Top 20 Poet celebrities in Australia
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Poet celebrities [Updated May 17, 2022].
David Campbell was born
on July 16, 1915
Australian poet known for Deaths and Pretty Cousins, Encounters, Man in the Honeysuckle, and other poetry collections. He was the recipient of both the Grace Leven Prize and the Kenneth Slessor Prize.
He joined The Royal Australian Air Force in 1939.
Net Worth 2020: $10 Million
Lang Leav was born
on September 9, 1983
Some of her poetry books include Love & Misadventure, The Universe of Us, Memories, and Lullabies. She also released the debut novel Sad Girls in 2017.
Banjo Paterson was born
on February 17, 1864
He had an Australian postage stamp created in his honor in 1981.
Dorothy Coade Hewett was born
on May 21, 1923
She became a member of the Communist Party in 1946 but rescinded her membership in 1968.
Beau Taplin was born
on October 24, 1988
in Melbourne, Australia.
He has written lyrics for the band For Our Hero.
Louisa Lawson was born
on February 17, 1848
She created The Dawn Club in 1889, and she and the organization's other members fought for the suffrage of Australian women.
Ross Clark was born
on August 30, 1953
He taught poetry writing classes at the Queensland University of Technology.
Peter Porter was born
on February 16, 1929
in Brisbane, Australia.
He met Jill Neville while traveling from Australia to England in 1951. Afterwards, Neville made Porter a character in her 1966 novel The Fall Girl.
Les Murray was born
on October 17, 1938
He and fellow Australian activists and writers created the Australian Commonwealth Party in 1972.
James McAuley was born
on October 12, 1917
He collaborated with another poet on the writing of modernist nonsense poems, which the two published as an elaborate literary hoax.
Kenneth Slessor was born
on March 27, 1901
His best-known poems -- "Five Bells" and "Beach Burial" -- were written during the World War II years.
Erin Hanson was born
on June 22, 1995
in Brisbane, Australia.
Her work has been featured and is for sale through the Barnes and Noble website.
John Forbes was born
on September 1, 1950
He died of a heart attack at the young age of forty-seven.
Christopher Brennan was born
on November 1, 1870
He was fired from his position at the University of Sydney's library as a result of the dual scandal of his divorce and constant intoxication.
Francis Webb was born
on February 8, 1925
Twentieth-century Australian poet known for Ghost of the Cock, Socrates and Other Poems, and Birthday. He received both the Christopher Brennan Award and the Gold Medal of the Australian Literature Society.
He suffered from schizophrenia and spent a large portion of his adult life in psychiatric institutions.
Gwen Harwood was born
on June 8, 1920
She wrote under several male and female pseudonyms early in her career. These pen names include Walter Lehmann, Francis Geyer, Alan Carvosso, and Miriam Stone.
Les Wicks was born
on June 15, 1955
He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 1980.
Oodgeroo Noonuccal was born
on November 3, 1920
She was held captive for several days by Palestinian hijackers of a 1974 British Airways flight.