Contemporary Poets

Contemporary Poets – A

Seth Abramson (1976 – Present)

Deborah Ager (1971 – Present)

W. Jude Aher (1952 – Present)

Dan Albergotti

Ralph Angel (1953 – Present)

Maya Angelou (1928 – Present)

John Ashbery (1927 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – B

Mary Jo Bang (1946 – Present)

Mark Bibbins

Robert Bly (1926 – Present)

Bruce Bond

Richard Brautigan (1935 – 1984)

Traci Brimhall

Joseph Brodsky (1940 – 1996)

William Bronk (1918 – 1999)

Henry Charles Bukowski (1920 – 1994)

Contemporary Poets – C

Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Ashley Capps

CAConrad (1966 – Present)

Lucille Clifton (1936 – 2010)

Billy Collins (1941 – Present)

Peter Conners (1970 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – D

Kristina Marie Darling

Michael Donaghy (1954- 2004)

Patrick Donnelly (1956 – Present)

Denise Duhamel (1961 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – E

Cornelius Eady (1954 – Present)

Russell Edson (1935 – Present)

Thomas Sayers Ellis 

Rebecca Elson (1960 – 1999)

Maggie Estep (1963 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – F

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919 – Present)

Nick Flynn (1960 – Present)

Vievee Francis

Contemporary Poets – G

Jack Gilbert (1925 – 2012)

Allen Ginsberg (1926 – 1997)

Kate Greenstreet 

Jennifer Grotz (1971 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – H

Matt Hart

Daniel Hoffman (1923 – 2013)

Ted Hughes (1930 – 1998)

Contemporary Poets – I

David Ignatow (1914 – 1997)

Mark Irwin (1953 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – J

Elizabeth Jennings (1926 – 2001)

Erica Jong (1942 – Present)

A. Van Jordan (1965 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – K

Laura Kasischke (1961 – Present)

Jane Kenyon (1947 – 1995)

Amy King

Etheridge Knight (1931 – 1991)

Contemporary Poets – L

Alex Lemon (1978 – Present)

Ben Lerner (1979 – Present)

Denise Levertov (1923 – 1997)

Dana Levin (1965 – Present)

Ada Limón (1976 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – M

Randall Mann (1972 – Present)

Corey Marks

Cate Marvin (1969 – Present)

William Matthews (1942 – 1997)

Karyna McGlynn (1977 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – N

Howard Nemerov (1920 – 1991)

Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920 – 1993)

Alden Nowlan (1933 – 1983)

Contemporary Poets – O

Mary Oliver (1935 – Present)

Matthew Olzmann

Meghan O’Rourke (1976 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – P

Oliver de la Paz

Craig Santos Perez

Nate Pritts (1974 – Present)

Kevin Prufer (1969 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – Q

Nizar Qabbani (1923 – 1998)

Contemporary Poets – R

Paisley Rekdal

Laura Reed

Michael Robbins

Mary Ruefle (1952 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – S

Ed Skoog (1971 – Present)

Tracy K. Smith (1972 – Present)

Larissa Szporluk

Mark Strand (1934 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – T

James Tate (1943 – Present)

Natasha Trethewey (1966 – Present)

Quincy Troupe (1939 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – V

Dimitris Varos (1949 – Present)

Andrei Voznesensky (1933 – 2010)

Contemporary Poets – W

David Wagoner (1926 – Present)

Derek Walcott (1930 – Present)

Alice Walker (1944 – Present)

Richard Wilbur (1921 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – X

Emanuel Xavier (1971 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – Y

Jake Adam York (1972 – 2012)

Dean Young (1955 – Present)

Contemporary Poets – Z

Maya Jewell Zeller

Rachel Zucker (1971 – Present)