13
Aug

C. S. Lewis Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 13 de August de 2014 a las 07:27 am

The first thing that generally springs to mind when considering the great English writer C. S. Lewis is his epic collection of fantasy tales The Chronicles of Narnia. This was actually seven separate stories which can be bought in one bound collection and it probably sits on bookshelves in most houses – particularly if there […]

11
Aug

Joy Goswami Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 11 de August de 2014 a las 01:07 pm

Joy Goswami is one of the best Bengali poets around and writes in the Bengali language. He is a well published writer of the ‘post-Jibananda Das era’, having some 25 poetry collections behind him. In addition to this he has also written ten novels, one of them written completely in verse. He has also written […]

8
Aug

Constantine Cavafy Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 8 de August de 2014 a las 02:51 am

Constantine Cavafy was born on 29th April 1863 in Alexandria, Egypt, the youngest of nine siblings, two of whom died in infancy.  His father, Petros Ioannes, who held dual Greek and British citizenship, was a wealthy businessman with import/export offices in Constantinople, London and Liverpool.  At the time of Petros’ death the family were living […]

8
Aug

Yehuda Amichai Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 8 de August de 2014 a las 02:47 am

Yehuda Amichai was born 3rd May 1924 in Wurzburg, Germany to an Orthodox Jewish family.  When he was twelve the family emigrated to Palestine, then settled in Jerusalem in 1936. Amichai’s native language was German and he could speak fluent Hebrew by the time they arrived in Palestine.  He attended a religious High School in […]

7
Aug

Edwin Muir Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 7 de August de 2014 a las 01:54 pm

If ever there was an “Anglicised Scotsman”, this was the man!  Despite growing up on the remote Scottish island of Wyre, in the Orkneys, Muir had no time for Scottish Nationalism and preferred to write in plain English.  His poetry has been described as written in “a calm and neutral tone”.  He enraged some of […]