Szymborska’s poems are mostly short, and her output was not voluminous—only around 400 published poems. And yet, she is one of the few contemporary poets you can call beloved and not have it be a condescension or an insult
Robin Wyatt Dunn was born in Wyoming in the Carter Administration. He has lived in Texas, New York, North Carolina, California, and England. His first published poem appeared in a youth magazine in the 90s; as an adult he has published fifteen books and many hundreds of short stories and poems. In January 2017, he was made a finalist for Poet Laureate of Los Angeles.
Intersting.The first known African American to publish literature, he was a lifelong slave of the Lloyd family on Long Island. He was a servant who was a clerk in the family business, a farmhand, and an artisan. He was allowed to attend school and was a devout Christian, as were the Lloyds. His first published poem was written on Christmas Day, 1760.
Danielle Fernandes Dominique Schuelein-Steel, better known by the name Danielle Steel, is an American novelist, currently the best selling author alive and the fourth bestselling author of all time, with over 800 million copies sold. Her first novel was published in 1973. During a spell working in advertising, Steel started publishing poems in women's magazines. Her first best seller, 'The Promise', was published in 1978. Since then she and has enjoyed huge success, with 57 bestsellers.