Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
31 May 1819, American
Poet & humanist
Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
25 May 1803, American
American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg
03 June 1926, American
Poet

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
02 June 1840, British
Novelist & Poet

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
05 June 1898, Spanish
Poet

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
16 June 1938, American
Writer
Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
24 May 1899, Bangladeshi, Indian
National Poet of Bangladesh

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572, British
Dramatist, Poet & Actor

Vikram SethVikram Seth
20 June 1952, Indian
Writer

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa
13 June 1888, Portuguese
 
Thomas MooreThomas Moore
28 May 1779, Irish
Poet, Singer, Songwriter, & Entertainer

Joseph BrodskyJoseph Brodsky
24 May 1940, Russian
Essayist & Poet
James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
17 June 1871, American
Author

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
07 June 1917, American
Poet

Theodore RoethkeTheodore Roethke
25 May 1908, American
Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet
Henry LawsonHenry Lawson
17 June 1867, Australian
Writer

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
05 June 1937, Algerian
Professor
Judith Wright Judith Wright
31 May 1915, Australian
Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal

W B YeatsW B Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Poet & Dramatist

Aleksa ŠantićAleksa Šantić
27 May 1868, Bosnian
Poet
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Roa_BastosAugusto Roa Bastos
13 June 1917, Paraguayan
Novelist

Oscar MiloszOscar Milosz
28 May 1877, French
Poet
David WagonerDavid Wagoner
05 June 1926, American
Poet, Novelist, Professor

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
15 June 1920, American
Poet

James VI and IJames VI and I
19 June 1566
Poet, Writer

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
28 May 1883, Indian
Poet, Philosopher, Politician, Playwright
Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
22 May 1859, British
Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist,
G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
29 May 1874, British
Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer,

Alexander PushkinAlexander Pushkin
06 June 1799, Russian
Poet

Viktor TsoiViktor Tsoi
21 June 1962, Russian
Poet, Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Composer,

Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
27 May 1894, American
American author
Giovanni BoccaccioGiovanni Boccaccio
16 June 1313, Italian
Writer

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Bernie CaseyBernie Casey
08 June 1939, American
Actor

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
13 June 1893, British
Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright,

Robert LudlumRobert Ludlum
25 May 1927, American
American author

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
07 June 1943, American
Poet, Writer
Philip KotlerPhilip Kotler
27 May 1931, American
Author

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
29 May 1982, Pakistani
Journalist, Writer, Poet
Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
11 June 1934, Danish, French
Poet, Writer, Visual artist, Pianist

Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
05 June 1887, American
Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher,

Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward Howe
27 May 1819, American
Songwriter, poet
O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup
27 May 1931, Indian
Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter

William Butler YeatsWilliam Butler Yeats
13 June 1865, Irish
Poet
Chico BuarqueChico Buarque
19 June 1944, Brazilian
Singer, Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Jazz

Anne CarsonAnne Carson
21 June 1950, Canadian
Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University

Countee CullenCountee Cullen
30 May 1903
American poet

Gérard de NervalGérard de Nerval
25 May 1808, French
Writer

Marina TsvetaevaMarina Tsvetaeva
28 May 1892, Russian, Russian
Poet, Writer
Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit
28 May 1925, Turkish
Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist,

Josiah HensonJosiah Henson
15 June 1789, American
Author

Paul BeattyPaul Beatty
09 June 1962, American
Novelist, Poet

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
13 June 1894, American
Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University
G. Sankara KurupG. Sankara Kurup
03 June 1901, Indian
Politician, Poet

Varlam ShalamovVarlam Shalamov
18 June 1907, Russian
Writer
Alfonsina StorniAlfonsina Storni
29 May 1892, Argentinian
Poet, Journalist, diarist

Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf
26 May 1700, German
Priest, Translator, Theologian, Poet, Hymnwriter

Stefan GeorgeStefan George
12 June 1868, German
poet, writer, linguist, translator
John AgardJohn Agard
21 June 1949, British
Playwright, Writer, Poet, Children's writer

Rosario CastellanosRosario Castellanos
25 May 1925, Mexican
Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Screenwriter, University
Paul MuldoonPaul Muldoon
20 June 1951, Northern Irish
Poet, Author, University teacher, Writer

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
15 June 1763, Japanese
Poet, Painter, Writer

Pär LagerkvistPär Lagerkvist
23 May 1891, Swedish
Writer, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Screenwriter
Thomas HoodThomas Hood
23 May 1799, British
Writer, Poet

Shane KoyczanShane Koyczan
22 May 1976, Canadian
 
Henri MichauxHenri Michaux
24 May 1899, Belgian, French
Painter, Poet, Writer

Ibn-e-InshaIbn-e-Insha
15 June 1927, Pakistani
poet

Saint-John PerseSaint-John Perse
31 May 1887, French, Guadeloupean
Poet, Writer, Diplomat

Eduardo De FilippoEduardo De Filippo
24 May 1900, Italian
Film director, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter,
René CharRené Char
14 June 1907, French
Poet, Writer
Aleksandr PushkinAleksandr Pushkin
06 June 1799, Russian
poet,novelist

Adam ZagajewskiAdam Zagajewski
21 June 1945, Polish
poet,novelist

Moufdi ZakariaMoufdi Zakaria
12 June 1908, Algerian
Poet, Writer, Songwriter

Maria KonopnickaMaria Konopnicka
23 May 1842, Polish
Writer, poet
Alfred AustinAlfred Austin
30 May 1835, British
Poet, Novelist, Writer, Journalist

Karl Adolph GjellerupKarl Adolph Gjellerup
02 June 1857, Danish
Poet

Sarah KaySarah Kay
19 June 1988, American
poet

Lennart HellsingLennart Hellsing
05 June 1919, Swedish
Linguist, Poet, Writer, Translator, Children's

Anna Letitia BarbauldAnna Letitia Barbauld
20 June 1743, Liechtensteiner, British
 
Yolande Cornelia GiovanniYolande Cornelia Giovanni
07 June 1943, American