31
May

Sir Henry Wotton Poems

Publicado por Steven el 31 de May de 2015 a las 07:55 am

Born in Kent in 1568, Sir Henry Wotton was a diplomat and writer who is perhaps best known for his work The Character of a Happy Life. He was born into a well-to-do family that included other diplomats and landed gentry and received a good education, first at Winchester College and then Oxford University, from […]

31
May

Robin Hyde Poems

Publicado por Steven el 31 de May de 2015 a las 06:20 am

Over her short life, New Zealander Robin Hyde rose to become one of the country’s most famous poets. Born in South Africa in 1906 to Australian and English parents, she moved to Wellington in her first year and remained there for most of the rest of her life. Her initial education was at the Girls’ […]

31
May

Sa di Poems

Publicado por Steven el 31 de May de 2015 a las 04:55 am

Sa’di was the pen name for the Persian poet Saadi Shirazi who is considered one of the major regional writers from the 13th Century and is notable that number of his works have been popularized in the West. Sa’di was born into a relatively poor family and his time living in Shiraz in Iran was […]

31
May

Richard Barnfield Poems

Publicado por Steven el 31 de May de 2015 a las 03:36 am

One of the lesser known poets of the 16th century, Richard Barnfield was born in 1574 in Staffordshire and has been mostly of interest to literary academics because of his curious relationship with William Shakespeare. Born into a reasonably affluent family for the time, Barnfield is thought by some to be a prime contender for […]

31
May

Peter Huchel Poems

Publicado por Steven el 31 de May de 2015 a las 02:54 am

German poet Peter Huchel was born on the outskirts of Berlin in 1903 and lived through the turbulent times of two world wars and the subsequent splintering of his home city into east and west. He remains one of the most outspoken writers of the communist era and spent almost half his life behind the […]