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Fiction Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web  

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List Rules This list includes authors from different historical periods, including the present, who have strong reputations for prose writings like essays and novels and for poetry. They are also often quoted or referenced on the Internet.

One of the cool things about the first "51 Authors and Poets Frequently Mentioned on the Web" list is that it was based on objective exact Google search results for the phrase "Author Poet". But it looks like most of the African-American authors who were in the original top 10 were voted out of it and it's hard to tell if it just happened that way or if it was systematic targeting. However it happened, it seems important to preserve the original non-biased order for future reference so it's getting placed here. Aside from the race thing, a lot of the ones voted down are part of contemporary deals and write about the times we live in. Since this isn't a greatest pen-pushers of all time list it's a good thing to check out a list of wordsmiths from different periods of history.

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Maya Angelou is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Maya Angelou Died at 86 (1928-2014)

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Edgar Allan Poe Died at 40 (1809-1849)

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William Shakespeare is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
William Shakespeare Died at 52 (1564-1616)

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James Baldwin Died at 63 (1924-1987)

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Aberjhani is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Aberjhani age 60

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Henry David Thoreau is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Henry David Thoreau Died at 45 (1817-1862)

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Langston Hughes Died at 65 (1902-1967)

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William Wordsworth is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
William Wordsworth Died at 80 (1770-1850)

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Guy Johnson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Guy Johnson age 72

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Emily Dickinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Emily Dickinson Died at 56 (1830-1886)

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Walt Whitman Died at 73 (1819-1892)

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Ralph Waldo Emerson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Ralph Waldo Emerson Died at 79 (1803-1882)

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Alice Walker age 74

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Dante Alighieri is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Dante Alighieri Died at 56 (1265-1321)

The Best William Shakespeare Quotes

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Robert Frost Died at 89 (1874-1963)

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John Keats is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
John Keats Died at 26 (1795-1821)

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Rudyard Kipling is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Rudyard Kipling Died at 71 (1865-1936)

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Kim Addonizio age 63

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Oscar Wilde Died at 46 (1854-1900)

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William Blake is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
William Blake Died at 70 (1757-1827)

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Toni Morrison age 86

The Scariest Novels of All Time

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Died at 75 (1807-1882)

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Charlotte Brontë is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Charlotte Brontë Died at 39 (1816-1855)

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Javed Akhtar age 72

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Percy Bysshe Shelley is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Percy Bysshe Shelley Died at 30 (1792-1822)

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William Butler Yeats Died at 74 (1865-1939)

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James Joyce is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
James Joyce Died at 59 (1882-1941)

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John Ashbery age 90

Everything Game of Thrones Stole from Shakespeare

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Elizabeth Barrett Browning Died at 55 (1806-1861)

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C. S. Lewis is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
C. S. Lewis Died at 65 (1898-1963)

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Geoffrey Chaucer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Geoffrey Chaucer Died at 57 (1343-1400)

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W. H. Auden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
W. H. Auden Died at 66 (1907-1973)

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Amiri Baraka is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Amiri Baraka Died at 80 (1934-2014)

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John Agard age 68

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Died at 83 (1749-1832)

The Most Overrated Books of All Time

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Helen Adam is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Helen Adam Died at 84 (1909-1993)

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Allen Ginsberg Died at 71 (1926-1997)

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Wisława Szymborska Died at 89 (1923-2012)

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Ai (1947-2010)

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Gilbert Adair is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
Gilbert Adair Died at 67 (1944-2011)

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Jonathan Aaron is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web

The Best Words Invented by Shakespeare

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Jan Nisar Akhtar Died at 62 (1914-1976)

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Jack Kerouac Died at 47 (1922-1969)

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George Gordon Byron is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
George Gordon Byron Died at 36 (1788-1824)

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Audre Lorde Died at 58 (1934-1992)

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Gwendolyn Brooks Died at 83 (1917-2000)

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Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson Died at 83 (1809-1892)

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Diane Raptosh

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Anne Brontë Died at 29 (1820-1849)