Famous Poets

The Most Famous Poets

NameBirthdayNationalityBio
Sarojini NaiduFebruary 13, 1879IndianSarojini Naidu was an Indian freedom fighter and poet
Pablo NerudaJuly 12, 1904ChileanPablo Neruda was a Chilean poet, politician and Nobel laureate
Boris PasternakFebruary 10, 1890RussianBoris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian novelist, poet and translator
Henrik IbsenMarch 20, 1828NorwegianHenrik Ibsen was a famous Norwegian playwright often considered as the father of modern theater
Walt WhitmanMay 31, 1819AmericanWalt Whitman was an American poet, journalist and humanist
James Weldon JohnsonJune 17, 1871AmericanJames Weldon Johnson is credited with lot of firsts in his lifetime
W B YeatsJune 13, 1865IrishWilliam Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and playwright
Muhammad IqbalNovember 9, 1877PakistaniMuhammad Iqbal was a philosopher, poet and politician in British India and is regarded as being the inspiration behind the Pakistan movement
Gabriela MistralApril 7, 1889ChileanGabriela Mistral was the pseudonym used by Lucila Godoy Alcayaga, a Chilean poet, educator and feminist who became the first Latin American to win the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1945.
Joseph BrodskyMay 24, 1940RussianJoseph Brodsky was an acclaimed Russian and American essayist and poet
Bret Harte

Bret Harte

Bret Harte was an American writer, poet and journalist

AmericanAugust 25, 1836129 views

Thomas Bailey Aldrich

Thomas Bailey Aldrich was an American poet, editor and novelist

Leigh Hunt

James Henry Leigh Hunt better known as Leigh Hunt was an English poet, essayist, journalist, editor, writer and critic

BritishOctober 19, 1784158 views

Boris Pasternak

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak was a Russian novelist, poet and translator

RussianFebruary 10, 1890302 views

Salvatore Quasimodo

Salvatore Quasimodo was an Italian poet, author, critic and translator

ItalianAugust 20, 1901126 views

Tulsidas

Tulsidas was a Hindu poet-saint counted amongst the greatest poets in Hindi, Indian, and world literature

Indian149798 views

Christine de Pizan

Christine de Pizan was a French writer of medieval era known for her pioneering works about feminist literature

French136494 views

Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich was an American poet, essayist and feminist

AmericanMay 16, 1929113 views

Michael Ondaatje

Michael Ondaatje is a Canadian novelist and poet whose best known work is the Booker Prize-winning novel, ‘The English Patient’

CanadianSeptember 12, 1943108 views

Malcolm Cowley

Malcolm Cowley was an American literary critic, novelist poet, editor and a social historian

AmericanAugust 24, 189881 views