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Jul

Rupert Brooke Poems

Publicado por Julian Yanover el 1 de July de 2014 a las 07:59 pm

Some of the most iconic 20th century poets were young men killed in the First World War. Whilst Rupert Brooke was not killed in action, he was quickly celebrated as the fallen ‘golden warrior’, a vision of patriotic beauty and talent. Born in 1887 to a respectable, academic family, Rupert received a good education from […]

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Jun

Dylan Thomas Poems

Publicado por Julian Yanover el 26 de June de 2014 a las 02:28 pm

Where does one start with the briefest of accounts of this man, this great Welsh poet of the twentieth century? Perhaps we should just look at the stark facts of the beginning and ending of a life cut tragically short. They are thus: 27 October 1914, born at home as was the custom then, Dylan […]

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Jun

Ezra Pound Poems

Publicado por Julian Yanover el 26 de June de 2014 a las 12:15 am

Born in America in 1885, Ezra Weston Loomis Pound led an intense and colorful early life, working as a literary editor in London, travelling across Europe and joining Mussolini’s fascist regime in the 30s and 40s. He was an important influence on some of the literary greats of the 20th Century including TS Elliot and […]

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Jun

Langston Hughes Poems

Publicado por Julian Yanover el 25 de June de 2014 a las 01:22 pm

Langston Hughes was born on the first of February 1902. His full name was James Mercer Langston Hughes. He was an African American poet writing during the “Harlem Renaissance” of the 1920s, though he had some white and Native American ancestry that also had some influence on his work. Many poets are shaped at least […]

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Jun

Walt Whitman Poems

Publicado por Julian Yanover el 23 de June de 2014 a las 02:13 pm

When approaching the poems of Walt Whitman (1819-1892), one will see that he is quite a modern poet to be listed among the greats. This is not to say that such work needs to be disregarded as being of less merit than John Donne or Percy Bysshe Shelly. On the contrary, in terms of his […]