Poetry History (Part 13)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 1,405

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1930-08-17 Ted Hughes, Poet (British Poet Laureate 1984-98), born in Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire (d. 1998)

  • 1930-09-23 Sehba Akhtar, poet of Pakistan (d. 1996)
  • 1930-09-24 Józef Krupiński, Polish poet (d. 1998)
  • 1930-10-10 Mustafa Zaidi, Pakistani poet (d. 1970)
  • 1930-11-13 Nico Scheepmaker, Dutch columnist/poet
  • 1930-12-25 Salah Jaheen, Egyptian poet and cartoonist (d. 1986)
  • 1931-01-06 P J [Patrick Joeseph] Kavanagh, poet, actor and journalist (The Perfect Stranger), born in Worthing, Sussex (d. 2015)
  • 1931-01-25 Paavo J Haavikko, finnish writer/poet/husband of Marja-Liisa Vartio
  • 1931-04-10 Marcel van Maele, Belgian poet
  • 1931-04-12 Leonid Derbenyov, Russian poet-songwriter (d. 1995)
  • 1931-04-15 Tomas Tranströmer, Swedish poet (Nobel Prize for Literature - 2011), born in Stockholm (d. 2015)
  • 1931-05-16 Peter Levi, poet/writer
  • 1931-06-08 Ivan V. Lalić, Serbian poet, born in Belgrade (d. 1996)
  • 1931-09-25 Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (d. 2005)
  • 1931-12-12 Ali-Akbar Sa'idi Sirjani, Iranian writer and journalist, born in Sirjan, Kerman (d. 1994)
  • 1931-12-14 Jon Elia, Pakistani scholar, poet and philosopher (d. 2002)
  • 1932-03-18 John Updike, Shillington Pa, poet/novelist (Rabbit Run)
  • 1932-04-10 Adrian Henri, poet/president (Liverpool Academy of Arts)
  • 1932-06-18 Geoffrey Hill, English poet, born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (d. 2016)
  • 1932-06-20 Robert Rozjdestvenski, Russian poet (Requiem, Userjoz)
  • 1932-08-03 Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet
  • 1932-10-15 Riekus Waskowsky, poet

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1932-10-27 Sylvia Plath, American poet and novelist (Colossus, 3 Women, Bell Jar), born in Boston, Massachusetts (d. 1963)

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  • 1932-11-28 Terence Frisby, poet/screenwriter (There's a Girl in My Soup)
  • 1932-12-05 Fazu Aliyeva, Russian poet, novelist and journalist who helped develop Dagestani in Russian literature, born in Khunzakhsky District, Soviet Union (d. 2016)
  • 1932-12-28 Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
  • 1933-02-23 Donna J. Stone, American poet (Wielder of Words), born in Ohio (d. 1994)
  • 1933-02-27 Edward Lucie-Smith, British poet and poetry critic, born in Kingston, Jamaica
  • 1933-03-20 Alexander Gorodnitsky, Russian geologist and poet
  • 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)
  • 1933-08-01 Ko Un, South Korean poet, born in Gunsan, North Jeolla Province
  • 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, novelist/poet (Trout Fishing in America), born in Tacoma, Washington
  • 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. [Charles Kenneth] Williams, American poet and translator (Pulitzer prize 2000), (d. 2015)
  • 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
  • 1937-12-11 Jim Harrison, American poet and novelist (Legends of the Fall), born in Grayling, Michigan (d. 2016)
  • 1938-01-31 Ajip Rosidi, Indonesian poet/writer (Madjalah Sunda, Pesta)
  • 1938-04-20 Johnny Tillotson, singer (Gidget, Poetry in Motion), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 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)

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1939-04-13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet (Nobel 1995) and playwright, born in Castledawson, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland (d. 2013)

  • 1939-04-25 Ted Kooser, American poet and US Poet Laureate
  • 1939-07-02 Alexandros Panagoulis, Greek politician and poet
  • 1939-07-26 Wopko Jensma, Middelburg, Eastern Province, South African poet and graphic designer
  • 1939-09-15 Breyten Breytenbach, South African poet/painter
  • 1939-09-27 Carol Lynn Pearson, American poet and writer

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1939-11-18 Margaret Atwood, Canadian author/poet, born in Ottawa, Ontario

  • 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
  • 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

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Famous Deaths


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