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Famous American Poets - Famous Poets from United States

This famous American poets and poems section is an educational list of poets and a source of biographical information and poetry of renown American poets. Here you will find famous poets of our time and times past from United States.

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Dickinson, Emily - December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886
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Angelou, Maya - April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014
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Frost, Robert - March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963
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Hughes, Langston - February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967
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Whitman, Walt - May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892
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Silverstein, Shel - September 25, 1930 – May 10, 1999
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Shakur, Tupac - June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996
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Plath, Sylvia - October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963
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Cummings, Edward Estlin (E E) - October 14, 1894 – September 3, 1962
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Bukowski, Charles - August 16, 1920 – March 9, 1994
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Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth - February 27, 1807 – March 24, 1882
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Collins, Billy - March 22, 1941 – Present
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Nash, Ogden - August 19, 1902 – May 19, 1971
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Ali, Muhammad - January 17, 1942 – Present
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Walker, Alice - February 9, 1944 – Present
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Cisneros, Sandra - December 20, 1954 – Present
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Emerson, Ralph Waldo - May 25, 1803 – April 27, 1882
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Poe, Edgar Allan - January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849
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Giovanni, Nikki - June 7, 1943 – Present
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Carver, Raymond - May 25, 1938 – August 2, 1988
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Sandburg, Carl - January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967
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Twain, Mark - November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910
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Thoreau, Henry David - July 12, 1817 – May 6, 1862
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Sexton, Anne - November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974
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Teasdale, Sara - August 8, 1884 – January 29, 1933
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Berry, Wendell - August 5, 1934 – Present
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Parker, Dorothy - August 22, 1893 – June 7, 1967
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Brooks, Gwendolyn - June 7, 1917 – December 3, 2000
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Soto, Gary - April 12, 1952 – Present
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Prelutsky, Jack - September 8, 1940 – Present
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Ginsberg, Allen - June 3, 1926 – April 5, 1997
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Rich, Adrienne - May 16, 1929 – March 27, 2012
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Ferlinghetti, Lawrence - March 24, 1919 – Present
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Stevens, Wallace - October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955
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Olds, Sharon - November 19, 1942 – Present
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Eliot, T S (Thomas Stearns) - September 26, 1888 – January 4, 1965
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Dove, Rita - August 28, 1952 – Present
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Auden, Wystan Hugh (W H) - February 21, 1907 – September 29, 1973
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Dunn, Stephen - June 24, 1939 – Present
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Kerouac, Jack - March 12, 1922 – October 21, 1969
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Wheatley, Phillis - 1753 – December 5, 1784
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Alcott, Louisa May - November 29, 1832 – March 6, 1888
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Du Bois, W. E. B. - February 23, 1868  – August 27, 1963
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Laurence Dunbar, Paul - June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906
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Snyder, Gary - May 8, 1930 – Present
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Martí, José - January 28, 1853 – May 19, 1895
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Bishop, Elizabeth - February 8, 1911 – October 6, 1979
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Lorde, Audre - February 18, 1934 – November 17, 1992
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Fisher, Antwone - August 3, 1959 – Present
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Agustini, Delmira - October 24, 1886 – July 6, 1914
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Whittier, John Greenleaf - December 17, 1807 – September 7, 1892
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Sanchez, Sonia - September 9, 1934 – Present
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Scott-Heron, Gil - April 1, 1949 – May 27, 2011
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Piercy, Marge - March 31, 1936 – Present
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Stafford, William - January 17, 1914 – August 28, 1993
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Crane, Stephen - November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900
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Riley, James Whitcomb - October 7, 1849 – July 22, 1916
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St Vincent Millay, Edna - February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950
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Viorst, Judith - February 2, 1931 – Present
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Gluck, Louise - April 22, 1943 –
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Kunitz, Stanley - July 29, 1905 – May 14, 2006
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Hall, Donald - September 20, 1928 – Present
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Lowell, Amy - February 9, 1874 – May 12, 1925
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McKuen, Rod - April 29, 1933 – Present
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Wilbur, Richard - March 1, 1921 – October 14, 2017
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Ashbery, John - July 28, 1927 – Present
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Baraka, Imamu Amiri - October 7, 1934 – Present
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Emanuel, James A - 1921 to present
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Frye, Mary Elizabeth - November 13, 1905 - September 15, 2004
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Brautigan, Richard - January 30, 1935 – ca. September 14, 1984
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Clifton, Lucille - June 27, 1936 – Present
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Dillard, Annie - April 30, 1945 – Present
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Ammons, A R - February 18, 1926 – February 25, 2001
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Pound, Ezra - October 30, 1885 – November 1, 1972
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Anne Williams, Sherley - August 25, 1944 – July 6, 1999
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Robinson, Edwin Arlington - December 22, 1869 – April 6, 1935
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Cullen, Countee - May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946
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Lazarus, Emma - July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887
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Walker, Margaret - 1915 – 1998
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Smith, Patti - December 30, 1946 – Present
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Knight, Etheridge - April 19, 1931 – March 10, 1991
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Merwin, W S - September 30, 1927 – Present
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Dyke, Henry Van - 10 November 1852 – 10 April 1933, aged 80
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Cather, Willa - December 7, 1873 – April 24, 1947
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Berman, David - January 4, 1967 – Present
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Russell, Nipsey - 1918 – 2005
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Eady, Cornelius - January 7, 1954 – Present
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Aiken, Conrad - August 5, 1889 – August 17, 1973
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Johnson, James Weldon - June 17, 1871 – June 26, 1938
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Kinnell, Galway - February 1, 1927 – Present
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Zaran, Lisa - September 26, 1969 – Present
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Bly, Robert - born December 23, 1926
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Berryman, John - October 25, 1914 – January 7, 1972
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Bryant, William Cullen - November 3, 1794 – June 12, 1878
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Bontemps, Arna - October 13, 1902 – June 4, 1973
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