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List of notable or famous poets from Israel, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Israel and even some popular poets who immigrated to Israel. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Israeli poets then this list is the perfect resource for you. These poets are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known poet from Israel is included when available.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different people, including Mahmoud Darwish and Mordechai Geldman.

This historic poets from Israel list can help answer the questions "Who are some Israeli poets of note?" and "Who are the most famous poets from Israel?" These prominent poets of Israel may or may not be currently alive, but what they all have in common is that they're all respected Israeli poets.

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Abraham Sutzkever is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Poets from Israel
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Abraham Sutzkever was an acclaimed Yiddish poet. The New York Times wrote that Sutzkever was "the greatest poet of the Holocaust." ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 97 (1913-2010)

Birthplace: Smarhon’, Belarus

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Chajim N. Bialik is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Poets from Israel
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Chajim N. Bialik is a poet. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 61 (1873-1934)

Birthplace: Ukraine, Zhytomyr Oblast, Eurasia, Zhytomyr

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Haim Gouri is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Poets from Israel
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Haim Gouri is an Israeli poet, novelist, journalist, and documentary filmmaker. ...more on Wikipedia

Age: 94

Birthplace: Tel Aviv, Israel

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Mahmoud Darwish is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Poets from Israel
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Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who won numerous awards for his literary output and was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. In his work, Palestine became a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile. He has been described as incarnating and reflecting "the tradition of the political poet in Islam, the man of action whose action is poetry". ...more on Wikipedia

Age: Dec. at 67 (1941-2008)

Birthplace: Al-Birwa, Israel

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