30
Nov

Michael Drayton Poems

Publicado por Steven el 30 de November de 2014 a las 07:54 am

One of the most prominent and best loved poets of Elizabethan times, Michael Drayton was born in Warwickshire in 1563. Although not much is known of his youth in the village of Hartshills, many academics have surmised that he went to Oxford at some point and that he was, for a while, in the service […]

30
Nov

Louise Labe Poems

Publicado por Steven el 30 de November de 2014 a las 07:00 am

Born around 1520 in Lyon at the height of the Renaissance, Louise Labe was a female poet who wrote honestly about desire and eroticism, producing a small but enduring collection of sonnets which set her apart as a remarkable writer for the times. Brought up in a rich family – her father was a rope […]

29
Nov

Lord Alfred Douglas Poems

Publicado por Steven el 29 de November de 2014 a las 02:54 pm

Nicknamed ‘Bosie’, English poet and author Lord Alfred Douglas was born in 1870 in Worcestershire and is most notable for his relationship with literary giant Oscar Wilde that led to the Irish writer’s imprisonment. Brought up in a well-to-do family, Douglas attended school in Wokingham, went on to Winchester College and then entered Oxford but […]

29
Nov

James Elroy Flecker Poems

Publicado por Steven el 29 de November de 2014 a las 01:26 pm

Poet and playwright James Elroy Flecker was born in 1884 in Lewisham, London, and went to school in Cheltenham where his father worked as a headmaster. His verses were greatly influenced by the French style Parnassism which grew out of the positivist movement of the early 19th century and, despite his short life, he wrote […]

28
Nov

Laura Riding Poems

Publicado por Steven el 28 de November de 2014 a las 03:34 pm

American poet and novelist Laura Riding was born in New York at the beginning of 1901. She reached poetic maturity earlier than many of her compatriots, publishing a lengthy 500 page work of collected poems when she was still in her 30s but would renounce poetry altogether some ten years later. Riding was brought up […]