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Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - d

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

Pere d'Abella was a 15th-century Catalan poet. He is the author of Pus aix-t plau ta bandera estendre (It pleases your flag to fly), in which he expresses the conventions of troubadour love.
Catherine d'Amboise (1475–1550) was a prose writer and poet of the French Renaissance. She wrote both verse and novels, including Book of the Prudent and Imprudent [ Livre des Prudents et Imprudents ] (1509) and Fainting Lady’s Complaint against Fortune [ La complainte de la dame pasemée contre Fortune ] (1525), as well as royal song [ chant royal ], which is the only extant poem of it genre.
Gabriele D'Annunzio or d'Annunzio was an Italian poet, journalist, novelist, dramatist, and daredevil. His role in politics is controversial due to his influence on the Italian Fascist movement and his status as the alleged forerunner of Benito Mussolini.. Italian poet journalist novelist dramatist and soldier during World War I
d'Aubigné, Théodore Agrippa
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Théodore-Agrippa d'Aubigné (February 8, 1552 – April 29, 1630) was a French poet, soldier, propagandist and chronicler. His epic poem Les Tragiques (1616) is widely regarded as his masterpiece.
Omar D'León (born Omar D'León Lacayo y Estrada in 1929 in Managua, Nicaragua ) is a well-known Nicaraguan painter and poet .
d'Orléans, Charles, duc
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Charles of Orléans (24 November 1394, Paris – 5 January 1465, Amboise ) was Duke of Orléans from 1407, following the murder of his father, Louis I, Duke of Orléans, on the orders of John the Fearless, Duke of Burgundy. He was also Duke of Valois, Count of Beaumont-sur-Oise and of Blois, Lord of Coucy, and the inheritor of Asti in Italy via his mother Valentina Visconti, daughter of Gian Galeazzo Visconti, Duke of Milan. He is now remembered as an accomplished medieval poet owing to the more than five hundred extant poems he produced, written in both French and English, during his 25 years spent as a prisoner of war.
d'Orozco, Mathilda Valeria Beatrix
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Mathilda Valeria Beatrix d'Orozco also by marriage known as Cenami, Montgomery-Cederhjelm and Gyllenhaal, (14 June 1796 – 19 October 1863) was a Swedish (originally Spanish-Italian) noble and salonist, composer, poet, writer, singer, amateur actress and harpsichordists. In Sweden, she is perhaps most known under the name Mathilda Montgomery-Cederhjelm.
Dutch poet and theologian, was born at Amsterdam on the 14th of January 1798.
Dabeer, Mirza Salaamat Ali
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Mirza Salaamat Ali Dabeer (1803–1875) (Urdu: ) was a leading Urdu poet who excelled and perfected the art of Marsiya writing. He is considered the leading exponent of Marsiya Nigari or marsiya writing along with Mir Anis .
Vasant Abaji Dahake (born March 30, 1942) is a Marathi poet, playwright, short story writer, artist, and critic from Amaravati district in the Maharashtra state of India. He is awarded Sahitya Akademi Award for his collection ` Chitralipi' for the year 2009.
Dahlgren, Karl Fredrik
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Swedish poet, was born at Stensbruk in Östergötland on the 20th of June 1791.
Dahlstierna, Gunno Eurelius
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Gunno Dahlstierna (September 7, 1661 – September 7, 1709), Swedish poet, whose original surname was Eurelius, was born in the parish of Ör (now part of Mellerud Municipality ) in Dalsland, where his father was vicar. He entered the University of Uppsala in 1677, and after gaining his degree entered the government office of land-surveying. He was sent in 1681 on professional business to Livonia, then under Swedish rule. A dissertation read at Leipzig in 1687 brought him the offer of a professorial chair in the university, which he refused. Returning to Sweden he executed commissions of land-surveying directed by King Charles XI, and in 1699 he became head of the whole department. In 1702 he was ennobled under the name of Dahlstierna. He wandered over the whole of the coast of the Baltic: Livonia, Rügen and Swedish Pomerania, preparing maps which still exist in the office of public land-surveying in Stockholm. His death, which took place in Pomerania on his forty-eighth birthday, is said to have been hastened by the disastrous news of the Battle of Poltava .
Swedish poet, whose original surname was Eurelius, was born on the 7th of September 1661 in the parish of Öhr in Dalsland, where his father was rector.
Dahn, Julius Sophus Felix
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German historian, jurist and poet, was born on the 9th of February 1834 in Hamburg, where his father, Friedrich Dahn (1811-1889), was a leading actor at the city theatre.
Horiguchi Daigaku ( , 8 January 1892 – 15 March 1981) was a poet and translator of French literature in Taisho and Showa period Japan. He is credited with introducing French surrealism to Japanese poetry, and to translating the works of over 66 French authors into Japanese .
Jean Daive (born 13 May 1941) is a Belgian poet and translator. He is the author of novels, collections of poetry and has translated work by Paul Celan and Robert Creeley among others.
Kalli Dakos (born June 16, 1950) is a Canadian children's poet and teacher. She was born in Ottawa, Ontario and graduated from Queen's University, earning BAH and BEd degrees.
Atanas Hristov Dalchev (also written Dalcev or Dalçev, Bulgarian) (June 12, 1904 - January 17, 1978) was a Bulgarian poet, critic and translator. He is an author of poetry that brightly touches some philosophical problems. He translated poetry and fiction from French, Spanish, English, German and Russian authors. Recipient of the Herder Prize in 1972 (for his "...all over literary work...") and order "Znak Pocheta" (or Order of the Badge of Honor ) in 1967 (for popularisation of Russian culture in Bulgaria).
Victor James William Patrick Daley (5 September 1858 – 29 December 1905) was an Australian poet.
Olof von Dalin (29 August 1708 – 12 August 1763) was a Swedish nobleman, poet, historian and courtier. He was an influential literary figure of the Swedish Enlightenment.
Kavishwar Dalpatram Dahyabhai or Dalpatram (Gujarati ) (1820 – 1898 ) was an Indian poet writing in the Gujarati language. He was the father of Nanalal Dalpatram Kavi. His literature was most modern at times and his first play Laxmi was inspired by Greek play Plutus, it was the first play in Gujarati.
Mary Dalton is a Canadian poet and educator. She is a Professor of English at Memorial University of Newfoundland in St. John's. She was born at Lake View, Conception Bay, Newfoundland in the 1950s.
Roque Dalton García (San Salvador, El Salvador, 14 May 1935 – Quezaltepeque, El Salvador, 10 May 1975) was a leftist Salvadoran poet and journalist. He is considered one of Latin America's most compelling poets. He wrote emotionally strong, sometimes sarcastic, and image-loaded works dealing with life, death, love, and politics.. Salvadoran poet
Pádraig J. Daly (born 1943) is a contemporary Irish poet .
Ustad Daman (real name Chiragh Deen ) (September 1911 - December 3, 1984) was a Punjabi poet and mystic. He was the most celebrated Punjabi poet at the time of the Partition of British India in 1947. A severe critic of military dictators who ruled over Pakistan for many decades, his most quoted lines censure the state of affairs in his country:
Léon-Gontran Damas (March 28, 1912-January 22, 1978) was a French poet and politician. He was one of the founders of the Négritude movement. He also used the pseudonym Lionel Georges André Cabassou.
Léon-Gontran Damas (March 28, 1912-January 22, 1978) was a French poet and politician. He was one of the founders of the Négritude movement. He also used the pseudonym Lionel Georges André Cabassou.
Arabian writer on canon law and natural history, belonged to one of the two towns called Damīra near Damietta and spent his life in Egypt.
Damodar Das Arora (Punjabi : , ) was a famous Punjabi poet, belonging to the Jhang District. He is famous for his poetic narration of the tale of Heer Ranjha, which is titled Heer Damodar. This was the first Punjabi language poem about this famous love-legend. He was a contemporary of Heer and Ranjha, and had watched the incident unfold, as he says at one point in his poem:
Joseph A. Dandurand is a Kwantlen Indian (Xalatsep) from Kwantlen First Nation in British Columbia. He is a poet, playwright, and archaeologist
Samuel Daniel (1562 – 14 October 1619) was an English poet and historian.
The visual poet David Daniels (October 11, 1933 – May 12, 2008) was born in Beth Israel Hospital, Newark, New Jersey and grew up in Maplewood, New Jersey. He made words out of pictures and pictures out of words for over 60 years. Visual Poetry: The Shape Poem: Shapes tell the words what to say and words tell the shapes what to form. Daniels lived in Berkeley, California and died at home among friends.. Visual poet
Jeffrey Daniels, African-American poet
Nichita Danilov (born April 7, 1952 in Climauti village, Suceava County ) is a Romanian poet. He served as the acting ambassador of Romania to Moldova in 1999.
Ehsan Danish (Urdu : — Esan Daniš, 1914—1982), born Ehsan-ul-Haq (Urdu : — Esanu l-aq ), was a prominent Urdu poet from the Indian subcontinent. At the beginning of his career his poetry was very romantic but later he wrote his poems more for the labourers and came to be called "Šair-e Mazdur" (Poet of the workmen) by his audience. His poetry inspired the common people’s feelings and he has been compared with Josh Malihabadi. He holds the unique position as one of the best poets of all times, with fine, romantic and revolutionary, but simple style of poetry.
Noor Mohammed Danish (Urdu : ; born 1958) is a Pakistani poet of African and Baloch descent. He is more commonly known as Noon Meem Danish or N. M. Danish .
Bei Dao (simplified Chinese : ; traditional Chinese : ; pinyin : Bei Dao ; literally "Northern Island", born August 2, 1949) is the pen name of Chinese poet Zhao Zhenkai (S:, T:, P: Zhào Zhènkai ). He was born in Beijing. He chose the pen name because he came from the north and because of his preference for solitude. Bei Dao is the most notable representative of the Misty Poets, a group of Chinese poets who reacted against the restrictions of the Cultural Revolution.
Jia Dao (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: Jia Dao; Wade-Giles: Chia Tao) (779–843), courtesy name Langxian, was a Chinese poet active during the Tang Dynasty. He was born near modern Beijing; after a period as a Buddhist monk, he went to Chang'an. He became one of Han Yu's disciples, but failed the jinshi exam several times. He wrote both discursive gushi and lyric jintishi. His works were criticised as "thin" by Su Shi, and some other commentators have considered them limited and artificial.. Chinese poet active during the Tang Dynasty
Guan Daosheng (Chinese: ; 1262–1319) was a Chinese poet and painter who was active during the Yuan Dynasty .
Abu Mansur Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Daqiqi Tusi (935/942-976/980 ), (Persian : ) sometimes referred to as Daqiqi (also Dakiki, Daghighi, Persian : ), was an early Persian poet who is said to have been born in Tus in Iran ; or in Balkh, located in modern-day Afghanistan ; as well as in Samarqand or Bukhara, both in today's Uzbekistan and Marv in today's Turkmenistan.
Félix Rubén García Sarmiento (Metapa, January 18, 1867 – Leon February 6, 1916), known as Rubén Darío, was a Nicaraguan poet who initiated Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo (modernism) that flourished at the end of the 19th century. Darío has had a great and lasting influence on 20th-century Spanish literature and journalism. He has been praised as the "Prince of Castilian Letters" and undisputed father of the modernismo literary movement. Darío is revered as Nicaragua's greatest diplomat and a leading voice of Central and South America.. Nicaraguan poet who initiated the Spanish-American literary movement known as modernismo
George Darley (1795–1846) was an Irish poet, novelist, and critic.
Tina Darragh (born 1950) is an American poet who was one of the original members of the Language group of poets.
Keki N. Daruwalla (born 1937) is a major Indian poet and short story writer in English language. He has written over 12 books and published his first novel "For Pepper and Christ" in 2009. He is also a former IPS officer, who retired as Additional Director in the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW).
Erasmus Darwin (12 December 1731 – 18 April 1802) was an English physician who turned down George III's invitation to be a physician to the King. One of the key thinkers of the Midlands Enlightenment, he was also a natural philosopher, physiologist, abolitionist, inventor and poet.
Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. In his work, Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile.. Palestinian poet and author; known as Palestinian national poet
Gopabandhu Dash, known as Utkalamani (Gem of Odisha ), was a social worker, reformer, political activist, journalist, poet and essayist. Gopabandhu Das is one of the founders of the modern Orissa state, is also remembered for his patriotic lyrical poems and lucid, thought provoking prose writings.
Jibanananda Das (Bengali: Jibonanondo Dash) (17 February 1899 - 22 October 1954) is probably the most popular Bengali poet. He is considered one of the precursors who introduced modernist poetry to Bengali Literature, at a period when it was influenced by Rabindranath Tagore's Romantic poetry.. Bengali poet and author
Jibanananda Das (Bengali : , / d b n n n d d / ) (17 February 1899 – 22 October 1954) was a Bengali poet, writer, novelist and essayist. Dimly recognised during his lifetime, today Das is acknowledged as “the premier poet of the post- Tagore era in India " and Bangladesh. One of his translators, Clinton B. Seely, is among those who consider Jibananda Das as " Bengal 's greatest modern poet" and its "best loved poet" too. Author and literary critic Amit Chaudhuri concurs, describing Das's writing with admiration: "The poems are now part of the Bengali consciousness, on both sides of the border dividing India from what was Pakistan and is now Bangladesh; it's safe to claim that Das is the pre-eminent and best loved Bengali poet after Tagore." For the poets in the latter half of the twentieth century Das "has practically come to take place of Tagore". Das's oeuvre is eclectic and resists classification under any single heading or school.
Kamala Suraiyya (born Kamala Das ; 31 March 1934 – 31 May 2009), also known by her one-time pen name Madhavikutty, was a major Indian English poet and littérateur and at the same time a leading Malayalam author from Kerala, India. Her popularity in Kerala is based chiefly on her short stories and autobiography, while her oeuvre in English, written under the name Kamala Das, is noted for the fiery poems and explicit autobiography.
Kusumkumari Das (1875–1948) was a Bengali poet, writer and social activist. She is known as a poet and mother of Jibanananda Das, the pre-eminent poet of modern Bengali literature and also served as the secretary of Barishal Women Society.
writer and editor and a pioneer in contemporary Bhojpuri poetry
Das Goswami, Satsvarupa
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Satsvarupa das Goswami (IAST satsvarupa dasa gosvami, Devanagari: ) (born December 6, 1939) is a senior disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON), better known in the West as the Hare Krishna movement. Serving as a writer, poet, and artist, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami is the author of Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's authorized biography,Srila Prabhupada-lilamrta. After Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada's death, Satsvarupa dasa Goswami was one of eleven disciples selected to become an initiating guru in ISKCON. Satsvarupa dasa Goswami, (Sanskrit), is one of the first few westerners ordained by Prabhupada in September 1966. He has been since established as a prolific Vaishnava writer and poet. While traveling, lecturing on Krishna consciousness, and instructing disciples worldwide, he has published over 100 books including poems, memoirs, essays, novels, and studies based on the Vaishnava scriptures. In the recent years, he has created hundreds of paintings, drawings, and sculptures that attempt to capture and express his perspective on the culture of Krishna consciousness.. founded the International Society for Krishna Consciousness; American writer poet and artist
Kanaka Dasaru (1509–1609) was a poet, philosopher, musician and composer from modern Karnataka. He is known for his Kirtanes and Ugabhoga compositions in the Kannada language for Carnatic music. Like some other Dasas, he often used colloquial language for his compositions. He was a disciple of Vyasathirtha and a follower of Dwaita philosophy propounded by Madhvacharya .
Sarala Dasa or Sarala Das (Oriya) was a 15th-century poet and scholar of Oriya literature. Best known for three Oriya books — Mahabharata, Vilanka Ramayana and Chandi Purana — he was the first scholar to write in Oriya. As an originator of Oriya literature, his work has formed an enduring source of information for succeeding generations.
Khachik Dashtents (Armenian : ; Khachik Tonoyi Tonoyan, May 25, 1910, Dashtadem, Sasun, Western Armenia - March 9, 1974, Yerevan, Armenia) was an ethnic Armenian Soviet writer, poet and translator.
The “father” of modern Norwegian poetry during his generation.
Theodor Däubler (17 August 1876 – 14 June 1934) was a poet and cultural critic in the German language. He was born in Trieste, then part of Austro-Hungary and has been described as "Trieste's most important German-speaking writer".
Fujiwara no Shunzei no Musume ( , " Fujiwara no Shunzei 's daughter"; also occasionally called, or ), 1171 – 1252, was a Japanese poet ; she was probably the greatest female poet of her day, ranked with Princess Shikishi. Her father was the noted poet Fujiwara no Shunzei, and her even more famous brother, Fujiwara no Teika, thought enough of her talents to seek her out for advice and criticism after Shunzei died, although she did not hesitate to castigate him when he completed the Shinchokusen Wakashu, for Teika had turned against his former ideal poetic style of yoen (ethereal beauty) while Shunzei's Daughter had not- thus she found Teika's previous efforts to be markedly inferior, and even according to Donald Keene, "declared that if it had not been compiled by Teika she would have refused even to take it into her hands." (in a letter sent to Fujiwara no Tameie, Teika's son). She and others also criticized it for apparently deliberately excluding any of the objectively excellent poems produced by the three Retired Emperors exiled in the aftermath of the Jokyu War. Personal pique may also have played a role, since she saw 29 of her poems selected for the Shinkokinshu while only nine were chosen for the Shin Chokusenshu.
René Daumal (16 March 1908 - 21 May 1944) was a French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet. He was born in Boulzicourt, Ardennes, France.. French spiritual para-surrealist writer and poet
Jean Daurat (or Dorat) (Latin, Auratus) (3 April 1508 – 1 November 1588) was a French poet, scholar, and a member of a group known as The Pléiade.. French poet scholar and a member of a group known as La Pléiade
Sir William Davenant (baptised 3 March 1606 – 7 April 1668), also spelled D'Avenant, was an English poet and playwright. Along with Thomas Killigrew, Davenant was one of the rare figures in English Renaissance theatre whose career spanned both the Caroline and Restoration eras and who was active both before and after the English Civil War and during the Interregnum.. English poet and playwright
Frankland Wilmot Davey (born April 19, 1940) is a Canadian poet and scholar .
Donald Grady Davidson (August 8, 1893, Campbellsville in Giles County, Tennessee - April 25, 1968, Nashville, Tennessee) was a U.S. poet, essayist, social and literary critic, and author. He is best known as a founding member of the Nashville, Tennessee circle of poets known as the Fugitives and of an overlapping group, the Southern Agrarians.. U.S. poet essayist social and literary critic and author
John Davidson was a Scottish poet, playwright and novelist, best known for his ballads. He also did translations from French and German. In 1909, financial difficulties, as well as both physical and mental health problems, led to his suicide.. Scottish poet playwright and novelist
Davidson, Lucretia Maria
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Lucretia Maria Davidson (September 27, 1808 – August 27, 1825) was an American poet of the early 19th century.
Michael Davidson (born December 18, 1944 in Oakland, California ) is an American poet .
Alan Davies (b. August 26, 1951), is a contemporary American poet, critic, and editor who has been writing and publishing since the 1970s. Today, he is most often associated with the Language poets.. American poet critic and editor
Sir John Davies (16 April 1569 – 8 December 1626) was an English poet and lawyer, who became attorney general in Ireland and formulated many of the legal principles that underpinned the British Empire.. English poet lawyer and politician
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Davies, William Henry
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William Henry Davies may refer to:
Jack Davis (11 March 1917 - 17 March 2000) was a notable Australian 20th-century playwright and poet, and an Indigenous rights campaigner. He was born in Western Australia, in the small town of Yarloop, and lived in Fremantle towards the end of his life. He was of the Aboriginal Noongar people, and much of his work dealt with the Australian Aboriginal experience. He has been referred to as the 20th Century's Aboriginal Poet Laureate, and many of his plays are on Australian school syllabuses.
Jon Davis, American poet
Norma Lochlenah Davis (1905–1945) was an Australian poet.
Tanya Davis is a Canadian singer-songwriter and poet, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her style is marked primarily by spoken word poetry set to music.
Davis, Thomas Osborne
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Thomas Osborne Davis (14 October 1814 – 16 September 1845) was a revolutionary Irish writer who was the chief organiser and poet of the Young Ireland movement.
Edward Lewis Davison (1898–1970) was a Scottish poet and critic, born in Glasgow. He emigrated to the United States in 1925, and became an academic the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he was involved in the Colorado Writers 1937 conference. He was a friend of Robert Frost.. Scottish American poet and critic; father of poet Peter Davison
Peter Davison (June 27, 1928, New York, New York - December 29, 2004, Boston, Massachusetts) was an American poet, essayist, teacher, lecturer, editor, and publisher.. American poet essayist teacher lecturer editor and publisher ;son of poet Edward Davison
Razmik Davoyan (born July 3, 1940, Medz Parni, Spitak rayon, Armenian SSR ) is an Armenian poet.
Denis Vasilyevich Davydov (Russian: ´ ´ ´; 27 July 1784 – 4 May 1839) was a Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars who invented a specific genre – hussar poetry noted for its hedonism and bravado – and spectacularly designed his own life to illustrate such poetry.. Russian soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars; noted for hussar poetry
Donald Bruce Dawe AO (born 15 February 1930) is an Australian poet, considered by some as one of the most influential Australian poets of all time.
Sarah Day (born 1958) is an English -born Australian poet and teacher. She was also the poetry editor of Island Magazine for several years.
Cecil Day-Lewis (or Day Lewis) CBE (27 April 1904 – 22 May 1972) was an Anglo-Irish poet and the British Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972. He also wrote mystery stories under the pseudonym of Nicholas Blake. He is the father of actor Daniel Day-Lewis and documentary filmmaker and television chef Tamasin Day-Lewis.. Anglo-Irish poet; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1968–1972
Dayaram (Gujarati :) (1777–1853) was a Gujarati poet. He belongs to middle age or " Madhya-kal " in Gujarati literature. He was known for his literary form called " Garbi " in Gujarat. He was a follower of Pushtimarg of Hindu religion. Dayaram, along with Narsinh Mehta and Meera, is considered as major contributor in Bhakti-kal in Gujarati literature.
Aurora de Albornoz (January 22, 1926 – June 6, 1990) was born in Luarca, Asturias, Spain. As a youth, she lived in Luarca with her parents, sister, and extended family, throughout the Spanish Civil War from 1936 to 1939— an event that inspired her later poetry.. 20th century Spanish poet
Mário Raul de Morais Andrade (October 9, 1893 – February 25, 1945) was a Brazilian poet, novelist, musicologist, art historian and critic, and photographer. One of the founders of Brazilian modernism, he virtually created modern Brazilian poetry with the publication of his Paulicéia Desvairada (Hallucinated City) in 1922. He has had an enormous influence on modern Brazilian literature, and as a scholar and essayist—he was a pioneer of the field of ethnomusicology—his influence has reached far beyond Brazil.. Brazilian poet novelist musicologist art historian and critic and photographer
de Arréllaga, Renée Ferrer
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Renée Ferrer de Arréllaga, (born 1944) is a contemporary Paraguayan poet and novelist. She is Secretary General of the Board of Governors of the twenty-member Academia Paraguaya de la Lengua Española. Her novel Los nudos del silencio (The knots of silence) has been translated into French and Italian. On December 16, 2011 Ferrer was awarded the Premio Nacional de Literatura de Paraguay by President Fernando Lugo. She is married with four children.
de Belges, Jean Lemaire
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Jean Lemaire de Belges (c. 1473 – c. 1525) was a Walloon poet and historian who lived primarily in France .
Luís Vaz de Camões (Portuguese pronunciation: ; sometimes rendered in English as Camoens English pronunciation: /'kæm ons/; c. 1524 – June 10, 1580) is considered Portugal's and the Portuguese language's greatest poet. His mastery of verse has been compared to that of Shakespeare, Vondel, Homer, Virgil and Dante. He wrote a considerable amount of lyrical poetry and drama but is best remembered for his epic work Os Lusíadas (The Lusiads). His recollection of poetry The Parnasum of Luís de Camões was lost in his lifetime.. early Portuguese poet
Marie de France ("Mary of France") was a medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England during the late 12th century. She lived and wrote at an undisclosed court, but was almost certainly at least known about at the royal court of King Henry II of England. Virtually nothing is known of her life; both her given name and its geographical specification come from her manuscripts, though one contemporary reference to her work and popularity remains.. medieval poet who was probably born in France and lived in England
de Gombauld, Jean Ogier
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Jean Ogier de Gombauld (1576–1666) was a French playwright and poet.
Luis de Góngora y Argote (11 July 1561 – 24 May 1627) was a Spanish Baroque lyric poet. Góngora and his lifelong rival, Francisco de Quevedo, are widely considered the most prominent Spanish poets of all time. His style is characterized by what was called culteranismo, also known as Gongorism (Gongorismo ). This style existed in stark contrast to Quevedo's conceptismo .
Remy de Gourmont was a French Symbolist poet, novelist, and influential critic. He was widely read in his era, and an important influence on Blaise Cendrars. (The spelling Rémy de Gourmont is incorrect, albeit common and used by Ezra Pound in translations of his work.). French Symbolist poet novelist and critic
de La Faye, Jean-François Leriget
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Jean-François Leriget de La Faye (1674, Vienne, Isère - July 11, 1731) was a French diplomat, wealthy landowner and art collector, poet, and member of the Académie française for a single year.
Jean de La Fontaine (IPA:  [~ d la f~tn] ; 8 July 1621 – 13 April 1695) was the most famous French fabulist and one of the most widely read French poets of the 17th century. He is known above all for his Fables, which provided a model for subsequent fabulists across Europe and numerous alternative versions in France, and in French regional languages.
De la Gardie, Ebba Maria
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Ebba Maria De la Gardie (1657 -1697) was a Swedish poet and singer.
Adam de la Halle, also known as Adam le Bossu (Adam the Hunchback ) (1237–1288 or after 1306 ) was a French-born trouvère, poet and musician, whose literary and musical works include chansons and jeux-partis (poetic debates) in the style of the trouveres, polyphonic rondel and motets in the style of early liturgical polyphony, and a musical play, " Jeu de Robin et Marion ", which is considered the earliest surviving secular French play with music. He was a member of the Confrérie des jongleurs et bourgeois d'Arras .
An English poet, short story writer, and novelist.. English poet short story writer and novelist
de La Monnoye, Bernard
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Bernard de La Monnoye (Dijon, June 15, 1641, - October 15, 1728) was a French lawyer, poet, philologue and critic, known chiefly for his carols Noei borguignon (Borguignon Christmas ).
Zacarías Manuel "Zack" de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970) is an American musician, poet, rapper and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine from 1991–2000, and since the band's reunion in 2007. He left Rage Against the Machine in October 2000, and embarked on a low-key solo career. With Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore, de la Rocha co-founded One Day as a Lion in 2007. They released one album in 2008.
de la Selva, Salomón
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Salomón de la Selva born in León Nicaragua on March 20, 1893 and died in Paris, France on February 5, 1959 was a Nicaraguan poet and honorary member of the Mexican Academy of Language .
Jean de La Taille (c.1540 - c.1607) was a French poet and dramatist born in Bondaroy .
Daniel de la Vega (30 June 1892 – 29 July 1971) was a Chilean journalist, poet, playwright, chronicler, and novelist .
de la Vega, Garcilaso
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Garcilaso de la Vega (c. 1501 – October 14, 1536) was a Spanish soldier and poet. Although not the first or the only one to do so, he was the most influential poet to introduce Italian Renaissance verse forms, poetic techniques and themes to Spain.
Alphonse de Lamartine
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Alphonse Marie Louis de Prat de Lamartine (21 October 1790 – 28 February 1869) was a French writer, poet and politician who was instrumental in the foundation of the Second Republic.. French writer poet and politician
de Lautréamont, Comte
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Comte de Lautréamont (French pronunciation) was the pseudonym of Isidore Lucien Ducasse (4 April 1846 – 24 November 1870), an Uruguayan-born French poet.. Uruguayan-born French poet
de Lauzon, Edythe Morahan
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Edythe Morahan de Lauzon was a Canadian poet. She is possibly best known for her poem collection Angels' Songs from the Golden City of the Blessed published in 1918 and From The Kingdom Of The Stars in 1922. Inspired by the First World War, she engaged in issues concerning war and German nationalism in her poems. She lived in Quebec and was a committed Christian and spiritualist .
Luis Ponce de León, O.E.S.A. (Belmonte, Cuenca, 1527 – Madrigal de las Altas Torres, Castile, Spain, 23 August 1591), was a Spanish lyric poet, Augustinian friar, theologian and academic, active during the Spanish Golden Age .
Charles Marie René Leconte de Lisle (22 October 1818 – 17 July 1894) was a French poet of the Parnassian movement.. French poet of the Parnassian movement
François de Malherbe
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François de Malherbe (1555 – October 16, 1628) was a French poet, critic, and translator.. French poet critic and translator
de Murat, Ulyses Petit
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Ulyses Petit de Murat (28 January 1907 – 19 August 1983) was an Argentine poet and screenwriter .
Alfred Louis Charles de Musset-Pathay (11 December 1810 – 2 May 1857) was a French dramatist, poet, and novelist. Along with his poetry, he is known for writing La Confession d'un enfant du siècle (The Confession of a Child of the Century, autobiographical) from 1836.. 19th century poet
Gérard de Nerval (French pronunciation) was the nom-de-plume of the French poet, essayist and translator Gérard Labrunie, one of the most essentially Romantic French poets.. French poet essayist and translator
Évariste Desiré de Forges, vicomte de Parny (February 6, 1753 – December 5, 1814) was a French poet.
Christine de Pisan (also seen as de Pizan) (1363 – c. 1430) was a Venetian-born woman of the medieval era who strongly challenged misogyny and stereotypes prevalent in the male-dominated medieval culture. As a poet, she was well known and highly regarded in her own day.. Venetian historian poet philosopher
Guiot de Provins (died after 1208) was a French poet and trouvère from the town of Provins in the Champagne area. A declining number of scholars identify him with Kyot the Provençal, the alleged writer of the source material used by Wolfram von Eschenbach for his romance Parzival, but most others consider such a source to be a literary device made up by Wolfram. At any rate, Guiot was a popular writer in his day.. French poet and trouvère
Pierre de Ronsard (11 September 1524 – December 1585) was a French poet and "prince of poets" (as his own generation in France called him).. French poet
Mellin de Saint-Gelais
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Mellin de Saint-Gelais (or Melin de Saint-Gelays or Sainct-Gelais; c. 1491 – October, 1558) was a French poet of the Renaissance and Poet Laureate of Francis I of France.. French poet of the Renaissance and Poet Laureate of Francis I of France
de Saint-Lambert, Jean François
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Jean François de Saint-Lambert (26 December 1716 – 9 February 1803) was a French poet, philosopher and military officer.
De Tabley, John Byrne Leicester Warren
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English poet, eldest son of George Fleming Leicester (afterwards Warren), 2nd Baron De Tabley, was born on the 26th of April 1835.
Chrétien de Troyes (Old French Christian) was a French poet and trouvère who flourished in the late 12th century.
Pontus de Tyard (c. 1521 – September 23, 1605) was a French poet and priest, a member of "La Pléiade".. French poet and priest; member of "La Pléiade"
Miguel de Unamuno y Jugo (29 September 1864, Bilbao, Biscay, Basque Country, Spain – 31 December 1936, Salamanca, Salamanca, Castile and León, Spain) was a Basque essayist, novelist, poet, playwright and philosopher.. Spanish essayist novelist poet playwright and philosopher
De Vere, Aubrey Thomas
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Irish poet and critic, was born at Curragh Chase, Co. Limerick, on the 10th of January 1814, being the third son of Sir Aubrey de Vere Hunt (1788-1846).
Alfred Victor de Vigny (27 March 1797 – 17 September 1863) was a French poet, playwright, and novelist.. French poet playwright and novelist
de Villegas, Esteban Manuel
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Esteban Manuel de Villegas (Matute, La Rioja, 5 February 1589 – Nájera, La Rioja, 3 September 1669) was a 17th-century Spanish poet .
James Deahl (born 1945) is a Canadian poet and publisher.. Canadian poet and publisher
Mary Elizabeth Kathleen Dulcie Deamer (13 December 1890 – 16 August 1972) was an Australian novelist, poet, journalist and actor. She was a founder and a committee member of the Fellowship of Australian Writers .
Joel Deane (born 1969) is an Australian poet, novelist, and speechwriter.
Aleš Debeljak (born December 25, 1961), is a Slovenian cultural critic, poet, and essayist.. Slovenian cultural critic poet and essayist
Dimcho Debelyanov (Bulgarian) (28 March 1887 - 2 October 1916) was a Bulgarian poet and author whose death in the First World War cut off his promising literary career. Born to a prosperous family in Koprivshtitsa, Bulgaria, he experienced hardship upon the death of his father in 1896, which necessitated the family moving to Plovdiv, and then onto Sofia in 1904. Debelyanov always spoke of the eight years in Plovdiv with regret, calling it "the sorrowful city".
Arsen Dedic (pronounced  [arsen dedit] ) is a Croatian singer-songwriter who has been prominent in the Croatian as well as former Yugoslav music scene. Dedic writes and performs chansons as well as film music. He is also an award-winning poet, and has been one of the best-selling poets of former Yugoslavia.
Daniel Defoe (English pronunciation: /dænjl d'f/; ca. 1659-1661 – 24 April 1731), born Daniel Foe, was an English writer, journalist, and pamphleteer, who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe. Defoe is notable for being one of the earliest proponents of the novel, as he helped to popularise the form in Britain and is among the founders of the English novel. A prolific and versatile writer, he wrote more than 500 books, pamphlets and journals on various topics (including politics, crime, religion, marriage, psychology and the supernatural). He was also a pioneer of economic journalism.. English trader writer journalist pamphleteer and spy who gained fame for his novel Robinson Crusoe
Madeline DeFrees (born November 18, 1919) is an American poet born in Ontario, Oregon, and currently living in Seattle, Washington. She joined the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary in 1936 and was known by the name, Sister Mary Gilbert until she was dispensed of her religious vows in 1973. She received her B.A. in English from Marylhurst College, (see Marylhurst University) and an M.A. in Journalism from the University of Oregon.. American poet
Dehlavi, Amir Khosravi
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Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.
Ab'ul Hasan Yamin ud-Din Khusrow (1253–1325 CE) Hindi , (Urdu : ;, better known as Amir Khusrow (also Khusrau, Khusro) Dehlawi (meaning Amir Khusrow of Delhi) ( ) was a Sufi musician, great poet and scholar. A polymath an iconic figure in the cultural history of the Indian subcontinent. A mystic and a spiritual disciple of Nizamuddin Auliya of Delhi. Amir Khusrow was not only a notable poet but also a prolific and seminal musician in the time of the Delhi Sultanate, being reputed to have invented both the Sitar and the Tabla. He wrote poetry primarily in Persian, but also in Hindavi. A vocabulary in verse, the haliq Bari, containing Arabic, Persian, and Hindavi terms is often attributed to him.
Nawab Mirza Khan Daag better known as Daag Dehlvi was born in 1831 in Delhi. His father died when he was all but 6 years of age and that is why his stepfather, Mirza Muhammed Fakhroo, brought him up. Mirza Muhammad was related to Mogul ruler Bahadur Shah Zafar. Following his death 1865, Daag left Delhi for Rampur where he went into government service and spent a comfortable life. (Urdu)
Nawab Mirza Khan (1831–1905) (Urdu : , Hindi : ), commonly known as Daagh Dehlvi (Urdu : , Hindi) was an outstanding Mughal poet famous for his Urdu ghazals and belonged to the Delhi school of Urdu poetry. He wrote poems and ghazals under the takhallus (Urdu word for nom de plume ) Daagh Dehlvi (the meanings of Daagh, an Urdu noun, include stain, grief and taint while Dehlvi means belonging to or from Delhi).
Masood-ul-Hasan Tabish, TI, (Urdu) (born November 11, 1911 - September 23, 2004 ) was a renowned Urdu poet .
Jacek Dehnel (born May 1, 1980) in Gdansk, Poland ) is a Polish poet, writer, translator and painter. Dehnel studied at Warsaw University in the MISH College (Interfacultative Individual Humanistic Studies) and graduated from the Polish Language and Literature department. Dehnel is openly gay and lives in Warsaw .
Joseph Déjacque (December 27, 1821, Paris – 1864, Paris) was a French early anarcho-communist poet and writer. Déjacque was the first recorded person to employ the term libertarian (French: libertaire ) for himself in a political sense, in a letter written in 1857 criticizing Pierre-Joseph Proudhon for his sexist views on women, his support of individual ownership of the product of labor, and of a market economy, saying: "it is not the product of his or her labor that the worker has a right to, but to the satisfaction of his or her needs, whatever may be their nature."
Dutch poet, was born at Dort in 1610.
Thomas Dekker (c. 1572 – 25 August 1632) was an English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer, a versatile and prolific writer whose career spanned several decades and brought him into contact with many of the period's most famous dramatists.. English Elizabethan dramatist and pamphleteer
Baltasar del Alcázar
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Baltasar del Alcázar (1530–1606) was a Spanish poet from Seville, Spain. His poetry was about life and love, most of it spiced with a keen sense of humor.. Spanish poet
Greg Delanty (born 1958) is an Irish poet. He is artist-in-residence at Saint Michael's College, where many of his current and past students have noted his alluring and prominent Irish accent and his seeming belief they are all "taking tablets". He is also the current President of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers .
Delarue-Mardrus, Lucie
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Lucie Delarue-Mardrus (born in Honfleur, 3 November 1874 - died, 26 April 1945 ) was a French journalist, poet, novelist, sculptor, historian and designer. She was a prolific writer who produced more than 70 books.
Delavigne, Jean François Casimir
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French poet and dramatist, was born on the 4th of April 1793 at Havre.
Delétang-Tardif, Yanette
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Yanette Anne Marie Paule Delétang-Tardif (Roubaix, 18 June 1902 - Paris, 1976) was a French poet. She was the daughter of Maurice Delétang, an industrialist, and married Raymond Tardif. Her early works reveal the influence of Paul Valéry.
Jacques Delille (French:  [dlil] ; June 22, 1738 – May 1, 1813) was a French poet and translator. He was born at Aigueperse in Auvergne and died in Paris .
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Serafino dell'Aquila, Italian poet and improvisatore, was born in 1466 at the town of Aquila, from which he took his name, and died in the year 1500.
Italian poet, was born at Mugillo, in Tuscany, in 1503.
Belgian symbolist painter, writer, and occultist. Jean Delville was born in Louvain in 1867 and died in 1953. He headed the Brussels branch of the Rosicrucian revival, and organized Salons de l'Art Idéaliste in imitation of Joséphin Péladan's Parisian Salons de la Rose+Croix.
Fernando Demaría (born in Buenos Aires, July 19, 1928) is an Argentine poet, philosopher and classical scholar.
Derenik Karapeti Demirchian or Derenik Demirchyan (Armenian) was an Armenian writer, novelist, poet, and translator as well as playwright.
Barry Edward Dempster (born 17 January 1952) is a Canadian poet, novelist ,and editor
Sir John Denham (1614 or 1615 – 19 March 1669) was an Anglo -Irish poet and courtier. He served as Surveyor of the King's Works and is buried in Westminster Abbey.
Johann Nepomuk Cosmas Michael Denis, also: Sined, was an Austrian poet, bibliographer, and lepidopterist .
Clarence Michael James Stanislaus Dennis, better known as C. J. Dennis, (7 September 1876 - 22 June 1938) was an Australian poet known for his humorous poems, especially " The Songs of a Sentimental Bloke ", published in the early 20th century. Though Dennis's work is less well known today, his 1916 publication of The Sentimental Bloke sold 65,000 copies in its first year, and by 1917 he was the most prosperous poet in Australian history.
John Sebastian Dennison (28 May 1978— ) is a New Zealand poet, as well as a poetry scholar who has published on the poetry of New Zealand poet James K. Baxter .
Tory Dent (Victorine Dent) (1958 - December 30, 2005) was an eminent American poet, art critic, and commentator on the AIDS crisis.. American poet art critic and commentator on the AIDS crisis
René Depestre (born 29 August 1926 Jacmel, Haiti ) is a Haitian poet and former communist activist. He lived in Cuba as an exile from the Duvalier regime for many years and was a founder of the Casa de las Americas publishing house. He is best known for his poetry.
Tristan Derème (February 13, 1889 – October 24, 1941), born Philippe Huc, was a French poet and writer.
Enid Derham (24 March 1882 – 13 November 1941, age 59) was an Australian poet and academic.
Regina Derieva is a Russian poet and writer who has published twenty books of poetry, essays, and prose. Derieva currently lives in Sweden.. Russian poet and writer
Thomas Dermody (1775–1802), poet, born in Ennis, showed great capacity for learning, but fell into idle and dissipated habits, and threw away his opportunities. He published two books of poems, which after his death were collected as The Harp of Erin. Dermody was an accomplished sonneteer, 56 of his sonnets being published in various works, from his very first 1789 collection "Poems" to those published in 1792 before he went to fight on the Continent, and even a few posthumously published verses in the biography by James Grant Raymond. S.T. Coleridge took an interest in some of his verse which had been included in the popular literary magazine "The Anthologia Hibernica". Dermody also wrote under a number of pseudonyms, notably Mauritius Moonshine, and Marmaduke Myrtle.
Henry Louis Vivian Derozio (18 April 1809 – 26 December 1831) was an Indian poet and assistant headmaster of Hindu College, Kolkata, a radical thinker and one of the first Indian educators to disseminate Western learning and science among the young men of Bengal .
Heather Derr-Smith is an American poet. She was born in Dallas, Texas in 1971 and spent her early childhood in Los Angeles, California. Her family then moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia where she spent her middle and high school years. She studied at the University of Virginia, earning a B.A. in Art History. At UVA she also took poetry workshops with Gregory Orr, Charles Wright and Rita Dove.
Toi Derricotte (pronounced DARE-ah-cot ) (b. April 12, 1941 in Hamtramck, Michigan) is an American poet and a professor of writing at University of Pittsburgh.. African American poet
Des Barreaux, Jacques Vallée, Sieur
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French poet, was born in Paris in 1602.
Des Essarts, Emmanuel Adolphe
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French poet and man of letters, was born at Paris on the 5th of February 1839.
Dinakara Desai () is a Writer, Educationist, Political activist, and poet. He is famous for his poetry form called chutuka (also known as Chutuka Brahma ). Chutuka or chutuku is a quadraplet poem. This format was later adopted by other poets. He has made major contributions towards the literary development of the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.
Michelle Desbarats is a Canadian poet .
Desbordes-Valmore, Marceline
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Marceline Desbordes-Valmore (June 20, 1786 – July 23, 1859) was a French poet .
Émile de Saint-Amand Deschamps (pronounced [emil d s~ am~d d~p] ) (1791–1871) was a French poet. He was born at Bourges. Deschamps was one of the chiefs of the Romantic school.
Eustache Deschamps was a medieval French poet, also known as Eustache Morel.
Liang Desheng (Chinese : ; Pinyin : Liáng Déshéng ; 1771–1847) was a Chinese poet and writer active during the Qing Dynasty. She was the wife of Xu Zongyan, a prominent intellectual from Hangzhou. Since her sister died young, Liang Desheng acted as a surrogate mother for her niece Wang Duan, who would become an editor. Both of them were also friends with another female poet, Gu Taiqing .
Deshoulières, Antoinette Du Ligier De La Garde
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French poet, was born in Paris on the 1st of January 1638.
Deshpande, Atmaram Ravaji
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Atmaram Raoji Deshpande (Marathi : ) (1901–1982) was a Marathi poet from Vidarbha region of Maharashtra, India. He wrote poems under the pen name Anil. He was born on 11 September 1901 at Murtijapur in Akola district of Central India. He was married to Kusum Jayawant in 1929 who took the name Kusumavati Deshpande, was also a Marathi writer.
Vedanta Desika (Swami Desikan, Swami Vedanta Desikan, Thoopul Nigamaantha Desikan ) (1269–1370) was a Sri Vaishnava Guru. He was a poet, devotee, philosopher and master-teacher. He was the disciple of Swamy Sri Kidambi Appullar alias Sri Aathreya Ramanujachariar who comes in the lineage starting from Sri Ramanuja with Sri Thirukurugai Piran Pillan alias Sri Kurugesar,Sri Kidambi Aachan, Sri Aathreya Ramanujar, Sri Aathreya Rangarajachariar and many in the order. He is considered as an Avatar (incarnation) of the divine bell of Lord Venkateswara of Tirumalai by Sri Vaishavites.
Robert Desnos (French:  [dsns] ; 4 July 1900 – 8 June 1945), was a French surrealist poet who played a key role in the Surrealist movement of his day.
Venu V. Desam (born 1959 at Desam, Aluva, Kerala, India ) is a Malayalam poet. He was the first Malayalam poet to write gazals in Malayalam. Apart from original works many of which have received Awards, he has also translated different works of various classic writers into Malayalam, including those of Fyodor Dostoevsky, Schopenhauer, Leo Tolstoy, Khalil Gibran, Osho, Jiddu Krishnamurti, and Vladimir Korolenko .
French poet, was born at Chartres in 1546.
Desthuilliers, Jean-Pierre
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Jean-Pierre Desthuilliers, born on October 22, 1939 in Versailles, is a French writer and poet .
Léon Deubel (22 March 1879 – 12 June 1913) was a French Poet.
DEUS, JOÃO DE , the greatest Portuguese poet of his generation, was born at San Bartholomeu de Messines in the province of Algarve on the 8th of March 1830.
Babette Deutsch (22 September 1895 – 13 November 1982) was an American poet, critic, translator, and novelist.. American poet critic translator and novelist
James Martin Devaney (31 May 1890 – 14 August 1976) was an Australian poet, novelist, and journalist.
Nalini Bala Devi (23 March 1898– December 24, 1977) was a noted Indian writer and poet of Assamese literature, known for nationalistic as well as mystical poetry. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 1957 for her contribution to literature, and 1968 she won the Sahitya Akademi Award given by Sahitya Akademi (India's National Academy of Letters) for her poetry collection Alakananda .
George E. (Edward) Dewar (8 June 1895-8 December 1969) was a New Zealand poet, writer, teacher, farmer, worker and First World War soldier. Best remembered for his 1953 autobiographical book Chaslands about the early pioneering days there, he also wrote poetry on sport and his experiences as a First World War soldier and contributed widely to newspapers.
Christopher Dewdney (born May 9, 1951) is a Canadian writer and poet.
Bishnu Dey (Bengali) was a prominent Bengali poet, prose writer, translator, academic and art critic in the era of modernism, post-modernism. Starting off as a symbologist, he won recognition for the musical quality of his poems, and forms the post- Tagore generation of Bengali poets, like Buddhadeb Basu and Samar Sen, which marked the advent of "New Poetry" in Bengali literature, deeply influence by Marxist ideology. He even published a poetry magazine for while wherein he encouraged socially conscious writing. His own work reveals a poet's solitary struggle, quest for human dignity, amidst a crisis of uprooted identity. Through his literary career, he taught English literature at various Calcutta colleges, Ripon College, Presidency College (1944–1947), Maulana Azad College (1947–1969) and Krishnanagar College. In the 1920s & 30s, he was also remained a member of a young group of poets, centered on the Kallol (Commotion) magazine.
Dhaliwal, Sukhdarshan
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Sukhdarshan Dhaliwal (born 1950) is an Punjabi -American poet, who has published three collections of poetry in Punjabi and one collection of ghazals in English.
Sawai Singh Dhamora (Sawai Singh Shekhawat ;Born 1926) is a Rajasthani Poet and Writer. He wrote various Rajasthani books like Peru Prakash, Gandi Gatha, Cittaura ke jauhara va sake .
Imtiaz Dharker (Born 1954) is a Scottish poet, artist and documentary filmmaker.
Namdeo Laxman Dhasal (Marathi : ; born February 15, 1949) is a Marathi poet, writer and Human Rights activist from Maharashtra, India .
Dhawal, Nawal Kishore
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Dhomhnaill, Nuala Ní
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Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill (born 1952) is an Irish poet.
Pei Di (Chinese : ; pinyin : Péi Dí ; Wade–Giles : P'ei Ti ) was a Chinese poet of the Tang Dynasty, and a contemporary of Wang Wei, although younger by fifteen years. The poet's name is also rendered into English as "Pei Ti" or "Pei Shidi"(shi = ). The close personal friendship between Wang Wei and Pei Di is preserved in a letter by Wang Wei inviting him for a Springtime visit together at Wang's country estate. This letter has been translated by Arthur Waley. Pei also had a poetic relationship with Du Fu. Other than through his few surviving poems, and the poems addressed to him by Wang Wei and Du Fu, "pitifully little" is known about Pei Di, other than that he had a reasonably successful government career.
Diane di Prima was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1934, a second generation American of Italian descent. Her maternal grandfather, Domenico Mallozzi, was an active anarchist, and associate of Carlo Tresca and Emma Goldman. She began writing at the age of seven, and committed herself to a life as a poet at the age of fourteen.. American poet
Souéloum Diagho, contemporary Tuareg poet
DIAGORAS, of Melos, surnamed the Atheist, poet and sophist, flourished in the second half of the 5th century B.C.
Ann Diamond (born 11 April 1951) is a Canadian poet, short story writer and novelist .
James Lafayette Dickey was an American poet and novelist. He was appointed the eighteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1966. American poet and novelist; eighteenth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress
Emily Dickinson, born on December 10, 1830 in Amherst, Massachusetts, is one of the premier American poets of the 19th century. She is an American poetess who died at the age of 56.
Matthew Dickman (born August, 20th, 1975, Portland, Oregon) is an American poet. He received a B.A. degree from the University of Oregon (2001), and has been the recipient of fellowships from The Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin, The Vermont Studio Center, and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown. He is the author of two chapbooks, Amigos and Something about a Black Scarf. His first book, All-American Poem, was winner of the 2008 American Poetry Review/Honickman First Book Prize in Poetry, published by American Poetry Review and distributed by Copper Canyon Press. He was also winner of the 2009 Kate Tufts Discovery Award for that book, and the inaugural May Sarton Award from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.. American poet; twin of Michael Dickman
Michael Dickman is a poet born (1975) in Portland, Oregon. His work has appeared in The New Yorker, The American Poetry Review, Field, Tin House, and Narrative Magazine.. American poet; twin of Matthew Dickman
Robert Dickson (July 23, 1944 – March 19, 2007) was a Canadian poet, translator and academic .
Peter Didsbury (born 1946) is an English poet who was born in Fleetwood, Lancashire but lived most of his life in Hull, in the East Riding of Yorkshire. There, he has worked as an archaeologist and creative writing tutor.
LÉON DIERX, French poet, was born in the island of Réunion in 1838.
Dietrich of Bern, the name given in German popular poetry to Theodoric the Great.
Modikwe Dikobe (pseudonym of Marks Rammitloa, born 1913, Seabe, north-central Transvaal ) was a novelist, poet, trade unionist and squatter leader in Johannesburg, South Africa in the 1940s. He worked as a hawker, clerk, domestic servant and night watchman.
Annie Dillard is an American author, best known for her narrative prose in both fiction and non-fiction. She has published works of poetry, essays, prose, and literary criticism, as well as two novels and one memoir. Her 1974 work Pilgrim at Tinker Creek won the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction. Dillard taught for 21 years in the English department of Wesleyan University, in Middletown, Connecticut .
Blaga Nikolova Dimitrova (Bulgarian: ) (2 January 1922 Byala Slatina – 2 May 2003) was a Bulgarian poetess and Vice President of Bulgaria from 1992 until 1993.. Bulgarian poet and Vice President
Kiki Dimoula (Greek : µ ; 19 June 1931, Athens ) is a Greek poet.
Athos Dimoulas (Greek : µ ) (Athens, Greece, 1921–1985) was an award-winning Greek poet. He studied civil engineering at the National Technical University of Athens and abroad (in Belgium, England and France), and worked for the Hellenic State Railways from 1944 to 1972. His collection of poems te a a was awarded the State Prize for Poetry in 1967.
Leonid Dimov (b. January 11, 1926, in Izmail, Bassarabia, which was part of Romania at the time; d. December 5, 1987, in Bucharest ) was a Romanian postmodernist poet and translator .
Mircea Dinescu (Romanian pronunciation:  ['mirtea di'nesku] ; born November 11, 1950) is a Romanian poet, journalist and editor .
Dingelstedt, Franz Von
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German poet and dramatist, was born at Halsdorf, in Hesse Cassel, on the 30th of June 1814.
B. R. Dionysius (born 1969) is an Australian poet, editor, arts administrator and educator .
Ray DiPalma (born in New Kensington, PA in 1943), is an American poet and visual artist who has published more than 40 collections of poetry, graphic work, and translations with various presses in the US and Europe. He was educated at Duquesne University (B.A., 1966) and University of Iowa (M.F.A., 1968).
Diphilus of Sinope, poet of the new Attic comedy and contemporary of Menander (342-291 b.c.).
Ahmet Muhip Diranas (1909 – June 27, 1980) was a leading Turkish poet and author.
Paul Dirmeikis (b. 1954, Chicago, Illinois, United States) is a Francophone poet, composer, singer, and painter who lives in Brittany. He is of Lithuanian ancestry (Kazlauskaite 2003, 13), and a member of the Lithuanian Composers Union.. French poet
Thomas Michael Disch (February 2, 1940 – July 4, 2008) was an American science fiction author and poet. He won the Hugo Award for Best Related Book – previously called "Best Non-Fiction Book" – in 1999, and he had two other Hugo nominations and nine Nebula Award nominations to his credit, plus one win of the John W. Campbell Memorial Award, a Rhysling Award, and two Seiun Awards, among others.
Tove Irma Margit Ditlevsen (14 December 1917 – 7 March 1976) was a female Danish poet and author.
Hemant Divate is a reputed Marathi poet,editor,translator and publisher based in Mumbai .
Isobel Dixon (born 1969) is a South African poet.
Dixon, Richard Watson
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English poet and divine, son of Dr James Dixon, a Wesleyan minister, was born on the 5th of May 1833.
Mehmedalija "Mak" Dizdar (17 October 1917 - 14 July 1971) was a Bosnian and Yugoslav poet. His portrait is shown on a Bosnian Bank note of 10 KM.
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Sapardi Djoko Damono (born March 20, 1940 in Surakarta, Central Java) is an Indonesian poet known for lyrical poems. His best known works include Hujan Bulan Juni and Berjalan ke Barat di Waktu Pagi Hari (Walking to the West in the Morning). He is a professor at the University of Indonesia, teaching Literature in the Faculty of Letters, University of Indonesia.. Indonesian poet
Angifi Proctor Dladla (born 24 November 1950 in Thaka township in Gauteng) is a South African poet, playwright, writing teacher and coach.
Tim Dlugos (born Francis Timothy Dlugos) (August 5, 1950 – December 3, 1990) was an American poet.. American poet
Dmitriev, Ivan Ivanovich
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Russian statesman and poet, was born at his father’s estate in the government of Simbirsk.
Dnyaneshwar (Jñaneshvar, Jnandev, Jnanesvar, Jñanadeva )) (1275–1296) was a 13th-century Maharashtrian Hindu saint (Sant - a title by which he is often referred), poet, philosopher and yogi of the Nath tradition whose works Bhavartha Deepika (a commentary on Bhagavad Gita, popularly known as " Dnyaneshwari "), and Amrutanubhav are considered to be milestones in Marathi literature .
Dobell, Sydney Thompson
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English poet and critic, was born on the 5th of April 1824 at Cranbrook, Kent.
Henry Austin Dobson (January 18, 1840 – September 2, 1921), commonly Austin Dobson, was an English poet and essayist.. English poet and essayist
Rosemary de Brissac Dobson, AO (18 June 1920 – 27 June 2012) was an award winning Australian poet, who was also significant as an illustrator, editor and anthologist. She published fourteen volumes of poetry, was published in almost every annual volume of Australian Poetry and has been translated into French and other languages.
Stephen J. Dobyns is an American poet and novelist born in Orange, New Jersey, and residing in Westerly, RI.. American author novelist poet
Charles Dobzynski (born 1929 Warsaw ) is a French poet .
Jeramy Dodds (born 4 December 1974 in Ajax, Ontario ) is a Canadian poet .
Peter Doherty (born 12 March 1979) is an English musician, writer, actor, poet and artist. He is best known musically for being co-frontman of The Libertines, which he reformed with Carl Barât in 2010. His other musical project is indie band Babyshambles. In 2005, Doherty became prominent in tabloids, the news media, and pop culture blogs because of his romantic relationship with model Kate Moss and his frequently-publicised drug addictions.. British musician songwriter poet
Ota Dokan ( , 1432 - August 25, 1486), also known as Ota Sukenaga () or Ota Dokan Sukenaga, was a Japanese samurai warrior-poet, military tactician and Buddhist monk. Ota Sukenaga took the tonsure (bald scalp) as a Buddhist priest in 1478, and he also adopted the Buddhist name, Dokan, by which he is known today. Dokan is best known as the architect and builder of Edo Castle (now the Imperial Palace ) in what is today modern Tokyo; and he is considered the founder of the castle town which grew up around that Onin era fortress.
Joseph "Joe" Dolce (/ ' d o l t e /, originally / ' d o l t s / ; born 1947 in Painesville, Ohio ) is an American-born, Australian singer/songwriter, poet and essayist who achieved international recognition with his multi-million-selling song, " Shaddap You Face ", released under the name of his one-man show, Joe Dolce Music Theatre, worldwide, in 1980-1981. The single reached number one in 15 countries, it has sold more than 350,000+ copies in Australia, and has remained the most successful Australian produced single in music history for over thirty-three years selling an estimated six million worldwide. It reached No. 1 on the Australian Kent Music Report Singles Chart for eight weeks from November 1980.
Don Rusu Domanski (born 1950 in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada ) is a Canadian poet who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia .
Francisco Domene (born 12 February 1960) is a Spanish writer, narrator, novelist, and poet. He was born in Caniles (Granada ), (Spain ).
Ricardo Domeneck is a contemporary Brazilian poet, visual artist and critic, born on July 4, 1977. Currently, the poet lives and works in Berlin, Germany.
British colonial statesman and poet, was born at Camberwell Grove, Surrey, on the 20th of May 1811. He entered St John’s College, Cambridge, but left the university in 1833.
Magie Dominic (born 1944) is a Canadian poet and artist who was born in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. She studied at The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, New School University, Franklin Furnace, and Open Theatre.
Dragutin Domjanic (September 12, 1875 – June 7, 1933) was a Croatian poet.
Michael Donaghy (May 24, 1954 – September 16, 2004) was an award-winning New York poet and musician, who lived in London from 1985.
Jeffery Donaldson is a Canadian poet and critic .
John Donaldson (1921–1989), also known as Jon Inglis, was a British author and poet most particularly associated in later life with Oxford, England .
Su Shi (traditional Chinese : ; simplified Chinese : ; pinyin : Su Shì ), also known as Su Dong Po (January 8, 1037 – August 24, 1101) was a Chinese writer, poet, painter, calligrapher, pharmacologist, gastronome, and a statesman of the Song Dynasty (960–1279). A major personality of the Song era, Su was an important figure in Song Dynasty politics, aligning himself with Sima Guang and others, against the New Policy party lead by Wang Anshi. Su Shi was famed as an essayist, and his prose writings lucidly contribute to the understanding of topics such as 11th-century Chinese travel literature or detailed information on the contemporary Chinese iron industry. His poetry has a long history of popularity and influence in China, Japan, and other areas in the near vicinity; and, his poetry is well known in the English speaking parts of the world through the translations by Arthur Waley, among others. In terms of the arts, Su Shi has some claim to being "the pre-eminent personality of the eleventh century."
John Donne (1572 – March 31, 1631) was a Jacobean poet, satirist, lawyer and preacher/cleric in the Church of England. He is considered the founding figure of the so-called metaphysical poetry movement.
David Donnell (born 13 October 1939 in St. Marys, Ontario ) a Canadian poet and writer, Donnell moved to Toronto in 1958 before publishing his first book. Poems (1961), During this period Donnell frequented the Bohemian Embassy, where Margaret Atwood, Gwendolyn MacEwen, Milton Acorn, and other poets established their reputations. In conjunction with John Robert Colombo, Donnell printed Atwood's first book Double Persephone (1961) Donnell Published The Blue Sky poems 1974-77 examining the relationships of his life from an oblique perspective, then Dangerous Crossings (1980) followed by A Poem About Poland Donnell won the Canadian Comic Poet Award in 1981, and the 1983 Governor General's Award for English language poetry for his collection Settlements. Donnell continued publishing with Water Street days (1989) where he examines his past and his childhood; the poems are narrative confessions; and China blues (1992) Donnell's poetry offers perspectives about city life and the stresses and ironic staples of urban life. David Donnell's poetry is known for its escalating fascination with prose fiction that becomes more dominant in the final sections of China Blues and Water Street Days, and becoming an important feature in his publishing of Dancing In The Dark (1996). David Donnell also received Therafields Chapbook Award, 1986. City of Toronto Book Award, 1993.
Gerard Donovan is an acclaimed Irish-born novelist, photographer and poet living in Plymouth, England, working as a lecturer at the University of Plymouth .
H.D. (born Hilda Doolittle ; September 10, 1886 – September 27, 1961) was an American poet, novelist and memoirist known for her association with the early 20th-century avant-garde Imagist group of poets such as Ezra Pound and Richard Aldington .
T. K. Doraiswamy (August 21, 1921 – May 17, 2007), also known by his pen name Nakulan, was an Indian poet, professor of English, novelist, translator and short fiction writer, who wrote both in Tamil and English, and is known for his surrealism and experimentation as well as free verse. He served as Professor of English, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram for four decades.
T. K. Doraiswamy (August 21, 1921 – May 17, 2007), also known by his pen name Nakulan, was an Indian poet, professor of English, novelist, translator and short fiction writer, who wrote both in Tamil and English, and is known for his surrealism and experimentation as well as free verse. He served as Professor of English, Mar Ivanios College, Thiruvananthapuram for four decades.
Jean Daurat (or Joan Dorat in Occitan) (Latin, Auratus ) (3 April 1508 – 1 November 1588) was a French poet, scholar and a member of a group known as The Pléiade .
Theo Dorgan (born 1953) is an Irish poet, writer and lecturer, translator, librettist and documentary screenwriter. He currently lives in Dublin .
Hélène Dorion, OC   CQ (born 21 April 1958 in Quebec City ) is a Canadian poet, and writer.
French poet and political pamphleteer, was born in 1542, in Paris.
Edward Merton Dorn was an American poet and teacher often associated with the Black Mountain poets. His most famous work is Gunslinger.. American poet and teacher
Candas Jane Dorsey (born November 16, 1952) is a Canadian poet and science fiction novelist who resides in her hometown of Edmonton, Alberta. Dorsey became a writer from an early age and works across genre boundaries, writing poetry, fiction, mainstream and speculative, short and long form, arts journalism and arts advocacy. Dorsey has also written television and stage scripts, magazine and newspaper articles, and reviews.
Tishani Doshi (born 1975) is an Indian poet, journalist and dancer based in Chennai. Born in Madras, India, to a Welsh mother and Gujarati father, she received an Eric Gregory Award in 2001. Her first poetry collection, Countries of the Body, won the 2006 Forward Poetry Prize for best first collection. She has been invited to the poetry galas of the Guardian-sponsored Hay Festival of 2006 and the Cartagena Hay Festival of 2007. Her first novel, The Pleasure Seekers, was published by Bloomsbury in 2010 and was long-listed for the Orange Prize in 2011, and shortlisted for The Hindu Best Fiction Award in 2010.
Dimitrie Barila, better known under his monastical name Dosoftei (October 26, 1624—December 13, 1693), was a Moldavian Metropolitan, scholar, poet and translator.
Christian Dotremont, (12 December 1922 - 20 August 1979), was a Belgian painter and poet who was born in Tervuren, Belgium. He was a founding member of the Revolutionary Surrealist Group (1946) and he also founded Cobra together with danish artist Asger Jorn. He later became well known for his painted poems (French: Peinture mots ), which he called logograms .
Mark Doty is an American poet and memoirist. He was born in Maryville, Tennessee, earned his Bachelor of Arts from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and received his Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Goddard College in Vermont.. American poet and memoirist
Gavin Douglas was a Scottish bishop, makar and translator. Although he had an important political career, it is for his poetry that he is now chiefly remembered.
An English poet.. English war poet
Douglas, Orville Lloyd
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Orville Lloyd Douglas (born September 26, 1976) is a Canadian, poet, and writer .
Georgia Douglas Johnson
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Georgia Blanche Douglas Camp Johnson better known as Georgia Douglas Johnson (September 10, 1880 – May 14, 1966) was an American poet and an important member of the Harlem Renaissance.. American poet during the Harlem Renaissance
Gustavo Dourado (born 1960, Ibititá, Bahia ) is a Brazilian teacher, writer and poet. Counselor of the Writers' Union of PD and author of 13 books.
Dutch statesman, historian, poet and philologist, and the heroic defender of Leiden, was born at Noordwyck, in the province of Holland, on the 6th of December 1545.
Rita Frances Dove is an American poet and author. She was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1993, the second African American to be appointed, and received a second special appointment in 1999. Dove is the second African American to receive the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.. American poet and author; US Poet Laureate
Irish critic and poet, son of John Wheeler Dowden, merchant and landowner, was born at Cork on the 3rd of May 1843, being three years junior to his brother John, who became bishop of Edinburgh in 1886.
Finuala Dowling (June, 1962) is a South African poet and writer.
Ernest Christopher Dowson, born in Lee, London, was an English poet, novelist and writer of short stories, associated with the Decadent movement.. English poet novelist and writer of short stories associated with the Decadent movement
Doyle, Francis Hastings
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Sir Francis Hastings Charles Doyle, 2nd Baronet, English man of letters, was born at Nunappleton, Yorkshire, on the 21st of August 1810.
Kirby Doyle (November 27, 1932 – April 5, 2003), born Stanton Doyle, was an American poet. He was featured in the New American Poetry anthology, with the so-called "third generation" of American modernist poets. He was one of the San Francisco Renaissance poets who laid the groundwork for Beat poetry in San Francisco. Doyle also wrote novels.
Paghtasar Dpir (, 7 June 1683 - 1768, Istanbul ). A leading figure during the revitalization period of Armenian culture as a poet, musician, scientist, printer, and a luminary of national and educational movements.
Kavisekhara Dr Umar Alisha
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Kavisekhara Dr Umar Alisha (Pithapuram, 1885-02-28-Narsapur, 1945-01-23) was the sixth Peethadhipathi of Sri Viswa Viznana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham in Pithapuram, India. He succeeded his father Mohiddin Badusha I.. Indian Telugu language poet; sixth Peethadhipathi of Sri Viswa Viznana Vidya Adhyatmika Peetham
Džore Držic (pronounced  [dore drit] ; Italian : Giorgio Darsa ) (February 6, 1461 – September 26, 1501) was a Croatian poet and playwright, one of the fathers of Croatian literature .
Holger Henrik Herholdt Drachmann, was a Danish poet and dramatist. He is an outstanding figure of the Modern Break-Through .
Dracontius, Blossius Aemilius
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Christian poet, flourished in the latter part of the 5th century a.d.
Michael Dransfield (12 September 1948 – 20 April 1973) was an Australian poet active in the 1960s and early 1970s who wrote close to 1000 poems. He has been described as "one of the most widely read poets of his generation."
Jane Draycott, British poet
Michael Drayton was an English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era.. English poet who came to prominence in the Elizabethan era
William Drennan (1754 – 1820), a physician, poet, educationalist and political radical, was one of the chief architects of the Society of United Irishmen. He is also known as the first to refer in print to Ireland as "the emerald isle" in his poem " When Erin first rose ".
Joseph Todd Gordon Macleod (1903–1984) was a British poet, actor, playwright, theatre director, theatre historian and BBC newsreader. He also published poetry under the pseudonym Adam Drinan .
John Drinkwater (1 June 1882 - 25 March 1937) was an English poet and dramatist.. English poet and dramatist
Celia Dropkin (December 5, 1887 [November 22 in the old Gregorian calendar] - Aug. 18, 1956) was a Yiddish poet. (In Yiddish her name was Tsipe, probably short for Zipporah, and later Tsilye Drapkin ). She was born in Bobruysk, Russian Empire to an assimilated Russian-Jewish family. Her father, a forester, died of tuberculosis when Dropkin was young. Dropkin, with her mother and sister, were taken in by wealthy relatives. Dropkin exhibited intellectual abilities at a young age. She attended Russian-language school and gymnasium (high school), after which she taught briefly in Warsaw. In 1907 she went to Kiev to continue her studies, and there came under the influence of Hebrew writer Uri Nissan Gnessin. Under his tutelage she wrote poetry in Russian. She returned to Bobruysk in 1908, and shortly thereafter met and married Shmaye Dropkin, a Bund activist from Gomel, Belarus. Because of his political activities, he fled to America in 1910, leaving Dropkin and their son to follow two years later.
William Henry Drummond was an Irish-born Canadian poet. He was elected a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature of the United Kingdom in 1898 and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1899.. Scottish poet
Drummond de Andrade, Carlos
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Carlos Drummond de Andrade (October 31, 1902 – August 17, 1987) was perhaps the most influential Brazilian poet of the 20th century. He has become something of a national poet; his poem "Canção Amiga" ("Friendly Song") was printed on the 50 cruzados bill. He is considered to be among the greatest Brazilian poets of all time.
Drummond of Hawthornden, William
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William Drummond, called " of Hawthornden". Scottish poet, was born at Hawthornden, near Edinburgh, on the 13th of December 1585.
Elzbieta Druzbacka (née Kowalska, 1695 or 1698 – March 14, 1765 in Tarnów) was a Polish poet.
John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden.
Deio ab Ieuan Du (fl. 1460-1480) was a Welsh language poet from Ceredigion, west Wales .
du Bartas, Guillaume de Salluste
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Bartas (ba˙r-tä), Guillaume de Salluste du, a French poet, termed 'the divine' by contemporary English writers, born 1544.
Joachim du Bellay was a French poet, critic, and a member of the Pléiade.. French poet critic and a member of La Pléiade
William Edward Burghardt " W. E. B. " Du Bois was an American sociologist, historian, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, author and editor. Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, Du Bois grew up in a relatively tolerant and integrated community. After graduating from Harvard, where he was the first African American to earn a doctorate, he became a professor of history, sociology and economics at Atlanta University. Du Bois was one of the co-founders of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in 1909.
Norman Dubie is an American poet.. American poet
Caroline Dubois (born 1960) is a French poet who lives and works in Paris. Her writing is close to dialogue and she often collaborates with other artists in readings or performances. A presentation of her work appeared in Cahier du Refuge n°: 69, 121.
Bernard Dubourg (20 August 1945 - 20 December 1992) was a French poet, professor of philosophy, translator and Hebrew scholar.
Ducasse, comte de Lautréamont, Isidore
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Comte de Lautréamont (French:  [loteam~] ) was the pseudonym of Isidore-Lucien Ducasse (4 April 1846 – 24 November 1870), an Uruguayan -born French poet.
English poet and critic, who first became known in England under her maiden name of Mary F. Robinson, was born at Leamington on the 27th of February 1856.
Louis Dudek, OC (February 6, 1918 – March 23, 2001) was a Canadian poet, academic, and publisher known for his role in defining Modernism in poetry, and for his literary criticism. He was the author of over two dozen books. "As a critic, teacher and theoretician, Dudek influenced the teaching of Canadian poetry in most schools and universities" in Canada ."
Carol Ann Duffy is a British poet and playwright born in Glasgow, Scotland. Duffy is the first female and first Scottish Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Charles Gavan Duffy, KCMG, PC (12 April 1816 – 9 February 1903), Irish nationalist, journalist, Poet and Australian politician, was the 8th Premier of Victoria and one of the most colourful figures in Victorian political history. Duffy was born in Dublin Street, Monaghan Town, County Monaghan, Ireland, the son of a Catholic shopkeeper. Both his parents died while he was still a child and his uncle, Fr James Duffy, who was the Catholic Parish Priest of Castleblayney, became his guardian for a number of years.
Alan Dugan was an American poet. His poetry is known for its plain and direct language, though it is supported by technical skill; it is generally trenchant and ironic in its criticism of American life and received ideas, and in its frank sensuality alike.. American poet
Michael Dugan (1947 – 16 March 2006) was an Australian poet, children's writer, and editor. In 1968, he first published his own small poetry magazine, Crosscurrents Magazine, from the Melbourne suburb of Canterbury. Dugan also created the King Hippo Poetry Band who performed folk-rock versions of well-known poems. With Phillip Edmonds and Robert Kenny, he was involved in the development of Contempa Publications .
Eileen May Duggan (21 May 1894–10 December 1972) OBE was a New Zealand poet and journalist, from an Irish Roman Catholic family. She worked in Wellington as a journalist, and wrote a weekly article for the Catholic weekly The New Zealand Tablet for almost fifty years.
Laurence "Laurie" James Duggan (born 1949) is an Australian poet, editor, and translator .
Denise Duhamel (born 1961 in Woonsocket, Rhode Island ) is an American poet.
Nurduran Duman (born Çan-Çanakkale, 23 October 1974) is a Turkish poet, writer, essayist, translator.
Marilyn Dumont (born 1955) is a Canadian poet of Cree / Métis descent.
William Dunbar, Scottish poet, was probably a native of East Lothian. This is assumed from a satirical reference in the Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedie, where, too, it is hinted that he was a member of the noble house of Dunbar.. Scots makar
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Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson (July 19, 1875 – September 18, 1935) was an American poet, journalist and political activist. Among the first generation born free in the South after the Civil War, she was one of the prominent African Americans involved in the artistic flourishing of the Harlem Renaissance. Her first husband was the poet Paul Laurence Dunbar ; she then married physician Henry A. Callis ; and last married Robert J. Nelson, a poet and civil rights activist.
Andrew Duncan (born in 1956) is a British poet, critic, and editor. The author of at least seven books of poetry, including Anxiety Before Entering a Room Selected Poems 1977–99 (Salt Publishing, 2001). His work as a literary and cultural critic is most recently on display in The Failure of Conservatism in Modern British Poetry (Salt Publishing, 2003).
Robert Duncan was an American poet and a student of H.D. and the Western esoteric tradition who spent most of his career in and around San Francisco.. American poet; associated with New American Poetry and Black Mountain poets as well as a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance
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Vincent Dunin-Marcinkievic (Belarusian : - ; Polish : Wincenty Dunin-Marcinkiewicz ; c. 1808–1884) was a Belarusian writer, poet, dramatist and social activist and is considered as one of the founders of the modern Belarusian literary tradition and national school theatre.
Helen Dunmore is a British poet, novelist and childrens writer. Educated at the University of York, she now lives in Bristol.. British poet novelist and children's writer
Douglas Eaglesham Dunn, OBE (born October 23, 1942) is a Scottish poet, academic, and critic. He currently lives in Scotland.. Scottish poet academic and critic
Maxell Walter Dumont Dunn (– 4 September 1963) was an Australian editor, publisher, poet, and literary translator.
Stephen Dunn is an American poet. Dunn has written fifteen collections of poetry. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his 2001 collection, Different Hours and has received an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.. American poet
Seán Dunne (1956-1995) was a poet born in Waterford, Ireland .
Duo Duo or Duoduo (Chinese : , 1951 - ) is the pen name of contemporary Chinese poet, Li Shizheng, a prominent exponent of the Chinese Misty Poets. Duo Duo was awarded the 2010 Neustadt International Prize for Literature .
Jacques Dupin (March 4, 1927 in Privas, Ardèche – October 27, 2012 in Paris ) was a French poet, art critic, and co-founder of the journal L'éphemère.
DuPlessis, Rachel Blau
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Rachel Blau DuPlessis (born 1941 in Brooklyn, New York ) is an American poet and essayist, known as a feminist critic and scholar with a special interest in modernist and contemporary poetry.
Jean-Pierre Duprey (1 January 1930, Rouen – 2 October 1959, Paris ) was a French poet and sculptor, one of the modern examples of an accursed poet .
Abu Bakr Muhammad ibn al-Hasan ibn Duraid al-Azdi, often known simply as Ibn Duraid (Arabic : ; 837 – 933 CE), was a famous Arab poet, lexicographer and philologist during the Abbasid era. He is best known for his early and influential dictionary of the Arabic language, Jamhara fi 'l-lugha, which was only the second attempt in history to compose a comprehensive dictionary of the language.
José de Santa Rita Durão was a Colonial Brazilian Neoclassic poet, orator and Augustinian friar. He is considered a forerunner of the " Indianism " in the literature of Brazil, with his epic poem Caramuru .
Paul Durcan (born 16 October 1944) is a contemporary Irish poet .
Lawrence George Durrell (27 February 1912 – 7 November 1990) was an expatriate British novelist, poet, dramatist, and travel writer, though he resisted affiliation with Britain and preferred to be considered cosmopolitan. It has been posthumously suggested that Durrell never had British citizenship, though more accurately, he became defined as a non-patrial in 1968 due to the amendment to the Commonwealth Immigrants Act 1962. Hence, he was denied the right to enter or settle in Britain under new laws and had to apply for a visa for each entry. His most famous work is the tetralogy The Alexandria Quartet.. expatriate British novelist poet dramatist and travel writer
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Michael Madhusudan Dutt was a popular 19th century Bengali poet and dramatist. He was born in Sagardari, on the bank of Kopotakho River, a village in Keshobpur Upozila, Jessore District, East Bengal (now in Bangladesh). He was a pioneer of Bengali drama.
Toru Dutt (Bengali) (March 4, 1856 – August 30, 1877) was an Indian poet who wrote in English .
Sudhindranath Dutta (Bengali : ; 1901–1960) was a Bengali kayastha Indian post-modern poet, essayist, journalist and critic. Sudhindranath is one of the most notable poets after the Tagore -era in Bengali literature.
Stuart Dybek (born 1942) is an American writer.. American poet writer
John Dyer was a painter and Welsh poet turned clergyman of the Church of England who maintained an interest in his Welsh ancestry.
English courtier and poet, son of Sir Thomas Dyer, Kt., was born at Sharpham Park, Somersetshire.
Ieuan Dyfi (c. 1461 – after 1502) was a Welsh language poet.
Henry Jackson van Dyke (November 10, 1852 – April 10, 1933, aged 80) was an American author, educator, and clergyman.
Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman; May 24, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter, poet and painter. He has been a major figure in music for five decades and has had immense influence on popular music. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when he was an informal chronicler, and an apparently reluctant figurehead, of social unrest. Though he is well-known for revolutionizing perceptions of the limits of popular music in 1965 with the six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone," a number of his earlier songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the US civil rights and anti-war movements.. American singer-songwriter musician writer and artist
Edward George Dyson (1865–1931) was an Australian journalist, poet, playwright and short story writer. He was the elder brother of talented illustrators Will Dyson and Ambrose Dyson .
Antranig Dzarugian or Andranik Tsarukyan (TAO : , RAO : , 1913–1989) was an influential diasporan Armenian writer, poet, educator and journalist in the 20th century.