Top 20 Poet celebrities in Australia

Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Poet celebrities [Updated May 17, 2022].

1. David Campbell

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David Campbell was born on July 16, 1915 in Australia.

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

2. Lang Leav

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Lang Leav was born on September 9, 1983 in Australia.
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.

3. Banjo Paterson

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Banjo Paterson was born on February 17, 1864 in Australia.
He had an Australian postage stamp created in his honor in 1981.

4. Dorothy Coade Hewett

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Dorothy Coade Hewett was born on May 21, 1923 in Australia.
She became a member of the Communist Party in 1946 but rescinded her membership in 1968.

5. Beau Taplin

Beau Taplin was born on October 24, 1988 in Melbourne, Australia.
He has written lyrics for the band For Our Hero.

6. Louisa Lawson

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Louisa Lawson was born on February 17, 1848 in Australia.
She created The Dawn Club in 1889, and she and the organization's other members fought for the suffrage of Australian women.

7. Ross Clark

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Ross Clark was born on August 30, 1953 in Australia.
He taught poetry writing classes at the Queensland University of Technology.

8. Peter Porter

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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.

9. Les Murray

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Les Murray was born on October 17, 1938 in Australia.
He and fellow Australian activists and writers created the Australian Commonwealth Party in 1972.

10. James McAuley

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James McAuley was born on October 12, 1917 in Australia.
He collaborated with another poet on the writing of modernist nonsense poems, which the two published as an elaborate literary hoax.

11. Kenneth Slessor

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Kenneth Slessor was born on March 27, 1901 in Australia.
His best-known poems -- "Five Bells" and "Beach Burial" -- were written during the World War II years.

12. Erin Hanson

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. 

13. John Forbes

John Forbes was born on September 1, 1950 in Australia.
He died of a heart attack at the young age of forty-seven.

14. Christopher Brennan

Christopher Brennan was born on November 1, 1870 in Australia.
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.

15. Francis Webb

Francis Webb was born on February 8, 1925 in Australia.

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.

16. Gwen Harwood

Gwen Harwood was born on June 8, 1920 in Australia.
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.

17. Les Wicks

Les Wicks was born on June 15, 1955 in Australia.
He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 1980.

18. Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Oodgeroo Noonuccal was born on November 3, 1920 in Australia.
She was held captive for several days by Palestinian hijackers of a 1974 British Airways flight.

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