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Reading 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
Died at 86 (1928-2014)

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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
Died at 52 (1564-1616)

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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
age 61

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

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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
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
age 73

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

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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
Died at 79 (1803-1882)

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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
Died at 56 (1265-1321)

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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
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
Died at 71 (1865-1936)

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age 64

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Oscar Wilde is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
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
Died at 70 (1757-1827)

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age 87

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
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
Died at 39 (1816-1855)

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age 73

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

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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
Died at 59 (1882-1941)

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age 91

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Original List 51 Author-Poets Frequently Mentioned on Web
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
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
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
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
Died at 80 (1934-2014)

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age 69

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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
Died at 83 (1749-1832)

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

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Died at 71 (1926-1997)

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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
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

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Died at 62 (1914-1976)

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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
Died at 36 (1788-1824)

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Died at 58 (1934-1992)

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Died at 83 (1917-2000)

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Died at 83 (1809-1892)

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Diane Raptosh

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Died at 29 (1820-1849)