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Poet Heroes

A. Navoi
wrote poetry over 500 years ago that has withstood the test of time.

Ada Aharoni
works for peace between Israelis and Palestinians with poetry.

Alexander Pushkin
was a Russian poet and writer who is beloved around the world.

Anna Akhmatova
is considered one of Russia's best poets.

Carl Sandburg
wrote poems, stories and nonfiction about Americans and American life.

Chairil Anwar
was a beloved Indonesian poet.

Christine de Pisan
was a 15th century French poet.

Dan Eldon
inspired Kathy Eldon with his art, his poetry and his life.

Dante Alighieri
contributed to Italian culture by his use of the Tuscan language instead of Latin.

Doreen Van Lee
writes about her Chicago childhood.

Dr. Seuss
Dr. Seuss was an artist who also wrote charming, absurd rhymes.

DuBose Heyward
Wrote most of the lyrics to the famous musical, 'Porgy and Bess.'

Dylan Thomas
wrote: Life will carry on, always with the same vigor.

Edgar Allan Poe
was a renowned poet who overcame many hardships including depression.

Edna St. Vincent Millay
was a popular and critically acclaimed poet.

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson
wrote nearly 2,000 poems in her lifetime.

Emma Lazarus
was an advocate for immigrants' rights and wrote the poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty.


France Preseren
is the Slovene national poet and inspired Slovene literature.

Gibran Kahlil Gibran
was a Lebanese poet, artist and philosopher who is third after Shakespeare and Lao-Tsu.

Hadraawi (Mohamed Ibrahim Warsame)
is a powerful voice for peace in his country.

Henry Rago
was a Poet and Professor whose poetry stands the test of time.

Homer
is the author of the Illiad and the Odyssey and the greatest ancient Greek epic poet.

Ilse Bing
was a remarkable poet and photographer. Her works withstand the test of time.

Isaac Rosenberg
was a poet of the Great War.

Jack Prelutsky
is a beloved children's book author, and the first Children's Poet Laureate

John McCrae
was a Canadian soldier, doctor, author, artist, and renowed WWI poet.


Langston Hughes
was nicknamed the Poet Laureate of Harlem.

Li Bai
is often
referred to as
the 'God of Poets'
in China.

Lydia Maria Child
wrote brilliantly to advocate for the abolition of slavery.

Mahmoud Darwish
was a beloved Palestinian poet.

Maria Josephine Barrios
Filipina poet and activist

Mariama Khan
writes poetry to champion the cause of the voiceless.

Marina Tsvetaeva
was a Russian poet and writer who candidly wrote about love and revolution.

Mattie Stepanek
is a hero to people of all ages around the world.

Maya Angelou
is a beloved female author and poet.

Mikhail Lomonosov
was an important Russian polymath in science and literature.

My Mother Read to Me
is a tribute to a mother's love of reading.

Naguib Mahfouz
was the first Arab to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Ntozake Shange
is the inventor of the choreopoem.

Ogden Nash
is a favorite American poet of light verse.

Pablo Neruda
is the most widely read Latin-American poet.

Paul Laurence Dunbar
was an African-American poet of the nineteenth century.

Phillis Wheatley
was the first distinguished African-American poet.

Plato
was a great thinker, philosopher, teacher and advocate for human rights.

Robert Lee Frost
was named 'the national bard.'

Robert Munsch
is a favorite Canadian writer and poet.

Robert Penn Warren
was the first Poet Laureate of the United States.

Saul Williams
is a Spoken Word Poet and Slam Champ.

Shel Silverstein
was a poet, playwright, lyricist and good friend.

Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz
couldn't live
without learning.

Theodor Seuss Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
is an acclaimed children's author and poet.

W.E.B. Dubois
was a leading 19th century writer and scholar.

William Shakespeare
wrote plays & poetry that continue to have a lasting effect on readers all over the world.

 


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