5
Apr

Dame Edith Sitwell Poems

Publicado por Steven el 5 de April de 2015 a las 05:42 pm

Born in 1887, poet and critic Dame Edith Sitwell was born into a family where she was left unloved by her well to do parents and spent much of her youth under the influence of her governess, Helen Rootham. Sitwell suffered from health problems from an early age and was put into an iron frame […]

5
Apr

Charles Hanson Towne Poems

Publicado por Steven el 5 de April de 2015 a las 05:02 pm

Born in 1877 in Kentucky, Charles Hanson Towne was probably as widely known for his New York urbanite lifestyle as his poetic works. He wanted to become a writer from an early age and even produced a magazine with some of his friends when he was just eleven years old. Not much is known about […]

5
Apr

Charles Harpur Poems

Publicado por Steven el 5 de April de 2015 a las 04:20 pm

Born in New South Wales in 1813, Australian poet and writer Charles Harpur was the son of freed convicts who greatly encouraged his education. His father had become a school teacher in the small town of Windsor and exposed his son to the likes of Shakespeare and Milton from an early age. Although not one […]

5
Apr

Cotton Mather Poems

Publicado por Steven el 5 de April de 2015 a las 03:45 pm

Puritan minister Cotton Mather was born in Boston in 1663 and was one of the most influential religious voices, producing a wide range of sermons and writings during colonial days in the Americas. He was born into a family of well-known ministers including his father Increase Mather. He went to the Latin School in Boston […]

5
Apr

Ebenezer Elliott Poems

Publicado por Steven el 5 de April de 2015 a las 01:54 pm

Often remembered more for his political opposition to the Corn Laws rather than as a poet, Ebenezer Elliott was born in Yorkshire in 1781. He would grow up to own a factory at the start of the industrial revolution would be declared bankrupt and register his discontent with the lot of the common man through […]