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  • (noun): A writer of poems (the term is usually reserved for writers of good poetry).

Poet

A poet is a person who writes poetry. A poet's work can be literal, meaning that his work is derived from a specific event, or metaphorical, meaning that his work can take on many meanings and forms. Poets have existed since antiquity, in nearly all languages, and have produced works that vary greatly in different cultures and time periods. Throughout each civilization and language, poets have used various styles that have changed through the course of literary history, resulting in a history of poets as diverse as the literature they have produced.

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1959 In Literature - Births
... essayist, novelist, short-story writer, literary critic, poet, playwright, and journalist January 20 - R ... Salvatore, science fiction and fantasy author March 15 - Ben Okri, poet and novelist March 11 - Dejan Stojanović, Serbian-American poet, writer, essayist, philosopher ...
1966 In Literature - Deaths
... French novelist, 81 June 7 – Jean Arp, Alsatian sculptor, painter, and poet, 79 June 10 – Henry Treece, historical novelist, 54 June 30 – Margery ...
1961 In Literature - Deaths
21 - Blaise Cendrars, Swiss novelist and poet, 73 January 30 - Dorothy Thompson, influential journalist, 67 May 26 - William Troy, writer and teacher, 57 (cancer) June 2 - George S ... poet, novelist and memoirist, 75 October 19 - Mihail Sadoveanu, Romanian novelist, 80 November 2 - James Thurber, humorist, 66 December 7 - Roussan Camille, Haitian poet and journalist, 49 ...
1965 In Literature - Deaths
... Eliot, American/British poet and dramatist, 76 January 12 – Lorraine Hansberry, journalist and dramatist, 34 (cancer) March 13 – Fan S ... Noli, Albanian bishop and poet, 83 May 3 – Howard Spring, novelist, 76 June 5 – Thornton Burgess, children's author, 91 June 13 - Martin Buber, Austrian-born Jewish philosopher, 87 July 9 ... historian, 80 October 15 – Randall Jarrell, poet, 54 (road accident) October 30 – Arthur Schlesinger, Sr ...
Elysium
... In the time of the Greek oral poet Hesiod, Elysium would also be known as the Fortunate Isles or the Isles (or Islands) of the Blessed, located in the western ocean at the ... would be reduced to a single island by the Thebean poet Pindar, describing it as having shady parks, with residents indulging their athletic and musical ... of Elysium varies from author to author Pindar and Hesiod name Cronus as the ruler, while the poet Homer in the Odyssey describes fair-haired Rhadamanthus dwelling there ...

Famous quotes containing the word poet:

    You know that the nucleus of a time is not
    The poet but the poem, the growth of the mind
    Of the world, the heroic effort to live expressed
    As victory. The poet does not speak in ruins
    Nor stand there making orotund consolations.
    He shares the confusions of intelligence.
    Wallace Stevens (1879–1955)

    I am no Poet here; my pen ‘s the spout,
    Where the rain water of my eyes run out,
    In pity of that name, whose fate wee see
    Thus copied out in griefs Hydrography:
    The Muses are not Mer-maids, though upon
    His death the Ocean might turn Helicon
    John Cleveland (1613–1658)

    On a rock, whose haughty brow,
    Frowns o’er old Conway’s foaming flood,
    Robed in the sable garb of woe,
    With haggard eyes the Poet stood;
    Thomas Gray (1716–1771)