List of poets

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This is a list of notable poets.

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  • Christopher Nolan (1965–2009), Irish poet and author; member of Aosdána
  • Fan S. Noli (1882–1965), Albanian-American writer, diplomat, historian, and founder of Albanian Orthodox Church
  • Olga Nolla (1938–2001), Puerto Rican poet, writer, journalist and professor
  • Harry Northup (born 1940), American actor and poet
  • Caroline Norton (1808–1877), English society beauty, feminist, social reformer, and author
  • Cyprian Norwid (1821–1883), Polish poet, dramatist, painter, and sculptor
  • Alice Notley (born 1945), American poet
  • Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg), (1772–1801), German poet and novelist
  • Alfred Noyes (1880–1958), English poet
  • Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920–1993), first Aboriginal Australian published poet, political activist, artist and educator
  • Julia Nyberg (1784–1854), Swedish poet and songwriter
  • Naomi Shihab Nye (born 1952), Palestinian-American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • Niyi Osundare (born 1947), Nigerian poet, dramatist, and literary critic

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  • Stan Rice (1943–2002), American poet and artist; husband of author Anne Rice
  • Adrienne Rich (1929–2012), American poet, essayist and feminist
  • Edgell Rickword (1898–1982), English poet, critic, journalist and literary editor
  • Lola Ridge (1873–1941), Irish-born American anarchist poet and editor
  • Laura Riding (1901–1981), American poet, critic, novelist, essayist and short story writer
  • Anne Ridler (1912–2001), English poet and editor
  • James Whitcomb Riley (1849–1916), American writer, poet; known as Hoosier Poet and Children's Poet
  • John Riley (1937–1978), English poet associated with British Poetry Revival
  • Rainer Maria Rilke (1875–1926), Bohemian-Austrian poet
  • Gopal Prasad Rimal (1918–1973), Nepali poet and playwright
  • Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891), French symbolist poet; part of Decadent Movement
  • Alberto Ríos (born 1952), American poet and professor
  • Khawar Rizvi (1938–1981), Urdu and Persian poet and scholar

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  • Edith Södergran (1892–1923), Swedish-speaking Finnish poet
  • Sōgi (1421–1502), Japanese waka and renga poet
  • David Solway (born 1941), Canadian poet, educational theorist, travel writer and critic
  • William Somervile (1675–1742), English poet
  • Sophocles, (c. 496 – 406 BC), Athenian tragedian
  • Charles Sorley (1895–1915), English war poet of World War I
  • Gary Soto (born 1952), Mexican-American author and poet
  • Robert Southey (1774–1843), English Romantic poet, a Lake Poet; Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom 1813–1843
  • Robert Southwell (1561–1595), English Catholic Jesuit priest, poet and clandestine missionary
  • Wole Soyinka (born 1934), Nigerian poet and playwright and poet; 1986 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Bernard Spencer (1909–1963), English poet, translator, and editor
  • Stephen Spender (1909–1995), English poet, novelist. and essayist; US Poet Laureate 1965–66
  • Edmund Spenser (1552–1599), English poet best known for The Faerie Queene

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Edward Thomas, English poet

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  • Woeser (born 1966), Tibetan activist, blogger, poet and essayist
  • Rafał Wojaczek (1945–1971), Polish poet
  • Christa Wolf (1929–2011), German literary critic, novelist, poet, and essayist
  • Charles Wolfe (1791–1823), Irish poet
  • Hans Wollschläger (1935–2007), German writer, translator, historian, and editor
  • Sholeh Wolpe (born 1962), Iranian-American poet, literary translator, editor and playwright
  • George Woodcock (1912–1995), Canadian writer of biography and history, anarchist thinker, essayist, poet, and critic
  • Gregory Woods (born 1953), English poet who grew up in Ghana
  • Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855), English author, poet and diarist; sister of William Wordsworth
  • William Wordsworth (1770–1850), English Romantic poet
  • Philip Stanhope Worsley (1835–1866), English poet
  • Carolyn D. Wright (born 1949), American poet
  • Charles Wright (born in 1935), American poet; 1998 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • David Wright (1920–1994) South African-born poet and author
  • Franz Wright (born 1953), American poet, son of James Wright; 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • James Wright (1927–1980), American poet, father of Franz Wright; 1972 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry
  • Judith Wright (1915–2000), Australian poet, environmentalist and campaigner for Aboriginal land rights
  • Lady Mary Wroth (1587–c. 1651), English poet of the Renaissance
  • Thomas Wyatt (1503–1542), English ambassador and lyrical poet
  • Elinor Wylie (1885–1928), American poet and novelist
  • Hedd Wyn (1887–1917), Welsh language poet
  • Edward Alexander Wyon (1842−1872), English architect and poet

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