Top 20 Poet celebrities in England
Here is the latest list of the world's top 20 Poet celebrities [Updated May 29, 2022].
Dorothy Wordsworth was born
on December 25, 1771
English author, journal writer, and poet best known as the sister of Romantic poet William Wordsworth. She is mentioned in Wordsworth's renowned "Tintern Abbey" poem.
She never desired fame for her writing, never married, and lived the last decades of her life as an invalid.
Edward Lear was born
on May 12, 1812
An artist as well as an author, he created drawings for his debut publication, which was entitled Illustrations of the Family of the Psittacidae, or Parrots.
Ernest Dowson was born
on August 2, 1867
His poetry contained many quotable lines that were adopted as titles and/or alluded to in works by composer Cole Porter
and playwright Eugene O'Neill, among others.
Percy Bysshe Shelley was born
on August 4, 1792
His famous verse drama, Prometheus Unbound, was published in 1820.
Gerard Manley Hopkins was born
on July 28, 1844
His poetry frequently contains a metrical innovation known as "sprung rhythm."
William Hayley was born
on November 9, 1745
His fame made him the logical nominee for the 1790 English Poet Laureateship, but he refused the honor.
WH Auden was born
on February 21, 1907
He wrote the famous poem, "Funeral Blues," also known as "Stop All the Clocks," in 1938.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born
on October 21, 1772
Kubla Khan was inspired by a dream that Coleridge had while he was under the influence of opium.
Eric Stenbock was born
on March 12, 1860
He suffered from drug addiction and was an eccentric who traveled with a monkey and a human-sized doll that he claimed was his child.
Geoffrey Hill was born
on June 18, 1932
He was an only child and, in his youth, enjoyed going on long walks with his copy of A Little Treasury of Modern Poetry in hand.
Pamela Ayres was born
on March 14, 1947
She was paid 600 pounds to star in a 1976 cream cheese commercial.
Philip Larkin was born
on August 9, 1922
He declined a 1984 offer to become English Poet Laureate because he did not believe that he was producing poetic work of any significance.
Elizabeth Jennings was born
on July 18, 1926
in Lincolnshire, England.
She was a devout Catholic, and her faith greatly influenced her literary work.
Nicholas Rowe was born
on June 20, 1674
He became Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1715.
Edmund John was born
on November 27, 1883
His work, modeled on the poetry of Algernon Charles Swinburne, was criticized for its decadence.
Arthur Hallam was born
on February 1, 1811
English poet known for his association with Alfred Lord Tennyson, who wrote 'In Memoriam A.H.H.' in Hallam's honor. Hallam published his own poetry collection, the simply-titled Poems, in 1830.
He died tragically at the age of twenty-two from a brain aneurysm.
Hussain Manawer was born
on March 11, 1991
in Ilford, England.
Poet who has spoke at events alongside Kofi Annan, Justin Trudeau and Meghan Markle. He is a mental health and awareness advocate and shares his inspiring content through Instagram for his over 40,000 followers.
He is known for having set a world record for the largest mental health lesson for over 1,000 students at Hackney Empire London which launched an annual festival as a result, helping promote mental health awareness.
Isaac Rosenberg was born
on November 25, 1890
He was killed in combat in France during World War I.
Thomas Chatterton was born
on November 20, 1752
He often wrote under the pseudonym of Thomas Rowley.
Henry Austin Dobson was born
on January 18, 1840
in Plymouth, England.
His poem "Before Sedan" was transformed in 2005 into a song by the metal band Industrial Frost.