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January

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01 Jan — Joachim du Bellay d.1560; Katherine Philips b.1632; Elkanah Settle b.1648; Kristijonas Donelaitis b.1714. Arthur Hugh Clough b.1819. Sándor Petőfi b.1823. Paul Hamilton Hayne b.1830. Sophus Schandorph d.1901. Audrey Wurdemann b.1911. Nikiforos Vrettakos b.1912. Reuel Denney b.1913. Norman Rosten b.1913. Wilfred Campbell d.1918. Adunis b.1930. Jean-Pierre Duprey b.1930. John Fuller b.1937. Ashfaq Hussain b.1951. Gil Adamson b.1961. Sigerson Clifford d.1985. Bingo Gazingo d.2010.

02 Jan — Philip Morin Freneau b.1752. Anton van Duinkerken b.1903. Peter Redgrove b.1932. William Scammell b.1939. Ai b.1947. David Shapiro b.1947. Vicente Huidobro d.1948. Jimmy Santiago Baca b.1952. E. V. Knox d.1971. Edmond Jabès d.1991. Inger Christensen d.2009.

03 Jan — Metastasio b.1698. John Gould Fletcher b.1886. J. R. R. Tolkien b.1892. James Elroy Flecker d.1915. Punaloor Balan b.1927; Anne Stevenson b.1933; F. M. Cornford d.1943. Jurgis Baltrušaitis d.1944. Edwin Muir d.1959. George Sutherland Fraser d.1980. Rose Ausländer d.1988.

04 Jan — A. E. Coppard b.1878. Joan Vincent Murray d.1942. T. S. Eliot d.1965. David Berman b.1967. Roy Kiyooka d.1994. Jeff Nuttall d.2004. Irving Layton d.2006. Gáspár Nagy d.2007. Gert Jonke d.2009.

05 Jan — Marko Marulić d.1524; Thomas Pringle b.1789; Alexander Smith d.1867; Humbert Wolfe b.1885. William De Witt Snodgrass b.1926. Humbert Wolfe d.1940. Vasko Popa d.1991.

06 Jan — Helius Eobanus Hessus b.1488. Hristo Botev b.1848. Hartley Coleridge d.1849. Carl Sandburg b.1878. Khalil Gibran b.1883. Idris Davies b.1905. Juan Goytisolo b.1931. John Wieners b.1934. John Gallaher b.1965.

07 Jan — Allan Ramsay d.1758. Charles Péguy b.1873. Juste Olivier d.1876. Robert Duncan b.1919. Allen Grossman b.1932. Napoleon Lapathiotis d.1944. John Berryman d.1972. Alvin Aubert d.2014.

08 Jan — Ivan Gundulić b.1589; Francisco González Bocanegra b.1824; Nikolay Nekrasov d.1878; John Neihardt b.1881; Paul Verlaine d.1896; Norman Nicholson b.1914; Charles Tomlinson b.1927; Gaston Miron b.1928; Kenneth Patchen d.1972; Slavka Maneva d.2010

09 Jan — Thomas Warton b.1728; William Johnson Cory b.1823; Lizette Woodworth Reese b.1856; Hayim Nahman Bialik b.1873; Julio Herrera y Reissig b.1875; Lascelles Abercrombie b.1881; Louise McNeill b.1911; William Morris Meredith, Jr. b.1919; Countee Cullen d.1946. Amiri Baraka d.2014.

10 Jan — Joseph Chénier d.1811; Charles G.D. Roberts b.1860; Pyotr Pletnyov d.1866; Robinson Jeffers b.1887; Vicente Huidobro b.1893; Philip Levine b.1928; Jared Carter b.1939; Dorianne Laux b.1952; Charles Olson d.1970

11 Jan — Bayard Taylor b.1825; João de Deus d.1896; Nikos Kavvadias b.1910; Thomas Hardy d.1928; Padraic Colum d.1972; Milan Rúfus d.2009

12 Jan — Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon b.1829; Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel d.1829; A. D. Winans b.1936; Bob Kaufman d.1986; Robert Friend d.1998; Mick Imlah d.2009

13 Jan — Mark Alexander Boyd b.1562; Edmund Spenser d.1599; Victor de Laprade b.1812; Kostis Palamas b.1859; Francis William Bourdillon d.1921; Robert Crawford (Australian) d.1930; James Joyce d.1941; Claudia Emerson b.1957; A. E. Coppard d.1957; Sterling Allen Brown d.1989; Max Harris d.1995; John Frederick Nims d.1999; William De Witt Snodgrass d.2009

14 Jan — Victor Segalen b.1878; Joseph Warren Beach b.1880; Lewis Carroll d.1898; Holger Drachmann d.1908; Dudley Randall b.1914; Ahmed Faraz b.1931; Lenore Kandel b.1932; Jaishankar Prasad d.1937; Stephen Morse b.1945; Ralph Chubb d.1960; Dorothea Mackellar d.1968; P. K. Page d.2010; Juan Gelman d.2014

15 Jan — Marjorie Fleming b.1803; Mihai Eminescu b.1850; Osip Mandelstam b.1891; Xu Zhimo b.1897; Ivor Cutler b.1923; Gillian Allnutt b.1949; Leah Goldberg d.1970; Maurice Chappaz d.2009

16 Jan — Dorothe Engelbretsdotter b.1634; Barthold Heinrich Brockes d.1747; Robert W. Service b.1874; Octave Crémazie d.1879; Carlos Pellicer b.1897; Laura Riding b.1901; Georg Heym d.1912; Nel Benschop b.1918; Anthony Hecht b.1923; Inger Christensen b.1935; Mary Karr b.1955; Robert Fitzgerald d.1985; Eric Mottram d.1995; Stephen Morse d.2010

17 Jan — Anne Brontë b.1820; Nâzım Hikmet b.1902; Jan Zahradníček b.1905; William Stafford b.1914; Mateiu Caragiale d.1936; Barry Dempster b.1952; Gerrit Achterberg d.1962; Gregory Corso d.2001

18 Jan — Henry Austin Dobson b.1840; Rubén Darío b.1867; Edward Bulwer-Lytton d.1873; Edmund Clarence Stedman d.1908; Roy Kiyooka b.1926; Maurice Bouchor d.1929; Jon Stallworthy b.1935; Rudyard Kipling d.1936; Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer d.1940; Michael Dumanis b.1976; Jan Twardowski d.2006; Grigore Vieru d.2009

19 Jan — Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey d.1547; William Congreve d.1729; Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom b.1790; Edgar Allan Poe b.1809; August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben d.1874; Dragotin Kette b.1876; Robin Hyde b.1906; Rex Ingamells b.1913; Joan Brossa b.1919; John Engels b.1931; George MacBeth b.1932; James Dickey d.1997

20 Jan — Nathaniel Parker Willis b.1806; Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger d.1850; Richard Le Gallienne b.1866; Nathaniel Parker Willis d.1867; Charles Montagu Doughty d.1926; Edward Hirsch b.1950; Roo Borson b.1952; Robinson Jeffers d.1962; Edmund Blunden d.1974; Abraham Sutzkever d.2010; Toyo Shibata d.2013

21 Jan — John Donne b.1572; Eliza R. Snow b.1804; Ludwig Achim von Arnim d.1831; Olav Aukrust b.1883; R. P. Blackmur b.1904; Laurence Whistler b.1912; Carolyn Zonailo b.1947; Blaise Cendrars d.1961; Randall Mann b.1972; Sandro Penna d.1977; Paul Haines d.2003

22 Jan — Lord Byron b.1788; Charles Sprague d.1875; Helen Hoyt b.1887; John Beecher b.1904; Howard Moss b.1922; Else Lasker-Schüler d.1945; Arthur Symons d.1945; Charles Reznikoff d.1976; Léon Damas d.1978

23 Jan — Charles Harpur b.1813; Katharine Tynan b.1861; Oton Župančič b.1878; Richard Watson Dixon d.1900; Louis Zukofsky b.1904; Alan Ansen b.1922; Derek Walcott b.1930; Fred Wah b.1939; Muin Bseiso d.1984; Norman MacCaig d.1996

24 Jan — Charles Sackville b.1638; William Congreve b.1670; Francis Brabazon b.1907; Keith Douglas b.1920; Stanisław Grochowiak b.1934; Steve McCaffery b.1947; Lucien Stryk d.2013

25 Jan — Robert Burns b.1759; Hakushū Kitahara b.1885; John Cooper Clarke b.1949; Tom Paulin b.1949; Yvor Winters d.1968; Scott Woods b.1971

26 Jan — Ludwig Achim von Arnim b.1781; Anton Delvig d.1831; François Coppée b.1842; Thomas Lovell Beddoes d.1849; Gérard de Nerval d.1855; May Miller b.1899; Madeline Gleason b.1903; Campbell McGrath b.1962; Caresse Crosby d.1970; Albert Evans-Jones d.1970; R. F. Langley d.2011

27 Jan — Lewis Carroll b.1832; Geo Milev b.1895; Endre Ady d.1919; D. M. Thomas b.1935; John Updike d.2009

28 Jan — John McCrae d.1918; Victor Plarr d.1929; William Butler Yeats d.1939; Eileen Shanahan d.1979; Joseph Brodsky d.1996

29 Jan — Charles Sackville d.1706; David Gray b.1838; John Freeman b.1880; Edward Lear d.1888; Muna Lee b.1895; Sara Teasdale d.1933; Neil Shepard b.1951; Grazyna Miller b.1957; Robert Frost d.1963; John Glassco d.1981; Anselm Hollo d.2013

30 Jan — Walter Savage Landor b.1775; Ann Taylor b.1782; Augusta Webster b.1837; Gelett Burgess b.1866; Arthur O’Shaughnessy d.1881; Mary Howitt d.1888; Jaishankar Prasad b.1889; Nikolay Glazkov b.1919; Jack Spicer b.1925; Les Barker b.1947; F. R. Scott d.1985; James Schevill d.2009

31 Jan — Bernard Barton b.1784; Thomas Merton b.1915; Kyriakos Charalambides b.1940; Albert Goldbarth b.1948; Nel Benschop d.2005


February

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01 Feb — Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich b.1796; Arthur Hallam b.1811; Paul Fort b.1872; Langston Hughes b.1902; Ralph Hammond b.1916; Galway Kinnell b.1927; David Antin b.1932; Jatindramohan Bagchi d.1948; Larissa Szporluk b.1967; Peter Levi d.2000; René Ricard d.2014

02 Feb — Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav b.1849; Adelaide Anne Procter d.1864; James Joyce b.1882; William Rose Benét b.1886; Xuân Diệu b.1916; James Dickey b.1923; Cynthia Macdonald b.1928; Slavka Maneva b.1934; Keith Abbott b.1944; Moniza Alvin b.1954; Leszek Engelking b.1955; Fred D’Aguiar b.1960; R. P. Blackmur d.1965; Natalie Clifford Barney d.1972

03 Feb — George Crabbe d.1832; Sidney Lanier b.1842; Gertrude Stein b.1874; Georg Trakl b.1887; James Kenneth Stephen d.1892; Ira Cohen b.1935; Sandra Alcosser b.1944; Arkadii Dragomoshchenko b.1946; Robert Duncan d.1988; Larry Eigner d.1996

04 Feb — Robert Blair d.1746; Jean Aicard b.1848; Jean Richepin b.1849; E. J. Pratt b.1882; Jacques Prévert b.1900; Melvin B. Tolson b.1900; Edwin Denby b.1903; Julian Bell b.1908; Gavin Ewart b.1916; Janice Mirikitani b.1941; Agha Shahid Ali b.1949; Louise Bogan d.1970; Edgar Bowers d.2000; Arnljot Eggen d.2009; Irene McKinney d.2012

05 Feb — Esteban Manuel de Villegas b.1589; Johan Ludvig Runeberg b.1804; Émile Roumer b.1903; Vern Rutsala b.1934; K. S. Nissar Ahmed b.1936; Banjo Paterson d.1941; Janine Pommy Vega b.1942; Giannina Braschi b.1953; Marianne Moore d.1972

06 Feb — Džore Držić b.1461; Évariste de Parny b.1753; Anne Spencer b.1882; Rubén Darío d.1916; Louis Dudek b.1918; Shankha Ghosh b.1932; Victor Hernández Cruz b.1949; Deborah Digges b.1950; Maxwell Bodenheim d.1954; Beau Sia b.1976; Amanda Auchter b.1977; James Merrill d.1995; José Craveirinha d.2003; Robert Dana d.2010; Andrée Chedid d.2011; Maxine Kumin d.2014

07 Feb — John Morgan b.1688; Karl August Nicander d.1839; David Ignatow b.1914; Brian Patten b.1946; Susan Atefat Peckham d.2004

08 Feb — Agrippa d’Aubigné b.1552; Samuel Butler b.1612; Richard Watson Gilder b.1844; France Prešeren d.1849; Berthold Auerbach d.1882; Ralph Chubb b.1892; Catulle Mendès d.1909; Elizabeth Bishop b.1911; Richard Dehmel d.1920; Lisel Mueller b.1924; Francis Webb b.1925; Philip Appleman b.1926; Pirzada Qasim b.1943; Gert Jonke b.1946; Roland Robinson d.1992; May Miller d.1995

09 Feb — Vasily Zhukovsky b.1783; Jean François de Saint-Lambert d.1803; Dionysios Solomos d.1857; Amy Lowell b.1874; Josep Carner b.1884; Paul Laurence Dunbar d.1906; Brendan Behan b.1923; Alice Walker b.1944; Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux d.1944; Ian Duhig b.1954; Allen Tate d.1979; Kazys Bradūnas d.2009; Don Maclennan d.2009

10 Feb — John Suckling b.1609; Alexander Pushkin d.1837; Herbert Edward Palmer b.1880; Boris Pasternak b.1890; Bertolt Brecht b.1898; Archibald Lampman d.1899; Charles Henri Ford b.1913; Fleur Adcock b.1934; Clive Wilmer b.1945; Leonora Speyer d.1956; Nikos Kavvadias d.1975

11 Feb — William Shenstone d.1763; Joseph Chénier b.1764; Else Lasker-Schüler b.1869; Satyendranath Dutta b.1882; Roy Fuller b.1912; Kazys Bradūnas b.1917; Frances Frost d.1959; Sylvia Plath d.1963; Amelia Rosselli d.1996

12 Feb — Thomas Campion b.1567; William Whitehead b.1715; Elkanah Settle d.1724; George Meredith b.1828; Kazimierz Przerwa-Tetmajer b.1865; Alice Cary d.1871; Isabella Valancy Crawford d.1887; S. Foster Damon b.1893; Joan Vincent Murray b.1917; Subhash Mukhopadhyay b.1919; Alan Dugan b.1923; Christopher Caudwell d.1937; George Elliott Clarke b.1960; Muriel Rukeyser d.1980

13 Feb — Eliza Acton d.1859; Faiz Ahmed Faiz b.1911; Christopher Levenson b.1934; Judith Rodriguez b.1936; Vicki Hearne b.1946; Lucille Clifton d.2010

14 Feb — Kostas Varnalis b.1884; Jan Nisar Akhtar b.1914; Bruce Beaver b.1928; Harry Mathews b.1930; Marc-André Raffalovich d.1934; Grigore Vieru b.1935; Douglas Stewart d.1985; Alan Ross d.2001

15 Feb — John Philips d.1709; Mirza Ghalib d.1869; Bruce Dawe b.1930; Richard Blanco b.1968; Stacie Cassarino b.1975; Barbara Guest d.2006

16 Feb — Charles Cotton d.1687; Joseph Viktor von Scheffel b.1826; Thomas Bracken d.1898; Giosuè Carducci d.1907; Elisabeth Eybers b.1915; Peter Porter b.1929; Lionel Kearns b.1937; Carlos Pellicer d.1977; George MacBeth d.1992

17 Feb — James Macpherson d.1796; Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer b.1836; Heinrich Heine d.1856; Banjo Paterson b.1864; Charles Jeremiah Wells d.1879; Charles Stuart Calverley d.1884; Emmy Hennings b.1885; Jibanananda Das b.1899; Joaquin Miller d.1913; William Bronk b.1918; David Meltzer b.1937; Meena Alexander b.1951; Petr Bezruč d.1958; Bruce Beaver d.2004

18 Feb — Kristijonas Donelaitis d.1780; Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim d.1803; Perucho Figueredo b.1818; Fagundes Varela d.1875; Luis Muñoz Marín b.1898; Jack Gilbert b.1925; A. R. Ammons b.1926; Joel Oppenheimer b.1930; Audre Lorde b.1934

19 Feb — Dorothe Engelbretsdotter d.1716; Elizabeth Carter d.1806; Zygmunt Krasiński b.1812; Hovhannes Tumanyan b.1869; André Breton b.1896; Kay Boyle b.1902; Frederick Seidel b.1936; Stephen Dobyns b.1941; Bin Ramke b.1947; René Char d.1988

20 Feb — Henry James Pye b.1745; Johann Heinrich Voss b.1751; Nérée Beauchemin b.1850; Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz b.1894; Hugo Williams b.1942; Carl Patrick Morton d.1994; Christopher Nolan d.2009

21 Feb — Charles Wolfe d.1823; Justinus Kerner d.1862; Raymond Queneau b.1903; W. H. Auden b.1907; Georgy Adamovich d.1972; Dorothy Auchterlonie d.1991

22 Feb — William Barnes b.1801; Sarah Fuller Flower Adams b.1805; James Russell Lowell b.1819; Jan van Beers b.1821; Margaret Elizabeth Sangster b.1838; Hugo Ball b.1886; Edna St. Vincent Millay b.1892; Frances Harper d.1911; Henry Reed b.1914; Gerald Stern b.1925; Ray Bremser b.1934; Ishmael Reed b.1938; Antonio Machado d.1939; Peter Abbs b.1942; Phyllis McGinley d.1978; Josh Malihabadi d.1982; Salvador Espriu d.1985; William Bronk d.1999

23 Feb — John Keats d.1821; Joanna Baillie d.1851; Zygmunt Krasiński d.1859; Ernest Dowson d.1900; David Wright b.1920; Paul Claudel d.1955

24 Feb — Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski b.1595; Vincent Voiture b.1597; Arrigo Boito b.1842; Aboul-Qacem Echebbi b.1909; Weldon Kees b.1914; Etel Adnan b.1925; Daryl Hine b.1936; Maxine Chernoff b.1952; Jane Hirshfield b.1953; Christopher Merrill b.1957

25 Feb — Karl Wilhelm Ramler b.1725; Thomas Moore d.1852; Cesário Verde b.1855; James Kenneth Stephen b.1859; Robert Hayden d.1980; A. R. Ammons d.2001; Bill Holm d.2009

26 Feb — Christopher Marlowe b.1564; Mary Leapor b.1722; Victor Hugo b.1802; Arsène Houssaye d.1896; Frederick Tennyson d.1898; Sam Walter Foss d.1911; George Barker b.1913; Clark Coolidge b.1939; Richmond Lattimore d.1984

27 Feb — Henry Wadsworth Longfellow b.1807; Agnes Mary Frances Duclaux b.1857; F. M. Cornford b.1874; Edward Rowland Sill d.1887; Lawrence Durrell b.1912; André Frédérique b.1915; Kenneth Koch b.1925; Edward Lucie-Smith b.1933; N. Scott Momaday b.1934; Kostis Palamas d.1943; Yvan Goll d.1950; Brad Leithauser b.1953; Jean-Philippe Salabreuil d.1970; Jack Micheline d.1998

28 Feb — John Morgan d.1733; Berthold Auerbach b.1812; Arthur Symons b.1865; Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov b.1866; Alphonse de Lamartine d.1869; Stephen Spender b.1909; Virginia Hamilton Adair b.1913; Edmund John d.1917; John Montague b.1929; F. S. Flint d.1960; Gérald Neveu d.1960

29 Feb — John Byrom b.1692; Howard Nemerov b.1920; Ina Coolbrith d.1928; Marin Sorescu b.1936; Tore Ørjasæter d.1968; Ruth Pitter d.1992


March

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01 Mar — Martial b.~40; Bernardo Accolti d.1536; Thomas Campion d.1620; George Herbert d.1633; Fyodor Sologub b.1863; Tristan Corbière d.1875; Basil Bunting b.1900; Ian Mudie b.1911; Robert Lowell b.1917; Richard Wilbur b.1921; Dino Campana d.1932; Uładzimir Žyłka d.1933; Gabriele d’Annunzio d.1938; Tom Clark b.1941; Robert Hass b.1941; John Wieners d.2002

02 Mar — George Sandys b.1577; Evgeny Baratynsky b.1800; John Gray b.1866; Edgar Bowers b.1924; D. H. Lawrence d.1930; Daniel Bourne b.1955; Michael Salinger b.1962; José Martínez Ruiz d.1967; Jarosław Iwaszkiewicz d.1980; John Haines d.2011

03 Mar — Ausiàs March d.1459; Edward Herbert b.1583; William Davenant bap.1606; Edmund Waller b.1606; Edward Thomas b.1878; Tore Ørjasæter b.1886; Vasilisk Gnedov b.1890; James Merrill b.1926; Clifton Snider b.1947; Debra Allbery b.1957; Ivor Cutler d.2006

04 Mar — Toru Dutt b.1856; Thomas Sturge Moore b.1870; Johannes Carsten Hauch d.1872; Guy Wetmore Carryl b.1873; Léon-Paul Fargue b.1876; Josip Murn Aleksandrov b.1879; Emilio Prados b.1899; Jean Joseph Rabearivelo b.1901; Jacques Dupin b.1927; Antonin Artaud d.1948; William Carlos Williams d.1963; Richard Church d.1972; Anatol E. Baconsky d.1977; Elizabeth Smart d.1986; Triztán Vindtorn d.2009

05 Mar — Vasily Trediakovsky b.1703; Pier Paolo Pasolini b.1922; Max Jacob d.1944; Alun Lewis d.1944; Edgar Lee Masters d.1950; Anna Akhmatova d.1966

06 Mar — Luigi Alamanni b.1495; Elizabeth Barrett Browning b.1806; Joseph Autran d.1877; Milena Pavlović-Barili d.1945; Peter Finch b.1947

07 Mar — Ewald Christian von Kleist b.1715; Robert de Montesquiou b.1855; Pauline Johnson d.1913; Edwin Markham d.1940; Ira Sadoff b.1945; Stevie Smith d.1971; Norman Rosten d.1995; Philip Lamantia d.2005; Ned O’Gorman d.2014

08 Mar — João de Deus b.1830; Juana de Ibarbourou b.1892; Rolf Jacobsen b.1907; Jonathan Williams b.1929; Kersti Merilaas d.1986

09 Mar — Taras Shevchenko b.1814; Anna Laetitia Barbauld d.1825; Vita Sackville-West b.1892; Peter Quennell b.1905; Michael Strunge d.1986; Punaloor Balan d.1987; Charles Bukowski d.1994

10 Mar — Karl Wilhelm Friedrich Schlegel b.1772; Samuel Ferguson b.1810; Ina Coolbrith b.1841; Pauline Johnson b.1861; Taras Shevchenko d.1861; Ali Jawad Zaidi b.1916; Manolis Anagnostakis b.1925; Laurence Binyon d.1943; Etheridge Knight d.1991

11 Mar — Hew Ainslie d.1878; Herbert Asquith b.1881; Jack Clemo b.1916; D. J. Enright b.1920; Horace Gregory d.1982

12 Mar — Mary Howitt b.1799; Thomas Buchanan Read b.1822; Gabriele d’Annunzio b.1863; Irving Layton b.1912; Jack Kerouac b.1922; Naomi Shihab Nye b.1952; Philippe Soupault d.1990; Cid Corman d.2004; Blanca Varela d.2009

13 Mar — John Barbour d.1395; Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux d.1711; Richard Henry Horne d.1884; Théodore de Banville d.1891; Giorgos Seferis b.1900; Mahmoud Darwish b.1941; Stephen Vincent Benét d.1943

14 Mar — Théodore de Banville b.1823; Arthur O’Shaughnessy b.1844; Alexandru Macedonski b.1854; Harold Monro b.1879; Immanuel Weissglas b.1920; John Wain b.1925; Mika Antić b.1932; Lynn Emanuel b.1949

15 Mar — Lionel Johnson b.1867; Chana Bloch b.1940; Ben Okri b.1959; Edgell Rickword d.1982

16 Mar — Sully Prudhomme b.1839; Ethel Anderson b.1883; César Vallejo b.1892; René Daumal b.1908; Harold Monro d.1932; Jeremy Ingalls d.2000; Jonathan Williams d.2008

17 Mar — Antoni Lange d.1929; John Thompson b.1938; Jane Mayhall d.2009

18 Mar — Stéphane Mallarmé b.1842; Wilfred Owen b.1893; Ion Barbu b.1895; Julio Herrera y Reissig d.1910; Morton Dennison Prouty, Jr. b.1918; John Updike b.1932; Marc Alyn b.1937; Michael S. Harper b.1938; Franz Wright b.1953; Alain Grandbois d.1975; Odysseas Elytis d.1996

19 Mar — John Denham d.1669; William Allingham b.1824 (or 1828); Thomas Bailey Aldrich d.1907; John Burnside b.1955; Austin Clarke d.1974; Máirtín Ó Direáin d.1988; Ted Walker d.2004

20 Mar — Duncan Ban MacIntyre b.1724; Friedrich Hölderlin b.1770; Karl August Nicander b.1799; Apollon Maykov d.1897; Andrée Chedid b.1920; Lord Alfred Douglas d.1945; Brendan Behan d.1964; Ai d.2010

21 Mar — Mathilde Blind b.1841; Robert Southey d.1843; Phyllis McGinley b.1905; Nizar Qabbani b.1923; Alda Merini b.1931; Chinua Achebe d.2013

22 Mar — Thomas Carew d.1640; Francis William Bourdillon b.1852; Michael Hamburger b.1924; Alastair Reid b.1926; Billy Collins b.1941; Paul Engle d.1991

23 Mar — John Davidson d.1909; Francis Berry b.1915; Hovhannes Tumanyan d.1923; Franklin Pierce Adams d.1960; Gary Whitehead b.1965; Hilda Morley d.1998; Louis Dudek d.2001; E. A. Markham d.2008

24 Mar — Joel Barlow b.1754; Henry Wadsworth Longfellow d.1882; Edwin Arnold d.1904; Lawrence Ferlinghetti b.1919; Charlotte Mew d.1928; Jo Shapcott b.1953; Seumas O’Sullivan d.1958

25 Mar — Mateiu Caragiale b.1885; Douglas Lochhead b.1922; Theodore Enslin b.1925; John Drinkwater d.1937; Richard Newman b.1966; James Wright d.1980

26 Mar — Alfred Edward Housman b.1859; Barcroft Boake b.1866; Robert Frost b.1874; Walt Whitman d.1892; Richard Church b.1893; Gregory Corso b.1930; Patrick Lane b.1939

27 Mar — Alfred de Vigny b.1797; Francis Ponge b.1899; Kenneth Slessor b.1901; Louis Simpson b.1923; Frank O’Hara b.1926; Brenda Hillman b.1951; Dorothea Lasky b.1978; Ian Hamilton Finlay d.2006; Adrienne Rich d.2012

28 Mar — Arsène Houssaye b.1815; Angelos Sikelianos b.1884; Léon Damas b.1912; Amelia Rosselli b.1930; Miguel Hernández d.1942; Francis Brett Young d.1954; Taylor Mali b.1965; Nathan Alterman d.1970; Ada Limón b.1976

29 Mar — Johann Heinrich Voss d.1826; John Keble d.1866; Yvan Goll b.1891; R. S. Thomas b.1913; Karen Alkalay-Gut b.1945; Miltos Sachtouris d.2005

30 Mar — Paul Verlaine b.1844; Frances Cornford b.1886; Countee Cullen b.1903; Milton Acorn b.1923; Daniil Andreyev d.1959; Jean Toomer d.1967; J. V. Cunningham d.1985; John Ciardi d.1986; Robert Creeley d.2005; Emrys Roberts d.2012; Daniel Hoffman d.2013

31 Mar — Andrew Marvell b.1621; John Donne d.1631; Octavio Paz b.1914; Marge Piercy b.1936; Grace Noll Crowell d.1969


April

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01 Apr — Edmond Rostand b.1868; Maria Polydouri b.1902; Guy Wetmore Carryl d.1904; Isaac Rosenberg d.1918; Bruce Andrews b.1948; Frieda Hughes b.1960

02 Apr — Maciej Kazimierz Sarbiewski d.1640; Johann Wilhelm Ludwig Gleim b.1719; August Heinrich Hoffmann von Fallersleben b.1798; J. C. Squire b.1884; Hans Leybold b.1892; Jeremy Ingalls b.1911; Ed Dorn b.1929; Katharine Tynan d.1931; Rochelle Owens b.1936; Anne Waldman b.1945; Paul Violi d.2011; Vern Rutsala d.2014

03 Apr — George Herbert b.1593; Juliusz Słowacki d.1849; Daniel Hoffman b.1923; Muna Lee d.1965; Andrew Crozier d.2008; Alexei Parshchikov d.2009

04 Apr — Oliver Goldsmith d.1774; Comte de Lautréamont b.1846; Remy de Gourmont b.1858; Germain Nouveau d.1920; Maya Angelou b.1928; Charles Bernstein b.1950; Susan Goyette b.1964

05 Apr — Samuel Wesley d.1735; Hew Ainslie b.1792; Vítězslav Hálek b.1835; Algernon Charles Swinburne b.1837; Richard Eberhart b.1904; Lillian Allen b.1951; Sesshu Foster b.1957; Allen Ginsberg d.1997; Kirby Doyle d.2003

06 Apr — Aasmund Olavsson Vinje b.1818; William Henry Drummond d.1907; André de Richaud b.1909; Giovanni Pascoli d.1912; Marie Ponsot b.1921; Florence Earle Coates d.1927; Edwin Arlington Robinson d.1935; Sue Walker b.1940; Idris Davies d.1953; Reed Whittemore d.2012

07 Apr — William Davenant d.1668; William Wordsworth b.1770; John Dyfnallt Owen b.1873; Georg Herwegh d.1875; Lucien Stryk b.1924; Gael Turnbull b.1928; Jennifer Maiden b.1949; Dionisio D. Martinez b.1956; Elizabeth Daryush d.1977; John Lehmann d.1987; Aaron Kramer d.1997

08 Apr — Dionysios Solomos b.1798; John Jordan b.1930; Miller Williams b.1930; Ilarie Voronca d.1946

09 Apr — Charles Baudelaire b.1821; Laurence Hope b.1865; Dante Gabriel Rossetti d.1882; Joseph Viktor von Scheffel d.1886; Edward Thomas d.1917

10 Apr — Mark Alexander Boyd d.1601; George William Russell b.1867; Horace Gregory b.1898; Algernon Charles Swinburne d.1909; Khalil Gibran d.1931; Adrian Henri b.1932; Bella Akhmadulina b.1937; Richard Dauenhauer b.1942; Norman Dubie b.1945; Reginald Shepherd b.1963; Deborah Digges d.2009

11 Apr — Karl Wilhelm Ramler d.1798; John Davidson b.1857; Francisco González Bocanegra d.1861; Robert Loveman b.1864; Lionel Abrahams b.1928; Gamaliel Bradford d.1932; Mark Strand b.1934; Jacques Prévert d.1977; Eve Merriam d.1992

12 Apr — Metastasio d.1782; Anselm Hollo b.1934; Toi Derricotte b.1941; Gary Soto b.1942; Eric McHenry b.1972; James Schuyler d.1991; Franklin Rosemont d.2009

13 Apr — Jean de La Fontaine d.1695; Jane Taylor d.1824; William Henry Drummond b.1854; Brinley Richards b.1904; Reuel Denney b.1913; Max Harris b.1921; Seamus Heaney b.1939; Rae Armantrout b.1947; George Mackay Brown d.1996

14 Apr — William Whitehead d.1785; Albert Evans-Jones b.1895; Vladimir Mayakovsky d.1930; Brian Coffey d.1995; Nina Cassian d.2014

15 Apr — Jean Moréas b.1856; Bliss Carman b.1861; Nikolay Gumilyov b.1886; Maximilian Kronberger b.1888; Matthew Arnold d.1888; Denis Devlin b.1908; Mildred Vorpahl Baass b.1917; Tomas Tranströmer b.1931; Rod Anderson b.1935; César Vallejo d.1938; A. F. Moritz b.1947; William Empson d.1984; Jean Genet d.1986; William Hart-Smith d.1990

16 Apr — Octave Crémazie b.1827; Alice Corbin Henderson b.1881; Tristan Tzara b.1896; Maximilian Kronberger d.1904; Kingsley Amis b.1922; Sarah Kirsch b.1935; Rolf Dieter Brinkmann b.1940; Sebastian Barker b.1945; Tracy K. Smith b.1972

17 Apr — Henry Vaughan b.1622; Robert Blair b.1699; Eliza Acton b.1799; Erin Mouré b.1955; Sandra Alland b.1973; Basil Bunting d.1985; Aimé Césaire d.2008

18 Apr — Luigi Alamanni d.1556; Thomas Henry Kendall b.1839; William Young Elliott b.1902; Joy Davidman b.1915; Bob Kaufman b.1925; Ian McDonald b.1933; C. Dale Young b.1969; Ilya Kaminsky b.1977

19 Apr — Lord Byron d.1824; Georgy Adamovich b.1892; John Addington Symonds d.1893; Richard Hughes b.1900; Etheridge Knight b.1931; David Bromige b.1940; Sidney Keyes d.1943; Octavio Paz d.1998

20 Apr — Charles Maurras b.1868; Caresse Crosby b.1892; Sara Jane Lippincott d.1904; Irene McKinney b.1939; Paul Fort d.1960; Paul Celan d.1970; Michael Dransfield d.1973; Richard Huelsenbeck d.1974; Archibald MacLeish d.1982

21 Apr — Andrew Glaze b.1920; Robert Bridges d.1930; Muhammad Iqbal d.1938; Douglas Oliver d.2000; Al Purdy d.2000

22 Apr — Veronica Micle b.1850; Pierre Albert-Birot b.1876; C. H. Sisson b.1914; William Jay Smith b.1918; Jeppe Aakjær d.1930; Louise Glück b.1943; Roy Campbell d.1957; Madeline Gleason d.1979; Jane Kenyon d.1995

23 Apr — Henry Vaughan d.1695; William Wordsworth d.1850; Edwin Markham b.1852; Richard Huelsenbeck b.1892; Rupert Brooke d.1915; Margaret Avison b.1918; Coleman Barks b.1937; Rolf Dieter Brinkmann d.1975; Bertus Aafjes d.1993

24 Apr — Vasily Zhukovsky d.1852; A. C. Benson b.1862; Robert Penn Warren b.1905; George Oppen b.1908; Elizabeth Bartlett (British) b.1924; Martin Seymour-Smith b.1928; Vera Rich b.1936; Maureen Scott Harris b.1943; Emilio Prados d.1962; Sinéad Morrissey b.1972; Tadeusz Różewicz d.2014

25 Apr — John Keble b.1792; William Cowper d.1800; Walter de la Mare b.1873; Charles Tennyson Turner d.1879; Ted Kooser b.1939; James Fenton b.1949; Donald Davidson d.1968; Thom Gunn d.2004; Ira Cohen d.2011

26 Apr — Ludwig Uhland b.1787; Alice Cary b.1820; Vicente Aleixandre b.1898; Dragotin Kette d.1899; Kris Hemensley b.1946; Marilyn Nelson b.1946; E. J. Pratt d.1964; Natasha Trethewey b.1966; John Thompson d.1976

27 Apr — Jessie Redmon Fauset b.1882; Ralph Waldo Emerson d.1882; Cecil Day-Lewis b.1904; Edwin Morgan b.1920; Kenward Elmslie b.1929; Gilbert Sorrentino b.1929; Hart Crane d.1932; Camil Baltazar d.1977; Craig Arnold d.2009 (missing)

28 Apr — Charles Cotton b.1630; Thomas Aird d.1876; Andrea Hollander Budy b.1947; Carolyn Forché b.1950; Elizabeth Willis b.1961; Winfield Townley Scott d.1968; Richard Hughes d.1976; U. A. Fanthorpe d.2009

29 Apr — Agrippa d’Aubigné d.1630; Edward Rowland Sill b.1841; Constantine P. Cavafy b.1863; Andrew Young b.1885; Constantine P. Cavafy d.1933; Rod McKuen b.1933; Alejandra Pizarnik b.1936; Yusef Komunyakaa b.1947; Russell Edson d.2014

30 Apr — James Montgomery d.1854; John Crowe Ransom b.1888; Jean Moréas d.1910; Winfield Townley Scott b.1910; Alfred Edward Housman d.1936; Tony Harrison b.1937; Jessie Redmon Fauset d.1961; Luis Muñoz Marín d.1980; Nizar Qabbani d.1998


May

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01 May — Joseph Addison b.1672; Sterling Allen Brown b.1901; Yiannis Ritsos b.1909; Reuel Denney d.1955

02 May — Charles Heavysege b.1816; Jurgis Baltrušaitis b.1873; Gottfried Benn b.1886; Ben Belitt b.1911; Aleda Shirley b.1955; William Wantling d.1974

03 May — William Shakespeare d.1616([1]); Thomas Hood d.1845; May Sarton b.1912; Pierre Emmanuel b.1916; Yehuda Amichai b.1924; Juan Gelman b.1930

04 May — Charlotte Turner Smith b.1749; Joseph Mary Plunkett d.1916; Gáspár Nagy b.1949; William Rose Benét d.1950; Ishita Bhaduri b.1961

05 May — Thomas Edward Brown b.1830; Sandra Beasley b.1980

06 May — Elizabeth Drew Stoddard b.1823; Johan Ludvig Runeberg d.1877; Waring Cuney b.1906; Richmond Lattimore b.1906; Douglas Stewart b.1913; Randall Jarrell b.1914; Erich Fried b.1921; Alan Ross b.1922; Olga Broumas b.1949; Sujata Bhatt b.1956; Lucian Blaga d.1961

07 May — Robert Browning b.1812; Rabindranath Tagore b.1861; Archibald MacLeish b.1892; Jenny Joseph b.1932; Robin Blaser d.2009

08 May — Sophus Schandorph b.1836; Nora Marks Dauenhauer b.1927; Dick McBride b.1928; Gary Snyder b.1930; Ruth Padel b.1946; Larry Levis d.1996

09 May — Friedrich Schiller d.1805; Lucian Blaga b.1895; Austin Clarke b.1896; Daniel Berrigan b.1921; Mona Van Duyn b.1921; Bulat Okudzhava b.1924; Charles Simic b.1938; Jorie Graham b.1951; Joy Harjo b.1951; Barry MacSweeney d.2000

10 May — E. V. Knox b.1881; Jane Mayhall b.1918; Jayne Cortez b.1934; John Gould Fletcher d.1950; Jan Zwicky b.1955; Roque Dalton d.1975; Elizabeth Bachinsky b.1976; Shel Silverstein d.1999; Kaifi Azmi d.2002; Hillary Gravendyk d.2014

11 May — János Batsányi b.1763; Thomas Buchanan Read d.1872; Rose Ausländer b.1901; Michael Heller b.1937; Michael Palmer b.1943; John Beecher d.1980

12 May — John Dryden d.1700; Johannes Carsten Hauch b.1790; Edward Lear b.1812; Dante Gabriel Rossetti b.1828; Margaret Veley b.1843; János Batsányi d.1845; Lorine Niedecker b.1903; Bertus Aafjes b.1914; Claribel Alegría b.1924; Amy Lowell d.1925; Andrey Voznesensky b.1933; Norma Cole b.1945; Bernadette Mayer b.1945; John Masefield d.1967; Nelly Sachs d.1970; Louis Zukofsky d.1978; Josephine Miles d.1985; Nikos Gatsos d.1992

13 May — Earle Birney b.1904; Jean Aicard d.1921; Lee Tzu Pheng b.1946; Christopher Reid b.1949; Mark Abley b.1955; Kathleen Jamie b.1962; A. S. J. Tessimond d.1962; Laurie Lee d.1997

14 May — Duncan Ban MacIntyre d.1812; Roque Dalton b.1935; Georgia Douglas Johnson d.1966; Mary Biddinger b.1974; Mary Oppen d.1990; Karl Shapiro d.2000; Stanley Kunitz d.2006

15 May — Emily Dickinson d.1886; Edwin Muir b.1887; Geo Milev d.1925; Wyatt Prunty b.1947

16 May — Felicia Hemans d.1835; Igor Severyanin b.1887; Edmund Gosse d.1928; Adrienne Rich b.1929; Peter Levi b.1931; D. A. Powell b.1963

17 May — Lyn Hejinian b.1941; Robert Adamson b.1943; Kit Robinson b.1949; André Frédérique d.1957; Herbert Edward Palmer d.1961; James Broughton d.1999

18 May — Roger Gilbert-Lecomte b.1907; George Meredith d.1909; Robin Blaser b.1925; Jacob Fichman d.1958; Gilbert Sorrentino d.2006

19 May — Charles Sorley b.1895; Lola Ridge d.1941; Ogden Nash d.1971; John Betjeman d.1984

20 May — Alfred Domett b.1811; Joseph Blanco White d.1841; Stanko Vraz d.1851; John Clare d.1864; Gerrit Achterberg b.1905; David Ray b.1932; Audrey Wurdemann d.1960

21 May — Alexander Pope b.1688; Thomas Warton d.1790; Tudor Arghezi b.1880; Victor Segalen d.1919; Robert Creeley b.1926; René Daumal d.1944

22 May — Gérard de Nerval b.1808; Catulle Mendès b.1841; Eva Gore-Booth b.1870; Victor Hugo d.1885; Arthur Cravan b.1887; Ahmed Fouad Negm b.1929; Claude McKay d.1948; Lucie Brock-Broido b.1956; George Bacovia d.1957; Langston Hughes d.1967; Cecil Day-Lewis d.1972; Shane Koyczan b.1976

23 May — Thomas Hood b.1799; Cyprian Norwid d.1883; François Coppée d.1908; Naomi Replansky b.1918; Friedrich Achleitner b.1930; Stanley Plumly b.1939; Jane Kenyon b.1947; Henry Dumas d.1968; Olav H. Hauge d.1994

24 May — Henri Michaux b.1899; Joseph Brodsky b.1940; Bob Dylan b.1941; Lorna Crozier b.1948; Michael Donaghy b.1954; John Wain d.1994

25 May — Edward Bulwer-Lytton b.1803; Ralph Waldo Emerson b.1803; Kazi Nazrul Islam b.1899; Alain Grandbois b.1900; Theodore Roethke b.1908; Raymond Carver b.1938; Jean-Philippe Salabreuil b.1940; Ernest Rhys d.1946; Alexei Parshchikov b.1954; George Garrett d.2008

26 May — Vincent Voiture d.1648; Maxwell Bodenheim b.1892; Gwilym Tilsley b.1911; Wilfrid Wilson Gibson d.1962; Simon Armitage b.1963; Henry Rago d.1969

27 May — Raymond Knister b.1899; Uładzimir Žyłka b.1900; Nicolas Calas b.1907; Sidney Keyes b.1922; Linda Pastan b.1932; Frank Bidart b.1939

28 May — Thomas Moore b.1779; Anne Brontë d.1849; May Swenson b.1913; Dorothy Auchterlonie b.1915; José Craveirinha b.1922; Bülent Ecevit b.1925; José Montoya b.1932; Fred Chappell b.1936; Edip Cansever d.1986; Leslie Scalapino d.2010; Maya Angelou d.2014

29 May — George Gordon McCrae b.1833; G. K. Chesterton b.1874; Alfonsina Storni b.1892; Leah Goldberg b.1911; George Amabile b.1936; Paula Gunn Allen d.2008

30 May — Christopher Marlowe d.1593; Alexander Pope d.1744; Alfred Austin b.1835; Michael Thwaites b.1915; Boris Pasternak d.1960; Elizabeth Alexander b.1962; Norman Nicholson d.1987; William Morris Meredith, Jr. d.2007; Peter Orlovsky d.2010

31 May — Walt Whitman b.1819; James Devaney b.1890; Louis-Honoré Fréchette d.1908; Judith Wright b.1915; Leopold Staff d.1957; Lionel Abrahams d.2004


June

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01 Jun — John Suckling d.1642; Robert Allan d.1841; Wilfred Campbell b.1858; John Masefield b.1878; John Drinkwater b.1882; Jan Twardowski b.1915; Clayton Eshleman b.1935; Diann Blakely b.1957; Witter Bynner d.1968; Andrei Voznesensky d.2010

02 Jun — Thomas Hardy b.1840; Karl Adolph Gjellerup b.1857; Hristo Botev d.1876; John Lehmann b.1907; Margaret Elizabeth Sangster d.1912; Alfred Austin d.1913; Bingo Gazingo b.1924; Robert Dana b.1929; Marjorie Welish b.1944; Vita Sackville-West d.1962; Nâzım Hikmet d.1963; Dom Moraes d.2004

03 Jun — Robert Hillyer b.1895; Allen Ginsberg b.1926; Frank Stanford d.1978; William Everson d.1994; Leonard Nathan d.2007; David Bromige d.2009

04 Jun — Apollon Maykov b.1821; Harry Crosby b.1898; George Cecil Ives d.1950; Josep Carner d.1970; Arna Bontemps d.1973

05 Jun — Frederick Tennyson b.1807; Federico García Lorca b.1898; Helen Friedman Blackshear b.1911; Shirley Kaufman b.1923; David Wagoner b.1926; John Yau b.1950; Mark Jarman b.1952

06 Jun — Alexander Pushkin b.1799; Peter John Allan b.1825; Maxine Kumin b.1925; Lee Harwood b.1939; Kenneth Rexroth d.1982

07 Jun — Friedrich Hölderlin d.1843; Henry Abbey d.1911; Gwendolyn Brooks b.1917; Carl Patrick Morton b.1920; Luca Caragiale d.1921; Edward Field b.1924; Nikki Giovanni b.1943; Louise Erdrich b.1954; Michael Hamburger d.2007

08 Jun — José Martínez Ruiz b.1873; Gerard Manley Hopkins d.1889; Brian Coffey b.1905; Ruth Stone b.1915; Bliss Carman d.1929; Gillian Clarke b.1937; Robert Desnos d.1945

09 Jun — Francis Miles Finch b.1827; Gaspar Núñez de Arce d.1903; Alice Werner d.1935; Keith Douglas d.1944; Ernst Jandl d.2000; Richard Eberhart d.2005

10 Jun — Luís de Camões d.1580; Edwin Arnold b.1832; Charles Harpur d.1868; Robert Williams Buchanan d.1901; Arrigo Boito d.1918; James Schevill b.1920; Christopher Middleton b.1926; Susan Howe b.1937

11 Jun — Ben Jonson b.1572; Josephine Miles b.1911; George Garrett b.1929; David Lehman b.1948; Oton Župančič d.1949; Anne-Marie Alonzo d.2005; James Reaney d.2008

12 Jun — William Cullen Bryant d.1878; Sandro Penna b.1906; Roland Robinson b.1912; H. C. Artmann b.1921; Bulat Okudzhava d.1997

13 Jun — William Butler Yeats b.1865; Fernando Pessoa b.1888; Mark Van Doren b.1894; Peter Balakian b.1951; John Engels d.2007

14 Jun — Giacomo Leopardi d.1837; René Char b.1907; Kathleen Raine b.1908; Alfred Starr Hamilton b.1914; John Gray d.1934; G. K. Chesterton d.1936; Jorge Luis Borges d.1986; June Jordan d.2002

15 Jun — Thomas Campbell d.1844; Konstantin Balmont b.1867; Mihai Eminescu d.1889; Amy Clampitt b.1920; Ana Castillo b.1953; Marjorie Agosín b.1955

16 Jun — Anatol E. Baconsky b.1925; Peter Redgrove d.2003; Aleda Shirley d.2008

17 Jun — Joseph Addison d.1719; Henry Lawson b.1867; James Weldon Johnson b.1871; Allen Curnow b.1911; A. C. Benson b.1925; Ron Padgett b.1942

18 Jun — Ambrose Philips d.1749; Josip Murn Aleksandrov d.1901; Geoffrey Hill b.1932; Louise McNeill d.1993; Elizabeth Bartlett (British) d.2008

19 Jun — Sam Walter Foss b.1858; David Osborne Hamilton b.1893; Marianne Boruch b.1950; Angelos Sikelianos d.1951

20 Jun — Nicholas Rowe b.1674; Anna Laetitia Barbauld b.1743; Joseph Autran b.1813; Edmond Laforest b.1876; Stanley Burnshaw b.1906; Simin Behbahani b.1927; Paul Muldoon b.1951; Vince Gotera b.1952

21 Jun — John Skelton d.1529; William Edmondstoune Aytoun b.1813; Victor Plarr b.1863; Stanley Moss b.1925; Patricia Goedicke b.1931; John Agard b.1949; Anne Carson b.1950; Mary Ellen Solt d.2007

22 Jun — Katherine Philips d.1664; Alan Seeger b.1888; Helen Norris b.1916; C. J. Dennis d.1938; Walter de la Mare d.1956; Joseph Auslander d.1965

23 Jun — Mark Akenside d.1770; Albrecht Rodenbach d.1880; Anna Akhmatova b.1889; Jean Joseph Rabearivelo d.1937; Manolis Anagnostakis d.2005

24 Jun — Ambrose Bierce b.1842; Adam Lindsay Gordon d.1870; John Ciardi b.1916; Yves Bonnefoy b.1923; J. H. Prynne b.1936; Stuart Z. Perkoff d.1974; Mathias Svalina b.1975; Francis Brabazon d.1984; Mika Antić d.1986

25 Jun — Satyendranath Dutta d.1922; Alistair Campbell b.1925; Charles Vildrac d.1971; John Malcolm Brinnin d.1998; Carl Rakosi d.2004

26 Jun — Alice Werner b.1859; Toyo Shibata b.1911; Aimé Césaire b.1913; Laurie Lee b.1914; Peter Rosegger d.1918; James Weldon Johnson d.1938; Malcolm Lowry d.1957; Kenneth Fearing d.1961; Judith Wright d.2000; Philip Whalen d.2002

27 Jun — Paul Laurence Dunbar b.1872; Lucille Clifton b.1936; Tim Lilburn b.1950; Anton van Duinkerken d.1968; Léonie Adams d.1988; Dragutin Tadijanović d.2007; Allen Grossman d.2014

28 Jun — Edward Carpenter d.1929; Yanka Kupala d.1942; Philip Hobsbaum d.2005

29 Jun — Giacomo Leopardi b.1798; Elizabeth Barrett Browning d.1861; Francis Brett Young b.1884; Manuel Altolaguirre b.1905; John Gawsworth b.1912; Vasko Popa b.1922; Cid Corman b.1924; John Haines b.1924; James K. Baxter b.1926; Nérée Beauchemin d.1931; Philip Hobsbaum b.1932; John Ash b.1948; Dermot Healy d.2014

30 Jun — John Gay b.1685; Thomas Gray d.1771; Thomas Lovell Beddoes b.1803; Stanko Vraz b.1810; Czesław Miłosz b.1911; Eleanor Ross Taylor b.1920; Eva Gore-Booth d.1926; Kenneth Slessor d.1971; Waring Cuney d.1976; Robert Gernhardt d.2006


July

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01 Jul — Florence Earle Coates b.1850; Dorothea Mackellar b.1885; Alun Lewis b.1915; John Gambril Nicholson d.1931; Harryette Mullen b.1953; Martin Seymour-Smith d.1998

02 Jul — Hermann Hesse b.1877; Wisława Szymborska b.1923; Kate Daniels b.1953; Jan Brzechwa d.1966; Aris Alexandrou d.1978; Gael Turnbull d.2004; Philip Booth c.2007

03 Jul — W. H. Davies b.1871; Luca Caragiale b.1893; John Crowe Ransom d.1974

04 Jul — Charles Tennyson Turner b.1808; Benjamin Péret b.1899; Robert Desnos b.1900; Alan Seeger d.1916; Charles Edward Sayle d.1924; Hayim Nahman Bialik d.1934; Walt Curtis b.1941; Antoni Słonimski d.1976; Ted Berrigan d.1983

05 Jul — Jean Cocteau b.1889; John Felstiner b.1936; Barbara Frischmuth b.1941; Sebastian Barry b.1955; Howard Nemerov d.1991; Pete Morgan d.2010

06 Jul — Alexander Wilson b.1766; Paul Hamilton Hayne d.1886; Delmira Agustini d.1914; Margaret Walker b.1915; George Alboiu b.1944; Kenneth Koch d.2002; Kathleen Raine d.2003

07 Jul — Yanka Kupala b.1882; Charles Mair d.1927; Pete Morgan b.1939; Gottfried Benn d.1956; Moniza Alvi b.1968; Claude Gauvreau d.1971; George Oppen d.1984; Gustaf Sobin d.2005

08 Jul — Jean de La Fontaine b.1621; Fitz-Greene Halleck b.1790; Percy Bysshe Shelley d.1822; Richard Aldington b.1892; Mary Ellen Solt b.1920; Jeff Nuttall b.1933; Peter Orlovsky b.1933; Gerardo Diego d.1987; Subhash Mukhopadhyay d.2003

09 Jul — Jan Neruda b.1834; Washington Allston d.1843; John Heath-Stubbs b.1918; Robert Loveman d.1923; June Jordan b.1936; Josephine Jacobsen d.2003

10 Jul — Salvador Espriu b.1913

11 Jul — Joseph Blanco White b.1775; Henry Abbey b.1842; Evgeny Baratynsky d.1844; William Ernest Henley d.1903; James Reiss b.1941; David Huddle b.1942; Daphne Marlatt b.1942; Delmore Schwartz d.1966

12 Jul — Coriolan Ardouin d.1836; Stefan George b.1868; Max Jacob b.1876; Pablo Neruda b.1904; Hilary Corke b.1921; Edwin Denby d.1983

13 Jul — John Clare b.1793; Clifford Bax b.1886; Joy Davidman d.1960; A. D. Hope d.2000

14 Jul — Charles Heavysege d.1876; H.R. Stoneback b.1941; Pierre Joris b.1946; Tudor Arghezi d.1967; Margaret Widdemer d.1978; Miroslav Holub d.1998; Patricia Goedicke d.2006

15 Jul — Abraham Sutzkever b.1913; Dimitris P. Kraniotis b.1966; Juana de Ibarbourou d.1979

16 Jul — Anne Askew d.1546; Charles Sangster b.1822; Georges Rodenbach b.1855; Pierre-Jean de Béranger d.1857; Arnold Adoff b.1935; Reinaldo Arenas b.1943; Vyacheslav Ivanovich Ivanov d.1949; Hilaire Belloc d.1953; Susan Wheeler b.1955; May Sarton d.1995; Stephen Spender d.1995; Reetika Vazirani d.2003; Geraint Bowen d.2011

17 Jul — Ernest Rhys b.1859; Seumas O’Sullivan b.1879; Leconte de Lisle d.1894; Donald Davie b.1922; George William Russell d.1935; Barry MacSweeney b.1948

18 Jul — Tristan Corbière b.1845; Yevgeny Yevtushenko b.1933; Walt McDonald b.1934; Julian Bell d.1937;Thomas Sturge Moore d.1944; Dermot Healy b.1947; Alice Corbin Henderson d.1949; Weldon Kees d.1955; Alfian Sa’at b.1977

19 Jul — Petrarch d.1374; William Somervile d.1742; Alice Dunbar Nelson b.1875; Cesário Verde d.1886; Fabian S. Woodley b.1888; Vladimir Mayakovsky b.1893; A. S. J. Tessimond b.1902; Miltos Sachtouris b.1919; Samuel John Hazo b.1928; Dom Moraes b.1938

20 Jul — Petrarch b.1304; Elizabeth Bartlett (American) b.1911; Elizabeth Jennings b.1926; Simin Behbahani b.1927; Kostas Karyotakis d.1928; Henry Dumas b.1934; Paul Violi b.1944; Paul Valéry d.1945

21 Jul — Matthew Prior b.1664; Robert Burns d.1796; Per Daniel Amadeus Atterbom d.1855; Hart Crane b.1899; A. D. Hope b.1907; Tess Gallagher b.1943; Wendy Cope b.1945

22 Jul — Emma Lazarus b.1849; Stephen Vincent Benét b.1898; James Whitcomb Riley d.1916; U. A. Fanthorpe b.1929; Quincy Troupe b.1943; Carl Sandburg d.1967

23 Jul — Coventry Patmore b.1823; René Ricard b.1946

24 Jul — Robert Graves b.1895

25 Jul — Samuel Taylor Coleridge d.1834; Leslie Scalapino b.1944; Frank O’Hara d.1966; Pierre Albert-Birot d.1967; Jack Clemo d.1994

26 Jul — Antonio Machado b.1875; Andrew Crozier b.1943; Judd Mortimer Lewis d.1945; Manuel Altolaguirre d.1959

27 Jul — Thomas Campbell b.1777; Giosuè Carducci b.1835; Hilaire Belloc b.1870; Michael Longley b.1939; Gertrude Stein d.1946; Richard Aldington d.1962; Anne Spencer d.1975; James Hearst d.1983

28 Jul — Abraham Cowley d.1667; Władysław Ludwik Anczyc d.1883; Gerard Manley Hopkins b.1844; Stephen Phillips b.1864; Kenneth Fearing b.1902; Malcolm Lowry b.1909; John Ashbery b.1927; Alan Brownjohn b.1931; Judy Grahn b.1940; Zbigniew Herbert d.1998

29 Jul — August Stramm b.1874; Stanley Kunitz b.1905; Stuart Z. Perkoff b.1930; Dan Pagis d.1986

30 Jul — Samuel Rogers b.1763; Emily Brontë b.1818; Aasmund Olavsson Vinje d.1870; John Blight b.1913; Joyce Kilmer d.1918; Bob Cobbing b.1920

31 Jul — Peter Rosegger b.1843; Germain Nouveau b.1851; Francis Miles Finch d.1907; Triztán Vindtorn b.1942; Louis McKee b.1951; Kim Addonizio b.1954; Margaret Avison d.2007


August

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01 Aug — Richard Savage d.1743; Thomas Henry Kendall d.1882; Aline Murray Kilmer b.1888; F. R. Scott b.1899; Elizabeth Drew Stoddard d.1902; Ernst Jandl b.1925; Frank Stanford b.1948; Jim Carroll b.1949; Theodore Roethke d.1963; Margarita Aliger d.1992

02 Aug — Duncan Campbell Scott b.1862; Ernest Dowson b.1867; Louise-Victorine Ackermann d.1890; R. L. Mégroz b.1891; Philippe Soupault b.1897; Stephen Sandy b.1934; Bei Dao b.1949; Wallace Stevens d.1955; Helen Hoyt d.1972; Raymond Carver d.1988

03 Aug — Rupert Brooke b.1887; Veronica Micle d.1889; Frances Frost b.1905; Hayden Carruth b.1921; Marvin Bell b.1937; Diane Wakoski b.1937

04 Aug — Percy Bysshe Shelley b.1792; Gaspar Núñez de Arce b.1834; William Edmondstoune Aytoun d.1865; Robert Hayden b.1913; Patrick Anderson b.1915; Robert Grenier b.1941; Allison Hedge Coke b.1958; Ethel Anderson d.1958

05 Aug — Anne Finch d.1720; Richard Watson Dixon b.1833; Conrad Aiken b.1889; Al Alvarez b.1929; Wendell Berry b.1934; Ron Silliman b.1946; Herbert Asquith d.1947; Edgar Guest d.1959; Dudley Randall d.2000; Diann Blakely d.2014

06 Aug — Ben Jonson d.1637; Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson b.1809; Paul Claudel b.1868; Diane di Prima b.1934; Lorna Dee Cervantes b.1954; Francis Ponge d.1988; Donald Justice d.2004

07 Aug — Joseph Rodman Drake b.1795; August Ahlqvist b.1826; E. J. Brady b.1869; Elizabeth Chase Allen d.1911; Larry Eigner b.1927; Rabindranath Tagore d.1941; Garrison Keillor b.1942; Peter Gizzi b.1959; Cathy Park Hong b.1976

08 Aug — Tristan Klingsor b.1874; Sara Teasdale b.1884; Donald Davidson b.1893; James Hearst b.1900; Edip Cansever b.1928; Dick Allen b.1939; Alurista b.1947; Fabian S. Woodley d.1957

09 Aug — John Dryden b.1631; Samuel Ferguson d.1886; Guido Gozzano d.1916; Philip Larkin b.1922; Anne-Marie Albiach b.1937; Reetika Vazirani b.1962; Hermann Hesse d.1962; Mahmoud Darwish d.2008

10 Aug — Laurence Binyon b.1869; Witter Bynner b.1881; Gérald Neveu b.1921; Blanca Varela b.1926; Richard Kenney b.1948; Emmy Hennings d.1948; Mark Doty b.1953; Selwyn Griffith d.2011

11 Aug — Henry James Pye d.1813; Ernst Stadler b.1883; Hugh MacDiarmid b.1892; Louise Bogan b.1897; Ion Barbu d.1961

12 Aug — Robert Southey b.1774; William Blake d.1827; James Russell Lowell d.1891; Leon Pasternak b.1910; Donald Justice b.1925; Medbh McGuckian b.1950; Susan Atefat Peckham b.1970; John Cage d.1992; Elizabeth Bartlett (American) d.1994

13 Aug — Arnljot Eggen b.1923; Tom Wayman b.1945; Joseph Warren Beach d.1957; Barbara Gibbs Golffing d.1993

14 Aug — Letitia Elizabeth Landon b.1802; Sarah Fuller Flower Adams d.1848; Nathan Alterman b.1910; Janet Aalfs b.1956; Bertolt Brecht d.1956; Alfred Kreymborg d.1966; James Devaney d.1976; Czesław Miłosz d.2004

15 Aug — Jan Brzechwa b.1898; George Gordon McCrae d.1927; Mary Jo Salter b.1954; Patricia Beer d.1999

16 Aug — Andrew Marvell d.1678; Jules Laforgue b.1860; Mary Gilmore b.1865; Charles Bukowski b.1920; Lew Welch b.1926; Alistair Campbell d.2009

17 Aug — Vasily Trediakovsky d.1768; Anton Delvig b.1798; Wilfrid Scawen Blunt b.1840; Fagundes Varela b.1841; Perucho Figueredo d.1870; Oliver St. John Gogarty b.1878; Janet Lewis b.1899; Ted Hughes b.1930; Ed Sanders b.1939; Jack Spicer d.1965; Conrad Aiken d.1973; Ben Belitt d.2003; Grazyna Miller d.2009; Edwin Morgan d.2010; John Hollander d.2013

18 Aug — Marko Marulić b.1450; James Beattie d.1803; Robert Williams Buchanan b.1841; Olav H. Hauge b.1908; Dic Jones d.2009

19 Aug — Pierre-Jean de Béranger b.1780; Robert Bloomfield d.1823; Charles Montagu Doughty b.1843; Ogden Nash b.1902; Josephine Jacobsen b.1908; Claude Gauvreau b.1925; Jean Blewett d.1934; Federico García Lorca d.1936; Li-Young Lee b.1957; Frances Cornford d.1960; Jan Nisar Akhtar d.1976; Samih al-Qasim d.2014; Simin Behbahani d.2014; Richard Dauenhauer d.2014

20 Aug — Edward Herbert d.1648; Edgar Guest b.1881; Dino Campana b.1885; Jules Laforgue d.1887; Cathy Song b.1955; Matthew Dickman b.1975; Milton Acorn d.1986; Daryl Hine d.2012

21 Aug — Edvard Storm b.1749; Pyotr Pletnyov b.1792; X. J. Kennedy b.1929; Denis Devlin d.1959; Vicki Hearne d.2001

22 Aug — Nikolaus Lenau d.1850; Jan Neruda d.1891; E. J. Brady d.1952

23 Aug — Alexander Wilson d.1813; William Ernest Henley b.1849; Edgar Lee Masters b.1868; J. V. Cunningham b.1911; Robin Hyde d.1939

24 Aug — Ewald Christian von Kleist d.1759; Jorge Luis Borges b.1899; Charles Causley b.1917; Rosmarie Waldrop b.1935; Linton Kwesi Johnson b.1952

25 Aug — Thomas Dekker d.1632; Nikolaus Lenau b.1802; Camil Baltazar b.1902; Mary Elizabeth Coleridge d.1907; Álvaro Mutis b.1923; Charles Wright b.1935; Bill Holm b.1943; Charles Ghigna b.1946; Graham Foust b.1970; Mary Barnard d.2001; Ahmed Faraz d.2008

26 Aug — John William Mackail b.1859; Guillaume Apollinaire b.1880

27 Aug — James Thomson d.1748; Cesare Pavese d.1950; Kazi Nazrul Islam d.1976

28 Aug — Thomas Aird b.1802; Leigh Hunt d.1859; Ivor Gurney b.1890; John Betjeman b.1906; Marianne Bluger b.1945; Rita Dove b.1952; Melvin B. Tolson d.1966; William Stafford d.1993; David Wright d.1994

29 Aug — Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. b.1809; Edward Carpenter b.1844; Thom Gunn b.1929

30 Aug — Théophile Gautier b.1811; Toru Dutt d.1877; Edgar Phillips d.1962; Gwilym Tilsley d.1997; Seamus Heaney d.2013

31 Aug — Charles Baudelaire d.1867; Charles Reznikoff b.1894; Marina Tsvetaeva d.1941


September

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01 Sep — Blaise Cendrars b.1887; August Stramm d.1915; Charlotte Fiske Bates d.1916; James Reaney b.1926; Will Allen Dromgoole d.1934; Siegfried Sassoon d.1967

02 Sep — William Somervile b.1675; Eugene Field b.1850; Henry Austin Dobson d.1921; Henry Lawson d.1922; William M. Packard b.1933; J. R. R. Tolkien d.1973; Stanisław Grochowiak d.1976; Laura Riding d.1991

03 Sep — Esteban Manuel de Villegas d.1669; Edwin Honig b.1919; E. E. Cummings d.1962; Louis MacNeice d.1963; Matthea Harvey b.1973; Earle Birney d.1995; Hilary Corke d.2001; Alan Dugan d.2003

04 Sep — Juliusz Słowacki b.1809; Antonin Artaud b.1896; Charles Péguy d.1914

05 Sep — Robert Fergusson b.1750; Augusta Webster d.1894; John Cage b.1912; Nicanor Parra b.1914; Robert Gibb b.1946; C. H. Sisson d.2003

06 Sep — Sully Prudhomme d.1907; Barbara Guest b.1920; Christopher Nolan b.1965

07 Sep — C. J. Dennis b.1876; Sidney Lanier d.1881; Elinor Wylie b.1885; Edith Sitwell b.1887; John Greenleaf Whittier d.1892; Edwin Brock d.1997

08 Sep — Siegfried Sassoon b.1886; Hans Leybold d.1914; Jack Prelutsky b.1940; Linda Addison b.1952

09 Sep — Ralph Hodgson b.1871; Adelaide Crapsey b.1878; Stéphane Mallarmé d.1898; Cesare Pavese b.1908; Sonia Sanchez b.1934; Maura Stanton b.1946; Linda Gregg b.1942; Sherod Santos b.1948; Hugh MacDiarmid d.1978

10 Sep — Georgia Douglas Johnson b.1880; Jeppe Aakjær b.1866; H.D. b.1886; William Everson b.1912; Geraint Bowen b.1915; Wilfrid Scawen Blunt d.1922; Mary Oliver b.1935; Amy Clampitt d.1994; Reginald Shepherd d.2008

11 Sep — Bernardo Accolti b.1465; Thomas Parnell b.1679; James Thomson b.1700; Joanna Baillie b.1762; Marc-André Raffalovich b.1864; D. H. Lawrence b.1885; Merrill Moore b.1903; Reed Whittemore b.1919; Miguel Algarín b.1941; Robert W. Service d.1958; Hannah Weiner d.1997; Jim Carroll d.2009

12 Sep — Clément Marot d.1544; William Bell Scott b.1811; Kornel Ujejski b.1823; Louis MacNeice b.1907; Jackson Mac Low b.1922; Nellie Wong b.1934; Minnie Bruce Pratt b.1946; Michael Dransfield b.1948; Robert Lowell d.1977; Bulat Okudzhava d.1981; Arkadii Dragomoshchenko d.2012

13 Sep — Judd Mortimer Lewis b.1867; Julian Tuwim b.1894; John Malcolm Brinnin b.1916; Miroslav Holub b.1923; Paul Blackburn d.1971

14 Sep — Hugo Ball d.1927; Douglas Oliver b.1937; Elbert Calvin Henderson d.1974; Louis Simpson d.2012

15 Sep — Robert Pollok b.1827; Arthur Hallam d.1833; Petr Bezruč b.1867; Claude McKay b.1889; Richard Le Gallienne d.1947; Robert Penn Warren d.1989

16 Sep — Anne Bradstreet d.1672; Alfred Noyes b.1880; T. E. Hulme b.1883; Betty Adcock b.1938; Olena Kalytiak Davis b.1963; Howard Moss d.1987; Virginia Hamilton Adair d.2004; Michael Donaghy d.2004; Stanley Burnshaw d.2005

17 Sep — Alfred de Vigny d.1863; Walter Savage Landor d.1864; George Bacovia b.1881; William Carlos Williams b.1883; Carl Dennis b.1939; Pete Winslow d.1972

18 Sep — Samuel Johnson b.1709; Matthew Prior d.1721; Justinus Kerner b.1786; George MacDonald d.1905; Alice Dunbar Nelson d.1935; Michael Hartnett b.1941; Gelett Burgess d.1951; Benjamin Péret d.1959; Brinley Richards d.1981; Donald Davie d.1995

19 Sep — Hartley Coleridge b.1796; Kornel Ujejski d.1897; Hilda Morley b.1916; Kunwar Narain b.1927; Helen Adam d.1993

20 Sep — Rosanna Eleanor Leprohon d.1879; Theodor Fontane d.1898; Stevie Smith b.1902; Donald Hall b.1928; Merrill Moore d.1957; Giorgos Seferis d.1971; Owen Sheers b.1974; Thomas McGrath d.1990; Robert Lax d.2000

21 Sep — Virgil d.19 BC; Joseph Rodman Drake d.1820; Charles Mair b.1838; Edmund Gosse b.1849; Anne Wilkinson b.1910; Kay Ryan b.1945; Alastair Reid d.2014

22 Sep — Barthold Heinrich Brockes b.1680; Alice Meynell b.1847; Babette Deutsch b.1895; Dannie Abse b.1923; Wendy Barker b.1942; Oliver St. John Gogarty d.1957; Yehuda Amichai d.2000; Álvaro Mutis 2013

23 Sep — Jane Taylor b.1783; Sara Jane Lippincott b.1823; Mary Elizabeth Coleridge b.1861; Jean-Fernand Brierre b.1909; Barbara Gibbs Golffing b.1912; John Freeman d.1929; John Gawsworth d.1970; Pablo Neruda d.1973; Allen Curnow d.2001

24 Sep — Vincenzo da Filicaja d.1707; Cyprian Norwid b.1821; Frances Harper b.1825; Robert Kelly b.1935; Eavan Boland b.1944; Pierre Emmanuel d.1984

25 Sep — Samuel Butler d.1680; Jonathan Odell b.1737; Felicia Hemans b.1793; Shel Silverstein b.1930; Mina Loy d.1966; Alejandra Pizarnik d.1972; bpNichol d.1988; R. S. Thomas d.2000; José Montoya d.2013

26 Sep — Džore Držić d.1501; John Byrom d.1763; Mary Hannay Foott b.1846; T. S. Eliot b.1888; Ned O’Gorman b.1929; George McWhirter b.1939; W. H. Davies d.1940; Anne Rouse b.1954; Mick Imlah b.1956; Robert Lax d.2000

27 Sep — William Empson b.1906; Remy de Gourmont d.1915; H.D. d.1961; Roy Fuller d.1991; Charles Henri Ford d.2002

28 Sep — Francis Turner Palgrave b.1824; T. E. Hulme d.1917; André Breton d.1966; Dannie Abse d.2014

29 Sep — Edvard Storm d.1794; André de Richaud d.1961; W. H. Auden d.1973; Bob Cobbing d.2002; Hayden Carruth d.2008

30 Sep — Margaret Widdemer b.1884; W. S. Merwin b.1927; bpNichol b.1944; Larry Levis b.1946; R. L. Mégroz d.1968


October

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01 Oct — George Cecil Ives b.1867; Louis Untermeyer b.1885; E. A. Markham b.1939; Aline Murray Kilmer d.1941

02 Oct — Wilfrid Wilson Gibson b.1878; Wallace Stevens b.1879; Roy Campbell b.1901; Franklin Rosemont b.1943; Jean-Pierre Duprey d.1959; Maurice Lesemann d.1981

03 Oct — Gerardo Diego b.1896; Louis Aragon b.1897; José-Maria de Heredia d.1905; Barrett Watten b.1948

04 Oct — Lionel Johnson d.1902; Laurence Hope d.1904; Anne Sexton d.1974; Oskar Pastior d.2006

05 Oct — Helius Eobanus Hessus d.1540; John Addington Symonds b.1840; Bryan Procter d.1874; Landis Everson b.1926; Christopher Brennan d.1932; Mei-mei Berssenbrugge b.1947

06 Oct — John Gambril Nicholson b.1866; Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson d.1892; Elizabeth Bishop d.1979

07 Oct — Edgar Allan Poe d.1849; James Whitcomb Riley b.1849; Henry Timrod d.1867; William Barnes d.1886; Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. d.1894; Margarita Aliger b.1915; Amiri Baraka b.1934; Diane Ackerman b.1948; Sherman Alexie b.1966

08 Oct — Edmund Clarence Stedman b.1833; Vítězslav Hálek d.1874; Edgar Phillips b.1889; Marina Tsvetaeva b.1892; Philip Booth b.1925; Constantin Abăluţă b.1938; Ewa Lipska b.1945; Blake Morrison b.1950

09 Oct — Elizabeth Chase Allen b.1832; Holger Drachmann b.1846; Gamaliel Bradford b.1863; Léopold Sédar Senghor b.1906; Tadeusz Różewicz b.1921; Jane Cooper b.1924; Aboul-Qacem Echebbi d.1934; Ciaran Carson b.1948; Durs Grünbein b.1962; Carolyn Kizer d.2014

10 Oct — David Gascoyne b.1916; Harold Pinter b.1930; Roy Miki b.1942; Linda Rogers b.1944; Jan Zahradníček d.1960; Oscar Williams d.1964; Francis Berry d.2006

11 Oct — Thomas Wyatt d.1542; Joseph Auslander b.1897; Jean Cocteau d.1963; Joel Oppenheimer d.1988

12 Oct — Bulat Okudzhava b.1896; Paul Engle b.1908; Robert Fitzgerald b.1910; Mary Hannay Foott d.1918

13 Oct — Ernest Myers b.1844; Arna Bontemps b.1902; Charles Sorley d.1915; Karl Adolph Gjellerup d.1919; Michael Hartnett d.1999

14 Oct — Samuel Daniel d.1619; Thomas Hansen Kingo d.1703; E. E. Cummings b.1894; Katha Pollitt b.1949; Randall Jarrell d.1965; Ron Loewinsohn d.2014

15 Oct — Virgil b.70 BC; Allan Ramsay b.1686; Letitia Elizabeth Landon d.1838; Fanny Howe b.1940; Kim Stafford b.1949; Peter Bakowski b.1954

16 Oct — Robert Fergusson d.1774; Oscar Wilde b.1854; Dan Pagis b.1930; Paul Durcan b.1944; Robert Bringhurst b.1946

17 Oct — Philip Sidney d.1586; Jupiter Hammon b.1711; Mikha’il Na’ima b.1889; Yvor Winters b.1900; George Mackay Brown b.1921; Les Murray b.1938

18 Oct — Karle Wilson Baker b.1878; Henri Michaux d.1984; Lenore Kandel d.2009

19 Oct — Leigh Hunt b.1784; Adam Lindsay Gordon b.1833; Edwin Brock b.1927; Pete Winslow b.1934; Edna St. Vincent Millay d.1950

20 Oct — Arthur Rimbaud b.1854; Christopher Caudwell b.1907; Philip Whalen b.1923; Oskar Pastior b.1927; Michael McClure b.1932; Robert Pinsky b.1940; Anthony Hecht d.2004

21 Oct — Edmund Waller d.1687; Samuel Taylor Coleridge b.1772; Alphonse de Lamartine b.1790; Peter John Allan d.1848; Patrick Kavanagh b.1904; Nikos Engonopoulos b.1907; Ai b.1947; Jack Kerouac d.1969

22 Oct — Leconte de Lisle b.1818; Lord Alfred Douglas b.1870; Edgell Rickword b.1898; David Bromige b.1933; Jibanananda Das d.1954; James K. Baxter d.1972; Kingsley Amis d.1995; William Young Elliott d.1997

23 Oct — Robert Bridges b.1844; Gjergj Fishta b.1871; Théophile Gautier d.1872; Philip Lamantia b.1927; Douglas Dunn b.1942; Ian Mudie d.1976

24 Oct — Thomas Parnell d.1718; Delmira Agustini b.1886; Francis Turner Palgrave d.1897; Denise Levertov b.1923; Elaine Feinstein b.1930; Adrian Mitchell b.1932; Paula Gunn Allen b.1939; Morton Dennison Prouty, Jr. d.1991

25 Oct — Geoffrey Chaucer d.1400; James Beattie b.1735; Thomas Babington Macaulay b.1800; John Berryman b.1914; John Todhunter d.1916; Alfonsina Storni d.1938; Raymond Queneau d.1976; Gavin Ewart d.1995; Elizabeth Jennings d.2001; Tahereh Saffarzadeh d.2008

26 Oct — Charles Sprague b.1791; Will Allen Dromgoole b.1860; Sorley MacLean b.1911; Demetris Th. Gotsis b.1945; Andrew Motion b.1952; Jane Cooper b.2007

27 Oct — James Macpherson b.1736; Albrecht Rodenbach b.1856; Dylan Thomas b.1914; Sylvia Plath b.1932; Lascelles Abercrombie d.1938; George Barker d.1991; Peter Quennell d.1993

28 Oct — Charlotte Turner Smith d.1806; Richard Barham Middleton b.1882; Eileen Shanahan b.1901; Ian Hamilton Finlay b.1925; John Hollander b.1929; Honor Moore b.1945; David Jones d.1974; Ted Hughes d.1998; Galway Kinnell d.2014

29 Oct — Thomas Edward Brown d.1897; Zbigniew Herbert b.1924; D. A. Levy b.1942; Zoë Akins d.1958; Marianne Bluger d.2005

30 Oct — Adelaide Anne Procter b.1825; Allan Cunningham d.1842; Paul Valéry b.1871; Ezra Pound b.1885; Zoë Akins b.1886; Georg Heym b.1887; Kostas Karyotakis b.1896; Miguel Hernández b.1910; James Laughlin b.1914; Ernst Stadler d.1914; Ella Wheeler Wilcox d.1919; Włodzimierz Antkowiak b.1946; Leo Yankevich b.1961

31 Oct — John Keats b.1795; Natalie Clifford Barney b.1876; Grace Noll Crowell b.1877; Napoleon Lapathiotis b.1888; Annie Finch b.1956; Seth Abramson b.1976; Nikos Engonopoulos d.1985


November

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01 Nov — Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux b.1636; Christopher Brennan b.1870; David Jones b.1895; Edmund Blunden b.1896; Ezra Pound d.1972; Michael Thwaites d.2005; Alda Merini d.2009

02 Nov — Alfred Domett d.1887; Daniil Andreyev b.1906; Odysseas Elytis b.1911; Hakushū Kitahara d.1942; Pier Paolo Pasolini d.1975

03 Nov — William Cullen Bryant b.1794; Andreas Kalvos d.1869; Georg Trakl d.1914; Olav Aukrust d.1929; Ralph Hodgson d.1962; Ray Bremser d.1998; William M. Packard d.2002

04 Nov — James Montgomery b.1771; Robert Allan b.1774; Jean Blewett b.1862; Eugene Field d.1895; Dragutin Tadijanović b.1905; Wilfred Owen d.1918; Patricia Beer b.1919; Hannah Weiner b.1928; C. K. Williams b.1936; Charles Causley d.2003; Nadia Anjuman d.2005; Anne-Marie Albiach d.2012; Mildred Vorpahl Baass d.2012

05 Nov — Washington Allston b.1779; Ella Wheeler Wilcox b.1850; James Elroy Flecker b.1884; Milena Pavlović-Barili b.1909; Mary Swander b.1950; Gig Ryan b.1956; Bülent Ecevit d.2006; Abdelwahab Meddeb d.2014

06 Nov — Karel Hynek Mácha d.1836; Alexander Chavchavadze d.1846; Carl Rakosi b.1903; Jack Micheline b.1929

07 Nov — Julián del Casal b.1863; Leonora Speyer b.1872; Ruth Pitter b.1897; Lawrence Durrell d.1990

08 Nov — John Milton d.1674; Sadakichi Hartmann b.1867; A. J. M. Smith b.1902; Elbert Calvin Henderson b.1904; George Sutherland Fraser b.1915; Pavol Országh Hviezdoslav d.1921; Leonard Nathan b.1924; Alice Notley b.1945; Rachel Hadas b.1948; Karle Wilson Baker d.1960; Kevin Young b.1970

09 Nov — Mark Akenside b.1721; Muhammad Iqbal b.1877; Guillaume Apollinaire d.1918; James Schuyler b.1923; Anne Sexton b.1928; Roger McGough b.1937; Dylan Thomas d.1953

10 Nov — Oliver Goldsmith b.1730; Friedrich Schiller b.1759; Vachel Lindsay b.1879; Arthur Davison Ficke b.1883; Arthur Rimbaud d.1891; James Broughton b.1913; Karl Shapiro b.1913; Joy Goswami b.1954

11 Nov — Thomas Bailey Aldrich b.1836; Hans Magnus Enzensberger b.1929; Alicia Ostriker b.1937; William Matthews b.1942; Yiannis Ritsos d.1990; Helen Friedman Blackshear d.2003

12 Nov — James Laughlin d.1997; William Matthews d.1997; Alan Ansen d.2006

13 Nov — Robert Louis Stevenson b.1850; Arthur Hugh Clough d.1861; Ludwig Uhland d.1862; Francis Thompson d.1907; Willis Barnstone b.1927; John Steffler b.1947; Babette Deutsch d.1982; Jack Gilbert d.2012; Manoel de Barros d.2014

14 Nov — Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger b.1779; Leopold Staff b.1878; Jan van Beers d.1888; Norman MacCaig b.1910; Leon Pasternak d.1969

15 Nov — Charlotte Mew b.1869; William Hope Hodgson b.1877; Franklin Pierce Adams b.1881; Marianne Moore b.1887; Antoni Słonimski b.1895; Ted Berrigan b.1934; Gustaf Sobin b.1935

16 Nov — Karel Hynek Mácha b.1810; Louis-Honoré Fréchette b.1839; Michio Mado b.1909; Chinua Achebe b.1930; Charles Maurras d.1952; Craig Arnold b.1967

17 Nov — Archibald Lampman b.1861; Hilario Ascasubi d.1875; Audre Lorde d.1992; David Ignatow d.1997; Meg Campbell d.2007; Landis Everson d.2007

18 Nov — William Shenstone b.1714; Wilhelm Hauff d.1827; Richard Dehmel b.1863; William Allingham d.1889; Sam Abrams b.1935; Kenneth Irby b.1936; Margaret Atwood b.1939; Émile Nelligan d.1941; Paul Éluard d.1952; Seán Mac Falls b.1957; Clifford Bax d.1962; Terrance Hayes b.1971; Helen Norris d.2013

19 Nov — Fitz-Greene Halleck d.1867; Emma Lazarus d.1887; Allen Tate b.1899; Xu Zhimo d.1931; Joanne Kyger b.1934; Meg Campbell b.1937; Peter Cooley b.1940; Sharon Olds b.1942; Tony Hoagland b.1953

20 Nov — August Ahlqvist d.1889; John Frederick Nims b.1913; Thomas McGrath b.1916; Vasilisk Gnedov d.1978; Faiz Ahmed Faiz d.1984

21 Nov — Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni b.1692; Bryan Procter b.1787; Joseph Mary Plunkett b.1887; A. J. M. Smith d.1980; Theodore Enslin d.2011

22 Nov — José-Maria de Heredia b.1842; Endre Ady b.1877; Charles Vildrac b.1882; William Bell Scott d.1890; Edwin Thumboo b.1933; Sadakichi Hartmann d.1944; Erich Fried d.1988

23 Nov — Clément Marot b.1496; William Hart-Smith b.1911; P. K. Page b.1916; Paul Celan b.1920; Christopher Logue b.1926; William Wantling b.1933; bill bissett b.1939; Derek Mahon b.1941; Elia Abu Madi d.1957; Jennifer Michael Hecht b.1965; Francis Webb d.1973; Jack Elliott Myers d.2009

24 Nov — Comte de Lautréamont d.1870; Alexandru Macedonski d.1920; Aris Alexandrou b.1922; Paul Blackburn b.1926; Léon-Paul Fargue d.1947; D. A. Levy d.1968; John Neihardt d.1973; Sorley MacLean d.1996

25 Nov — Jonathan Odell d.1818; Jacob Fichman b.1881; Isaac Rosenberg b.1890; Robert Friend b.1913; Ernest Myers d.1921; Rachel Wetzsteon b.1967; Andrew Young d.1971; David Gascoyne d.2001

26 Nov — William Cowper b.1731; Adam Mickiewicz d.1855; Mathilde Blind d.1896; Coventry Patmore d.1896; Charles G.D. Roberts d.1943; Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz b.1978

27 Nov — Horace d.8 BC; Mary Robinson b.1757; Jatindramohan Bagchi b.1878; Edmund John b.1883; Alice Meynell d.1922; Nina Cassian b.1924; Kirby Doyle b.1932; Marilyn Hacker b.1942

28 Nov — William Blake b.1757; Maurice Lesemann b.1899; Mary Oppen b.1908; Dennis Brutus b.1924; Ted Walker b.1934

29 Nov — Wilhelm Hauff b.1802; Máirtín Ó Direáin b.1910; Jack Elliott Myers b.1941; Lloyd Schwartz b.1941; William Scammell d.2000; Bella Akhmadulina d.2010

30 Nov — Philip Sidney b.1554; Louise-Victorine Ackermann b.1813; Charlotte Fiske Bates b.1838; John McCrae b.1872; Oscar Wilde d.1900; Robert Lax b.1915; Fernando Pessoa d.1935; Arthur Davison Ficke d.1945; Patrick Kavanagh d.1967; Janet Lewis d.1998; Margaret Walker d.1998


December

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01 Dec — Abraham Emanuel Fröhlich d.1865; Richard Barham Middleton d.1911; Henry Graham b.1930; George Bowering b.1935; Elisabeth Eybers d.2007

02 Dec — Helen Adam b.1909; Edmond Rostand d.1918; John Balaban b.1943; Drummond Allison d.1943; Philip Larkin d.1985; Mona Van Duyn d.2004

03 Dec — Robert Bloomfield b.1766; France Prešeren b.1800; David Gray d.1861; Robert Louis Stevenson d.1894; Craig Raine b.1944; W. S. Di Piero b.1945; Mary Gilmore d.1962; Gwendolyn Brooks d.2000

04 Dec — John Gay d.1732; Rainer Maria Rilke b.1875; Stefan George d.1933; May Swenson d.1989; H. C. Artmann d.2000

05 Dec — Phillis Wheatley d.1784; Évariste de Parny d.1814; Christina Rossetti b.1830; Thomas Pringle d.1834; Eliza R. Snow d.1887; Josh Malihabadi b.1894; Carl Brouard b.1902; Fyodor Sologub d.1927; Vachel Lindsay d.1931; Majaz d.1955; Jazzy Danziger b.1984

06 Dec — Nicholas Rowe d.1718; Charles Edward Sayle b.1864; Joyce Kilmer b.1886; Mary Barnard b.1909; Julia Kasdorf b.1962; Ali Jawad Zaidi d.2004

07 Dec — Allan Cunningham b.1784; Margaret Veley d.1887; Kersti Merilaas b.1913; Nicolas Born d.1979; Robert Graves d.1985; Reinaldo Arenas d.1990

08 Dec — Horace b.65 BC; Ivan Gundulić d.1638; Henry Timrod b.1828; Padraic Colum b.1881; Nikos Gatsos b.1911; Delmore Schwartz b.1913; James Tate b.1943; Henry Reed d.1986; Marin Sorescu b.1996; Agha Shahid Ali d.2001; Jackson Mac Low d.2004; Frank X. Gaspar d.2009

09 Dec — John Milton b.1608; Charles Sangster d.1893; Léonie Adams b.1899; Stephen Phillips d.1915; Don Maclennan b.1929; David Harsent b.1942; Edith Sitwell d.1964

10 Dec — Nikolay Nekrasov b.1821; George MacDonald b.1824; Emily Dickinson b.1830; Alfred Kreymborg b.1883; Nelly Sachs b.1891; Carolyn Kizer b.1925; Milan Rúfus b.1928; Harry Crosby d.1929; Thomas Lux b.1946; August Kleinzahler b.1949; Thomas Merton d.1968; Mark Van Doren d.1972; Ed Dorn d.1999; Ralph Hammond d.2010

11 Dec — Coriolan Ardouin b.1812; Robert de Montesquiou d.1921; Jerome Rothenberg b.1931; Keith Waldrop b.1932; Jim Harrison b.1937

12 Dec — Władysław Ludwik Anczyc b.1823; Lola Ridge b.1873; Robert Browning d.1889; Jean Richepin d.1926; Helen Dunmore b.1952

13 Dec — Samuel Johnson d.1784; Heinrich Heine b.1797; Victor de Laprade d.1883; Kenneth Patchen b.1911; Aaron Kramer b.1921; James Wright b.1927; Jack Hirschman b.1933; Robert Gernhardt b.1937; John William Mackail d.1945; Charles Upton b.1948; Anne-Marie Alonzo b.1951; Vicente Aleixandre d.1984

14 Dec — Charles Wolfe b.1791; Paul Éluard b.1895; Gaston Miron d.1996

15 Dec — Thomas Hansen Kingo b.1634; Maurice Bouchor b.1855; John Glassco b.1909; Muriel Rukeyser b.1913; Ron Loewinsohn b.1937

16 Dec — Elizabeth Carter b.1717; Francis Thompson b.1859; Olavo Bilac b.1865; Elinor Wylie d.1928; Joanne Arnott b.1960; Kostas Varnalis d.1974

17 Dec — Samuel Wesley b.1662; John Greenleaf Whittier b.1807; Lizette Woodworth Reese d.1935

18 Dec — Philip Freneau d.1832; Samuel Rogers d.1855; Louis Untermeyer d.1977; Xuân Diệu d.1985

19 Dec — Marjorie Fleming d.1811; Emily Brontë d.1848; Bayard Taylor d.1878; Guido Gozzano b.1883; F. S. Flint b.1885; Jean Genet b.1910; Manoel de Barros b.1916; Duncan Campbell Scott d.1947; Sean O’Brien d.1952; Daniel Anderson b.1964; Laurence Whistler d.2000

20 Dec — Carlo Innocenzo Frugoni d.1768; Ann Taylor d.1866; Friederike Mayröcker b.1924; Igor Severyanin d.1941; Andrei Codrescu b.1946; Sheenagh Pugh b.1950; J. C. Squire d.1958; Denise Levertov d.1997; Adrian Henri d.2000; Léopold Sédar Senghor d.2001; Adrian Mitchell d.2008; Vera Rich d.2009

21 Dec — Thomas Bracken b.1843; Maurice Chappaz b.1916

22 Dec — Charles Stuart Calverley b.1831; Edwin Arlington Robinson b.1869; Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer d.1870; Kenneth Rexroth b.1905

23 Dec — Michael Drayton d.1631; Ippolit Bogdanovich b.1743; Robert Bly b.1926; Konstantin Balmont d.1942; Carol Ann Duffy b.1955; Aimee Nezhukumatathil b.1974; Janine Pommy Vega d.2010

24 Dec — George Crabbe b.1754; Adam Mickiewicz b.1798; Matthew Arnold b.1822; Émile Nelligan b.1879; Patrick MacGill b.1889; Dana Gioia b.1950; Robert Hillyer d.1961; Louis Aragon d.1982; Harold Pinter d.2008

25 Dec — William Collins b.1721; Isabella Valancy Crawford b.1850; Georges Rodenbach d.1898; Pete Brown d.1940; John Koethe b.1945; Tristan Tzara d.1963; S. Foster Damon d.1971

26 Dec — Jean François de Saint-Lambert b.1716; Thomas Gray b.1716; Mary Robinson d.1800; Joel Barlow d.1812; Robert Fuller Murray b.1863; Jean Toomer b.1894; Ivor Gurney d.1937; Liz Lochhead b.1947; John Heath-Stubbs d.2006; Dennis Brutus d.2009

27 Dec — Mirza Ghalib b.1797; Charles Lamb d.1834; Mina Loy b.1882; Charles Olson b.1910; Elizabeth Smart b.1913; John Cornford b.1915; Osip Mandelstam d.1938; Julian Tuwim d.1953; David Baker b.1954; Chris Abani b.1966

28 Dec — Thomas Babington Macaulay d.1859; Olavo Bilac d.1918; John Cornford d.1936; John Dyfnallt Owen d.1956; Jayne Cortez d.2012

29 Dec — Christina Rossetti d.1894; Oscar Williams b.1900; Rainer Maria Rilke d.1926; Yevgeny Rein b.1935

30 Dec — Vincenzo da Filicaja b.1642; John Philips b.1676; Theodor Fontane b.1819; John Todhunter b.1839; Rudyard Kipling b.1865; Al Purdy b.1918; Gjergj Fishta d.1940; Patti Smith b.1946; Rex Ingamells d.1955; Joshua Clover b.1962; Joan Brossa d.1998; Tory Dent d.2005

31 Dec — Richard Henry Horne b.1802; William Gifford d.1826; Alexander Smith b.1830; Giovanni Pascoli b.1855; Ilarie Voronca b.1903; Nicolas Born b.1937; Roger Gilbert-Lecomte d.1943; Lorine Niedecker d.1970; Nicolas Calas d.1988; D. J. Enright d.2002

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