8
Jul

Gwendolyn Brooks Poems

Publicado por Douglas S el 8 de July de 2014 a las 10:56 pm

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) started writing poetry at a young age. From the repetition in the art of poetry her work is vast and well known. As an African American poet who grew up in Chicago, Illinois, during a time of strong racial contrasts, her work has become inspirational to a great many people. Her talents […]

3
Jul

James Whitcomb Riley Poems

Publicado por Douglas S el 3 de July de 2014 a las 05:24 pm

A sentimental and children’s poet, James Whitcomb Riley (1849-1916) has established himself as of America’s literary giants. Born the third in a line of six children in a simpler time, the life of James Whitcomb Riley was characterized by his peculiarities. His lack of education would bring one to believe that his work would be […]

3
Jul

Sharon Olds Poems

Publicado por Douglas S el 3 de July de 2014 a las 05:03 pm

Sharon Olds (Born 1942) is known for the bluntness in her poetry. Raised Calvinist but fully atheist, one will quickly realize that there is an aggressive opposition to the religious and socially acceptable standards. Where this is admirable to a point, especially in poetic works where one strives to go beyond that of the common […]

2
Jul

Christina Georgina Rossetti Poems

Publicado por Douglas S el 2 de July de 2014 a las 11:38 am

Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) is the younger sister of Dante Gabriel Rossetti (not to be confused with Dante Alighieri who wrote The Divine Comedy). She is known for her fantasy as well as her deeply erotic poetry. This is much different from her brother whose work was deeply troubling and apocalyptic in nature. Feminist tend to […]

2
Jul

Jalaluddin Rumi Poems

Publicado por Douglas S el 2 de July de 2014 a las 11:35 am

Traveling over the centuries have been the works of Jalaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). He is especially accepted by Muslims for his spiritual insights. However, non-Muslims have enjoyed the poetry of this theologian and Sufi mystic. For such work to still have poetic merit there must be something within the works that is relevant to the time […]