Maya AngelouMaya Angelou
04 April 1928, American
Poet
William WordsworthWilliam Wordsworth
07 April 1770, British
Poet

Robert FrostRobert Frost
26 March 1874, American
Poet

Samuel BeckettSamuel Beckett
13 April 1906, Irish
Novelist, Playwright, Theater Director

William MorrisWilliam Morris
24 March 1834, British
Textile Designer, Poet

Charles BaudelaireCharles Baudelaire
09 April 1821, French
Poet
Seamus HeaneySeamus Heaney
13 April 1939, Irish
Poet

Mahadevi VarmaMahadevi Varma
26 March 1907, Indian
Poet

Paul VerlainePaul Verlaine
30 March 1844, French
Poet
Kingsley AmisKingsley Amis
16 April 1922, British
Poet, novelist and lecturer

Octavio PazOctavio Paz
31 March 1914, Mexican
Writer, Poet, Diplomat and Noble Prize Laureate
Barbara KingsolverBarbara Kingsolver
08 April 1955, American
Novelist, Poet, Essayist

George HerbertGeorge Herbert
03 April 1593, British, Welsh
Poet

Gabriela MistralGabriela Mistral
07 April 1889, Chilean
Chilean poet

A. E. HousmanA. E. Housman
26 March 1859, British
Poet

Andrew MarvellAndrew Marvell
31 March 1621, British
Poet
Henry Louis Vivian DerozioHenry Louis Vivian Derozio
18 April 1809, Indian
Poet

Caroline NortonCaroline Norton
22 March 1808, British
Author

Nizar QabbaniNizar Qabbani
21 March 1923, Syrian
Diplomat

Veronica FrancoVeronica Franco
25 March 1546, Italian
Courtesan, Poetess
Andrew LangAndrew Lang
31 March 1844, Scottish
Poet, Novelist, Literary Critic

Ahlam MosteghanemiAhlam Mosteghanemi
13 April 1953, Algerian
Writer
Tomas TranstromerTomas Tranströmer
15 April 1931, Swedish
Poet

Alfred de VignyAlfred de Vigny
27 March 1797, French
Poet, Playwright, Novelist

John M. FordJohn M. Ford
10 April 1957, American
Novelist, Writer, Game Designer
Uuno KailasUuno Kailas
29 March 1901, Finnish
Poet

Gil Scott-HeronGil Scott-Heron
01 April 1949, American
Singer, Writer, Composer, Poet, Pianist
Frieda HughesFrieda Hughes
01 April 1960, British
Painter, Poet, Writer, Children's writer

Benjamin ZephaniahBenjamin Zephaniah
15 April 1958, British
Actor, Poet, Writer, Singer

Ernest ClineErnest Cline
29 March 1972, American
Novelist
Lawrence FerlinghettiLawrence Ferlinghetti
24 March 1919, American
Officer, Poet, Writer, Publisher, Painter,

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Fanny CrosbyFanny Crosby
24 March 1820, American
Poet
John Millington SyngeJohn Millington Synge
16 April 1871, Irish
Playwright, Poet

Nizam al-MulkNizam al-Mulk
10 April 1018, Iranian, Kosovar
scientist, writer

Joan SebastianJoan Sebastian
08 April 1951, Mexican
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Poet, Record producer

Win ButlerWin Butler
14 April 1980, American
Songwriter, Singer, Composer, Poet, Guitarist
Dietrich EckartDietrich Eckart
23 March 1868, German
Poet
Whittaker ChambersWhittaker Chambers
01 April 1901, American
Journalist

Frank O'HaraFrank O'Hara
27 March 1926, American
Poet

John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of RochesterJohn Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester
01 April 1647
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Erica JongErica Jong
26 March 1942, American
Novelist
Algernon Charles SwinburneAlgernon Charles Swinburne
05 April 1837, British
Poet, Writer

Yue FeiYue Fei
24 March 1103
Poet, Military personnel

Billy CollinsBilly Collins
22 March 1941, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

Vivian StanshallVivian Stanshall
21 March 1943, British
Musician

Tristan TzaraTristan Tzara
16 April 1896, French
Art collector, Poet, Writer, Diplomat, Film
Russell BanksRussell Banks
28 March 1940, American
Writer

Gregory CorsoGregory Corso
26 March 1930, American
Poet, Novelist, Writer
Gaius MaecenasGaius Maecenas
15 April 0068, Italian, Ancient Roman
Poet

François VillonFrançois Villon
01 April 1431, French
poet, writer

Edmond RostandEdmond Rostand
01 April 1868, French
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Essayist, Screenwriter
Julia AlvarezJulia Alvarez
27 March 1950, American
American-Dominican poet

Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
11 April 1722, British
Poet
Pietro AretinoPietro Aretino
19 April 1492, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist

Howard StauntonHoward Staunton
01 April 1810, British
Chess Master

Thomas D'Arcy McGeeThomas D'Arcy McGee
13 April 1825, Canadian, Irish
Politician

Vayalar RamavarmaVayalar Ramavarma
28 March 1928, Indian
Author, Lyricist, Songwriter

Edward FitzGeraldEdward FitzGerald
31 March 1809, British
Poet, Writer
Ama Ata AidooAma Ata Aidoo
23 March 1942, Ghanaian
Author

Comte de LautréamontComte de Lautréamont
04 April 1846, French, Uruguayan
Poet, Writer

Ziya GökalpZiya Gökalp
23 March 1876, Turkish
Sociologist

Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton
18 April 1580, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer
Henry VaughanHenry Vaughan
17 April 1621, Welsh
Physician, Economist, Poet, Writer

R. S. ThomasR. S. Thomas
29 March 1913, British, Welsh
Poet
Margaret of Valois-AngoulemeMargaret of Valois-Angouleme
11 April 1492, French
Author

Attila JózsefAttila József
11 April 1905, Hungarian
Poet

Tracy K. SmithTracy K. Smith
16 April 1972, American
Poet
Robert BrasillachRobert Brasillach
31 March 1909, French
Writer, Journalist, Film critic, Novelist, Poet,

Habib JalibHabib Jalib
24 March 1928, Pakistani
Poet
Dorothy AllisonDorothy Allison
11 April 1949, American
Writer

Octavian GogaOctavian Goga
01 April 1881, Romanian
Politician, Writer

Linda GoodmanLinda Goodman
09 April 1925, American
Astrologer
CazuzaCazuza
04 April 1958, Brazilian
Singer-songwriter, Singer, Composer, Songwriter,

Cecil Frances AlexanderCecil Frances Alexander
31 March 1818, Irish
Hymnwriter
George William RussellGeorge William Russell
10 April 1867, Irish
Poet

Nichita StănescuNichita Stănescu
31 March 1933, Romanian
Writer

Wilhelm BuschWilhelm Busch
15 April 1832, German
Poet, Painter, Essayist, Writer, Autobiographer

Nikolay GumilyovNikolay Gumilyov
15 April 1886, Russian
Poet
Erich MühsamErich Mühsam
06 April 1878, German
Essayist
Bob KaufmanBob Kaufman
18 April 1925, American
Poet

Ivana Brlić-MažuranićIvana Brlić-Mažuranić
18 April 1874, Croatian
Writer

Alda MeriniAlda Merini
21 March 1931, Italian
Writer

Korney ChukovskyKorney Chukovsky
31 March 1882, Russian
Poet
Stanislas de GuaitaStanislas de Guaita
06 April 1861, French
Poet

J. P. ClarkJ. P. Clark
06 April 1935, Nigerian
Poet

Jenni HaukioJenni Haukio
07 April 1977, Finnish
Poet

August Heinrich Hoffmann von FallerslebenAugust Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben
02 April 1798, German
Poet

José de Espronceda y DelgadoJosé de Espronceda y Delgado
25 March 1808, Spanish
Poet
Mark StrandMark Strand
11 April 1934, Canadian, American
Poet

Adrian HenriAdrian Henri
10 April 1932, British
Poet
Munir NiaziMunir Niazi
09 April 1928, Pakistani
Poet

Tirso de MolinaTirso de Molina
24 March 1579, Spanish
Playwright, Poet, Writer
Fausto CercignaniFausto Cercignani
21 March 1941, Italian
Scholar
Charles Montagu, 1st earl of HalifaxCharles Montagu, 1st earl of Halifax
16 April 1661, British
Poet