Poetry History (Part 14)

Historical Events


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Birthdays 1301 - 1,400 of 1,440

  • 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, born in Elwood, Indiana
  • 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)
  • 1939-03-15 Robert Nye, British novelist and poet (Facts of Life & other fiction), born in London (d. 2016)

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1939-04-13 Seamus Heaney, Irish poet and playwright (Nobel Prize in Literature 1995), 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, South African poet and graphic designer, born in South Africa
  • 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
  • 1941-11-15 Heathcote Williams [John Henly Heathcote Williams], British poet, actor and political activist, born in Helsby, Cheshire (d. 2017)
  • 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)

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1943-12-08 Jim Morrison, American poet and singer (The Doors), born in Melbourne, Florida (d. 1971)

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  • 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, Australian director/writer (Witness, Dead Poets Society), born in Sydney, New South Wales
  • 1944-09-05 Dario Bellezza, Italian poet, born in Rome (d. 1996)
  • 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 (Split Horizon), born in Northampton, Massachusetts (d. 2017)
  • 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
  • 1948-10-25 Daniel Mark Epstein, American poet and biographer
  • 1949-01-25 John Cooper Clarke, English punk-poet
  • 1949-02-16 Dorus Vrede, Surinam poet (Otobanda; the Other Bank)
  • 1949-04-01 Gill Scott-Heron, US, writer/poet/singer (Whities on the Moon)
  • 1949-04-25 James Fenton, British poet
  • 1949-11-23 Gayl Jones, US author/poet (Corregidora, Song for Anninho)
  • 1950-01-20 Edward Hirsch. American poet
  • 1950-06-21 Anne Carson, Canadian poet
  • 1950-07-28 Shahyar Ghanbari, Iranian poet
  • 1950-11-11 Mircea Dinescu, Romanian poet
  • 1950-12-24 Dana Gioia, American poet
  • 1951-01-01 Ashfaq Hussain, Urdu poet
  • 1951-04-22 Ana María Shua, Argentine poet
  • 1951-06-20 Paul Muldoon, Northern Irish poet
  • 1951-10-04 Bakhytzhan Kanapyanov, Kazakh poet
  • 1952-03-12 Naomi Shihab Nye, American poet, songwriter, and novelist
  • 1952-06-20 Vikram Seth, Indian poet
  • 1952-08-28 Rita Dove, American poet
  • 1952-10-06 Ayten Mutlu, Turkish poet and writer
  • 1952-10-21 Allen Hoey, American poet and novelist
  • 1952-10-26 Andrew Motion, English poet (British Poet Laureate 1999-2009), born in London
  • 1952-11-03 Felix R de Rooy, Curacaos poet/sculptor
  • 1953-04-28 Roberto Bolano, Latin American author and poet
  • 1953-07-06 Nanci Griffith, US singer/songwriter (Poet in My Window)
  • 1953-08-10 Mark Doty, American poet and prose writer
  • 1953-10-01 John Hegley, British poet
  • 1954-03-24 Irina Ratushinskaya, Odessa Ukraine, disident poet (Beyond the Limit)
  • 1954-08-15 Mary Jo Salter, American poet
  • 1955-04-09 Joolz Denby, English poet and novelist
  • 1955-12-23 Carol Ann Duffy, Scottish poet (British Poet Laureate 2009-), born in Glasgow
  • 1956-05-20 William Michaelian, American novelist and poet

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