Poetry History (Part 14)

Historical Events


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  • 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
  • 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
  • 1956-11-26 Nico Slothouwer, Dutch poet (Man & his Bag)
  • 1957-01-29 Grazyna Miller, Italian poet, translator, and journalist
  • 1957-04-10 John M. Ford, American science fiction author and poet (d. 2006)
  • 1957-08-19 Li-Young Lee, Indonesia-born American poet
  • 1957-11-18 Seán Mac Falls, Irish-born poet
  • 1958-04-04 Cazuza, Brazilian poet, singer and composer (d. 1990)
  • 1958-08-04 Allison Hedge Coke, American poet and writer
  • 1958-11-29 Mario Petrucci, Anglo-Italian Poet and Ecologist
  • 1959-01-12 Lasana M. Sekou, Saint Martin, Caribbean, poet/author (The Salt Reaper
  • 1960-03-13 Yuri Andrukhovych, Ukrainian writer, poet and political essayist
  • 1960-09-02 John S. Hall, American poet and spoken-word artist
  • 1961-02-13 Henry Rollins, US vocalist/poet (Big Ugly Mouth, Talking From the Box)
  • 1961-05-04 Ishita Bhaduri, Indian (Bengali) Poet
  • 1962-03-02 Michael Salinger, American poet
  • 1962-05-13 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • 1962-09-13 Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author
  • 1963-09-17 Rami Saari, Israeli poet and translator
  • 1964-08-31 Raymond P. Hammond, American poet and editor
  • 1965-03-23 Gary Whitehead, American poet
  • 1965-11-23 Jennifer Michael Hecht, American poet and historian
  • 1966-11-18 Jorge Camacho, Spanish poet
  • 1967-03-10 Omer Tarin [Omer Salim Khan], Peshawar, Pakistan, poet, scholar and activist
  • 1967-08-28 Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet
  • 1967-11-16 Craig Arnold, American poet
  • 1969-02-28 Robert Sean Leonard, NJ, actor (Dead Poets Society, Mr & Mrs Bridge)
  • 1969-03-27 Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet, writer
  • 1970-11-06 Ethan Hawke, actor (Dad, Dead Poets Society, Explorers), born in Austin, Texas
  • 1971-05-01 Renee Poetschka, Australian 200m/400m (Olympics-92, 96)
  • 1972-03-17 Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • 1972-04-23 Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet
  • 1972-11-20 Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet
  • 1973-01-01 Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
  • 1974-07-18 Alan Morrison, British poet
  • 1976-07-25 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet

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