Louise Imogen Guiney Poems

 

Louise Imogen Guiney was an American writer of poetry and essays.  As well as working in the Boston Public library as a cataloguer for a time she also edited the works of mostly Catholic writers of the English and Irish literary tradition. She was born on the 17th January 1861 in Roxbury, Massachusetts of Irish Catholic immigrant parents.  They sent her to the Elmhurst ...

Luis de Góngora y Argote Poems

 

Luis de Góngora y Argote was a lyric poet of the Spanish Baroque era and also a Catholic priest.  His literary accomplishments place him amongst the greatest Spanish poets of his time and he wrote in a style that became known, with a nod to his name, as Gongorism. He was born Luis de Argote y Góngora on the 11th July 1561 in Córdoba, ...

Lydia Maria Francis Child Poems

 

Lydia Maria Francis Child was a 19th century poet, novelist and school teacher.  She was, throughout her lifetime, enthusiastically involved with a number of campaigns of a political and social justice nature.  Examples of these were Native American rights, women’s rights and the abolition of slavery and she was also against American expansionism of its territorial and political borders.  She was never afraid ...

Ma Rainey Poems

 

"Ma" Rainey was an African-American writer of poetry and songs who was a pioneer in the field of blues songwriting and singing, often being referred to as the "Mother of the Blues".   Her writing inspired others to follow her lead, with black American poets such as Sterling Brown and Langston Hughes forging their reputations in her wake.  She became so well known on ...

Madison Julius Cawein Poems

 

Madison Julius Cawein was an American poet, novelist and playwright whose poetic style led to his being referred to as the “Keats of Kentucky”. He was born on the 23rd March 1865 in Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a herbalist.  His education did not extend beyond high school and his first place of employment was in an establishment that doubled up as both pool ...