Jane Kenyon Poems

 

Jane Kenyon was a 20th century American poet who was appointed Poet Laureate of New Hampshire shortly before her untimely death in 1995.  She was also responsible for translating a number of works by the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova into English.  Like many other poets before her she made regular contributions to a literary journal;  in her case it was to Columbia: A Journal of ...

Mary Oliver Poems

 

Mary Oliver is a multi-award-winning US born poet that has a Pulitzer Prize and a National Book Award against her name.  It was her fifth collection of poetry that won the Pulitzer, in 1984, with the title American Primitive.  Over her lifetime she has been one of her country’s best-selling poets. She was born on the 10th September 1935 in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio ...

Rosanna Warren Poems

 

Rosanna Warren is an acclaimed American poet, literary critic, university professor and scholar.  She has also been involved in the editing of collections of translated works by French, Italian and Ancient Greek poets.  One of her recent books was Fables of the Self: Studies in Lyric Poetry which was a 2008 title of literary criticism. She was born on the 27th July 1953 in unusual and ...

May Sarton Poems

 

May Sarton was a Belgian-born American writer famous for her poetry, novels and a number of memoirs documenting her life at different stages. She was born Eleanore Marie Sarton on the 3rd May 1912 in Wondelgem, Belgium,  a place which is now a suburb of the city of Ghent.  Her father was a Belgian scientist who was a great philosophical thinker, striving to link science and ...

Galway Kinnell Poems

 

Galway Kinnell was an American Pulitzer Prize-winning writer whose collection of poetry called Selected Poems won him that award in 1982.  He also served as the state of Vermont’s Poet Laureate between the years 1989-1993. He was born on the 1st February 1927 in the Rhode Island town of Providence although he spent all of his formative years in Pawtucket, close by.  He was ...