List of Russian People - Art - Literature - Poets


Main article: Russian poets
  • Anna Akhmatova, modernist poet, author of Requiem
  • Bella Akhmadulina, Soviet and Russian poet who has been cited by Joseph Brodsky as the best living poet in the Russian language
  • Innokenty Annensky, poet, critic, and translator, representative of the first wave of Russian Symbolism
  • Konstantin Balmont, symbolist poet, one of the major figures of the Silver Age of Russian Poetry
  • Evgeny Baratynsky, lauded by Alexander Pushkin as the finest Russian elegiac poet, rediscovered by Anna Akhmatova and Joseph Brodsky as a supreme poet of thought.
  • Konstantin Batyushkov, an important precursor of Alexander Pushkin
  • Andrey Bely, symbolist poet, namesake of the important Andrei Bely Prize.
  • Aleksandr Blok, leader of the Russian Symbolist movement, author of The Twelve
  • Joseph Brodsky, winner of the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature
  • Korney Chukovsky, one of the most popular children's poets in the Russian language
  • Denis Davydov, guerilla fighter and soldier-poet of the Napoleonic Wars, invented a genre of hussar poetry noted for its hedonism and bravado
  • Gavrila Derzhavin, one of the greatest Russian poets before Alexander Pushkin
  • Afanasy Fet, had a profound influence on the Russian Symbolists, especially Annensky and Blok
  • Nikolay Gumilyov, founded the acmeism movement
  • Vyacheslav Ivanov, poet and playwright associated with the Russian Symbolism movement
  • Velimir Khlebnikov, influential member of the Russian Futurist movement, regarded by his contemporariesas as "a poet's poet"
  • Ivan Krylov, Russia's best known fabulist
  • Mikhail Lermontov, the most important Russian poet after Alexander Pushkin's death, his influence on later Russian literature is still felt in modern times
  • Osip Mandelstam, Acmeist poet, author of Tristia
  • Vladimir Mayakovsky, among the most important representatives of early-20th century Russian Futurism
  • Apollon Maykov, his lyrical poems often showcase images of Russian villages, nature, and Russian history
  • Nikolai Alekseevich Nekrasov, one of Russia's most popular poets, author of the long poem Who is Happy in Russia?
  • Boris Pasternak, author of the influential poem My Sister Life, Nobel Prize winner (was forced to decline the prize)
  • Nikolai Ogarev, known to every Russian, not only as a poet, but as the fellow-exile and collaborator of Alexander Herzen on Kolokol, a newspaper printed in England and smuggled into Russia
  • Yakov Polonsky, a leading Pushkinist poet
  • Symeon of Polotsk, an academically trained Baroque Belarusian-Russian poet
  • Alexander Pushkin, the greatest Russian poet, author of Eugene Onegin
  • Ilya Selvinsky, leader of the Constructivist movement
  • Boris Slutsky, one of the most important representatives of the War generation of Russian poets
  • Fyodor Sologub, influential symbolist poet and writer
  • Aleksey Konstantinovich Tolstoy, popular poet and dramatist, known for his humorous and satirical verse
  • Vasily Trediakovsky, helped lay the foundations of classical Russian literature
  • Marina Tsvetaeva, known primarily for her lyric poetry, widely admired by her fellow poets
  • Aleksandr Tvardovsky, chief editor of Novy Mir for many years, author of Vasili Tyorkin
  • Fyodor Tyutchev, romantic poet, author of The Last Love
  • Maximilian Voloshin, Symbolist poet, famous freemason
  • Pyotr Yershov, author of the famous fairy-tale poem The Humpbacked Horse
  • Sergei Yesenin, one of the most popular and well-known Russian poets of the 20th century, author of Land of Scoundrels
  • Yevgeny Yevtushenko, Soviet/Russian poet, director of several films
  • Nikolay Zabolotsky, one of the founders of the Russian avant-garde absurdist group OBERIU
  • Vasily Zhukovsky, credited with introducing the Romantic Movement to Russian literature

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