30 Famous poets from the centuries

For anyone interested in the different poets over the years, here’s a short list of some of the more recognized ones, organized by their date of birth and nationality.

  • 1. Homer, 8th century BC, Greek
  • 2. Ovid, 43 BC, Roman
  • 3. Aeschylus, 2nd century AD, Greek
  • 4. Omar Khayyam, 1048, Persian, from Nishapur and Bukhara, Uzbekistan
  • 5. Rumi, 1207, Persian, from Tajikistan, Nichapur, Baghdad, Damascus, and Turkey
  • 6. Dante Alighieri, 1265, Italian
  • 7. Giovanni Boccaccio, 1313, Italian
  • 8. Geoffrey Chaucer, 1343, English
  • 10. William Shakespeare, 1564, English
  • 11. John Donne, 1572, English
  • 12. John Milton, 1608, English
  • 14. William Blake, 1757, English
  • 16. Edgar Allen Poe, 1809, American
  • 17. Whitman, 1819, American
  • 18. Melville, 1819, American, New York
  • 19. Emily Dickinson, 1830, American, Massachusetts
  • 20. Rimbaud, 1854, French
  • 22. Rilke, 1875, Austrian
  • 23. Ezra Pound, 1885, American
  • 24. D.H. Lawrence, 1885, English
  • 25. T.S. Eliot, 1888, American & British
  • 26. Fernando Pessoa, 1888, Portuguese
  • 28. Dylan Thomas, 1914, Welsh
  • 30. Allen Ginsberg, 1926, American

Organize your writings on your own network

If you’re a writer or thinking about writing your own poems, you can use an Odysen network to help organize your work.  Here are a few benefits you get from doing so:

  • Storing backups: Keep backups of your work in case something bad happens to your main computer, store poems in notes or upload a word file to Documents.
  • Sharing with others: If you’re looking to get feedback on your work, you can either add others to your existing network or create a sub-network just for them.
  • Publication: If you’re ready to try to get your work published, you can use your network to centralize a few of your activities.  This could be adding websites for various literary journals, magazines, book publishers, as well as those for DIY publishing services.
  • Privacy: As it’s your network, you own your content and only others you’ve invited will have access to view it.  Helpful for keeping the rough drafts under wraps until the appropriate polish has been taken care of.
  • Low cost: You can get started or use on an occasional basis for free with the Basic plan, allowing you to add 50 content items, have 1 GB of storage, and create as many networks as you’d like.  Later you can upgrade to a relatively low cost plan for more active usage.

Learn more about having your own network for writing, including using the applications, the benefits, and other relevant blog articles.

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