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Famous Albanian Poets - Famous Poets from Albania

This famous Albanian poets section is an educational source of information and inspiration featuring reknown Albanian poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from Albania.

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Frashëri, Naim

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Naim Frashëri (25 May 1846 – 20 October 1900) was an Albanian poet and writer. He was one of the most prominent figures of the Albanian National Awakening (Albanian: Rilindja Kombëtare) of the 19th century. He is widely regarded as the national poet of Albania.. Albanian poet and writer; regarded as the national poet of Albania
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Agolli, Dritëro

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Dritëro Agolli (born 1931) is an Albanian poet, writer, politician, and former president of the defunct Albanian League of Writers and Artists. He studied in Leningrad in the Soviet Union and wrote primarily poetry, but also short stories, essays, plays, and novels. He was head of the Albanian League of Writers and Artists from the purge of Fadil Paçrami and Todi Lubonja at the Fourth Plenary Session of the Albanian Party of Labour from 1973 until 1992.. Albanian poet
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Brovina, Flora

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Flora Brovina (born September 30, 1949) is a Kosovar Albanian poet, pediatrician and women’s rights activist. She was born in the town of Srbica in the Drenica Valley of Kosovo, and was raised in Pristina, where she went to school and began studying medicine. After finishing her university studies in Zagreb, where she specialized in pediatrics, she returned to Kosovo and worked for a time as a journalist for the Albanian-language daily newspaper Rilindja. Soon thereafter, she returned to the health care profession and worked for many years in the Pediatrics Ward of the Pristina General Hospital.. Kosovar Albanian poet pediatrician and women’s rights activist
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Konica, Faik

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Faik Konica (March 15, 1875 – December 15, 1942), born in Konitsa, was one of the greatest figures of Albanian culture in the early decades of the twentieth century. Prewar Albanian minister to Washington, his literary review, Albania, became the focal publication of Albanian writers living abroad. Faik Konica wrote little in the way of literature, but as a stylist, critic, publicist and political figure he had a tremendous impact on Albanian writing and on Albanian culture at the time.. Albanian poet
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Kurti, Irma

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Irma Kurti, a poet and writer was born on March 20, 1966 in Tirana, Albania. She graduated from the University of Tirana, English Department in 1988.She has worked as a teacher of English and later on as a journalist in some newspapers, like “ Mësuesi ”, “ Dita informacion ” etc. In September 1997 she attended a one year course for the learning of Greek language and culture in the University of Athens, Greece.
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Mjeda, Ndre

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Ndre Mjeda (born November 20, 1866, Shkodër, Albania - August 1, 1937, Shkodër, Albania) was an Albanian Gheg poet. He was influenced by the Jesuit writer Anton Xanoni and the Franciscan poet Leonardo De Martino.. Albanian Gheg poet
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Lleshanaku, Luljeta

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Luljeta Lleshanaku (b. 1968, Elbasan, Albania ) is an Albanian poet who is the recipient of the 2009 Vilenice Kristal prize for world poetry (past recipients have included Milan Kundera, Adam Zagajewski, Peter Handke, and Zbigniew Herbert .) She was educated in literature at the University of Tirana and was editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Zëri i rinisë (The Voice of Youth ). She then worked for the literary newspaper Drita. In 1996, she received the best book of the year award from the Eurorilindja Publishing House. In 1999, she took part in the International Writers Program at the University of Iowa. She is the author of four poetry collections, one volume of which has been translated into English: Fresco, available from New Directions. The writer, critic and editor Peter Constantine, in his introduction to Fresco, sums up her style in this way:
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Gjergj Nikolla, Millosh

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Millosh Gjergj Nikolla (13 October 1911 - 26 August 1938) was an Albanian poet and writer. He is better known under his pen name Migjeni.. (1911–1938)
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Stavre Drenova, Aleksander

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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