On This Day

Poets in History (Part 17)

Poetry: Poetesses

Historical Events


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Birthdays 1601 - 1,632 of 1,632

  • 1962-02-16 John Balance [Geoffrey Rushton], British poet and industrial rock musician (Coil), born in Mansfield, England (d. 2004)
  • 1962-03-02 Michael Salinger, American poet
  • 1962-05-13 Kathleen Jamie, Scottish poet
  • 1962-09-13 Tõnu Õnnepalu, Estonian poet and author, born in Tallinn, Estonia
  • 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], Pakistani poet, scholar and activist, born in Peshawar, Pakistan
  • 1967-08-28 Frederick Kesner, Philippine-born Australian poet, born in España, Manila
  • 1967-11-16 Craig Arnold, American poet
  • 1968-12-18 Craig "muMS" Grant, American poet and actor (Oz), born in New York City
  • 1969-03-27 Pauley Perrette, American actress, photographer, poet and writer, born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1970-06-11 Chris Rice, American contemporary Christian and folk music singer-songwriter ("When Did You Fall (In Love With Me)"), poet, and visual artist, born in Clinton, Maryland
  • 1972-03-17 Marc Gunn, poet, podcaster, and Celtic musician (Brobdingnagian Bards)
  • 1972-04-16 Tracey K. Smith, American poet (Pulitzer prize 2011, Poet Laureate), born in Falmouth, Massachusetts
  • 1972-04-23 Pierre Labrie, Canadian poet, born in Mont-Joli, Quebec
  • 1972-11-20 Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian born poet, born in Tehran, Iran
  • 1973-01-01 Anwar Mansoor Mangrio, Sindhi poet & research scholar.
  • 1973-10-21 Lera Auerbach, Russian-American pianist, composer, and poet, born in Chelyabinsk, Russia
  • 1974-01-17 Annemarie Jacir, Palestinian filmmaker and poet, born in Bethlehem, Palestine
  • 1974-07-18 Alan Morrison, British poet
  • 1975-12-07 Nikola Wapzarow, Bulgarian poet and writer, born in Bansko, Bulgaria
  • 1976-07-25 Jovica Tasevski-Eternijan, Macedonian poet, born in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
  • 1976-10-29 Mohsen Emadi, Iranian Poet
  • 1977-06-29 Oleg Korenfeld, Russian-American poet
  • 1977-07-18 Alfian bin Sa'at, Singaporean writer, poet and playwright
  • 1982-04-26 Joanne Gobure, Nauruan poet, born in Denigomodu, Nauru
  • 1983-03-04 Max Vergara Poeti, Colombian writer
  • 1988-12-07 Benjamin Clementine [Sainte-Clémentine], British vocalist, composer, musician, and poet (At Least For Now), born in London

Person of interestAmanda Gorman

1998-03-07 Amanda Gorman, American poet and activist who delivered the poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Joe Biden's inauguration, born in Los Angeles, California

Poet and Activist Amanda Gorman
Poet and Activist
Amanda Gorman

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