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Jean Valentine

b. 1934

Jean Valentine was born in 1934 in Chicago, Illinois and has lived most of her life in New York City. In 1964, her first collection Dream Barker was chosen for the Yale Series of Younger Poets. Her...

David Wagoner

b. 1926

David Wagoner is widely regarded as the leading poet of the Pacific Northwest. He was born in Ohio and grew up in Indiana, where his mother, a trained opera singer, sang German lieder around the...

Derek Walcott

b. 1930

Derek Walcott (b. 1930) was awarded the Nobel prize for Literature in 1992, two years after the publication of his most ambitious and celebrated work to date, Omeros, an epic poem which draws on the...

Chris Wallace-Crabbe

b. 1934

Chris Wallace-Crabbe was born in 1934. His father was a journalist and his mother a pianist, and he describes his family tradition as 'military-bohemian Scots'. After leaving school he worked as...

John Watson

b. 1939

John Watson was born in 1939 in the Bland district in NSW. He went on to study mathematics at the University of Sydney and worked as a high-school maths teacher for thirty years until taking early...

John Whitworth

b. 1945

John Whitworth is an English poet born in India who now lives in Canterbury with his wife and two cats, his grown-up daughters still conveniently nearby.  He began writing as an undergraduate at...

Richard Wilbur

b. 1921

Richard Wilbur (b. 1921, New York) is perhaps best known as the second person to hold the position of US Poet Laureate (1987-88), and is also the recipient of laurels including the Pulitzer Prize,...

William Carlos Williams

b. 1883 d. 1963

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) famously combined the two careers of doctor and writer, along the way founding a specifically American version of Modernism. He was born in Rutherford, New Jersey...

C K Williams

b. 1939

C. K. Williams (b. 1939) is particularly well-known for his formal innovations, the long-lined poems of clause-rich syntax which have become his trademark. Born in Newark, New Jersey, Williams has...

Hugo Williams

b. 1942

Hugo Williams (b. 1942) is the son of the actor Hugh Williams and the model and actress Margaret Vyner-Williams. His glamorous yet financially precarious family life provides much of the inspiration...