Poets II

 

  • Simon Armitage (born 1963), British poet, playwright, and novelist
  • Richard Armour (1906–1989), American poet and author
  • Ernst Moritz Arndt (1769–1860), German patriotic author and poet
  • Bettina von Arnim (1785–1859), German writer, publisher, composer, singer and visual artist
  • Ludwig Achim von Arnim (1781–1831), German poet and novelist
  • Renée Ashley, American poet and novelist.
  • Anton Aškerc (1856–1912), Slovenian language poet and Roman Catholic priest
  • Margaret Atwood (born 1939), poet, novelist, essayist
  • W. H. Auden (1907–1973), Anglo-American poet, essayist
  • Joseph Auslander (1897–1965), American poet, anthologist, translator of poems, and novelist; US Poet Laureate, 1937–1941
  • Ausonius (c. 310 – 395), Latin poet and teacher of rhetoric at Burdigala (Bordeaux, France)
  • Joseph M. Bachelor (aka Joseph Morris; 1889–1947), American author, poet, editor and educator
  • Harivansh Rai Bachchan 20th century, Hindi poet
  • Ingeborg Bachmann (1926–1973), Austrian poet and author
  • Sutardji Calzoum Bachri (born 1941), Indonesian Poet
  • George Bacovia (1881–1957), Romanian poet
  • Krzysztof Kamil Baczyński (1921–1944), Polish poet and soldier
  • Mahnaz Badihian (aka Oba), Iranian-American poet
  • Julio Baghy (1891–1967), Hungarian actor and one of the leading authors of the Esperanto movement; wrote Esperanto poetry
  • Bai Juyi (772–846), Chinese poet of the Tang dynasty
  • Joanna Baillie (1762–1851), Scottish poet and dramatist
  • Vyt Bakaitis (born 1940), Lithuanian-American translator, editor, and poet
  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld (1743–1825), English poet, essayist, literary critic, editor, and children’s author
  • Porfirio Barba-Jacob (1883–1942), Colombian poet and writer
  • John Barbour (c. 1320 – 1395), Scottish poet and the first major named literary figure to write in Scots
  • Alexander Barclay (c. 1476 – 1552), English/Scottish poet.
  • George Barker (1913–1991), English poet and author
  • Les Barker (born 1947), English poet
  • Coleman Barks (born 1937), American poet
  • Mary Barnard (1909–2001), American poet, biographer and translator
  • Djuna Barnes (1892–1982), American writer
  • William Barnes (1801–1886), English writer, poet, minister, and philologist
  • Ellen Bass (born 1947), American poet
  • Arlo Bates (1850–1918), American author, poet, educator and newspaperman
  • David Bates (1809–1870), American poet
  • Joseph Bathanti (born 1953), American poet, writer, professor; North Carolina Poet Laureate
  • János Batsányi (1763–1845), Hungarian poet
  • Joshua Beckman, American poet
  • Matija Bećković (born 1939), Serbian writer and poet
  • Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer (1836–1870), Spanish post-romanticist writer of poetry and short stories
  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes (1803–1849), English poet, dramatist and physician
  • Patricia Beer (1919–1999), English poet and critic
  • Aphra Behn (1640–1689), English Restoration dramatist; one of first English professional female writers
  • Erin Belieu (born 1967), American poet
  • Marvin Bell (born 1937), American poet and teacher who was the first Poet Laureate of the State of Iowa
  • Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902–1981), African-American writer and poet
  • Jim Bennett (born 1951), Liverpool poet best known for his work during the era of punk.
  • Bo Bergman (1869–1967), Swedish writer, literary critic and member of the Swedish Academy
  • İlhan Berk (1918–2008), Turkish poet
  • Charles Bernstein, (born 1950), American poet, theorist, editor, and literary scholar; prominent Language poet
  • Béroul (12th century), Norman poet who wrote the episodic poem Tristan
  • Daniel Berrigan (born 1921), American Catholic priest, peace activist, and poet
  • Ted Berrigan (1934–1983), American poet
  • Ludovico Ariosto (1474–1533), Italian poet
  • Aristophanes (c. 446 – c. 386 BC), Greek dramatic poet
  • Rae Armantrout (born 1947), American Language poet