17
Jul

Derek Walcott Poems

Publicado por Steven el 17 de July de 2014 a las 02:34 pm

Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1930, Derek Walcott was born in the West Indies in 1930. Perhaps best known for his epic work Omeros, a re-imagining of the Trojan War in modern times, Walcott first started out as a painter but developed a love of writing and published his first poem at […]

17
Jul

Dante Gabriel Rossetti Poems

Publicado por Steven el 17 de July de 2014 a las 02:23 pm

Dante Gabriel Rossetti was a painter and poet born in London in 1828 and was co-founder of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood which attracted many of the most notable artists and writers of the day. His parents were Italian immigrants who home educated the young Rossetti, allowing him access to classic works by the likes of Shakespeare […]

16
Jul

Siegfried Sassoon Poems

Publicado por Steven el 16 de July de 2014 a las 05:04 pm

Synonymous with the Great War, poet Siegfried Sassoon was born in 1886 in Kent, England, and went on to epitomize the essence of the anti-war poet. Sassoon came from a well-to-do family, a father who came from a Jewish merchant family and a mother who was Catholic and part of an artistic family, the Thorneycrofts. […]

15
Jul

Isaac Watts Poems

Publicado por Steven el 15 de July de 2014 a las 04:26 pm

Born in Southampton in 1674, Isaac Watts was famous for writing many of the hymns we know and love today. To some, he is considered the father of hymnody in England, a theologian and logician but also a non-conformist whose hymns are still sung today and have been translated into many languages across the world. […]

15
Jul

Eugene Field Poems

Publicado por Steven el 15 de July de 2014 a las 04:15 pm

Born in 1850 in St Louis, American writer Eugene Field was most well-known for his children’s poetry and as a witty essayist. He was barely 6 years old when his mother passed away and he was brought up by a cousin in Massachusetts. His father was a lawyer and most notably responsible for representing Dred […]