Hazel Hall Poems

 

Hazel Hall was an American poet whose short life spanned the end of the 19th and the first two decades of the 20th centuries. She was born on the 7th February 1886 in Saint Paul, a Minnesota town that had been nominated some years earlier as the capital of the Minnesota territory.  She was only a few years old though when the family moved ...

James Brunton Stephens Poems

 

James Brunton Stephens was a Scottish-born Australian poet, although he did not emigrate there until his early thirties. His most famous piece of work was a long poem called Convict Once, a piece that established his name in the annals of great Australian writers and demonstrated that he could show a great deal of patriotism toward his adopted country.  He also served for ...

Helene M Johnson Poems

 

Helene Johnson was a 20th century African-American poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance.  This was a movement of great artistic and cultural innovation which came out of the Harlem district of New York during the 1920s and was also known as the “New Negro Movement”. She was born Helen Johnson on the 7th July 1906 in Boston although she spent ...

Henry Constable Poems

 

Henry Constable was an English poet and diplomat of the late 16th and early 17th centuries whose most famous work was the remarkable sequence of sonnets under the title Diana, split into eight sections which he called First Decade, Second Decade and so on.  He led a trouble life in his later years due to his conversion to Catholicism, a declaration of ...

Henrik Arnold Wergeland Poems

 

Henrik Arnold Wergeland was a 19th century Norwegian writer who openly courted controversy, in both the poems and the plays that he wrote.  He lived only a short life but in his time became known as a pioneer of Norwegian literature covering a wide range of topics including social issues, theology and modern politics.  Some historians have described his work as “subversive” ...