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Poet Quotes

Author Birth - Death
A. E. Housman 1859 - 1936
A. R. Ammons 1926 - 2001
Adrienne Rich 1929 - 2012
Aeschylus 525 BC - 456 BC
Alexander Pope 1688 - 1744
Alexander Smith 1830 - 1867
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 - 1892
Alfred Noyes 1880 - 1958
Allen Ginsberg 1926 - 1997
Alphonse de Lamartine 1790 - 1869
Amiri Baraka 1934 - 2014
Andre Breton 1896 - 1966
Andrew Motion 1952 -
Anne Bradstreet 1612 - 1672
Antonio Porchia 1886 - 1968
Aristophanes 448 BC - 380 BC
Arthur Rimbaud 1854 - 1891
Audre Lorde 1934 - 1992
August Wilhelm von Schlegel 1767 - 1845
Ausonius 310 - 395
Ben Jonson 1572 - 1637
Ben Okri 1959 -
Bertolt Brecht 1898 - 1956
Billy Collins 1941 -
Bradley Chicho 1895 -
Carl Sandburg 1878 - 1967
Carol Ann Duffy 1955 -
Cesare Pavese 1908 - 1950
Charles Baudelaire 1821 - 1867
Charles Churchill 1731 - 1764
Charles Mackay 1814 - 1889
Charles Olson 1910 - 1970
Christina Rossetti 1830 - 1894
Clarissa Pinkola Estes 1945 -
Countee Cullen 1903 - 1946
Dante Alighieri 1265 - 1321
David Whyte 1955 -
Delmore Schwartz 1913 - 1966
Derek Walcott 1930 -
Diane Ackerman 1948 -
Don Marquis 1878 - 1937
Donald Hall 1928 -
Dylan Thomas 1914 - 1953
e. e. cummings 1894 - 1962
Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849
Edith Sitwell 1887 - 1964
Edmund Spenser 1552 - 1599
Edward Hirsch 1950 -
Edward Young 1683 - 1765
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1869 - 1935
Edwin Markham 1852 - 1940
Eileen Myles 1949 -
Eliza Cook 1818 - 1889
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861
Elizabeth Bibesco 1897 - 1945
Elizabeth Bishop 1911 - 1979
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
Etel Adnan 1925 -
Eugenio Montale 1896 - 1981
Euripides 480 BC - 406 BC
Ezra Pound 1885 - 1972
Federico Garcia Lorca 1898 - 1936
Ferdowsi 935 - 1020
Francis Quarles 1592 - 1644
Frank O'Hara 1926 - 1966
Geoffrey Chaucer 1343 - 1400
Georg Trakl 1887 - 1914
George Herbert 1593 - 1633
George Murray -
Gil Scott-Heron 1949 - 2011
Gwendolyn Brooks 1917 - 2000
Heinrich Heine 1797 - 1856
Henrik Ibsen 1828 - 1906
Henry Van Dyke 1852 - 1933
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882
Hesiod 800 BC - 720 BC
Hilaire Belloc 1870 - 1953
Homer -
Horace 65 BC - 8 BC
Howard Nemerov 1920 - 1991
Jacques Prevert 1900 - 1977
James Fenton 1949 -
James Russell Lowell 1819 - 1891
James Stephens 1882 - 1950
James Weldon Johnson 1871 - 1938
Jane Taylor 1783 - 1824
Jean de La Fontaine 1621 - 1695
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
John Barton -
John Betjeman 1906 - 1984
John Boyle O'Reilly 1844 - 1890
John Crowe Ransom 1888 - 1974
John Donne 1572 - 1631
John Dryden 1631 - 1700
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 - 1892
John Keats 1795 - 1821
John Milton 1608 - 1674
John O'Donohue 1956 - 2008
Jorge Luis Borges 1899 - 1986
Joseph Brodsky 1940 - 1996
Joy Harjo 1951 -
Juan Felipe Herrera 1948 -
Judith Wright 1915 - 2000
Juvenal 60 - 130
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel 1772 - 1829
Khalil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Langston Hughes 1902 - 1967
Leigh Hunt 1784 - 1859
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
Louis Aragon 1897 - 1982
Louis MacNeice 1907 - 1963
Lucille Clifton 1936 -
Lucretius 94 BC - 55 BC
Mahmoud Darwish 1941 - 2008
Margaret Walker 1915 - 1998
Marianne Moore 1887 - 1972
Marilyn Hacker 1942 -
Mark Strand 1934 - 2014
Mark Van Doren 1894 - 1972
Mary Karr 1955 -
Mary Oliver 1935 -
Matsuo Basho 1644 - 1694
Matthew Arnold 1822 - 1888
Mattie Stepanek 1990 - 2004
May Sarton 1912 - 1995
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014
Menander 342 BC - 292 BC
Muhammad Iqbal 1877 - 1938
Muriel Rukeyser 1913 - 1980
Natasha Trethewey 1966 -
Nikki Giovanni 1943 -
Novalis 1772 - 1801
Octavio Paz 1914 - 1998
Ogden Nash 1902 - 1971
Oliver Goldsmith 1730 - 1774
Omar Khayyam 1048 - 1131
Ovid 43 BC - 17 AD
Paul Muldoon 1951 -
Paul Valery 1871 - 1945
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822
Petrarch 1304 - 1374
Phaedrus 15 BC - 50 AD
Philip Larkin 1922 - 1985
Philip Levine 1928 - 2015
Philip Schultz 1945 -
Pietro Aretino 1492 - 1556
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941
Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 - 1926
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Rita Dove 1952 -
Robert Browning 1812 - 1889
Robert Burns 1759 - 1796
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
Robert Lowell 1917 - 1977
Robert Morgan 1944 -
Robert W. Service 1874 - 1958
Rod McKuen 1933 -
Ruben Dario 1867 - 1916
Rumi 1207 - 1273
Ryunosuke Satoro -
Saadi 1184 - 1283
Samuel Butler 1835 - 1902
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834
Samuel Ullman 1840 - 1924
Seamus Heaney 1939 - 2013
Sharon Olds 1942 -
Shel Silverstein 1930 - 1999
Siegfried Sassoon 1886 - 1967
Sophie Hannah 1971 -
Sophocles 496 BC - 406 BC
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec 1909 - 1966
Stephen Dunn 1939 -
Stephen Vincent Benet 1898 - 1943
Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963
T. S. Eliot 1888 - 1965
Tahar Ben Jelloun 1944 -
Ted Hughes 1930 - 1998
Theodore Roethke 1908 - 1963
Thomas Babington Macaulay 1800 - 1859
Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836 - 1907
Thomas Gray 1716 - 1771
Thomas Moore 1779 - 1852
Tom Paulin 1949 -
Torquato Tasso 1544 - 1595
Virgil 70 BC - 19 BC
W. H. Auden 1907 - 1973
Wallace Stevens 1879 - 1955
Walt Whitman 1819 - 1892
Walter Savage Landor 1775 - 1864
Wendell Berry 1934 -
William Allingham 1821 - 1889
William Blake 1757 - 1827
William Butler Yeats 1865 - 1939
William C. Bryant 1794 - 1878
William Congreve 1670 - 1729
William Cowper 1731 - 1800
William Ernest Henley 1849 - 1903
William Shenstone 1714 - 1763
William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850
Wislawa Szymborska 1923 - 2012

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