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Dramatists, Playwrights, Poets . . .
  • Ackerman, Diane (1948-____) US poet, writer, social worker
  • Addison, Joseph (1672-1719) English poet, essayist, playwright
  • Aeschylus, (525?-456 BC) Greek playwright
  • Albee, Edward (1928-____) US dramatist
  • Aldrich, Thomas Bailey (1836-1907) US poet, writer, editor
  • Allen, Paula Gunn (1939-____) US American Indian {Pueblo/Sioux) poet, writer
  • Allingham, William (1824-1889) Irish poet, editor
  • Anderson, Maxwell (1888-1959) US dramatist
  • Anouilh, Jean (1910-1987) French dramatist, screenwriter
  • Aragon, Louis (1897-1982) French poet
  • Ariosto, Ludovico (1474-1533) Italian poet
  • Aristophanes, (448-385 B.C.) Greek dramatist
  • Armour, Richard (1906-1989) US poet
  • Arnold, Matthew (1822-1888) English poet, critic
  • Artaud, Antonin (1896-1948) French dramatist, poet, actor
  • Ashbery, John (1927-____) US poet
  • Auden, W. H. (1907-1973) English-USA poet, dramatist, editor
  • Ausonius, (310-195) Latin poet, teacher
  • Bailey, Philip James (1816-1902) English poet
  • Baraka, Imamu Amiri (1934-____) US playwright, poet, novelist, essayist
  • Barca, Pedro Calderon de la (1600-1681) Spanish dramatist, poet
  • Barrie, James Matthew (1860-1937) Scottish dramatist, novelist
  • Baudelaire, Charles (1821-1867) French poet, critic, translator
  • Beaumarchais, Pierre de (1732-1799) French dramatist
  • Beaumont, Francis (1586-1616) English playwright
  • Beckett, Samuel (1906-1989) Irish playwright, novelist
  • Behan, Brendan (1923-1964) Irish dramatist, author
  • Behn, Aphra (1640-1689) English playwright, poet
  • Belloc, Hilaire (1870-1953) English writer, poet
  • Benet, Stephen Vincent (1898-1943) US poet, novelist, short-story writer
  • Bennett, Alan (1934-____) English dramatist, actor
  • Bernard, Tristan (1866-1947) French playwright, novelist, journalist, lawyer
  • Betjeman, John (1906) English poet
  • Betti, Ugo (1892-1953) Italian playwright
  • Bishop, Elizabeth (1911-1979) US poet
  • Blake, William (1757-1827) English poet, artist, visionary
  • Bly, Robert (1926-____) US poet
  • Bogan, Louise A. (1897-1970) US lyric poet, critic
  • Boileau, Nicolas (1636-1711) French literary poet, critic
  • Bolton, Sarah Knowles (1841-1916) US poet, editor, social reformer
  • Bontemps, Arna (1902-1973) US poet, writer
  • Borges, Jorge Luis (1899-1986) Argentine poet, short-story writer
  • Bradstreet, Anne (1612?-1672) US poet
  • Brecht, Bertolt (1898-1956) German dramatist, poet
  • Breton, Andre (1896-1966) French poet, essayist, critic, editor
  • Bridges, Robert (1844-1930) English poet
  • Brittain, Vera () English writer, poet, pacifist
  • Brontë, Charlotte (1816-1840) English novelist, poet
  • Brooke, Rupert (1887-1915) English poet
  • Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-____) US poet
  • Browning, Elizabeth Barrett (1806-1861) English poet
  • Browning, Robert (1812-1889) English poet
  • Bryant, William C. (1794-1878) US poet, editor
  • Bulwer-Lytton, Edward G. (1803-1873) English statesman, poet
  • Bunting, Basil (1900-1985) English poet
  • Burgess, Gelett (1866-1951) US writer, poet, humorist
  • Burns, Robert (1759-1796) Scottish poet
  • Butler (a), Samuel (1612-1680) English poet, satirist, painter, philosopher
  • Bynner, Witter (1881-1968) US author
  • Byron, George Gordon (1788-1824) English poet
  • Campbell, Thomas (1777-1844) Scotish poet
  • Campion, Thomas (1567-1620) English poet, composer, physician
  • Catullus, Caius Valerius (87-54 B.C) Roman poet
  • Cervantes, Miguel de (1547-1616) Spanish novelist, dramatist, poet
  • Cesaire, Aime (1913-____) Martiniquais poet, playwright, political activist
  • Chamfort, Nicolas (1741-1794) French journalist, playwright, aphorist
  • Chapman, George (1560-1634) English dramatist, translator, poet
  • Chapman, John Jay (1862-1933) US poet, dramatist, critic
  • Ciardi, John (1916-1986) English dramatist, actor, author
  • Cibber, Colley (1671-1757) English playwright, poet, actor
  • Clare, John (1793-1864) English poet
  • Clough, Arthur Hugh (1819-1861) English poet
  • Coatsworth, Elizabeth (1893-1986) US poet, children's author
  • Cocteau, Jean (1889-1963) French poet, novelist, director
  • Coleridge, Samuel Taylor (1772-1834) English poet, critic, essayist
  • Congreve, William (1670-1729) English dramatist
  • Corneille, Pierre (1606-1684) French dramatist, poet
  • Coward, Noel (1899-1973) English playwright, actor, composer, director
  • Cowper, William (1731-1800) English poet
  • Crabbe, George (1754-1832) English poet, short-story writer
  • Cullen, Countee (1903-1946) US poet
  • Dante, (1265-1321) Italian poet
  • Delaney, Shelagh (1939-____) English playwright
  • Denham, John (1615-1668) English poet, dramatist
  • Donne, John (1573-1631) English poet
  • Doren, Mark Van (1894-1972) US poet, writer
  • Dryden, John (1631-1700) English poet, dramatist, critic
  • Eldridge, Paul (1888-1982) US educator, novelist, poet
  • Eliot, T. S. (1888-1965) US-English poet, critic, playwright
  • Erdrich, Louise (1954-____) US-American Indian Chippewa writer, poet
  • Euripides, (480-406 BC) Greek dramatist
  • Field, Eugene (1850-1895) US poet, journalist
  • Fontaine, Jean de la (1621-1695) French poet
  • Ford, John (1586-1640) English dramatist
  • Frost, Robert (1874-1963) US poet
  • Gay, John (1685-1732) English poet, dramatist
  • Gibran, Kahlil (1883-1931) Syrian-USA poet, writer
  • Gilbert, William (1836-1911) English dramatist
  • Ginsberg, Allen (1926-1997) US poet
  • Giovanni, Nikki (1943-____) US author, poet
  • Giraudoux, Jean (1882-1944) French dramatist, novelist, diplomat
  • Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von (1749-1832) German poet, dramatist
  • Gray, Thomas (1716-1771) English poet
  • Greville, Fulke (1554-1628) English poet
  • Griffin, Susan () US poet, writer, educator
  • Guest, Edgar A. (1881-1959) US poet, journalist
  • Hale, Sarah Josepha (1788-1879) US journalist, author, poet
  • Hansberry, Lorraine (1930-1965) US playwright
  • Harper, Frances Watkins (1825-1911) US poet
  • Heine, Heinrich (1797-1856) German poet, critic
  • Hellman, Lillian (1905-1987) US dramatist
  • Henley, Beth (1952-____) US dramatist
  • Herbert, George (1593-1633) English author, poet
  • Herrick, Robert (1591-1674) English poet
  • Hill, Aaron (1685-1750) English poet, dramatist, essayist
  • Holmes, Oliver Wendell (1809-1894) US poet, essayist, scholar
  • Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844-1889) English poet, religious leader
  • Horace, (65 - 8 BC) Roman poet, satirist
  • Hughes, Langston (1902-1967) US poet, writer, editor
  • Hugo, Victor (1802-1885) French author, dramatist
  • Hurston, Zora Neale (1903-1960) US dramatist, author
  • Ibsen, Henrik (1828-1906) Norweigan poet, dramatist
  • Ionesco, Eugene (1912-1994) Romanian-French dramatist
  • Isherwood, Christopher (1904-1986) US author, dramatist
  • Jerrold, Douglas (1803-1857) English humorist, playwright, journalist
  • Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) US poet, diplomat, anthologist
  • Jonson, Ben (1572-1637) English poet, dramatist
  • Kaufman, George S. (1889-1961) US dramatist, journalist
  • Keats, John (1795-1821) English poet
  • Kgositsile, Keorapetse (1938-____) South African poet, essayist
  • Khayyam, Omar (1048-1131) Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer
  • Kilmer, Joyce (1886-1918) US poet
  • Kipling, Rudyard (1865-1936) English poet, novelist, short-story writer
  • LaFontaine, Jean de (1621-1695) French poet
  • Landon, Letitia (1802-1838) English poet, novelist
  • Landor, Walter Savage (1775-1864) English poet, essayist
  • Larkin, Philip (1922-1985) English poet, author, librarian
  • Lear, Edward (1812-1888) English poet, landscape painter
  • Lec, Stanislaw (1909-1996) Polish aphorist, poet, satirist
  • Lerner, Alan Jay (1918-1986) US dramatist, lyricist, composer
  • Levertov, Denise (1923-____) English-USA poet
  • Lindsay, Vachel (1879-1931) US poet
  • Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882) US poet, educator
  • Lorca, Federico Garcia (1898-1936) Spanish poet, dramatist
  • Lorde, Audre (1934-1992) US poet, feminist
  • Lowell, Amy (1874-1925) US poet, critic, lecturer
  • Lyly, John (1554-1606) English dramatist, writer
  • MacLeish, Archibald (1892-1982) US poet, playwright, teacher, public official
  • Maeterlinck, Maurice (1862-1949) Belgian dramatist, author
  • Mallarme, Stephane (1842-1898) French poet
  • Markham, Edwin (1852-1940) US poet, lecturer
  • Marlowe, Christopher (1564-1593) English dramatist, poet
  • Marti, Jose (1853-1895) Cuban poet, patriot
  • Martial, (43-104) Roman epigrammatic poet
  • Marvell, Andrew (1621-1678) English poet
  • Meynell, Alice (1847-1922) English poet, essayist
  • Middleton, Thomas (1580-1627) English dramatist
  • Millay, Edna St. Vincent (1882-1950) US author, poet
  • Miller, Alice Duer (1874-1942) US poet, author
  • Miller, Authur (1915-____) US dramatist
  • Miller, Joaquin (1839-1913) US poet
  • Milton, John (1608-1674) English poet, essayist
  • Mizner, Wilson (1876-1933) US playwright, author
  • Molière, (1622-1673) French dramatist, actor
  • Monroe, Harriet (1860-1936) US editor, poet
  • Montgomery, James (1771-1854) Scottish poet, journalist
  • Moore, Marianne (1887-1972) US poet, editor
  • Moore, Thomas (1779-1852) Irish poet
  • Nash, Ogden (1902-1971) US poet
  • Nemerov, Howard (1920-1991) US poet, novelist, critic
  • Norman, Marsha (1947-____) US dramatist
  • Norton, Caroline Sheridan (1808-1877) English poet, novelist
  • Novalis, (1772-1801) German poet
  • O'Casey, Sean (1880-1964) Irish playwright
  • O'Neill, Eugene (1888-1953) US dramatist
  • Otway, Thomas (1652-1685) English dramatist, poet
  • Ovid, (43 BC-AD 17) Roman poet
  • Owen, Wilfred (1893-1918) English poet
  • Pavese, Cesare (1908-1950) Italian poet, critic, novelist, translator
  • Paz, Octavio (1914-____) Mexican poet, writer, diplomat
  • Petrarch, Francesco (1304-1374) Italian poet
  • Pindar, (c. 518-438 BC) Greek poet
  • Pirandello, Luigi (1867-1936) Italian playwright, novelist, short-story writer
  • Plautus, Titus Maccius (254-184 BC) Roman comic poet
  • Poe, Edgar Allan (1809-1849) US poet, short-story writer
  • Pope, Alexander (1688-1744) English poet
  • Pound, Ezra (1885-1972) US poet, critic, translator
  • Priestley, J. B. (1894-1984) English author, dramatist
  • Prior, Matthew (1664-1721) English poet, diplomat
  • Quarles, Francis (1592-1644) English poet
  • Rabearivelo, Jean-Joseph (1901-1937) Malagasy poet
  • Renard, Jules (1864-1910) French dramatist, author
  • Rich, Adrienne (1929-____) US poet, educator
  • Richards, Beah (1926-____) US poet, playwright, actress
  • Richards, Mary Caroline () US poet, potter
  • Rilke, Rainer M. (1875-1926) Austro-German poet
  • Robinson, Edwin A. (1869-1935) US poet
  • Rossetti, Christina (1830-1894) English poet
  • Rukeyser, Muriel (1913-1980) US poet
  • Saadi, Moslih Eddin (1184-1291) Persian poet
  • Sachs, Nelly (1891-1970) German poet, dramatist
  • Sackville-West, Vita (1892-1962) English novelist, poet
  • Sanchez, Sonia (1934-____) US poet, playwright, educator
  • Sandburg, Carl (1878-1967) US poet, biographer
  • Sarton, May (1912-1995) US author, poet
  • Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905-1980) French author, dramatist
  • Schiller, Friedrich von (1759-1805) German dramatist, poet, historian
  • Sexton, Anne (1928-1974) US poet
  • Shakespeare, William (1564-1616) English dramatist, poet
  • Shange, Ntozake (1948-____) US poet, playwright
  • Shaw, George Bernard (1856-1950) English dramatist, critic
  • Shelley, Percy Bysshe (1792-1822) English poet
  • Shenstone, William (1714-1763) English poet, gardener, collector
  • Sitwell, Edith (1887-1964) English poet
  • Smith, Dodie (1896-1990) English dramatist
  • Smith, Stevie (1902-1971) English poet
  • Sophocles, (496?-406 BC) Greek poet
  • Soyinka, Wole (1934-____) Nigerian playwright, novelist, critic
  • Spenser, Edmund (1552?-1599) English poet
  • St. Teresa of Avila, (1515-1582) Spanish mystic, poet
  • Stevenson, Robert Louis (1850-1894) Scottish author, poet, essayist, critic
  • Stoppard, Tom (1937-____) English dramatist, author
  • Stuart, Janet Erskine () English poet
  • Swenson, May (1919-____) US poet
  • Tagore, Rabindranath (1861-1941) Bengali poet, novelist, composer
  • Taylor, Ann (and Jane) (1782-1866) English children's author, poet
  • Teasdale, Sara (1884-1933) US author, poet
  • Tennyson, Alfred, Lord (1809-1892) English poet
  • Terence, (185-159 BC) Roman dramatist
  • Thomas, Dylan (1914-1953) Welsh poet, writer
  • Thompson, Francis (1859-1907) English poet
  • Tupper, Martin (1810-1889) English poet
  • Valery, Paul (1871-1945) French poet, critic
  • Vaughan, Henry (1622-1695) Anglo-Welsh poet, mystic
  • Virgil, (70 -19 BC) Roman poet
  • Wasserstein, Wendy (1950-____) US playwright
  • Watson, William (1858-1935) English poet
  • Whitman, Walt (1819-1892) US poet
  • Whittier, John Greenleaf (1807-1892) US poet, essayist
  • Wilcox, Ella Wheeler (1850-1919) US writer, poet, journalist
  • Wilde, Oscar (1856-1900) Anglo-Irish playwright, novelist
  • Wilder, Thornton (1897-1975) US playwright, novelist
  • Williams, Tennessee (1911-1983) US dramatist, author
  • Williams, William Carlos (1883-1963) US poet
  • Wilson, August (1945-____) US dramatist
  • Wordsworth, William (1770-1850) English poet
  • Wotton, Henry (1568-1639) English poet, diplomat
  • Yeats, William Butler (1865-1939) Irish poet, dramatist
  • Young, Edward (1683-1765) English poet, dramatist
  • cummings, e. e. (1894-1962) US poet, novelist
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