7
Jul

Sir Walter de la Mare Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 7 de July de 2014 a las 02:13 pm

Walter de la Mare is one of England’s best known writers, producing great works that were often atmospheric, slightly scary and with a touch of mystery.   Born in south east London in 1873 into fairly privileged circumstances he was accorded, on his death in 1956, the honour of having his ashes buried in the crypt […]

4
Jul

Vikram Seth Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 4 de July de 2014 a las 03:47 am

A contemporary novelist and poet, Vikram Seth spent his early years in India and London, graduating from the prestigious Corpus Christi College, Oxford.  He went on to further studies at Stanford University where he achieved a master’s degree (economics) in 1978, following this up with some post-graduate study at Nanking University in China.  After Nanking […]

4
Jul

Kazi Nazrul Islam Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 4 de July de 2014 a las 03:40 am

Kazi Nazrul Islam came in to this world in 1899 in Bengal (the Burdwan district) into an influential Muslim quazi (justice) family.  His father was the imam and also the caretaker of their local mosque so it was clear what path this young boy would follow.  Attendance at a religious school saw him study Islamic […]

3
Jul

Rainer Maria Rilke Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 3 de July de 2014 a las 05:23 am

This Bohemian-Austrian poet came into this world in 1875, with the name René Karl Wilhelm Johann Josef Maria Rilke but many knew him as Rainer Maria Rilke.  A very unhappy childhood was spent in Prague and this highly gifted child was forced into military school by his parents, much against his will.  A kindly uncle […]

3
Jul

William Carlos Williams Poems

Publicado por Joanne Jeffries el 3 de July de 2014 a las 05:13 am

It’s not often that a person becomes successful in two quite different strains of employment but William Carlos Williams was such a man.  Not only was he a renowned poet, much associated with modernism and imagism, but he was also a general practitioner of medicine.  His specialist area was paediatrics.  Born in 1883 in Rutherford, […]