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Feb

Fitz-Greene Halleck Poems

Publicado por Steven el 8 de February de 2015 a las 10:35 am

Born in Connecticut in 1790, Fitz-Green Halleck was a poet and satirist who spent most of his life in New York and was often referred to as the American answer to Lord Byron. The son of a store owner and partially deaf following an accident in early childhood, he left school at the age of […]

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Feb

Gelett Burgess Poems

Publicado por Steven el 8 de February de 2015 a las 09:56 am

One of the great influences on the literary resurgence in San Francisco at the turn of the 19th Century, Gelett Burgess was born in 1866 in Boston. He was most widely known for his humorous verses and produced a wide body of work as well as creating the small magazine The Lark which led to […]

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Feb

Gaius Valerius Catullus Poems

Publicado por Steven el 8 de February de 2015 a las 08:07 am

Born around 84 BC in Verona, Gaius Valerius Catullus was a Roman poet and is generally perceived as a strong literary influence on the more well-known writers such as Ovid and Virgil who were to follow. Over time his works fell into obscurity before being rediscovered in the Middle Ages where they resumed their rightful […]

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Feb

Francis Quarles Poems

Publicado por Steven el 8 de February de 2015 a las 07:21 am

Born in Essex in 1592, Francis Quarles was a popular poet of the time and often mentioned in the same breath as the illustrious John Milton who was one of his contemporaries. Quarles was born into a well-to-do family though his parents died early on and he was left an orphan. This did not hamper […]

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Feb

Galaktion Tabidze Poems

Publicado por Steven el 8 de February de 2015 a las 06:42 am

Born in Georgia in 1892, poet Galaktion Tabidze grew up during a time of great upheaval in what was then the Russian Empire. He survived the Great Purge and political repression of the 1930s and battled his own depression and alcoholism to become of one of Georgia‚Äôs most prominent and influential literary figures of the […]