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Total Poets: 231
Poets by Name:  All | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
A
Maya Angelou Maya Angelou (18)
(1928 - present)
Margaret Atwood Margaret Atwood (28)
(1939 - present)
Yehuda Amichai Yehuda Amichai (38)
(1924 - 2000)
Ai Ai (1)
(1947 - 2010)
John Ashbery John Ashbery (9)
(1927 - present)
A. R. Ammons A. R. Ammons (26)
(1926 - 2001)
Maggie Anderson Maggie Anderson (1)
(1948 - present)
Kingsley Amis Kingsley Amis (1)
(1922 - 1995)
Julie Hill Alger Julie Hill Alger (4)
(1927 - 1994)
B
Elizabeth Bishop Elizabeth Bishop (64)
(1911 - 1979)
Charles Bukowski Charles Bukowski (120)
(1920 - 1994)
Gwendolyn Brooks Gwendolyn Brooks (13)
(1917 - 2000)
John Berryman John Berryman (150)
(1914 - 1972)
Richard Brautigan Richard Brautigan (53)
(1935 - 1984)
Eavan Boland Eavan Boland (9)
(1944 - present)
Wendell Berry Wendell Berry (23)
(1934 - present)
Imamu Amiri Baraka Imamu Amiri Baraka (1)
(1934 - present)
Joseph Brodsky Joseph Brodsky (19)
(1940 - 1996)
Marvin Bell Marvin Bell (7)
(1937 - present)
D. C. Berry D. C. Berry (8)
(1942 - present)
Frank Bidart Frank Bidart (12)
(1939 - present)
Arna Bontemps Arna Bontemps (7)
(1902 - 1973)
William Bronk William Bronk (3)
(1918 - 1999)
Ingeborg Bachmann Ingeborg Bachmann (15)
(1926 - 1973)
John Betjeman John Betjeman (48)
(1906 - 1984)
Thomas Blackburn (3)
(1916 - 1977)
Yves Bonnefoy Yves Bonnefoy (11)
(1923 - present)
Edgar Bowers Edgar Bowers (5)
(1924 - 2000)
Edwin Brock (1)
(1927 - 1997)
Alain Bosquet Alain Bosquet (2)
(1919 - 1998)
Robert Bly Robert Bly (3)
(1926 - present)
Graham Burchell Graham Burchell (5)
(1950 - present)
C
Billy Collins Billy Collins (42)
(1941 - present)
Lucille Clifton Lucille Clifton (2)
(1936 - 2010)
Countee Cullen Countee Cullen (15)
(1903 - 1946)
Robert Creeley Robert Creeley (26)
(1926 - present)
Leonard Cohen Leonard Cohen (15)
(1934 - present)
Gregory Corso Gregory Corso (6)
(1930 - 2001)
Raymond Carver Raymond Carver (16)
(1938 - 1988)
Amy Clampitt Amy Clampitt (14)
(1920 - 1994)
Jim Carroll Jim Carroll (1)
(1950 - present)
Hayden Carruth Hayden Carruth (2)
(1921 - present)
Martha Collins Martha Collins (1)
(1940 - present)
Geraldine Connolly Geraldine Connolly (3)
(1947 - present)
Paul Celan Paul Celan (10)
(1920 - 1970)
Andree Chedid Andree Chedid (4)
(1920 - present)
Ivan Donn Carswell Ivan Donn Carswell (181)
(1945 - present)
D
Roald Dahl Roald Dahl (5)
(1916 - 1990)
Stephen Dunn Stephen Dunn (15)
(1939 - present)
Mahmoud Darwish Mahmoud Darwish (8)
(1941 - present)
Keith Douglas Keith Douglas (5)
(1920 - 1944)
Alan Dugan Alan Dugan (6)
(1923 - 2003)
Annie Dillard Annie Dillard (1)
(1945 - present)
Stephen Dobyns Stephen Dobyns (1)
(1941 - present)
Norman Dubie Norman Dubie (5)
(1945 - present)
Regina Derieva (9)
(1949 - present)
James Dickey James Dickey (3)
(1923 - 1997)
Edward Dorn Edward Dorn (2)
(1929 - 1999)
Robert Duncan Robert Duncan (3)
(1919 - 1988)
E
Russell Edson Russell Edson (54)
(1935 - present)
James A. Emanuel James A. Emanuel (21)
(1921 - present)
Gerald England Gerald England (6)
(1946 - present)
Ian Emberson Ian Emberson (11)
(1936 - present)
F
Lawrence Ferlinghetti Lawrence Ferlinghetti (11)
(1919 - present)
Robert Francis (20)
(1901 - 1987)
Edward Field (6)
(1924 - present)
Carolyn Forche Carolyn Forche (7)
(1950 - present)
G
Allen Ginsberg Allen Ginsberg (40)
(1926 - 1997)
Nikki Giovanni Nikki Giovanni (1)
(1943 - present)
Louise Gluck Louise Gluck (48)
(1943 - present)
Jack Gilbert Jack Gilbert (12)
(1925 - present)
Thom Gunn Thom Gunn (3)
(1929 - 2004)
Judy Grahn Judy Grahn (1)
(1940 - present)
Eamon Grennan Eamon Grennan (5)
(1941 - present)
Patricia Goedicke Patricia Goedicke (1)
(1931 - present)
Jorie Graham Jorie Graham (13)
(1950 - present)
Rafael Guillen (3)
(1933 - present)
Maria Mazziotti Gillan Maria Mazziotti Gillan (4)
(1940 - present)
Adrian Green Adrian Green (8)
(1946 - present)
R.George R.George (2)
(1948 - present)
Rg Gregory Rg Gregory (142)
(1928 - present)
H
Langston Hughes Langston Hughes (29)
(1902 - 1967)
Ted Hughes Ted Hughes (28)
(1930 - 1998)
Robert Hayden Robert Hayden (12)
(1913 - 1980)
Seamus Heaney Seamus Heaney (30)
(1939 - present)
Donald Hall Donald Hall (14)
(1928 - present)
Alec Derwent Hope (18)
(1907 - 2000)
Nazim Hikmet Nazim Hikmet (21)
(1901 - 1963)
Tony Harrison Tony Harrison (8)
(1937 - present)
Edward Hirsch Edward Hirsch (3)
(1950 - present)
Anthony Hecht Anthony Hecht (18)
(1923 - 2004)
Richard Hugo Richard Hugo (6)
(1923 - 1982)
Geoffrey Hill Geoffrey Hill (7)
(1932 - present)
Marilyn Hacker Marilyn Hacker (12)
(1942 - present)
Mac Hammond Mac Hammond (2)
(1926 - 1997)
Brooks Haxton Brooks Haxton (9)
(1950 - present)
Peter Huchel Peter Huchel (4)
(1903 - 1981)
Dale Harcombe Dale Harcombe (6)
(1947 - present)
Sophie Hannah Sophie Hannah (9)
(1917 - present)
I
David Ignatow David Ignatow (2)
(1914 - 1997)
J
Randall Jarrell Randall Jarrell (24)
(1914 - 1965)
Elizabeth Jennings Elizabeth Jennings (10)
(1926 - 2001)
Erica Jong Erica Jong (25)
(1942 - present)
Donald Justice Donald Justice (20)
(1925 - present)
Jenny Joseph Jenny Joseph (2)
(1932 - present)
Laura Riding Jackson Laura Riding Jackson (7)
(1901 - 1991)
K
Ted Kooser Ted Kooser (4)
(1939 - present)
Jack Kerouac Jack Kerouac (3)
(1922 - 1969)
Kenneth Koch Kenneth Koch (4)
(1925 - 2002)
Stanley Kunitz Stanley Kunitz (21)
(1905 - present)
Jane Kenyon Jane Kenyon (14)
(1947 - 1995)
Patrick Kavanagh Patrick Kavanagh (9)
(1904 - 1967)
Yusef Komunyakaa Yusef Komunyakaa (3)
(1947 - present)
Galway Kinnell Galway Kinnell (15)
(1927 - present)
Etheridge Knight Etheridge Knight (7)
(1931 - 1991)
Weldon Kees Weldon Kees (21)
(1914 - 1955)
Steve Kowit Steve Kowit (3)
(1938 - present)
Maxine Kumin Maxine Kumin (4)
(1925 - present)
Bob Kaufman Bob Kaufman (4)
(1925 - 1986)
Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer (13)
(1925 - present)
L
Robert Lowell Robert Lowell (17)
(1917 - 1977)
Philip Larkin Philip Larkin (96)
(1922 - 1985)
Denise Levertov Denise Levertov (54)
(1923 - 1997)
Philip Levine Philip Levine (94)
(1928 - present)
Thomas Lux Thomas Lux (17)
(1946 - present)
Audre Lorde Audre Lorde (8)
(1934 - 1992)
Primo Levi Primo Levi (3)
(1919 - 1987)
Larry Levis Larry Levis (3)
(1946 - 1996)
Laurie Lee Laurie Lee (6)
(1914 - 1997)
Michael Lally Michael Lally (1)
(1942 - present)
David Lehman David Lehman (58)
(1948 - present)
M
Roger McGough Roger McGough (14)
(1937 - present)
Spike Milligan Spike Milligan (35)
(1918 - 2002)
W. S. Merwin W. S. Merwin (23)
(1927 - present)
Czeslaw Milosz Czeslaw Milosz (33)
(1911 - 2004)
Louis MacNeice Louis MacNeice (3)
(1907 - 1963)
William Matthews William Matthews (10)
(1942 - 1997)
Lisel Mueller Lisel Mueller (21)
(1924 - present)
Les Murray Les Murray (31)
(1938 - present)
Edwin Morgan Edwin Morgan (2)
(1920 - present)
Frances Mayes Frances Mayes (1)
(1940 - present)
Heather McHugh Heather McHugh (8)
(1948 - present)
John Montague John Montague (5)
(1929 - present)
James Merrill James Merrill (1)
(1926 - 1995)
Jonas Mekas Jonas Mekas (3)
(1922 - present)
Shawn McAllister Shawn McAllister (1)
(1944 - present)
N
Pablo Neruda Pablo Neruda (45)
(1904 - 1973)
Ogden Nash Ogden Nash (106)
(1902 - 1971)
Oodgeroo Noonuccal Oodgeroo Noonuccal (3)
(1920 - 1993)
Howard Nemerov Howard Nemerov (26)
(1920 - 1991)
Alden Nowlan Alden Nowlan (4)
(1933 - 1983)
Anais Nin Anais Nin (2)
(1903 - 1977)
John Frederick Nims John Frederick Nims (1)
(1913 - 1999)
O
Mary Oliver (87)
(1935 - present)
Sharon Olds Sharon Olds (17)
(1942 - present)
Peter Orlovsky Peter Orlovsky (4)
(1933 - present)
P
Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath (121)
(1932 - 1963)
Jack Prelutsky Jack Prelutsky (7)
(1940 - present)
Octavio Paz Octavio Paz (1)
(1914 - 1998)
Marge Piercy Marge Piercy (23)
(1936 - present)
Linda Pastan Linda Pastan (17)
(1932 - present)
Robert Pinsky Robert Pinsky (8)
(1940 - present)
Kenneth Patchen Kenneth Patchen (17)
(1911 - 1972)
Vasko Popa Vasko Popa (32)
(1922 - 1991)
Ron Padgett Ron Padgett (1)
(1942 - present)
Grace Paley Grace Paley (2)
(1922 - present)
Katha Pollitt Katha Pollitt (1)
(1949 - present)
P. K. Page P. K. Page (2)
(1916 - present)
Fernando Pessoa Fernando Pessoa (1)
(1935 - present)
Harold Pinter Harold Pinter (6)
(1930 - present)
Ruth Padel Ruth Padel (8)
(1947 - present)
Diane di Prima Diane di Prima (1)
(1934 - present)
Q
Nizar Qabbani Nizar Qabbani (5)
(1923 - 1998)
Salvatore Quasimodo Salvatore Quasimodo (3)
(1901 - 1968)
R
Adrienne Rich Adrienne Rich (31)
(1929 - present)
Theodore Roethke Theodore Roethke (22)
(1908 - 1963)
Kathleen Raine Kathleen Raine (23)
(1908 - 2003)
Craig Raine (8)
(1944 - present)
Tadeusz Rozewicz (1)
(1921 - present)
Carl Rakosi Carl Rakosi (1)
(1903 - 2004)
Jerome Rothenberg Jerome Rothenberg (6)
(1931 - present)
Muriel Rukeyser Muriel Rukeyser (2)
(1913 - 1980)
Russell Hughes Ragsdale Russell Hughes Ragsdale (1)
(1944 - present)
S
Shel Silverstein Shel Silverstein (19)
(1930 - 1999)
May Swenson May Swenson (3)
(1913 - 1989)
Stevie Smith Stevie Smith (31)
(1902 - 1971)
William Stafford William Stafford (20)
(1914 - 1993)
Karl Shapiro Karl Shapiro (3)
(1913 - 2000)
Kenneth Slessor (7)
(1901 - 1971)
Mark Strand Mark Strand (16)
(1934 - present)
Charles Simic Charles Simic (32)
(1938 - present)
Wislawa Szymborska Wislawa Szymborska (6)
(1923 - present)
Delmore Schwartz Delmore Schwartz (64)
(1913 - 1966)
Gary Snyder Gary Snyder (6)
(1930 - present)
Vernon Scannell Vernon Scannell (16)
(1922 - present)
Douglas Stewart (1)
(1913 - 1985)
James Schuyler James Schuyler (6)
(1923 - 1991)
Anne Sexton Anne Sexton (172)
(1928 - 1974)
Jack Spicer (5)
(1925 - 1965)
Gerald Stern Gerald Stern (3)
(1925 - present)
Joyce Sutphen Joyce Sutphen (2)
(1949 - present)
Arthur Sze Arthur Sze (1)
(1950 - present)
Elizabeth Smart (4)
(1913 - 1986)
Wole Soyinka Wole Soyinka (3)
(1934 - present)
T
Dylan Thomas Dylan Thomas (64)
(1914 - 1953)
R. S. Thomas (21)
(1913 - 2000)
James Tate James Tate (22)
(1943 - present)
A. S. J. Tessimond (42)
(1902 - 1962)
Barry Tebb Barry Tebb (117)
(1942 - present)
Quincy Troupe Quincy Troupe (3)
(1939 - present)
V
Jean Valentine Jean Valentine (4)
(1934 - present)
Andrei Voznesensky Andrei Voznesensky (12)
(1933 - present)
Dimitris Varos Dimitris Varos (1)
(1949 - present)
W
Alice Walker Alice Walker (1)
(1944 - present)
Richard Wilbur Richard Wilbur (34)
(1921 - present)
Judith Wright Judith Wright (3)
(1915 - 2000)
James Wright James Wright (27)
(1927 - 1980)
Derek Walcott Derek Walcott (21)
(1930 - present)
Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren (6)
(1905 - 1989)
David Wagoner David Wagoner (3)
(1926 - present)
Diane Wakoski Diane Wakoski (1)
(1937 - present)
Charles Webb (9)
(1939 - present)
Lew Welch (5)
(1926 - 1971)
Nancy Willard Nancy Willard (1)
(1936 - present)
John Williams (3)
(1922 - 1994)
Eleanor Wilner Eleanor Wilner (1)
(1937 - present)
Hugo Williams Hugo Williams (8)
(1942 - present)
Witt Wittmann Witt Wittmann (2)
(1947 - present)
Anne Waldman Anne Waldman (1)
(1945 - present)
C. K. Williams C. K. Williams (2)
(1936 - present)
Y
Yevgeny Yevtushenko Yevgeny Yevtushenko (3)
(1933 - present)
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