Maryland’s Best Poets

March 14, 2011 8:15 AM

Are you a fan of poetry? Here are some of the best poets with Maryland connections.

Lucille Clifton was a Poet Laureate of Maryland. (Credit: poets.org)

Lucille Clifton

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/79

Lucille Clifton was a Poet Laureate of Maryland and a writer-in-residence at Coppin State University. During that time, she wrote two collections of poetry and has written nine collections altogether.

Ogden Nash's poems appeared in The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post and Vogue. (Credit: poets.org)

Ogden Nash

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/673

Ogden Nash moved to Baltimore later in his life and died at Johns Hopkins of Crohn’s Disease. His poems appeared in The New Yorker, The Saturday Evening Post and Vogue.

Linda Pastan is a former Poet Laureate of Maryland. (Credit: poets.org)

Linda Pastan

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/749

Linda Pastan is a former Poet Laureate of Maryland. She has written nine collections of poetry, two of which were nominated for the National Book Award.

Stanley Plumly is Maryland’s current Poet Laureate. (Credit: poets.org)

Stanley Plumly

http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/103

Stanley Plumly is Maryland’s current Poet Laureate. He has written six collections of poetry. He also teaches English at the University of Maryland College Park.

Edgar Allan Poe is possibly Maryland’s most famous poet. (Credit: poets.org)

Edgar Allan Poe

http://www.eapoe.org

Edgar Allan Poe is possibly Maryland’s most famous poet. His poems include “The Raven” and “Annabel Lee.” Poe spent the last few years of his life in Baltimore, where he is buried.