Poets by Century

 

1st Century

 

2nd Century

Nagarjuna (150? - 250?) (India)

4th Century

  Candaka (290? - 365?) (India)
  Hekhalot Hymns (Anonymous) (4th Century) (Israel/Palestine)
  Hui K'o (4th Century) (China)
Kalidasa (350? - 430?) (India)
T'ao Ch'ien (365 - 427) (China)

5th Century

  Yose ben Yose (5th Century) (Israel/Palestine)

6th Century

Boethius (480? - 525) (Italy)
  Seng-Ts'an (520? - 606?) (China)
  Eleazar ben Kallir (6th Century) (Israel/Palestine)
Dionysius the Areopagite (6th Century) (Syria)
  Taliesin (6th Century) (Wales)
  Yannai (6th Century) (Israel/Palestine)

7th Century

  Govindasvami (7th Century) (India)
Tiruvalluvar (7th Century) (India)
  Nukata (638? - 710?) (Japan)
  Hsuan Chueh of Yung Chia / Yoka Genkaku (665 - 713) (China)

8th Century

  Meng Hao-jan (689 - 740) (China)
Wang Wei (699? - 761) (China)
Li Bai (701 - 762) (China)
  Tu Fu (712 - 770) (China)
  Rabia al-Basri (Rabia al- Adawiyya) (717 - 801) (Iraq)
Nammalvar (8th Century) (India)
Saraha (8th Century) (India)
Han-shan (Cold Mountain) (730? - 850?) (China)
  Chiao Jan (730 - 799) (China)
P'ang Yun (Layman P'ang) (740? - 808) (China)
Feng-kan (Big Stick) (750? - 850?) (China)
Lu Tung Pin (755 - 805) (China)
Yeshe Tsogyel (8th Century) (Tibet)

9th Century

  Po Chu-i (772 - 846) (China)
  Shih-te (Pickup) (780? - 850?) (China)
Shankara (788 - 820) (India)
  Dhun-Nun al- Misri (796 - 859) (Egypt)
  Tung-Shan (Tozan) (806 - 869) (China)
  Sahl al- Tustari (818? - 896) (Iran/Persia)
Andal (9th Century) (India)
  Civivakkiyar (9th Century) (India)
  Manikkavacakar (9th Century) (India)
  Wu Cailan (9th Century) (China)
  Abu 'l-Husayn al-Nuri (? - 908) (Iraq)
  Mansur al- Hallaj (9th Century) (Iran/Persia)

10th Century

  Yung-ming Yen-shou (904 - 975) (China)
  Niffari (Muhammad ibn al-Hasan an-Niffari) (? - 965) (Iraq)
  Devara Dasimayya (10th Century) (India)
Gorakhnath (10th Century) (India)
  Pattinattar (10th Century) (India)
Symeon the New Theologian (949 - 1032) (Turkey)

11th Century

  Abu-Said Abil-Kheir (967 - 1049) (Turkmenistan)
  Izumi Shikibu (974? - 1034?) (Japan)
  Baba Kuhi of Shiraz (980? - 1050) (Iran/Persia)
Tilopa (988 - 1069) (India)
  Samuel ha Nagid (993 - 1056) (Spain)
Khwaja Abdullah Ansari (1006 - 1088) (Afghanistan)
Marpa (Marpa Lotsawa) (1012 - 1097) (Tibet)
Naropa (1016 - 1100) (India)
Solomon ibn Gabirol (1021? - 1058) (Spain)
  Qushayri (? - 1074) (Iran/Persia)
  Hakim Sanai (1044? - 1150?) (Afghanistan)
Ahmad Jami (1048 - 1141) (Iran/Persia)
Omar Khayyam (11th Century) (Iran/Persia)
Milarepa (1052 - 1135) (Tibet)
Guilhem IX of Poitou (1071 - 1126) (France)

12th Century

  Judah Halevi (1075? - 1141) (Spain)
  Hung-chih Cheng-chueh (1091 - 1157) (China)
  Ayn al-Qozat Hamadani (1098 - 1131) (Iran/Persia)
Hildegard von Bingen (1098 - 1179) (Germany)
  Isaac of Stella (1100 - 1169) (England & France)
Farid ud-Din Attar (1120? - 1220?) (Iran/Persia)
Sun Buer (1124? - 1182?) (China)
Allama Prabhu (12th Century) (India)
Mahsati Ganjavi (12th Century) (Azerbaijan)
Jayadeva (12th Century) (India)
Akka Mahadevi (12th Century) (India)
Basava (1134 - 1196) (India)
  Gharib Nawaz (1142? - 1236?) (Iran/Persia & India)
Bernart de Ventadorn (1145? - 1180) (France)
  Najmoddin Kobra (1145 - 1221) (Iran/Persia)
Arnaut Daniel (? - 1210?) (France)
Giraut de Bornelh (1165? - 1210) (France)

13th Century

Muhyiddin ibn Arabi (1165 - 1240) (Spain)
Baba Sheikh Farid (1173 - 1266) (Pakistan)
Francis of Assisi (1181 - 1226) (Italy)
  Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181 - 1235) (Egypt)
  Wu Men (Hui-k'ai) (1183 - 1260) (China)
  Hamid al-Din Kirmani (? - 1238)
Clare of Assisi (1193? - 1254) (Italy)
Nachmanides (Moses ben Nachman) (1194 - 1270) (Spain)
Eihei Dogen (1200 - 1253) (Japan)
Mechthild of Magdeburg (1207 - 1297) (Germany)
Mevlana Jelaluddin Rumi (1207 - 1273) (Afghanistan & Turkey (Persia))
Sa'di (1207? - 1291) (Iran/Persia)
Hadewijch (13th Century) (Belgium)
  Meshullam da Piera (? - 1261?) (Spain)
  Binavi Badakhshani (13th Century) (Afghanistan)
  Eldar Edda (Anonymous) (13th Century) (Iceland)
  Baba Afzal Kashani (13th Century) (Iran/Persia)
  Yun-k'an Tzu (13th Century) (China)
Jacopone da Todi (Jacopone Benedetti) (1230 - 1306) (Italy)
Ramon Llull (1232 - 1315) (Spain)
  Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia (1238 - 1325) (India)
Yunus Emre (1238 - 1320) (Turkey)
  Fakhruddin Iraqi (? - 1289) (Iran/Persia/India/Turkey)
  Rabbi Abraham Abulafia (1240 - 1295?) (Spain)
  Kuan Han-Ch'ing (1240 - 1320) (China)
  Sultan Valad (1240? - 1312) (Turkey)
  Zohar (Moses de Leon) (1245? - 1305) (Spain)
  Joseph Gikatilla (1248 - 1325?) (Spain)
  Ibn Ata' Illah (1250 - 1309) (Egypt)
Mahmud Shabistari (1250? - 1340) (Iran/Persia)
Amir Khusrow Dehlawi (1253 - 1325) (India)
  Marguerite Porete (1260? - 1310) (France)
Dante Alighieri (1265? - 1321) (Italy)
Jnanadev (1275 - 1296) (India)
Muktabai (13th Century) (India)

14th Century

  Sharafuddin Maneri (1263 - 1381) (India)
Namdev (1270 - 1350) (India)
  Shiwu (Stonehouse) (1272 - 1352) (China)
  Ryuzan (1274 - 1358) (Japan)
Muso Soseki (1275 - 1351) (Japan)
  Ala al-Dawla Simnani (? - 1336) (Iran/Persia)
Jakushitsu (1290 - 1367) (Japan)
  Janabai (1298 - 1350?) (India)
  Jusammi Chikako (14th Century) (Japan)
  Longchen Rabjampa (1308 - 1363) (Tibet)
  Hafiz (1320 - 1389) (Iran/Persia)
Lalla (14th Century) (Kashmir (India/Pakistan))
Avaiyar (14th Century) (India)
  Beni (14th Century) (India)
  Granum Sinapis (Anonymous) (14th Century) (Germany)
Shah Nematollah Vali (1330 - 1431) (Iran/Persia)
Vidyapati (1340? - 1430) (India)
Catherine of Siena (1347 - 1380) (Italy)
  Muhammad Shirin Maghribi (1349 - 1406) (Iran/Persia)
Imadeddin Nasimi (1369? - 1418) (Azerbaijan)

15th Century

Ikkyu (Ikkyu Sojun) (1394 - 1481) (Japan)
Ravidas (1398? - 1448?) (India)
Ramananda (1400 - 1480) (India)
  Zeynep Hatun (15th Century) (Turkey)
  Pampattic Cittar (15th Century) (India)
  Pipa (15th Century) (India)
Kabir (15th Century) (India)
  Karma Trinley (1456 - 1539) (Tibet)

16th Century

Guru Nanak (1469 - 1539) (Pakistan/India)
Surdas (1478? - 1581?) (India)
Mirabai (1498 - 1565?) (India)
Teresa of Avila (1515 - 1582) (Spain)
  Muhittin Abdal (16th Century) (Turkey)
  Aonghus of the Divinity (16th Century) (Ireland)
  Kul Himmet (16th Century) (Turkey)
  Seyyid Seyfullah Nizamoglu (16th Century) (Turkey)
  Ummi Sinan (16th Century) (Turkey)
Luis de Leon (1527 - 1591) (Spain)
Isaac Luria (1534 - 1572) (Egypt)
  Rasakhan (1534? - 1619?) (India)
John of the Cross (1542 - 1591) (Spain)
  Dadu Dayal (1544 - 1603) (India)
Heinrich Khunrath (1560? - 1605) (Germany)
Michael Maier (1562 - 1622) (Germany)

17th Century

  Seyh Ibrahim Efendi (1591 - 1651) (Turkey)
George Herbert (1593 - 1633) (Wales)
  Akha (1600? - 1650?) (India)
Dame Catherine Gascoigne (1600 - 1676) (England)
Tukaram (1608 - 1649) (India)
  Sarmad (? - 1659) (Iran/Persia & India)
  Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672) (US)
  Richard Crashaw (1613 - 1649) (England)
  Niyazi Misri (1616 - 1694) (Turkey)
Rupa Bhawani (1621 - 1721) (Kashmir (India/Pakistan))
  Henry Vaughan (1621 - 1695) (Wales)
Angelus Silesius (1624 - 1677) (Poland/Germany)
  Naftali Bacharach (17th Century) (Germany)
  Hawaiian (Anonymous) (17th Century) (Hawaii)
  Sultan Bahu (1628 - 1691) (Pakistan/India)
  Thomas Traherne (1636? - 1674) (England)
Matsuo Basho (1644 - 1694) (Japan)
  Abdul-Qader Bedil (1644 - 1721) (Afghanistan)
Rahman Baba (1653 - 1711) (Afghanistan)
  Masahide (1657? - 1723) (Japan)
  Shih Shu (1660? - 1740?) (China)
  Yamei (1662? - 1713) (Japan)

18th Century

Dariya (1634 - 1780) (India)
Bulleh Shah (1680 - 1758) (Punjab (Pakistan/India))
Hakuin (1686 - 1768) (Japan)
Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744) (England)
Shah Abdul Latif Bhitai (1689 - 1752) (Pakistan)
Fukuda Chiyo-ni (1703 - 1775) (Japan)
Thayumanavar (1706 - 1744) (India)
  Kelsang Gyatso (1708 - 1757) (Tibet)
Buson (1716 - 1784) (Japan)
Yuan Mei (1716 - 1798) (China)
  Ramprasad (Ramprasad Sen) (1718? - 1775?) (India)
  Cherokee (Anonymous) (18th Century) (US)
  Chinook (Anonymous) (18th Century) (US)
  Pima (Anonymous) (18th Century) (US)
  Pygmy (Anonymous) (18th Century) (Congo)
Sachal Sarmast (1739 - 1829) (Pakistan/India)
  Levi Yitzchak of Berditchov (1740 - 1810) (Poland)
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832) (Germany)
William Blake (1757 - 1827) (England)
Seyh Galib (1757 - 1799) (Turkey)
Ryokan (1758 - 1831) (Japan)
Kobayashi Issa (1763 - 1828) (Japan)
  Kamalakanta (1769? - 1821?) (India)
Novalis (1772 - 1801) (Germany)
Ann Griffiths (1776 - 1805) (Wales)

19th Century

Tulsi Sahib (1763 - 1843) (India)
Friedrich Holderlin (1770 - 1843) (Germany)
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850) (England)
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) (England)
  Lalan (1775? - 1891?) (India)
Shabkar (Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol) (1781 - 1851) (Tibet)
  Haude Gosain (1795 - ?) (India/Bengal)
Mirza Ghalib (1797 - 1869) (India)
  Mohammad 'Aref San'at (1800 - 1849) (India)
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882) (US)
  Bibi Hayati (19th Century) (Iran/Persia)
Patrul Rinpoche (1808 - 1887) (Tibet)
Alfred Tennyson (1809 - 1892) (England)
Theophan the Recluse (1815 - 1894) (Russia)
  Chone Lama Lodro Gyatso (1816 - 1900?) (Tibet)
  Emily Bronte (1818 - 1848) (England)
Walt Whitman (1819 - 1892) (US)
  Arapaho (Anonymous) (19th Century) (US)
  Lakota (Anonymous) (19th Century) (US)
  Navajo (Anonymous) (19th Century) (US)
  Ojibway (Anonymous) (19th Century) (US)
  Pawnee (Anonymous) (19th Century) (US)
  Yakut (Anonymous) (19th Century) (US)
Emily Dickinson (1830 - 1886) (US)
Ramakrishna (1836 - 1886) (India)
Hsu Yun (1839 - 1959) (China)
  Mahendranath Battacharya (1843 - 1908) (India)
Edward Carpenter (1844 - 1929) (England)
Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844 - 1889) (England)
Vladimir Solovyov (1853 - 1900) (Russia)
Francis Thompson (1859 - 1907) (England)
Constantine P. Cavafy (1863 - 1933) (Egypt)
Vivekananda (1863 - 1902) (India)
Natsume Soseki (1867 - 1916) (Japan)
Therese of Lisieux (1873 - 1897) (France)

20th Century

Rabindranath Tagore (1861 - 1941) (India)
William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939) (Ireland)
AE (George William Russell) (1867 - 1935) (Ireland)
Ahmad al-Alawi (1869 - 1934) (Algeria)
  Elsa Barker (1869 - 1954) (US)
Aurobindo (1872 - 1950) (India)
  Loy Ching-Yuen (1873 - 1960) (China)
Antonio Machado (1875 - 1939) (Spain)
Rainer Maria Rilke (1875 - 1926) (Germany)
Evelyn Underhill (1875 - 1941) (England)
Allama Muhammad Iqbal (1877 - 1938) (India/Pakistan)
Ramana Maharshi (1879 - 1950) (India)
Wallace Stevens (1879 - 1955) (US)
Juan Ramon Jimenez (1881 - 1958) (Spain)
Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931) (Lebanon/US)
Morihei Ueshiba (1883 - 1969) (Japan)
Sara Teasdale (1884 - 1933) (US)
D. H. Lawrence (1885 - 1930) (England)
Robinson Jeffers (1887 - 1962) (US)
T. S. Eliot (1888 - 1965) (US/UK)
Anna Akhmatova (1889 - 1966) (Russia)
Gabriela Mistral (1889 - 1957) (Chile)
Edith Stein (1891 - 1942) (Germany)
J. R. R. Tolkien (1892 - 1973) (England)
Marina Tsvetaeva (1892 - 1941) (Russia)
Paramahansa Yogananda (1893 - 1952) (India)
e. e. cummings (1894 - 1962) (US)
Meher Baba (1894 - 1969)
Jiddu Krishnamurti (1895 - 1986) (India/US)
Nazrul Islam (1899 - 1976) (India/Bangladesh)
Bawa Muhaiyaddeen (1900? - 1986) (Sri Lanka)
  Shinkichi Takahashi (20th Century) (Japan)
Asik Ali Izzet (1902 - 1981) (Turkey)
Pablo Neruda (1904 - 1973) (Chile)
Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (1905 - 1979) (Hungary/France/Mexico)
Francis Brabazon (1907 - 1984) (Australia)
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907 - 1972) (Poland & US)
Rolf Jacobsen (1907 - 1994) (Norway)
Frithjof Schuon (1907 - 1998) (Germany)
Swami Muktananda (1908 - 1982) (India)
Theodore Roethke (1908 - 1963) (US)
  Arthur Osborne (1909 - 1970) (England)
Anna Swir (1909 - 1984) (Poland)
Czeslaw Milosz (1911 - 2004) (Poland)
James Broughton (1913 - 1999) (US)
R. S. Thomas (1913 - 2000) (Wales)
  Moulana Shah Maghsoud (1914 - 1980) (Iran)
Thomas Merton (1915 - 1968) (US)
Anandamurti (Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar) (1921 - 1990) (India)
Darshan Singh (1921 - 1989) (India)
Jack Kerouac (1922 - 1969) (US)
Denise Levertov (1923 - 1997) (US)
Wislawa Szymborska (1923 - 2012) (Poland)
Edith Kanaka'ole (20th Century) (US, Hawaii)
A. R. Ammons (1926 - 2001) (US)
Javad Nurbakhsh (1926 - 2008) (Iran & England)
Chinmoy (1931 - 2007) (India / Bangladesh / US)
Taizan Maezumi Roshi (1931 - 1995)
Chogyam Trungpa (1939 - 1987) (Tibet / US)
John O'Donohue (1956 - 2008) (Ireland)

Contemporary

  Hogen Bays (Contemporary) (United States)
Stewart Bitkoff (Contemporary) (US)
Jay Ramsay (Contemporary) (England)
W. S. Merwin (1927 - ) (US)
Maya Angelou (1928 - ) (US)
  Dorothy Walters (1928 - ) (US)
Thich Nhat Hanh (1929 - ) (Vietnam/France/US)
Gary Snyder (1930 - ) (US)
Ko Un (1933 - ) (Korea)
Wendell Berry (1934 - ) (US)
Mary Oliver (1935 - ) (US)
Stephen Levine (1937 - ) (US)
  Hafiz (Daniel Ladinsky) (1945? - ) (US)
  Colin Oliver (1946 - ) (England)
Georg Feuerstein (1947 - ) (Germany & US)
Chris McCombs (1947 - ) (US)
Dick Holmes (1949 - ) (US)
Gabriel Rosenstock (1949 - ) (Ireland)
Nirmala (1950? - ) (US)
Ram Tzu (Wayne Liquorman) (1950 - ) (US)
Chase Twichell (1950 - ) (US)
Kalidas (Lawrence Edwards) (1952 - ) (US)
silent lotus (1952 - ) (US)
  Andrew Colliver (1953 - ) (Australia)
Jane Hirshfield (Contemporary) (US)
  John Fox (1955? - ) (US)
David Whyte (1955 - ) (US)
Li-Young Lee (1957 - ) (US)
Irina Kuzminsky (1959 - ) (Australia)
Janaka Stagnaro (1960 - ) (US)
Adyashanti (1962 - ) (US)
Leza Lowitz (1962 - ) (US)
Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche (Contemporary) (India, US)
  Elizabeth Reninger (1963 - ) (US)
Tsoknyi Rinpoche (Ngawang Tsoknyi Gyatso) (1966 - )
Ivan M. Granger (1969 - ) (US)
Ivan M. Granger (1969 - ) (US)
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