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German poets

List of German-language poets

This list contains the names of individuals (of any ethnicity or nationality) who wrote poetry in the German language. Most are identified as "German poets," but some are not German. All, though, wrote poetry in the German language.

See also: List of German-language philosophers, List of German-language authors, poetry, German literature, List of German-language playwrights and German Wikipedia's list.

A

Dietmar von Aist
Alfred Andersch
Achim von Arnim
Bettina von Arnim
Hans Arp
H. C. Artmann
Hartmann von Aue
Rose Ausländer

B

Ingeborg Bachmann
Hugo Ball
Johannes Robert Becher
Gottfried Benn
Thomas Bernhard
Johannes Bobrowski
Rudolf Borchardt
Elisabeth Borchers
Nicolas Born
Volker Braun
Bertolt Brecht
Clemens von Brentano
Rolf Dieter Brinkmann
Hermann Burger
Wilhelm Busch

C

Paul Celan
Hanns Cibulka
Matthias Claudius

D

Tankred Dorst
Annette von Droste-Hülshoff

E

Albert Ehrenstein
Günter Eich
Joseph von Eichendorff
Ana Elsner
Hans Magnus Enzensberger
Wolfram von Eschenbach

F

Gerhard Falkner
Erich Fried
Max Frisch

G

Stefan George
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Yvan Goll
Günter Grass
Durs Grünbein
Johann Christian Günther

H

Reinmar von Hagenau
Peter Handke
Heinrich Heine
Helmut Heißenbüttel
Georg Herwegh
Hermann Hesse
Georg Heym
Paul Heyse
Jacob van Hoddis
Michael Hofmann
Friedrich Hölderlin
Arno Holz

I

J

Ernst Jandl
Johannes Jansen
Elfriede Jelinek
Ernst Jünger

K

Anna Louisa Karsch
Erich Kästner
Marie Luise Kaschnitz
Adrian Kasnitz
Gottfried Keller
Hans Peter Keller
Gottfried Kinkel
Rainer Kirsch
Sarah Kirsch
Karin Kiwus
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock
Thomas Kling
Helmut Krausser
Karl Krolow
Björn Kuhligk
Thomas Kunst
Reiner Kunze

L

Else Lasker-Schüler
Christine Lavant
Alfred Lichtenstein
Ulrich von Liechtenstein
Till Lindemann

M

Karl May
Friederike Mayröcker
Ernst Meister
Karl Mickel
Alfred Mombert
Christian Morgenstern
Heinrich von Morungen
Heiner Müller
Inge Müller

N

Friedrich Nietzsche
Helga M. Novak
Novalis (Friedrich von Hardenberg)

O

Ernst Ortlepp

P

August von Platen-Hallermünde
Reinhard Priessnitz

Q

R

Neidhart von Reuental
Rainer Maria Rilke
Dominique Kristof Rimbaud
Friedrich Rückert

S

Hans Sachs
Nelly Sachs
Alexios Schandermani (born 1953)
Johannes Scheffler, named Angelus Silesius
Friedrich Schiller
Kurt Schwitters
Moriz Seeler
Friedrich Leopold zu Stolberg-Stolberg
Moritz von Strachwitz
Gottfried von Strassburg
Botho Strauss
Stricker
Ingo Sundmacher (born 1965)

T

Ludwig Tieck
Georg Trakl
Hugo von Trimberg
Süßkind von Trimberg
Kurt Tucholsky
Ulrich von Türheim
Heinrich von dem Türlin

U

V

Hendrik van Veldeke
Walther von der Vogelweide
Johann Heinrich Voß

W

Achim Wagner
Jan Wagner
Robert Walser
Erich Weinert
Ron Winkler
Oswald von Wolkenstein
Konrad von Würzburg

X

Y

Z

Ulrich von Zatzikhoven

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