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Topic Pages - American Poets
Edgar Allan Poe
Poet and writer, born in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He was abandoned by his father when a baby and his mother died before he...
1874–1963, American poet, b. San Francisco. Perhaps the most popular and beloved of 20th-century American poets, Frost wrote of the character...
(Walter Whitman), 1819–92, American poet, b. West Hills, N.Y. Considered by many to be the greatest of all American poets, Walt Whitman...
1830–86, American poet, b. Amherst, Mass. She is widely considered one of the greatest poets in American literature. Her unique, gemlike lyrics...
1885–1972, American poet, critic, and translator, b. Hailey, Idaho, grad. Hamilton College, 1905, M.A. Univ. of Pennsylvania, 1906. An extremely...
Poet, writer, playwright, and librettist, born in Joplin, Missouri, USA. After publishing his first poem, ‘The Negro...
I am afraid of getting married. Spare me from cooking three meals a day – spare me from the relentless cage of routine...
I was tired of being a woman, tired of the spoons and the pots…I was tired of the gender of things. — Live or Die ...
(4/4/1928–) Poems, autobiographies, plays; news editor A native of St. Louis, Missouri, Maya Angelou is a prolific autobiographer, poet, and...