignew Herbert, Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Mahmoud Darwish and Yehuda Amichai to Malayalam readers through translations and studies besides a lot of Black, Latin American and Indian poetry. He has also travelled widely, writing and lecturing.
Dr. Pratibha Satpathy is an eminent poet of Oriya literature. She had been recognized as one of the leading poets of the country and had been honoured with the Sahitya Akademi Award, New Delhi. Here is a glimpse into her life and contribution to literature. Pratibha Satpathy is one of the leading poets of Orissa. She has been writing poetry in Oriya for more than forty years. Her poetry expresses deep human sensibility in lucid form while attempting to explore the mystery of human relationships and beyond. She was editor of one of the leading Oriya magazine ‘Istahaar’ for 25 years. Now she is editor of another famous poetry magazine ‘Udbhasa’ which is published quarterly
Sattanar is the Tamil Buddhist poet who composed the epic called Manimekalai. He lived in the period of Ilango Adigal. He was also known as Seethalai Sattanar or Sithalai Sattanar.
Kishor Kadam (Marathi: ) is Marathi veteran actor who has acted in several Marathi, Hindi Movies as well as some TV Serials. He is veteran marathi poet, lyricist well known as Saumitra (Marathi) & for his poems in album Garawa ( ) with Milind Ingle. He won critical acclaim for his performance in the lead role for the movie called Samar (1999 film) directed by Shyam Benegal. He has acted in Natrang as Pandoba. In 2010 he won the Zee Gaurav Puraskar for best supporting actor and the Nilu Phule Sanman award.
Jennifer May "Jen" Saunders (born 1962, Mittagong, New South Wales ) is an Australian poet, painter and singer-musician. Her poetry has been published in two books, Translations (1999) and In a Night House (2002). In 2008, under the name, Venn, Saunders won an Orpheus Remix Award for her musical composition, "There Aint but One Kind of Blues". Saunders writes, edits and publishes a literary magazine, Squidink .
Félix-Antoine Savard, OC MSRC (August 31, 1896 – August 24, 1982) was a Canadian priest, academic, poet, novelist and folklorist .
Vinayak Damodar Savarkar (Marathi : pronunciation (help · info ) ) (28 May 1883 – 26 February 1966) was an Indian pro-independence activist, politician as well as a poet, writer and playwright. He advocated dismantling the system of caste in Hindu culture, and reconversion of the converted Hindus back to Hindu religion. Savarkar created the term Hindutva, and emphasised its distinctiveness from Hinduism which he associated with social and political disunity. Savarkar's Hindutva sought to create an inclusive collective identity. The five elements of his philosophy were Utilitarianism, Rationalism and Positivism, Humanism and Universalism, Pragmatism and Realism.
Jaya Savige is a contemporary Australian poet, critic and editor .
Sayat-Nova (Armenian : -, Georgian : ) (born as Harutyun Sayatyan (Armenian : , Georgian : ; 1712 or 1722 – 22 September 1795), was an Armenian poet, musician and, ashik who had compositions in a number of languages.
Leslie Scalapino (July 25, 1944 – May 28, 2010) was a United States poet, experimental prose writer, playwright, essayist, and editor, sometimes grouped in with the Language poets, though she felt closely tied to the Beat poets. A longtime resident of California's Bay Area, she earned an M.A. in English from the University of California at Berkeley. Among her works, Scalapino is the author of way (North Point Press, 1988), a long poem which won the Poetry Center Award, the Lawrence Lipton Prize, and the American Book Award.. American poet experimental prose writer playwright essayist and editor; associated with the Language and Beat poets
Paul Scarron (c. July 1610 – October 6, 1660) was a French poet, dramatist, and novelist, born in Paris. His precise birthdate is unknown, but he was baptized on July 4, 1610. Scarron was the first husband of Françoise d'Aubigné, who later became Madame de Maintenon and secretly married King Louis XIV of France .
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt (17 August 1840 – 10 September 1922) (Sometimes spelled "Wilfred") was an English poet and writer. He was born at Petworth House in Sussex, and served in the Diplomatic Service from 1858 to 1869. His mother was a Catholic convert and he was educated at Twyford School, Stonyhurst and at St Mary's College, Oscott. He is best known for his poetry, which was published in a collected edition in 1914, but also wrote a number of political essays and polemics.. English poet and writer
Maurice Scève (c. 1500-c. 1564), French poet, was born at Lyon, where his father practised law.. French poet
Jens August Schade (Januart 10th 1903 Skive, Denmark - November 11th 1978, Copenhagen ) was a Danish poet. His debut was the 1926 poetry collection den levende violin, "the living violin". He referred to himself in his poetry as "the bright poet". The themes of his poetry were often the interconnection between the erotic and the forces of the cosmos. In 1963 he received the grand prize of the Danish Academy. His 1928 work "Læren om staten" is part of the Danish Culture Canon.
Beyle (or Bella ) Schaechter-Gottesman (born August 7, 1920) is a Yiddish poet and songwriter.
Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath (born 1958) is a Yiddish -language poet who was born in The Bronx, New York, USA. She grew up in a Yiddish-speaking home and attended Yiddish schools as a child. She began writing poetry, much of which was published in the journals Yugntruf and Afn Shvel, in 1980. Several poems were published in English and Yiddish in Hadassah magazine, the literary journal Five Fingers Review, and various anthologies. While her poems range widely in subject matter, her lyric technique is remarkably consistent. She tends towards short poems of no more than two pages, exploring single incidents or observations fully but using highly compressed language. She uses rhyme in many but not all poems, and varies rhyme scheme within a poem when necessary. She uses a variety of meter as well as unmetered verse. While her technique produces poems of unusual intensity, they are leavened with playfulness and puns. Her subject matter includes big questions such as marriage and grief; and small questions such as baking a failed loaf of bread. A poem about the day following the September 11, 2001 attacks is eerily still.
Sophus Christian Frederik Schandorph (or Skamdrup ), known simply as Sophus Schandorph, (May 8, 1836 – January 1, 1901), Danish poet and novelist, was born at Ringsted in Zealand. He was one of the men of "the Modern Break-through ".
Georges Schehadé (2 November 1905 – 17 January 1989) was a Lebanese playwright and poet writing in French .
Jacob Scheier is a Canadian poet. His debut poetry collection, More to Keep Us Warm, was published by ECW Press in 2007 and was named the winner of the 2008 Governor General's Award for English poetry.
Libby Scheier (May 31, 1946 - November 14, 2000) was a Canadian poet and short story writer. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and studied at Sarah Lawrence College and the State University of New York before moving to Toronto in 1975.
Bel Schenk (born 1975 in Adelaide, South Australia ) is an Australian poet resident in Melbourne. She has performed her work widely in venues around Australia.
Friedrich von Schiller: German poet. Friedrich von Schiller poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Friedrich von Schiller biography.
Arno Schmidt (18 January 1914 - 3 June 1979) was a German author and translator.. German author and translator
Dennis Schmitz (born August 11, 1937 Dubuque, Iowa) is an American poet.. American poet
Dr. Arthur Schnitzler (May 15, 1862, Leopoldstadt, Vienna - October 21, 1931, Vienna) was an Austrian author and dramatist.. Austrian author and dramatist
The Danrin school is a school of haikai poetry founded by the poet Nishiyama Soin. The name literally means 'talkative forest'. It aimed to move away from the serious 'bookishness' popular in Japanese poetry at the time and to become more in touch with the common people, therefore infusing a greater spirit of freedom into their poetry. The Danrin school favored the usage of plain language, everyday subjects, and the use of humor. Its members explored people's daily life for sources of playfulness, though they were often accused of ending up with mere frivolity. The renowned poet Matsuo Basho was once member of the Danrin school, though he later broke away from it.
Andreas Schroeder (b Hoheneggelsen, West Germany 26 Nov 1946) is a German -born Canadian poet, novelist, and nonfiction writer who lives in the small town of Roberts Creek, British Columbia. He is the author of some 23 books, including fiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, translations and criticism. For many years he appeared on the CBC radio show Basic Black as its "resident crookologist", presenting a segment on some of the world's most outrageous and humorous crimes and criminals. He served a term as Chair of the Writers' Union of Canada (1976/77), at which time he took over the Union's crusade for Public Lending Right. When that program was finally achieved, in 1986, he became its founding Chair, and served as the Union's PLR representative on the Public Lending Right Commission until 2008. Schroeder teaches Creative Non-Fiction in the University of British Columbia 's Creative Writing program, where he holds the Rogers Communications Chair in Creative Nonfiction. Schroeder has been shortlisted for a Governor-General's Award (Nonfiction: Shaking It Rough ) in 1977, the Sealbooks First Novel Award (1984), an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Nonfiction (1997), The Stephen Leacock Award for Humor (1997) and the Malahat Review Novella competition (1998). He has won the OLA's Red Maple Award for Young Adult Nonfiction twice (2005; 2007), has received several National Magazine Awards, and won the Canadian Association of Journalists' "Best Investigative Journalism" award in 1990. He is a member of the New Democratic Party and describes himself as a "non-observant Mennonite ".
. American poet; 1980 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for The Morning of the Poem
. American poet and short story writer
Ruth L Schwartz: American poet. Ruth L. Schwartz poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Ruth L. Schwartz biography.
Stephen Scobie (born 31 December 1943) is a Canadian poet, critic, and scholar .
Gregory Scofield (born July 20, 1966 in Maple Ridge, British Columbia ) is a Canadian poet, whose work draws on Cree literary traditions.
Manuel Scorza (September 9, 1928 – November 27, 1983) was an important Peruvian novelist, poet, and political activist, exiled under the regime of Manuel Odría. He was born in Lima .
Duncan Campbell Scott: Canadian poet. Duncan Campbell Scott poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Duncan Campbell Scott biography.
Francis Reginald Scott, CC, commonly known as Frank Scott or F. R. Scott (August 1, 1899 – January 30, 1985), was a Canadian poet, intellectual and constitutional expert. He helped found the first Canadian social democratic party, the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation, and its successor, the New Democratic Party. He won Canada's top literary prize, the Governor General's Award, twice, once for poetry and once for non-fiction. He was married to artist Marian Dale Scott .
John Alan Scott (who has published under the names John A. Scott and John Scott ) (born 23 April 1948) is an English - Australian poet, novelist and academic .
Margaret Scott (20 June 1934 – 29 August 2005) was an Australian author, poet comedian, educator and public intellectual.
Peter Dale Scott (born 11 January 1929 ) is a Canadian born, former English professor at the University of California, Berkeley, a former diplomat and a poet.
A prolific Scottish historical novelist and romantic poet of the 19th century.. Scottish historical novelist playwright and poet
Sir Walter Scott, 1st Baronet, FRSE (15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832) was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century.
William Bell Scott (12 September 1811 – 22 November 1890) was a Scottish poet, artist and occasional engraver.
Gilbert "Gil" Scott-Heron (April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011) was an American soul and jazz poet, musician, and author known primarily for his work as a spoken word performer in the 1970s and '80s, and for his collaborative works with musician Brian Jackson. His collaborative efforts with Jackson featured a musical fusion of jazz, blues, and soul, as well as lyrical content concerning social and political issues of the time, delivered in both rapping and melismatic vocal styles by Scott-Heron. His own term for himself was "bluesologist", which he defined as "a scientist who is concerned with the origin of the blues". The music of these albums, most notably Pieces of a Man and Winter in America in the early 1970s, influenced and helped engender later African-American music genres such as hip hop and neo soul.. American soul musician and jazz poet
Jacme Scrivà was a Catalan knight (mossèn ) and poet of the late fourteenth century. In contemporary documents Jacme's name is spelled Jacme Scriva, without the accent. In modern Catalan orthography it is spelled Jaume Escrivà. His surname means " scribe ".
Maurice Scully (born 1952) is an Irish poet who works in the modernist tradition. Scully was born in Dublin & educated at Trinity College .
Louis Scutenaire (29 June 1905 – 15 August 1987) was a poet, anarchist, surrealist and civil servant. Born Jean Émile Louis Scutenaire in Ollignies, Belgium ; died in Brussels .
Cathal Ó Searcaigh (pronounced ['kahl o 'aki] ; born 12 July 1956) is an Irish poet, playwright and prose writer who writes in the Irish language (specifically the Ulster dialect ).
Peter Seaton (December 16, 1942 – May 18, 2010) was a U.S. poet associated with the first wave of Language poetry in the 1970s. During the opening and middle years of Language poetry many of his long prose poems were published, widely read and influential. Seaton was also a frequent contributor to L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E, one of the influential magazines and theoretical venues for Language poetry, co-edited by Charles Bernstein. In 1978, Bernstein published Seaton's first book of poetry, Agreement, the same year that L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E magazine made its first appearance. Some of Seaton's work from this time has been reprinted in The L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E Book (1984).. American Language poet
Johannes Secundus (also Janus Secundus) (15 November 1511 – 25 September 1536) was a New Latin poet of Dutch nationality.. Dutch Neo-Latin poet
Alan Seeger (22 June 1888 – 4 July 1916) was an American poet who fought and died in World War I during the Battle of the Somme serving in the French Foreign Legion. Seeger is the uncle of American folk singer Pete Seeger, and was a classmate of T.S. Eliot at Harvard. He is most well known for having authored the poem, I Have a Rendezvous with Death, a favorite of President John F. Kennedy. A statue modeled after Seeger is found on the monument honoring fallen Americans who volunteered for France during the war, located at the Place des États-Unis, Paris .
Giorgos or George Seferis (Greek : G Sef ), the pen name of Georgios Seferiades (Ge Sefed; March 13 [ O.S. February 29] 1900 – September 20, 1971), was a Greek poet and diplomat. He was one of the most important Greek poets of the 20th century, and a Nobel laureate. He was also a career diplomat in the Greek Foreign Service, culminating in his appointment as Ambassador to the UK, a post which he held from 1957 to 1962.
Sefnyn (fl. 1408) was a Welsh language court poet from Anglesey, north Wales .
Victor Segalen (14 January 1878 – 21 May 1919) was a French naval doctor, ethnographer, archeologist, writer, poet, explorer, art-theorist, linguist and literary critic.
Tomás Segovia (21 May 1927 – 7 November 2011) was a Mexican author, translator and poet of Spanish origin. He was born in Valencia, Spain, and studied in France and Morocco. He went into exile to Mexico, where he taught at the Colegio de México and other universities. Segovia founded the publication Presencia (1946), was director of La Revista Mexicana de Literatura (1958–1963), formed part of the magazine Plural, and collaborated in Vuelta.
Ehsan Sehgal (Urdu : , Hindi), born Khawaja Ehsan Elahi Sehgal (Urdu : ) on 15 November 1951, is a Pakistani Urdu poet and writer who moved to The Netherlands in 1978 to escape the political strife in Pakistan, and has lived in the Netherlands since 1978. He is also a journalist and activist for democracy and the freedom of the press and of speech.
Rebecca Seiferle, American poet
Jaroslav Seifert (Czech pronunciation: ; 23 September 1901 – 10 January 1986) was a Nobel Prize winning Czech writer, poet and journalist.. Czech writer poet and journalist; 1984 Nobel Prize in Literature
Ogiwara Seisensui ( , 16 June 1884 - 11 May 1976) was the pen-name of Ogiwara Tokichi, a Japanese haiku poet active during the Taisho and Showa periods of Japan .
Sekkizhar (Tamil ) was a poet and scholar of Tamil Shaiva Siddhanta, a Saiva saint contemporary with the reign of Kulothunga Chola II. He compiled and wrote the Periya Puranam (Great Purana ), 4253 verses long,recounting the life stories of the sixty-three Shaiva Nayanars, the poets of Shiva who composed the liturgical poems of the Tirumurai. Sekkizhar's work itself became part of the sacred canon.
Semimaru also known as Semimaro ( ) was a Japanese poet and musician of the early Heian period. His name is recorded in the Ogura Hyakunin Isshu, but there are no historical accounts of his pedigree. Some accounts say he was a son of Uda Tenno, Prince Atsumi, or that he was the fourth son of Daigo Tenno. There are also claims that he lived during the reign of Ninmyo Tenno .
Nabaneeta Dev Sen (Bengali : ; Nôbonita Deb Sen) (born January 13, 1938) is an award-winning Indian poet, novelist and academic.
Nabinchandra Sen (1847–1909) was a Bengali poet and writer, often considered as one of the greatest poets prior to the arrival of Rabindranath Tagore.
Sadhak Ramprasad Sen (Bengali : ; c. 1718 or c. 1723 – c. 1775) was a Shakta poet and saint of eighteenth century Bengal. His bhakti poems, known as Ramprasadi, are still popular in Bengal—they are usually addressed to the Hindu goddess Kali and written in Bengali. Stories of Ramprasad's life typically include legends and myths mixed with biographical details.
Samar Sen (Bengali : ; (10 October 1916 – 23 August 1987) was a prominent Bengali speaking Indian poet and journalist in the post-Independence era.
Sudeep Sen (born 1964) is an award winning Indian English poet and editor living in London and New Delhi .
Léopold Sédar Senghor (9 October 1906 – 20 December 2001) was a Senegalese poet, politician, and cultural theorist who for two decades served as the first president of Senegal (1960–1980). Senghor was the first African elected as a member of the Académie française. Before independence, he founded the political party called the Senegalese Democratic Bloc. He is regarded by many as one of the most important African intellectuals of the 20th century.
Jatindranath Sengupta (or Yatindranatha Senagupta ) (1887, Shantipur – 1954) was a Bengali poet and writer.
Mallika Sengupta (Bengali : ,1960–2011) is a Bengali poet, feminist, and reader of Sociology from Kolkata, known for her "unapologetically political poetry".
Olive Marjorie Senior (b. 1941 in Trelawny, Jamaica ) is a Jamaican poet, novelist and short story writer currently living in Canada .
Baek Seok (July 1, 1912 - c. January 1995), born Paek Kihaeng, was a Korean poet .
Kim Seon-wu is a Korean feminist poet.
Yun Seondo (Hangul :, 1587–1671) was a noted Korean Neo-Confucian scholar and Writer, poet, Politicians of the Joseon Dynasty. nickname was Gosan and Hae-ong.
Lee Seong-bok (Hangul) is a South Korean poet known for his imaginative and multi-layered poetry .
Sydney Sipho Sepamla (1932 - 9 January 2007) was a contemporary South African poet and novelist.
Sohrab Sepehri (Persian) (October 7, 1928 – April 21, 1980) was a notable Persian poet and a painter.
Mahmoud Seraji (Persian ) is a contemporary Persian poet, and author of numerous books, born in 1934 in the small town of Astara by the Caspian Sea. Much of his writing has been authored under the pen name, M. S. Shahed. According to his own biography, Seraji started writing poetry at the age of nine. Before earning his law degree from the University of Tehran, he worked in the Iranian Imperial government at the Ministry of Agriculture. Seraji immigrated to the United States where his son had lived since 1976. Seraji currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area near his son, Mahbod Seraji, author of Rooftops of Tehran. He has published many articles and poems in the websites www.iroon.com and www.iranian.com. There, he has found a literary forum to debate and discuss his opinions.
Mongane Wally Serote (born 8 May 1944 ) is a South African poet and writer.
FRANCISCO SERRANO (born June 27, 1949) is a Mexican poet and writer whose multiple works also include opera librettos and publications in collaboration with painters. For over a decade, Serrano contributed actively to a variety of cultural affairs initiatives undertaken by the Mexican government.
Nina Serrano (born 1934) is an American poet, writer, storyteller, and independent media producer who lives in Oakland, California. She is the author of Heartsongs: The Collected Poems of Nina Serrano (1980) and Pass it on!: How to start your own senior storytelling program in the schools (Stagebridge). Her poems are widely anthologized, including the literary anthology, Under the Fifth Sun: Latino Writers from California (Heyday Books ), and three anthologies of peace poems edited by Mary Rudge from Estuary Press. She translated two chap books from Peruvian poet Adrian Arias. She currently leads storytelling workshops at senior centers and elementary schools through Stagebridge.org.
Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon ".
Robert William Service (January 16, 1874 – September 11, 1958) was a poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon ".
Robert William Service: Canadian poet. Robert William Service poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Robert William Service biography.
Vikram Seth (Hindi:, pronounced ; born June 20, 1952) is an Indian poet, novelist, travel writer, librettist, children's writer, biographer and memoirist.. Indian author and poet
Kanhaiyalal Sethia (Hindi) ((1919-09-11 ) September 11, 1919 – November 11, 2008 (2008-11-11 ) ) was a well known Rajasthani and Hindi poet. He was born in Sujangarh, Churu District in the Indian state of Rajasthan. He was a passionate supporter of making Rajasthani, the mother tongue of the people of Rajasthan at the union level. He was a government-recognized freedom fighter, social worker, reformer, philanthropist and environmentalist.
Kim Seung-hee is a Korean poet, essayist and novelist.
Choi Seung-ho (Hangul : is a modern Korean poet .
Theodor Seuss Geisel (/ ' g a z l / ; March 2, 1904 – September 24, 1991) was an American writer, poet, and cartoonist. He was most widely known for his children's books written and illustrated as Dr. Seuss. He had used the pen name Dr. Theophrastus Seuss in college and later used Theo LeSieg and Rosetta Stone.
Paruyr Sevak (Armenian) (January 24, 1924 – June 17, 1971) was an Armenian poet and literary critic. He is considered one of the greatest Armenian poets of the 20th century.
Rupen Çilingiryan (Sevag) (Born Silivri, Ottoman Turkey February 15, 1885 - Died Çankiri, Ottoman Turkey August 26, 1915) was an Armenian poet, prose-writer, and doctor.
. American poet; Confessional poetry 1967 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
John William Sexton (born 1958) is an Irish poet, short-story writer, radio script -writer and children's novelist. He also writes under the pseudonyms of Sex W. Johnston and Jack Brae Curtingstall.
Mahmood Shaam (Urdu) born Tariq Mahmood (Urdu) on February 5, 1940, is a Pakistani Urdu language journalist, poet writer and analyst. He is one of the best known and most travelled journalist of Pakistan. After serving Pakistan's largest newspaper Jang Group for more than 16 years continuously as Group Editor, he has joined Ary Digital Group on 21 September 2010 to launch a new Urdu Newspaper. He has written many books on different subjects.
Rabbi Shalom ben Yosef Shabbazi, also Abba Shalem Shabbezi or Salim Elshibzi (Hebrew : , Arabic) was one of the greatest Jewish poets who lived in 17th century Yemen and now considered the 'Poet of Yemen'. Shabbazi was born in 1619 at Jewish Sharab, close to Ta'izz, and lived most of his life in Ta'izz from which he was expelled, along with most of the Yemenite Jews in 1679. He died in 1720. His father, Yosef ben Abijad bin Khalfun was also a Rabbi and a poet. Shabbazi's extant poetic diwan, comprising some 550 poems, was published for the first time by the Ben-Zvi Institute in 1977. He wrote in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Judeo-Arabic. Shabbazi's other writing include a treatise on astrology and a cabbalistic commentary on the Torah. Shabbazi's grave in Ta'izz is revered by Jews and Muslims alike. He is now considered by Academics as the 'Shakespeare of Yemen'.
Aboul-Qacem Echebbi (Arabic : Abu al-Qasim ash-Shabbi ) (24 February 1909 - 9 October 1934) was a Tunisian poet. He is probably best known for writing the final two verses of the current National Anthem of Tunisia, Humat al-Hima (Defenders of the Homeland ), that was written originally by the Egyptian poet Mustafa Sadik el-Rafii .
'Antarah Ibn Shaddad al-'Absi was a pre-Islamic Arab hero and poet (525-608) famous for both his poetry and his adventurous life. What many consider his best or chief poem is contained in the Mu'allaqat. The account of his life forms the basis of a long and extravagant romance.
Thomas Shadwell (c. 1642 – 19 November 1692) was an English poet and playwright who was appointed poet laureate in 1689.. English poet and playwright; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1689–1692
Mohammad Reza Shafiei Kadkani (born 1939) is a Persian writer, poet, literary critic, editor, and translator.
Mohammad Reza Shafiei Kadkani (born 1939) is a Persian writer, poet, literary critic, editor, and translator.
Mirza Abu Zafar Sirajuddin Muhammad Bahadur Shah Zafar (Urdu : ), better known as Bahadur Shah Zafar (Urdu : ), on 24 October 1775 – died 7 November 1862), was the last Mughal emperor and a member of the Timurid Dynasty. Zafar was the son of Mirza Akbar Shah II and Lalbai, who was a Hindu Rajput, and became Mughal Emperor when his father died on 28 September 1837. He used Zafar, a part of his name, meaning “victory”, for his nom de plume (takhallus ) as an Urdu poet, and he wrote many Urdu ghazals under it. After his involvement in the Indian Rebellion of 1857, the British tried and then exiled him from Delhi and sent him to Rangoon in then-British-controlled Desi .
Bulleh Shah, sometimes Bulla(h) Shah (1680–1757) (Punjabi) was a Punjabi Sufi poet, humanist and philosopher. His full name was Syed Abdullah Shah Qadri
Rajendra Keshavlal Shah (January 28, 1913 – January 2, 2010) was a lyrical poet who wrote in Gujarati. Born in Kapadvanaj, he authored more than 20 collections of poems and songs, mainly on the themes of the beauty of nature, and about the everyday lives of indigenous peoples and fisherfolk communities. In his poems using Sanskrit metrics, he was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore. He is considered as one of the giants of post Gandhi-era in Gujarati literature.
Waris Shah (Punjabi : , ) (1722–1798) was a Punjabi Sufi poet, renowned for his contribution to Punjabi literature. He is best known for his seminal work Heer Ranjha, based on the traditional folk tale of Heer and her lover Ranjha. Heer is considered one of the quintessential works of classical Punjabi literature. The story of Heer was also told by several other writers, including notable versions by Damodar Das, Mukbal, and Ahmed Gujjar, but Waris Shah's version is by far the most popular today.
Dil Shahjahanpuri (1875-1959), was the takhallus of Zameer Hasan Khan, the renowned Urdu ghazal writer, who was born in Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh in the year 1875. He was a disciple of the famous Urdu poet, Amir Meenai. Thus far, two collections of his ghazals have been published; they are – Naghma e Dil and Tarana e Dil. Dil Shahjahanpuri, hayat aur adabi khidmat by Izhar Sahbai published in 1988 by Taqsimkar, Danish Mahall, Lucknow, (DLC)88905477 [ citation needed ] is the only known exhaustive work on the life and literary contribution of this poet. He died in Shahjahanpur in 1959.
Shahnour Kerestejian better known as Shahan Shahnour (in Armenian , French transliteration Chahan Chahnour ) also known in his French language writings as Armen Lubin (in Armenian Western Armenian ) (August 3, 1903, Istanbul - August 20, 1974, Saint-Raphaël ) was a French - Armenian writer and poet. He is considered as a renowned Diasporan author in the Western Armenian tradition with his own style of writing.
Abu Hasan Shahriar (25 June 1959) is a popular Bangladeshi poet, Literary Editor and a Media personality of Bangladesh.
Seyyed Mohammad Hossein Behjat-Tabrizi (South Azerbaijani : , Azerbaijani : Seyid Mhmmdhüseyn Behct Tbrizi, Persian : ) (1906-September 18, 1988), mainly known by his pen name, Shahriar (or Shahryar / Shahriyar ), was a legendary Iranian poet of Azeri origin, wrote in Azerbaijani and Persian languages.
Kathy Shaidle (born 7 May 1964) is a Canadian author, columnist, poet and blogger. A self-described "anarcho-peacenik" in the early years of her writing career, she moved to a conservative, Roman Catholic position following the attacks of September 11, 2001, and entered the public eye as the author of the popular RelapsedCatholic blog. Citing some points of friction with her faith, Shaidle relaunched her blogging career under her current FiveFeetofFury blog. Her views on Islam, political correctness, freedom of speech, and other issues have ignited controversy.
Himayat Ali Shair ( ) is a renowned Urdu poet, writer, lyricist, actor ,radio drama artist from Pakistan. He is the recipient of Pride of Performance Award given to him in 2002 for his literary services to Urdu literature by then President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf  .
16th century English playwright and poet (British).. English poet and playwright; called "Bard of Avon" and England's national poet
Tupac Amaru Shakur, known by his stage names 2Pac (or simply Pac) and Makaveli, was an American rapper. Shakur has sold over 75 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists in the world. In the United States alone he has sold 37.5 million records. Rolling Stone Magazine named him the 86th Greatest Artist of All Time.. African American rapper actor producer poet and black activist
Otep Shamaya (born on November 7, 1979) is an American singer-songwriter, the lead vocalist of the metal band Otep. She made her debut in 2000 with her band and released the full length albums Sevas Tra, House of Secrets, The Ascension, and Smash the Control Machine in June 2002, July 2004, October 2007, and August 2009 respectively. She is openly lesbian and a vegetarian. Otep Shamaya is known to be an advocate of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA).. American singer-songwriter actress poet writer and painter; lead singer of Otep
Aftab Iqbal Shamim (Urdu : ) (born 16 February 1936 in Jhelum, Pakistan ) is an Urdu language poet. Aftab Iqbal Shamim had served as a professor of English literature and language for 33 years at Gordon College Rawalpindi Pakistan.Meanwhile he also taught Urdu language and literature to Chinese students at Beijing University for 12 years. His Chinese students have and had served in various high positions such as ambassadors, cultural secretaries, counsellors and high government officials in China and Pakistan.
Ahmad Shamloo (Persian : , Ahmade Šamlu Persian pronunciation: [æh'mæd(-e) 'mlu], also known under his pen name A. Bamdad (Persian :. )) (December 12, 1925 – July 24, 2000) was a Persian poet, writer, and journalist. Shamlou is arguably the most influential poet of modern Iran. His initial poetry was influenced by and in the tradition of Nima Youshij. Shamlou's poetry is complex, yet his imagery, which contributes significantly to the intensity of his poems, is simple. As the base, he uses the traditional imagery familiar to his Iranian audience through the works of Persian masters like Hafiz and Omar Khayyám. For infrastructure and impact, he uses a kind of everyday imagery in which personified oxymoronic elements are spiked with an unreal combination of the abstract and the concrete thus far unprecedented in Persian poetry, which distressed some of the admirers of more traditional poetry.
Amnon Shamosh (born 1929) is an Israeli author and poet.
Shen Shanbao (, 1808-1862) was a Chinese poet and writer active during the Qing Dynasty .
Ntozake Shange born October 18, 1948, is an American playwright, and poet. As a self proclaimed black feminist, much of the content of her work addresses issues relating to race and feminism.. American playwright and poet
Li Shangyin (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Li Shangyin, ca. 813–858), courtesy name Yishan, was a Chinese poet of the late Tang Dynasty, born in Henei (now Qinyang, Henan). Along with Li He, he was much admired and "rediscovered" in the 20th century by the young Chinese writers for the imagist quality of his poems. He is particularly famous for his tantalizing "no title" poems.. Chinese poet of the late Tang Dynasty
Levon Shant (Armenian : ; born Levon Nahashbedian (then turned into Levon Seghposian ) on April 6, 1869 in Constantinople, Ottoman Empire - died November 29, 1951 in Beirut ; Lebanon ), was an Armenian playwright, novelist, poet, and founder of the Hamazkayin National Cultural Foundation.
Jo Shapcott FRSL, (born 24 March 1953, London) is an English poet, editor and lecturer who has won the National Poetry Competition, the Commonwealth Poetry Prize, the Costa Book of the Year Award, a Forward Poetry Prize and the Cholmondeley Award.. English poet editor and lecturer
Thomas William Shapcott AO (born 21 March 1935) is an Australian poet, novelist, playwright, editor, librettist, short story writer and teacher.
. American poet; US Poet Laureate 1946–1947
poet, politician, dramatist, translator
Shishunala Sharif (Kannada : , 1819–1889) was a saint poet, philosopher and social reformer from the state of Karnataka in India. His compositions of tatvapada (moral poems) are in Kannada language. Sharif is recognized as the first ever Muslim poet in Kannada literature.
Michael Sharkey (born 1 August 1946 in Canterbury, New South Wales) is an Australian poet, resident in Armidale in the New England region of NSW.
Nathuram Sharma (Hindi), better known by his pen-name Shankar (Hindi : ), (1859–1932) was a Hindi and Urdu poet from Harduaganj, Aligarh, North-Western Provinces (Now Uttar Pradesh ), British India. He worked with the Irrigation Department at Kanpur and subsequently as an Ayurvedic physician. His poetic works are primarily in the dialects of Braj Bhasha and Khariboli. He was write of Modern Period.
Ram Sharma (1837–1918) was a nineteenth-century Indo-Anglian poet who alternately criticized and praised the government in his poems and newspaper articles. He began his literary career in the 1860s but pursued steady writing only after his retirement from a government post in 1878. He practiced Yoga for 40 years.
Ram Karan Sharma is a Sanskrit poet and scholar. He was, born in 1927 at Shivapur in the Saran district of Bihar. He has been awarded an MA in Sanskrit and Hindi from Patna University as well as Sahityacharya, Vyakarana Shastri and Vedanta Shastri degrees. He earned a PhD in Linguistics from the University of California, Berkeley, under the guidance of Murray B. Emeneau. Sharma writes in both Sanskrit and English. His literary works include the poetry collections Sandhya, Patheyasatakam and Vina, and the novels, Rayisah and Sima. Elements of poetry in the Mahabharata is considered his most significant work as a critic of Sanskrit literature. [ clarification needed ] Apart from his literary works he has also translated and edited books on Indian medicine, epics, and Puranas. He also contributed research papers in various seminars, journals and books in the field of Indology .
Iain Sharp, born in 1953, is a New Zealand poet and critic.
Brenda Shaughnessy (b. 1970 Okinawa, Japan) is an American poet.. American poet
Ahmed Shawqi (1868–1932) (Arabic : , Egyptian Arabic pronunciation: ['æhmæd 'æwi] ), nicknamed Amir al-Sho'araã (which literally means the prince of poets ), was one of the greatest Arabic poets laureate, an Egyptian poet and dramatist who pioneered the modern Egyptian literary movement, most notably introducing the genre of poetic epics to the Arabic literary tradition. On the paternal side he was of Circassian, Greek and Kurdish descent, and on the maternal side of Turkish and Greek descent.
Zalman Shazar (Hebrew : " ; Belarusian : ; Russian) (November 24, 1889 – October 5, 1974) was an Israeli politician, author. and poet. Shazar served as the third President of Israel from 1963 to 1973.
Shanta Janardan Shelke (Marathi : ) (born October 19, 1922; died June 6, 2002) was a Marathi poet and writer. Apart from this, she was a journalist, a professor, a composer, a story writer, a translator, a writer of child literature, someone who presided over literary gatherings, and more.
Mary Shelley (née Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin ; 30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851) was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus (1818). She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet and philosopher Percy Bysshe Shelley. Her father was the political philosopher William Godwin, and her mother was the philosopher and feminist Mary Wollstonecraft .
One of the major English Romantic poets.. one of the major English Romantic poets
William Shenstone (18 November 1714 – 11 February 1763) was an English poet and one of the earliest practitioners of landscape gardening through the development of his estate, The Leasowes.. English poet
Loiq Sher-Ali (born 1941 in Tajiki / Persian : / ) was a Tajik poet, Iranologist and one of the most celebrated Persian literary figures of Tajikistan and central Asia .
Bhupi Sherchan is a Nepalese poet. He was born on Mustang district in 1993 B.S. (approximately 1937) and died in 2046 B.S. (approximately 1990). He went to Banaras College. He was awarded with Sajha Puraskar in 2026 B.S. (approximately 1970).. Nepalese poet
Francis Joseph Sherman (February 3, 1871 – June 15, 1926) was a Canadian poet.
Joseph Howard Sherman (born Bridgewater, Nova Scotia ,1945–died Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, January 9, 2006) was a Jewish Canadian poet and visual arts editor. He was named to the Order of Canada in 2003.
writer, poet and civil servant
Taras Hryhorovych Shevchenko (Ukrainian: ´ ´ ´, Russian: ´ ´ ´) (March 9 1814 – March 10 1861) was a Ukrainian poet, artist and humanist. His literary heritage is regarded to be the foundation of modern Ukrainian literature and, to a large extent, the modern Ukrainian language. Shevchenko also wrote in Russian and left many masterpieces as a painter and an illustrator.. Ukrainian poet and artist
Su Shi (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Su Shì) (January 8, 1037 – August 24, 1101), was a writer, poet, artist, calligrapher, pharmacologist, and statesman of the Song Dynasty, and one of the major poets of the Song era. His courtesy name was Zizhan and his pseudonym was Dongpo Jushi, and he is often referred to as Su Dongpo. Besides his renowned poetry, his other extant writings are of great value in the understanding of 11th century Chinese travel literature as well as details of the 11th century Chinese iron industry.. Song Dynasty writer poet artist calligrapher pharmacologist gastronome and statesman
Trish Shields is a Canadian poet and novelist.
Aurangzeb Khan or Qateel Shifai (24 December 1919 - 11 July 2001) (Urdu: ) was a Pakistani Urdu poet.
Mitsuko Shiga (, Shiga Mitsuko , 21 April 1885 – 23 March 1976) was the pen-name of Mitsu Ota, a Japanese tanka poet active in Taisho and Showa periods Japan.
Minamoto no Shigeyuki (Japanese: ) (died 1000) was an early Heian waka poet and nobleman. He is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals and one of his poems is included in the famous anthology Hyakunin Isshu. His remaining works include a poetry collection known as the Shigeyukishu .
Shide (Chinese : ; pinyin : Shídé ; Wade–Giles : Shih-Te ; literally "Pick-up or Foundling", fl. 9th century) was a Tang Dynasty Chinese Buddhist poet at the Guoqing Temple on Mount Tiantai on the East China Sea coast; roughly contemporary with Hanshan and Fenggan, but younger than both of them. As close friends the three of them formed the " Tiantai Trio". Shide lived as a lay monk, and worked most of his life in the kitchen of Guoqing Temple.
Shiwu (, Wade–Giles: Shih-Wu) or Stonehouse (1272–1352) was a Chinese Chan poet and hermit who lived during the Yuan Dynasty. Shiwu was born in the town of Changshu. Taking his name from the Shihwutung (Stonehouse cave) in Yushan. In 1292 Shiwu became a novice at Yushan's Hsingfu temple, a major monastic center at the time. He studied under master Yung-Wei and three years later was ordained and received the dharma name Ch'ing-hung.
Masaoka Shiki (, September 17, 1867 – September 19, 1902), the pen-name of Masaoka Noboru () was a Japanese author, poet, literary critic, and journalist in Meiji period Japan. Shiki is generally regarded as the major figure in the development of modern haiku poetry and also played an important role in revitalizing tanka poetry.. Japanese author poet literary critic and journalist
Izumi Shikibu ( , b. 976) was a mid Heian period Japanese poet. She is a member of the Thirty-six Medieval Poetry Immortals (, chuko sanjurokkasen ). She was the contemporary of Murasaki Shikibu, and Akazome Emon at the court of empress Joto Mon'in .
Murasaki Shikibu ( , English: Lady Murasaki) (c. 978 – c. 1014 or 1025) was a Japanese novelist, poet and lady-in-waiting at the Imperial court during the Heian period. She is best known as the author of The Tale of Genji, written in Japanese between about 1000 and 1012. Murasaki Shikibu is a nickname; her real name is unknown, but she may have been Fujiwara Takako, who was mentioned in a 1007 court diary as an imperial lady-in-waiting.
Princess Shikishi ( Shikishi Naishinno ) (died 1201) was a Japanese classical poet, who lived during the late Heian and early Kamakura periods. She was the third daughter of Emperor Go-Shirakawa (1127–1192, reigned 1155–1158). In 1159, Shikishi, who did not marry, went into service at the Kamo Shrine in Kyoto. She left the shrine after some time, and in her later years became a Buddhist nun .
Ameer Hamza Shinwari (Pashto), born in Landi Kotal in the year 1907 and died in February 1994, was a famous Pashtun poet. He Belonged to the Shinwari tribe of the ethnic Pashtuns. Ameer Hamza's work is considered a fusion between classic and modern poetry. He followed the traditional old classical poetry and blended it with the modern spirit, as well as introducing new ideas in Pashto Ghazals. He is known as the father of Pashto Ghazals. [ citation needed ]
Hovhannes Shiraz (Armenian) (April 27, 1915 – March 14, 1984) was a notable Armenian poet .
Mo'in al-Din Junayd ibn Mahmud ibn Muhammad Baghnovi Shirazi was a Sufi mystic and poet of Persia from the 14th century.
Shahin Shirazi (born in Shiraz, Iran ) was a Persian Jewish poet of the 14th century. He carried the honorific "Meulana".
Abu-Muhammad Muslih al-Din bin Abdallah Shirazi, Saadi Shirazi (Persian : ) better known by his pen-name as Sadi (Persian : ) or simply Saadi, was one of the major Persian poets of the medieval period. He is not only famous in Persian-speaking countries, but has also been quoted in western sources. He is recognized for the quality of his writings and for the depth of his social and moral thoughts. Saadi is widely recognized as one of the greatest masters of the classical literary tradition.
Kokan Shiren, 1278–1347), Japanese Rinzai Zen patriarch and celebrated poet in Chinese, was the son of an officer of the palace guard and a mother of the aristocratic Minamoto clan. At age eight he was placed in the charge of the Buddhist priest Hokaku on Mt. Hiei. At age ten he was ordained there, but later began study with the Zen master Kian at the Nanzenji monastery. Kokan Shiren’s talents came to the attention of the Emperor Kameyama. At age seventeen he began extensive Chinese studies. Thus began a long career of travel and the establishment of Zen institutions all across Japan. He became abbot at many of the best Zen establishments. At the end of his life, the emperor Gomurakami conferred upon him the title kokushi or National Teacher. Yet in his writings Kokan showed an aloofness from prestige with a striving for inner freedom. The best of his poetry in Chinese dates from late in his life when he had withdrawn from ecclesiastical affairs. His poetry and essays were collected under the title Saihokushu. He is also credited with other contributions to lexography in his lifetime.
James Shirley (or Sherley) (September 1596 – October 1666) was an English dramatist.. English dramatist
Shirome was a minor female Japanese waka poet, who lived during the 10th century AD.
Abu Nizam Muhammad Falaki Shirvani (1107, Shamakhi – 1157, Shamakhi ) was a Persian poet from Shirvan (today in Azerbaijan ). His contemporary and rival was the famous Khaqani Shirvani .
Khaqani or Khaghani (1121/1122, Shamakhi – 1190, Tabriz ) (Persian : ) was Persian poet. He was born in the historical region known as Shirvan (located now in present country of Azerbaijan ), under the Shirvanshah (a vassal of the Seljuq empire) and died in Tabriz, Iran .
Minamoto no Shitago ( , 911–983) was a mid Heian waka poet, scholar and nobleman. He was the original compiler of the Wamyo Ruijusho, the first Japanese dictionary organized into semantic headings. He was designated as one of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals for his distinguished poetic accomplishments. In addition to the Wamyo Ruijusho, his remaining works include a poetry collection known as the Minamoto no Shitagoshu ( ). Some scholars claim that he is the author of the Taketori Monogatari .
G.S. Shivarudrappa (Kannada : .. ) (born February 7, 1926) is a Kannada poet, writer and researcher who was awarded the title of Rashtrakavi by the Government of Karnataka on November 1, 2006.
Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900 – May 18, 1973; Hebrew : ; Russian) was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in the Russian Empire.
Avraham Shlonsky (March 6, 1900 – May 18, 1973; Hebrew: ; Russian: ) was a significant and dynamic Israeli poet and editor born in Russian Empire. He was influential in the development of modern Hebrew and its literature in Israel through his many acclaimed translations of literary classics, particularly from Russian, as well as his own original Hebrew children's classics. Known for his humor, Avraham Shlonsky earned the nickname "Lashonsky" from the wisecrackers of his generation (lashon means "tongue", i.e. "language") for his unusually clever and astute innovations in the newly evolving Hebrew language.. Israeli poet and editor
Zalman Shneur (Hebrew : ) (born 1887; died 20 February 1959) was an Hebrew and Israeli poet and writer.
Shinoe Shoda ( , Shoda Shinoe , December 1910 – 15 June 1965) was a Japanese poet and author known for her atomic bomb literature .
Abdel Rahman Shokry (Arabic: ) was an Egyptian poet from the Diwan school of poets, born on 12 October 1886. He was born in Port Said and he travelled to England where he got his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Sheffield .
Bahman Sholevar (Persian : ) is an Iranian-American novelist, poet, translator, critic, psychiatrist and political activist. He began writing and translating at age 13. At ages 18 and 19 he translated William Faulkner's The Sound and the Fury and T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land into Persian, and these still are renowned as two classics of translation in modern Persian literature. In 1967, after his first novel THE NIGHT'S JOURNEY was banned in Iran, he immigrated to the United States and in 1981 he became a dual citizen of the United States and Iran. Although most of his writings in the past 42 years have been in English, published outside Iran; although THE NIGHT'S JOURNEY has never been allowed republication, though sold in thousands of pirated copies; and although the Persian version of his last novel, DEAD RECKONING, has never been given a "publication permit" in Iran, at their latest re-appraisals some Iranian critics have named him "the most influential Persian writer of the past four decades," "one who has had the most influence on the writers of the younger generations."
Joseph ben Isaac Bekhor Shor of Orleans (12th century) (Hebrew : ) was a French tosafist, exegete, and poet who flourished in the 2nd half of the 12th century.
William of Shoreham (fourteenth century) was an English poet .
Shotetsu (, 1381-1459 CE ) was a Japanese poet during the Muromachi period, and is considered to have been the last poet in the courtly waka tradition; a number of his disciples were important in the development of the renga art form, which led to the haiku .
The Chinese poet Yao Shouzhong is thought to have been from the city of Luoyang in present Henan. He dates are unclear. However, he seems to have been the nephew of the writer and official Yao Sui who lived from 1238 to 1313. Yao Shouzhong would then have lived in the early 14th century. Likewise, this Yao Sui was himself the nephew of the celebrated official and scholar Yao Shu (1203–1280). The greater family had its origins in the Manchurian province of Liaoning and later moved to Luoyang. Yao Shouzhong appears to have been a local official functionary in Pingjiang in Hunan. The Lu Guibu notes only that Yao was a literary talent from the previous generation. "The Ox’s Grievance" (Niu Suyuan ) is the only surviving literary work of the writer, although titles of the three of his plays have survived. Tao’s Sanqu suite, "The Ox’s Grievance" (Niu Suyuan ), is a classic of the genre and is one of the great imaginative poems in the genre of Chinese Sanqu poetry and Chinese literature as a whole. Although it has been suggested that "The Ox's Grievance" is a social satire, more likely it was intended as a literary burlesque or parody.
Sandy Shreve is a Canadian poet living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Shreve has published four poetry collections, most recently Suddenly, So Much. Recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in her chapbooks, Cedar Cottage Suite and Level Crossing. Her work is widely anthologized and has won or been shortlisted for a variety of awards. She co-edited, with Kate Braid, the anthology In Fine Form – The Canadian Book of Form Poetry (Polestar, 2005, now available from Tightrope Books ), edited Working For A Living, a collection of poems and stories by women about their work (Room of One’s Own, 1988) and founded BC’s "Poetry in Transit," program, which has been displaying BC poetry in SkyTrain cars and buses across the province since 1996. She was born in Quebec and raised in Sackville, New Brunswick. She now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Hiraide Shu ( , 3 April 1878 - 17 March 1914) was a novelist, poet, and lawyer in late Meiji period Japan. As a lawyer, he was noted for his involvement in the defense of the accused in High Treason Incident .
Hakim Ahmad Shuja (also sometimes written as 'Hakeem Ahmed Shujah') (born 1893-died January 1969), MBE, was a famous Urdu and Persian poet, playwright, writer, scholar and mystic, from former British India, later Pakistan .
Rajendra Shukla is a Gujarati poet .
Minamoto no Shunrai also Minamoto Toshiyori ( , 1055 – January 29, 1129) was an important and innovative Japanese poet, who compiled the Gosen Wakashu. He was the son of Minamoto no Tsunenobu (1016–1097); holder of the second rank in court and of the position of Grand Counsellor). Shunrai was favored by Emperor Go-Sanjo and to a lesser degree Emperor Shirakawa ; in no small part for political reasons. At this time, the Fujiwara family dominated the country, and its branch, the Rokujo family, similarly dominated the court poetry scene; by favoring their rivals, the Emperors could thus strike back. Although Shunrai was passed over to compile the Goshui Wakashu. Shunrai's angry polemical Nan Goshui ("Errors in the Goshuishu ") appears to have somehow convinced Shirakawa to have Shunrai compile the next imperial anthology, the Kin'yo Wakashu. This anthology, when completed, embroiled Shunrai in dispute, and his Gosen Wakashu was especially criticized with various uncomplimentary nicknames; Brower and Miner mention that one critic, Fujiwara no Akinaka (fl. 1100-1125) wrote a now-lost ten-part work called the Ryogyokushu ("Collection of Genuine Jewels") which did nothing but mock and criticize the Kin'yo Wakashu .
Fujiwara no Shunzei ( , 1114 - December 22, 1204) was a noted Japanese poet and nobleman, son of Fujiwara no Toshitada. He was also known as Fujiwara no Toshinari or Shakua ; in his younger days (1123–67), he gave his name as Akihiro, but in 1167, changed to Shunzei. He was noted for his innovations in the waka poetic form, and for his achievement in compiling Senzai Wakashu ("Collection of a Thousand Years"), the seventh Imperial anthology of waka poetry; this work was at the behest in 1183 of the Retired Emperor Go-Shirakawa, who despite Shunzei's low rank (he was merely "Chamberlain to the Empress Dowager", a nominal rank Miner describes as "pitiably low" ), admired him. Go-Shirakawa's trust in Shunzei is significant, as Imperial anthologies were landmarks in the poetic circles of the court, second to no other events in significance; poets were literally willing to risk their lives just for the chance to have a poem included. His son, Fujiwara no Teika, is considered one of the four best poets in Japanese history.
Zhu Shuzhen (Chinese : ,) (c. 1135 – 1180) was a Chinese poet who lived during the Song dynasty. She married an official with whom she had a bad marriage. She either had an affair or committed suicide and her parents burned poetry by her hand.
Zuo Si (Chinese characters : ; Hanyu Pinyin : Zuo Si) (250–305), courtesy name Taichong, was a writer and poet of the Western Jin .
Beau Sia (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; pinyin : Xiè Fúyuán ; Peh-oe-ji : Sia Hok-gôan, born 1976) is an American slam poet.
Atom Yarjanian (Armenian), better known by his pen name Siamanto (1878–1915), was an influential Armenian writer, poet and national figure from the late 19th century and early 20th century. He was killed by the Ottoman authorities during the Armenian Genocide .
Aijaz (Urdu : ) Siddiqi (1911–1978) was a Urdu writer and poet. He was the son of the famous Urdu poet, Seemab Akbarabadi. He was born in Agra, Uttar Pradesh. After having founded Qasr-ul-Adab in 1923, Seemab Akbarabadi had in the year 1930 started publication of a literary journal in Urdu from Agra titled Shair ; he was its first editor. A few years later i.e. in 1935, in order to concentrate on the other than more important activities of Qasr-ul- Adab, he had handed over the charge of this magazine to Aijaz Siddiqi who carrying forward the tradition of his father remained its editor till 1978 long after the publication of Shair was shifted from Agra to Mumbai in 1947 and Seemab Akbarabadi had in 1951 died in Karachi. Mahendra Nath, the Urdu short-story writer and younger brother of Krishan Chander had also joined him to compile and edit several special issues of Shair.
Iftikhar Imam Siddiqui (Urdu : ) is a Urdu language poet, writer and journalist from India. He is also the editor of oldest Urdu literary magazine Shair.
Saghar Siddiqui (1928-1974)(Urdu ) was an Urdu poet from Pakistan. In spite of his ruined and homeless alone life, he remained famous and successful till his death among the masses. Saghar is also known as a saint and when he died, he left nothing but a pet, his dog, who also died on the same foot path where Saghar died a few days earlier.
Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier and soldier, and is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry ), and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia .
Sir Philip Sidney became one of the Elizabethan Age's most prominent figures. Famous in his day in England as a poet, courtier and soldier, he remains known as the author of Astrophel and Stella (1581, pub. 1591), The Defence of Poetry and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia (1580, pub. 1590).. Elizabethan era English poet courtier and soldier
Melanie Siebert is a Canadian poet. Her first book Deepwater Vee is a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award for English language poetry at the 2010 Governor General's Awards.
Eli Siegel (August 16, 1902–November 8, 1978) was the poet and critic who founded the philosophy Aesthetic Realism in 1941. He wrote the award-winning poem, "Hot Afternoons Have Been in Montana", two highly acclaimed volumes of poetry, a critical consideration of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw titled James and the Children, and Self and World: An Explanation of Aesthetic Realism.. Latvian-American poet and critic; founded the philosophy Aesthetic Realism
Justo Sierra Méndez (Campeche, Republic of Yucatán, January 26, 1848 - Madrid, Spain, September 13, 1912), was a prominent Mexican writer, journalist, poet and political figure of the second half of the nineteenth century. He was the son of Mexican novelist Justo Sierra O'Reilly, who is credited with inspiring his son with the spirit of literature. Sierra moved to Mexico City at the age of 13 in 1861, the year of his father's death, and also, coincidentally, the year of the French intervention in Mexico. Together with his fellow young students, Sierra responded with patriotic fervor to the invasion of his country, and became a lifelong militant liberal. His most enduring works are sociopolitical histories (at times verging on memoirs) of the era of Benito Juárez and Porfirio Díaz, particularly his political biography of Juárez and his Evolución política del pueblo mexicano, which Antonio Caso considered the definitive statement of the age of the Reform in Mexico. He was elected a member of the Mexican Academy of Language in 1887, and served as the Academy's sixth director from 1910 until his death in 1912.
Jóhann Sigurjónsson (June 19, 1880 - August 31, 1919) was an Icelandic playwright and poet. Atypically, Jóhann wrote plays and poetry in both his native Icelandic and in Danish .
Angelos Sikelianos (Greek : e Sea ; 28 March 1884 – 19 June 1951) was a Greek lyric poet and playwright. He wrote on national history, religious symbolism, and universal harmony in poems such as The Light-Shadowed, Prologue to Life, Mother of God, and Delphic Utterance. His plays include Sibylla, Daedalus in Crete, Christ in Rome, The Death of Digenis, and Asklepius. He was the first twentieth-century Greek poet being candidate for the Nobel Prize in Literature
Ron Silliman (born 5 August 1946 in Pasco, Washington) is a contemporary American poet. He has written and edited over 30 books, and has had his poetry and criticism translated into 12 languages. He is often associated with language poetry. Between 1979 and 2004, Silliman wrote a single poem, The Alphabet. He has now begun writing a new poem, Universe, the first section of which appears to be called Revelator.. American poet; associated with Language poetry
Jose Asuncion Silva: Colombian,spanish poet. Jose Asuncion Silva poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Jose Asuncion Silva biography.
José Asunción Silva (27 November 1865 in Bogotá – 23 May 1896 in Bogotá ) was a Colombian poet. He is considered one of the founders of Spanish–American Modernism .
Medardo Ángel Silva (June 8, 1898 – June 10, 1919) was a renowend Ecuadorian poet and a member of the Generación decapitada.
An American poet, songwriter, musician, composer, screenwriter, and author of children's books.. American poet singer-songwriter musician composer cartoonist screenwriter and author of children's literature
Simeon or Simyon Simev (born on May 30, 1949 in Štip) is a poet, essayist and journalist in the Republic of Macedonia.. Macedonian poet essayist and journalist
Antun Branko Šimic (18 November 1898 – 2 May 1925) was a Herzegovinian Croat expressionist poet .
. Serbian-American poet; 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry US Poet Laureate 2007–2008
Goran Simic, a Bosnian poet, is recognized internationally for his works of poetry, essays, short stories and theatre.
Bren Simmers is a Canadian poet. Her debut collection of poetry, Night Gears, was released by Wolsak and Wynn in October 2010.
James Simmons (1933–2001) was a poet, literary critic and songwriter from Derry, Northern Ireland .
Maria Simointytär was a Finnish poet. She is regarded as the first published female poet in Finland. She wrote the religious poem ”Orpolapsen vaikerrus”, about the fatherless children, which was published in 1683.
Kunnampurathu Varghese Simon (February 7, 1883 – 1944) was a notable Malayalam Christian poet. He was also a musician, a teacher, a reformer, a writer, a profound Bible scholar and apologist. Simon was the author of around 300 devotional songs or poems. He has also written about 30 books. K. V. Simon was given the title Mahakavi (Dean of Poets) by the Sahitya Parishad (Academy of Literature). His major work was Veda Viharam, based on the first book of the Bible, Genesis. It was this work, published in 1931, that earned his name among great poets in Malayalam. The poet was a polyglot and a prominent leader of the Brethren movement in India .
Anne Simpson is a Canadian poet, novelist, and essayist.
Louis Aston Marantz Simpson (born March 27, 1923 in Jamaica) is an American poet. He won the 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his work At The End Of The Open Road.. Jamaican poet; 1964 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Ronald Albert Simpson (1 February 1929 – 2 October 2002) was an Australian poet and poetry editor, artist and art lecturer. He was one of the Melbourne poets, and had a long tenure as poetry editor of The Age .
Daniel Sinapius-Horcicka was a Slovak baroque writer, poet, dramatist, composer of hymns and evangelical Protestant preacher who lived during the mid 17th century in what is modern Slovakia.
Bennie Lee Sinclair (April 15, 1939 – May 22, 2000) was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. She was named by Governor Richard Wilson Riley as the fifth South Carolina Poet Laureate from 1986 to 2000.
Sir Keith Sinclair, CBE (5 December 1922 – 20 June 1993) was a poet and noted historian of New Zealand .
Sue Sinclair is a Canadian poet. She was raised in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, and studied at Mount Allison University in Sackville, New Brunswick, graduated in 1994 and then continued her education at the University of New Brunswick. Sinclair's first collection of poetry, Secrets of Weather and Hope (2001), was a finalist for the 2002 Gerald Lampert Award. Mortal Arguments (2003) was a finalist for the Atlantic Poetry Prize. Her third collection, "The Drunken Lovely Bird," won the International Independent Publisher's Award for Poetry.
Tim Sinclair (born 1972 in the Adelaide Hills, South Australia ) is an Australian poet and novelist resident in Sydney .
Marilyn Singer (born 1948) is an award-winning author of children's books in a wide variety of genres, including fiction and non-fiction picture books, juvenile novels and mysteries, young adult fantasies, and poetry.. American children's literature writer and poet
Vir Singh (Punjabi : (Gurmukhi ) ; 5 December 1872, Amritsar -10 June 1957, Amritsar) was a poet, scholar and theologian and a figure in the movement for the revival and renewal of Punjabi literary tradition.
Harbhajan Singh (18 August 1920 – 21 October 2002) was a Punjabi poet, critic, cultural commentator, and translator. Along with Amrita Pritam, Harbhajan is credited with revolutionising the Punjabi poetry writing style. He published 17 collections of poems, including Registan Vich Lakarhara, 19 works of literary history and translated 14 pieces of literature of others including those of Aristotle, Sophocles, Rabindranath Tagore and selections from the Rig Veda .
Guru Gobind Singh pronunciation (help · info ) (born Gobind Rai (Punjabi : ,; 22 December 1666 – 7 October 1708 ) was the tenth of the ten Sikh Gurus, the eleventh guru being the living perpetual Guru, Guru Granth Sahib (the sacred text of Sikhism ). He was a Warrior, Poet and Philosopher. He succeeded his father Guru Tegh Bahadur as the Leader of Sikhs at the young age of nine. He contributed much to Sikhism ; notable was his contribution to the continual formalisation of the faith which the first Guru Guru Nanak had founded, as a religion, in the 15th century. Guru Gobind Singh, the last of the living Sikh Gurus, initiated the Sikh Khalsa in 1699, passing the Guruship of the Sikhs to the Eleventh and Eternal Guru of the Sikhs, the Guru Granth Sahib .
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Amara Sinha (c. AD 375) was a Sanskrit grammarian and poet, of whose personal history hardly anything is known. He is said to have been "one of the nine gems that adorned the throne of Vikramaditya," and according to the evidence of Hsuan Tsang, this is the Chandragupta Vikramaditya (Chandragupta II) that flourished about AD 375.. Sanskrit grammarian and poet
Karl Martin Sinijärv (born June 4, 1971 in Tallinn ) is an Estonian journalist and a poet.
Takis Sinopoulos (Greek : Sp ; Pyrgos, Elis, March 17, 1917 - Athens, April 25, 1981) was a Greek poet and a leading figure among the so-called first postwar generation of Greek poets. A doctor by profession, he came of age at the beginning of perhaps the most terrible decade of Greece's recent history, running from the Metaxas dictatorship through war, occupation and the horrors of civil war, many of which he experienced at first hand. These experiences, and their exorcism, inform much of his work, as did the colonels' dictatorship of 1967-1974. Alongside his poetry, he was an astute and prolific critic as well as a talented painter, and his encouragement help launch the very much younger poets who became known as the generation of the seventies.
Llywelyn Siôn (1540 – c.1615) was a Welsh language poet.
Tanveer Sipra was an Urdu poet from Jhelum in 1970s. He was a supporter of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto 's Islamic Socialism. Professionally, Sipra was a poor Oil Man working in Pakistan Tobacco Company, Jhelum. His famous Urdu poetry book is Lafz Khurdary (English: The Hard Words). [ unreliable source ] Sipra died in 1990s in Jhelum .
Peter Sirr (born 1960) is an Irish poet, born in Waterford, Ireland. He lives in Dublin where he works as a freelance writer and translator .
Lemn Sissay, British author and broadcaster
Charles Hubert Sisson (also known as C. H. Sisson) CH (22 April 1914 – 5 September 2003) was a British writer, best known as a poet and translator.
Abul Hasan Ali ibn Julugh Farrukhi Sistani (Persian : ) (died 1037) was a 10th- and 11th-century royal poet of Ghaznavids.
Abul Hasan Ali ibn Julugh Farrukhi Sistani (Persian : ) (died 1037) was a 10th- and 11th-century royal poet of Ghaznavids.
Sitor Situmorang (October 2, 1924) is a prominent Indonesian poet, essayist and writer of short stories. Situmorang was born in Harianboho, North Sumatra, and educated in Jakarta. He worked as a journalist and literary critic in Medan, Yogyakarta and Jakarta for a variety of newspapers and periodicals.
Dame Edith Sitwell: English poet. Dame Edith Sitwell poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Dame Edith Sitwell biography.
Dame Edith Louisa Sitwell DBE (7 September 1887 – 9 December 1964) was a British poet and critic and the eldest of the three literary Sitwells .
Sigurjón Birgir Sigurðsson (born 27 August 1962), known as Sjón (/ ' o n / SHOHN ), is an Icelandic poet, novelist, and lyricist. His pen name (meaning "sight") is an abbreviation of his given name (S igur jón ). Sjón frequently collaborates with the singer Björk and has performed with The Sugarcubes as Johnny Triumph. His works have been translated into more than 25 languages.
' Östen Sjöstrand (16 June 1925, Gothenburg – 13 May 2006) was a Swedish poet, writer and translator. He became a member of the Swedish Academy in 1975.
Axel Gabriel Sjöström (16 August 1794 – 11 December 1846) was a Finnish poet. He was born in Janakkala, and became professor of Greek at Helsinki in 1833. He married Margareta Sofia Helsberg in 1828. During his lifetime a few of his poems earned him a high, but short-lived, reputation in Finnish literary circles. Aside from original poetry, Sjöström also did translations from Greek (Homer, Euripides, Anacreon, Theocritus, and Johan Paulinus-Lillienstedt 's Magnus Principatus Finlandia ) and German (Goethe and Romantic poets).
Einarr Helgason or Einarr skálaglamm was a 10th-century Icelandic skald. He was a court poet of Lord Hákon to whom he dedicated his magnum opus, the Vellekla (Gold Dearth ). Einarr's added name skálaglamm means "Bowl tinkle" and refers to a set of balances and weights with divinatory powers, given to him by Hákon.
Eyvindr Finnsson Skáldaspillir was a 10th-century Norwegian skald. He was the court poet of king Hákon the Good and earl Hákon of Hlaðir. His son Hárekr later became a prominent chieftain in Norway.
Egill Skallagrímsson also known as Egil Skallagrimsson (c. 910 – c. 990) was a Viking Age poet, warrior and farmer. He is also the protagonist of the eponymous Egil's Saga. Egil's Saga historically narrates a period from approximately 850-1000 CE, being written somewhere between 1220 and 1240.
Giannis Skarimpas, Giannis Skarimbas or Yiannis Skarimbas (Greek : G Saµpa ) (September 28, 1893 in Agia Efthymia near Amfissa - January 21, 1984 in Chalkida ) was a Greek writer, dramatist, and poet .
Sonja Skarstedt is a Canadian poet, short story, playwright writer, painter and illustrator. Born in Montreal, Quebec, she was the founder and former editor of the literary magazine Zymergy, 1987-1991, and founder of Empyreal Press, 1990. She graduated from McGill University with a BA in English Literature in 1982. She was married to the artist Geof Isherwood .
John Skelton, also known as John Shelton (c. 1460 – 21 June 1529), possibly born in Diss, Norfolk, was an English poet.. English poet
Robin Skelton (12 October 1925 – 22 August 1997) was a British-born academic, writer, poet, and anthologist .
Sasha (Saša) Skenderija (Vitez, Bosnia, former Yugoslavia, 4 July 1968) is a Bosnian poet currently residing in Ithaca, New York. He began publishing poetry, prose and criticism in Yugoslav literary journals in the late 1980s, graduating from the University of Sarajevo in 1991. After surviving six months of the siege of Sarajevo, he fled to Prague, where he received a Ph.D. in Information Science from Charles University (1997). Before moving to the United States, he worked as Assistant Professor at the LIS Institute of Charles University and as a Systems Librarian at the Czech State Library of Science and Technology in Prague. In 1999, with the help of translator and Cornell University linguistics professor Wayles Browne, Skenderija arrived in Ithaca, where he is Research Technology Coordinator at the Cornell Law Library. He continues to contribute to Charles University's New Media Studies Program, which he co-founded and where he co-developed the curriculum, as a visiting professor.. Bosnian-American poet
Judith Skillman (born 1954) is an award-winning contemporary northwest American poet and the author of ten books of verse. She is the winner of many poetry awards, including the Eric Mathieu King Fund from the Academy of American Poets, and has received grants from the Centrum Foundation, King County Arts Commission, and the Washington State Arts Commission. Skillman is also a translator from the French, most notably of the poet Anne-Marie Derese.
Myra Sklarew (born 1934 Baltimore, Maryland ) is an American biologist, poet and teacher.
Ed Skoog (born 1971, Topeka, Kansas) is an American poet.. American poet
Jan Stanislaw Skorupski (born July 18, 1938 in Loszniów, Podolia ) is a Polish writer, poet, essayist and esperantist .
Hryhorii Savych Skovoroda (Ukrainian : ; Russian : ´ ´ ´, Grigory Savvich Skovoroda ; 3 December 1722 – 9 November 1794) was a Ukrainian philosopher, poet, teacher and composer who lived in the Russian Empire and who made important contributions to Russian philosophy and culture. He lived and worked in Ukraine and passionately and consciously identified with its people, differentiating them from those of Russia and condemning Russia's interference in his homeland. Skovoroda was so important for Russian culture and development of Russian philosophical thought, that he is often recognized as a Russian philosopher. He has been referred to as the "Russian Socrates."
Peter Michael Skrzynecki OAM, (Polish pronunciation: ['skntski] ; born 6 April 1945) is an Australian poet of Polish and Ukrainian origin.
Einarr Skúlason was an Icelandic priest and skald. He was the most prominent Norse poet of the 12th century.
Andrej Sládkovic (born as Andrej Braxatoris, pseudonyms Andrej Braxatoris-Sládkovic, Andrej Sládkovic, Ondrej Krasislav Sládkovic, 30 March 1820, in Krupina (Korpona) – 20 April 1872, in Radvan near Banská Bystrica ) was a Slovak poet, critic, publicist and translator.
Jan Jacob Slauerhoff, who published as J. Slauerhoff, was a Dutch poet and novelist. He is considered one of the most important Dutch language writers .
Pencho Petkov Slaveykov (Bulgarian: ) (27 April 1866 – 10 June 1912) was a noted Bulgarian poet and one of the participants in the Misal ("Thought") circle. He was the youngest son of the writer Petko Slaveykov.. Bulgarian poet
Petko Rachov Slaveykov (Bulgarian: ) (17 November 1827 - 1 July 1895) was a noted nineteenth-century Bulgarian poet, publicist, public figure and folklorist.. Bulgarian poet publicist folklorist
Petko Rachov Slaveykov (Bulgarian : ) (17 November 1827 OS – 1 July 1895 OS ) was a noted nineteenth-century Bulgarian poet, publicist, public figure and folklorist.
. Australian poet and journalist
Daniel Sloate (January 27, 1931 – April 10, 2009) was a Canadian translator, poet and playwright .
Antoni Slonimski (15 November 1895 – 4 July 1976) was a Polish poet, journalist, playwright and prose writer, president of the Union of Polish Writers in 1956–1959 during the Polish October, known for his devotion to social justice.
Edward Slow (1841 – 16 February 1925) was a poet born in Wilton, Wiltshire, England. By profession he was a carriage builder. He wrote many poems and tracts based on his everyday observations of contemporary Victorian and Edwardian rural life. The poems, or ‘rhymes’ as he preferred to call them, were written in a style that was intended to phonetically emulate the rural Wiltshire accent.
Juliusz Slowacki (1809–1849), Polish Romantic poet ; one of the " Three Bards " of Polish literature
Boris Slutsky (Russian: ´ ´ ´; 7 May 1919 in Slovyansk, Ukraine — 22 February 1986 in Tula) was a Soviet poet of Russian language.. Russian poet
Adam Small (born in 13 Terrace Street, Wellington, Western Cape on 21 December 1936) is a South African writer who was involved in the Black Consciousness Movement and other activism. He is noted as a Coloured writer who wrote works in Afrikaans that dealt with racial discrimination and satirized the political situation. Some collections include English poems, and he translated the Afrikaans poet N P van Wyk Louw into English. He was awarded the Hertzog Prize in 2012 for his contribution to the drama genre. Although the award was well received for being long overdue, some controversy arose because the Academy in making the award broke one of their own rules stating that the prize can only be awarded to a writer who has published new and substantial work in a specific genre during the previous three years. Small's last play was published in 1983. One of his famous poems is called " Doemanie ". After decades spent out of the public eye, Small, on September 14, 2013, received a hero's welcome at the Breytenbach Centre in Wellington, where he was guest of honour at the centre's Poet Festival. He read a selection of poems from his latest anthology Klawerjas
. English poet playwright
Elizabeth Ann Smart-Gilmour (born November 3, 1987) is an American activist and contributor for ABC News. She first gained widespread attention at the age of 14 when she was kidnapped from her home and rescued nine months later.
Hristo Smirnenski (Bulgarian: ), born as Hristo Izmirliev, (September 29, 1898 - June 18, 1923) was a Bulgarian poet and prose writer. His hometown was Kukush in Macedonia, Ottoman Empire, (today Kilkis, Greece), which had militant traditions and an enterprising population. Hristo spent a happy childhood in a friendly and understanding patriarchal home. He was a free, witty and playful child with a vivid imagination and keen sense of humour. He wrote songs, stories about birds and animals and rhyming jokes.. Bulgarian poet and writer
Arthur James Marshall Smith (November 8, 1902 – November 21, 1980) was a Canadian poet and anthologist. He "was a prominent member of a group of Montreal poets" – the Montreal Group, which included Leon Edel, Leo Kennedy, A.M. Klein, and F.R. Scott -- "who distinguished themselves by their modernism in a culture still rigidly rooted in Victorianism."
Alexander Smith (31 December 1829 – 5 January 1867, 8 January according to Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable ) was a Scottish poet, and labelled as one of the Spasmodic School .
Charlie Smith (June 20 1956 — 8 November 2005) was Romnichal poet who had a booklet of his poems published in the 1980s, which included the acclaimed "Space Gypsies" poem.
Douglas Burnet Smith (born in 1949, in Winnipeg, Canada ) is a Canadian poet. He is the author of fifteen volumes of poetry. His Voices from a Farther Room was nominated for the Governor General's Award, the most prestigious literary award in Canada. In addition to winning numerous poetry awards, in 1989 Mr. Smith won The Malahat Review ’s Long Poem Prize. He has also represented Canada at international writers’ festivals and has served as the President of the League of Canadian Poets and as Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission of Canada. His poetry has also been published in numerous literary periodicals and anthologies. He was twice a member of the Poetry Jury for the Canada Council for the Arts' Governor General's Literary Awards, in 1988 and again in 2011  .
John Smith (born August 10, 1927) is a Canadian poet.
Marc Kelly Smith is an American poet, and the creator and founder of the poetry slam movement, for which he received the nickname Slam Papi.
Margaret D. Smith (born 1958 in Norfolk, Virginia) is a poet, musician, and artist.. American poet musician and artist
Michael Smith (born 1942) is an Irish poet, author and translator. A member of Aosdána, the Irish National Academy of Artists, Michael Smith was the first Writer in-Residence to be appointed by University College, Dublin and is an Honorary Fellow of UCD. He is a poet who has given a lifetime of service to the art of poetry both in English and Spanish. He has been described as a classical modernist, a poet of modern life. Smith founded New Writers Press in Dublin in 1967 (together with Trevor Joyce and his wife, Irene) and has been responsible for the publication of over seventy books and magazines. He was founder and editor of the influential literary magazine The Lace Curtain. From 1984 to 1989 he was a member of the Arts Council. He has translated into English and published some of the most difficult and exhilarating poets in Spanish, including Federico García Lorca, Pablo Neruda, Miguel Hernández (Unceasing Lightning) and the two great Spanish masters of the baroque, Francisco de Quevedo and Luis de Góngora. He has also translated Gerardo Diego 's Manual de espumas, a Selected Poems of José Hierro and selections of the poems of Jiménez and Luis Cernuda, among others. In 2001 he received the prestigious translating award, the European Academy Medal, for his translation of great Spanish poets. His own poetry has appeared in numerous anthologies of Irish poetry, including The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Among his most recent books are The Purpose of the Gift: Selected Poems and Maldon and Other Translations (NWP/ Shearsman). His poetry has been translated into Spanish, Polish, French and German. Among his most recent publications are Selected Poems of Rosalía de Castro, The Prison Poems of Miguel Hernández (Parlor Press) and, with Luis Ingelmo, Complete Poems of Claudio Rodriguéz (Shearsman Books), as well as Complete Poems of Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. This year (2009), Shearsman has published his Collected Poems. With the Peruvian scholar Valentin Gianuzzi, he has translated and published (Shearsman Books) the complete poems of César Vallejo in four volumes. In 2009 he translated a selection of poems of the Spanish poet Juan Antonio Villacañas in collaboration with Beatriz Villacañas : Juan Antonio Villacañas: Selected Poems (Shearsman Books) .
Michael V. Smith is a Canadian novelist, poet and filmmaker, originally from Cornwall, Ontario and now living in Vancouver, British Columbia. His debut novel, Cumberland, was nominated for the Books in Canada First Novel Award in 2002. He has also been a nominee for the Journey Prize and the inaugural winner of the Dayne Ogilvie Grant, and has published a book of poetry, What You Can't Have.
Michael Smith, usually referred to as Mikey Smith (14 September 1954 – 17 August 1983), was a Jamaican dub poet. Along with Linton Kwesi Johnson, and Mutabaruka, he was one of the best-known dub poets. In 1978, Smith represented Jamaica at the 11th World Festival of Youth and Students in Cuba. His album Mi Cyaan Believe It includes his poem of the same name. He had left- anarchist leanings and Rastafarian sympathies, and was allegedly murdered by political opponents associated with the right-wing Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) after he had heckled the Jamaican Minister of Culture at a political rally on 17 August 1983.
Patricia Lee "Patti" Smith (born December 30, 1946) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and visual artist, who became a highly influential component of the New York City punk rock movement with her 1975 debut album Horses. Called the "Godmother of Punk", her work was a fusion of rock and poetry. Smith's most widely known song is "Because the Night", which was co-written with Bruce Springsteen and reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1978. In 2005, Patti Smith was named a Commander of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Minister of Culture, and in 2007, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On November 17, 2010, she won the National Book Award for her memoir Just Kids.. American singer-songwriter poet and visual artist
Rod Smith, who was born in Gallipolis, Ohio in 1962, is an American poet, editor and publisher. He grew up in Northern Virginia and moved to Washington, DC in 1987. Smith has authored several collections of poetry, including In Memory of My Theories, Protective Immediacy, and Music or Honesty. He has taught creative writing at George Mason University where he is finishing his MFA. Smith currently teaches Cultural Studies at Towson University, and was a visiting writer at the Iowa Writers' Workshop in the Spring of 2010. Currently, Smith is editing The Selected Letters of Robert Creeley with Kaplan Harris and Peter Baker for University of California Press.
Ron Smith (born 1943) is a Canadian poet, author, playwright, former academic and the founder and current co-publisher of Oolichan Books in Lantzville, British Columbia .
. English poet and novelist
Tracy K. Smith (born April 16, 1972) is an African-American poet and educator. She has published three collections of poetry. Her collection Life on Mars won the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. About this collection, Joel Brouwer wrote in 2011: "Smith shows herself to be a poet of extraordinary range and ambition....As all the best poetry does, Life on Mars first sends us out into the magnificent chill of the imagination and then returns us to ourselves, both changed and consoled."
Vivian Brian Smith (born 3 June 1933) is an Australian poet. He is considered one of the most lyrical and observant Australian poets of his generation.
Elizabeth Edwina Smither MNZM (born 15 September 1941 in New Plymouth ) is a New Zealand poet and writer.
William Kendrick Smithyman (9 October 1922–28 December 1995) was an award-winning New Zealand poet and one of the most prolific of that nation's poets in the 20th century.
Sonja Smolec (born 1953) is a Croatian artist, writer, and poet.
Tobias George Smollett (19 March 1721 – 17 September 1771) was a Scottish poet and author. He was best known for his picaresque novels, such as The Adventures of Roderick Random (1748) and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle (1751), which influenced later novelists such as Charles Dickens.. Scottish poet and author
. American poet essayist lecturer and environmental activist; 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Hjalmar Emil Fredrik Söderberg (July 2, 1869 - October 14, 1941) was a Swedish novelist, playwright, poet and journalist. His works often deal with melancholy and lovelorn characters, and offer a rich portrayal of contemporary Stockholm through the eyes of the flaneur. Söderberg is greatly appreciated in his native country, and is sometimes considered to be the equal of August Strindberg, Sweden's national author.
Edith Irene Södergran (4 April 1892 – 24 June 1923) was a Swedish-speaking Finnish poet. She was one of the first modernists within Swedish-language literature and her influences came from French Symbolism, German expressionism and Russian futurism. At the age of 24 she released the first collection of poetry entitled Dikter ("Poems"). Södergran died at the age of 31, having contracted tuberculosis as a teenager, and did not live to experience the world wide appreciation of her poetry. Her poetry has influenced many lyrical poets and today Södergran is considered to have been one of the greatest modern Swedish poets. Södergran continues to influence Swedish poetry and musical lyrics, e.g. in the works of Mare Kandre, Gunnar Harding, Eva Runefelt and Eva Dahlgren.. Swedish-speaking Finnish poet
Iio Sogi, (or Ino Sogi ) generally known as Sogi ( , 1421-1502), was a Japanese poet. He came from a humble family from the province of Kii or Omi, and died in Hakone on September 1, 1502. Sogi was a Zen monk from the Shokokuji temple in Kyoto and he studied poetry, both waka and renga. In his 30's he became a professional renga poet.
Iio Sogi, (or Ino Sogi ) generally known as Sogi ( , 1421-1502), was a Japanese poet. He came from a humble family from the province of Kii or Omi, and died in Hakone on September 1, 1502. Sogi was a Zen monk from the Shokokuji temple in Kyoto and he studied poetry, both waka and renga. In his 30's he became a professional renga poet.
Nishiyama Soin ( , born Nishiyama Toyoichi () March 28, 1605, Higo Province, Japan, died May 5, 1682, Kyoto ) was a haikai-no-renga poet of the early Tokugawa period. He founded the Danrin school of haikai poetry, which aimed to move away from the serious 'bookishness' popular in Japanese poetry at the time and become more in touch with the common people, infusing a spirit of greater freedom into their poetry.
Nishiyama Soin (1605–1682), Japanese haikai poet
Yamazaki Sokan (1465–1553) was a renga and haikai poet from Omi Province, Japan. His real name was Shina Norishige, and he was also called Yasaburo; "Yamazaki Sokan" was a pen-name (haimyo ).
Varjesh Solanki is a noted Marathi poet based in Vasai, Mumbai .
Karen Solie (born 1966) is a Canadian poet .
Roberto Solis (born 1945) is an armored car robber, convicted murderer and poet. He has more than 30 aliases including Pancho Aguila, a pen name he used in prison while writing poetry.
John Solomon is a Canadian poet. His best-selling book, Steamy Erotic Poetry, was published in 2002 by Red Ribbon Press. A 8th edition of Steamy Erotic Poetry was published in 2010 that includes 135 erotic poems. In 2010 a second collection of 70 poems was published, titled Erotic Love Poems. John Solomon writes erotic poetry that is tasteful, playful, and sensual.
Laura Solomon (born 1974) is a New Zealand novelist, playwright and poet. Best known as a novelist, her poetry and short stories have also been widely published and short listed for awards and prizes.
Dionysios Solomos (Greek : s Sµ ; 8 April 1798 – 9 February 1857) was a Greek poet from Zakynthos. He is best known for writing the Hymn to Liberty (Greek : µ e t eea, Ýmnos eis tin Eleutherían ), of which the first two stanzas, set to music by Nikolaos Mantzaros, became the Greek national anthem in 1865. He was the central figure of the Heptanese School of poetry, and is considered the national poet of Greece—not only because he wrote the national anthem, but also because he contributed to the preservation of earlier poetic tradition and highlighted its usefulness to modern literature. Other notable poems include t (he Cretan ), ee µ (The Free Besieged ) and others. A characteristic of his work is that no poem except the Hymn to Liberty was completed, and almost nothing was published during his lifetime.
David Solway (born 8 December 1941) is a Canadian poet, educational theorist, travel writer and literary critic of Jewish descent.. Canadian poet educational theorist travel writer and literary critic
Ronny Someck (born 1951) is an Israeli poet and author, whose works have been translated into many languages.
William Somervile or Somerville (2 September 1675 – 19 July 1742) was an English poet.. English poet
Sion Sono ( , Sono Shion , born December 20, 1961) is a Japanese filmmaker and poet.
Shiba Sonome (1664–1726, ) was a Japanese zen poet. She was an acquaintance and friend of Matsuo Basho, and their correspondence is a treasure of zen and haiku history.
Ko Chang-soo (born December 5, 1934 in Hungnam ) is a Korean poet and diplomat.
Ko Chang-soo (born December 5, 1934 in Hungnam ) is a Korean poet and diplomat.
Adal Soomro was born on 15 August 1955 in the home of Mohammad Saleh Soomro. He is famous poet of Sindhi language. His birth name is Abdul Karim Soomro but in the world of poetry, he is famous with the name of Adal Soomro .He works in the Sindhi literature department of Shah Abdul Latif University Khairpur, Sindh.
Sophocles (/ ' s f k l i z / ; Greek : Sf, Sophokles, Ancient Greek: [sopokl^s] ; c. 497/6 BC – winter 406/5 BC) is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. According to the Suda, a 10th-century encyclopedia, Sophocles wrote 123 plays during the course of his life, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, The Women of Trachis, Oedipus the King, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus. For almost 50 years, Sophocles was the most- fêted playwright in the dramatic competitions of the city-state of Athens that took place during the religious festivals of the Lenaea and the Dionysia. He competed in around 30 competitions, won perhaps 24, and was never judged lower than second place. Aeschylus won 14 competitions, and was sometimes defeated by Sophocles, while Euripides won only 4 competitions.
Marin Sorescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ma'rin so'resku] ; February 29, 1936 - December 8, 1996) was a Romanian poet, playwright, and novelist.
. British war poet of World War I
Dominique Sorrente is a French poet. He was elected laureate by the Marseille Academy in 1983, and " Guy Levis Mano " laureate in 1984.
Roberto Sosa (18 April 1930 – 23 May 2011) was an author and poet born in Yoro, Honduras. He spent his early life working hard to help provide for his poor family. When he was almost thirty years old, he published his first book.
Natsume Soseki (1867–1916), Japanese novelist and poet of the Meiji period
An American author and poet.. Mexican-American author and poet
Carolyn Marie Souaid (born 1 August 1959) is a Canadian poet, educator, publisher and editor.
Philippe Soupault (2 August 1897, Chaville, Hauts-de-Seine – 12 March 1990, Paris ) was a French writer and poet, novelist, critic, and political activist. He was active in Dadaism and later founded the Surrealist movement with André Breton. Soupault initiated the periodical Littérature together with the writers Breton and Louis Aragon in Paris in 1919, which, for many, marks the beginnings of Surrealism. The first book of automatic writing, Les champs magnétiques (1920), was co-authored by Soupault and Breton. He directed Radio Tunis from 1937 to 1940, when he was arrested by the pro-Vichy regime. He fled successfully to Algiers .
João da Cruz e Sousa (Nossa Senhora do Desterro November 24, 1861 – Estação do Sítio March 19, 1898) was a symbolist poet from Santa Catarina, Brazil. A son of freed slaves, he was one of the great Afro-Brazilian writers. He published his first poem in 1877. He was one of the pioneers of Symbolism in Brazil.
Raymond Holmes Souster, OC (born January 15, 1921, died October 19, 2012) was a Canadian poet whose writing career spanned over 70 years. More than 50 volumes of his own poetry were published during his lifetime, and he edited or co-edited a dozen volumes of poetry by others. A resident of Toronto all of his life, he has been called that city's "most loved poet".
William Soutar (28 April 1898 – 15 October 1943) was a Scottish poet and diarist, who wrote in both English and Braid Scots, and is known best for his epigrams.
William Soutar was a Scottish poet and diarist, who wrote in both English and Braid Scots, and is known best for his epigrams
. English Romantic poet one of the "Lake Poets"; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1813–1843
Sir Robert Southwell (c. 1561 – 21 February 1595), also Saint Robert Southwell, was an English Jesuit priest and poet who worked as a missionary in post-Reformation England. He was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn, and became a Catholic martyr. He was born at Horsham St. Faith in Norfolk, England.. English Roman Catholic priest of the Jesuit Order; poet and clandestine missionary
Eunice de Souza (born 1940) is a contemporary Indian English language poet, literary critic and novelist. Among her notable books of poetry is Women in Dutch painting (1988).
Kim Sowol (1902–1934) is most famous for his contributions to early modern Korean poetry. Throughout his life he wrote his beautifully poignant poetry in a style reminiscent of traditional Korean folk songs. "Azaleas" is one of his most famous poems. Its melancholy themes of departure and loss reminds one of the folk song "Arirang." Because he used the music and tone of folk songs he became known as a “Folk Song Poet.”
Wole Soyinka was born on 13 July 1934 at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria. After preparatory university studies in 1954 at Government College in Ibadan, he continued at the University of Leeds, where, later, in 1973, he took his doctorate. During the six years spent in England, he was a dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London 1958-1959. In 1960, he was awarded a Rockefeller bursary and returned to Nigeria to study African drama. At the same time, he taught drama and literature at various universities in Ibadan, Lagos, and Ife, where, since 1975, he has been professor of comparative literature. In 1960, he founded the theatre group, "The 1960 Masks" and in 1964, the "Orisun Theatre Company", in which he has produced his own plays and taken part as actor.
Esta Alice Spalding is a Canadian author, screenwriter and poet who won the Pat Lowther Award in 2000 for Lost August .
Maria Luisa Spaziani (born 1924 in Turin ) is an Italian poet.
Heather Spears (born 1934) is a Canadian poet, novelist, and artist living in Denmark. Educated at the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver School of Art, Spears emigrated to Denmark in 1962 where she also studied at the University of Copenhagen .
Annie Bethel Spencer (better known as Anne Spencer ) (February 6, 1882, Henry County, Virginia – July 27, 1975, Lynchburg, Virginia ) was an American poet and active participant in the New Negro Movement and Harlem Renaissance period.
Sir Stephen Harold Spender CBE (28 February 1909 – 16 July 1995) was an English poet, novelist and essayist who concentrated on themes of social injustice and the class struggle in his work. He was appointed the seventeenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the United States Library of Congress in 1965.. English poet novelist and essayist; US Poet Laureate 1965–66
Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the English language.. English poet best known for The Faerie Queene
Jack Spicer (January 30, 1925 – August 17, 1965) was an American poet often identified with the San Francisco Renaissance. In 2009, My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer won the American Book Award for poetry.
Carellina Pieternella (Lina) Spies (born 6 March 1939 in Harrismith, in North-Eastern Free State South Africa ) is an Afrikaans poet and academic.
André Spire (28 July 1868 – 29 July 1966) was a French poet, writer, and Zionist activist.
Carl Friedrich Georg Spitteler (24 April 1845 – 29 December 1924) was a Swiss poet who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1919. His work includes both pessimistic and heroic poems.
Birk Sproxton (August 12, 1943 - March 14, 2007) was a Canadian poet and novelist who lived in Red Deer, Alberta .
Geoffrey Squires (born 1942, in Derry, Northern Ireland ) is an Irish poet who works in what might loosely be termed the modernist tradition.
Rafael Squirru (born March 23, 1925), is an Argentine poet, lecturer, art critic and essayist.
Srirangam Srinivasarao (Telugu : ) (30 April 1910 – 15 June 1983), popularly known as Sri Sri (Telugu : ), was a Telugu poet and lyricist. He was a member of PEN INDIA, Sahitya Academy, Vice President of the South Indian Film Writers Association, Madras and President of the revolutionary writers association of Andhra. He was also awarded the Soviet Land Nehru Award of India.
Aacharya Tirthapura Nanjundaiah Shrikantaiah (Kannada : ) (November 26, 1906 – September 7, 1966), also known as ThiNamShree, was a Kannada literary poet, linguist, and teacher .
Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet and playwright. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her feminist activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work. The poet Richard Wilbur asserted, "She wrote some of the best sonnets of the century."
Edward Stachura ['dvard sta'xura] (listen ) (18 August 1937—24 July 1979) was a Polish poet and writer. He rose to prominence in the 1960s, receiving prizes for both poetry and prose. His literary output includes four volumes of poetry, three collections of short stories, two novels, a book of essays, and the final work, Fabula rasa, which is difficult to classify. In addition to writing, Stachura translated literature from Spanish and French, most notably works of Jorge Luis Borges, Gaston Miron and Michel Deguy. He also wrote songs, and occasionally performed them. He committed suicide at the age of forty-one.
Leopold Staff (14 November 1878 in Lemberg – 31 May 1957 in Skarzysko-Kamienna) was a Polish poet and one of the greatest artists of European modernism honored two times by honorary degrees (honoris causa). He was also nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Representative of classicism and symbolism in the poetry of Young Poland, an author of many philosophical poems strong influenced by the idea of the Übermensch, the ideas of the Franciscan order, and paradoxes of Christianity.. Polish poet
. American poet and pacifist; US Poet Laureate 1970–1971
Alexis Stamatis is a well known Greek novelist, and poet born in Athens, Greece. He studied Architecture at the National Technical University of Athens and took postgraduate degrees in Architecture and Cinematography in London. He has published ten novels. His second novel, ar Flaubert (Kedros 2000), a critically acclaimed best seller in Greece, has been published in UK, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Serbia. Bar Flaubert has been adapted to a screenplay by the author and the director Vassilis Douvlis. Alexis Stamatis has also published six books of poetry. His second book, The Architecture of Interior Spaces, was awarded the Nikiforos Vrettakos Prize in 1994. wo collections of his poems have been translated in Great Britain. He has written the libretti for two musical pieces by the composer Theo Abazis, performed in Megaron Mousikis and the Chora theatre. In 2004, he participated at the world famous International Writing Program of the University of Iowa through a Greek Fulbright Artists & Art-Scholars Award. In 2007, the US publishing house Etruscan Press has won the 1st International Literary award by the US National Endowment for the Arts to publish his novel American Fugue. Alexis Stamatis presented his book in the US in 2008. His tour included around 15 Universities all over the country including Harvard, Yale, New York University, San Francisco State University and Brown. In 2009 he was writer in residence in Shanghai, invited by the Shanghai Writers Association. He has represented Greece in various Book Festivals and seminars all over the world. He has been working for many major Greek newspapers and magazines. e currently teaches creative writing at the Hellenic American Academic Foundation (Athens College- Psychico College) and the Herakleidon Art Museum
Harold Edwin Standish (24 September 1919 - 15 April 1972) was a Canadian poet and novelist, best known for his 1949 novel The Golden Time and his long poem The Lake of Souls (1957). A significant Canadian modernist along with the likes of Earle Birney, Douglas LePan, and Sheila Watson, Standish was known for his experiments with literary form and skeptical views of Canadian nationalism at a time, during the 1950s and 60s, when many Canadians sought to establish a distinctive literary tradition for Canada. Largely forgotten in recent years, his work remains significant for its vivid evocations of working class life in rural Southern Ontario.. Canadian poet and novelist
Nichita Stanescu (Romanian pronunciation: [ni'kita st'nesku] ; born Nichita Hristea Stanescu ) (March 31, 1933 in Ploiesti – December 13, 1983 in Bucharest ) was a Romanian poet and essayist. He is the most acclaimed contemporary Romanian language poet, loved by the public and generally held in esteem by literary critics. [ citation needed ]
Ann Stanford (born November 25, 1916 La Habra, California - July 12, 1987) was an American poet.. American poet
Frank Stanford (August 1, 1948 – June 3, 1978) was a prolific American poet. He is most known for his epic, The Battlefield Where The Moon Says I Love You — a labyrinthine, highly lexical book without stanzas and punctuation. In addition, Stanford published six shorter books of poetry throughout his 20s, and three posthumous collections of his writings (as well as a book of selected poems) have also been published.
Philip Stanhope Worsley (12 August 1835 – 8 May 1866) was an English poet.. English poet
George Stanley is an award-winning American - Canadian poet associated with the San Francisco Renaissance in his early years and later a resident of British Columbia .
George Edwin Starbuck (June 15, 1931 Columbus, Ohio - August 15, 1996 Tuscaloosa, Alabama) was an American poet of the neo-formalist school.. American neo-formalist poet
Carmine Starnino is a Canadian poet, essayist, educator, and editor .
Nicolette Stasko (born 1950) is a contemporary Australian poet, novelist and non-fiction writer of United States origin.
Lucienne Stassaert (born Antwerp, 10 January 1936) is a Belgian poet.
Publius Papinius Statius (c. 45, in Naples – c. 96 AD, in Naples) was a Roman poet of the 1st century AD (Silver Age of Latin literature ). Besides his poetry in Latin, which include an epic poem, the Thebaid, a collection of occasional poetry, the Silvae, and the unfinished epic, the Achilleid. He is also known for his appearance as a guide in the Purgatory section of Dante's epic poem The Divine Comedy .
Aleksandër Stavre Drenova, best known under his pen name Asdreni (11 April 1872 - 1947), was one of the most well-known Albanian poets. One of his most recognizable poems is the Albanian National Anthem, Hymni i Flamurit.. Albanian poet
English poet. Ray Stebbing, retired Further Education lecturer and inventor of the tetractys, has one volume of verse published, Travelling Man (Approach Poets). Poems 98, a pamphlet, was published early in 1999. Another collection, Diapason, is also to be published by Westwords Publications in 1999.
Joseph Stefan (Slovene: Jožef Stefan) (24 March 1835 – 7 January 1893) was a physicist, mathematician and poet of Slovene mother tongue and Austrian citizenship.. Carinthian Slovene physicist mathematician and poet who lived in Austria
Davíð Stefánsson (21 January 1895 – 1 March 1964) from Fagriskógur was a famous Icelandic poet and novelist, best known as a poet of humanity.
Albert Steffen (December 10, 1884, Wynau, Switzerland – July 13, 1963, Dornach, Switzerland) was a poet, painter, dramatist, essayist, and novelist. He joined the Theosophical Society in Germany in 1910, and the Anthroposophical Society in 1912 and became its president after the death of its founder, Rudolf Steiner, in 1925. Steffen was chief editor of the society's journal, Das Goetheanum, from 1921-1963.
John Steffler (born November 13, 1947) is a Canadian poet and novelist.
An American writer, poet, feminist and playwright.. American Modernist innovator in prose and poetry art collector
Steinn Steinarr (born Aðalsteinn Kristmundsson, 13 October 1908 – 25 May 1958) was an Icelandic poet.
Jacob Steinberg (1887 - 1947) was a major Ukrainian -born Israeli poet. He moved to the Land of Israel in 1915. He defied trends in two significant ways: his poetry was individualistic rather than nationalistic, and he wrote in the Ashkenazic dialect rather than the Sephardic dialect, which became the accepted norm of Israeli Hebrew. His two most famous poems are "Not an enclosed Garden" and "Confession".
Count Eric Stanislaus (or Stanislaus Eric) Stenbock (March 12, 1860- April 26, 1895) was a Baltic German poet and writer of macabre fantastic fiction.. Baltic German poet and writer of macabre fantastic fiction
Abraham Nahum Stencl (Polish: Avrom Nokhem Sztencl, Hebrew : ) (1897-1983) was a Yiddish poet.
Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek (July 17, 1990 – June 22, 2004), known as Mattie Stepanek, was an American poet, who had six books of poetry and one book of essays all reach The New York Times bestsellers list. He became a peace advocate and motivational speaker, and lobbied on Capitol Hill on behalf of peace, people with disabilities, and children with life-threatening conditions.. American poet and advocate
Stephan G. Stephansson (October 3, 1853 – August 10, 1927) was a Western Icelander, poet, and farmer. His original name was Stefán Guðmundur Guðmundsson .
Robert Stephen Hawker (3 December 1803 – 15 August 1875), was an Anglican clergyman, poet, antiquarian of Cornwall and reputed eccentric. He is best known as the writer of The Song of the Western Men, with its chorus line, And shall Trelawny die / Here's twenty thousand Cornish men / will know the reason why!, which he published anonymously in 1825. His name became known after Charles Dickens acknowledged his authorship of "The Song of the Western Men" in the serial magazine Household Words.. Anglican priest poet antiquarian of Cornwall
James Brunton Stephens (17 June 1835 – 29 June 1902) was a Scottish -born Australian poet, author of Convict Once.
Ian Stephens (died March 22, 1996) was a Canadian poet, journalist and musician from Montreal, best known as one of the major Canadian voices in the spoken word movement of the 1990s. Most of his work focused on his experiences living with AIDS .
James Stephens may refer to:
Fenny Sterenborg: Dutch poet. Fenny Sterenborg poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Fenny Sterenborg biography.
Vassilis Steriadis (Greek : as Sted ) (b. Volos, 1947 - d. Athens, 2003) was a Greek poet and critic. He read Law at the University of Athens and Italian at the Universita per Stranieri in Perugia, Italy. He worked as a lawyer until 2002.
Anatol Stern (24 October 1899 in Warsaw – 19 October 1968 in Warsaw) was a Polish poet, writer and art critic. Born October 24, 1899 to an assimilated family of Jewish ancestry, Stern studied at the Polish Studies Faculty of the University of Wilno but did not graduate. Prominent among Polish futurist poets, between 1921 and 1923 he co-authored (together with Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz ) the "Nowa Sztuka" (New Art ) monthly. He also collaborated with other notable art magazines of the time, including the Skamander, Tadeusz Peiper 's Zwrotnica and Wiadomosci literackie .
Yankev Shternberg (in English language texts occasionally referred to as Jacob Sternberg ; Yiddish : ; Russian : ) (1890, Lipcani, Bessarabia – 1973, Moscow, USSR ) was a Yiddish theater director, teacher of theater, playwright, avant-garde poet and short-story writer, best known for his theater work in Romania between the two world wars.
Ricardo da Silveira Lobo Sternberg (born 1948) is a Canadian poet .
C. J. Stevens (born 1927), American writer of poetry, short stories, non-fiction, and biography
A major American Modernist poet.. American Modernist poet
Richard Stevenson is a Canadian poet, born in Victoria, British Columbia in 1952, he now lives in Lethbridge, Alberta .
A Scottish novelist, poet, and travel writer, and a representative of Neo-romanticism in England.. Scottish novelist poet essayist and travel writer
Amanda Stewart (born 1959) is a contemporary Australian poet and sound/performance artist.
Douglas Stewart may refer to:
Harold Frederick Stewart (14 December 1916 – 7 August 1995) was an Australian poet and oriental scholar. He is chiefly remembered as the enigmatic other half of Ern Malley .
W. Gregory Stewart (born in Toronto ) is a poet most associated with speculative fiction. He has won the Rhysling Award four times.
Joseph Trumbull Stickney (June 20, 1874 – October 11, 1904) was an American classical scholar and poet. His style has been characterised as fin de siècle and he is known for his sonnets in particular.. American classical scholar and poet
Georg Stiernhielm (August 7, 1598 – April 22, 1672) was a Swedish civil servant, linguist and poet.
Adalbert Stifter (23 October 1805 – 28 January 1868) was an Austrian writer, poet, painter, and pedagogue. He was especially notable for the vivid natural landscapes depicted in his writing, and has long been popular in the German-speaking world, while almost entirely unknown to English readers.
Looking for James Still, Playwright. American poet novelist and folklorist
Dejan Stojanovic (born 1959), Serbian -American poet, writer, essayist, philosopher, businessman, and former journalist
Donna J. Stone (February 23, 1933 - December 12, 1994) was an American poet and philanthropist. Several of her poems were published individually, both before and after her death, as well as a book of poetry entitled Wielder of Words: A Collection of Poems. Wielder of Words, edited by Ms. Stone's younger son, received a number of honors, and was named the American Poetry Society's 1991 Book of the Year.
Ruth Stone is an American poet, author, and teacher.. American poet author and teacher
Grace Stone Coates (1881–1976) wrote short stories, novels, poetry, and news articles. She spent most of her time writing out of her home in Martinsdale, Montana. Coates published her first poem, "The Intruder," in 1921 and her first novel, Black Cherries, in 1931. She co-edited and wrote for Frontier, a literary magazine edited by Harold G. Merriam, a creative writing professor at the University of Montana.. Montana writer
Billy Marshall Stoneking (born 31 August 1947) is an Australian - American poet, playwright, filmmaker, and teacher. His son C.W. Stoneking is a musician.
Dr. Kabir Stori (Pashto : also spelled as Storai, Storay, Storae) is considered as one of the Pashto language prominent patriotic poet from Afghanistan. He was also a talented writer who wrote books on psychology in Pashto language.
Hans Theodor Woldsen Storm (14 September 1817 – 4 July 1888) was a German writer.. German writer poet
. Latin American Modernist poet
. Canadian-born American poet essayist and translator; US Poet Laureate 1990–1991
Botho Strauß (born 1944), German playwright, poet, novelist and essayist
Jennifer Strauss AM (born 1933) is a contemporary Australian poet and academic .
Sean Street (born 2 June 1946, Waterlooville, Hampshire ) is a writer, poet, broadcaster. and Britain's first Professor of Radio. He retired from full-time academic life in 2011 and was awarded an Emeritus Professorship by Bournemouth University. He continues to write and broadcast. He is also a Life Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
William Strode (1598–1645) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons variously between 1624 and 1645. He was one of the Five Members whose impeachment and attempted unconstitutional arrest by King Charles I in the House of Commons in 1642 sparked the Civil War, during which he fought on the Parliamentarian side.
Joseph Stroud, (born 1943, Glendale, California) is an American poet.. American poet
Michael Strunge Jensen (1958 – 1986) was a Danish poet.
Betsy Struthers (born 1951) is a Canadian poet and novelist who lives in Peterborough, Ontario. She was co-editor (with Sarah Klassen ) and contributor to Poets in the Classroom, an anthology of essays about teaching poetry workshops written by members of the League of Canadian Poets. She was president of the League from 1995 to 1997 and has served as chair of its Education Committee and Feminist Caucus. She works as a freelance editor of academic non-fiction texts. Her book Still won the 2004 Pat Lowther Award for the best book of poetry by a Canadian woman.
Jesse Hilton Stuart (August 8, 1907 – February 17, 1984) was an American writer who is known for writing short stories, poetry, and novels about Southern Appalachia. Born and raised in Greenup County, Kentucky, Stuart relied heavily on the rural locale of Northeastern Kentucky for his writings. Stuart was named the Poet Laureate of Kentucky in 1954. He died at Jo-Lin nursing home in Ironton, Ohio, which is near his boyhood home.. American writer who is known for writing short stories poetry and novels about Southern Appalachia
Ambrosius Christoffersen Stub (May 1705 – July 15, 1758) was a Danish poet .
Ludovít Štúr (Slovak pronunciation: ['udovit 'tur] (listen ) ; Hungarian : Stur Lajos ; 28 October 1815, Uhrovec (Zayugróc), nearby Bánovce nad Bebravou (Bán) – 12 January 1856, Modra (Modor)), known in his era as Ludevít Velislav Štúr, was the leader of the Slovak national revival in the 19th century, the author of the Slovak language standard eventually leading to the contemporary Slovak literary language. Štúr was an organizer of the Slovak volunteer campaigns during the 1848 Revolution, he was also politician, poet, journalist, publisher, teacher, philosopher, linguist and member of the Hungarian Parliament.
Snorri Sturluson (1179 – 23 September 1241) was an Icelandic historian, poet, and politician. He was elected twice as a lawspeaker at the Icelandic parliament, the Althing. He was the author of the Prose Edda or Younger Edda, which consists of Gylfaginning ("the fooling of Gylfi"), a narrative of Norse mythology, the Skáldskaparmál, a book of poetic language, and the Háttatal, a list of verse forms. He was also the author of the Heimskringla, a history of the Norwegian kings that begins with legendary material in Ynglinga saga and moves through to early medieval Scandinavian history. For stylistic and methodological reasons, Snorri is often taken to be the author of Egil's saga .
Jacqueline Cecilia Sturm, also known as Jacqueline Baxter and Te Kare Papuni (17 May 1927 – 30 December 2009) was a poet and writer of short stories. She was born in Opunake, Taranaki, New Zealand, and was the first Maori woman to complete an undergraduate university degree, at Victoria University College, followed by an MA in Philosophy. Her stories were published in several New Zealand literature collections and student magazines in the 1950s and early 1960s, but not again until 1983 when a woman's publishing collective printed her stories as 'The House of the Talking Cat'.
Vasyl Semenovych Stus (Ukrainian : ´ ´ ; January 8, 1938 – September 4, 1985) was a Ukrainian poet and publicist, one of the most active members of Ukrainian dissident movement. For his political convictions, his works were banned by the Soviet regime and he spent 23 years (about a half of his life) in detention. On November 26, 2005 he was posthumously given the title Hero of Ukraine by order of the state.
Heo Su-gyeong is a Korean poet
Kim Su-yeong is a Korean poet.
Kim Su-yeong is a Korean poet.
Belinda Subraman: American poet. Belinda Subraman poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Belinda Subraman biography.
Arundhathi Subramaniam is a poet and writer and on spirituality and culture. She has worked over the years as poetry editor, curator, and journalist on literature, classical dance and theatre. She divides her time between Bombay and a yoga centre in Coimbatore.
. English poet and inventor of the card game cribbage
Sudan (Hindi : ) was the main court poet of Maharaja Suraj Mal, the Bharatpur ruler in Rajasthan. He was Mathur by caste, resident of Mathura and the most favourite poet of the Bharatpur Maharaja. He had accompanied the Maharaja Suraj Mal during all important wars and has written historical account in the book named 'Sujan Charitra'.
Abd Al-Rahman bin Abdallah al Shashi (Arabic : ) (b. 1829 - 1904), popularly known as Shaykh Sufi, was a 19th-century Somali scholar, poet, reformist and astrologist.
Djamil Soeherman (born April 24, 1924, in Sidoarjo, East Java, Indonesia ), is an Indonesian journalist and poet. His name is also written as Djamil Soeherman, Jamil Suherman, or DS (de-es). Djamil's poetry focuses on social and religious themes and was mostly influenced by his traditional Islamic boarding school (Pesantren ) background. In the later part of his life, he was a reporter and editor of the corporate magazine Gematel. He was known as an Indonesian poet and Indonesian writer .
Yao Sui (1238–1313), writer of Chinese Sanqu poetry and official, was the nephew of the noted official Yao Shu (1203–1280) and uncle of the dramatist and sanqu poet Yao Shouzhong. At three he was orphaned. He was raised by his uncle Yao Shu. He began his studies with the scholar Xu Heng. At age twenty four he began his study of the Tang period prose masters and shortly thereafter began his thirty year career as an official, eventually becoming a member of the Hanlin Academy and various other appointments. He began work on the Veritable Records of Kublai Khan. The family had roots in the Manchurian province of Liaoning and subsequently relocated to Luoyang in Henan province. His formal collected writings of fifty chapters has survived, as well as a small collection of his sanqu lyrics, and other writings.
Sukhbir, (Punjabi :, Hindi) (July 9, 1925 - February 22, 2012), alias Balbir Singh is a Punjabi novelist, short-story writer, poet and an essayist. He was born on 9 July 1925 to S. Mansha Singh and Smt. Shiv Kaur in Mumbai, India. He was suffering from multiple complications after severe cardiac arrest and died on February 22, 2012.
Andrew Suknaski (July 30, 1942 – May 3, 2012) was a Canadian poet and visual artist. He was born on a homestead near Wood Mountain, Saskatchewan and studied at a number of institutions, receiving a diploma of Fine Arts from the Kootenay School of Art in 1967. He was an editor for Anak Press and Deodar Shadow Press, and founded the underground magazine Elfin Plot in Vancouver in 1969. From 1977 to 1978, he was writer-in-residence at St. John's College, University of Manitoba. His early works were published in Al Purdy ’s anthology Storm Warning (1971). His first collection was Wood Mountain Poems (1976), edited by Purdy, followed by The Ghosts Call You Poor (1978) and In The Name of Narid (1981). Ghosts won him the Canadian Authors’ Association Poetry Award in 1979. Suknaski also worked as a researcher for the National Film Board of Canada, contributing to such films as Grain Elevator (1981), by Charles Konowal, and The Disinherited (1985), by Harvey Spak. In 1978, Spak made a documentary about Suknaski, Wood Mountain Poems. Suknaski’s Polish and Ukrainian heritage, his concern for First Nations people and for the history and culture of the Canadian Prairies are strongly reflected in his work. He stopped writing in the 1980s and died in Moose Jaw on May 3, 2012.
Aloysius Michael Sullivan (August 9, 1896, Harrison, New Jersey – June 10, 1980, Montclair, New Jersey ) was a United States poet, magazine editor, radio announcer and author of books on business ethics and philosophy. He is best known for his collection of poems, ‘’Songs of the Musconetcong’’, published in 1968.
Edward Alan Sullivan (November 29, 1868 — August 6, 1947) was a Canadian poet and author of short stories.
Rosemary Sullivan (born 1947) is a Canadian poet, biographer, and anthologist.
Majrooh Sultanpuri (1 October 1913 - 24 May 2000) was an Urdu poet, lyricist and songwriter. He was one of the dominating musical forces in Indian Cinema in the 1950s and early 1960s and was an important figure in the Progressive Writers' Movement. and is considered one of the finest avant-garde Urdu poets of 20th century literature
Paul Summers (born 1967) is an English poet who was born in Blyth, Northumberland and currently residing in Emu Park. Summers was a founding co-editor of the following magazines: Billy Liar and Liar Republic .
Paul G. Summers (born March 28, 1950) served as attorney general of the state of Tennessee, United States, from 1999 through September 2006. He previously served as a Judge of the Court of Criminal Appeals (1990–1999) and as a District Attorney.. English poet
Tribhuvandas Purshotamdas Luhar (Devnagri:,Gujarati:) Sundaram (22 March 1908 – 13 January 1991) was an Indian, Gujarati poet.
Jules Supervielle (16 January 1884 – 17 May 1960) was a French poet and writer born in Uruguay .
Moez Surani (born April 10, 1979) is a Canadian poet. He is the author of the poetry collections Reticent Bodies and Floating Life. He currently lives in Toronto where he is the poetry editor for the Toronto Review of Books .
C. P. Surendran (born 1956) is a poet, novelist and journalist from India .
Cemal Süreyya (born 1931 in Tunceli; died 1990 in Istanbul) was a poet and writer.. Turkish poet and writer
Patrick Süskind (born 26 March 1949) is a German writer and screenwriter.
John Sutherland (21 February 1919 – 1 September 1956) was a Canadian poet, literary critic, and magazine editor based in Montreal, Quebec. Although he published numerous poems of his own, he was perhaps better known as the founder and editor of two important Canadian literary magazines, First Statement and Northern Review.
Joyce Sutphen (born August 10, 1949) is an American poet, currently serving as Minnesota 's Poet Laureate. She is the state's second laureate, appointed by Governor Mark Dayton in August, 2011. Sutphen also serves as a professor of English at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, Minnesota.
Abraham Sutzkever (Yiddish : — Avrom Sutskever ; Hebrew : ; July 15, 1913 – January 20, 2010) was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever was "the greatest poet of the Holocaust ."
Jesper Svenbro (born 10 March 1944, in Landskrona, Scania ) is a Swedish poet, classical philologist, and member of the Swedish Academy .
Robert Sward (born 1933) is an American and Canadian poet and novelist. Jack Foley, in his Introduction to Sward's Collected Poems, 1957-2004 (Black Moss Press, 2004) calls him, "in truth, a citizen, at heart, of both countries. At once a Canadian and American poet, one with a foot in both worlds, Sward also inhabits an enormous in-between." Or, as Rainer Maria Rilke puts it, "Every artist is born in an alien country; he has a homeland nowhere but within his own borders.". American and Canadian poet and novelist
George Swede (Latvian : Juris Švede ), (born as Juris Purinš, November 20, 1940 in Riga, Latvia ) is a Canadian psychologist, poet and children's writer who lives in Toronto, Ontario. He is a major figure in English-language haiku, known for his wry, poignant observations.
Cole Swensen (b. 1955—, in Kentfield near San Francisco) is an American poet, translator, editor, copywriter, and professor. Swensen was awarded a 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship and is the author of more than ten poetry collections and as many translations of works from the French. She received her B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University and a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz before going on to become the now-Previous Director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Denver. She now teaches at the Iowa Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa.. American poet translator editor copywriter and professor; Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry 2006
Karen Swenson (born July 29, 1936 New York City) is an American poet.. American poet
. American poet and playwright
Marcin Swietlicki (born 24 December 1961) is a Polish poet, writer, and musician. He lives and works in Kraków, Poland.
An Irish priest, satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, and poet.. Anglo-Irish satirist essayist political pamphleteer poet and cleric
Todd Swift (born April 8, 1966) is a British-Canadian poet, university teacher, editor, critic, and publisher based in the United Kingdom .
. English poet playwright novelist and critic
Anna Swirszczynska (also known as Anna Swir) (1909–1984) was a Polish poet whose works deal with themes including her experiences during World War II, motherhood, the female body, and sensuality.
Anna Swirszczynska (also known as Anna Swir) (1909–1984) was a Polish poet whose works deal with themes including her experiences during World War II, motherhood, the female body, and sensuality.
Hywel Swrdwal (fl. 1430-1475) was a Welsh language poet from Machynlleth, Powys .
Afzal Ahmed Syed ( ) is a contemporary Urdu poet and translator, known for his mastery of both classical and modern Urdu poetic expression.
Syed Al-e-Ahmad (Urdu : ) was a well known Pakistani urdu poet, primarily of the Ghazal form, but also of Nazm. He used unique diction for his remarkable expressions regarding life and society.
Roberta "Bobbi" Sykes (16 August 1943 Townsville, Queensland, Australia – 14 November 2010 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) was an Australian poet and author. She was a lifelong campaigner for indigenous land rights, as well as human rights and women's rights.
Roberta "Bobbi" Sykes (16 August 1943 Townsville, Queensland, Australia – 14 November 2010 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia) was an Australian poet and author. She was a lifelong campaigner for indigenous land rights, as well as human rights and women's rights.
Joshua Sylvester (1563 – 28 September 1618) was an English poet.. English poet
Arthur William Symons (28 February 1865 – 22 January 1945), was a British poet, critic and magazine editor .
Edmund John Millington Synge (/ s / ; 16 April 1871 – 24 March 1909) was an Irish playwright, poet, prose writer, travel writer and collector of folklore. He was a key figure in the Irish Literary Revival and was one of the co-founders of the Abbey Theatre. He is best known for his play The Playboy of the Western World, which caused riots in Dublin during its opening run at the Abbey Theatre.
Wladyslaw Syrokomla was the pseudonym of Ludwik Wladyslaw Franciszek Kondratowicz (1823–1862), a Polish - Lithuanian (Polish-Lithuanian ) romantic poet, writer and translator.
Lorinc Szabó (1900–1957), Hungarian poet and literary translator
Mikolaj Sep Szarzynski (c. 1550 - c. 1581) was an influential Polish poet of the late Renaissance who wrote in both Polish and Latin. He was a pioneer of the Baroque and the greatest representative of the metaphysical movement of the era in Poland. His love poems are often classed as mannerist. Jan Blonski has called Sep Szarzynski a "mystical poet full of abstraction ", and Wiktor Weintraub has called him "the most outstanding poet of the times of Jan Kochanowski ". The poet's status in the history of Polish literature is controversial.
Janusz Szpotanski, (pen names Wladyslaw Gnomacki, Aleksander Oniegow) (born January 12, 1929, Warsaw, died October 13, 2001, Warsaw) was a Polish poet, satirist, critic, translator, literary theorist and chess player (a three times chess champion of Warsaw, he also held a nationwide title of Master ).
Anne Szumigalski, SOM (3 January 1922 – 22 April 1999) was a Canadian poet .
Wislawa Szymborska (1923–2012), Polish Polish poet, essayist, and translator; Nobel Prize in Literature in 1996