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Sep

Nezahualcoyotl Poems

Publicado por Steven el 27 de September de 2014 a las 04:40 pm

Born in 1402, before the Spanish conquest of Mexico, Nezahualcoyotl was the ruler of Texcoco and also a poet, philosopher and builder of great renown. He was raised as heir to the throne of Texcoco but when he was 15 the kingdom was overthrown and Nezahualcoyotl was forced into exile. He later returned in 1428 […]

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Sep

Ono no Komachi Poems

Publicado por Steven el 27 de September de 2014 a las 04:29 pm

Ono no Komachi was born in 825 and her name is synonymous with beauty even today in modern Japan. She was a waka poet and is listed amongst the 36 immortals of poetry in Japan, those who wrote during the Nara, Asuka and Heian periods. Her poetry was often passionate and generally erotic, and was […]

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Sep

Louis Jenkins Poems

Publicado por Steven el 27 de September de 2014 a las 07:45 am

Most well-known for his prose poems, Louis Jenkins was born in Oklahoma in 1942. Using wry humor and witty observations, he carefully disassembles the mundane moments of our everyday lives and makes them extraordinary. Jenkins has lived in Minnesota for the last thirty years and has published a number of poetry collections, the first in […]

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Sep

Katherine Mansfield Poems

Publicado por Steven el 27 de September de 2014 a las 07:36 am

Born in Wellington in 1888, Katherine Mansfield was a writer and poet and an exponent of the modernist movement of the early 20th Century. Raised in a well-to-do family, she spent her childhood in New Zealand before moving to England when she was fifteen. Mansfield began writing at an early age and first published short […]

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Sep

Margaret Walker Poems

Publicado por Steven el 26 de September de 2014 a las 12:19 pm

A key figure in Chicago‚Äôs African American movement, Margaret Walker was born in Alabama in 1915. Her father was a minister who made sure that his daughter learned about philosophy and ingrained in her a love of poetry from a very early age. They moved to New Orleans where Walker went to school before heading […]