Which Poets were Contemporary to each other?

Like musicians, poets often move in similar circles. You may be aware of some of the famous connections between poets, like Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. However, there are plenty of other relationships and links that aren’t as well known. Not only this, but it is interesting to note poets that were producing their best works at the same time, even if they did not have a personal connection. ...

The Poetry World Cup

 

The World Cup kicks off this week, so we decided it would be fun to have a World Cup of our own: The Poetry World Cup. We thought it would be a good idea to show you some international poets you may not have heard of while also celebrating some of the world’s best poets. If you are a football fan, you will have already noticed that the groups ...

Behind Bars: 61 Poets Who Went To Jail

 

While freedom of speech is generally promoted today, this wasn’t always the case, and a lot of poets have caused a stir with their unfiltered approach. Controversial topics and unfavourable connections have landed many poets in hot water, so much so that a few of them have ended up behind bars because of it. Of course, there are a number of poets that have gone to jail for reasons ...

A Social Media-Fueled Bestseller List

 

Ask twenty friends who their favorite poet is and you’re certain to get twenty different answers. William Shakespeare, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost roll off the tongue easily – the greats, the classics. But ask Amazon who their customers’ favorite poets are and you’ll get an entirely different set of answers. Today we’re exploring seven of Amazon’s best-selling poets and their rise to prominence ...

10 Questions to Test your Poetry Knowledge

Poetry – does the mere mention of it transport you back to the classroom and the type of lessons where the whole class were forced to study the same poem; delving into the wording and trying to unravel exactly what the poet meant? Perhaps you were fortunate enough to have the type of teacher who brought poetry to life for you; making the written words truly come alive for the ...