April is National Poetry Month.
Here are a few famous poets who have April birthdays:
Dr. Maya Angelou
Poet, singer, author and civil rights activist Dr.Maya Angelou was born on April 4, 1928. Angelou received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2010.
The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou by Maya Angelou
English poet William Wordsworth was born on April 7, 1770. Wordsworth helped to launch the “Romantic Age” of English literature.
Irish born playwright, poet and author Seamus Heaney was born on April 13, 1939. Heaney won the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.
Station Island by Seamus Heaney
American Poet Etheridge Knight was born on April 18, 1931.
The Essential Etheridge Knight by Etheridge Knight
Playwright and Poet William Shakespeare was born on April 23, 1564.
Robert Penn Warren
Poet, novelist and literary critic Robert Penn Warren was born on April 24, 1905. Warren won Pulitzer prizes for his poetry and for his fiction writing.
American Poet Ted Kooser was born April 25,1939.
House Held Up By Trees by Ted Kooser