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List of Famous Poets

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List of famous poets, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top poets in the world? This includes the most prominent poets, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable poets is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic poets were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned poets.

Items here include everything from Bob Dylan to Paul McCartney.

From reputable, prominent, and well known poets to the lesser known poets of today, these are some of the best professionals in the poet field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous poets ever?" and "What are the names of famous poets?" then you're in the right place. (1871 items)

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    Alicia Keys is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list List of Famous Poets
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    Alicia Augello Cook, known by the pseudonym Alicia Keys, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress. Keys released her debut album with J Records, having had previous record deals first with Columbia and then Arista Records. Keys' debut album, Songs in A Minor, was a commercial ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Hell's Kitchen, New York City, USA, New York
    • Profession: Record producer, Pianist, Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor
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    Elizabeth Taylor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list List of Famous Poets
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    Dame Elizabeth Rosemond "Liz" Taylor, DBE was a British-born American actress. From her early years as a child star with MGM, she became one of the great screen actresses of Hollywood's Golden Age. As one of the world's most famous film stars, Taylor was recognized for her acting ability and for her ...more

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    • Age: Died at 79 (1932-2011)
    • Birthplace: Hampstead Garden Suburb, United Kingdom
    • Profession: Film Producer, Actor
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    James Franco is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list List of Famous Poets
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    James Edward Franco is an American actor, filmmaker, and teacher. His first prominent acting role was the lead character Daniel Desario on the short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. He later played the title character in the TV biographical film James Dean, for which he won a Golden ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: USA, California, Palo Alto
    • Profession: Film Producer, Model, Screenwriter, Film Editor, Author, + more
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    Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list List of Famous Poets
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    Bob Dylan is an American singer-songwriter, artist, and writer. He has been influential in popular music and culture for more than five decades. Much of his most celebrated work dates from the 1960s when his songs chronicled social unrest, although Dylan repudiated suggestions from journalists that he ...more

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    • Age: age 74
    • Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Musician, + more
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    James Douglas "Jim" Morrison was an American singer, poet and songwriter best remembered as the lead vocalist of the Doors. Due to his songwriting, baritone voice, wild personality and performances, he is regarded by critics and fans as one of the most iconic and influential frontmen in rock music ...more

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    • Age: Died at 28 (1943-1971)
    • Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America
    • Profession: Film Score Composer, Poet, Songwriter, Musician, Screenwriter, + more
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    Jewel is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list List of Famous Poets
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    Jewel Kilcher, professionally known as Jewel, is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, producer, actress, and author/poet. She has received four Grammy Award nominations and, as of 2008, has sold over 27 million albums worldwide. Jewel's debut album, Pieces of You, released on February 28, 1995, ...more

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    • Age: age 41
    • Birthplace: Payson, Utah, United States of America
    • Profession: Record producer, Poet, Guitarist, Singer-songwriter, Actor, + more
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    Jeff Hardy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list List of Famous Poets
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    Jeffrey Nero "Jeff" Hardy is an American professional wrestler, singer-songwriter, painter and musician who is currently signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling, He is also known for his time with World Wrestling Federation/Entertainment. Before gaining prominence in WWE, Hardy performed for the ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Cameron, USA, North Carolina
    • Profession: Painter, Poet, Wrestler, Musician, Singer-songwriter
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    Edgar Allan Poe is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list List of Famous Poets
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    Edgar Allan Poe was an American author, poet, editor, and literary critic, considered part of the American Romantic Movement. Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story, and is generally considered the inventor of the ...more

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    • Age: Died at 40 (1809-1849)
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    • Profession: Magazine editor, Poet, Literary critic, Novelist, Author, + more
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