Famous Poets from Poland

List of notable or famous poets from Poland, with bios and photos, including the top poets born in Poland and even some popular poets who immigrated to Poland. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Polish 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 Poland is included when available.

List features people like Czesław Miłosz, Antoni Lange and more!

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

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  • Adam Mickiewicz
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    Adam Bernard Mickiewicz ([mit͡sˈkʲɛvit͡ʂ] (listen); 24 December 1798 – 26 November 1855) was a Polish poet, dramatist, essayist, publicist, translator, professor of Slavic literature, and political activist. He is regarded as national poet in Poland, Lithuania and Belarus. A principal figure in Polish Romanticism, he is counted as one of Poland's "Three Bards" ("Trzej Wieszcze") and is widely regarded as Poland's greatest poet. He is also considered one of the greatest Slavic and European poets and has been dubbed a "Slavic bard". A leading Romantic dramatist, he has been compared in Poland and Europe to Byron and Goethe.He is known chiefly for the poetic drama Dziady (Forefathers' Eve) ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 56 (1798-1855)
    • Birthplace: Zavosse
  • Adam Zagajewski
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    Adam Zagajewski (born 21 June 1945 in Lwów) is a Polish poet, novelist, translator and essayist. He was awarded the 2004 Neustadt International Prize for Literature, the 2016 Griffin Poetry Prize Lifetime Recognition Award and the 2017 Princess of Asturias Award for Literature. He is considered as one of the leading poets of the Generation of ‘68’ or the Polish New Wave (Polish: Nowa fala) and is one of Poland’s most prominent contemporary poets.
    • Age: 77
    • Birthplace: Lviv, Ukraine
  • Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski
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    Not to be mistaken for Andrzej Kijowski, his father.Andrzej Tadeusz Kijowski (born 15 July 1954, Kraków) is a Polish aesthetician, theatre critic, literary critic, poet and publicist. Son of the writer Andrzej Kijowski. From 1976 to 1989 participated in the democratic opposition. Cooperated with KOR (Workers' Defence Committee) and NOWa (Independent Printing House).From 1990 to 1994 helped to create the new self-government. He worked at Nowa Telewizja and TV Polonia 1 in Warsaw from 1992 to 1995, where he made over 250 television programmes. Author of the Garden Theatre Competition and the Frascati Gardens arts festival. Member of the Polish Writers’ Association, the Polish Journalists’ ...more
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Kraków, Poland
  • Antoni Lange
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    Antoni Lange (1863 – 17 March 1929) was a Polish poet, philosopher, polyglot (15 languages), writer, novelist, science-writer, reporter and translator. A representative of Polish Parnassianism and symbolism, he is also regarded as belonging to the Decadent movement. He was an expert on Romanticism, French literature and a popularizer of Eastern cultures. His novel Miranda is known in some circles. He translated English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Spanish, Indian, American, Serbian, Egyptian and Oriental writers into Polish and Polish poets into French and English. He was also one of the most original poets of the Young Poland movement. His work is often compared to Stéphane Mallarmé and ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 66 (1862-1929)
    • Birthplace: Warsaw, Second Polish Republic
  • Antoni Malczewski
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    Antoni Malczewski (3 June 1793 – 2 May 1826) was a Polish romantic poet, known for his only work, "a narrative poem of dire pessimism", Maria (1825). At the times, prominent and scandalizing was his autodestructive romance with a married woman, Zofia Rucińska, who had a mental illness.
    • Age: Dec. at 32 (1793-1826)
    • Birthplace: Volhynia
  • Apollo Korzeniowski
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    Apollo Korzeniowski (21 February 1820 – 23 May 1869) was a Polish poet, playwright, translator, clandestine political activist, and father of Polish-English novelist Joseph Conrad.
    • Age: Dec. at 49 (1820-1869)
    • Birthplace: Russian Empire