Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe   (1809 - 1849, American)
Edgar Allan Poe was an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, and is considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his ...
Emily Dickinson
Emily Dickinson   (1830 - 1886, American)
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was an American poet. Born in Amherst, Massachusetts, to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and ...
Walt Whitman
Walt Whitman   (1819 - 1892, American)
Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist. He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in ...
Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde   (1854 - 1900, Irish)
Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories and one novel. Known for his biting wit, he ...
John Keats   (1795 - 1821, English)
John Keats was an English poet who became one of the key poets of the English Romantic movement during the early nineteenth century. During his ...
Ralph Waldo Emerson   (1803 - 1882, American)
Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, philosopher and poet, best remembered for leading the Transcendentalist movement of the early 19th century. His teachings directly ...
Lewis Carroll   (1832 - 1898, English)
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known by the pen name Lewis Carroll, was an English author, mathematician, logician, Anglican deacon and photographer. His most famous writings ...
William Wordsworth   (1770 - 1850, English)
William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 ...
Emily Bronte   (1818-1848, English)
Emily Brontë was born in Thornton, near Bradford in Yorkshire, to Patrick Brontë and Maria Branwell. She was the younger sister of Charlotte Brontë and ...
Alfred Lord Tennyson   (1809 - 1882, English)
Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS, much better known as "Alfred, Lord Tennyson," was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's ...
Victor Hugo   (1802 - 1885, French)
Victor-Marie Hugo was a French poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, visual artist, statesman, human rights activist and exponent of the Romantic movement in France. In France, ...
Christina Rossetti   (1830 - 1894, English)
Christina Georgina Rossetti was an English poet who wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, and children's poems. She is best known for her long poem ...
Rudyard Kipling   (1865 - 1936, English)
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was a British author and poet. Born in Bombay, British India, he is best known ...
Elizabeth Barrett Browning   (1806 - 1861, English)
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most prominent poets of the Victorian era. She was the wife of poet Robert Browning, whom she married ...
Abraham Lincoln   (1809 - 1865, American)
Abraham Lincoln was the 16th President of the United States. Throughout his life, Abraham Lincoln was an avid reader of poetry. As a teenager, however, ...
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow   (1807 - 1882, American)
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was an American educator and poet whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and "Evangeline". He was also the ...
Thomas Hardy   (1840 - 1928, English)
Thomas Hardy, OM was an English novelist and poet of the naturalist movement, although in several poems he displays elements of the previous romantic and ...
Robert Browning   (1812 - 1892, English)
Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of dramatic verse, especially dramatic monologues, made him one of the foremost Victorian poets.
William Ernest Henley   (1849 - 1903, English)
William Ernest Henley was an English poet, critic and editor. Arguably his best-remembered work is the poem "Invictus", written in 1875. It is said that ...
A. E. Housman   (1859 - 1936, English)
Alfred Edward Housman, usually known as A. E. Housman, was an English classical scholar and poet, best known for his cycle of poems A Shropshire ...
Louisa May Alcott   (1832 - 1888, American)
Louisa May Alcott was born in Germantown, Pennsylvania on November 29, 1832. She and her three sisters, Anna, Elizabeth, and May, were educated by their ...
Dante Gabriel Rossetti   (1828 - 1882, English)
Dante Gabriel Rossetti was an English poet, illustrator, painter and translator. The son of émigré Italian scholar Gabriel Pasquale Giuseppe Rossetti and his wife Frances ...
George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans)   (1819 - 1880 , English)
Mary Anne Evans was born at South Farm, Arbury, on November 22, 1819. The youngest child of Robert Evans and Christiana Pearson Evans, she had ...
Constantine P. Cavafy   (1863 - 1933, Greek)
Constantine P. Cavafy, also known as Konstantin or Konstantinos Petrou Kavafis, or Kavaphes (Greek Κωνσταντίνος Π. Καβάφης) was a renowned modern Greek poet who lived ...
William Cullen Bryant   (1794 - 1878, American)
William Cullen Bryant was an American romantic poet, journalist, and long-time editor of the New York Evening Post. Although "Thanatopsis", his most famous poem, has ...
John Clare   (1793 - 1864, English)
John Clare was an English poet, born the son of a farm labourer who came to be known for his representations of the English countryside. ...
Walter Savage Landor   (1775 - 1864, English)
Walter Savage Landor was an English writer and poet. His best known works were the prose Imaginary Conversations, and the poem Rose Aylmer, but the ...
Sarah Flower Adams   (1805-1848, England)
Sarah Adams, née Flower, was born at Harlow, Essex on 22 February 1805, and died in London on 14 August, 1848. She was the younger ...
John Greenleaf Whittier   (1807 - 1892, American)
John Greenleaf Whittier was an influential American Quaker poet and ardent advocate of the abolition of slavery in the United States. He is usually listed ...
Toru Dutt   (1856 - 1877, Indian)
Toru Dutt was an Indian poet who wrote in English and French, and made a mark in literature in spite of her premature death. After ...
R. D. Blackmore   (1825 - 1900, English)
Richard Doddridge Blackmore, referred to most commonly as R. D. Blackmore, was one of the most famous English novelists of the second half of the ...
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   (1842 - 1914, American)
Ambrose Bierce was born in Meigs County, Ohio, and reared in Kosciusko County, Ind. He was a printer's apprentice before enlisting and serving with distinction ...
Stephen Collins Foster   (1826-1864, American)
As one of America's principal and most influential songwriters, Stephen Foster shares his birthday with that of the nation. Born on 4 July 1826 in ...
Isabella Valancy Crawford   (1850 -1887, Canadian)
was born of cultured parents,– Stephen Dennis Crawford, M.D., and Sydney Scott–in Dublin, Ireland, on Christmas day, 1850. In 1858, the family emigrated to Upper ...
 
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