William Meredith Poems

 

William Meredith was an American poet, journalist, wartime fighter pilot and professor of English at a number of educational establishments.  His great literary achievements won him a number of honours and awards including being appointed his country’s Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1978, serving in this post for two years.  Unusually, he was the first gay ...

Juan Felipe Herrera Poems

 

Juan Felipe Herrera is a Mexican-American writer who, in 2015, became the first Chicano to be appointed Poet Laureate for the United States.  Additionally he is an accomplished performer and cartoonist and has taught at a variety of higher education establishments in places such as Iowa and California. He was born on the 27th December 1948 in Fowler, California, the son of Hispanic immigrant ...

Josephine Jacobsen Poems

 

Josephine Jacobsen was a US, multi-award winning short-story writer, poet and critic.  Her many honours included being made Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress in 1971.  In 1997 she was awarded the prestigious Robert Frost award to celebrate her lifetime achievements in poetry. She was born on the 19th August 1908 in Ontario which came as a big shock to her parents who ...

Daniel Hoffman Poems

 

Daniel Hoffman was a multi-award winning American poet, literary critic and essayist.  He taught English at three different institutions during his lifetime, one being Columbia University where he had studied on three different degree courses.  In 1973 he became his country’s twenty-second Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. While much of his poetry was based on events from his own life, ...

Stanley Kunitz Poems

 

Stanley Kunitz  was a US born Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and journalist who lived a remarkably long life that spanned a hundred years.  He was appointed Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress twice, the first time in 1974 and then again at the age of 95.  He taught at a number of colleges, travelling the country wherever he could find a position. He ...