27
Aug

Nizar Qabbani Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 27 de August de 2014 a las 10:55 am

Nizar Qabbani was a Syrian-born poet, lawyer and diplomat who lived for much of his life outside of the middle east where he was able to express himself with a great deal more freedom than would have been allowed in his homeland.  His work was often seen as a homage to womanhood and he campaigned […]

27
Aug

Mark Twain Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 27 de August de 2014 a las 03:42 am

Imagine, if you can, writing something that will one day be known universally as “the Great American Novel.”  Mark Twain did just that with Adventures of Huckleberry Finn which was published in 1885.  It’s predecessor, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, came out nine years earlier and both became worldwide favourites and are still read today […]

26
Aug

Fernando Pessoa Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 26 de August de 2014 a las 01:55 pm

Fernando Pessoa was a Portuguese poet of the early 20th century who lived and died with very little recognition from the general public although one critic in the literary business described him as “the most representative poet of the twentieth century, along with Pablo Neruda”. Perhaps he would have become better known in his lifetime […]

26
Aug

Countee Cullen Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 26 de August de 2014 a las 02:43 am

Countee Cullen was a very private man and there are conflicting accounts of where and when he was born. Details of his early family life are sketchy but seem, by all accounts, to have been extremely traumatic for him. The fact that he, through his own efforts and tenacity, dragged himself up to a level […]

26
Aug

A. E. Housman Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 26 de August de 2014 a las 02:40 am

Here is another of those poets who is generally known by his initials rather than by his full Christian names which were Alfred Edward. Housman is probably best known for his epic work A Shropshire Lad which was a collection of 63 different poems evoking the lost way of life of young men in rural […]