The United States has produced the most recognized poets in English-language poetry. Asia and Africa are likely to have poet-producing regions as well. Poetry is well-known in China and Japan, and Malaysia has a form that has been adopted by English-speaking poets in recent decades (called a pantoum). In India, many languages have had their own poets since the language was first developed; this tradition continues today with Hindi and other languages.
In terms of numbers of poets, Europe is probably the largest producer of modern poetry. France has many prominent poets, including Paul Éluard, Charles Péguy, Pierre Reverdy, and Jean Genet. Germany has also been significant for modern poetry; notable writers include Carl von Ossietzky, Wolfgang von Goethe, and Heinrich Heine. Italy has several important modern poets, including Eugenio Montale, Giuseppe Ungaretti, and Ignazio Silone. Spain has produced numerous poets since the 16th century, especially during the Golden Age of Spanish poetry which lasted from 1450 to 1580. These poets included Garcilaso de la Vega, Luis de Góngora, Jorge Manrique, and Francisco de Quevedo.
Asia has been significant for classical Indian poetry. India has many languages, but most of them were established around the same time as Latin, Greek, or Persian so they use a similar poetic structure and vocabulary.
|Cambodia||Preah Botumthera Som, Krom Ngoy, Chuon Nath|
|India||Valmiki, Jhaverchand Meghani, Vedavyasa, Kalidasa, Tulsidas, Maithili Sharan Gupt, Rabindranath Tagore, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Subramanya Bharathi, Kuvempu, M. Govinda Pai, G.S. Shivarudrappa, Pradeep, Sohan Lal Dwivedi|
The majority of national poets are historical characters, while a few current writers writing in relatively young or resurrected national literatures are also regarded as "national poets." National poets, though not legally elected, play an important role in developing a country's perception of itself. They often define their nation's culture and contribute to its international reputation.
Each country has a number of famous poets, who have been celebrated throughout the world for their poetic talent. Some countries have more than one national poet because they have different traditions regarding who is expected to write what kind of poetry. However, in most cases, there is only one official poet since the 20th century. The position is usually part of a government agency or institution, such as the Office of the Prime Minister in Australia or the United States, or the Royal Court in Sweden. In some countries, such as India, there are several thousand registered poets who do not necessarily belong to any institution; however, many of them have gained fame by writing poems about their country or themselves.
Some countries don't have any known national poets. Germany used to have a national poet during the Romantic period but he died before being officially declared so. Now they have several popular singers who are considered to be poets for musical reasons rather than actuality.
Here are the national poets of each country.
Persian, in my opinion, is the most poetic language in classical poetry due to its wide range of rhyming schemes and poetic patterns. Many well-known Persian poets, such as Rumi, Sa'adi, Ferdosi, and Hafez, are Persian. They use this language in its original form or with some changes for aesthetic purposes.
Arabic has a large amount of beautiful poetry too. It is used by many famous poets, such as Abu Nuwas (8th century), al-Mutanabbi (10th century), and Omar Khayyam (11th century). These people created many poems that still be read today. In fact, Arabic is the only language besides English to produce new words for things it encounters for the first time. This shows how innovative and creative Arab poets can be.
Modern languages also have much poetry worth reading. French and Spanish poets include Saint-John Perse, Paul Éluard, Federico García Lorca, Antonio Machado, and Juan Ramón Jiménez.
Languages originating from Asia have also been known for their great poetry for many years. The Chinese language has been praised for its elegance and complexity since ancient times. It was mainly used in writing about politics and history but not everyday life. However, more modern poets have started using English instead because they think it's easier to reach an international audience that way.