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Jim Morrison Report Abuse
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Vladimir Mayakovsky Report Abuse
Russian avant-garde poet, playwright and designer
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Pablo Neruda Report Abuse
Neruda's "Twenty Love Songs and a Song of Despair"has sold 8 million copies and his work has been translated into more then 80 languages.His erotic and lyrical work won him the Nobel prize and made Marquez declare him the greatest poet of the twentieth century.
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John Lennon Report Abuse
1940-1980 A very famous song writer who used poetry to write songs.
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Dylan Thomas Report Abuse
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Ted Hughes Report Abuse
Great poet of the 20th century.
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William Carlos Williams Report Abuse
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Maya Angelou Report Abuse
One of the most famous 20th Century poets.
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w b yeats Report Abuse
intelligence of feeling over intelligence of reason
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C.J. Heck Report Abuse
Her work is primarily for children, (website: Barking Spiders Poetry for Children). Her more adult work is on Author's Den, PoemHunter. Do a search on her name for more sites to read her work.
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Brenda Williams Report Abuse
Brenda Williams "Collected Poems"(Sixties Press 2009)is the summation of 27 years work.From a working class background in Leeds and with little formal education apart from a year's study of Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University,she has established herself as Britain's leading protest poet.She received the accolade of a full page profile in "The Times Higher Educational Supplement"and during the same year her work was widely featured in the national press.Her work is lyrical,passionate and resonates with empathy for the lost and dispossessed.Jeremy Reed and the late James Kirkup have singled her work out for especial praise and can be seen in its entirety at www.brendawilliams.co.uk.Her work in neither genre nor gender specific but has affiliations with the High Modernism of Eliot and Pound and with the Confessional poetry of Lowell and Plath.
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Fernando Pessoa Report Abuse
He introduced a new way to see modern art, having been copied by many other later poets of the 20th century... Very underrated in the international community.
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W.S. Merwin Report Abuse
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Merwin's translations of Neruda are about the best available.
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Thomas Lux Report Abuse
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Jack Kerouac Report Abuse
1922-1969, 20th century poet.
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Thom Gunn Report Abuse
1929-2004, 20th century poet.
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Robert Bly Report Abuse
Famous 20th century poet.
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T.S Eliot Report Abuse
HE IS THE REASON WHY THEIRS POETRY.
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George Barker Report Abuse
Barker was probably the greatest poet writing in the uk from the thirties until his death in 1979.His poetry was always undervalued and lay in the shadow of the thirties poets-"Macspaunday"and then in the forties 0f Dylan Thomas,inthe fifties ofthe Group,the Movement,the Martiansdand the so called New Poets,almost all indescribably awful.Barker was the only English poet who was truly a Surrealist in the grand style of French poetry,his work is rhapsodic and elegaic,Muse poetry sang pur,burning and bursting with Blakean vision,Romantic ardour and a truly Shakespearian insightfulness into what it means to be truly human.It is an outstanding disgrace that not a single academic study has been devoted to Barker.He is a poet in the grand style of Rimbaud and Claudel,reading his work is like waling through a fire storm and emerging re-born.Anthony Astbury's Greville Press has done wonders for Barker's work-why Faber have let his Collected poems remain out of print for decades is simply disgraceful.
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John Horder Report Abuse
In "A Sense of Being"Horder describes how "something vital has been permanently destroyed in the orphan self-murder of the touch deprived baby/infant"
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Jeremy Reed Report Abuse
The brightest star in the current literary firmament.Reed's reputation is built on decades of poems of the highest quality published in magazines,pamphlets and books from a wide range of publishers.J G Ballard ranked him rightly as a poet whose work is unique and amonst other poets his reputation is second to none.Reed's King Penguin was published a quarter of a century ago and a collected poems is long overdue.
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Martin Bell Report Abuse
The most gifted of "The Group",his translation of Nerval's "El Deschidado" is unequalled.
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Jacques Reda Report Abuse
The greatest post-war French poet whose work is virtually unknown outside France.A bi-lingual collected poems is desperately needed.
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James Simmons Report Abuse
An Anglo-Irish poet of Heaney's generation whose outspoken attacks on -amongst others-very minor poets like Michael Longley-ensured his dismissal when even the most cursory readind of his work shows his superb talent,his humour and warmth.
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Dom Moraes Report Abuse
A brilliant Anglo-Indian poet much celebrated in his youth but subsequently ignored.His work is marked by poignancy and lyrical grace
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Thomas Blackburn Report Abuse
Blackburn's tormented life is reflected in his powerful rhythmic incantatory verse.Although Carcanet have produced a Selected Poems his magnificent poetry has been almost totally ignored by anthologists.His main influences wre Yeats and Jung but his work is absolutely individual and deserves a full length critical study."The Three Of Us" by his daughter Julia Blackburn provides an insightful portrait of her father.
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Barry Tebb Report Abuse
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It is immensely kind of Brenda Kaye to add me to her list.I feel i must state that this lady is not known to me and I do not deserve communications alleging that I have somehow enginnered Ms Kaye's choice.
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Barry Tebb is the UK's greatest poet,better known in the USA than here,where his entire work is available on famous poemsand poets.com.His lyrical novel of working class Leeds in the 40's-"Pitfall Street"outsoars Waterhouse's "Billy Liar".He has edited four major antholgies,edited books on mental health,founded Sixties Press ,adited and translated French poetry and campaigned cesaselessly for better mental health provisioning.All his books are available on Amazon and he has indicated his willingness to stannd for the Oxford Chair of Poetry.His website www.barrytebb.co.uk is well worth visiting.
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Rabindranath Tagore. Report Abuse
Rabindranath Tagore is perhaps the greatest playwright,poet and polymath to have ever lived.
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Jibanananda Das. Report Abuse
Das wrote passionate, personal, non dogmatic poetry that deserves to be translated into English and other languages. Das is the tragic example of great poetry being neglected in oblivion merely due to lack of translations.
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Buddhadhev Bose. Report Abuse
Bose is an outstanding poet and novelist.
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