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Erica Jong

Erica Jong is an American novelist, satirist, and poet, known particularly for her 1973 novel Fear of Flying. The book...

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Surya Das

Surya Das is an American lama in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He is a poet, chantmaster, spiritual activist, author of...

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Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, musician and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure...

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Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac, born Jean-Louis Kérouac (though he called himself Jean-Louis Lebris de Kérouac) was an American novelist and poet of...

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Dorothy Parker

Dorothy Parker was an American poet, writer, critic, and satirist, best known for her wit, wisecracks and eye for 20th-century...

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Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer, known as the Father of English literature, is widely considered the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages....

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T. S. Eliot

Thomas Stearns Eliot was a British essayist, publisher, playwright, literary and social critic, and “one of the twentieth century’s major...

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George Herbert

George Herbert was a Welsh-born poet, orator, and priest of the Church of England. Herbert’s poetry is associated with the...

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William Congreve

William Congreve was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He is known for his clever, satirical dialogue...

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Virgil

Publius Vergilius Maro, usually called Virgil, was an ancient Roman poet of the Augustan period. He wrote three of the...

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Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray was an English poet, letter-writer, classical scholar, and professor at Pembroke College, Cambridge. He is widely known for...

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Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton, was an English novelist, poet, playwright, and politician. He was immensely popular...

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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, his translation of Homer and...

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche was a German philosopher, cultural critic, composer, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar whose work has...

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William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was an English poet, playwright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and...

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Paul Valéry

Ambroise Paul Toussaint Jules Valéry was a French poet, essayist, and philosopher. In addition to his poetry and fiction (drama...

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Emily Brontë

Emily Jane Brontë was an English novelist and poet who is best known for her only novel, Wuthering Heights, now...

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Antoine Marie Jean-Baptiste Roger, comte de Saint-Exupéry was a French writer, poet, aristocrat, journalist, and pioneering aviator. He became a...

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Aberjhani

American-born author Aberjhani is a historian, columnist, novelist, poet, and editor. Although well known for his blog articles on literature...

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Pablo Picasso

Pablo Picasso was a Spanish painter, sculptor, printmaker, ceramicist, stage designer, poet and playwright who spent most of his adult...

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Margaret Atwood

Margaret Eleanor Atwood is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, inventor, and environmental activist. She is a winner of...

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Robert Browning

Robert Browning was an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost...

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Ted Kooser

Ted Kooser is an American poet. He served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from...

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Rumi

Jalāl ad-Dīn Muhammad Rūmī, and more popularly simply as Rumi, was a 13th-century Persian Sunni Muslim poet, jurist, Islamic scholar,...

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Roy Croft

Roy Croft is a poet frequently given credit for writing a poem titled “Love” and beginning “I love you not...

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Rainer Maria Rilke

René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke—better known as Rainer Maria Rilke—was a Bohemian-Austrian poet and novelist, “widely recognized as...

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Ovid

Publius Ovidius Naso, known as Ovid in the English-speaking world, was a Roman poet who lived during the reign of...

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O’Flahertie Wills Wilde was an Irish poet and playwright. After writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he...

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Kahlil Gibran

Khalil Gibran was a Lebanese writer, poet and visual artist. (Source + full bio: Wikipedia.org)

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John Updike

John Hoyer Updike was an American novelist, poet, short story writer, art critic, and literary critic. One of only three...

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Herman Hesse

Hermann Karl Hesse was a German-born poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include Demian, Steppenwolf, Siddhartha, and The Glass...

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G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, lay theologian,...

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André Breton

André Breton was a French writer, poet, and anti-fascist. He is known best as the founder of Surrealism. His writings...

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Alfred Lord Tennyson

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria’s reign and...

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John Perry Barlow

John Perry Barlow was an American poet and essayist, a cattle rancher, and a cyberlibertarian political activist who had been...

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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson was an American essayist, lecturer, and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century. He...

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Juvenal

Decimus Iūnius Iuvenālis, known in English as Juvenal, was a Roman poet active in the late first and early second...

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C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis was a British novelist, poet, academic, medievalist, literary critic, essayist, lay theologian, broadcaster, lecturer, and Christian apologist....

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Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost was an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America....

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Dr. Seuss

Theodor Seuss “Ted” Geisel was a German-American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher, and artist, best known for authoring...

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W. H. Auden

Wystan Hugh Auden was an English-American poet. Auden’s poetry was noted for its stylistic and technical achievement, its engagement with...

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