List of poets from the United States

The poets listed below were either born in the United States or else published much of their poetry while living in that country.

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A

*Henry Abbey (1842–1911)
*Sam Abrams (born 1935)

*Seth Abramson (born 1976)
*Kathy Acker (1947–1997)
*Diane Ackerman (born 1956)
*Duane Ackerson (born 1942)
*Mercedes de Acosta (1893–1968)
*Virginia Hamilton Adair (1913–2004)
*Helen Adam (1909–1993)
*John Adams (poet) (1704–1740)
*Léonie Adams (1899–1988)
*Kim Addonizio (born 1954)
*Herbert Agar (1897–1980)
*James Agee (1909–1955)
*Ai (poet) (born 1947)
*Conrad Aiken (1889-1973)
*Jorn Ake (born 1964)
*Salman Akhtar (born 1946)
*Ammiel Alcalay (born 1956)
*Bronson Alcott
*Sherman Alexie (born 1966)
*Felipe Alfau (1902–1999)
*Sophia Ali (born 1964)
*Alice Corbin Henderson (1881–1949)
*William Allegrezza (born 1974)
*Dick Allen (born 1939)
*Donald Allen (1912–2004)
*Elizabeth Chase Allen (1832 – 1911)
*Ron Allen (born 1947)
*Washington Allston (1779 – 1843)
*Alurista (born 1947)
*Nicholas Alvarado
*Julia Álvarez (born 1950)
*Alta (Alta Gerrey) (born 1942)
*Todd Ames (born 1970)
*Indran Amirthanayagam (born 1960)
*A.R. Ammons (1926-2001)
*Victor Anderson (1917-2001)
*Bruce Andrews (born 1948)
*Kevin Andrews (writer) (1924 – 1989)
*Ron Androla (born 1954)
*Ralph Angel (born 1951)
*Maya Angelou (born 1928)
*David Antin (born 1932)
*Antler (born 1946)
*"Brother Antoninus" — William Everson (1912–1994)
*Susanne Antonetta (born 1956)
*Philip Appleman (born 1926)
*Adrian Arancibia (born 1971)
*Rae Armantrout (born 1947)
*Richard Armour (poet) (1906–1989)
*Craig Arnold (born 1967)
*Robert P. Arthur AKA Bob Arthur (born 1943)
*M. K. Asante, Jr. (born 1982)
*Autum Ashante
*John Ashbery (born 1927)
*Augusta Emma Stetson (1842-1928)
*Joseph Auslander (1897-1965)
*Paul Benjamin Auster (born 1947)
*Jimmy Autrey
*James L. Avery, Sr. (born 1948)
*Jody Azzouni (born 1954)
*meeK, Tamika Y. Richardson (born 1972)

B

*Jimmy Santiago Baca (born 1952)
*Bellamy Bach (pseudonym used by a group of writers)
*Joseph M. Bachelor (1889 - 1947)
*Mahnaz Badihian
*Vyt Bakaitis (born 1940)
*David Baker (born 1954)
*Jesse Ball (born 1978)
*Russell Banks
*Amiri Baraka (aka Leroi Jones) (born 1934)
*David Baratier (born 1970)
*Coleman Barks
*Mary Barnard
*Djuna Barnes
*Tim Barnes
*Catherine Barnett
*Candy Barr
*Laird Barron
*Bertha Hirsch Baruch
*Todd Bash
*Arlo Bates
*David Bates (poet)
*Eric Baus
*Charles Baxter (author)
*Abel Beach
*Ray Young Bear
*Kenneth Lawrence Beaudoin
*George Beck
*Julian Beck
*Larry Beckett
*Joshua Beckman
*Ethel Lynn Beers
*Marvin Bell
*Stephen Vincent Benét
*William Rose Benét
*Park Benjamin (poet)
*Nelson Bentley
*Bill Berkson
*David Berman (singer)
*Charles Bernstein (born 1950)
*Steven Jesse Bernstein (1950–1991)
*Anselm Berrigan
*Ted Berrigan (1934–1983)
*Wendell Berry (born 1934)
*John Berryman (1914–1972)
*Mei-mei Berssenbrugge
*Lorraine Bethel
*Helen Bevington
*Frank Bidart (born 1939)
*Ambrose Bierce
*Linda Bierds
*David Biespiel
*Bill Keith
*Elizabeth Bishop (1911–1979)
*Sophie Cabot Black (born 1958)
*John Peale Bishop
*Baxter Black
*Paul Blackburn (1926–1971)
*Paul Blackburn (U.S. poet)
*Nicole Blackman
*Kimberly M. Blaeser
*Don Blanding
*Robin Blaser
*Anthony Bleecker
*Benjamin Paul Blood (1832–1919)
*Henry Ames Blood
*Roberts Blossom
*Robert Bly (born 1926)
*Anne Bradstreet (ca. 1612–1672)
*D. A. Blyler
*Maxwell Bodenheim
*Jean Boese
*Louise Bogan
*Katherine Bond
*Arna Bontemps
*Bruce Boston
*Jenny Boully
*Kay Boyle
*William Brandon (author)
*Beth Brant
*Richard Brautigan (1935–1984)
*Kate Braverman
*Donari Braxton
*Joseph Payne Brennan (1918–1990)
*Ken Brewer (1941–2006)
*Kim Bridgeford
*Sarah Brinklow
*John Malcolm Brinnin (1916–1999)
*James Brock (born 1958)
*Joseph Brodsky (1940 – 1996),
*Louis Daniel Brodsky (born 1941)
*David Bromige (1933 - )
*William Bronk (1918–1999)
*Charles Timothy Brooks
*Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000)
*Maria Gowen Brooks (1795?–1845)
*"Brother Antoninus" — William Everson (1912–1994)
*Alice Brown (writer)
*Rita Mae Brown
*Francis Fisher Browne
*William Cullen Bryant (1794–1878)
*Jack Buck
*Charles Bukowski (1920–1994)
*David R. Bunch
*Henry Cuyler Bunner
*Graham Burchell
*José Antonio Burciaga
*Stanley Burnshaw
*Amelia Josephine Burr
*William S. Burroughs (1914–1997)
*Maxwell Struthers Burt
*Raegan Butcher
*Ray Buttigieg (born 1955)
*W. E. Butts
*Witter Bynner
*Gilbert Byron
*Su Byron

C

*James Edwin Campbell (poet)
*Mary Baine Campbell
*Melville Henry Cane
*Skipwith Cannell
*Joe Cardarelli
*Jim Carroll
*Hayden Carruth
*Guy Wetmore Carryl (1873–1904)
*Jared Carter
*Carolyn Joyce Carty (born 1957)
*Raymond Carver (1938–1988)
*Phoebe Cary
*Sandra M. Castillo
*Ana Castillo
*Madison Cawein
*Joseph Ceravolo
*Richard Wayne Chambliss, Jr.
*William Ellery Channing (1818–1901)
*Arthur Chapman (1874–1935)
*John Jay Chapman
*Fred Chappell
*Alexander Chee
*Neeli Cherkovski (born 1945)
*Maxine Chernoff
*Bob Cherry
*Chrystos
*Angélico Chávez
*James Wm. Chichetto
*John Ciardi (1916-1986)
*Noah Cicero
*Sandra Cisneros
*Amy Clampitt
*Tom Clark (poet)
*John Clarke (poet)
*Pearl Cleage
*Shihan van Clief(born 1975)
*Lucille Clifton
*Joshua Clover
*Stanton A. Coblentz
*Andrei Codrescu
*Robert P. T. Coffin
*Ira Cohen
*Nan Cohen
*Henri Cole
*Norma Cole
*Wanda Coleman
*Billy Collins (born 1941)
*Betsy Colquitt (born 1927)
*Shanna Compton (born 1970)
*Hilda Conkling
*Evan S. Connell
*Leo Connellan (1928–2001)
*Gillian Conoley
*Matt Cook
*Rose Terry Cooke
*Ina Coolbrith
*Clark Coolidge
*Dennis Cooper
*Jake Copass
*William Corbett
*Billy Corgan
*Cid Corman (1924–2004)
*Alfred Corn
*Gregory Corso (1930–2001)
*Jayne Cortez
*Joe Cottonwood
*Henri Coulette
*John Cournos
*Elise Cowen
*Louis O. Coxe
*Christopher Pearse Cranch
*Hart Crane, (1899–1932)
*Stephen Crane, (1871–1900)
*Adelaide Crapsey
*Gary William Crawford
*Robert Creeley (1926–2005)
*Harry Crosby (1898–1929)
*Countee Cullen (1903–1946)
*E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
*J.V. Cunningham (1911-1985)
*Bloodgood Cutter

D

*Hugh Antoine d'Arcy
*H.D.
*Steve Dalachinsky
*Enid Dame
*S. Foster Damon
*Jim Daniels (born 1956)
*Tina Darragh
*Robert von Dassanowsky
*Guy Davenport
*Donald Davidson (poet)
*Gustav Davidson
*Michael Davidson (born 1944)
*Alan Davies (poet)
*Dale Davis (poet)
*Gwen Davis
*Clarence Day
*Jaime de Angulo
*Caridad de la Luz
*William F. DeVault (born 1955)
*Philip F. Deaver
*Edwin Denby (poet)
*Richard Denner
*Reuel Denney
*Carl Dennis
*Tory Dent
*Babette Deutsch
*Jennifer K Dick
*Ray DiPalma
*George Dickerson
*James Dickey (1923–1997)
*Emily Dickinson (1830–1886)
*R. H. W. Dillard (born 1937)
*George Dillon
*Ray DiPalma (born 1943)
*Diane Di Prima (born 1934)
*Thomas M. Disch (1940–2008)
*Patricia Dobler
*Stephen Dobyns (1941)
*Owen Dodson
*John Dolan (writer)
*Nathan Haskell Dole
*Sonya Dorman
*Ed Dorn (1929–1999)
*Julia Caroline Dorr
*Mark Doty
*Franz Douskey
*Rita Dove (1952)
*Kirby Doyle
*Joseph Rodman Drake (1795–1820)
*Will Allen Dromgoole
*Celia Dropkin
*Norman Dubie
*Rachel Blau DuPlessis
*Bruce Ducker
*Peter Kane Dufault
*Alan Dugan (born 1923–2003)
*Henry Dumas
*Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)
*Robert Duncan (1919–1988)
*Jim Dunlap
*Stephen Dunn
*Rachel Blau DuPlessis
*Job Durfee
*Stuart Dybek (born 1942)
*Bob Dylan (born 1941)
*Dr. David E. Woodard (born 1957)

E

*Cornelius Eady
*Pliny Earle (physician)
*Richard Eberhart (1904-2005)
*David Edelstadt
*Russell Edson
*Kari edwards
*Max Ehrmann
*Larry Eigner (1927–1996)
*Loren Eiseley
*Che Elias
*T. S. Eliot (1888–1965)
*Ana Elsner
*James Emanuel
*Lynn Emanuel
*Claudia Emerson
*Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)
*R. M. Engelhardt
*Paul Engle
*Theodore Enslin (born 1925)
*Daniel Mark Epstein
*Clayton Eshleman (born 1935)
*Martín Espada
*Willard R. Espy
*Maggie Estep
*David Allan Evans
*Mari Evans
*William Everson — Brother Antoninus (1912–1994)

F

*Ruth Fainlight
*B.H. Fairchild
*William Clark Falkner
*Roger Fanning
*Norma Farber
*Patricia Fargnoli
*John Chipman Farrar
*Jessie Redmon Fauset
*Kenneth Fearing
*John Feins
*Frederick Feirstein
*Irving Feldman (born 1928)
*Paul Fericano
*Lawrence Ferlinghetti, (born 1919)
*Eugene Field
*Rachel Field
*James Thomas Fields
*Fireside Poets
*Annie Finch
*Ann Fisher-Wirth
*Tom Fitzgerald (poet)
*Bob Flanagan
*Terrence Fleming
*John Gould Fletcher
*Roland Flint
*Douglas Florian
*Nick Flynn
*Jack Foley (poet)
*Carolyn Forché (born 1950)
*John M. Ford
*Gary Forney
*Sam Walter Foss (1858–1911)
*Skip Fox
*Michael Frauenhofer
*Robert Frazier
*Philip Freneau (1752–1832)
*Larry Friefeld (born 1941)
*Robert Frost (1874–1963)
*Gwen Frostic
*Nan Fry
*Alice Fulton (born 1952)

G

*Forrest Gander (born 1956
*Deborah Garrison (born 1965)
*Theodor Seuss Geisel (1904–1991)
*Charles Ghigna (Father Goose) (born 1946)
*Jack Gilbert
*Strickland Gillilan (1869–1954)
*Allen Ginsberg (1926–1997)
*Daniela Gioseffi (born 1941)
*Nikki Giovanni (born 1943)
*Peter Gizzi (born 1959)
*Jesse Glass (born 1954)
*Louise Glück (born 1943)
*Terry Godbey
*Kenneth Goldsmith (born 1961)
*Laurence Goldstein
*Rodolfo Gonzales
*Rigoberto González
*Elaine Goodale
*Kevin Goodan
*Alice Goodman
*Paul Goodman (writer)
*Hedwig Gorski (born 1949)
*Ann Gottesman
*Janice Gould
*David Graham (American poet)
*Jorie Graham
*Judy Grahn
*Linda Gregerson
*Linda Gregg
*Debora Greger
*Gregory Greyhawk
*Horace Gregory
*Robert Grenier (poet)
*Angelina Weld Grimke
*Charlotte Forten Grimké
*Lee Groban
*Allen Grossman
*Barbara Guest (1920–2006)
*Edgar Guest (1891–1959)
*Patty Guilmette (author/poet) (born 1964)
*Louise Imogen Guiney
*Arthur Guiterman
*R. S. Gwynn
*Brion Gysin (1916–1986)

H

*Marilyn Hacker (born 1942)
*Hermann Hagedorn
*Jessica Hagedorn
*Richard Hague
*Kimiko Hahn (born 1955)
*Donald Hall
*Irma P. Hall
*Fitz-Greene Halleck
*Moyshe-Leyb Halpern
*Barbara Hamby
*Jupiter Hammon
*Jeff Hardy
*William Harmon
*Jeff Harrison
*Jim Harrison (born 1937)
*Carla Harryman (born 1952)
*Robert Hass
*Katherine Hastings
*Julian Hawthorne
*Robert Hayden (1913–1980)
*Terrance Hayes
*Paul Hamilton Hayne
*William Shakespeare Hays
*Trebor Healey
*Eloise Klein Healy
*Anthony Hecht (1923–2004)
*Jennifer Michael Hecht
*Allison Hedge Coke
*Lyn Hejinian (born 1941)
*Michael Heller
*Essex Hemphill
*Alice Corbin Henderson
*Nancy A. Henry
*Oliver Herford
*William Heyen
*Bob Hicok
*Dick Higgins
*Scott Hightower (born 1952)
*Conrad Hilberry (born 1928)
*Owen Hill
*Donora Hillard (born 1982)
*Robert Hillyer
*Ellen Hinsey
*Edward Hirsch
*Jane Hirshfield (born 1953)
*Jack Hirschman
*H.L. Hix
*Linda Hogan (born 1947)
*Patricia C. Hogan {Born~ 1961)-poet,writer,songstress,actress,comedian)
*Tony Hoagland
*Daniel Hoffman
*Roald Hoffmann
*John Hollander (born 1929)
*Bill Holm (poet)
*Bob Holman
*M. Carl Holman
*Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (1809–1894)
*Dennis Holt (born 1942)
*Garrett Hongo
*Edwin Honig (born 1919)
*George Moses Horton
*Joan Houlihan
*Cortnee Howard
*Richard Howard (born 1929)
*Fanny Howe (born 1940)
*Julia Ward Howe
*Marie Howe
*Susan Howe
*Susan Howe (born 1937)
*Helen Hoyt
*Lindley Williams Hubbell
*Chris Huff (born 1990)
*Langston Hughes (1902–1967)
*Richard Hugo (1923–1982)
*Constance Hunting (1925–2006)
*Cynthia Huntington
*Siri Hustvedt

I-J

*David Ignatow (1914–1997)
*Arthur Crew Inman
*P. Inman
*David Jaffin
*Josephine Jacobsen
*Afdhere Jama
*James Cummins
*J. J. Jameson
*Patricia Janus
*Joseph Jarman
*Lisa Jarnot (born 1967)
*Randall Jarrell (1914–1965)
*Robinson Jeffers, (1887–1962)
*Ted Joans
*Orrick Glenday Johns
*Denis Johnson
*Georgia Douglas Johnson
*Helene Johnson
*Josephine Winslow Johnson
*James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938)
*Robert Underwood Johnson (1853–1937)
*Kathryn Johnston (2007–2010)
*Sarah Jones (stage)
*Tsani Jones
*Bernard Jonientz
*Ryan David Jooste
*June Jordan
*Pierre Joris
*Andrew Joron
*Lawrence Joseph
*Matthew Josephson
*Frank Judge
*Donald Justice

K

*Sheema Kalbasi
*Chester Kallman
*Ilya Kaminsky
*Lenore Kandel
*Mary Karr
*Julia Kasdorf
*Janet Kauffman (born 1945)
*Herbert Kaufman
*W. B. Keckler
*John Keene (writer)
*Weldon Kees (1914–1955)
*Brigit Pegeen Kelly (born 1951)
*Collin Kelley
*Jamie Kennedy (poet)
*Richard Kenney
*Maurice Kenney
*Jane Kenyon
*James Browning Kepple
*Jack Kerouac (1922–1969)
*Sophie Kerr
*Francis Scott Key
*Laurel Elizabeth Keyes
*Alicia Keys
*Bill Keith
*D. Kildare
*Aline Murray Kilmer
*Joyce Kilmer
*Val Kilmer
*H.T. Kirby-Smith
*Suji Kwock Kim
*Jack Kimball
*Kimiko Hahn
*Haven Kimmel
*Amy King
*Galway Kinnell (born 1927)
*Susan Kinsolving
*Mary Kinzie
*David Kirby (poet)
*Lincoln Kirstein (1907–1996)
*Steve Kisicki
*Carolyn Kizer
*August Kleinzahler (born 1949)
*William Kloefkorn
*Etheridge Knight(1933–1991)
*Kenneth Koch (1925–2002)
*Wayne Koestenbaum
*Yusef Komunyakaa (born 1948)
*Ted Kooser
*Aaron Kramer
*Alfred Kreymborg
*Maxine Kumin
*Stanley Kunitz (1905–2006)
*Laurie Kutchins
*Joanne Kyger (born 1934)

L

*Christine E. Laine
*Philip Lamantia
*Fran Landesman
*Landis Everson
*Joseph Langland
*Sidney Lanier (1842–1881)
*Dorothea Lasky
*George Parsons Lathrop
*Richmond Lattimore
*Sanders Anne Laubenthal
*James Laughlin
*Ann Lauterbach
*Dorianne Laux
*James Lavilla-Havelin
*Patricia C Lawrence
*William P. Lawrence
*John Edward Lawson
*Robert Lax (1915–2000)
*Emma Lazarus
*Kelly Le Fave
*Li-Young Lee
*Malka Lee
*Samantha V. Lee
*Lemon (poet)
*Aya de Leon
*Ben Lerner
*David Lerner
*Jimmy Lerner
*Rika Lesser
*Denise Levertov (1923–1997)
*Dana Levin
*Philip Levine (born 1928)
*Larry Levis
*D. A. Levy
*William Levy
*Alonzo Lewis
*Robert W. Lewis
*Charles Lillard
*Shirley Geok-lin Lim
*Vachel Lindsay (1879–1931)
*Amon Liner
*Sara Jane Lippincott
*Jonathan Lamas
*George Cabot Lodge
*Ron Loewinsohn
*John Logan (1923-1987)
*Naomi Long Madgett (born 1923)
*James Longenbach
*Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)
*Audre Lorde, (born 1934)
*Amy Lowell (1874–1925)
*James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
*Maria White Lowell
*Robert Lowell (1917–1977)
*Walter Lowenfels
*Mina Loy
*Felipe Luciano
*Mario Lucio
*Lydia Lunch
*Masiela Lusha
*Thomas Lux
*William Whittingham Lyman Jr
*Thomas Lynch (born 1948)

M

*Jackson Mac Low
*Carlyle Ferren MacIntyre
*Percy MacKaye
*Nathaniel Mackey
*Archibald MacLeish (1892–1982)
*MadPunK
*Naomi Long Madgett
*Haki R. Madhubuti
*John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
*Taylor Mali
*Frank Richard Maloney
*Tom Mandel (poet)
*Donna M. Marbach
*Djelloul Marbrook
*Joseph Moncure March
*Edwin Markham
*Don Marquis
*David Mason
*Matt Mason
*Steve Mason
*Edgar Lee Masters (1868–1950
*Harry Mathews
*William Matthews (1942–1997)
*John Matthias
*James Maughn
*Kevin Max
*Bernadette Mayer
*Frances Mayes
*Janet McAdams
*Robert McAlmon
*Jack McCarthy
*J. D. McClatchy
*Michael McClure
*Michael McFee
*Bryant H. McGill (born 1969)
*Karyna McGlynn
*Michael McGovern
*Campbell McGrath
*Thomas McGrath
*Claude McKay (1889–1948)
*Louis McKee
*Rod McKuen
*Ray McManus
*James McMichael (born 1939)
*Wesley McNair
*Louise McNeill
*Alexander Beaufort Meek
*Abel Meeropol
*David Meltzer
*Herman Melville (born 1819–1890)
*Samuel Menashe (born 1925)
*William Meredith (born 1919)
*Billy Merrell
*Eve Merriam
*James Merrill (1926–1995)
*Stuart Merrill (1863–1915)
*Thomas Merton (1915–1968)
*W.S. Merwin (born 1927)
*Tom Meschery
*Sarah Messer (born 1966)
*Henry Meyer (1840-1925)
*Robert Mezey
*William Michaelian (born 1956)
*Diane Middlebrook
*Josephine Miles (1911–1985)
*Joseph Millar
*Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892–1950)
*Alice Duer Miller
*Rev. Jen Miller
*Joaquin Miller (1837–1913)
*Leslie Adrienne Miller
*May Miller
*Tim Miller
*Vassar Miller
*Deborah A. Miranda
*John Kearsley Mitchell
*Susan Mitchell
*K. Silem Mohammad
*Anis Mojgani
*Paul Monette
*Mong-Lan
*Marion Montgomery
*José Montoya
*William Vaughn Moody
*Clara Jessup Moore
*Charles Leonard Moore
*Daniel Moore
*Jacqueline S. Moore
*Jessica Care Moore
*Julia A. Moore
*Marianne Moore (1887–1972)
*Pat Mora
*Barbara Moraff
*A. F. Moritz
*Hilda Morley (1916–1998)
*George Frederick Morgan (1922–2004)
*Richard Morris
*Tracie Morris
*Jim Morrison (1943–1971)
*Bradford Morrow
*Elizabeth Cutter Morrow
*Stephen Morse (born 1945)
*John Most (born 1977)
*Jennifer Moxley (born 1964)
*Viggo Mortensen
*Howard Moss
*Thylias Moss
*John Most
*Louise Chandler Moulton
*Anna Cora Mowatt
*Lisel Mueller (born 1924)
*Harryette Mullen
*Charles Muñoz
*Erin Murphy
*Sheila Murphy
*Pauli Murray
*Victoria Murray
*Sheila Murphy
*Susan Myers

N

*Vladimir Nabokov
*Ogden Nash (1902–1971)
*Kyler L. Nathan III
*John Neal
*John Neihardt
*Jill Neimark
*Joel M. Nelson
*Howard Nemerov
*Arthur Nersesian
*Kenn Nesbitt (born 1962)
*F. A. Nettelbeck (born 1950)
*Jill Neimark
*Joel M. Nelson
*Howard Nemerov (1920–1991)
*Arthur Nersesian
*Kenn Nesbitt
*Martina Newberry
*Celeste Newbrough
*Aimee Nezhukumatathil (born 1974)
*Lorine Niedecker (1903–1970)
*Audrey Niffenegger
*John Frederick Nims
*Nina (poet)
*Lucille Nixon
*Eric "Big Daddy" Nord
*Jessica Nordell
*Shannon Norman (born 1981)
*Charles North
*Jessica Nelson North
*Harry E. Northup (born 1940)
*Jim Northrup (writer)
*Alice Notley
*Naomi Shihab Nye (born 1952)

O

*Edward Joseph Harrington O'Brien
*Geoffrey G. O'Brien
*Ed Ochester
*Blanche Oelrichs
*Frank O'Hara (1926–1966)
*Sharon Olds (born 1942)
*Mary Oliver (born 1935)
*Alix Olson
*Charles Olson (1910–1970)
*George Oppen (1908–1984)
*Mary Oppen (1908–1990)
*James Oppenheim
*Joel Oppenheimer
*Peter Oresick
*Alicia Ostriker
*Sophia Otap
*Maureen Owen

P

*Ron Padgett (born 1942)
*Grace Paley
*Condé Benoist Pallen
*Michael Palmer (born 1943)
*Jay Parini
*Dorothy Parker (1893–1967)
*Willadeene Parton
*Lee Passarella
*Linda Pastan (born 1932)
*Kenneth Patchen (1911–1972)
*Josephine Preston Peabody
*Richard Peabody
*Molly Peacock
*Harry Thurston Peck
*Bryan Penberthy
*Rob Penny
*James Gates Percival
*Eleanor Percy Lee
*William Alexander Percy
*Sam Pereira (born 1949)
*Bob Perelman
*Alice N. Persons
*Emily Pestana
*Robert Peters
*Marge Piercy (1936)
*Nick Piombino
*Robert Pinsky (1940)
*Carl Phillips
*Wanda Phipps
*Anthony Piccione
*John Pierpont
*Josephine Pinckney
*Edward Coote Pinkney
**J. E. Pitts
*Clarissa Pinkola Estés
*Sylvia Plath (1932–1963)
*Edgar Allan Poe (1809–1849)
*Lanny Poffo
*Robert Polito
*Ralph Pomeroy (poet)
*Paul Martinez Pompa
*Marie Ponsot (born 1921)
*Carol Potter
*Charles Potts (1943)
*Ezra Pound (1885–1972)
*Kevin Powell
*Julien de Lallande Poydras
*Jack Prelutsky (1940)
*Elizabeth Prentiss
*Reynolds Price
*Frederic Prokosch
*Kevin Prufer

Q

*George Quasha (born 1942)

R

*Lawrence Rabb
*Burton Raffel
*Sam Ragan
*Carl Rakosi (1903–2004)
*Lee Ranaldo
*Dudley Randall (1914–2000)
*James Ryder Randall
*Julia Randall
*Claudia Rankine (born 1963)
*Darren B. Rankins (born 1966)
*John Crowe Ransom (1888–1974)
*Sadi Ranson
*Ron Rash
*David Ray (born 1932)
*Wayne Ray (Alabama b. 1950, now in Canada)
*Thomas Buchanan Read
*Spencer Reece
*Ishmael Reed (born 1938)
*Lizette Woodworth Reese
*John Reinhard
*Naomi Replansky
*Paul Reps
*Carter Revard
*Donald Revell (born 1954)
*Jimmy D. Robinson 1964- songwriter, lyricist , poet
*Eben E. Rexford
*Kenneth Rexroth (1905–1982)
*Charles Reznikoff (1894–1976)
*Samuel F. Rhodes
*William Henry Rhodes
*René Ricard
*Cale Young Rice
*Stan Rice
*Adrienne Rich (born 1929)
*Beah Richards
*Laura E. Richards
*Monica Richards
*Lola Ridge (1873–1941)
*Laura Riding
*Tomás Riley
*James Whitcomb Riley
*Alberto Ríos
*Tomás Rivera
*Amélie Louise Rives
*Joe Roarty
*James J. Roberts (born 1947)
*Howard W. Robertson
*Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869–1935)
*Edouard Roditi
*Luis J. Rodriguez
*Theodore Roethke (1908–1963)
*Pattiann Rogers
*Matthew Rohrer
*Henry Rollins
*Ronald Talney
*Raymond Roseliep
*Franklin Rosemont (born 1943)
*J. Allyn Rosser
*Terry Rossio
*Jerome Rothenberg (born 1934)
*Michael Rothenberg
*Anne Rouse (born 1954)
*Thomas Rowley (1721–1796)
*Gibbons Ruark (born 1941)
*Anne Rouse
*Thomas Rowley (poet)
*Gibbons Ruark
*Mary Ruefle
*Muriel Rukeyser
*Nipsey Russell
*Archibald Rutledge
*Carl Hancock Rux
*Abram Joseph Ryan
*Kay Ryan
*Michael Ryan (poet)

*Michael Salinger
*Mary Jo Salter (born 1954
*Francis Saltus Saltus
*Frank Samperi
*Carl Sandburg (1878-1967)
*Robert Charles Sands
*Aram Saroyan
*May Sarton
*Minot Judson Savage
*Jeannine Savard
*John Godfrey Saxe
*Gitl Schaechter-Viswanath
*Ella H. Scharring-Hausen (1894-1985)
*Robert Louis Scharring-Hausen (1894-1969)
*Peter Schjeldahl
*Michael Schmidt (poet)
*Gjertrud Schnackenberg (born 1953 in poetry|1953)
*Dan Schneider (writer)
*Pat Schneider
*Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (1800-1842)
*Susan Polis Schutz
*James Schuyler (1923-1991)
*Delmore Schwartz (1913-1966)
*Patricia Roth Schwartz
*Armand Schwerner
*JIMMY D ROBINSON lyricist ,poet [1964-
*Alan Seeger
*Calvin Seerveld
*Frederick Seidel
*Martha Serpas
*Dr. Seuss
*Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
*Tom Sexton
*Tupac Shakur (1971-1996)
*Ntozake Shange
*Ravi Shankar (poet)
*David Shapiro (poet)
*Karl Shapiro (1913-2000)
*Eric Paul Shaffer
*G. S. Sharat Chandra
*Scott Shaw
*Aaron Shurin
*Eli Siegel
*Lydia Sigourney
*Richard Siken
*Leslie Marmon Silko (born 1948)
*Edward Rowland Sill
*Ron Silliman
*Murray Silverstein
*Shel Silverstein (1930-1999)
*Ron Silliman (born 1946)
*Charles Simic
*Jim Simmerman
*William Gilmore Simms
*Marge Simon
*Louis Simpson
*John Sinclair (poet)
*Hal Sirowitz (born 1949)
*Judith Skillman
*Myra Sklarew (born 1934)
*Clark Ashton Smith
*Edwin E. Smith
*Elbert H. Smith
*Elizabeth Oakes (Prince) Smith
*Langdon Smith
*Marc Smith
*Margaret Smith (poet)
*Patti Smith
*R. T. Smith
*Rod Smith
*Rolland Smith
*Tracy K. Smith (born 1972)
*William Jay Smith
*W. D. Snodgrass (born 1926)
*Eliza Roxcy Snow
*Craig Snyder
*Laurel Snyder
*Gary Snyder (born 1930)
*Gustaf Sobin (1935-2005)
*Roberto Solis
*Gilbert Sorrentino
*Juliana Spahr
*Anne Spencer (1882-1975)
*Jack Spicer
*James Spix (born 1974)
*Harriet Elizabeth Prescott Spofford
*Kim Stafford
*William Stafford (1914-1993)
*Frank Stanford (1948–1978)
*Henry Throop Stanton
*George Starbuck
*William Force Stead
*Edmund Clarence Stedman
*Elizabeth Clementine Stedman
*Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
*Mattie Stepanek
*George Sterling
*Gerald Stern (born 1925)
*C. J. Stevens
*James Thomas Stevens
*Wallace Stevens (1880-1955)
*Mary Stevenson (1922~1999)
*Allan Stevo (born 1979)
*Anne Stevenson
*Susan Stewart (born 1952)
*Trumbull Stickney
*John Stigall
*James Still
*Charles Warren Stoddard
*Ruth Stone
*William Wetmore Story
*Mark Strand (born 1934)
*Lucien Stryk
*Jesse Stuart
*A. M. Sullivan
*Patrick Ryan Dunn Sullivan
*Sekou Sundiata
*Barton Sutter
*Thomas Burnett Swann
*John Swanwick
*Robert Sward (born 1933))
*Cole Swensen (born )
*May Swenson (1913–1989)

T

*Eileen Tabios
*John Taggart
*Amber Tamblyn
*Luci Tapahonso
*Mark Tardi (born 1975)
*Nathaniel Tarn (born 1928)
*Allen Tate (1899–1979)
*James Tate (born 1943)
*Bayard Taylor
*Edward Taylor (1645-1729)
*Michelle Tea
*Sara Teasdale
*Michael Teig
*Robbie Q. Telfer
*Todd Temkin (born 1964)
*Lucy Terry
*Steve Tesich
*Celia Thaxter
*Ernest Thayer (1863–1940)
*Scofield Thayer
*William Roscoe Thayer
*Edith Matilda Thomas
*Lewis Thomas
*Lorenzo Thomas (poet)
*Dunstan Thompson
*Lady Gwen Thompson
*Maurice Thompson
*William Irwin Thompson
*Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)
*Tamara Thorne (born 1957)
*Richard Tillinghast (born 1940)
*Henry Timrod (1828–1867)
*Melvin B. Tolson (1898–1966)
*Ariel Tomioka
*Lee Tonouchi
*Nick Tosches
*Tony Tost
*William Tremblay
*David Trinidad
*Quincy Troupe
*John Trumbull (poet)
*Frederick Goddard Tuckerman
*Roman Tunkel
*Lewis Turco (born 1934)
*Brian Turner (American poet)
*Genya Turovskaya
*Chase Twichell
*E. Donald Two-Rivers

U-V

*David Unger (born 1950)
*Louis Untermeyer (born 1885–1977)
*Charles Upton (born 1948)
*Catherynne M. Valente (born 1979)
*Jean Valentine (born 1934)
*Max Wolf Valerio (born 1957)
*Cor van den Heuvel
*Mark Van Doren (born 1894–1972)
*Mona Van Duyn (born 1921–2004)
*Sheldon Vanauken (born 1914–1996)
*Janine Pommy Vega (born 1942)
*Jones Very (born 1813–1880)
*George Sylvester Viereck (born 1884–1962)
*Peter Viereck (born 1916–2006)
*Nick Virgilio (born 1928–1989)
*Gerald Vizenor (born 1934)
*Judith Vollmer (born 1951)
*Frederick Von Guerin

W

*Buddy Wakefield
*Dr. David E. Woodard (born 1957)
*Diane Wakoski (born 1937)
*Diane Wald
*Anne Waldman
*Rosmarie Waldrop (born 1945)
*Keith Waldrop
*Alice Walker (born 1944)
*Lonie Walker
*Margaret Walker
*Ryan Walsh
*BJ Ward (poet)
*Sean Ward (born 1966)
*Catherine Anne Warfield
*Robert Penn Warren (1905–1989)
*William John Watkins
*Barrett Watten (born 1948)
*Tom Weatherly
*Arthur Weil (born 1925)
*Hannah Weiner
*James Welch (poet)
*Lew Welch
*Joe Wenderoth
*Theodore Weiss (poet) (1916–2003)
*Paul West (poet)
*Philip Whalen
*Mark Whalon
*John Wheatcroft
*Phillis Wheatley (1753–1784)
*Beth Wheatley
*John Hall Wheelock
*John Brooks Wheelwright
*Edward Lucas White
*Gary J. Whitehead (born 1965)
*Ruth Whitman
*Walt Whitman (1819–1892)
*Adeline Dutton Train Whitney
*J.D. Whitney
*Reed Whittemore
*John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)
*Margaret Widdemer
*John Wieners
*Dara Wier Wilbur
*Richard Wilbur (born 1921)
*Carlos Wilcox
*Ella Wheeler Wilcox
*Richard Henry Wilde
*Charlotte Wilder
*Charles Willeford
*C. K. Williams
*Jonathan Williams (poet)
*Oscar Williams (1900–1964)
*Paul O. Williams
*Randall Williams
*Sarah Williams
*William Carlos Williams (1883–1963)
*Elizabeth Willis (born 1961)
*Nathaniel Parker Willis
*Edmund Wilson
*Ian Randall Wilson
*Peter Lamborn Wilson (born 1945)
*Anne Winters
*Yvor Winters
*Sam Witt
*Larry Woiwode
*John Barton Wolgamot
*Nellie Wong
*Merle Woo
*George Edward Woodberry
*Rik Woods
*Samuel Woodworth
*Gamel Woolsey
*Bryan Thao Worra
*Patience Worth
*C. D. Wright
*Charles Wright (poet)
*Franz Wright
*Jameelah Causey Wright
*James Wright (1927–1980)
*Jay Wright (poet)
*Kirby Wright
*Richard Wright (author) (1908–1960)
*Michael Wurster (born 1940)
*Elinor Wylie

X-Z

*Emanuel Xavier (born 1971)
*Lois-Ann Yamanaka (born 1961)
*Leo Yankevich
*John Yau (born 1950)
*Al Young (born 1939)
*C. Dale Young (born 1969)
*Dean Young (poet) (born 1955)
*Kevin Young (poet) (born 1970)
*Matthew Zapruder (born 1967)
*Lisa Zaran (born 1969)
*Marya Zaturenska (1902–1982)
*Calvin Ziegler (1854–1930)
*Louis Zukofsky (1904–1978)
*Andrew C. Zinn

ee also

*United States poetry
*List of poets
*List of English language poets
*List of years in poetry
*Academy of American Poets
*List of Jewish American poets


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