Severin’s Choice: 100 Best Actual Poets in the World

Henri Michaux-Ink, 1960

100 Best Actual Poets in the World

Work in progress. This year I read in English over 1,000 poets from all the world in order to make the list, which is not yet a final one, maybe. With few exceptions, my research was dedicated to the actual, new, original voices in poetry, who could become important names for the universal literature of the future. If a major publisher will be interested by my concept, I will write short presentations for every poet and I will pick up 1-5 of their best poems.


Unfortunately almost all the American and British poets included on my list did’nt answer my messages and I do not have their accept for this anthology. Maybe I have to try to look for an important literary critic from UK or USA to share with him/her this project.

Johannes Anyuru

Ken Babstock

Nanni Balestrini

Mourid Barghouti

Polina Barskova

Elisabeth Bletsoe

Petr Borkovec

Zeno Bianu

Eavan Boland

Pat Boran

Roo Borson

Dionne Brand

Kamau Brathwaite

Volker Braun

Breyten Breytenbach

Joseph Brodsky

Hélène Cardona

Billy Collins

Mahmoud Darwish

Milo De Angelis

Jacek Dehnel

Sapardi Djoko

Rodica Draghincescu

Douglas Dunn

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Nikky Finney

Katarina Frostenson

Juan Gelman

Louise Glück

Ángel González Muñiz

Joy Goswami

Vasco Graça Moura

Durs Grünbein

Ferreira Gullar

Pedro Juan Gutiérrez

Susan Hampton

Tony Harrison

David Harsent

Donald Hall

Victor Hernández Cruz

Michael Hofmann

Kathleen Jamie

Jamal Juma

Hasegawa Kai

Kama Sywor Kamanda

Ilya Kaminsky

Kapka Kassabova

John Kinsella

Sarah Kirsch

Dmitry Kuzmin

Suju Kwock Kim

Philip Larkin

Radmila Lazić

Yang Lian

Luljeta Lleshanaku

Dmitris Lyacos

Michael Longley

Maria Markova

Mateja Matevski

Khaled Mattawa

Semezdin Mehmedinović

Agi Mishol

Valzhyna Mort

Paul Muldoon

Manrico Murzi

Howard Nemerov

Sharon Olds

José Emilio Pacheco

Nicanor Parra

Ana Pepelnik

Manuel Antonio Pina

Robert Pinsky

A.K. Ramanujan

Lenka Reinerová

Gonzalo Rojas

Kateřina Rudčenková

Carol Rumens

Fernando Sabido Sánchez

Subodh Sarkar

Naomi Shibab Nye

Louis Simpson

Charles Simic

Karen Solie

Maria Luisa Spaziani

Mark Strand

Harald Sverdrup

Shuntarō Tanikawa

Tuğrul Tanyol

Shu Ting

Erkut Tokman

Joanna Trzeciak

Lucian Vasilescu

Serge Venturini

Serhiy Zhadan

Uroš Zupan

Diane Wakoski

Derek Walcott

Ron Whitehead

Hugo Williams

Charles Wright

About Constantin Severin

Constantin Severin ( is a Romanian writer and, as a visual artist, the founder and promoter of the award-winning concept known as archetypal expressionism. He is the author of eight books of poetry, essays, and novels, and his poems have been published by major Romanian and international literary magazines. He is one of the editors of the French cultural magazine Levure littéraire.
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1 Response to Severin’s Choice: 100 Best Actual Poets in the World

  1. Pingback: Ron Whitehead I am honored to be on Constantin Severin’s list!! Thank you!!

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