Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - i

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

Nagavarma I (c. 990) was a noted Jain writer and poet in the Kannada language in the late 10th century. His two important works, both of which are available are, Karnataka Kadambari, a champu (mixed prose-verse metre ) based romance novel and an adaptation of Bana 's Sanskrit Kadambari, and Chandombudhi (also spelt Chhandombudhi, lit, "Ocean of prosody" or "Ocean of metres"), the earliest available work on prosody (study of poetic metres) in the language which Nagavarma I claims would command the respect even of poet Kalidasa. According to the scholars K.A. Nilakanta Shastri and R. Narasimhacharya, Nagavarma I belonged to a migrant Brahmin family originally from Vengi (in modern Andhra Pradesh ). According to the modern Kannada poet and scholar Govinda Pai, Nagavarma I lived from 950 AD to 1015 AD. So popular was Nagavarma I's poetic skills that King Bhoja of Malwa (central India ) presented him with horses, in appreciation of his poetic skills.
Iasyr (Yasyr) Shivaza or Shiwaza (Dungan : ; Kyrgyz : ; Russian : ) (18 May 1906 - 18 June 1988) was a Soviet Dungan poet, writer, editor, and scholar.
ibn Abî Sûlmâ, Zuhayr
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Zuhayr, also Zuhair, (Arabic ), full name Zuhayr ibn Abî Sûlmâ, b. c. 520-d. c. 609, was a pre-Islamic Arabian poet who lived in the 6th century AD. He is considered one of the greatest writer of Arabic poetry in pre-Islamic times. Zuhayr belonged to the Muzaynah tribe. His father was a poet. His elder son, Ka'b bin Zuhayr, was also a poet and read poems to Muhammad.. pre-Islamic Arabian poet
Ibn-e-Insha (Punjabi, Urdu : born Sher Muhammad Khan ) on 15 June 1927 died 11 January 1978, was a Pakistani Leftist Urdu poet, humorist, travelogue writer and columnist. Along with his poetry, he was regarded one of the best humorists of Urdu. His poetry has a distinctive diction laced with language reminiscent of Amir Khusro in its use of words and construction that is usually heard in the more earthy dialects of the Hindi-Urdu complex of languages, and his forms and poetic style is an influence on generations of young poets.
Hafez Ibrahim (Arabic : , afe Ibraheem ) (1872–1932) was an Egyptian poet, called (Arabic : , Shaier Al-Neel ), means the Poet of the Nile. He was one of several poets that revived Arabic poetry during the latter half of the 19th century. While still using the classical Arabic system of meter and rhyme, these poets wrote to express new ideas and feelings unknown to the classical poets. Hafez is noted for writing poems on political and social commentary.
Ibrahim Warsame 'Hadrawi', Mohamed
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Hadrawi (born Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame in 1943) (Somali : Maxamed Ibraahim Warsame (Hadraawi), Arabic : ) is a prominent Somali poet and songwriter. He is considered by many to be the greatest living Somali poet, having written many notable protest works. Hadrawi has been likened by some to Shakespeare, and his poetry has been translated into various languages.
Henrik Johan Ibsen (Norwegian:  ['hnk 'psn] ; 20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet. He is often referred to as "the father of realism" and is one of the founders of Modernism in theatre. His major works include Brand, Peer Gynt, An Enemy of the People, Emperor and Galilean, A Doll's House, Hedda Gabler, Ghosts, The Wild Duck, Rosmersholm, and The Master Builder. He is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare, and A Doll's House became the world's most performed play by the early 20th century.
Luys Ycart (fl. 1396–1433), or Lluís Icart (Catalan pronunciation:  [u'iz i'kart] ) in modern orthography, was a Catalan poet. He left behind fourteen lyric poems and a long poem called Consolació i Avís d'amor ("consolation and advice of love"). All of his poetry was produced before the composition of the chansonnier Vega-Aguiló (1420–30), into which it was copied soon after it was written.
Fujiwara no Ietaka ( , 1158 – May 5, 1237 ) was an early Kamakura period Japanese waka poet. Several of his poems are included in the Shin Kokin Wakashu. He was related by marriage to Jakuren, which made him strongly connected to the network of poets of the time. He was a pupil to Fujiwara no Shunzei.
Iglesias, Juan Antonio González
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Juan Antonio González Iglesias (born 1964 in Salamanca ) is a Spanish poet who writes primarily in Castilian. He was the 2006 winner of the Loewe in poetry
David Ignatow (February 7, 1914 – November 17, 1997) was an American poet.
Jaume March (1334/1335–1410) was a Catalan language poet .
Dakotsu Iida ( , Iida Dakotsu , 26 April 1885 – 3 October 1962) was a famous Japanese haiku poet from what is now part of the cirt of Fuefuki, Yamanashi, Japan. Commonly referred to as Dakotsu, his real name was Takeji Iida ( , Iida Takeji ). He trained under Kyoshi Takahama, and was a frequent contributor to such haiku journals as Hototogisu (magazine) and Unmo. He was chief editor of Unmo .
Ikkyu (, Ikkyu Sojun , 1394–1481) (self-named: "Crazy Cloud") was an eccentric, iconoclastic Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and poet. He had a great impact on the infusion of Japanese art and literature with Zen attitudes and ideals.
Ikkyu (, Ikkyu Sojun , 1394–1481) (self-named: "Crazy Cloud") was an eccentric, iconoclastic Japanese Zen Buddhist monk and poet. He had a great impact on the infusion of Japanese art and literature with Zen attitudes and ideals.
Rifat Ilgaz (24 April 1911 – 7 July 1993) was a poet who was born in Cide, Kastamonu, Turkey. He was a teacher, poet, and writer. Ilgaz was one of Turkey’s best-known and most prolific poets and writers, having authored over sixty works.
Attilâ Ilhan (15 June 1925 – 11 October 2005) was a Turkish poet, novelist, essayist, journalist and reviewer .
Attilâ Ilhan (15 June 1925 – 11 October 2005) was a Turkish poet, novelist, essayist, journalist and reviewer .
Akhtar ul Iman (1915–1996) was a noted Urdu poet and screenwriter in Hindi cinema, who had a major influence on modern Urdu nazm.
Naphtali Herz Imber (Hebrew : , Yiddish : , also known as Naphtali Tzvi Imber, Naphtali Zvi Imber, Naphtali Hertz Imber or Naphtali Hirsch Imber, 1856 – 8 October 1909) was a Jewish poet and Zionist who wrote the lyrics of Hatikvah, the national anthem of the State of Israel .
Pierre Imhalsy (born 1939) is a Swiss novelist and poet.
Emrani (or Imrani ; 1454–1536) was a Judæo-Persian poet, being "one of the most prominent Jewish poets of Iran". Emrani was inspired by the earlier poet Shahin to choose "as his field the post-Mosaic era from Joshua to the period of David and Solomon". His major work, Fat-Nameh ("The Book of the Conquest," begun in 1474, unfinished), describes in poetry "the events of the biblical books of Joshua, Ruth, and Samuel". Emrani's last great work, Ganj-Nameh ("The Book of the Treasures"), is "a free poetic paraphrase of and commentary on the mishnaic treatise Avot ".
Eifuku-mon In ( ) (also written Eifuku Mon'in) or Saionji Shoko (, , 1271–June 10, 1342) was a celebrated Japanese poet of the Kamakura period, and a consort of the 92nd emperor, Fushimi. She was a member of the Kyogoku school of verse (, Kyogoku-ha ), and her work appears in the Gyokuyoshu.
Sabit Ince (born 27 August 1954 in Nevsehir ) is a Turkish poet and Islamist scholar.
Indarte, José Rivera
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José Rivera Indarte (Córdoba, 1814 - Santa Catarina, 1845) was an Argentine poet and journalist. He has been both a supporter and critic of Juan Manuel de Rosas, writing first the " Anthem of the restorers " and later the " Blood tables ".
Indhobuur, Abdi Bashir
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Abdi Bashiir Indhobuur was a Somali poet and songwriter. He wrote a song called Arligeygow, translated to mean My Land. He is now dead.
Rahat Indori (Urdu : ) (Hindi :. ) (born January 1, 1950) is an eminent Urdu language poet and a bollywood lyricist. Prior to this he was a pedagogist of Urdu literature at Indore University .
Reginald Charles (Rex) Ingamells (19 January 1913 – 30 December 1955) was an Australian poet, generally credited with being the leading light of the Jindyworobak Movement.
Jean Ingelow (17 March 1820 – 20 July 1897), was an English poet and novelist. Jean Ingelow died at her home in Kensington, London, July 19, 1897, at the age of sixty-seven, having been born in Boston, Lincolnshire, in 1830.
Ingemann, Bernhard Severin
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Danish poet and novelist, was born at Torkildstrup, in the island of Falster, on the 28th of May 1789.
Peter Inman (writing as P. Inman ) is an American poet who was born in 1947 and raised on Long Island. He is a graduate of Georgetown University. Since 1980 he has worked at the Library of Congress, where he has been a union activist (i.e. shop steward, executive officer, union rep and contract negotiator) for Local 2910 of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees AFSCME. He has described his politics as "class-based & socialist ". His work has appeared in magazines and anthologies including: In the American Tree (edited by Ron Silliman ) and From the Other Side of the Century. He resides in Maryland with the poet Tina Darragh.
Susan Ioannou (born 1944) is a Canadian poet who lives in Toronto, Ontario. She was previously an English teacher at Bloor Collegiate Institute, for six years during the 1970s. [1] From 1980 to 1989, she served as Associate Editor of Cross-Canada Writers' Quarterly/Magazine, and into the 1990s, led poetry workshops for the Toronto Board of Education, Ryerson University, and University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies. In 1985, she founded the writers' resource Wordwrights Canada, and in 1988, created its poetry course, now the online Lessons in Writing the Poem.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal
Iqbal, Allama Muhammad
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Allama Muhammad Iqbal is one of the greatest Urdu poets in the contemporary world. Iqbal is famous for his poetry in Urdu and Persian. He is also given much credit for his works on political and religious philosophy in Islam. The life history of Allama Muhammad Iqbal is very interesting and this section titled as Allama Muhammad Iqbal biography shall give you further information about his life.
Zafar Iqbal (Urdu : — afar Iqbal ), an Urdu poet, based in Okara, Pakistan, is known for his innovative style of poetry, in the genre of ghazal. The diction of his ghazal is entirely different from traditional Urdu poetry, making him popular and unpopular at the same time. He is a lawyer by profession, and regularly contributes articles to an Urdu newspaper, Daily Jinnah.
Iratsume, Otomo no Sakanoe no
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Otomo no Sakanoue no Iratsume ( , c. 700–750) was a female Japanese poet, important in her time, with 79 poems in the Man'yoshu .
Valentin Iremonger (1918 - 22 May 1991) was an Irish diplomat and poet .
Mark Irwin, A.S.C., C.S.C. (born August 7, 1950) is a Canadian cinematographer .
Avetik Isahakyan (Armenian: ; Russian: ; October 31 1875), Ghazarapat, near Aleksandropol, current Gyumri, Russian Empire – October 17, 1957, Yerevan) was a prominent Armenian lyric poet, writer, academian and public activist.. an Armenian lyric poet
Count Yoshii Isamu ( , October 8, 1886 - November 9, 1960) was a Japanese tanka poet and playwright writer active in Taisho and Showa period Japan. Attracted to European romanticism in his youth, his later works were more subdued.
Lady Ise (or Ise no miyasudokoro ) (c. 875 – c. 938) was a female Japanese poet in the Imperial court's waka tradition. She was born to Fujiwara no Tsugukage of Ise Province, and eventually became the lover of the Prince Atsuyoshi and a concubine to Emperor Uda ; her son by him was Prince Yuki-Akari.
Takuboku Ishikawa ( , Ishikawa Takuboku , February 20, 1886 – April 13, 1912) was a Japanese poet. He died of tuberculosis. Well known as both a tanka and "modern-style" (, shintaishi ) or "free-style" (, jiyushi ) poet, he began as a member of the Myojo group of naturalist poets but later joined the "socialistic" group of Japanese poets and renounced naturalism.
This is an article about the Telugu-language Indian poet. For the Taliban leader, see Ahmad Shah (Taliban)
Taufiq Ismail is an Indonesian poet and activist. Ismail figured prominently in Indonesian literature of the post- Sukarno period and is considered one of the pioneers of the "Generation of '66". He completed his education at the University of Indonesia. Before becoming active as a writer, he taught at the Institut Pertanian Bogor. In 1963, he signed the "Cultural Manifesto"; a document that opposed linking art to politics. This cost him his teaching position at the Institut.
Isidore Isou (January 31, 1925 – July 28, 2007), born Ioan-Isidor Goldstein, was a Romanian -born French poet, film critic and visual artist. He was the founder of Lettrism, an art and literary movement which owed inspiration to Dada and Surrealism .
A Japanese writer of haikai (haiku) known for his hokku verses.. Japanese haikai poet
Frances Susan Itani (born 25 August 1942) (née Hill) is a Canadian fiction writer, poet and essayist. She is a Member of the Order of Canada .
Hanabusa Itcho ( , 1652 – February 7, 1724) was a Japanese painter, calligrapher, and haiku poet. He originally trained in the Kano style, under Kano Yasunobu, but ultimately rejected that style and became a literati (bunjin ). He was also known as Hishikawa Wao and by a number of other art-names .
Takamure Itsue ( , January 18, 1894 - June 7, 1964) was a Japanese poet, activist - writer, feminist, anarchist, ethnologist and historian .
Ivar Vidrik Ivask (December 17, 1927 Riga – September 23, 1992 Fountainstown, Ireland ) was an Estonian poet and literary scholar.
Iwaszkiewicz, Jaroslaw
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Jaroslaw Iwaszkiewicz, also known under his literary pseudonym Eleuter (20 February 1894 – 2 March 1980), was a Polish poet, essayist, dramatist and writer. He is mostly recognized for his literary achievements in poetry before World War II, but also criticized as a long-term political opportunist in the communist Poland, actively participating in the slander of Czeslaw Milosz and other expatriates. He was removed from school textbooks by the new liberal regime in the early nineties.
William IX, Duke of Aquitaine
IX, Duke of Aquitaine, William
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William IX, Duke of Aquitaine (1071–1126), best known as the earliest troubadour whose works have survived
Ulloor S Parameswara Iyer
Iyer, Ulloor S Parameswara
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Ulloor S. Parameswara Iyer (1877-1949) (Malayalam : . ), commonly known as Ulloor, was a famous Malayalam poet and a noted historian. He was one of the famous triumvirate poets of Kerala, South India in the first half of the 20th century. [ citation needed ]
Izhar ul Haq, Muhammad
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Muhammad Izhar ul Haq, (Urdu: ) is a columnist and a renowned poet of Urdu language, in Pakistan. He has received international recognition for his contribution to Urdu literature, and has been awarded Pakistan’s highest civil award Pride of performance in 2008. He has published four books of Urdu poetry and writes weekly column in Daily Dunya.
Jacques Izoard (29 May 1936 – 19 July 2008) was a Belgian poet and essayist. He was born Jacques Delmotte at Liège .