Explore the Best Poets

Discover different poets, from the past and present, in our series dedicated to picking out the best poets for different categories, genre and topics, chosen by our team of poetry experts.

10 of the Best 20th Century American Poets 

The poets on this list range in style, background, and the social, personal, and cultural contexts from which they drew inspiration. But, they all made an undeniable impact on 20th century American poetry.

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