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List of famous male poets, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest male poets list contains the most prominent and top males known for being poets. There are thousand of males working as poets in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic poets have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a male aspiring to be a poet then the people below should give you inspiration.

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While this isn't a list of all male poets, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous male poets?" and "Who are the best male poets?"
James Franco is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Male 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 Globe Award. He played Harry Osborn in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man trilogy. He is also known for his roles in the films Flyboys, Pineapple Express, Milk, 127 Hours, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Oz the Great and Powerful, Spring Breakers, This Is the End and The Interview. He had a recurring role in the ABC soap opera General Hospital. For his role in 127 Hours, Franco was nominated for an Academy ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 37

Birthplace: Palo Alto, California, USA

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Paul McCartney is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Male Poets
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Sir James Paul McCartney MBE is an English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer. With John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, he gained worldwide fame as a member of the Beatles, one of the most popular and influential groups in the history of pop music; his songwriting partnership with Lennon is one of the most celebrated of the 20th century. After the band's break-up, he pursued a solo career and formed Wings with his first wife, Linda, and Denny Laine. McCartney has been recognised as one of the most successful composers and performers of all time, with 60 gold discs and sales of over 100 million albums and 100 million singles of his work with the Beatles and as a ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 75

Birthplace: United Kingdom

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Bob Dylan is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Male 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 was a spokesman for his generation. Nevertheless, early songs such as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "The Times They Are a-Changin'" became anthems for the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Leaving his initial base in the American folk music revival, Dylan's six-minute single "Like a Rolling Stone" altered the range of popular music in 1965. His mid-1960s recordings, backed by rock ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 74

Birthplace: Duluth, Minnesota, USA

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Jim Morrison is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Male Poets
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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 history, and, due to the dramatic tinges surrounding his life and death, in the latter part of 20th century he was one of popular culture's most rebellious and oft-displayed icons, representing generational gap and youth counterculture. He was also well known for improvising spoken word poetry passages while the band played live. Morrison was ranked number 47 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 28 (1943-1971)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Florida, United States of America

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