Today in Poetry History (Part 13)

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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 1,369

1933-03-29 - Jacques Brault, French Canadian poet
1933-03-31 - Nichita Stănescu, Romanian poet (d. 1983)
1933-05-12 - Andrey Voznesensky, Russian poet
1933-07-18 - Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Zima Russia, poet (Bratsk Station)
1933-12-17 - Paul Snoek, [Edm Schietekat], Belgian poet
1934-01-24 - Stanisław Grochowiak, Polish poet (d. 1976)
1934-02-10 - Fleur Adcock, New Zealand poet
1934-04-11 - Mark Strand, American poet/editor/translator (Another Republic)
1934-05-01 - Alette Beaujon, Curacaos poet (Gedichten on the Bay & Elsewhere)
1934-08-04 - Rutger Kopland, [Rutger van den Hoofdakker], Dutch poet
1934-08-05 - Wendell Berry, American poet, writer and farmer
1934-09-09 - Sonia Sanchez, US playwright/poet (The Bronx is Next)
1934-09-14 - Hans Faverey, Dutch poet
1934-10-07 - Imamu Amiri Baraka, [Everett Leroi Jones], US, poet/writer
1935-01-18 - Jon Stallworthy, English poet
1935-01-28 - Manuel dos Santos Lima, Angolian revolutionary/poet (Pele do Diabo)
1935-01-30 - Richard Brautigan, Tacoma Washington, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America)
1935-04-16 - Sarah Kirsch, German poet
1935-08-25 - Charles Wright, American poet
1935-08-26 - Cornelis B Vaandrager, [Cor Vaan], Dut poet (Long Live Joop Massaker)
1935-09-10 - Mary Oliver, American poet
1935-09-21 - Henry Gibson, Germantown Pa, comedian (Nashville, Laugh-In's poet)
1935-11-07 - Willibrordus S Rendra, Indonesia, poet (Ballad orang-orang tertjina)
1935-11-28 - Randolph Stow, author/poet (Suburbs of Hell)
1936-01-27 - Ismail Kadare, Albanian author/poet (Dimri i Madh)
1936-02-18 - Marin Sorescu, poet/dramatist
1936-03-01 - Camille E Baly, St Maartens poet (Sonny)
1936-05-10 - Jayne Cortez, Fort Huachuca, Arizona, poet (I see Chano Pozo), (d. 2012)
1936-06-16 - August Willemsen, Dutch poet/translator
1936-06-27 - Lucille Clifton, American poet
1936-07-09 - June Jordan, US playwright/poet (His Own Where)
1936-11-04 - C. K. Williams, American poet
1936-11-17 - Dahlia Ravikovitch, Israeli poet (d. 2005)
1937-04-10 - Bella Akhmadulina, Russian poet
1937-05-30 - Arthur C Jacobs, poet
1937-08-03 - Diane Wakoski, Whittier, California, American poet (Motorcycle Betrayal)
1937-10-11 - R. H. W. Dillard, American poet
1937-11-09 - Roger McCough, British poet
1938-01-31 - Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
1938-04-20 - Johnny Tillotson, Jacksonville Fla, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion)
1938-05-09 - Charles Simic Yugoslavian-born poet, 15th Poet Laureate of the United States
1938-05-25 - Raymond Carver, poet/short story writer (Furious Season)
1938-11-13 - Gérald Godin, French Canadian poet and politician (d. 1994)
1939-01-10 - Jared Carter, American poet
1939-01-12 - Jacobus M "Jacques" Hamelink, Dutch writer/poet (Cold Unrest)
1939-01-21 - Mary Ellen McAnally, Illinois, poet (Dance of the Zygotes)
1939-03-03 - Hans Pieter Verhagen, Dutch poet (Hoepla/Holland's Hole)
Poet Seamus HeaneyPoet Seamus Heaney (1939-04-13) 1939-04-13 - Seamus Heaney, poet, (d. 2013)
1939-04-25 - Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
1939-07-02 - Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
1939-09-15 - Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter
1939-09-27 - Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer
1939-11-18 - Margaret Atwood, Ottawa Ontario, Canadian author/poet
1940-01-17 - Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali, South African poet (Fireflames)
1940-04-06 - Homero Aridjis, Mexican poet (La Tumba de Filidor)
1940-05-06 - Henry Habibe, Arubian poet (Kerensentenchi)
1940-10-20 - Robert Pinsky, American poet and Poet Laureate of the United States
Author Margaret AtwoodAuthor Margaret Atwood (1939-11-18) 1941-02-19 - Stephen Dobyns, US author/poet (Cold Dog Soup)
1941-03-13 - Mahmoud Darwish, Palestinian prominent poet and writer of prose.(d. 2008)
1941-03-22 - Billy Collins, American poet
1941-04-28 - Iryna Zhylenko, Ukrainian poet
1942-04-13 - Ataol Behramoglu Turkish poet and writer.
1942-11-19 - Sharon Olds, American poet
1943-02-08 - Pirzada Qasim, Pakistani poet and VC of Karachi University
1943-03-20 - Gerard Malanga, American poet and photographer
1943-04-22 - Louise Glück, American poet and 12th US Poet Laureate
1943-06-07 - Nikki Giovanni, poet (LHJ Woman of the Year 1973)
1943-07-16 - Reinaldo Arenas, Cuban poet (d. 1990)
1943-11-27 - Nicole Brossard, French Canadian poet
Rocker Jim MorrisonRocker Jim Morrison (1943-12-08) 1943-12-08 - Jim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)
1944-01-29 - Hans Plomp, Dutch writer/poet (Venus in Holland)
1944-01-31 - Anton Korteweg, Dutch poet (For the Good Order)
1944-02-21 - Herman de Coninck, Flemish writer/poet (Impossible Work)
1944-03-30 - Gerrit Komrij, Dutch poet/essayist (Happy Schizo)
1944-05-28 - Adriaan T "Ad" Zuiderent, poet/critic (On the Droge)
1944-06-27 - Cornelis J "Kees" Ouwens, Dutch writer/poet (Intimate Acts)
1944-08-21 - Peter Weir, Sydney Aust, director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society)
1944-09-05 - Dario Bellezza, poet
1944-11-12 - Johan van Doorn, [Johnny the Selfkicker], Dutch poet (War & Porridge)
1944-11-24 - Jules Deelder, Dutch poet (T of Vondel)
1945-01-17 - Javed Akhtar, Indian lyricist, poet and scriptwriter
1945-04-02 - Anne Waldman, American poet
1945-06-21 - Adam Zagajewski, Polish philosopher, poet
1945-09-27 - Kay Ryan, American poet
1945-10-26 - Demetris Th. Gotsis, Greek poet and author
1946-05-28 - Satchidanandan, Indian poet
1946-08-05 - Ron Silliman, American poet
1946-08-25 - Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), American poet and Children's Author
1946-11-29 - Silvio Rodríguez, Cuban poet
1946-12-10 - Thomas Lux, American poet
1947-01-30 - Les Barker, English poet
1947-02-03 - Paul Auster, US author/poet/director (Mr Vertigo, Smoke)
1947-03-03 - Clifton Snider, American poet and writer
1947-03-14 - Pam Ayres, British poet
1947-05-01 - Sergio Infante, Chilean poet and writer
1947-05-23 - Jane Kenyon, American poet (d. 1995)
1947-10-26 - Trevor Joyce, Irish poet
1947-11-30 - Sergio Badilla Castillo, Chilean poet
1948-07-06 - Wadih Saadeh, Lebanese-Australian poet
1948-10-07 - Diane Ackerman, American poet and essayist

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