21
Dec

Emile Verhaeren Poems

Publicado por Steven el 21 de December de 2014 a las 11:02 am

Noted for helping to create and establish the Symbolist Movement at the turn of the 20th Century, Emile Verhaeren was born in 1855 in the Belgian town of Sint-Amands. His parents were reasonably wealthy and he grew up speaking French despite their Flemish roots. When he was ready for school, his father sent the young […]

21
Dec

Ernest Lawrence Thayer Poems

Publicado por Steven el 21 de December de 2014 a las 10:01 am

Born in Massachusetts in 1863, Ernest Lawrence Thayer was an American poet and writer who is solely remembered for one famous comic verse and the habit he had of signing his poems ‘Phin’. Thayer was born into a fairly wealthy family and had a good education that led him to attend Harvard University in 1885 […]

20
Dec

Fenton Johnson Poems

Publicado por Steven el 20 de December de 2014 a las 06:37 pm

An influence on such movements as the Harlem Renaissance, Fenton Johnson was a poet and short story writer who was born in Chicago in 1888. His father was a porter for the railways and the Johnsons were considered well-off for an African American family at the time and even owned their house on State Street. […]

20
Dec

Friedrich von Schiller Poems

Publicado por Steven el 20 de December de 2014 a las 05:10 pm

Poet Friedrich von Schiller was born in Marbach, Württemberg, Germany, in 1759, and is most notable for his involvement in the later years of his life with the Weimarer Klassic cultural movement along with his friend Johann Wolfgang Goethe. Whilst he was brought up with his mother and four sisters, the family moved to Lorch […]

20
Dec

Edmund Waller Poems

Publicado por Steven el 20 de December de 2014 a las 04:17 pm

Often considered as the forefather of the heroic couplet, Edmund Waller was a politician and poet who was born in Buckinghamshire in 1606. After living for a while in Amersham, the Waller family moved to Beaconsfield where the young Edmund was educated by a series of, what he would later describe as, dull tutors. When […]