Literary Library

Arthur Hugh Clough

January 1, 1819 - November 13, 1861English poet, educator and assistant to Florence NightingaleAuthor of "Dipsychus" and "Amours De Voyage"

Norman Rosten

January 1, 1913 - March 7, 1995American poet, playwright, novelist and screenwriterAuthor of "Thrive Upon the Rock", "Mister Johnson", "Over and Ou...

Charles Badger Clark

January 1, 1883 - September 26, 1957American Cowboy poetAuthor of "Sun and Saddle Leather", "Round Mountain Range" and "Pawnee Dawn"Named the first...

Machi Tawara

December 31, 1962 - Japanese writer, translator, poet and teacherAuthor of "Salad Anniversary", "The Palm of the Wind's Heart" and "Chocolate Revo...

Frank Marshall Davis

December 31, 1905 - July 16, 1987African-American journalist, poet, political & labor movement activist, editor and businessmanAuthor of "Black...

Clarence Major

December 31, 1936 - African-American poet, painter, novelist, teacher and editorAuthor of "All-Night Visitors", "My Amputations", "Dirty Bird Blue...

Rudyard Kipling

December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936English journalist, poet, novelist and short story writerAuthor of "The Jungle Book", "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Whi...

Patti Smith

December 30, 1946 - American singer-songwriter, musician, author and poetAuthor of "Cowboy Mouth", "Just Kids" (for which she won the National Boo...

Alasdair Gray

December 28, 1934 - December 29, 2019Scottish novelist, short story writer, playwright, poet, translator, historian and artistAuthor of "Lanark: A...

Teo Savory

December 27, 1907 - November 14, 1989American novelist, poet, translator and publisherAuthor of "The Landscape of Dreams", "The Single Secret" and ...

Mirza Ghalib

December 27, 1797 - February 15, 1869Indian poetAuthor of "Perfume of Hindi" and many sonnets, ghazals and lettersWas the Poet Laureate of the roy...

Mina Loy

December 27, 1882 - September 25, 1966British artist, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, painter, designer and bohemianAuthor of "Lunar Baedeker"...