23
Jul

Gerard Manley Hopkins Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 23 de July de 2014 a las 08:08 am

This 19th century poet, Roman Catholic convert and Jesuit priest only really became well known after his death.  At a time when poets usually wrote in traditional verse Hopkins was considered innovative, even daring, using imagery and experimental exploration of poetic structures and speech rhythms. Hopkins was the first in a family of nine children […]

23
Jul

Charles Dickens Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 23 de July de 2014 a las 03:46 am

When looking at the writers of the 19th century most people would place Charles John Huffam Dickens at the top of their list of truly great novelists and poets.  His work endures even after almost 200 years because it is so good and many of his novels are still part of school and college literature […]

22
Jul

Alfred Noyes Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 22 de July de 2014 a las 03:32 pm

Alfred Noyes was an poet of English descent of some renown, publishing well-loved poems such as The Barrel Organ and The Highwayman.  The latter is a particular favourite, as illustrated in 1995 by a BBC nationwide poll to find Britain’s Favourite Poem and The Highwayman came in at Number 15.  Born in 1880 in the […]

22
Jul

Aleister Crowley Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 22 de July de 2014 a las 07:18 am

Here is a most unusual man – a poet who was heavily involved in the occult and mysticism.  He also found time to be a ceremonial magician and an occasional mountaineer but his major project was to be the founding member of a new religious philosophy which he called Thelema.  As this developed Crowley saw […]

21
Jul

Jack Kerouac Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 21 de July de 2014 a las 01:03 pm

This influential and much admired writer, christened Jean-Louis Kerouac, was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922.  His parents were French-Canadian from Quebec and Jack, as he became known, grew up speaking French and did not properly master the English language until he was sixteen years old.  By this time he had done reasonably well in […]