"I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you." - wrote Walt Whitman, one of the first great American poets known to the world. Dwelling in a digital age, with computer and Internet controlling every aspect of your life and leisure, how often does your mind ache to break free from the monotony of machineries and repose in verse? Poetry, the panacea for worldly tedium, has inspired generations to greatness. Over the years America, the goldmine of poetic talent, has produced literary bards like Robert Frost, Edgar Allan Poe, Pablo Neruda, and Emily Dickinson, whose poems are read and cherished to this day by connoisseurs and lay man alike. Whether you understand the iambic pentameter or not or appreciate the use of caesura, you will surely love going through the biographies, trivia and facts of these famous American poets who gave poetry its own niche.
Edgar Allan PoeEdgar Allan Poe

19 January 1809

Jim MorrisonJim Morrison

08 December 1943

Sylvia PlathSylvia Plath

27 October 1932

Maya AngelouMaya Angelou

04 April 1928

Charles BukowskiCharles Bukowski

16 August 1920

T. S. EliotT. S. Eliot

26 September 1888

Robert FrostRobert Frost

26 March 1874

Emily DickinsonEmily Dickinson

10 December 1830

Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman

31 May 1819

Jack KerouacJack Kerouac

12 March 1922

Aldous HuxleyAldous Huxley

26 July 1894

Langston HughesLangston Hughes

01 February 1902

William FaulknerWilliam Faulkner

25 September 1897

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg

03 June 1926

Shel SilversteinShel Silverstein

25 September 1930

Ezra PoundEzra Pound

30 October 1885

Gertrude SteinGertrude Stein

03 February 1874

E. E. CummingsE. E. Cummings

14 October 1894

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley

08 May 1753

Sherman AlexieSherman Alexie

07 October 1966

Audre LordeAudre Lorde

18 February 1934

John UpdikeJohn Updike

18 March 1932

Neal CassadyNeal Cassady

08 February 1926

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates

16 June 1938

Edward GoreyEdward Gorey

22 February 1925

Wendell BerryWendell Berry

05 August 1934

Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver

08 April 1955

Horatio AlgerHoratio Alger

13 January 1832

Anne SextonAnne Sexton

09 November 1928

Saul WilliamsSaul Williams

29 February 1972

Edna St. Vincent MillayEdna St. Vincent Millay

22 February 1892

Carson McCullersCarson McCullers

19 February 1917

Elizabeth BishopElizabeth Bishop

08 February 1911

Amiri BarakaAmiri Baraka

07 October 1934

Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich

16 May 1929

Paul BowlesPaul Bowles

30 December 1910

Wallace StevensWallace Stevens

02 October 1879

Ogden NashOgden Nash

19 August 1902

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks

07 June 1917

Gary SnyderGary Snyder

08 May 1930

Alan Jay LernerAlan Jay Lerner

31 August 1918

Claude McKayClaude McKay

15 September 1889

William Cullen BryantWilliam Cullen Bryant

03 November 1794

John Greenleaf WhittierJohn Greenleaf Whittier

17 December 1807

Bret Harte Bret Harte

25 August 1836

Theodore RoethkeTheodore Roethke

25 May 1908

Ella Wheeler WilcoxElla Wheeler Wilcox

05 November 1850

Lucille CliftonLucille Clifton

27 June 1936

Allen TateAllen Tate

19 November 1899

Robert HaydenRobert Hayden

04 August 1913

Charles SimicCharles Simic

09 May 1938

Malcolm CowleyMalcolm Cowley

24 August 1898

Thomas Bailey AldrichThomas Bailey Aldrich

11 November 1836

A. R. AmmonsA. R. Ammons

18 February 1926

John M. FordJohn M. Ford

10 April 1957

James Wright James Wright

13 December 1927

John ReedJohn Reed

22 October 1887

David WagonerDavid Wagoner

05 June 1926

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt

15 June 1920

Garth BrooksGarth Brooks

07 February 1962

L. Ron HubbardL. Ron Hubbard

13 March 1911

Ursula K. Le GuinUrsula K. Le Guin

21 October 1929

Rick RiordanRick Riordan

05 June 1964

Marty FeldmanMarty Feldman

08 July 1934

Stephenie MeyerStephenie Meyer

24 December 1973

Dorothy ParkerDorothy Parker

22 August 1893

Margaret MitchellMargaret Mitchell

08 November 1900

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron

01 April 1949

Helena BlavatskyHelena Blavatsky

12 August 1831

Jill ScottJill Scott

04 April 1972

Francis Scott KeyFrancis Scott Key

01 August 1779

Sue GraftonSue Grafton

24 April 1940

Talib KweliTalib Kweli

03 October 1975

Tim ArmstrongTim Armstrong

25 November 1965

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett

27 May 1894

Robert JordanRobert Jordan

17 October 1948

Robert LudlumRobert Ludlum

25 May 1927