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Poetry is a window onto the breathtaking diversity of humanity_ Irina Bokova

In commemoration  of  the annual World Poetry Day which takes place on every 21st day of March, let’s take the time to honour some of the world’s famous poets.

 

10 world famous poets 

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Maya Angelou

African American

Author,Poet, Memoirist, Dancer, Civil rights activist

(April 4 1928- May 28 2014)

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Mark Twain

American 

Writer, humorist, entrepreneur, lecturer, publisher

(November 30 1835 – April 21  1910)

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Plath Sylvia

American

Poet, novelist, short story writer, essayist

(October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963)

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Lewis Carroll

British

Writer, mathematician, Anglican cleric, photographer, artist

(27 January, 1832 – 14 January, 1898)

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Jane Austen

English

Writer, Novelist

(16 December, 1775 – 18 July, 1817)

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Edgar Allan Poe

American

Writer, editor, literary critic

(January 19, 1809 – October 7, 1849)

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Margaret Walker

American

Poet, Novelist

( July 7, 1915 – November 30, 1998)

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Thomas Hardy

English

Novelist, Poet and Short story writer

(2 June, 1840 – 11 January, 1928)

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Dickinson Emily

American

Poet

(December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886)

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Oscar Wilde

Irish

Author, poet, playwright

( 16 October, 1854 – 30 October, 1900)

Source: The Web

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