12
Jul

Edward Lear Poems

Publicado por Steven el 12 de July de 2014 a las 07:59 am

Mention Edward Lear and most people with a love of poetry will think of limericks and nonsense prose that bring a smile to the lips. Born in 1812 near London, Lear was the youngest of 21 children and was brought up by his sister Ann who acted as his mother for most of their lives. […]

12
Jul

John Masefield Poems

Publicado por Steven el 12 de July de 2014 a las 07:46 am

Born in Herefordshire, England, in 1878, John Masefield is probably one of the most often quoted British poets of the 20th century. His mother and father both died when he was young, which left him under the charge of a domineering aunt. Although he exhibited a talent for writing from an early age, his aunt […]

11
Jul

Mira Bai Poems

Publicado por Steven el 11 de July de 2014 a las 05:00 pm

Mira Bai was an Indian poet born in 1498 who created over a thousand bhajans, or sacred songs, that are still popular in the country today. Most of her history, and a good part of her myth, was handed down over the years through the oral tradition. She was considered a Hindu mystic and a […]

11
Jul

Alice Walker Poems

Publicado por Steven el 11 de July de 2014 a las 04:43 pm

Probably most widely known for her novel The Color Purple, Alice Walker was born in Georgia in 1944. Thrown into a time when many Southern whites believed that blacks had no need of an education, Walker came through the turmoil of the US Civil Rights Movement and has been an activist all her adult life. […]

10
Jul

Phillis Wheatley Poems

Publicado por Steven el 10 de July de 2014 a las 03:03 pm

Born in Senegambia, West Africa, in the 1753, Phillis Wheatley was sold into slavery at a young age and transported to North America, becoming one of the first black American literary voices and a prodigious writing talent. At 7 years of age, brought to Boston on a ship called the Phillis, she was purchased by […]