Famous Poets and Their Work
September 10th, 2011 by Aldouspi

Famous poets are well known poets from all around the world. These writers established themselves as a famous poet is some kind of way. Many famous poets have poems in books as well as in other places. These writers may also have books written on them. Below is a list of famous poets.

Jeton Kelmendi Albanian

Jeton Kelmendi is a famous writer from Peja, Kosova. He was born in 1978 in. His early education was done in Peja. Later on in his life he went to college and got a Bachelor's degree in Arts in Mass communication. He is last known to be attending the Free University of Brussels completing graduate studies. Some of his published work is "Beyond Silence", "Time when it was time", You arrived for the trace of wind" and "Fatherland pardon me". He also has a lot of work published in many different foreign languages. Jeton was in the War of Liberation of Kosovo.

Shel Silverstein

Shel Silverstein is a famous writer from Chicago. He was born on September 25, 1930 (died May 10, 1999). Shel Silverstein is also known as a playwright, illustrator, screenwriter, and songwriter. Some of his popular books are "The Giving Tree", "A Light in the Attic" and "Falling Up".

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Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe was a famous poet from Boston born January 19, 1809. He died on October 7, 1849. Besides being a poet and writer he was also an editor and literary critic. Some of his most popular poems at "The Bells", "The City in the Sea", "The Haunted Palace" and "A Dream Within a Dream". Some of the Tales he wrote were "The Black Cat", "The Facts in the Case of M. Valdemar", "The Oval Portrait" and The System of Doctor Tarr Professor Fether". Politian was the only play that Edgar Poe wrote. During Edgar Poe's childhood he was orphaned when his mom died then not to long after his dad left family. As a critic Edgar was known as a philosophical, discriminating and fearless critic.

E. E. Cummings

E. E. Cummings was a famous writer from Cambridge, Massachusetts born on October 14, 1894. He was also a playwright, essayist, author, and painter. He known work includes 2,900 poems, many paintings, four plays along with other work. He died on September 3, 1962. He some of the awards that he received are the Dial Award, Harriet Monroe Prize from Poetry magazine, Bollingen Prize in Poetry, Guggenheim Fellowship and the Boston Arts Festival Award.

Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes was a famous poet born on February 1, 1902 in New York City, New York. He died on May 22, 1967. Besides being a poet he was also a short story writer, columnist, novelist and playwright. Some of his poetry collections are Dear Lovely Death, One-Way Ticket, Selected Poems of Langston Hughes and The Panther and the Lash: Poems of Our Times.

For a person to become a famous poet they would have to become known by many people from there poetry in some kind of way. Some people gain popularity from winning poetry competitions and from publishing poetry books. Famous poet's biographies can be found on the internet and in poetry books.

You can find famous poets at UnitedWorldPoets.com.


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