Martin Opitz was a German poet and literary theorist who was considered to be the greatest poet in the land during his lifetime.
Davíð Stefánsson (21 January, 1895 – 1 March, 1964), born in Fagriskógur, Eyjafjördur, was a well-known poet and novelist from Iceland.
Frank Marshall Davis was an African-American poet, as well as a journalist. Mr. Davis’ poet protested the racial inequality of the 1930s and 40s.
Guillermo Valencia (29 October, 1873 – 8 July, 1943), Born in Popayán, Colombia , was an poet, and translator from Colombia who also dabbled in politics.
George Meredith (12 February, 1828 – 18 May, 1909) was a poet and novelist living in Victorian England.
James Agee (27 September, 1909 – 16 May, 1955) was an award winning author, poet, screenwriter, film critic and journalist from Tennessee.
Wallace Stevens (2 October, 1879 – 2 August, 1955) was an American poet and an insurance executive.
I don’t know much about Poe’s life, besides the bullet points many people are familiar with. I thought the author did a good job re imagining his life, habits, and most of all motivations. I especially enjoyed the chapter in which Poe wrote his most famous poem “The Raven” and how it came to be.
George Herbert (3 April, 1593 – 1 March, 1633) was an English priest, orator, and poet. His poems are associated with the writings of metaphysical poets.
Ovid was a Roman poet who is ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, along with his contemporaries Horace and Virgil.