9
Oct

Rosalia de Castro Poems

Publicado por Steven el 9 de October de 2014 a las 05:47 pm

Born in 1837 in Spain, Rosalia de Castro was a part of the autonomous Galician society in the north west of the country and is now considered one of the most well respected romantic poets of the time. She wrote not only in Spanish but also in the Galician language and is closely linked to […]

9
Oct

Pierre Reverdy Poems

Publicado por Steven el 9 de October de 2014 a las 06:09 am

Born in 1889 in Narbonne, Pierre Reverdy was the epitome of the French poet, influenced by the cubist and surrealist movements of the early 20th Century, and given to exploring loneliness and fear for the spiritual side of life. He was once hailed as the ‘greatest poet alive’ by ardent surrealists and he remains an […]

8
Oct

René Char Poems

Publicado por Steven el 8 de October de 2014 a las 05:14 pm

Born in Vaucluse in 1907, René Char was a member of the French surrealist movement and was one the enduring poets of the 20th Century. The fourth born and youngest in a well to do family, his father was the mayor of the district and an influential business man. Most of Char’s early life was […]

7
Oct

Karl Shapiro Poems

Publicado por Steven el 7 de October de 2014 a las 04:24 pm

Born in Maryland in 1913, Karl Shapiro was one of the youngest recipients of the Pulitzer Prize and was famous for denigrating his university in Virginia as a place where both blacks and Jews were treated with disdain. Shapiro’s early work was stoutly traditionalist but he quickly fell out of love with it, believing that […]

7
Oct

Lorine Niedecker Poems

Publicado por Steven el 7 de October de 2014 a las 04:19 pm

Born in Wisconsin in 1903, Lorine Niedecker was a poet influenced by the early work of the surrealists and imagists who became part of a loosely connected group of artists who were known as objectivists. Niedecker spent a large part of her life in the same rural setting, close to Lake Koshkronong, working in many […]