5
Oct

Sterling A Brown Poems

Publicado por Steven el 5 de October de 2014 a las 02:21 pm

Poet, critic and writer, Sterling A Brown was born in Washington in 1901 and was one of the foremost voices of African-American literature in the 20th Century as well as one of its greatest teachers. His father had been a slave and worked his way to become a minister and professor at Howard University which […]

5
Oct

Stephane Mallarme Poems

Publicado por Steven el 5 de October de 2014 a las 12:43 pm

French poet and follower of the symbolist movement, Stephane Mallarme was born in Paris in 1842. A huge inspiration for the many writers and poets that followed, he was one of the major innovating forces in art in the mid to late 19th Century, although he spent much of his life in poverty. Born into […]

4
Oct

Oliver Goldsmith Poems

Publicado por Steven el 4 de October de 2014 a las 08:08 am

Born around 1728 in County Longford in Ireland, Oliver Goldsmith was a poet and novelist who is perhaps best known for his poem The Deserted Village that rails against the collection of wealth for wealth’s sake and the move of people away from rural areas into the cities. Goldsmith went to study in Dublin at […]

4
Oct

Nichita Stanescu Poems

Publicado por Steven el 4 de October de 2014 a las 08:01 am

Born in 1933, Romanian poet and essay writer Nichita Stanescu grew up under the influence of World War II and the subsequent rise of communism across the Easter Block. Probably more famous in his own country than the rest of the world, never the less Stanescu remains one of the more important figures of literature […]

3
Oct

Edward FitzGerald Poems

Publicado por Steven el 3 de October de 2014 a las 06:44 pm

Born in 1809 in Bredfield, England, Edward FitzGerald was a poet and writer and is perhaps most famous for his translation of the Persian work The Rubáiyát of Khayyám. He was raised in a wealthy family and spent part of his youth in Paris before attending school in Bury St Edmunds and then going onto […]