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The authors are mixed without prejudice or relation to the language in which they write, wrote, or had written.  That means that there’ll be a separate list for poets who wrote in English and another one for those who created their work in Russian, and the third one for Francophone poets, but for these is just a general mega list.

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Valery Yakovlevich Bryusov (1873-1924). Briussoff, Bryusoff, Briousoff, Valeri, Russian Russian poet and novelist, playwright, translator, literary critic, one of the founders of Russian symbolism,
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312 posts
Nikolai Ivanovich Glazkov (1919-1979), the name may be misspelled as Nikolay by post-Soviet Soviet translators, Glaskow, Glaskoff, was a Russian and Soviet author and translated as well as a talented poet. Glazkov is unusual, nonconformist, subtle, intelligent, quite "on the verge", even more Russian than Soviet, even though his life came during the era of the Bolshevik yoke, his father was a victim of the regime and Nikolai Glazkov never attained official recognition despite or perhaps because of the subtle mocking brilliance of his verse.
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236 posts
Zhukovsky Vasily Andreevich, Basil Zhukovsky (1783 - 1852) - the great Russian poet and translator. Born in the Tula province, the village of Mishenskoye. Zhukovsky received his education first in a private boarding school, and later in the Tula public school. He edited the journal "Vestnik Evropy" (Europe's Herald or The Herald of Europe). In 1815, the poet began his court service, which lasted more than twenty-five years. At this time, the author writes such famous works as "The Twelve Sleeping Virgins" and "Aeolian Harp". Zhukovsky married when he was fifty-eight years old, his bride, a twenty-year-old Elizabeth, was the daughter of his good friend. He died in Germany, and after his death the remains of the poet were transported to St. Petersburg, where he is buried.
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145 posts
Federico García Lorca (1898-1936) was a celebrated Spanish writer, known for his poems and plays, mainly the famous 'Romancero Gitano'. He has also written other well-known poems like 'Seis poemas gallegos', 'Quimera', and 'Libro de poemas'. His plays are also quite famous, some of them being, 'El maleficio de la mariposa', 'Retablillo de Don Cristóbal', and of course 'La zapatera prodigiosa'. This Spanish poet and playwright created quite a stir during his lifetime, owing to his public acceptance of being a homosexual. His relationship with the famous surreal artist Salvador Dalí was a topic of constant speculation. He was also known for his socialist views. When this renowned writer was assassinated, his murder gave rise to a lot of conjectures. Most believe that he was murdered because of his connection with the Marxist Popular Front. Despite all speculations, he is remembered today as one of the finest writers that Spain has ever produced.
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113 posts
Lord Byron, George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron, a Fellow of the Royal Society (1788 – 1824) was a famous English poet and a leading figure in the Romantic Movement. He had immense influence on European music, painting, opera, novel writing and poetry as long as he lived. He was the sixth Byron to get the title of Baron. He was one of the greatest poets in English history and was of the same stature as Percy Shelley and John Keats. His poetry and his personality made a great impact on literary minds and the general public of Europe at that time. He was seen as a man with quite a few radical ideas for the time and is worshiped as a national hero by the Greeks for fighting for them against the Turkish savages. In spite of this, he was also disliked by some contemporaries for his reckless lifestyle, relationships with married women, young men, and boys, real or presumed vices he had picked up during his university days, as well as huge debts he had incurred.
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62 posts
Philip Levine ( 1928 – 2015) was an American poet best known for his poems about working-class Detroit. He taught for more than thirty years in the English department of California State University, Fresno and held teaching positions at other universities as well. He served on the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets from 2000 to 2006, and was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States for 2011–2012
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Phillis Wheatley (1753-84), a negro poetess, also an American poet or Afro-American poet, and an English Colonial poet, . She was born in Africa (in Gambia or Senegal) and was aptured by slave traders at the age of eight, she was sold to a family living in Boston, Mass., whose name she bears. While serving as a maid-servant to her proprietor's wife, she showed an unusual facility with languages. She began writing poetry at the age of thirteen, using as models British poets of the time, especially Alexander Pope and Thomas Gray). In 1773 she accompanied a member of the Wheatley family to England, where she gained widespread attention in literary circles. She subsequently returned to Boston. Her best-known poems are "To the University of Cambridge in New England" (1767), In all honestly Phillis Wheatley should rather be considered English than an Afro-American poet but the exact classification of who she was would depend on the political and cultural views, and biases, of the "classifier.
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30 posts
Rupert Brooke was a poet, academic, campaigner, and aesthete who died serving in World War One, but not before his verse and literary friends established him as one of the leading poet-soldiers in British history. His poems are staples of military services, but the work has been accused of glorifying war.
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30 posts
Russell Edson (1928 – 2014) was an American poet, novelist, writer, and illustrator.
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29 posts
Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586) was an English courtier, statesman, soldier, diplomat, writer, and patron of scholars and poets. He was a godson of Philip II of Spain. Sir Philip Sidney was considered the ideal gentleman of his day. He is also one of the most important poets of the Elizabethan Era.
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Roald Dahl ( 1916 – 1990) was a British novelist, short-story writer, poet, screenwriter, and wartime fighter pilot. His short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, often very dark humour.
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Abraham Cowley (1618 - 1667), the Royalist Poet.Poet and essayist Abraham Cowley was born in London, England, in 1618. He displayed early talent as a poet, publishing his first collection of poetry, Poetical Blossoms (1633), at the age of 15. Cowley studied at Cambridge University but was stripped of his Cambridge fellowship during the English Civil War and expelled for refusing to sign the Solemn League and Covenant of 1644. In turn, he accompanied Queen Henrietta Maria to France, where he spent 12 years in exile, serving as her secretary. During this time, Cowley completed The Mistress (1647). Arguably his most famous work, the collection exemplifies Cowley’s metaphysical style of love poetry. After the Restoration, Cowley returned to England, where he was reinstated as a Cambridge fellow and earned his MD before finally retiring to the English countryside. He is buried at Westminster Abbey alongside Geoffrey Chaucer and Edmund Spenser. Cowley is a wonderful poet and an outstanding representative of the English baroque.
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