The 10 most Influential Poets in History

 

Most of us are inspired by someone when it comes to our job, or any hobbies we engage in. There is always an individual that we look up to, who inspired us to get involved in something, or whom we have studied to get where we are. So, have you ever wondered who inspired some of the most famous poets? What poets did Sylvia Plath study? Where did ...

CSI: Poetry. The life and death -ok just death- of poets

 

Here at My Poetic Side, we love to explore new topics relating to our poets, so this week we decided to do some sleuthing on something a little more gruesome than usual, putting our CSI hats on and investigating the sometimes-disturbing cause of deaths of some of our favourite poets. Ok, so we know it sounds a little morbid, but it’ll be interesting, we promise! ...

The most Poetic cities in the World [infographic]

 

Many cities of the world have seen some remarkable poetic events, including the rise and demise of some incredibly wonderful poets. What if we could tell you exactly which cities have been the most important throughout history? Well, we have a lot of data. We've been putting together some great timelines and timemaps (you should check them out!), and that took a lot of data-entry. For every event that happened ...

Poetic WordClouds: These are the most common words in Poetry

div.wordcloudcss { position: relative; font-size: 0; max-width:100%; margin-bottom:50px; } .post-entry div#wordcloudcss img { width: 100%; } div.picture { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; height: 100%; width: 50%; background-size: cover; } .wordcloudcss:after { content: ''; position: absolute; top: -10px; left: -10px; bottom: -10px; right: -10px; border: 1px #ccc solid; } h2.poetsti{ margin-top:40px; } Have you ever wondered what some of the most common words used in poetry ...