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George Canning Poems

 

George Canning, PC, FRS was an English poet whose literary achievements were overshadowed by his status as a great Tory politician and statesman. He held a number of Cabinet positions and then, during the final months of his life, he briefly served as Prime Minister. He was a powerful speaker in both the House of Commons and outside who, reputedly, reduced a fellow politician, ...

George Cabot Lodge Poems

 

George Cabot Lodge was an American poet who was often known by the nickname "Bay". He also spent a number of years as a civil servant as well as having a brief naval career. As well as writing his own material he did some editorial work, in collaboration with others. A good example of this would be The Poems of Trumbull Stickney. Stickney was a ...

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton Poems

 

Edward George Bulwer-Lytton, the 1st Baron Lytton and a Privy Councillor, was a 19th century writer and politician. His poetry, and more especially his novels, made him a great deal of money and established his name as a very popular author. He was known for a genre of writing which has become known as “purple prose”. He was the first user of ...

11 Gifts for the Poet in Your Life [infographic]

 

What are you going to buy for the poet in your life this holiday season? It may be easy to grab a pack of your favorite pens and notebooks and call it a day, but what fun is that? Here at My Poetic Side, we’ve come up with a list of unexpected gifts at any price range – guaranteed to inspire creativity. ...

Edward Verral Lucas Poems

 

Edward Verral Lucas, CH was an English writer and journalist often referred to as E. V. Lucas. His considerable literary output included poetry, novels, short stories, plays and biographies, and he also edited the work of others. He was born in mid-June 1868 in Eltham, Kent which is not too far from London. His family were of the Quaker faith who brought him up in ...

Edward Hovell-Thurlow Poems

 

Edward Hovell-Thurlow was an English poet who inherited the title of the second Baron Thurlow on the passing of his unmarried uncle. As well as writing his own poetry he also acted as an editor for other poets, in particular the Elizabethan-era writer Sir Philip Sidney. He also filled a number of interesting sounding official posts including Patentee of Commissions in Bankruptcy, to ...

Edward Plunkett Poems

 

Edward Plunkett, more often known as known as Lord Dunsany, the 18th Baron of Dunsany, was an Anglo-Irish poet, short story fantasy writer and playwright. His literary output was considerable with over 80 books published. Arguably his most famous work was the fantasy novel, written in 1924, called The King of Elfland's Daughter. His fame spread to such a degree that, during ...

Edward Rowland Sill Poems

 

Edward Rowland Sill was a 19th century American poet, newspaperman and teacher. He was born on the 29th April 1841 in Windsor, Connecticut. Both of his parents died while Edward was a young boy so he was raised by an uncle in Ohio. Despite this major early setback he was well educated and studied at Yale University, graduating from there in 1861. His ability as ...

George Boyer Vashon Poems

 

George Boyer Vashon was a 19th century American poet, scholar, lawyer and fervent abolitionist. He had a passion for the education and emancipation of young African-Americans and taught classes for them at night schools in Washington DC while living briefly in that city during the 1870s. He was born on the 25th July 1824 in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His father was an abolitionist so it is ...

Edward Harrington Poems

 

Edward Harrington was a 20th century Australian writer whose name was often shortened to Ted Harrington. His evocative poems and short stories established his name as the last of the so-called bush balladists. He was born Edward Phillip Harrington on the 28th September 1895 at Shepparton, Victoria. His father, a wheat grower, was an Irish immigrant and Ted enjoyed his childhood on the ...