The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

Editors: Hamilton, Ian and Noel-Tod, Jeremy
Publication Year: 2014
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Inc.

Price: Core Collection Only
ISBN: 978-0-19-964025-6
Category: Language & Literature - Literature
Book Status: Available
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Hundreds of detailed entries provide coverage on modern poets writing in English.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction to the Second Edition
  • Introduction to the First Edition
  • Selection of Anthologies
  • Key to Contributors
  • Companion to Modern Poetry
  • A
  • Abercrombie, Lascelles (1881–1938)
  • Abrahams, Lionel (1928–2004)
  • Abse, Dannie (Daniel) (1923–)
  • Achebe, Chinua (1930–2013)
  • Ackerman, Diane (1948–)
  • Acorn, Milton (1923–86)
  • Adams, Léonie (1899–1988)
  • Adamson, Robert (1943–)
  • Adcock, Fleur (1934–)
  • Adnan, Etel (1925–)
  • Afrika, Tatamkhulu (1920–2002)
  • Agard, John (1949–)
  • Agbabi, Patience (1965–)
  • Agrarianism
  • Ai (1947–2010)
  • Aidoo, Ama Ata (1942–)
  • Aiken, Conrad (Potter) (1889–1973)
  • Aldington, Richard (christened Edward Godfree Aldington) (1892–1962)
  • Alexander, Elizabeth (1962–)
  • Alexander, Meena (1951–)
  • Alexie, Sherman (1966–)
  • Ali, Agha Shahid (1949–2001)
  • Allen, Dick (1939–)
  • Allen, Fergus (1921–)
  • Allison, Drummond (1921–43)
  • Allnutt, Gillian (1949–)
  • Allott, Kenneth (1912–73)
  • Alurista (1947–)
  • Alvarez, A. (Alfred) (1929–)
  • Alvi, Moniza (1954–)
  • Amis, Kingsley (1922–95)
  • Ammons, A. R. (Archie Randolph) (1926–2001)
  • Anderson, Ethel (1883–1958)
  • Anderson, John (1948–97)
  • Anderson, Jon (Victor) (1940–2007)
  • Anderson, Patrick (John McAlister) (1915–79)
  • Andrews, Bruce (1948–)
  • Angelou, Maya (1928–)
  • Angira, Jared (1947–)
  • Ansen, Alan (1922–2006)
  • Antin, David (1932–)
  • Anyidoho, Kofi (1947–)
  • Arasanayagam, Jean Solomons (1934–)
  • Armantrout, Rae (1947–)
  • Armitage, Simon (1963–)
  • Arrowsmith, William (1924–92)
  • Ash, John (1948–)
  • Ashbery, John (1927–)
  • Atkins, Tim (1962–)
  • Atwood, Margaret (Eleanor) (1939–)
  • Auden, W. H. (Wystan Hugh) (1907–73)
  • Avison, Margaret (1918–2007)
  • Awoonor, Kofi (1935–) (formerly George Awoonor-Williams)
  • B
  • Babstock, Ken (1970–)
  • Baca, Jimmy Santiago (1952–)
  • Bailey, Alfred Goldsworthy (1905–97)
  • Baker, Howard (1905–90)
  • Bang, Mary Jo (1946–)
  • Banning, Lex (Arthur Alexander Banning) (1921–65)
  • Baraka, Amiri Imamu (1934–)
  • Barbour, Douglas (1940–)
  • Barker, George (1913–91)
  • Baugh, Edward (1936–)
  • Baxter, James K. (1926–72)
  • Beat Generation
  • Beaver, (Victor) Bruce (1928–2004)
  • Beckett, Samuel (Barclay) (1906–89)
  • Beer, Patricia (1924–99)
  • Belitt, Ben (1911–2003)
  • Bell, Martin (1918–78)
  • Bell, Marvin (Hartley) (1937–)
  • Bellerby, Frances (1899–1977)
  • Belloc, Hilaire (Pierre René) (1870–1953)
  • Bennett, Louise (1919–2006)
  • Bentley, E. C. (Edward Clerihew) (1875–1956)
  • Berg, Stephen (1934–)
  • Bergvall, Caroline (1962–)
  • Berkson, Bill (William Craig) (1939–)
  • Bernstein, Charles (1950–)
  • Berold, Robert (1948–)
  • Berrigan, Daniel (J.) (1921–)
  • Berrigan, Ted (Edmund Joseph Michael Berrigan) (1934–83)
  • Berry, Francis (1915–2006)
  • Berry, James (1924–)
  • Berry, Wendell (1934–)
  • Berryman, John (1914–72)
  • Berssenbrugge, Mei-Mei (1947–)
  • Bethell, (Mary) Ursula (1874–1945)
  • Betjeman, Sir John (1906–84)
  • Beveridge, Judith (1956–)
  • Bhatt, Sujata (1956–)
  • Bidart, Frank (1939–)
  • Bila, Vonani (1972–)
  • Binyon, (Robert) Laurence (1869–1943)
  • Birney, (Alfred) Earle (1904–95)
  • Bishop, Elizabeth (1911–79)
  • bissett, bill (William Frederick Bissett) (1939–)
  • Black Arts Movement
  • Blackburn, Paul (1926–71)
  • Black Mountain Poets, The
  • Blackmur, R. P. (Richard Palmer) (1904–65)
  • Bland, Peter (1934)
  • Blaser, Robin (1925–2009)
  • Blessing, Richard (1939–83)
  • Bletsoe, Elizabeth (1960–)
  • Blight, John (1913–95)
  • Blumenthal, Michael (1949–)
  • Blunden, Edmund (Charles) (1896–1974)
  • Bly, Robert (1926–)
  • Boey, Kim Cheng (1965–)
  • Bogan, Louise (1897–1970)
  • Bök, Christian (1966–)
  • Boland, Eavan (Aisling) (1944–)
  • Bonney, Sean (1969–)
  • Booth, Philip (1925–2007)
  • Bornholdt, Jenny (1960–)
  • Borson, Roo (1952–)
  • Boruch, Marianne (1950–)
  • Bottoms, David (1949–)
  • Bottrall, Ronald (Francis James) (1906–89)
  • Bowering, George (Henry) (1935–)
  • Bowering, Marilyn (1949–)
  • Bowers, Edgar (1924–2000)
  • Boyle, Charles (1951–)
  • Brackenbury, Alison (1953–)
  • Brady, Andrea (1974–)
  • Brand, Dionne (1953–)
  • Brandt, Di (1952–)
  • Brasch, Charles (1909–73)
  • Brathwaite, E. K. (Edward Kamau) (1930–)
  • Braun, Richard Emil (1934–)
  • Breeze, Jean ‘Binta’ (1957–)
  • Brennan, Christopher (1870–1932)
  • Brew, (O. H.) Kwesi (1928–2007)
  • Brewster, Elizabeth (1922–)
  • Bridges, Robert (1844–1930)
  • Bringhurst, Robert (1946–)
  • Brissenden, R. F. (Robert Francis) (1928–91)
  • Brock, Edwin (1927–97)
  • Brock-Broido, Lucie (1956–)
  • Brodsky, Joseph (1940–96)
  • Bronk, William (1918–99)
  • Brooke, Rupert (Chawner) (1887–1915)
  • Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917–2000)
  • Brown, George Mackay (1921–96)
  • Brown, James (1966–)
  • Brown, Pam(ela) (1948–)
  • Brown, Sterling A. (1901–89)
  • Brown, Wayne (Vincent) (1944–2009)
  • Browne, Michael Dennis (1940–)
  • Brownjohn, Alan (1931–)
  • Brutus, Dennis (1924–2009)
  • Bryce, Colette (1970–)
  • Buckley, Vincent (1925–88)
  • Buckmaster, Charles (1950–72)
  • Bukowski, Charles (1920–94)
  • Bunting, Basil (1900–85)
  • Burke, Kenneth (1897–1993)
  • burns, joanne (1945–)
  • Burnshaw, Stanley (1906–2005)
  • Burnside, John (1955–)
  • Butler, Guy (1918–2001)
  • Butlin, Ron (1949–)
  • Bynner, Witter (1881–1968)
  • C
  • Caddy, Caroline (1944–)
  • Cage, John (1912–92)
  • Cambridge School, The
  • Cave Canem
  • Cameron, (John) Norman (1905–53)
  • Campbell, Alistair (Te Ariki) (1925–2009)
  • Campbell, David (1915–79)
  • Campbell, George (1916–2002)
  • Campbell, (Ignatius) Roy(ston) (Dunnachie) (1902–57)
  • Capildeo, Vahni (1973–)
  • Carruth, Hayden (1921–2008)
  • Carson, Anne (1950–)
  • Carson, Ciaran (1948–)
  • Carter, Martin (Wylde) (1927–97)
  • Carver, Raymond (1939–88)
  • Cassity, Turner (1929–2009)
  • Catalano, Gary (1947–2002)
  • Catling, Brian (1948–)
  • Causley, Charles (1917–2003)
  • Ceravalo, Joseph (1934–88)
  • Cervantes, Lorna Dee (1954–)
  • Challis, Gordon (1932–)
  • Chappell, Fred (1936–)
  • Charles, Faustin (1944–)
  • Charman, Janet (1956–)
  • cheek, cris (1955–)
  • Cheney-Coker, Syl (1945–)
  • Chesterton, G. K. (Gilbert Keith) (1874–1936)
  • Chiasson, Dan (1971–)
  • Chimombo, Steve (1945–)
  • Chin, Marilyn (Mei Ling) (1955–)
  • Chingono, Julius Sekai (1946–2011)
  • Chipasula, Frank Mkalawile (1949–)
  • Chitre, Dilip Purushottam (1938–2009)
  • Christopher, Nicholas (1951–)
  • Chuilleanáin, Eiléan Ní (1942–)
  • Clampitt, Amy (1920–94)
  • Clanchy, Kate (1965–)
  • Clark, Thomas A. (1944–)
  • Clark, Tom (Thomas Willard Clark) (1941–)
  • Clark Bekederemo, J. P. (John Pepper) (1935–)
  • Clarke, Austin (1896–1974)
  • Clarke, George Elliott (1960–)
  • Clarke, Gillian (1937–)
  • Clarke, John Cooper (1949–)
  • Clemo, Jack (Reginald John Clemo) (1916–94)
  • Clifton, Lucille (1936–2010)
  • Clouts, Sydney David (1926–82)
  • Cobbing, Bob (1920–2002)
  • Cochrane, Geoff (1951–)
  • Coffey, Brian (1905–95)
  • Cohen, Leonard (1934–)
  • Cole, Henri (1956–)
  • Colebatch, Hal Gibson Pateshall (1945–)
  • Coles, Don (1928–)
  • Collins, Billy (William) (1941–)
  • Collis, Stephen (1965–)
  • Coloquhon, Glenn (1964–)
  • Colum, Padraic (1881–1972)
  • Conceptualism
  • Confessional Poetry
  • Conn, Stewart (1936–)
  • Connolly, Kevin (1962–)
  • Connor, Tony (John Anthony Augustus) (1930–)
  • Conquest, (George) Robert (Ackworth) (1917–)
  • Constantine, David (1944–)
  • Coolidge, Clark (1939–)
  • Cooper, Jane (1924–2007)
  • Cope, Wendy (1945–)
  • Corless-Smith, Martin (1965–)
  • Corman, Cid (Sidney Corman) (1924–2004)
  • Corn, Alfred (1943–)
  • Cornford, Frances (née Darwin) (1886–1960)
  • Cornford, (Rupert) John (1915–36)
  • Corso, (Nunzio) Gregory (1930–2001)
  • Coulette, Henri (Anthony) (1927–88)
  • Cowley, Malcolm (1898–1989)
  • Crane, (Harold) Hart (1899–1932)
  • Crapsey, Adelaide (1878–1914)
  • Crase, Douglas (1944–)
  • Crawford, Robert (1959–)
  • Creeley, Robert (White) (1926–2005)
  • Croggon, Alison (1962–)
  • Cronin, Jeremy (1949–)
  • Cronin, M. T. C. (Margie) (1963–)
  • Crozier, Andrew (1943–2008)
  • Crozier, Lorna (1948–)
  • Cruz, Victor Hernandez (1949–)
  • Cullen, Countee (1903–46)
  • Cullinan, Patrick (1932–2011)
  • Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin) (1894–1962)
  • Cunningham, J. V. (James Vincent) (1911–85)
  • Curnow, (Thomas) Allen (Munro) (1911–2001)
  • Curtis, Tony (1946–)
  • D
  • Dabydeen, Cyril (1945–)
  • Dabydeen, David (1955–)
  • D’Aguiar, Fred(erick) (1960–)
  • Dale, Peter (John) (1938–)
  • Dallas, Ruth (1919–2008)
  • Dangor, Achmat (1948–)
  • Daruwalla, Keki Nasserwanji (1937–)
  • Daryush, Elizabeth (1887–1977)
  • Das, Kamala (1934–2009)
  • Das, Mahadai (1954–2003)
  • Davey, Frank (land Wilmot) (1940–)
  • Davidson, Donald (Grady) (1893–1968)
  • Davie, Donald (1922–95)
  • Davies, Idris (1905–53)
  • Davies, Kevin (1958–)
  • Davies, W. H. (William Henry) (1871–1940)
  • Davis, Dick (1945–)
  • Davis, Jack (1917–2000)
  • Davison, Peter (1928–2004)
  • Dawe, (Donald) Bruce (1930–)
  • Dawes, Kwame (1962–)
  • Day, Jean (1954–)
  • Day, Sarah (1958–)
  • Day Lewis, C. (Cecil) (1904–72)
  • de Hoyos, Angela (1940–2009)
  • de Kok, Ingrid (1951–)
  • de la Mare, Walter (1873–1956)
  • Deane, John F. (1943–)
  • Deep Image
  • Delanty, Greg (1958–)
  • Denby, Edwin (1903–83)
  • Dennis, C. J. (Clarence James) (1876–1936)
  • Dennis, Carl (1939–)
  • Derksen, Jeff (1958–)
  • Derricotte, Toi (1941–)
  • de Silva, Alfreda (1920–2001)
  • de Souza, Eunice (1940–)
  • Desert Poets
  • Devlin, Denis (1908–59)
  • Dewdney, Christopher (1951–)
  • Dharker, Imtiaz (or Dharkar), (1954–)
  • Dickey, James (1923–97)
  • Dickey, William (Hobart) (1928–94)
  • Dickinson, Patric Thomas (1913–94)
  • Didsbury, Peter (1946–)
  • di Michele, Mary (1949–)
  • Dinh, Linh (1963–)
  • Di Piero, W. S. (1945–)
  • Dipoko, Mbella Sonne (1936–2009)
  • di Prima, Diane (1934–)
  • Disch, Tom (Thomas Michael Disch) (1940–2008)
  • Dixon, Isobel (1969–)
  • Dobson, Rosemary (de Brissac) (1920–2012)
  • Dobyns, Stephen J. (1941–)
  • Donaghy, Michael (1954–2004)
  • Doolittle, Hilda (H. D.) (1886–1961)
  • Dorn, Ed(ward) (1929–99)
  • Doty, Mark (1953–)
  • Douglas, Keith (1920–44)
  • Dove, Rita (1952–)
  • Dowling, Finuala (1962–)
  • Downie, Freda (1929–93)
  • Dransfield, Michael (1948–73)
  • Draycott, Jane (1954–)
  • Drinkwater, John (1882–1937)
  • Driver, C. J. (Charles Jonathan) (1939–)
  • Dub Poetry
  • Dubie, Norman (1945–)
  • Dudek, Louis (1918–2001)
  • Duffy, Carol Ann (1955–)
  • Dugan, Alan (1923–2003)
  • Duggan, Eileen (1894–1972)
  • Duggan, Laurie (1949–)
  • Duhig, Ian (1954–)
  • Duncan, Robert (1919–88)
  • Dunmore, Helen (1952–)
  • Dunn, Douglas (Eaglesham) (1942–)
  • Dunn, Stephen (1939–)
  • DuPlessis, Rachel Blau (1941–)
  • Durcan, Paul (1944–)
  • Durrell, Lawrence (1912–90)
  • Dutton, Geoffrey (Piers Henry) (1922–98)
  • Dyment, Clifford (1914–71)
  • E
  • Eady, Cornelius (1954–)
  • Eberhart, Richard (1904–2005)
  • Echeruo, Michael (1937–)
  • Edgar, Stephen (1951–)
  • Edmond, Lauris (1924–2000)
  • Edmond, Murray (1949–)
  • Edson, Russell (1935–)
  • Ee, Tiang Hong (1933–90)
  • Eggleton, David (1952–)
  • Eigner, Larry (1927–96)
  • Elder, Anne (1918–76)
  • Eliot, T. S. (Thomas Stearns) (1888–1965)
  • Elliot, Alistair (1932–)
  • Elmslie, Kenward (1929–)
  • Empson, William (1906–84)
  • Engle, Paul (1908–91)
  • Enright, D. J. (Dennis Joseph) (1920–2002)
  • Enslin, Theodore (1925–2011)
  • Eppel, John (1947–)
  • Eshleman, Clayton (1935–)
  • Espada, Martín (1957–)
  • Evaristo, Bernadine (1959–)
  • Everson, R. G. (Ronald Gilmour) (1903–92)
  • Everson, William (1912–94)
  • Ewart, Gavin (Buchanan) (1916–95)
  • Ezekiel, Nissim (1924–2004)
  • Ezenwa-Ohaeto (1958–2005)
  • F
  • Fahey, Diane (1945–)
  • Fainlight, Harry (1935–82)
  • Fainlight, Ruth (1931–)
  • Fairburn, Arthur Rex Dugard (A. R. D. Fairburn or Rex Fairburn) (1904–57)
  • Fallon, Padraic (1905–74)
  • Fanthorpe, U. A. (Ursula Askham) (1929–2009)
  • Farley, Paul (1965–)
  • Fearing, Kenneth (Flexner) (1902–61)
  • Feaver, Vicki (1943–)
  • Feinstein, Elaine (1930–)
  • Feldman, Irving (1928–)
  • Fenton, James (1949–)
  • Ferguson, Gus (1940–)
  • Ferlinghetti, Lawrence (Mendes-Monstanto) (1919–)
  • Fernando, Patrick (1931–83)
  • Ferry, David (1924–)
  • Field, Edward (1924–)
  • Figueroa, John Joseph Maria (1920– 99)
  • Finch, Annie (1956–)
  • Finch, Peter (1947–)
  • Finkel, Donald (1929–2008)
  • Finlay, Ian Hamilton (1925–2006)
  • Fisher, Allen (1944–)
  • Fisher, Roy (1930–)
  • FitzGerald, R. D. (Robert David) (1902–86)
  • Fitzgerald, Robert (Stuart) (1910–85)
  • Flecker, James Elroy (originally Herman Elroy Flecker) (1884–1915)
  • Fletcher, John Gould (1886–1950)
  • Flint, F. S. (Frank Stuart) (1885–1960)
  • Flynn, Leontia (1974–)
  • Fogarty, Lionel G. (Lionel George) (1958–)
  • Forbes, John (1950–98)
  • Forché, Carolyn (1950–)
  • Ford, Ford Madox (1873–1939)
  • Ford, Mark (1962–)
  • Ford, R. A. D. (Robert Arthur Douglass) (1915–1998)
  • Forrest-Thomson, Veronica (1947–75)
  • Foulcher, John (1952–)
  • Frame, Janet (1924–2004)
  • Francis, Matthew (1955–)
  • Francis, Robert (Churchill) (1901–87)
  • Fraser, Kathleen (1937–)
  • French, Anne (1956–)
  • Frost, Robert (1874–1963)
  • Fugitives, The,
  • Fuller, John (1937–)
  • Fuller, Roy (Broadbent) (1912–91)
  • Fuller, William (1953–)
  • Fulton, Alice (1952–)
  • G
  • Gallagher, Tess (1932–)
  • Gander, Forrest (1956–)
  • Gardner, Isabella (Stewart) (1915–81)
  • Garfitt, Roger (1944–)
  • Garioch, Robert (Sutherland) (1909–87)
  • Garlick, Raymond (1926–2011)
  • Garrett, George (1929–2008)
  • Garrigue, Jean (1912–72)
  • Gascoyne, David (Emery) (1916–2001)
  • Geddes, Gary (1940–)
  • Generation of ‘68
  • Georgian Poetry
  • Ghiselin, Brewster (1903–2001)
  • Ghose, Zulfikar (1935–)
  • Gilbert, Jack (1925– 2012)
  • Gilbert, Kevin J. (1933–93)
  • Gillies, Valerie (1948–)
  • Gilmore, Mary (Mary Jean Cameron) (1865–1962)
  • Ginsberg, Allen (1926–97)
  • Gioia, Dana (1950–)
  • Giovanni, Nikki (1943–)
  • Giscombe, C. S. (Cecil S.) (1950–)
  • Gizzi, Peter (1959–)
  • Glassco, John (Stinson) (1909–81)
  • Glover, Denis (1912–80)
  • Glück, Louise (1943–)
  • Gogarty, Oliver St John (1878–1957)
  • Goldbarth, Albert (1948–)
  • Goldsmith, Kenneth (1961–) Poet, artist, and critic,
  • Goldsworthy, Peter (1951–)
  • Gonzales, Rodolfo ‘Corky’ (1928–2005)
  • Goodby, John (1958–)
  • Goodison, Lorna (1947–)
  • Goodland, Giles (1964–)
  • Gooneratne, Yasmine (1935–)
  • Gould, Alan (1949–)
  • Graham, Jorie (1951–)
  • Graham, W. S. (William Sydney) (1918–86)
  • Grant, Jamie (1949–)
  • Graves, Robert (von Ranke) (1895–1985)
  • Gray, Sir Alexander (1882–1968)
  • Gray, John (1866–1934)
  • Gray, Robert (1945–)
  • Gray, Stephen (1941–)
  • Greacen, Robert (1920–2008)
  • Greenberg, Samuel (1893–1917)
  • Greenlaw, Lavinia (1962–)
  • Greger, Debora (1949–)
  • Gregg, Linda (1942–)
  • Gregor, Arthur (1923–)
  • Gregory, Horace (Victor) (1898–1982)
  • Greig, Andrew (1951–)
  • Grenier, Robert (1941–)
  • Grennan, Eamon (1941–)
  • Griffiths, Bill (1948–2007)
  • Griffiths, Jane (1970–)
  • Grigson, Geoffrey (1905–85)
  • Groarke, Vona (1964–)
  • Grosholz, Emily (1950–)
  • Gross, Philip (1952–)
  • Grossman, Allen (1932–)
  • Group, The
  • Guest, Barbara (1923–2006)
  • Gunn, Thom(son William) (1929–2004)
  • Gurney, Ivor (1890–1937)
  • Gustafson, Ralph (1909–95)
  • Guthrie, Ramon (1896–1973)
  • Gwala, Mafika Pascal (1946–)
  • Gwynn, R. S. (Robert Samuel) (1948–)
  • H
  • Hacker, Marilyn (1942–)
  • Hadas, Rachel (1948–)
  • Haines, John (Meade) (1924–2011)
  • Hall, Bernadette (1945–)
  • Hall, Donald (1928–)
  • Hall, J. C. (John Clive) (1920–2011)
  • Hall, Rodney (1935–)
  • Halpern, Daniel (1945–)
  • Hamburger, Michael (1924–2007)
  • Hamilton, George Rostrevor (1888–1967)
  • Hamilton, Ian (1938–2001)
  • Hampton, Susan (1949–)
  • Hannah, Sophie (1971–)
  • Haq, Kaiser (1950–)
  • Hardy, Thomas (1840–1928)
  • Harford, Lesbia (1891–1927)
  • Harjo, Joy (1951–)
  • Harlem Renaissance, The
  • Harper, Michael S. (Michael Steven) (1938–)
  • Harris, Max (1921–95)
  • Harrison, Jim (James Thomas Harrison) (1937–)
  • Harrison, Tony (1937–)
  • Harry, J. S. (Jan S.) (1939–)
  • Harryman, Carla (1952–)
  • Harsent, David (1942–)
  • Hart, Kevin (1954–)
  • Hartigan, P. J. (‘John O’Brien’) (1878–1952)
  • Hartnett, David (1952–)
  • Hartnett, Michael (1941–99)
  • Hart-Smith, William (1911–90)
  • Harwood, Gwen (1920–95)
  • Harwood, Lee (1939–)
  • Hashmi, Alamgir (1951–)
  • Haskell, Dennis (1948–)
  • Haslam, Michael (1947–)
  • Hasluck, Nicholas (1942–)
  • Hass, Robert (1941–)
  • Hawken, Dinah (1943–)
  • Hay, George Campbell (1915–84)
  • Hayden, Robert (1913–80)
  • Haynes, John (1936–)
  • H. D.
  • Healy, Randolph (1956–)
  • Heaney, Seamus (1939–2013)
  • Heath-Stubbs, John (1918–2006)
  • Hecht, Anthony (1923–2004)
  • Hegley, John (1953–)
  • Heighton, Steven (1961–)
  • Hejinian Lyn (1941–)
  • Hendriks, A. L. (Michael Arthur Lemière) (1922–92)
  • Hendry, J. F. (James Findlay) (1912–86)
  • Henry, Paul (1959–)
  • Herbert, W. N. (William N.) (1961–)
  • Herrera, Juan Felipe (1948–)
  • Hewett, Dorothy (1923–2002)
  • Hewitt, John (1907–87)
  • Higgins, Bertram (1901–74)
  • Higgins, F. R. (Frederick Robert) (1896–1941)
  • Hill, Sir Geoffrey (1932–)
  • Hill, Selima (1945–)
  • Hillmann, Brenda (1951–)
  • Hillyer, Robert (1895–1961)
  • Hilson, Jeff (1966–)
  • Hine, Daryl (1936–2012)
  • Hippolyte, Kendel (1952–)
  • Hirsch, Edward (1950–)
  • Hirshfield, Jane (1953–)
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  • Hobsbaum, Philip (1932–2005)
  • Hodgins, Philip (1959–95)
  • Hodgson, Ralph Edwin (1871–1962)
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  • Hofmann, Michael (1957–)
  • Holden, Molly (1927–81)
  • Hollander, John (1929–)
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  • Hongo, Garrett (Kaoru) (1951–)
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  • Hove, Chenjerai (1956–)
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  • Hueffer, Ford Madox.
  • Hughes, Glyn (1935–2011)
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  • Hugo, Richard (1923–82)
  • Hulme, T. E. (Thomas Ernest) (1883–1917)
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  • Imagism
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  • Jarrell, Randall (1914–65),
  • Jeffers, Robinson (1887–1962)
  • Jenkins, Alan (1955–),
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  • Jensen, Laura (1948–)
  • Jensma, Wopko (1939–?)
  • Jiles, Paulette (1943–)
  • Jindyworobak Movement.
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  • Johnson, Ronald (1935–98)
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  • Jones, Glyn (1905–95)
  • Jones, Jill (1951–)
  • Jones, LeRoi.
  • Jones, Rae Desmond (1941–)
  • Jones, Rodney (1950–)
  • Jones, Sally Roberts (1935–)
  • Jones, T. Harri (Thomas Henry) (1921–65)
  • Jordan, June (1936–2002)
  • Joseph, Anthony (1966–)
  • Joseph, Jenny (1932–)
  • Joseph, M. K. (Michael Kennedy) (1914–81)
  • Joyce, James (Augustine Aloysius) (1882–1941)
  • Joyce, Trevor (1947–)
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  • K
  • Kamal, Daud (1935–87)
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  • Kay, Jackie (1961–)
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  • Keene, Dennis (1934–2007)
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  • Kelly, Robert (1935–)
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  • Kennelly, Brendan (1936–)
  • Kenney, Richard (1948–)
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  • Keyes, Sidney (Arthur Kilworth) (1922–43)
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  • Kilmer, Joyce (1886–1918)
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  • Kipling, Rudyard (1865–1936)
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  • Kleinzahler, August (1949–)
  • Knight, Etheridge (1931–91)
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  • Kolatkar, Arun Balkrishna (1932–2004)
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  • Kootenay School of Writing
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  • Lamantia, Philip (1927–2005)
  • Lane, Patrick (1939–)
  • Langley, R. F. (Roger Francis) (1938–2011)
  • Language Poetry
  • Lansdown, Andrew (1954–)
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  • Larkin, Philip (1922–85)
  • Lasdun, James (1958–)
  • Laughlin, James (1914–97)
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  • Lawrence, D. H. (David Herbert) (1885–1930)
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  • Ledwidge, Francis (1887–1917)
  • Lee, Don L.
  • Lee, Laurie (1914–97)
  • Lee, Li-Young (1957–)
  • Lee, Li-Young (1957–)
  • Lee, Tzu Pheng (1946–)
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  • Lehmann, John (Frederick) (1907–87)
  • Leithauser, Brad (1953–)
  • Leonard, Tom (1944–)
  • LePan, Douglas (1914–98)
  • Lerner, Ben (1979–)
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  • Levi, Peter (Chad Tigar) (1931–2000)
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  • Lewis, C. Day.
  • Lewis, Gwyneth (1959–)
  • Lewis, Janet (1899–1998)
  • Lewis, (Percy) Wyndham (1882–1957),
  • Liardet, Tim (1959–)
  • Lieberman, Laurence (1935–)
  • Lilburn, Tim(othy) (1950–)
  • Lim, Shirley Geok-lin (1944–)
  • Lindop, Grevel (1948–)
  • Lindsay, Graham (1952–)
  • Lindsay, Vachel (1879–1931)
  • Liu, Timothy (Ti Mo) (1965–)
  • Livesay, Dorothy (1909–96)
  • Livingstone, Douglas (1932–96)
  • Llewellyn, Kate (1940–)
  • Lochhead, Douglas Grant (1922–2011)
  • Lochhead, Liz (1947–)
  • Loewinsohn, Ron(ald William) (1937–)
  • Logan, John (1923–87)
  • Logan, William (1950–),
  • Logue, Christopher (1926–2011)
  • Lo Liyong, Taban (1938–)
  • Lomas, Herbert (1924–2011)
  • Longley, Michael (1939–)
  • Lopez, Tony (1950–)
  • Lorde, Audre Geraldin (1934–92)
  • Lowbury, Edward (Joseph) (1913–2007)
  • Lowell, Amy (Lawrence) (1874–1925)
  • Lowell, Robert (Traill Spence) (1917–77)
  • Lowther, Pat(ricia Louise) (1935–75)
  • Loy, Mina (1882–1966)
  • Lucie-Smith, (John) Edward (McKenzie) (1933–)
  • Ludvigson, Susan (1942–)
  • Lumsden, Roddy (1966–)
  • Lux, Thomas (1946–)
  • Lynch, Thomas (1948–)
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  • MacBeth, George (Mann) (1932–92)
  • McCaffery, Steve (1947–)
  • MacCaig, Norman (orig. McCaig) (1910–96)
  • McClatchy, J. D. (Joseph Donald) (1945–)
  • McClure, Michael (Thomas) (1932–)
  • McCuaig, Ronald (1908–93)
  • MacDiarmid, Hugh, pseudonym of Christopher Murray Grieve (1892–1978).
  • MacDonagh, Thomas (1878–1916)
  • MacDonald, Cynthia (1928–)
  • McDonald, Ian (1933–)
  • McDonald, Nan (1921–74)
  • McDonald, Peter (1962–)
  • McDowell, Robert (1953–)
  • MacEwen, Gwendolyn (1941–87)
  • McFadden, David W. (1940–)
  • McFadden, Roy (1921–99)
  • McGimpsey, David (1962–)
  • McGinley, Phyllis (1908–78)
  • McGough, Roger (1937–)
  • McGrath, Thomas (1916–90)
  • MacGreevy, Thomas (orig. ‘McGreevy’) (1894–1967)
  • McGuckian, Medbh (1950–)
  • McHugh, Heather (1948–)
  • McKay, Claude (1889–1948)
  • McKay, Don(ald) (1942–)
  • McKendrick, Jamie (1955–)
  • Mackenzie, Kenneth Seaforth (1913–55)
  • Mackey, Nathaniel (1947–)
  • Mackie, Alastair (1925–94)
  • Mackinnon, Lachlan (1956–)
  • Maclean, Alasdair (1926–94)
  • MacLeish, Archibald (1892–1982)
  • Macleod, Joseph (Gordon) (1903–84)
  • Mac Low, Jackson (1922–2004)
  • McMaster, Rhyll (1947–)
  • McMichael, James (1939–)
  • McMillan, Ian (1957–)
  • MacNeice, Louis (1907–63)
  • McNeill, Anthony (1941–96)
  • Macpherson, Jay (1931–2012)
  • McPherson, Sandra (1943–)
  • McQueen, Cilla (1949–)
  • MacSweeney, Barry (1948–2000)
  • Maddox, Everette (1944–89)
  • Madge, Charles (Henry) (1912–96)
  • Madhubuti, Haki R. (1942–)
  • Maguire, Sarah (1957–)
  • Mahapatra, Jayanta (1928–)
  • Mahon, Derek (1941–)
  • Maiden, Jennifer (1949–)
  • Major, Clarence (1936–)
  • Malley, Ern
  • Malouf, David (1934–)
  • Mandel, Eli (as Wolf) (1922–92)
  • Manhire, Bill (1946–)
  • Mann, Chris(topher Zithulele) (1948–)
  • Manson, Peter (1969–)
  • Mapanje, Jack (1945–)
  • Marechera, Dambudzo (1952–87)
  • Markham, E. A. (Edward Archibald) (1939–2008)
  • Marlatt, Daphne (Buckle) (1942–)
  • Marquis, Don(ald Robert Perry) (1878–1937)
  • Marriott, Anne (1913–97)
  • Marshall, Tom (1938–93)
  • Marson, Una (1905 –65)
  • Martian Poetry
  • Martin, Charles (1942–)
  • Martin, William (1925–2010)
  • Masefield, John (Edward) (1878–1967)
  • Mason, R. A. K. (Ronald Allison Kells) (1905 –71)
  • Massingham, Harold (1932–2011)
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  • Mathew, Ray(mond Frank) (1929–2002)
  • Mathews, Harry (1930–)
  • Mathias, Roland (1915–2000)
  • Mattawa, Khaled (1964–)
  • Matthews, Harley (1889–1968)
  • Matthews, William (1942–97)
  • Maurice, Furnley
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  • Mayer, Bernadette (1945–)
  • Meehan, Paula (1955–)
  • Mehrotra, Arvind Krishna (1947–)
  • Menashe, Samuel (1925–2011)
  • Meredith, William (1919–2007)
  • Merrill, James (1926–95)
  • Merton, Thomas (1915–69)
  • Merwin, W. S. (William Stanley) (1927–)
  • Metelerkamp, Joan (1956–)
  • Mew, Charlotte (1869–1928)
  • Meynell, Alice (née Thompson) (1847–1922)
  • Mezey, Robert (1935–)
  • Middleton, Christopher (1926–)
  • Miles, Josephine (1911–85)
  • Millay, Edna St Vincent (1892–1950)
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  • Miller, Ruth (née Fridjhon) (1919–69)
  • Miller, Vassar (1924–98)
  • Milne, Drew (1964–)
  • Minhinnick, Robert (1952–)
  • Minter, Peter (1967–)
  • Mishra, Sudesh (1962–)
  • Mitchell, Adrian (1932–2008)
  • Mlinko, Ange (1969–)
  • Mnthali, Felix (1933–)
  • Mole, John (1941–)
  • Moll, E. G. (Ernest George) (1900–97)
  • Molloy, Dorothy (1942–2004)
  • Monk, Geraldine (1952–)
  • Monro, Harold (1879–1932)
  • Montague, John (1929–)
  • Moolman, Kobus (1964–)
  • Moore, Marianne (Craig) (1887–1972)
  • Moore, Merrill (1903–57)
  • Moore, Nicholas (1918–86)
  • Moraes, Dom (1938–2004)
  • Morgan, Edwin (1920–2010)
  • Morgan, Esther (1970–)
  • Morgan, (George) Frederick (1922–2004)
  • Morgan, Robert (1944–)
  • Moritz, A. F. (Albert Frank) (1947–)
  • Morley, David (1964–)
  • Morris, John N. (John Nelson Morris) (1931–97)
  • Morris, Mervyn (1937–)
  • Morrison, Blake (1950–)
  • Morrissey, Sinéad (1972–)
  • Moss, Howard (1922–87)
  • Motion, Sir Andrew (1952–)
  • Mouré, Erin (1955–)
  • Movement, The
  • Moxley, Jennifer (1964–)
  • Mtshali, Oswald (Joseph) Mbuyiseni (1940–)
  • Mudie, Ian (Mayelston) (1911–76)
  • Mudrooroo
  • Muhammad, Haji Salleh (1942–)
  • Muir, Edwin (1887–1959)
  • Muldoon, Paul (1951–)
  • Mulford, Wendy (1941–)
  • Mullen, Harryette (1953–)
  • Murphy, Richard (1927–)
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  • Muske(-Dukes), Carol (1945–)
  • N
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  • Nair, Chandran (1945–)
  • Nair, Rukmini Bhaya (1952–)
  • Nash, Ogden (1902–71)
  • Neilson, (John) Shaw (1872 –1942)
  • Nelson (Waniek), Marilyn (1946–)
  • Nemerov, Howard Stanley (1920–91)
  • New Apocalypse, The,
  • New Formalism and New Narrative
  • New Generations
  • New Narrative
  • New York School, The
  • Newlove, John (1938–2003)
  • Nichol, bp (Barrie Phillip) (1944–88)
  • Nichols, Grace (1950–)
  • Nicholson, Norman (1910–87)
  • Niedecker, Lorine (1903–70)
  • Nims, John Frederick (1913–99)
  • Noonuccal, Oodgeroo (formerly Kath Walker) (1920–93)
  • Norris, Leslie (1921–2006)
  • Nortje, Arthur (1942–70)
  • Notley, Alice (1945–)
  • Nowlan, Alden (1933–83)
  • Ntiru, Richard (1946–)
  • Nurkse, D. (Dennis) (1949–)
  • Nwankwo, Chimalum (1945–)
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  • Nye, Robert (1939–)
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  • Objectivism,
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  • O’Brien, Sean (1952–)
  • O'Callaghan, Conor (1968–)
  • O’Connor, Mark (1945–)
  • O’Connor, Philip (1916–98)
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  • O'Driscoll, Denis (1954–2012)
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  • O’Hara, Frank (1926–66)
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  • Okigbo, Christopher (1932–67)
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  • Oliver, Douglas (1937–2000)
  • Oliver, Mary (1935–)
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  • Olson, Elder (1909–92)
  • Ondaatje, Michael (1943–)
  • Oppen, George (1908 –84)
  • Oppenheimer, Joel (1930–88)
  • Ormond, John (1923–90)
  • Ormsby, Eric (1941–)
  • Ormsby, Frank (1947–)
  • Orr, Bob (Robert) (1949–)
  • Orr, Gregory (1947–)
  • O'Sullivan, Maggie (1951–)
  • O’Sullivan, Vincent (1937–)
  • Osundare, Niyi (1947–)
  • Oswald, Alice (1966–)
  • Oulipo
  • Owen, Jan (1940–)
  • Owen, Wilfred (Edward Salter) (1893–1917)
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  • Padgett, Ron (1942–)
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  • Page, P. K. (Patricia Kathleen) (1916–2010)
  • Palmer, Michael (1943–)
  • Pang, Alvin (1972–)
  • Pankey, Eric (1959–)
  • Parker, Dorothy (1893–1978)
  • Parsons, Clere (Trevor James Herbert) (1908–31)
  • Parthasarathy, Rajagopal (1934–)
  • Pastan, Linda (1932–)
  • Patchen, Kenneth (1911–72)
  • Patel, Essop (1943–2007)
  • Patel, Gieve (1940–)
  • Paterson, A. B. (Andrew Barton; known as ‘Banjo’ Paterson) (1864–1941)
  • Paterson, Don (1963–)
  • Patten, Brian (1946–)
  • Paulin, Tom (1949–)
  • p’Bitek, Okot (1931–82)
  • Peacock, Molly (1947–)
  • Peacocke, Meg (M. R.) (1930–)
  • Peake, Mervyn (Lawrence) (1911–68)
  • Peck, John (Frederick) (1941–)
  • Peeradina, Saleem (1944–)
  • Perelman, Bob (Robert) (1947–)
  • Peters, Lenrie (1932–2009)
  • Petersen, Donald (1928–2005)
  • Petit, Pascale (1953–)
  • Philip, Marlene Nourbese (1947–)
  • Phillips, Carl (1959–)
  • Phillips, Robert (1938–)
  • Pickard, Tom (1946–)
  • Piercy, Marge (1936–)
  • Pinkerton, Helen (1927–)
  • Pinsky, Robert (1940–),
  • Pinter, Harold (1930–2008)
  • Pitter, Ruth (1897–1992)
  • Pitt-Kethley, Fiona (1954–)
  • Place, Vanessa (1968–)
  • Plath, Sylvia (1932–63)
  • Plomer, William (Charles Franklyn) (1903–73)
  • Plumly, Stanley (1939–)
  • Plutzik, Hyam (1911–62)
  • Porter, Dorothy (Featherstone) (1954–2008)
  • Porter, Peter (1929–2010)
  • Pound, Ezra (Loomis) (1885–1972)
  • Powell, Craig (1940–)
  • Powell, D. A. (1963–)
  • Pratt, E. J. (Edwin John) (1882–1964),
  • Presley, Frances (1952–)
  • Press, Karen (1956–)
  • Prewett, Frank (James ‘Toronto’) (1893–1962)
  • Price, Richard (1966–)
  • Prince, F. T. (Frank Templeton) (1912–2003)
  • Prynne, J. H. (Jeremy Halvard) (1936–)
  • Pugh, Sheenah (1950–)
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  • R
  • Rafat, Taufiq (1927–98)
  • Rahim, Jennifer (1963–)
  • Raine, Craig (1944–)
  • Raine, Kathleen (1908–2003)
  • Raji, Remi (1961–)
  • Rakosi, Carl (name legally changed to Callman Rawley) (1903–2004)
  • Ramakrishnan, E. V. (1950–)
  • Ramanujan, A. K. (Attipat Krishnaswami) (1929–93)
  • Ramke, Bin (1947–)
  • Rampolokeng, Lesego (1965–)
  • Ranasinghe, Anne(liese Katz) (1925–)
  • Rankin, Jennifer (1941–79),
  • Rankine, Claudia (1963–)
  • Ransom, John Crowe (1888–1974)
  • Rao, Mani (1965–)
  • Rattenbury, Arnold (1921–2007)
  • Raworth, Tom (Thomas Moore) (1938–)
  • Ray, David (1932–)
  • Rayaprol, Srinivas (1925–98)
  • Read, Sir Herbert (Edward) (1893–1968)
  • Reading, Peter (1946–2011)
  • Reaney, James (1926–2008)
  • Redgrove, Peter (1932–2003)
  • Reed, Henry (1914–86)
  • Reed, Jeremy (1951–)
  • Reese, Lizette (Woodworth) (1856–1935),
  • Rees-Jones, Deryn (1968–)
  • Reeves, Gareth (1947–)
  • Reeves, James (1909–78)
  • Reid, Alastair (1926–)
  • Reid, Christopher (1949–)
  • Retallack, Joan (1941–)
  • Rexroth, Kenneth (1905–82)
  • Reynolds, Oliver (1957–)
  • Reznikoff, Charles (1894 –1976)
  • Rich, Adrienne (1929–2012)
  • Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong) (1893–1979)
  • Rickword, Edgell (1898–1982)
  • Riddell, Elizabeth (1910–98)
  • Riding Laura (1901–91)
  • Ridler, Anne (1912–2001)
  • Riley, Denise (1948–)
  • Riley, John (1937–78)
  • Riley, Peter (1940–)
  • Riordan, Maurice (1953–)
  • Roach, Eric (1915–74)
  • Roberts, Lynette (1909–95)
  • Roberts, Michael (William Edward) (1902–48),
  • Robertson, Lisa (1961–)
  • Robertson, Robin (1955–)
  • Robinson, Edwin Arlington (1869–1935)
  • Robinson, Peter (1953–)
  • Robinson, Roland (1912–92)
  • Rodefer, Stephen (1940–)
  • Rodgers, W. R. (William Robert) (1909–69)
  • Rodriguez, Judith (1936–)
  • Roethke, Theodore (1908–63)
  • Rogers, Pattiann (1940–)
  • Rohrer, Matthew (1970–)
  • Rolls, Eric (Charles) (1923–2007)
  • Romer, Stephen (1957–)
  • Root, William Pitt (1941–)
  • Rose, Peter (1955–)
  • Rosenberg, Isaac (1890–1918)
  • Rosenblatt, Joe (Joseph) (1933–)
  • Ross, Alan (1922–2001)
  • Ross, W. W. E. (William Wrightson Eustace) (1894–1966)
  • Rothenberg, Jerome (1931–)
  • Rowbotham, David (Harold) (1924–)
  • Rowland, J. R. (John Russell) (1925–96)
  • Ruark, Gibbons (1941–)
  • Rubadiri, David (1930–)
  • Rudman, Mark (1948–)
  • Ruefle, Mary (1952–)
  • Rukeyser, Muriel (1913–80)
  • Rumens, Carol (-Ann) (1944–)
  • Rutsala, Vern (1934–)
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  • Ryan, Kay (1945–)
  • Ryan, Michael (1945–)
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