Poet Biographies

Dive into the world of poetry with our extensive collection of poet biographies. Get an in-depth look at poets’ personal and creative lives throughout history, from classic writers to contemporary voices.

Biography of J.R.R. Tolkien

J.R.R. Tolkien is remembered today for his groundbreaking, beloved trilogy, The Lord of the Rings, and the related short novel The Hobbit. Throughout

Biography of Henry Vaughan

Henry Vaughan is remembered today as an accomplished lyrical and religious poet. His work has become more celebrated since his

Biography of Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Brooks was the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize, which she won for Annie Allen in 1950. She also

Biography of George Herbert

George Herbert was a very religious man whose poetry was not appreciated until long after his death. His best-known poems,

Biography of Ezra Pound

Ezra Pound is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the modernist era. He is credited with the

The Unique Life of Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson was an American poet of famously reclusive habits, publishing only a few of her poems during her lifetime. Her work, filled with mystery and depth, continues to baffle and enchant readers today.

Biography of Emily Brontë

Emily Brontë is best remembered for her masterpiece, Wuthering Heights. But, she was also a skilled poet. Along with her two

Biography of Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas ranks alongside Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen, Robert Graves, and Rupert Brooke as one of the best poets of

Biography of Edgar Lee Masters

Edgar Lee Masters is remembered for his extraordinary volume Spoon River Anthology. His 246 poems which make up the collection were

Biography of Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas was born in October of 1914 in Swansea, Wales. He is best remembered for his poetry but he

Biography of Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy is considered to be one of the most significant contemporary British writers. Her work is enjoyed by

Biography of Billy Collins

Billy Collins is considered to be one of the most popular poets in America. Questions about Angels, published in the early

Biography of Audre Lorde

Audre Lorde is remembered today as one of the most important writers of the Equal Rights and LGBTQI movements. She

Biography of Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton is remembered today as a leader of the “confessional” poetry movement alongside other voices such as Sylvia Plath.

Biography of Anne Bradstreet

Anne Bradstreet is remembered as the first published writer in England’s North American Colonies. She is also the first Puritan

Biography of Alan Alexander Milne

A.A. Milne was a well-loved children’s author who is best known for his Winnie-the-Pooh books and related poems. Before he began

Biography of Adrienne Rich

Adrienne Rich is one of the most influential feminist writers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Her collections of poems

Biography of Wallace Stevens 

Wallace Stevens was born in Reading, Pennsylvania in October of 1879. His family was Lutheran and had originally settled in

Biography of Roald Dahl 

Roald Dahl was born in Llandaff, Cardiff, Wales in September of 1916. His parents were Norwegian and had emigrated from

Biography of Edgar Guest 

Edgar Guest was born in August of 1881 in Birmingham, England. When he was only ten years old his family

Biography of Thomas Traherne 

Thomas Traherne was born in Hereford, England sometime between 1636 and 1638. Records state that Traherne was either the son