Walt WhitmanWalt Whitman
(Poet & humanist)

31 May 1819

American

Ralph Waldo EmersionRalph Waldo Emerson
(American Lecturer, Philosopher, Essayist & Poet)

25 May 1803

American

Allen GinsbergAllen Ginsberg
(Poet)

03 June 1926

American

Thomas HardyThomas Hardy
(Novelist & Poet)

02 June 1840

British

Federico García LorcaFederico García Lorca
(Poet)

05 June 1898

Spanish

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
(Dramatist, Poet & Actor)

11 June 1572

British

Kazi Nazrul IslamKazi Nazrul Islam
(National Poet of Bangladesh)

24 May 1899

Bangladeshi,Indian

Joyce Carol OatesJoyce Carol Oates
(Writer)

16 June 1938

American

Vikram SethVikram Seth
(Writer)

20 June 1952

Indian

James Weldon JohnsonJames Weldon Johnson
(Author)

17 June 1871

American

Fernando PessoaFernando Pessoa

13 June 1888

Portuguese

Gwendolyn BrooksGwendolyn Brooks
(Poet)

07 June 1917

American

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Thomas MooreThomas Moore
(Poet, Singer, Songwriter, & Entertainer)

28 May 1779

Irish

Joseph BrodskyJoseph Brodsky
(Essayist & Poet)

24 May 1940

Russian

Hélène CixousHélène Cixous
(Professor)

05 June 1937

Algerian

Henry LawsonHenry Lawson
(Writer)

17 June 1867

Australian

Theodore RoethkeTheodore Roethke
(Pulitzer Prize Winning Poet)

25 May 1908

American

Judith Wright Judith Wright
(Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)

31 May 1915

Australian

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W B YeatsW B Yeats
(Poet & Dramatist)

13 June 1865

Irish

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augusto_Roa_BastosAugusto Roa Bastos
(Novelist)

13 June 1917

Paraguayan

Oscar MiloszOscar Milosz
(Poet)

28 May 1877

French

David WagonerDavid Wagoner
(Poet, Novelist, Professor)

05 June 1926

American

Amy ClampittAmy Clampitt
(Poet)

15 June 1920

American

Aleksa ŠantićAleksa Šantić
(Poet)

27 May 1868

Bosnian

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James VI and IJames VI and I
(Poet, Writer)

19 June 1566

Arthur Conan DoyleArthur Conan Doyle
(Physician, Writer, Poet, Cricketer, Novelist, Politician, Essayist, Playwright, Autobiographer, Librettist, Screenwriter, Science fiction writer, Children's writer, Crime writer)

22 May 1859

British

Vinayak Damodar SavarkarVinayak Damodar Savarkar
(Poet, Philosopher, Politician, Playwright)

28 May 1883

Indian

G. K. ChestertonG. K. Chesterton
(Journalist, Poet, Novelist, Autobiographer, Writer, Screenwriter, Philosopher, Biographer, Illustrator, Crime writer)

29 May 1874

British

Rick RiordanRick Riordan
(American author)

05 June 1964

American

Nikki GiovanniNikki Giovanni
(Poet, Writer)

07 June 1943

American

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Dashiell HammettDashiell Hammett
(American author)

27 May 1894

American

Viktor TsoiViktor Tsoi
(Poet, Actor, Singer, Guitarist, Composer, Songwriter)

21 June 1962

Russian

Fatima BhuttoFatima Bhutto
(Journalist, Writer, Poet)

29 May 1982

Pakistani

Giovanni BoccaccioGiovanni Boccaccio
(Writer)

16 June 1313

Italian

Robert LudlumRobert Ludlum
(American author)

25 May 1927

American

Dorothy L. SayersDorothy L. Sayers
(Writer, Translator, Novelist, Playwright, Essayist, Poet)

13 June 1893

British

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Philip KotlerPhilip Kotler
(Author)

27 May 1931

American

Josiah HensonJosiah Henson
(Author)

15 June 1789

American

Countee CullenCountee Cullen
(American poet)

30 May 1903

William Butler YeatsWilliam Butler Yeats
(Poet)

13 June 1865

Irish

Henrik, Prince Consort of DenmarkHenrik, Prince Consort of Denmark
(Poet, Writer, Visual artist, Pianist)

11 June 1934

Danish,French

O. N. V. KurupO. N. V. Kurup
(Poet, Lyricist, Songwriter)

27 May 1931

Indian

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Ruth BenedictRuth Benedict
(Anthropologist, Folklorist, University teacher, Poet, Sociologist, Biographer)

05 June 1887

American

Chico BuarqueChico Buarque
(Singer, Composer, Poet, Writer, Playwright, Jazz musician, Guitarist, Novelist)

19 June 1944

Brazilian

Julia Ward HoweJulia Ward Howe
(Songwriter, poet)

27 May 1819

American

Marina TsvetaevaMarina Tsvetaeva
(Poet, Writer)

28 May 1892

Russian,Russian

Mark Van DorenMark Van Doren
(Poet, Autobiographer, Literary critic, University teacher, Professor, Writer, Journalist)

13 June 1894

American

Anne CarsonAnne Carson
(Linguist, Poet, Translator, Writer, University teacher, Literary critic)

21 June 1950

Canadian

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Gérard de NervalGérard de Nerval
(Writer)

25 May 1808

French

Bülent EcevitBülent Ecevit
(Politician, Writer, Poet, Translator, Journalist, Diplomat)

28 May 1925

Turkish

John AgardJohn Agard
(Playwright, Writer, Poet, Children's writer)

21 June 1949

British

Alfonsina StorniAlfonsina Storni
(Poet, Journalist, diarist)

29 May 1892

Argentinian

Paul BeattyPaul Beatty
(Novelist, Poet)

09 June 1962

American

Rosario CastellanosRosario Castellanos
(Poet, Diplomat, Writer, Screenwriter, University teacher)

25 May 1925

Mexican

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Nicolaus ZinzendorfNicolaus Zinzendorf
(Priest, Translator, Theologian, Poet, Hymnwriter)

26 May 1700

German

G. Sankara KurupG. Sankara Kurup
(Politician, Poet)

03 June 1901

Indian

Varlam ShalamovVarlam Shalamov
(Writer)

18 June 1907

Russian

Shane KoyczanShane Koyczan

22 May 1976

Canadian

Stefan GeorgeStefan George
(poet, writer, linguist, translator)

12 June 1868

German

Kobayashi IssaKobayashi Issa
(Poet, Painter, Writer)

15 June 1763

Japanese

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Pär LagerkvistPär Lagerkvist
(Writer, Poet, Playwright, Essayist, Screenwriter)

23 May 1891

Swedish

Thomas HoodThomas Hood
(Writer, Poet)

23 May 1799

British

Paul MuldoonPaul Muldoon
(Poet, Author, University teacher, Writer)

20 June 1951

Northern Irish

Henri MichauxHenri Michaux
(Painter, Poet, Writer)

24 May 1899

Belgian,French

Saint-John PerseSaint-John Perse
(Poet, Writer, Diplomat)

31 May 1887

French,Guadeloupean

Ibn-e-InshaIbn-e-Insha
(poet)

15 June 1927

Pakistani

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Eduardo De FilippoEduardo De Filippo
(Film director, Actor, Poet, Screenwriter, Politician, Writer, Playwright)

24 May 1900

Italian

René CharRené Char
(Poet, Writer)

14 June 1907

French

Maria KonopnickaMaria Konopnicka
(Writer, poet)

23 May 1842

Polish

Alfred AustinAlfred Austin
(Poet, Novelist, Writer, Journalist)

30 May 1835

British

Moufdi ZakariaMoufdi Zakaria
(Poet, Writer, Songwriter)

12 June 1908

Algerian

Adam ZagajewskiAdam Zagajewski
(poet,novelist)

21 June 1945

Polish

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Aleksandr PushkinAleksandr Pushkin
(poet,novelist)

06 June 1799

Russian

Karl Adolph GjellerupKarl Adolph Gjellerup
(Poet)

02 June 1857

Danish

Sarah KaySarah Kay
(poet)

19 June 1988

American