Top 20 Poet celebrities in Austria
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Poet celebrities [Updated October 2, 2022].
Franz Werfel was born
on September 10, 1890
He had published his first poetry collection by the time he was twenty-one years old.
Ernst Jandl was born
on August 1, 1925
His German language poems are characterized by word play. Some of his poems, for example, were composed using words containing only one vowel.
Georg Trakl was born
on February 3, 1887
He began using drugs and frequenting brothels as a teenager. During this period, he also wrote his first poems.
Franz Grillparzer was born
on January 15, 1791
A popular Austrian pastry, the Grillparzertorte, was named in his honor.
Erich Fried was born
on May 6, 1921
He started writing politically-themed poetry and essays very early in his life. He also worked as a child actor.
Peter Rosegger was born
on July 31, 1843
His literary fame became an asset to the tourism industry in the Alpine region where he grew up.
Veronica Micle was born
on April 22, 1850
Her birth name was Ana Campeanu, and she sometimes wrote under the pseudonym of Corina.
Franz Wright was born
on March 18, 1953
He translated the poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke.
Christine Lavant was born
on July 4, 1915
She took her pseudonym, Lavant, from the name of the Austrian region -- the Lavant Valley -- where her father worked.
Oswald Lewinter was born
on April 2, 1931
He was awarded the 1997 International Rilke Prize in Poetry.