List of anarchist poets
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This is a list of anarchist poets, including examples of their published work, and the source material in which their poetry is found. This list is biased in favor of poets who have self-identified as anarchists. Poets who are popularly considered "anarchic", but have not specifically self-identified as anarchists, are not included.
- Hugo Ball (1886–1927)
- Fanya Baron (1887–1921)
- Toma Bebić (1935–1990)
- Julian Beck (1925–1985): American actor and founder of The Living Theatre
- L. S. Bevington (1845–1895): English essayist and poet
- Jens Bjørneboe (1920–1976)
- Tony Blackplait (Tõnu Trubetsky, born 1963)
- Luther Blissett (born 1958)
- Giannina Braschi (born 1953)
- Balsa Brkovic (born 1966)
- Raegan Butcher (born 1969)
- John Cage (1912–1992): American composer; poetry: Anarchy (1988)
- Monty Cantsin (multiple pseudonym coined in 1978)
- cris cheek (born 1955)
- Lev Chernyi (died 1921)
- Voltairine de Cleyre (1866–1912): American activist and an early anarchist without adjectives; poetry: Bastard Born, The Worm Turns (1900)
- Alex Comfort (1920–2000)
- Arthur Cravan (born 1887, probably died 1918)
- Miloš Crnjanski (1893–1977)
- Sándor Csizmadia (1871–1929), poet and political writer
- Isidore Isou (1925–2007)
- John Henry Mackay (1864–1933): German individualist anarchist, philosopher, writer, homosexual, and exponent of Max Stirner; Anarchy:
- Jackson MacLow (1922–2004)
- Nestor Makhno (1888–1934): Ukrainian anarcho-communist, military strategist, and commander of Revolutionary Insurrectionary Army of Ukraine; Summons
- Erich Mühsam (1878–1934)
- Dachine Rainer (1921–2000)
- Herbert Read (1893–1968): English poet, and literary and art critic]]; A Song for the Spanish Anarchists, The Death of Kropotkin, Poetry & Anarchism (1938).
- Kenneth Rexroth (1905–1982)
- Lola Ridge (1873–1941)
- Arthur Rimbaud (1854–1891)
- Penny Rimbaud (Jeremy John Ratter, born 1943)
Footnotes and citations
- Beck, Julian, "Preface to The Brig", A Spotlight Dramabook.
- Cage in a 1985 interview: "I'm an anarchist. I don't know whether the adjective is pure and simple, or philosophical, or what, but I don't like government! And I don't like institutions! And I don't have any confidence in even good institutions." John Cage at Seventy: An Interview by Stephen Montague. American Music, Summer 1985. Ubu.com. Accessed May 24, 2007.
- de Cleyre, Voltairine (1914), "The Making of an Anarchist", Selected Writings of Voltairine de Cleyre, Mother Earth Publishing.
- Lawrence Durrell (2015). From the Elephant's Back: Collected Essays & Travel Writings. University of Alberta Press. p. 14. ISBN 978-1-77212-059-2.
- "A great poet and one of the finest types of Anarchist that ever lived." – Emma Goldman, Edelstadt, David, 1866-1892
- "I am an Anarchist! Wherefore I will; Not rule, & also ruled I will not be!" John Henry Mackay Retrieved October 6, 2007 Archived January 25, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
- "As a revolutionary anarchist, I shared the life of the Ukrainian people during the revolution." Makhno, Nestor "The ABC of The Revolutionary Anarchist", The Struggle Against the State and other essays. Translated Paul Sharkey.
- Summons Makhno, Nestor. libcom.org Retrieved October 11, 2007.
- Thirty-Five Poems (1940)
- Read's anarchist philosophy expressed in Anarchy & Order (1938), The Philosophy of Anarchism (1940), and My Anarchism (1966).