Famous Poets: Beginning with the letter - w

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

Wace (c. 1110 – after 1174 ), sometimes referred to as Robert Wace, was a Norman poet, who was born in Jersey and brought up in mainland Normandy (he tells us in the Roman de Rou that he was taken as a child to Caen ), ending his career as Canon of Bayeux .
Miriam Waddington (née Dworkin, 23 December 1917 – 3 March 2004) was a Canadian poet, short story writer and translator .
Sidney Wade (born 1951) is an American poet. She currently holds the position of Professor of creative writing at the University of Florida, where she has taught since 1993.. American poet and professor
Saleel Wagh is a Marathi poet, translator and critic based in Pune .
David Russell Wagoner (born June 5, 1926) is an American poet who has written many poetry collections and ten novels. Two of his books have been nominated for National Book Awards .
Frederick James Wah (born January 23, 1939) is a Canadian poet, novelist, scholar and the current Canadian Parliamentary Poet Laureate .
Nushoor Wahidi (Wahedi or Vahidi) (Urdu: ) was a famous Indian Urdu poet.
Sikandar Ali Wajd (1914–1983) was a talented Urdu poet from Aurangabad, Maharashtra India. He had equal proficiency in composing gazals and poems.
Bronislawa Wajs (17 August 1908, Lublin - 8 February 1987, Inowroclaw ) was a Polish - Romani classic poet and singer .
Bokusui Wakayama ( , Wakayama Bokusui , August 24, 1885–September 17, 1928) was a Japanese author. Wakayama was a Naturalist tanka poet who was active at the beginning of the 20th century, during the tanka revival started by Yosano Tekkan. He traveled all over Japan and Korea, which, at that time, was under Imperial Japanese control composing many tankas about the places he visited. He also loved sake. Heavy drinking eventually damaged his liver and he died relatively young.
American poet associated with the deep image confessional and Beat poets.
Baha al-Din Muhammad-i Walad (Persian : ), more popularly known as Sultan Walad (Persian : , Turkish : Sultan Veled ) was the eldest son of Jalal Al-Din Rumi, Persian poet and Sufi, and one of the founders of the Mawlawiya (Persian : )order.
Derek Alton Walcott is a Saint Lucian poet and playwright. He received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature. He is currently Professor of Poetry at the University of Essex. His works include the Homeric epic poem Omeros (1990), which many critics view "as Walcott's major achievement."
Anne Waldman (born April 2, 1945) is an American poet. Since the 1960s, Waldman has been an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry community as a writer, performer, collaborator, professor, editor, scholar, and cultural/political activist. She has also been connected to the Beat poets.
Rosmarie Waldrop (born August 24, 1935) is a contemporary American poet, translator and publisher. Born in Germany, she has lived in the United States since 1958. She has lived in Providence, Rhode Island since the late 1960s. Waldrop is coeditor and publisher of Burning Deck Press, as well as the author or coauthor (as of 2006) of 17 books of poetry, two novels, and three books of criticism.. German-American poet translator and publisher
Arthur David Waley CH, CBE (19 August 1889 – 27 June 1966) was an English orientalist and sinologist.. English orientalist and sinologist; poet and translator
Wali Muhammad Wali (1667–1707), (also known as Wali Deccani, Urdu: , Wali Gujarati and Wali Aurangabadi) was a classical Urdu poet from India. He is the first established poet to have composed Ghazals in Urdu language and compiled a divan (a collection of ghazals where the entire alphabet is used at least once as the last letter to define the rhyme pattern).
Alice Walker is an American poet, activist, author and feminist. She is one of the most celebrated in modern history. Her most famous work, The Color Purple, won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and it remains one of the bestselling books in the United States.
Annie Louisa Walker: Canadian poet. Annie Louisa Walker poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Annie Louisa Walker biography.
Margaret Abigail Walker Alexander (July 7, 1915 – November 30, 1998) was an African-American poet and writer. Born in Birmingham, Alabama, she wrote as Margaret Walker. One of her best-known poems is For My People.. African American writer
Rob Walker is a contemporary Australian poet and writer. (Pen names: rob walker, robwalkerpoet.) His poetry has been published widely in magazines, journals, anthologies and online since the mid-1990s. His work has been translated into Arabic, Spanish and Dutch, text-published in English in France and India and e-published on most continents.
Arnold Wall (1869–1966) was a notable New Zealand university professor, philologist, poet, mountaineer, botanist, writer and radio broadcaster. He was born in Nuwara Eliya, Ceylon in 1869.
Bronwen Wallace (26 May 1945 – 25 August 1989) was a Canadian poet and short story writer.
Wallace-Crabbe, Chris
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Chris Wallace-Crabbe AM (born 6 May 1934) is an Australian poet and Emeritus Professor in The Australian Centre, University of Melbourne .
Yona Wallach (Hebrew : ; June 10, 1944 – September 29, 1985) was an Israeli poet .
Edmund Waller, FRS (3 March 1606 – 21 October 1687) was an English poet and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1624 and 1679.. English poet and politician
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Waller Proctor, Bryan
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Bryan Waller Procter (pseud. Barry Cornwall ) (21 November 1787 – 5 October 1874) was an English poet .
Tom Walmsley (born December 13, 1948 in Liverpool, England ) is a Canadian playwright, novelist, poet and screenwriter.
Martin Walser (born 24 March 1927 in Wasserburg am Bodensee, on Lake Constance) is a German writer. He became famous for describing the conflicts his anti-heroes have in his novels and stories. In 1998 he was awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade in Frankfurt.. German writer
Agnes Walsh (born 1950, Placentia ) is a Canadian actor, poet, playwright and storyteller from Newfoundland .
Catherine Walsh (born 1964) is an Irish poet. She was born in Dublin, and grew up there and in rural Wexford. She is the founder and co-editor of hardPressed Poetry with Billy Mills. She currently lives in Limerick. She served as Holloway Lecturer on the Practice of Poetry at University of California, Berkeley for 2012/13.
David Waltner-Toews (1948-) is a Canadian epidemiologist, essayist, poet, fiction writer, veterinarian, and a specialist in the epidemiology of food and waterborne diseases, zoonoses and ecosystem health. He is best known for his work on animal and human infectious diseases in relation to complexity.
Ania Walwicz (born 1951) is a contemporary Australian poet and prose writer, and visual artist.
Einion Wan (fl. c. 1202-45) was a Welsh language court poet whose surviving poems include elegies to Llywelyn the Great and Madog ap Gruffydd "Maelor" ap Madog, Prince of Powys Fadog .
Shangguan Wan'er (664 –21 July 710), imperial consort rank Zhaorong, posthumous name Wenhui, was the granddaughter of Shangguan Yi and was one of the women most famous [ citation needed ] in Chinese history for her talent. She was a poet, writer and politician of the Tang Dynasty, as well as an imperial consort (concubine ) of Emperor Zhongzong .
. American poet
Yang Wanli (or Yang Wan-Li ) (1127–1206) was a Chinese poet, born in Jishui, Jiangxi. He was one of the "four masters" of Song Dynasty poetry.
Sarah Wardle was born in London in 1969, and educated at Cheltenham Ladies' College. She studied Classics at Lincoln College, Oxford, and English at Sussex University. She was President of Oxford University Conservative Association during Trinity term, 1989. In 1999, she won the Geoffrey Dearmer Memorial Prize and Poetry Review ’s new poet of the year award. Her first collection of poetry, Fields Away, was published by Bloodaxe Books in 2003, and was shortlisted for the Forward Poetry Prize (Best First Collection).
Emily Warn, American poet
Crystal Warren (born 1969) is a South African poet.
Mercy Otis Warren (September 14, [September 25, New Style] 1728 – October 19, 1814) was a political writer and propagandist of the American Revolution. In the eighteenth century, topics such as politics and war were thought to be the province of men. Few men and fewer women had the education or training to write about these subjects. Warren was an exception. During the years before the American Revolution, Warren published poems and plays that attacked royal authority in Massachusetts and urged colonists to resist British infringements on colonial rights and liberties.
. American poet novelist and literary critic; one of the founders of New Criticism
Warrier, N.V. Krishna
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N. V. Krishna Warrier (1911-1989) was an Indian poet, newspaper editor and scholar.
Unnayi Variyar (also, Variar/Warrier/Warriar was a poet, writer, scholar, dramatist who lived in Kerala, India during the later part of the 17th century.He gave immense contributions to the art of Kathakali the classical dance-drama form of Kerala. He is widely renowned for his chef-d'oeuvre Nalacharitham aattakatha.
Warsame, Mohamed Ibrahim
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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.
Muzaffar Warsi (Urdu : ) (born 20 December 1933 in Meerath, India died 28 January 2011) was a prominent Urdu poet, critic, essayist, a lyricist par excellence, and scholar of Pakistan. He was one whose work never fails to surprise. A humble man with humble beginnings who is unafraid of experimenting. He began more than five decades ago comprises a rich repertoire of not just Naats, but also authoring several anthologies of Ghazals, Nazms & hycoes including his autobiography Gaye dinon ka suraagh which is considered to be a classic. He was writing quatrains every day for Pakistan's Renowned daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt .
Raees Warsi (Urdu) is an Urdu poet, writer, lyricist and TV Anchor from Pakistan. He has blended contemporary issues into classic rhyme. Where Urdu poetry was confined to the issues of love, romance and its tragedies till the early 20th century, Warsi and some other notable contemporary poetry have expanded Urdu poetry to the demands of modern realism while still maintaining the classic rhyme. He currently resides in the United States.
Joseph Warton (April 1722 – 23 February 1800) was an English academic and literary critic .
An English literary historian and critic, as well as a poet.. English literary historian critic and poet
Wasif Ali Wasif (15 January 1929 – 18 January 1993) was a teacher, writer, poet and sufi intellectual from Pakistan. He is famous for his unique literary style. Many of his APHORISMS have become proverbs in recent years. His first book "Kiran Kiran Suraj" containing these Aphorisms was published in year 1985 and remained best seller for many many years. He used to write short essays on topics like love, life, fortune, fear, hope, expectation, promise, prayer, happiness, sorrow and so on with clear objective of highlighting the true spirit of Islam. He was regular columnist of Pakistani Urdu daily newspaper Nawa-i-Waqt. His column was named "GUFTAGOO" and it started publishing in newspaper in 1984. His first column was on "Muhabbat". In his life, most of his columns were combined to form two books (Dil Darya Samandar, Qatra Qatra Qulzam" with his own selected title. Later on a third book "Harf Harf Haqeeqat" containing these essays was published after he died in 1993. He did poetry in Urdu and Punjabi languages. Probably no contemporary Urdu writer is more cited in quotations than he is. Later years he used to answer questions in regular gatherings arranged every Thursday at his residence and every Friday at someone else's place in Lahore attended by the notable community. Many of these Q & A sessions were recorded in audio and were later transcribed and published as Guftgoo (talk) series. His mehfils never had a set subject nor did he delivered lecture on chosen topics. His way was to ask people if they had questions and then he used to respond to those questions in his highly original style. His thought was more on mysticism, spirituality and humanity. There are about 40 books to his credit including “Shab Chiragh”, “Kiran Kiran Sooraj”, and “Dil Darya Samundar”.
José Watanabe (1946-April 25, 2007) was a Peruvian poet who won a number of literary awards.
George Roger Waters (born 6 September 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and composer. In 1965, he co-founded the progressive rock band Pink Floyd, serving as bassist and co-lead vocalist. Following the departure of bandmate Syd Barrett in 1968, Waters became the band's lyricist, principal songwriter and conceptual leader. The band subsequently achieved international success with the concept albums The Dark Side of the Moon, Wish You Were Here, Animals, The Wall and The Final Cut. Although Waters' primary instrument in Pink Floyd was the bass guitar, he also experimented with synthesisers and tape loops and played rhythm guitar on recordings and in concerts. Amid creative differences within the band, Waters left Pink Floyd in 1985 and began a legal dispute with the remaining members over their intended use of the band's name and material. They settled the dispute out of court in 1987, and nearly eighteen years passed before he performed with Pink Floyd again. They have sold more than 250 million albums worldwide, including 74.5 million units sold in the United States as of 2013 [update] .
Samuel Wagan Watson (born 1972) is a contemporary Indigenous Australian poet .
Stephen Watson (6 November 1954 – 10 April 2011) was a South African poet.
Barrett Watten (born October 3, 1948) is an American poet, editor, and educator often associated with the Language poets.. American poet editor and educator; associated with the Language poets
. English hymn writer theologian and logician
Thomas Ethan Wayman (born 13 August 1945) is a Canadian poet and academic .
David Wayne (January 30, 1914 – February 9, 1995) was an American stage and screen actor with a career spanning nearly 50 years.
Adam Wazyk born Ajzyk Wagman (November 17, 1905 – August 13, 1982) was a Polish poet, essayist and writer born to a Jewish family in Warsaw. In his early career, he was associated with the Kraków avant-garde led by Tadeusz Peiper who published Zwrotnica monthly. Wazyk wrote several collections of poetry in the interwar years. His work during this period focused largely on the losses of World War I .
Alan Wearne (born 1948) is an Australian poet.
Charles or Charlie Webb may refer to:
Francis Charles Webb-Wagg (8 February 1925 – 23 November 1973) was an Australian poet who published under the name Francis Webb. Diagnosed as suffering from schizophrenia in the 1950s, he spent most of his adult life in and out of psychiatric hospitals. His output was prolific and his work has often been published in anthologies.
Phyllis Webb, OC (born April 8, 1927) is a Canadian poet and radio broadcaster. The Canadian Encyclopedia describes her as "a writer of stature in Canadian letters", and calls her work "brilliantly crafted, formal in its energies and humane in its concern".
John Webster (c.1580 – c.1634) was an English Jacobean dramatist best known for his tragedies The White Devil and The Duchess of Malfi, which are often regarded as masterpieces of the early 17th-century English stage. He was a contemporary of William Shakespeare.. English Jacobean dramatist
Webster, Mary Morison
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Mary Morison Webster (1894–1980) was a Scottish born novelist and poet who came to South Africa with her family in 1920. She lived in Johannesburg where she was an influential book reviewer for The Rand Daily Mail and Sunday Times for 40 years. She wrote five novels, including one in collaboration with her sister, novelist Elizabeth Charlotte Webster and several collections of poetry.
Ian Curtis Wedde, ONZM (born 17 October 1946) is a New Zealand poet, fiction writer, critic, and art curator.
Wedderburn Cannan, Mary
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May Wedderburn Cannan (1893–1973) was a British poet who was active in World War I .
Rebecca Wee, American poet, professor
A Tang Dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter and statesman.. Chinese priestess and poet
Wang Wei (Chinese ) (1597-1647) was a Chinese poet .
Wang Wei (traditional Chinese : ; simplified Chinese : ; pinyin : Wáng Wéi ; Wade–Giles : Wang Wei ) (699-759 ) and also known by other names such as Wang Youcheng, was a Tang Dynasty Chinese poet, musician, painter, and statesman. He was one of the most famous men of arts and letters of his time. Many of his poems are preserved, and twenty-nine were included in the highly influential 18th century anthology Three Hundred Tang Poems .
George Henry Weideman (2 July 1947 – 27 August 2008) was a South African poet and writer. Born in Cradock, Eastern Cape, he grew up between the Karoo of the Eastern Cape and the Northern Cape. He matriculated from Namakwaland High School in Springbok .
John Weier is a Canadian poet born Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1949. Formerly the President of the League of Canadian Poets, he has published five collections of poetry as well as a number of works of fiction and non-fiction. He was recently the Writer-in-Residence at the Winnipeg Public Library, owns his own chapbook company, and also works as a professional luthier. In 2004 his book "Stand the Sacred Tree: Journeys in Place and Memory" was shortlisted for the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award.
Hannah Adelle Weiner (née Finegold) (4 November 1928 — 11 September 1997) was an American poet who is often grouped with the Language poets because of the prominent place she assumed in the poetics of that group.. American Language poet.
Robert Stanley Weir, FRSC, (November 15, 1856 – August 20, 1926) was a Montreal, Quebec judge and poet most famous for writing the English lyrics to O Canada, the national anthem of Canada. He was educated as a teacher and lawyer and considered one of the leading experts of the day on Quebec's municipal civil law. He was appointed a municipal court judge and a judge for the Exchequer Court of Canada .
Silas Weir Mitchell (February 15, 1829 – January 4, 1914) was an American physician and writer known for his discovery of causalgia .
Lewis Barrett "Lew" Welch, Jr. (August 16, 1926 – May 1971) was an American poet associated with the Beat generation of poets, artists, and iconoclasts .
Weld Grimke, Angelina
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Angelina Weld Grimké (February 27, 1880 – June 10, 1958) was an African-American journalist, teacher, playwright and poet who was part of the Harlem Renaissance ; she was one of the first African-American women to have a play publicly performed.
Marjorie Welish (born June 2, 1944) is an American poet, artist, and art critic.
Zachariah Wells (born 1976) is a Canadian poet, critic, essayist and editor .
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Arnaud "Arna" Wendell Bontemps (October 13, 1902 - June 4, 1973) was a well-known American poet and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance.. American poet and a noted member of the Harlem Renaissance
Cai Yan (birth and death dates unknown), style name Wenji, was a Han Dynasty poet and musician. She was the daughter of Cai Yong. Her style name was originally Zhaoji, but was changed to Wenji during the Jin Dynasty to avoid a naming conflict with Sima Zhao, the father of the Jin Dynasty's founding emperor Sima Yan. Cai spent part of her life as a prisoner of the Xiongnu until the warlord Cao Cao paid a heavy ransom to bring her back to the Han Dynasty's domain in 207.
Zhuo Wenjun, or Wen Jun, (2nd century BC) was a Chinese poet of the Western Han dynasty. As a young widow, Zhuo Wenjun eloped with the poet Sima Xiangru. The poem Baitou Yin (, Song of White Hairs) which complains at the inconstancy of male love, is attributed to her.
Gunnar Wennerberg (Lidköping 2 October 1817 – Läckö 24 August 1901), Swedish poet, composer and politician. His niece Sara Wennerberg-Reuter (1875–1959) was also a well-known musician; she was an organist and composer.
Wentworth, Marjory Heath
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Marjory Heath Wentworth (born June 3, 1958) is an American poet. She was named by Governor Mark Sanford as the sixth South Carolina Poet Laureate in 2003.
William Charles Wentworth (13 August 1790 – 20 March 1872) was an Australian poet, explorer, journalist and politician, and one of the leading figures of early colonial New South Wales. He was the first native-born Australian to achieve a reputation overseas, and a leading advocate for self-government for the Australian colonies.
Franz Werfel (10 September 1890 – 26 August 1945) was an Austrian-Bohemian novelist, playwright, and poet.. Austrian-Bohemian novelist playwright and poet
Wershler-Henry, Darren
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Darren Wershler, aka Darren Wershler-Henry, (b. 1966) is a Canadian experimental poet, non-fiction writer and cultural critic.
Jacques Werup, born January 14, 1945 in Malmö, is a Swedish musician, author, poet, stage artist and screenwriter. Werup's poetry is often associated to jazz. He was a childhood friend of Mikael Wiehe and Göran Skytte and had his first novel published in 1971. He has co-written many songs with long-time collaborator and composer Michael Saxell for various projects including Gör mig lite levande which is a CD and nationwide stage show with Swedish singer Lill Lindfors and En känsla av ljus, which is a concert Werup and Saxell wrote and performed with Mats Ronander and Benneth Fagerlund. Werup now lives in Ystad .
David Wevill (born 1935, Japan ) is a Canadian poet and translator. He became a dual citizen (American and Canadian) in 1994. Wevill is a professor emeritus in the Department of English at The University of Texas at Austin.
Philip Glenn Whalen (20 October 1923 – 26 June 2002) was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance and close to the Beat generation.. American poet Zen Buddhist and a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance; close to the Beat generation
Dawud Wharnsby (born David Howard Wharnsby on June 27, 1972) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, poet, performer, educator and television personality. A multi-instrumentalist, he is best known for his work in the musical/poetic genre of English Language nasheed and spoken word.
Edith Wharton (/ ' i d ' w r t n / ; born Edith Newbold Jones, January 24, 1862 – August 11, 1937) was a Pulitzer Prize -winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in years 1927, 1928 and 1930.
Gordon Wharton (born in 1929, in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire ), died 2 December 2011 (http://richardawarren.wordpress.com/back-from-oblivion-tracking-the-poetry-of-gordon-wharton/ ) was a British poet .
Herb Wharton (born 1936) is an Indigenous Australian former stockman and now internationally recognised poet and novelist .
Phillis Wheatley was the first African American female writer to be published in the United States.
John Wheelwright (c.1592–1679), was a Puritan clergyman in England and America, and was most noted for being banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony during the Antinomian Controversy, and for subsequently establishing the town of Exeter, New Hampshire. Born in Lincolnshire, England, he was raised in a family with substantial means, and received both a B.A. and M.A. at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge where he was a noted athlete and where Oliver Cromwell was a college mate of his. Ordained in 1619, he became the vicar of the church in Bilsby, Lincolnshire, and held this position for ten years until removed for simony .
Elwyn Brooks "E. B." White (July 11, 1899 – October 1, 1985), was an American writer. He was a contributor to The New Yorker magazine and a co-author of the English language style guide, The Elements of Style, which is commonly known as "Strunk & White". He also wrote books for children, including Charlotte's Web, Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan. Charlotte's Web was voted the top children's novel in a 2012 survey of School Library Journal readers, not for the first time.
James White or Jim White may refer to:
Maria White Lowell (July 8, 1821 – October 27, 1853) was an American poet and abolitionist.. American poet and abolitionist
American Walt Whitman, born on May 31, 1819, is considered to be one of the world's greatest and most influential poets and writers.
Isabella Whitney (born late 1540s; fl. 1567–1573) is the earliest identified woman to have published secular poetry in the English language. She has been called "the first professional woman poet in England.". English poet
Zoe Whittall (born February 16, 1976) is a Canadian poet and novelist. She has published three novels and three poetry collections. Her latest novel is Holding Still for as Long as Possible, published by House of Anansi Press.
Edward Reed Whittemore, Jr. (born September 11, 1919) is an American poet, biographer, critic, literary journalist and college professor. He was appointed the sixteenth and later the twenty-eighth Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1946, and in 1984.. American poet biographer critic literary journalist and college professor
John Greenleaf Whittier
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An American Quaker poet and forceful advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States.. American poet
Les Wicks (born 1955) is an Australian poet, publisher and editor. He has a long list of achievements in writing, publishing and broadcasting. This includes the publication of eight books of poetry.. Australian poet publisher and editor
Margaret Widdemer (September 30, 1884 – July 14, 1978) was a U.S. poet and novelist. She won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (known then as the Columbia University Prize) in 1919 for her collection The Old Road to Paradise, sharing the prize with Carl Sandburg, who won for his collection Corn Huskers.
Ulrika Carolina Widström, (24 November 1764, Stockholm - 19 February 1841), was a Swedish poet and translator.. Swedish poet and translator
John Joseph Wieners (6 January 1934 – 1 March 2002) was an American lyric poet.. American lyric poet
Wierzynski, Kazimierz
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Kazimierz Wierzynski (Drohobycz, Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria, 27 August 1894 – 13 February 1969, London ) was a Polish poet and journalist ; an elected member of the prestigious Polish Academy of Literature in the Second Polish Republic.
Meir Wieseltier (Hebrew : , born 1941) is a prize-winning Israeli poet and translator.
Ljubo Wiesner (February 2, 1885 in Zagreb – July 3, 1951) was a Croatian poet. He was a follower of Antun Gustav Matoš 's work.
Wigglesworth, Michael
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Michael Wigglesworth (1631–1705) was a Puritan minister and poet whose poem The Day of Doom was a bestseller in early New England .
T. Wignesan was a pupil of the V.I. from 1947 to 1950. He was an assistant librarian and a member of the Hepponstall House cricket and hockey teams as well as a member of the V.I. Cricket XI in 1949-51. His working life in his teens and twenties had included stints as a manual labourer, clerk, journalist (Malay Mail & Malayan Times) and/or as a school teacher in the following towns/cities: Sungei Rengam, Seremban, Kuala Lumpur, London, and Heidelberg. For a brief period, 1964-65, he was the London Correspondent of the Straits Times Press Group. Later he taught English at the school and faculty level in Madrid and literatures in English at the European Division of the University of Maryland and at the University of Sorbonne-Nouvelle.
. American poet and literary translator; US Poet Laureate 1987–88 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry 1957 & 1989
Wilcock, Juan Rodolfo
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Juan Rodolfo Wilcock (17 April 1919 - 16 March 1978) was an Argentine writer, poet, critic and translator. He was the son of Charles Leonard Wilcock and Ida Romegialli.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox: American poet. Ella Wheeler Wilcox poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Ella Wheeler Wilcox biography.
Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (27 December 1821 – 3 February 1896) (born Jane Francesca Elgee in Dublin) was an Irish poet under the pen name "Speranza" and supporter of the nationalist movement; had a special interest on Irish Fairy Tales, which she helped to gather. She married Sir William Wilde on 12 November 1851, and they had three children: William 'Willie' Charles Kingsbury Wilde (1852 – 1899), Oscar Wilde (1854–1900), and Isola Francesca Emily Wilde (1857–1867).. Irish poet and nationalist
An Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist, poet, short story writer and Freemason.. Irish writer playwright and poet
Anne Wilkinson (September 21, 1910 – May 10, 1961) was a Canadian poet who was part of the modernist movement in Canadian poetry in the 1940s and 50s, one of only a few prominent women poets of the time along with Dorothy Livesay and P.K. Page. Wilkinson published two books of poetry, Counterpoint to Sleep (1951) and The Hangman Ties the Holly (1955). She also wrote a family history about her maternal family, the Oslers, and a children's story before her early death from cancer in 1961. She also published work in several prominent Canadian literary journals of the day, including Northern Review and the Tamarack Review. Forgotten for several decades, her work has enjoyed a minor revival since the publication in 2004 of Heresies: The Complete Poems of Anne Wilkinson (1924–1961), edited by Dean Irvine.
John Wilkinson (born 1953) is a contemporary English poet.. English poet
Liam Wilkinson: English poet. Liam Wilkinson poems, poetry, biography, quotes, poems, Liam Wilkinson biography.
Nancy Willard (born June 26, 1936) is an American writer: novelist, poet, author and occasional illustrator of children's books. She won the 1982 Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn.
C. K. Williams (born Charles Kenneth Williams on November 4, 1936) is an American poet, critic and translator. Williams has won nearly every major poetry award. Flesh and Blood won the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1987. Repair (1999) won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry, was a National Book Award finalist and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. The Singing won the National Book Award, 2003 and in 2005 Williams received the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. The 2012 film Tar related aspects of Williams' life using his poetry.
Emmett Williams (4 April 1925 – 14 February 2007) was an American poet and visual artist.. American poet and visual artist
Hugo Williams (born Hugh Anthony Mordaunt Vyner Williams 20 February 1942) is a British poet, journalist and travel writer.
John Towner Williams, Jr. (born February 8, 1932) is an American composer, conductor and pianist. He is considered to be one of the greatest film composers of all time. In a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history, including Jaws, the Star Wars series, Superman, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, the first two Home Alone films, Hook, Jurassic Park, Schindler's List, Saving Private Ryan, the first three Harry Potter films, Catch Me If You Can, Memoirs of a Geisha, War Horse, and Lincoln. He has had a long association with director Steven Spielberg, composing the music for all but one (The Color Purple ) of Spielberg's major feature films.
Jonathan Williams (March 8, 1929 – March 16, 2008) was an American poet, publisher, essayist, and photographer. He is known as the founder of The Jargon Society, which has published poetry, experimental fiction, photography, and folk art since 1951.
(Clifton) Mark Williams (born 12th October 1951) MA (Hons) (Auckland ), Ph.D (1983) (British Columbia ) is a New Zealand poet, writer, academic, critic, editor of contemporary New Zealand literature. He is Professor of English at Victoria University of Wellington .
Miller Williams (born April 8, 1930) is an American contemporary poet, as well as a translator and editor. He has authored over twenty-five books and won several awards for his poetry. His accomplishments have been chronicled in Arkansas Biography. He is perhaps best known for reading a poem at President Clinton's 1997 inauguration.. American poet translator and editor
Oscar Williams (December 29, 1900 - October 10, 1964) was an American anthologist and poet. Oscar Williams was his pen name.. Jewish Ukrainian-American anthologist and poet
Williams, Richard D'Alton
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Richard D'Alton Williams (8 October 1822 – 5 July 1862) was an Irish physician and poet, "Shamrock" of the Nation.
Saul Stacey Williams (born February 29, 1972) is an American poet, writer, actor and musician known for his blend of poetry and alternative hip hop and for his leading role in the 1998 independent film Slam.. African American singer musician poet writer and actor
Waldo (Goronwy) Williams (30 September 1904 – 20 May 1971) was one of the leading Welsh language poets of the twentieth century. He was also a notable pacifist, anti-war campaigner, and Welsh nationalist.. Welsh language poet; pacifist anti-war campaigner and Welsh nationalist
Williams, William Carlos
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William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician," but excelled at both.
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William Carlos Williams (1883–1963), poet and physician; associated with modernism and imagism
William Williams Pantycelyn
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William Williams Pantycelyn (1717 – 11 January 1791), also known as Williams Pantycelyn and Pantycelyn, is generally acknowledged as Wales' most famous hymn writer. He was also one of the key leaders of the 18th century Welsh Methodist revival, along with Daniel Rowland and Howell Harris. As a poet and prose writer he is today considered to be one of Wales' greatest writers. The son of John Williams, a small farmer at Pantycelyn ("holly hollow"), his mother's name was Dorothy. His father died in 1742. The farm is located 4 miles from Llandovery in West Wales. As a boy he attended a non-conformist church (Welsh usage: chapel) at Cefnarthen. Later the family identified with the Calvinist doctrines and moved church. Later, after his conversion, Williams was a painstaking upholder of traditional Reformation doctrine in its Calvinist form and gave stern warnings against Arminianism, Arianism, Socinianism, Sandelmanism and other deviations (ref.p.7 G. T. Hughes).. Welsh poet and hymn writer
Francis Samuel Williamson (18 January 1865 – 6 February 1936) was an Australian poet who was published under the name Frank S. Williamson.
Elizabeth Willis (born April 28, 1961, Bahrain ) is an American poet and literary critic. She currently serves as the Shapiro-Silverberg professor of literature and creative writing at Wesleyan University. Willis has won several awards for her poetry including the National Poetry Series and the Guggenheim Fellowship. Susan Howe has called Elizabeth Willis "an exceptional poet, one of the most outstanding of her generation."
James Wills, (1 January 1790 – November 1868), was an Irish writer and poet.
Willem Wilmink ['lm 'lmk] (Enschede, 25 October 1936 – 2 August 2003) was a Dutch poet and writer. He was best known for his the large number of songs he wrote for popular children programs and his simple poetry.
John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680), was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II 's Restoration court. The Restoration reacted against the "spiritual authoritarianism" of the Puritan era. Rochester was the embodiment of the new era, and he is as well known for his rakish lifestyle as his poetry, although the two were often interlinked. In 1669 he committed treason by boxing the ears of Thomas Killigrew in sight of the monarch, and in 1673 he accidentally delivered an insulting diatribe to the King. A. C. Grayling wrote, "It is quite something to live in an age of riotous immorality, and yet to be accounted the most dissolute individual of the time." He died at the age of 33 from venereal disease .
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John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1 April 1647 – 26 July 1680), was an English poet and courtier of King Charles II 's Restoration court. The Restoration reacted against the "spiritual authoritarianism" of the Puritan era. Rochester was the embodiment of the new era, and he is as well known for his rakish lifestyle as his poetry, although the two were often interlinked. In 1669 he committed treason by boxing the ears of Thomas Killigrew in sight of the monarch, and in 1673 he accidentally delivered an insulting diatribe to the King. A. C. Grayling wrote, "It is quite something to live in an age of riotous immorality, and yet to be accounted the most dissolute individual of the time." He died at the age of 33 from venereal disease .
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Eleanor Rand Wilner (born 1937 Ohio) is an American poet, and editor.. American poet and editor
Edwin James (‘Peter’) Wilson is an Australian poet, painter, and lapsed scientist, with a strong interest in history. Born: 27 October 1942, Lismore, New South Wales
Sheri-D Wilson, (a.k.a. "The Mama of Dada ") is a Canadian poet and playwright.
Wilfred Wilson Gibson
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Wilfrid Wilson Gibson (2 October 1878 – 26 May 1962) was a British Georgian poet, associated with World War I but also the author of much later work.
Christian Wiman is an American poet and editor. He was born (1966) and raised in West Texas and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. He has taught at Northwestern University, Stanford University, Lynchburg College in Virginia, and the Prague School of Economics. Since 2003, he has been editor of the oldest and most prestigious American magazine of verse, Poetry (magazine).. American poet and editor
Liz Winfield (born 1964) is a contemporary Australian poet .
Rob Winger (born 1974) is an Ontario-born poet.
Arthur Yvor Winters (17 October 1900 – 25 January 1968) was an American poet and literary critic.. American poet and literary critic
Rasmus Villads Christian Ferdinand Winther (July 29, 1796 – December 30, 1876), was a Danish lyric poet .
George Wither (11 June O.S., 1588 – 2 May O.S., 1667) was an English poet and satirist. He was a prolific writer who adopted a deliberate plainness of style; he was several times imprisoned. C. V. Wedgwood wrote "every so often in the barren acres of his verse is a stretch enlivened by real wit and observation, or fired with a sudden intensity of feeling".. English poet pamphleteer and satirist
Witkiewicz, Stanislaw Ignacy
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Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz (Polish:  [sta'iswaf ig'nats vit'kvit] ; 24 February 1885 – 18 September 1939), commonly known as "Witkacy", was a Polish poet, playwright, novelist, painter, photographer and philosopher .
Mina Witkojc (28 May 1893, in Burg – 11 November 1975, in Papitz ) was a Sorbian poet. She wrote in the Lower Sorbian language.
Sergio Witz Rodríguez (b. 1962 in Campeche, Campeche ) is a Mexican poet. His literary work has been recognized by Mexico's National Fund for Culture and Arts (FONCA), a government agency that promotes the arts and culture by funding promising talents.
Rafal Wojaczek (1945–1971), Polish poet
Christa Wolf (born Christa Ihlenfeld on 18 March 1929) is a German literary critic, novelist, and essayist. She is one of the best-known writers to emerge from the former East Germany.. German literary critic novelist poet and essayist
Charles Wolfe (14 December 1791 – 21 February 1823) was an Irish poet, chiefly remembered for his "exquisite elegy", The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna. Irish poet
John Bertil "Beppe" Wolgers (10 November 1928, Stockholm – 6 August 1986) was a Swedish author, poet, translator, lyricist, actor, entertainer and artist. Wolgers was born in Stockholm. He wrote about a thousand songs and specialized in putting Swedish lyrics to foreign tunes like " Walkin' My Baby Back Home ", " Waltz for Debby ", " Dat Dere ", " Take Five " and " Bachianas brasileiras " no 5. He also made several books and films for children, and did a famous series as a slightly crazy goodnight story teller for children in Swedish television 1968-74 and, as notable, the father of Pippi Longstocking in the 1969 TV series. He died in Östersund from a peptic ulcer .
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Oswald von Wolkenstein (1376 or 1377, presumably in Castle Schöneck in Kiens – August 2, 1445 in Meran ) was a poet, composer and diplomat. In the latter capacity, he traveled through much of Europe, even as far as Georgia (as recounted in "Durch Barbarei, Arabia"), and was inducted into the Order of the Dragon. He lived for a time in Seis am Schlern .
Hans Wollschläger (17 March 1935, Minden – 19 May 2007, Bamberg) was a German writer, translator, historian, and editor of German literature.. German writer translator historian and editor
Alison Wong (born 1960) is a New Zealand poet and novelist of Chinese heritage. Her background in mathematics comes across in her poetry, not as a subject, but in the careful formulation of words to white space and precision. She has a half-Chinese son with New Zealand poet Linzy Forbes. She now lives in Geelong.
Nellie Wong (born 12 September 1934) is a poet and activist for feminist and socialist causes.
Merle Woo is an American academic, poet and activist from California.
George Woodcock (May 8, 1912 - January 28, 1995) was a Canadian writer of political biography and history, an anarchist thinker, an essayist and literary critic. He was also a poet, and published several volumes of travel writing. He founded in 1959 the journal Canadian Literature, the first academic journal specifically dedicated to Canadian writing. He is perhaps best remembered elsewhere for writing Anarchism: A History of Libertarian Ideas and Movements (1962), the first post-War history of anarchism.. Canadian writer of political biography and history an anarchist thinker an essayist poet and literary critic
Macdara Woods (born 1942) is an Irish poet born in Dublin .
Lance Gerard Woolaver (born 1948, Digby County, Nova Scotia) is a Canadian author, poet, playwright and director, whose works include World Without Shadows, Lord Strange, and Portia White:First You Dream". [ verification needed ]
Dorothy Mae Ann Wordsworth was an English author, poet and diarist. She was the sister of the Romantic poet William Wordsworth, and the two were close for all of their lives. Dorothy did not set out to be an author, and her writings consist only of a series of letters, diary entries and short stories.. English author poet and diarist; sister of William Wordsworth
Major English Romantic poet William Wordsworth, born in 1770, is considered to be one of the most important literary figures in modern history, as well as one of the leading purveyors of the Romantic Movement.
Bryan Thao Worra (born 1973) is a Laotian American writer. His books include On The Other Side Of The Eye, Touching Detonations, Winter Ink, Barrow and The Tuk Tuk Diaries: My Dinner With Cluster Bombs. He is the first Laotian American to receive a Fellowship in Literature from the United States government's National Endowment for the Arts. He received the Asian Pacific Leadership Award from the State Council on Asian Pacific Minnesotans for Leadership in the Arts in 2009. He was selected as a Cultural Olympian representing Laos during the 2012 London Summer Olympics.
Ans (Anna Maria) Wortel (Alkmaar (Netherlands), 18 Octobre 1929 - Hilvarenbeek (Netherlands), 4 Decembre 1996) was a Dutch painter, a poet and a writer. She made gouaches and oilpaintings, aquarels, drawings, collages, lithographies, etchings, sculptures and glass sculptures. She was an autodidact and has wun the first prize at the biënalle of Paris in 1963. She was one of the leading female artists of postwar Dutch modern art.
Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright (born January 6, 1949) is an American poet.
Carolyn D. "C. D." Wright (born January 6, 1949) is an American poet.
Charles Wright (born August 25, 1935) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.. American poet; 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
David John Murray Wright (23 February 1920 – 28 August 1994) was an author and "an acclaimed South African-born poet".
David McKee Wright (6 August 1869 – 5 February 1928) was an Irish -born poet and journalist, active in New Zealand and Australia .
Franz Wright (born March 18, 1953 Vienna, Austria) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.. American poet son of James Wright; 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
One of the most beloved American poets of the second half of the 20th century.. American poet father of Franz Wright; 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
Judith Wright was an Australian poet, environmentalist, and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights. She was also a highly acclaimed critic of Australian poetry.
Niel Wright (Frank William Nielsen Wright; Maori name: Te Kaimahinui, born 30 September 1933) is a New Zealand poet, literary critic, bibliographer, publisher, and cultural and political commentator. His major piece of work is his epic poem The Alexandrians, published in 120 books between 1961 and 2007 and totaling some 36,000 lines. He has since published 1045 post-Alexandrian poems totaling 8331 lines, of which 681 are triolets. He has also published extensive notes to The Alexandrians .
Robert Wrigley (born 1951, East St. Louis ) is an American poet and educator.
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 11 October 1542) was a 16th-century English ambassador and lyrical poet. He is credited with introducing the sonnet into English. He was born at Allington Castle, near Maidstone in Kent, though his family was originally from Yorkshire. His mother was Anne Skinner and his father, Henry Wyatt, had been one of Henry VII 's Privy Councillors, and remained a trusted adviser when Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509. In his turn, Thomas Wyatt followed his father to court after his education at St John's College, Cambridge. None of Wyatt's poems were published during his lifetime—the first book to feature his verse, Tottel's Miscellany of 1557, was printed a full fifteen years after his death.
Sir Thomas Wyatt (1503 – 11 October 1542) was a 16th-century English ambassador and lyrical poet. He is credited with introducing the sonnet into English. He was born at Allington Castle, near Maidstone in Kent, though his family was originally from Yorkshire. His mother was Anne Skinner and his father, Henry Wyatt, had been one of Henry VII 's Privy Councillors, and remained a trusted adviser when Henry VIII came to the throne in 1509. In his turn, Thomas Wyatt followed his father to court after his education at St John's College, Cambridge. None of Wyatt's poems were published during his lifetime—the first book to feature his verse, Tottel's Miscellany of 1557, was printed a full fifteen years after his death.
Józef Rufin Wybicki (29 September 1747 – 19 March 1822) was a Polish jurist, poet, political and military activist. He is best remembered as the author of Mazurek Dabrowskiego (Dabrowski's Mazurka ), which in 1927 was adopted as the Polish national anthem .
Wyddel, Hywel Foel ap Griffri ap Pwyll
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Hywel Foel ap Griffri ap Pwyll Wyddel (fl. c. 1240-1300) was a Welsh language court poet.
Christopher van Wyk (born 1957 in Soweto ) is a South African children’s book author, novelist and poet.
An American poet and novelist who was popular before World War II.. American poet and novelist
Hedd Wyn (born Ellis Humphrey Evans) (13 January 1887 – 31 July 1917) was a Welsh language war poet who was killed in World War I. He was posthumously awarded the bard's chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod.. Welsh language poet
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Stanislaw Wyspianski (Polish pronunciation:  [sta'iswaf v'spjaski] ; 15 January 1869 – 28 November 1907) was a Polish playwright, painter and poet, as well as interior and furniture designer. A patriotic writer, he created a series of symbolic, national dramas within the artistic philosophy of the Young Poland Movement. Wyspianski was one of the most outstanding and multifaceted artists of his time in Poland under the foreign partitions. He successfully joined the trends of modernism with themes of the Polish folk tradition and Romantic history. Unofficially, he came to be known as the Fourth Polish Bard (in addition to the earlier Three Bards : Adam Mickiewicz, Juliusz Slowacki, and Zygmunt Krasinski ).