Eve Langley Poems

 

Eve Langley was an Australian-born poet and novelist who spent much of her life in New Zealand. Her work often reflected the difficulties that women of her era had in being accepted as a serious writer and choosing to be an artist or writer alongside (or instead of) the traditional female family role. She was born Ethel Jane Langley on the 1st September 1904 ...

Ewart Mackintosh Poems

 

Ewart Mackintosh was a Scottish poet and soldier whose bravery at the Battle of Cambrai in 1917 won him the Military Cross. He was one of the so-called “War Poets” and his work has been compared favourably with that of Rupert Brooke and others. He was born Ewart Alan Mackintosh on the 4th March 1893 on the south coast of England, in Brighton. ...

Frigyes Karinthy Poems

 

Frigyes Karinthy was a Hungarian writer whose main claim to fame was that, in 1929, he devised the “six degrees of separation” theory whereby anyone or anything can be linked by no more than six distinct but interlocking steps. He was a popular poet and playwright, and also a journalist and translator of many English-written books into Hungarian. He was born on the 25th June ...

Francis Sherman Poems

 

Francis Sherman was a Canadian poet and banker who had the distinction of being “the youngest man in Canada” to hold the post of bank manager, at the age of 27. His literary output was quite considerable, with a number of titles against his name, especially towards the end of the 19th century. He was born Francis Joseph Sherman on the 3rd February 1871 ...

Franklin P. Adams Poems

 

Franklin P. Adams, more often just known by his initials F.P.A. in American journalistic circles, was a writer of poetry as well as being a popular newspaper columnist. He often appeared on the radio as a panellist on a quiz show which was aired by NBC between 1938 and 1951. His ready wit and great intelligence were put to good use when ...