Adonis Ali Ahmad Sa’íd Asbar
(1930) was born in a small village in Northern Syria. Writing under the name Adonis since 1947, he moved to Beirut in the 1950s.....
Simin Behbahani
(1927-2014, Tehran) is the foremost poet of contemporary Persian literature. She has been twice nominated for the Nobel Prize.
Sir Geoffrey William Hill
Sir Geoffrey William Hill (1932, Bromsgrove) is an English poet and Professor of literature and theology.
Yevgeny Yevtushenko
Yevgeny Yevtushenko was born in 1933 in the Siberian village of Zima. His family has Russian, Ukrainian and Tatar roots.
Tadeusz Różewicz
Tadeusz Różewicz (1921, Radomsko) belongs to the nation of the “escaped”.
Tomaž Šalamun
(1941, Zagreb) is a contemporary Slovenian poet. In Western Europe and especially the United States, he is among the best-known Eastern European poets.
Tomás Venclova
(1937) is a Lithuanian poet, writer, translator and literary scholar. The son of Soviet politician Antanas Venclova, he studied at the University of Tartu.
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