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Author Birth - Death
A. E. Housman 1859 - 1936
Abraham Cowley 1618 - 1667
Adrienne Rich 1929 - 2012
Aeschylus 525 BC - 456 BC
Alexander Pope 1688 - 1744
Alexander Smith 1830 - 1867
Alfred Austin 1835 - 1913
Alfred de Vigny 1797 - 1863
Alfred Lord Tennyson 1809 - 1892
Algernon Charles Swinburne 1837 - 1909
Alice Oswald 1966 -
Allen Ginsberg 1926 - 1997
Allen Tate 1899 - 1979
Alphonse de Lamartine 1790 - 1869
Amiri Baraka 1934 - 2014
Andre Breton 1896 - 1966
Andrew Motion 1952 -
Anne Bradstreet 1612 - 1672
Anne Carson 1950 -
Anne Sexton 1928 - 1974
Anne Stevenson -
Antonio Porchia 1886 - 1968
Archibald MacLeish 1892 - 1982
Aristophanes 448 BC - 380 BC
Arthur Rimbaud 1854 - 1891
Audre Lorde 1934 - 1992
Ausonius 310 - 395
Ben Jonson 1572 - 1637
Ben Okri 1959 -
Bertolt Brecht 1898 - 1956
Billy Collins 1941 -
Bryan Procter 1787 - 1874
Carl Sandburg 1878 - 1967
Carol Ann Duffy 1955 -
Cesare Pavese 1908 - 1950
Charles Baudelaire 1821 - 1867
Charles Churchill 1731 - 1764
Chilon -
Christina Rossetti 1830 - 1894
Clarissa Pinkola Estes 1945 -
Claudia Rankine 1963 -
Dante Alighieri 1265 - 1321
David Antin 1932 -
David McFadden 1940 -
David Whyte 1955 -
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 Clarence Stedman 1833 - 1908
Edward Hirsch 1950 -
Edward Young 1683 - 1765
Eileen Myles 1949 -
Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806 - 1861
Emily Dickinson 1830 - 1886
Euripides 480 BC - 406 BC
Ezra Pound 1885 - 1972
Federico Garcia Lorca 1898 - 1936
Floyd Skloot 1947 -
Francis Quarles 1592 - 1644
Franz Wright 1953 -
Gary Snyder 1930 -
Geoffrey Chaucer 1343 - 1400
George Chapman 1559 - 1634
George Herbert 1593 - 1633
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
Herbert Read 1893 - 1968
Hesiod 800 BC - 720 BC
Hilaire Belloc 1870 - 1953
Homer -
Horace 65 BC - 8 BC
Howard Nemerov 1920 - 1991
Ian Hamilton Finlay 1925 -
Jacques Prevert 1900 - 1977
James Fenton 1949 -
James Hogg 1770 - 1835
James Laughlin 1914 - 1997
James Russell Lowell 1819 - 1891
James Stephens 1882 - 1950
James Weldon Johnson 1871 - 1938
Jean de La Fontaine 1621 - 1695
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 - 1832
John Boyle O'Reilly 1844 - 1890
John Donne 1572 - 1631
John Dryden 1631 - 1700
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 - 1892
John Keats 1795 - 1821
John Millington Synge 1871 - 1909
John Milton 1608 - 1674
John O'Donohue 1956 - 2008
Jorge Luis Borges 1899 - 1986
Joseph Auslander 1897 - 1965
Joseph Brodsky 1940 - 1996
Joy Harjo 1951 -
Juan Felipe Herrera 1948 -
Juvenal 60 - 130
Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel 1772 - 1829
Kenneth Koch 1925 - 2002
Khalil Gibran 1883 - 1931
Langston Hughes 1902 - 1967
Linton Kwesi Johnson 1952 -
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
Louis Aragon 1897 - 1982
Louis MacNeice 1907 - 1963
Lucan 39 - 65
Lucille Clifton 1936 -
Lucretius 94 BC - 55 BC
Lucy Larcom 1824 - 1893
Mahmoud Darwish 1941 - 2008
Marianne Moore 1887 - 1972
Marie de France -
Marilyn Hacker 1942 -
Marly Youmans 1953 -
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
Meghan O'Rourke 1976 -
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 Eluard 1895 - 1952
Paul Engle 1908 - 1991
Paul Muldoon 1951 -
Paul Valery 1871 - 1945
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822
Petrarch 1304 - 1374
Phaedrus 15 BC - 50 AD
Philip James Bailey 1816 - 1902
Philip Schultz 1945 -
Pietro Aretino 1492 - 1556
Rabindranath Tagore 1861 - 1941
Rainer Maria Rilke 1875 - 1926
Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 - 1882
Richard Armour 1906 - 1989
Richard Le Gallienne 1866 - 1947
Rita Dove 1952 -
Robert Browning 1812 - 1889
Robert Burns 1759 - 1796
Robert Frost 1874 - 1963
Robert Morgan 1944 -
Robert Pinsky 1940 -
Robert W. Service 1874 - 1958
Rumi 1207 - 1273
Ryunosuke Satoro -
Saadi 1184 - 1283
Samuel Butler 1835 - 1902
Samuel Taylor Coleridge 1772 - 1834
Seamus Heaney 1939 - 2013
Serge Gainsbourg 1928 - 1991
Sextus Propertius 50 BC - 15 BC
Shel Silverstein 1930 - 1999
Solomon Ibn Gabirol 1021 - 1058
Sophie Hannah 1971 -
Sophocles 496 BC - 406 BC
Stanislaw Jerzy Lec 1909 - 1966
Stephen Vincent Benet 1898 - 1943
Sylvia Plath 1932 - 1963
T. S. Eliot 1888 - 1965
Tahar Ben Jelloun 1944 -
Theodore Roethke 1908 - 1963
Thomas Babington Macaulay 1800 - 1859
Thomas Bailey Aldrich 1836 - 1907
Thomas Campbell 1777 - 1844
Thomas Moore 1779 - 1852
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 Blake 1757 - 1827
William Butler Yeats 1865 - 1939
William Congreve 1670 - 1729
William Cowper 1731 - 1800
William Dunbar 1460 - 1520
William Falconer 1732 - 1769
William Wordsworth 1770 - 1850
Wislawa Szymborska 1923 - 2012
Yevgeny Yevtushenko 1933 -

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