William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564, British
Writer
Rabindranath TagoreRabindranath Tagore
07 May 1861, Indian
Poet

Dante AlighieriDante Alighieri
30 April 1265, Italian
Poet

Charlotte BronteCharlotte Bronte
21 April 1816, British
Novelist

Phillis Wheatley Phillis Wheatley
08 May 1753, American
Poet

Julius EvolaJulius Evola
19 May 1898, Italian
Philosopher
Robert BrowningRobert Browning
07 May 1812, British
Poet & Playwright

Alexander PopeAlexander Pope
21 May 1688, British
 

Omar KhayyamOmar Khayyam
18 May 1048, Iranian
Mathematician
Dante Gabriel RossettiDante Gabriel Rossetti
12 May 1828, British
Poet

C. Day LewisC. Day Lewis
27 April 1904, Irish, British
Poet
Adrienne RichAdrienne Rich
16 May 1929, American
American poet

Li BaiLi Bai
19 May 0701, Chinese
Poet

Alphonse DaudetAlphonse Daudet
13 May 1840, French
Novelist, Short story writer, playwright, poet

Gary SnyderGary Snyder
08 May 1930, American
American man of letters

Joseph AddisonJoseph Addison
01 May 1672, British
Essayist & Poet
NovalisNovalis
02 May 1772, German
Philosopher & Poet

Assi RahbaniAssi Rahbani
04 May 1923, Lebanese
Composer

Karel Appel Karel Appel
25 April 1921, Dutch
Painter, Sculptor, Poet

Charles SimicCharles Simic
09 May 1938, American
Poet
Roque DaltonRoque Dalton
14 May 1935, Salvadoran
Poet

A.C BensonA. C. Benson
24 April 1862, British
English essayist
Abraham ValdelomarAbraham Valdelomar
27 April 1888, Peruvian
Narrator

Ahmad JavadAhmad Javad
05 May 1892, Azerbaijani
Poet

Amber TamblynAmber Tamblyn
14 May 1983, American
Actress
DonovanDonovan
10 May 1946, British
Singer-songwriter, Guitarist, Composer,

L. Frank BaumL. Frank Baum
15 May 1856, American
Writer
Michael RosenMichael Rosen
07 May 1946, British
Writer, Children's writer, YouTuber, Novelist,

Joy HarjoJoy Harjo
09 May 1951, American
Poet

Louise GlückLouise Glück
22 April 1943, American
Poet
Assia WevillAssia Wevill
15 May 1927, German
Socialite, Poet

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Derek William DickDerek William Dick
25 April 1958, Scottish
Singer-songwriter, Actor, Singer, Composer, Poet
Eric SykesEric Sykes
04 May 1923, British
Actor

Sue GraftonSue Grafton
24 April 1940, American
American author

Roberto BolañoRoberto Bolaño
28 April 1953, Chilean
Writer, Poet, Journalist, Literary critic

Roger ZelaznyRoger Zelazny
13 May 1937, American
Poet
Jenny BerggrenJenny Berggren
19 May 1972, Swedish
Singer, Songwriter, Composer, Poet
Lady Mary Wortley MontaguLady Mary Wortley Montagu
15 May 1689, British
Writer

W. G. SebaldW. G. Sebald
18 May 1944, German
Writer

Eoin ColferEoin Colfer
14 May 1965, Irish
Irish author

Maya DerenMaya Deren
29 April 1917, Russian
Filmmaker
Robert Penn WarrenRobert Penn Warren
24 April 1905, American
poet, novelist, writer, literary critic,

Rod McKuenRod McKuen
29 April 1933, American
Poet

Chūya NakaharaChūya Nakahara
29 April 1907, Japanese
Poet, Writer, Tanka poet, Translator

Constantine P. CavafyConstantine P. Cavafy
29 April 1863, Egyptian, Greek, British
Poet, Writer, Civil servant, Journalist

Natasha TretheweyNatasha Trethewey
26 April 1966, American
Poet
Walter de La MareWalter de La Mare
25 April 1873, British
Poet

Meta Ann DoakAnnie Dillard
30 April 1945, American
Author
Sumitranandan PantSumitranandan Pant
20 May 1900, Indian
Writer, Poet

Edmund WilsonEdmund Wilson
08 May 1895, American
Journalist, Poet, Playwright, Literary critic,

BharathidasanBharathidasan
29 April 1891, Indian
Author
Eve Kosofsky SedgwickEve Kosofsky Sedgwick
02 May 1950, American
Academic Scholar

Geza RohrigGeza Rohrig
11 May 1967, Hungarian
Actor
Jane RobertsJane Roberts
08 May 1929, American
Poet, Writer, Psychic, Science fiction writer,

Sri SriSri Sri
30 April 1910, Indian
author, poet, lyricist, songwriter

José SarneyJosé Sarney
24 April 1930, Brazilian
Lawyer, Journalist, Politician, Writer, Poet,

Archibald MacLeishArchibald MacLeish
07 May 1892, American
Librarian, Poet, Playwright, Writer, University

Utah PhillipsUtah Phillips
15 May 1935, American
Musician, Poet, Street artist, Singer-songwriter,
Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
30 April 1924, American
Poet, Writer, Songwriter, Librettist

YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839, Japanese
Engraver, Painter, Poet

Gabriel OkaraGabriel Okara
24 April 1921, Nigerian
Poet

Alejandra PizarnikAlejandra Pizarnik
29 April 1936, Argentinian
Poet
Randall JarrellRandall Jarrell
06 May 1914, American
Poet

May SartonMay Sarton
03 May 1912, Belgian, American
Writer, Poet
Vyloppilli Sreedhara MenonVyloppilli Sreedhara Menon
11 May 1911, Indian
Poet, Writer

Kamau BrathwaiteKamau Brathwaite
11 May 1930, Barbadian
Poet

Yehuda AmichaiYehuda Amichai
03 May 1924, German, Israeli
Poet, Writer, Novelist, Educationist, Educator
James FentonJames Fenton
25 April 1949, British
Poet

Yusef KomunyakaaYusef Komunyakaa
29 April 1947, American
Poet
Charlotte SmithCharlotte Smith
04 May 1749, British
Writer

Yahya HassanYahya Hassan
19 May 1995, Danish
Poet

John Crowe RansomJohn Crowe Ransom
30 April 1888, American
Educator
Aviv GeffenAviv Geffen
10 May 1973, Israeli
Singer-songwriter, Composer, Record producer,

Bulat OkudzhavaBulat Okudzhava
09 May 1924, Russian
Poet
Maxim FadeevMaxim Fadeev
06 May 1968, Russian
Singer, Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Record

Tony HarrisonTony Harrison
30 April 1937, British
Poet, Writer, Playwright

Jessie Redmon FausetJessie Redmon Fauset
27 April 1882, American
Editor

Pietro BemboPietro Bembo
20 May 1470, Italian
Writer, Poet, Librarian, Historian, Translator,
May AyimMay Ayim
03 May 1960, German
Poet
Sterling BrownSterling Brown
01 May 1901, American
Professor

Mohsin NaqviMohsin Naqvi
05 May 1947, Pakistani
poet

Wolfgang BorchertWolfgang Borchert
20 May 1921, German
Author

Émile BernardÉmile Bernard
28 April 1868, French
Painter, Poet, Writer
Gottfried BennGottfried Benn
02 May 1886, German
Poet, Writer, Essayist, Novelist

Robert CreeleyRobert Creeley
21 May 1926, American
Poet, Writer, University teacher

John KebleJohn Keble
25 April 1792, British
Poet

Hall CaineHall Caine
14 May 1853, British
Novelist

Edwin MorganEdwin Morgan
27 April 1920, Scottish
Poet
Carolyn ForchéCarolyn Forché
28 April 1950, American
Poet

John GaltJohn Galt
02 May 1779, Scottish
Novelist
Edwin MuirEdwin Muir
15 May 1887, Scottish
Poet

Harry MartinsonHarry Martinson
06 May 1904, Swedish
Writer, Poet, Novelist, Science fiction writer
Miklos RadnotiMiklos Radnoti
05 May 1909, Hungarian
Poet
Ted KooserTed Kooser
25 April 1939, American
Poet