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Hovhannes Tumanyan Poems

 

Hovhannes Tumanyan was a poet whose work has had such an impact on the literary life of his country that he is thought by many to be the national poet of Armenia. In addition to his own original work he translated many other writers’ work into Armenian, examples being the German Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and English romantic poet, the Lord Byron.  Much of his ...

H.P. Lovecraft Poems

 

H.P. Lovecraft was an American poet and story writer who made a name for himself, albeit posthumously, as a writer of horror stories and it was this genre of literature for which he will best be remembered. He claimed that fellow American Edgar Allan Poe was THE major influence on his writing and it is easy to see why when you peruse ...

Hugh McCrae Poems

 

Hugh McCrae was an Australian writer of poetry, plays, prose and material for a light operetta.  He also produced a number of memoirs, most notably one that featured the exploits of his poet father George Gordon McCrae, and those of his father’s friends.  Additionally he compiled extracts from the journals and diaries of his grandmother and had them published.  He also had artistic ...

Hugh Henry Brackenridge Poems

 

Hugh Henry Brackenridge was a Scottish-born American who was most famous for his stellar career in the legal profession as well as his political achievements, but he did find time to pursue his literary interests as well.  He was a poet and novelist and wrote what some called the first fictional view of the old west in his satirical novel Modern Chivalry.  Additionally ...

Hubert Church Poems

 

Hubert Church was an Australian poet and novelist who spent much of his life working as a civil servant in Wellington for the government of New Zealand. He was born Hubert Newman Wigmore Church on the 13th June 1857 in Hobart, Tasmania.  His barrister father, whose English family tree included the Civil War Parliamentarian John Hampden, had emigrated from Somerset to make a new life in ...

George Parsons Lathrop Poems

 

George Parsons Lathrop was a 19th century American writer and newspaper editor.  His literary output included poetry, travelogues and novels. He was born on the 25th August 1851 on the Hawaiian island of Honolulu, the son of a physician.  His upbringing must have been quite unsettling as he received his education firstly in New York City and then in the Eastern German city of ...

George Pope Morris Poems

 

George Pope Morris was a 19th century American poet and songwriter who also edited newspapers and wrote columns as a literary critic.  One of his compositions, named Woodman Spare That Tree, became a popular parlour song during Victorian times and then, in the middle of the 20th century, was adapted by the humorous singer Phil Harris who turned it into a very popular song ...

George Ratcliffe Woodward Poems

 

George Ratcliffe Woodward was an British poet and musician who, being an Anglican priest, wrote predominantly religious pieces.  His hymns and Christmas carols are still sung today, one of the most famous titles being Ding Dong Merrily on High. As well as writing his own material he also translated ancient texts, especially from the Renaissance period.  He was aided in the harmonisation of songs by a composer ...

George Robert Sims Poems

 

George Robert Sims was an English writer of poetry, novels and plays who also spent time as a socio-political journalist.  His carefree lifestyle led to him being called a “bon vivant”, meaning that he enjoyed the good things in life, mixing with a large circle of artistic and literary friends.  He was successful in all of his writing ventures but, unfortunately, he ...

George Sylvester Viereck Poems

 

George Sylvester Viereck, a German-born American poet and magazine editor, held strongly pro-Nazi views.  He used his weekly periodical The Fatherland during the First World War to spread Nazi propaganda. He was born on the last day of 1884 in Bavaria.  His family circumstances suggested royal connections with one story indicating that George’s father may have been Kaiser Wilhelm I's son.   It was ...