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American Poet Quotes

Author Birth - Death
A. R. Ammons 1926 - 2001 
Adrienne Rich 1929 - 2012 
Alice Cary 1820 - 1871 
Alice Duer Miller 1874 - 1942 
Allen Ginsberg 1926 - 1997 
Allen Tate 1899 - 1979 
Amiri Baraka 1934 - 2014 
Amy Clampitt 1920 - 1994 
Amy Gerstler 1956 -   
Amy Lowell 1874 - 1925 
Andrei Codrescu 1946 -   
Andrew Hudgins 1951 -   
Anne Bradstreet 1612 - 1672 
Anne Sexton 1928 - 1974 
Anne Stevenson  
Anthony Hecht 1923 - 2004 
Aram Saroyan 1943 -   
Archibald MacLeish 1892 - 1982 
Arna Bontemps 1902 - 1973 
Audre Lorde 1934 - 1992 
B. R. Hayden 1913 - 1980 
Bernard Barton 1784 - 1849 
Bessie Anderson Stanley 1879 - 1952 
Billy Collins 1941 -   
Brenda Hillman 1951 -   
C. K. Williams 1936 - 2015 
Carl Sandburg 1878 - 1967 
Carolyn Kizer 1925 - 2014 
Charles Olson 1910 - 1970 
Charles Simic 1938 -   
Clarissa Pinkola Estes 1945 -   
Claudia Rankine 1963 -   
Countee Cullen 1903 - 1946 
Daphne Gottlieb 1968 -   
David Antin 1932 -   
David Ferry 1924 -   
David Lehman 1948 -   
Delmore Schwartz 1913 - 1966 
Diane Ackerman 1948 -   
Diane Wakoski 1937 -   
Don Marquis 1878 - 1937 
Donald Hall 1928 -   
Donald Justice 1925 - 2004 
e. e. cummings 1894 - 1962 
Edgar Allan Poe 1809 - 1849 
Edgar Guest 1881 - 1959 
Edgar Lee Masters 1868 - 1950 
Edmund Clarence Stedman 1833 - 1908 
Edward Hirsch 1950 -   
Edwin Arlington Robinson 1869 - 1935 
Edwin Markham 1852 - 1940 
Eileen Myles 1949 -   
Elinor Wylie 1885 - 1928 
Elizabeth Bishop 1911 - 1979 
Ellen Bass 1947 -   
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886 
Emma Lazarus 1849 - 1887 
Eugene Field 1850 - 1895 
Ezra Pound 1885 - 1972 
Fanny Howe 1940 -   
Floyd Skloot 1947 -   
Frank O'Hara 1926 - 1966 
Franz Wright 1953 -   
Galway Kinnell 1927 - 2014 
Gary Snyder 1930 -   
George Oppen 1908 - 1984 
Gil Scott-Heron 1949 - 2011 
Gregory Corso 1930 - 2001 
Gwendolyn Brooks 1917 - 2000 
Hart Crane 1899 - 1932 
Henry Timrod 1829 - 1867 
Henry Van Dyke 1852 - 1933 
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882 
Howard Nemerov 1920 - 1991 
Ishmael Reed 1938 -   
Jack Gilbert 1925 - 2012 
Jack Prelutsky 1940 -   
James Gates Percival 1795 - 1854 
James Laughlin 1914 - 1997 
James Merrill 1926 - 1995 
James Russell Lowell 1819 - 1891 
James Schuyler 1923 - 1991 
James Tate 1943 - 2015 
James Weldon Johnson 1871 - 1938 
James Whitcomb Riley 1849 - 1916 
Jane Hirshfield 1953 -   
Jesse Ball 1978 -   
Joel Barlow 1754 - 1812 
John Ashbery 1927 -   
John Berryman 1914 - 1972 
John Crowe Ransom 1888 - 1974 
John Erskine 1879 - 1951 
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 - 1892 
John Holmes 1904 - 1962 
John Jay Chapman 1862 - 1933 
Jones Very 1813 - 1880 
Joseph Auslander 1897 - 1965 
Joseph Brodsky 1940 - 1996 
Joy Harjo 1951 -   
Joyce Kilmer 1886 - 1918 
Juan Felipe Herrera 1948 -   
Jupiter Hammon 1711 - 1806 
Karl Shapiro 1913 - 2000 
Katha Pollitt 1949 -   
Kenneth Koch 1925 - 2002 
Kenneth Rexroth 1905 - 1982 
Langston Hughes 1902 - 1967 
Laura Riding 1901 - 1991 
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1919 -   
Lemon Andersen 1975 -   
Lisel Mueller  
Louise Bogan 1897 - 1970 
Louise Gluck 1943 -   
Lucille Clifton 1936 -   
Lucy Larcom 1824 - 1893 
Maggie Nelson  
Margaret Elizabeth Sangster 1838 - 1912 
Margaret Walker 1915 - 1998 
Mari Evans 1923 -   
Marianne Moore 1887 - 1972 
Marilyn Hacker 1942 -   
Marilyn Nelson 1946 -   
Mark Strand 1934 - 2014 
Mark Van Doren 1894 - 1972 
Marly Youmans 1953 -   
Mary Karr 1955 -   
Mary Oliver 1935 -   
Mary Szybist  
Mattie Stepanek 1990 - 2004 
Maxine Kumin 1925 - 2014 
May Sarton 1912 - 1995 
Maya Angelou 1928 - 2014 
Meghan O'Rourke 1976 -   
Michael Cadnum 1949 -   
Miller Williams 1930 -   
Muriel Rukeyser 1913 - 1980 
Natasha Trethewey 1966 -   
Nikki Giovanni 1943 -   
Ogden Nash 1902 - 1971 
Paul Engle 1908 - 1991 
Philip Levine 1928 - 2015 
Philip Schultz 1945 -   
Phoebe Cary 1824 - 1871 
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882 
Randall Jarrell 1914 - 1965 
Rene Ricard 1946 - 2014 
Richard Armour 1906 - 1989 
Richard Eberhart 1904 - 2005 
Richard Wilbur 1921 -   
Rita Dove 1952 -   
Robert Bly 1926 -   
Robert Creeley 1926 - 2005 
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963 
Robert Hass 1941 -   
Robert Lowell 1917 - 1977 
Robert Morgan 1944 -   
Robert Pinsky 1940 -   
Robin Coste Lewis  
Robinson Jeffers 1887 - 1962 
Rod McKuen 1933 -   
Ron Rash 1953 -   
Ross Gay 1974 -   
Rowan Ricardo Phillips 1974 -   
Sam Walter Foss 1858 - 1911 
Samuel Ullman 1840 - 1924 
Sharon Olds 1942 -   
Shel Silverstein 1930 - 1999 
Sidney Lanier 1842 - 1881 
Stephen Dobyns 1941 -   
Stephen Dunn 1939 -   
Stephen Levine 1937 -   
Stephen Vincent Benet 1898 - 1943 
Steven Sater  
Susan Polis Schutz 1944 -   
Susan Stewart 1952 -   
Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963 
T. S. Eliot 1888 - 1965 
Taylor Mali 1965 -   
Theodore Roethke 1908 - 1963 
Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836 - 1907 
Thylias Moss 1954 -   
Tim Seibles 1955 -   
Tracy K. Smith 1972 -   
Vachel Lindsay 1879 - 1931 
W. S. Merwin 1927 -   
Wallace Stevens 1879 - 1955 
Walt Whitman 1819 - 1892 
Wendell Berry 1934 -   
Will Carleton 1845 - 1912 
William C. Bryant 1794 - 1878 
William Cullen Bryant 1794 - 1878 
William F. DeVault 1955 -   
William Jay Smith 1918 - 2015 
William Rose Benet 1886 - 1950 
William Stafford 1914 - 1993 
Yusef Komunyakaa 1947 -   
Zoketsu Norman Fischer 1946 -