Wisława Szymborska (2, July 1923 – 1, February 2012) was a Nobel Prize winning poet. Translator, and essayist from Poland.
Gabriele D’Annunzio was a famous Italian poet, playwright and journalist. Mr. D’Annunzio was also a professional soldier, rising to the rank of General.
Wallace Stevens (2 October, 1879 – 2 August, 1955) was an American poet and an insurance executive.
Odysseas Elytis (2 November, 1911 – 18 March, 1996) was a Greek poet, Program Director of the Greek National Radio Foundation, and a 1979 Nobel Prize laureate.
Giosuè Carducci (27 July, 1835 – 16 February, 1907) was a Nobel Prize winning Italian poet and author born in a small town in Tuscany, Italy
During World War II Mr. Brecht wrote for the Exilliteratur, an anti-Nazi movement of authors expressing opposition to the National Socialist and Fascist regimes
Gwendolyn Brooks (7 June, 1917 – 3 December, 2000) was an award winning American poet. Ms. Brooks would have been 96 years old today.