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Giuseppe Gioachino Belli Poems

 

Giuseppe Gioachino Belli was an Italian poet of the 19th century who was most famous for the sonnets that he wrote in the Roman dialect called Romanesco, a derivative of the Italian language that is still spoken today.  In later life he worked for the government as a censor of “inappropriate” literature and art. He was born Giuseppe Francesco Antonio Maria Gioachino Raimondo Belli on the ...

Helen Gray Cone Poems

 

Helen Gray Cone was an American poet and writer of short stories.  She was also a university professor who spent her whole working life teaching English literature at one institution, that being the Hunter College in NYC. She was born on the 8th March 1859 in New York.  Her education was completed at the city’s Normal College which was later renamed Hunter College. She ...

Gilbert White Poems

 

Gilbert White was an 18th century occasional poet and country parson who was best known for his pioneering work in the study and appreciation of the natural world.  His work earned him the title Fellow of the Royal Society and he produced the much acclaimed study of his home village in Hampshire called Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne. It is generally accepted that ...

Gilbert Waterhouse Poems

 

Gilbert Waterhouse was an British war poet who was one of the many who never came back from the First World War battlefields.  Tragically his body lay undiscovered for some time before being recovered at the conclusion of the Somme.  He had fallen on the first day.  Prior to joining the Army he was an architect. He was born on the 22nd January 1883 ...

Gerrit Achterberg Poems

 

Gerrit Achterberg was a 20th century Dutch poet whose use of surreal imagery and language inspired, later in his life, a generation of post-World War II poets known as the Experimentalists.  His earlier work was very much of a sombre nature, being mostly concerned with a longed for reunion with someone who had died and he developed into a poet who used both romantic and ...

George Cosbuc Poems

 

George Cosbuc was a Romanian poet and translator who also worked as a teacher and journalist at different times.  His poetry reflected his rural upbringing, on the one hand describing a tranquil, joyful lifestyle while on the other emphasising what a hard life it could be. He was born on the 20th September 1866 in a small Transylvanian village named Hordou which was, at that time, ...

George Essex Evans Poems

 

George Essex Evans was an English-born Australian poet, journalist, playwright and government official.  He served as District Registrar of births, deaths and marriages first for Gympie and then, later on, for the city of Toowoomba, a place now known as the “Garden City” due to the existence of its many public parks and gardens. He came into the world in the Regents Park district of London on the ...

George Edward Woodberry Poems

 

George Edward Woodberry was an American poet, university professor, literary critic and man of letters. He was born on the 12th May 1855 in the seaport town of Beverly, Massachusetts.  His initial education came at the Phillips Exeter Academy before going on to Harvard College in 1872.  Unfortunately his health failed him, causing an interruption to his studies.  He started again in 1875, graduating two years ...

George Darley Poems

 

George Darley was an Irish poet, mathematician, novelist, playwright and critic. He was born sometime during the year 1795 in Dublin into very comfortable circumstances.  The family were connected by marriage to the Guinness brewing dynasty and were of sufficient financial means to own a house in the country, in County Wicklow.  Darley spent most of his early years there and went to ...

George D. Prentice Poems

 

George D. Prentice was a 19th century American poet and newspaper editor who created an unfavourable reputation for himself by often writing in what was considered to be a bigoted, sometimes racist way. He was born George Dennison Prentice on the 18th December 1802  in Preston, Connecticut.  He did well enough at school to earn a place at the Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, ...