10
Jul

Nazim Hikmet Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 10 de July de 2014 a las 02:27 pm

Nâzım Hikmet  has been described as the first modern Turkish poet.  He was born Nâzım Hikmet  Ran in 1902 in Salonika which was, at the time, part of the Ottoman Empire but is now Thessaloníki in Greece. His father was a civil servant with the Foreign Service.  Nâzım was probably steered towards poetry by his […]

10
Jul

John Greenleaf Whittier Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 10 de July de 2014 a las 02:23 pm

John Greenleaf Whittier was born on the 17th December 1807 in Massachusetts to a farming Quaker family. His was a poor upbringing.  The farm made little money but had to support Whittier’s extended family plus farm employees.  He suffered ill-health throughout his life.  Despite a lack of formal education he was an avid reader of […]

10
Jul

Federico Garcia Lorca Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 10 de July de 2014 a las 05:36 am

Born in 1898, in a little town called Fuente Vaqueros which is not far from the southern Spanish city of Granada, Federico del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús García Lorca became one of his country’s most celebrated poets. His talents extended to writing plays as well as directing them and he was a part of the […]

9
Jul

Anna Akhmatova Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 9 de July de 2014 a las 01:39 pm

Considered to be the greatest modernist Russian woman poet she was born Anna Andreyevna Gorenko on June 23rd 1889 in Bolshoy Fontan, close to the port of Odesa, on the Black Sea.  Her father was a naval engineer named Andrey Antonovich Gorenko, and her mother was named Inna Erazmovna Stogova, and both were said to […]

8
Jul

Margaret Atwood Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 8 de July de 2014 a las 01:07 pm

Margaret Atwood is a poet, novelist, literary critic, essayist and environmental activist. The daughter of Carl Edmund, a forest entomologist and Margaret Dorothy, a nutritionist and dietician, she was born on the 18th of November, 1939 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The family moved to Toronto when she was seven years old.  Her childhood was divided […]