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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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    Written poetry is worth reading once, and then should be destroyed. Let the dead poets make way for others. Then we might even come to see that it is our veneration for what has already been created, however beautiful and valid it may be, that petrifies us.
    Antonin Artaud (1896–1948)

    After all, poets shouldn’t be their own interpreters and shouldn’t carefully dissect their poems into everyday prose; that would mean the end of being poets. Poets send their creations into the world, it is up to the reader, the aesthetician, and the critic to determine what they wanted to say with their creations.
    Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749–1832)

    Of course poets have morals and manners of their own, and custom is no argument with them.
    Thomas Hardy (1840–1928)