Today in Poetry History (Part 13)

Historical Events


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Famous Birthdays

Birthdays 1201 - 1,300 of 1,394

  • 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 Lali, poet
  • 1931-09-25 Manouchehr Atashi, Iranian poet (d. 2005)
  • 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
  • 1932-06-20 Robert Rozjdestvenski, Russian poet (Requiem, Userjoz)
  • 1932-08-03 Mario Montes de Oca, Mexican poet
  • 1932-10-15 Riekus Waskowsky, poet

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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

Author and Poet Sylvia Plath
Author and Poet
Sylvia Plath
  • 1932-11-28 Terence Frisby, poet/screenwriter (There's a Girl in My Soup)
  • 1932-12-28 Clem Schouwenaars, Flemish poet/writer
  • 1933-01-08 Ko Un, Korean poet
  • 1933-02-23 Donna J Stone, poet
  • 1933-02-27 Edward Lucie-Smith, Kingston, Jamaica, British poet and poetry critic
  • 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)
  • 1933-12-17 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. [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
  • 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)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 1939-07-26 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

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

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
  • 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
  • 1943-12-07 James Tate, American poet (Pulitzer Prize 1992), born in Kansas City Missouri (d. 2015)

Person-of-interestPerson of Interest

1943-12-08 Jim Morrison, American poet, singer (The Doors) (d. 1971)

Rocker Jim Morrison
Rocker
Jim Morrison
  • 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)

Famous Weddings


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Famous Divorces


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Famous Deaths


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Famous Poets