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5 Poets You Should Learn

March 21 is noticed as World Poetry Day, annually. The date was settled upon in 1999, by UNESCO, on the 30th Common Convention in Paris, the place the necessity to assist poetic expression throughout languages, notably these which can be endangered, was harassed upon. To today, March 21 is widely known as World Poetry Day to honour the poets.

If you wish to have fun World Poetry Day, all you are able to do is both learn poems of well-known poets. Here’s a listing of 5 poets whose works one should not miss.

Jibanananda Das

One of the vital influential poets who wrote within the Bengali, Das’s modernist poetry is a must-read for many who want to uncover Bengali poetry past the works of Rabindranath Tagore and Kazi Nazrul Islam. Poems like Banalata Sen, Banglar Mukh and Abar Ashibo Phire are amongst his well-known works. Das was reclusive and a big quantity of his works was not found till after his demise.


Kalidasa is taken into account the best Sanskrit poet in historical India. He’s identified for his two epic poems Kumārasambhava and Raghuvamśa. The previous is a devotional poem concerning the goddess Parvati’s life with Shiva and son Kartikeya, whereas the latter offers with royals of the Raghu dynasty. Kalidasa can be identified for his minor poems Meghadūta and Ṛtusamhāra.

Bhanubhakta Acharya

The 10th-century author from Nepal is taken into account to be the primary poet from the nation. His birthday is widely known as Bhanu Jayanti. His poems like Ghanshi, a couple of poor grass cutter he met, and Bhakta Maala, Kantipuri Nagari and Ram Gita, are amongst his well-known poems. The primary translation of the Ramayana to Nepali was executed by him.

Pleasure Harjo

She is the primary United States Poet Laureate from the Native American neighborhood. She makes use of the medium of poetry to inform her story and that of her neighborhood. A few of her standard poetry collections embody She Had Some Horses, An American Sunshine, My Home is the Crimson Earth and Grace amongst others.

Ocean Vuong

The Vietnamese-American poet writes about his childhood in Vietnam and the Vietnam Struggle. He gained the T.S. Eliot Prize in 2017 for Evening Sky with Exit Wounds (2016). His different poems embody Trevor, Sometime I’ll Love Ocean Vuong, and Scavengers amongst others.