List of poets from North America

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This is a list of poets from North America.




  • John McCrae, known for "In Flanders Fields" (a poem about war); d. 1918
Pages appear in Category:Canadian poets
Pages appear in Category:Cuban poets

Dominican Republic


Norberto James Rawlings, wrote one of the most iconic Dominican poems of the twentieth century, "The Immigrants";[5][6] born in the Dominican Republic; d. 2021




Pages appear in Category:Jamaican poets


Pages appear in Category:Mexican poets

Saint Lucia


United States


The Nobel Prize in Literature, has been won by poets Toni Morrison, Louise_Glück. Another winner of that award, Sinclair Lewis, had his first works (printed or) published in Yale Courant and the Yale Literary Magazine; Those works were romantic poetry and short sketches.

Pages appear in Category:American poets

Trinidad and Tobago


John Lyons, born in Trinidad (1933), grew up in Trinidad and Tobago

Other countries in North America, has famous poets.



  1. Hughes, Michael, "Lamming, George", in A Companion to West Indian Literature, Collins, 1979, p. 69.
  2. Staff (2006). "Kamau Brathwaite.", The Griffin Poetry Prize. The Griffin Poetry Prize, 2006.
  3. Luis Sexto. "Carlida Oliver Labra: Poetry and Total Love". CubaNow. Archived from the original on June 9, 2007. Retrieved 2006-12-13.
  4. Urbano Martínez Carmenate (2004). Carilda Oliver Labra: La Poesía Como Destino. Cuba: Editorial Letras Cubanas. p. 485.
  5. «"James J. Davis: Entrevista con el dominicano Norberto James Rawlings" Consultado el 2 de diciembre de 2016.
  6. «"Miguel D. Mena: "La urdimbre del silencio” de Norberto James Rawlings"" Consultado el 2 de diciembre de 2016.
  7. Taukolonga, Sara (13 August 2011). "Making Poetry Seem Like A Breeze". The Voice. Retrieved 6 August 2021 – via Repeating Islands.
  8. Store Norske Leksikon. Retrieved 2023-12-01
  9. Banks, Margot Harper (2012). Religious allusion in the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks. McFarland & Co. p. 3. ISBN 978-0786449392.
  10. Watkins, Mel (December 4, 2000). "Gwendolyn Brooks, Whose Poetry Told of Being Black in America, Dies at 83". The New York Times. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved September 13, 2012. Gwendolyn Brooks, who illuminated the black experience in America in poems that spanned most of the 20th century, winning the Pulitzer Prize in 1950, died yesterday at her home in Chicago. She was 83.
  11. "Frost? Williams? No, Gwendolyn Brooks". Archived from the original on December 20, 2016. Retrieved January 24, 2020.
  12. "'One Today': Full Text of Richard Blanco Inaugural Poem". ABC News.