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Presenting biographies of some famous poets and writers of all ages. The biographies highlight childhood, works and achievements and later life of these great poets.

What do William Wordsworth, Charles Wright and W. B. Yeats have in common? The answer is that they were all world famous poets whose poems are still studied as a part of literature. Poets have often been described as people who step outside the bounds of the obvious and produce aesthetic and, in some cases, even rhythmic works that are meant to take the reader on a fanciful journey through the poet’s words. Poems have been a part of literature forever and it is believed that the earliest poems evolved from folk songs. A poem usually has certain characters that define it, some of which are things like the rhyme scheme, symbolism, rhetoric, rhythm and even irony. This form of literature has also been used to tell stories, the best example of which the two poems Iliad and The Odyssey, written by Homer, are the best examples. Having familiarized ourselves with poems, it’s only natural that we move onto better acquainting ourselves with the people who wrote them. To that end, what follows now is a collection of the biographies of some of the most famous poets. They include their timelines, information about their professional and personal lives along with interesting facts and trivia about them.
A. A. Milne A. A. Milne

“A day without a friend is like a pot without a ...

A. C. Benson A. C. Benson

Arthur Christopher Benson was an accomplished ...

A. E. Housman A. E. Housman

Alfred Edward Housman, better known as A. E. ...

A. R. Ammons A. R. Ammons

Multiple award winning American poet Archie ...

Abraham Valdelomar Abraham Valdelomar

Abraham Valdelomar was a notable Peruvian writer, ...

Ada Cambridge Ada Cambridge

Ada Cambridge was a prolific and gifted author. ...

Adrian Mitchell Adrian Mitchell

Adrian Mitchell is one of the finest poets and ...

Adrienne Rich Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich was an American poet, essayist and ...

Aeschylus Aeschylus

Aeschylus was a Greek tragedian who gave his life ...

Aharon Appelfeld Aharon Appelfeld

Aharon Appelfeld is a celebrated Israeli author ...

Ahlam Mosteghanemi Ahlam Mosteghanemi

Ahlam Mosteghanemi is a contemporary Algerian ...

Ahmad Javad Ahmad Javad

Ahmad Javad was an Azerbaijani poet in the early ...

Alan Jay Lerner Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner was an American librettist and ...

Aldous Huxley Aldous Huxley

Aldous Leonard Huxley was a well-known writer, ...

Aleister Crowley Aleister Crowley

Once notorious as “the wickedest man in the ...

Aleksa Å antiÄ Aleksa Šantić...

Aleksa Šantić was a Bosnian Serb poet whose ...

Alexander Pope Alexander Pope

An 18th-century English poet, Alexander Pope was ...

Alfred de Musset Alfred de Musset

Alfred de Musset was a French dramatist and poet, ...

Alfred de Vigny Alfred de Vigny

One of the major writers in the era of French ...

Alfred Tennyson Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Lord Tennyson was a poet laureate of the ...

Alfred Noyes Alfred Noyes

Alfred Noyes was an English author, one of the ...

Allan Cunningham Allan Cunningham

Allan Cunningham didn’t have access to great ...

Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg

Irwin Allen Ginsberg was a famous American poet ...

Allen Tate Allen Tate

Allen Tate was a famous American poet laureate ...

Alphonse Daudet Alphonse Daudet

Alphonse Daudet is considered to be one of the ...

Alphonse de Lamartine Alphonse de Lamartine

Born into an affluent family, Lamartine had a ...

Amrita Pritam Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam, the young poet who emotively ...

Amy Clampitt Amy Clampitt

Amy Clampitt was an American poet and author ...

Amy Levy Amy Levy

Amy Levy was a British poetess and novelist, one ...

Andre Breton Andre Breton

Andre Breton was a distinguished writer and poet ...

Andrew Lang Andrew Lang

Andrew Lang was a Scottish writer and literary ...

Andrew Marvell Andrew Marvell

One of the major English poets of the 17th ...

Angelus Silesius Angelus Silesius

Angelus Silesius, who later got converted to a ...

Anne Bradstreet Anne Bradstreet

With the publication of her first work “The ...

Anne Sexton Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton was an influential American poet ...

Aphra Behn Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn was a British author, poet and ...

Aristophanes Aristophanes

Aristophanes was an acclaimed Greek comic ...

 Arthur Rimbaud Arthur Rimbaud

Jean Nicolas Arthur Rimbaud was a famous French ...

Assi Rahbani Assi Rahbani

Assi Rahbani was a Lebanese composer, musician, ...

Augusto Roa Bastos Augusto Roa Bastos

Augusto Roa Bastos enjoyed a reputable career as ...

Banjo Paterson Banjo Paterson

Banjo Paterson’s was a native Australian whose ...

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhya Bankim Chandra Chattopadh...

Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay was a famous Bengali ...

Barbara Kingsolver Barbara Kingsolver

Barbara Kingsolver is an American novelist, poet, ...

Basho Basho

Matsuo Basho was a 17th century Japanese poet, ...

Ben Jonson Ben Jonson

A highly acclaimed, literary figure from the ...

Bertolt Brecht Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht, born as Eugen Berthold Friedrich ...

Blaže Koneski Blaže Koneski...

Blaze Koneski was a famous Macedonian poet, ...

 C. Day Lewis C. Day Lewis

Cecil Day-Lewis, commonly known as C. Day Lewis ...

Carol Ann Duffy Carol Ann Duffy

The first woman Poet Laureate of the United ...

Caroline Norton Caroline Norton

Caroline Norton is till date best remembered as ...

Carson McCullers Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers, the author of the celebrated ...

Cesare Pavese Cesare Pavese

Cesare Pavese was one of the most creatively ...

Chairil Anwar Chairil Anwar

Chairil Anwar was a very talented Indonesian ...

Charles Baudelaire Charles Baudelaire

Charles Baudelaire was a notable French poet, ...

Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski

Charles Bukowski was a prolific novelist, short ...

Charles Simic Charles Simic

Charles Simic aka Dušan Simić is a living Poet ...

Charlotte Bronte Charlotte Bronte

Charlotte Bronte was a famous English novelist ...

Chinua Achebe Chinua Achebe

Called "the father of modern African writing", ...

Claude McKay Claude McKay

One of the most influential figures in the Harlem ...

Claudia Lars Claudia Lars

Claudia Lars was a Salvadoran poet and was one of ...

CzesÅaw MiÅosz Czesław Miłosz...

Czeslaw Milosz was a renowned poet, novelist, ...

Dante Alighieri Dante Alighieri

Durante degli Alighieri, popularly known as ...

David Wagoner David Wagoner

David Wagoner is one of the prolific writers ...

Derek Walcott Derek Walcott

A Nobel laureate and an honorary member of the ...

Dora Gabe Dora Gabe

Dora Gabe was a renowned poetess from Bulgaria ...

Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas, also known as Dylan Marlais Thomas, ...

EE Cummings E. E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings, popularly known as E. E. ...

Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, ...

Edna St. Vincent Millay Edna St. Vincent Millay

Edna St. Vincent Millay was an American poetess ...

Edward Gorey Edward Gorey

Edward St. John Gorey was a famous American ...

Edward Young Edward Young

Edward Young was one of the most prominent ...

Elin Pelin Elin Pelin

Elin Pelin was a Bulgarian novelist whose work ...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Elizabeth Barrett Brownin...

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was among the most ...

Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop

Elizabeth Bishop was an extremely admired ...

Ella Wheeler Wilcox Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Ella Wheeler Wilcox's prolific excellence lay in ...

Emily Brontë Emily Brontë...

Emily Bronte is an exponent of English literature ...

Emily Dickinson Emily Dickinson

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet ...

Endre Ady Endre Ady

Endre Ady was a Hungarian poet and journalist ...

Ernesto Cardenal Ernesto Cardenal

Ernesto Cardenal is a Roman Catholic priest who ...

Ezra Weston Loomis Pound Ezra Pound

An expatriate American poet and critic, Ezra ...

Federico García Lorca Federico García Lorca...

Federico García Lorca was a celebrated Spanish ...

Fernando Pessoa Fernando Pessoa

Fernando António Nogueira Pessoa was a noted ...

Fleur Adcock Fleur Adcock

Fleur Adcock is a New Zealand writer who has been ...

Fran Levstik Fran Levstik

Fran Levstik was a Slovenian poet, playwright, ...

Francesco Petrarch Francesco Petrarch

The illustrious Italian poet, scholar and ...

Friedrich Schiller Friedrich Schiller

Voted by a Franco-German TV network as ‘the ...

Gabriela Mistral Gabriela Mistral

Gabriela Mistral was a woman with a multi-faceted ...

Gary Snyder Gary Snyder

Gary Sherman Snyder is a famous American poet, ...

Geoffrey Chaucer Geoffrey Chaucer

Also known as the Father of English literature, ...

George Elliot George Elliot

Mary Ann (Marian) Evans, more popular by her pen ...

George Herbert George Herbert

George Herbert was an English poet, orator and ...

George Santayana George Santayana

George Santayana was a Spanish American ...

Gertrude Stein Gertrude Stein

Gertrude Stein was a writer, poet and an ardent ...

Girolamo Fracastoro Girolamo Fracastoro

Girolamo Fracastoro was a prominent Italian ...

Gustav Suits Gustav Suits

Gustav Suits was an Estonian poet and one of the ...

Guy de Maupassant Guy de Maupassant

Widely regarded as the ‘Father of Modern Short ...

Gwendolyn Brooks Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks, the Pulitzer-prize ...

Hélène Cixous Hélène Cixous...

Hélène Cixous is a Jewish-French author from ...

Henrik Ibsen Henrik Ibsen

A famous Norwegian playwright, theatre director, ...