Julia A. Moore Poems

 

Julia A. Moore, also known as Julia Ann Moore and the "Sweet Singer of Michigan", was an American poet.  However she is better known by the derogatory term of “poetaster” which means that, like the Scottish William McGonagall, she perfected the art of writing “bad poetry”. She was born Julia Ann Davis on the 1st December 1847 on the family farm in the Kent County, ...

Kenneth Allott Poems

 

Kenneth Allott was an English poet and university lecturer who had family ties with both Wales and Ireland.  He was well known for his in-depth knowledge of the 19th century writer, schools inspector and social injustice champion Matthew Arnold. He was born on the 29th August 1912 in the Welsh county of Glamorgan, the son of a local doctor.  While still a young boy ...

Leslie Holdsworth Allen Poems

 

Leslie Holdsworth Allen was a poet, academic, playwright and Australian University English Professor at a number of locations.  He translated works of German literature into English and also chaired the Literature Censorship Board for many years. He was born on the 21st June 1879 in the Victoria town of Maryborough, one of three brothers.  His father was a minister and they moved in 1890 ...

Kate Brownlee Sherwood Poems

 

Kate Brownlee Sherwood was an American writer of poetry and short stories as well as being a journalist and philanthropical patron of the arts and literature.  In 1883 she was one of the founders of the Woman’s Relief Corps, an organisation set up after the American Civil War.   Much of her poetry centred on military subjects, her most famous being a memorial poem ...

Lizette Woodworth Reese Poems

 

Lizette Woodworth Reese was a US school teacher and poet.  She taught classes in English in Baltimore schools for most of her adult life.  She was made Poet Laureate of Maryland in 1931 whilst in her mid-seventies. She was born in the Waverly district of Baltimore, Maryland on the 9th January 1856, one of twin sisters.  She enjoyed a modest education at local ...