January 19, 1809
Edgar Allan Poe was a famous American writer, poet, editor and literary critic known for his tales of mystery and Romanticism.
April 4, 1928
Maya Angelou was a renowned American author, poet and civil rights activist whose works spanned 50 years.
May 31, 1819
Walter Whitman Jr. was an influential American poet, essayist and journalist who bridged transcendentalism and realism through his works, earning him the title of father of free verse.
October 4, 1992
Rupi Kaur is a globally renowned poet, illustrator, photographer and author from India who rose to fame on Instagram, with her three collections of poetry.
October 14, 1894
EE Cummings was a renowned American poet, painter and playwright, known for his innovative use of words and unconventional punctuation.
October 31, 1795
John Keats was a second-generation Romantic poet who died at 25. After his death, his fame grew quickly due to his now iconic poems.
November 18, 1939
Margaret Eleanor Atwood CC OOnt CH FRSC FRSL is a Canadian poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist, teacher, environmental activist, and inventor.
December 10, 1830
Emily Dickinson was an American poet from Amherst, Massachusetts who is now renowned for her significant contribution to American poetry.