Patrick Branwell Brontë Poems

 

Patrick Branwell Brontë was a 19th century English writer and artist who was the only male member of the famous Brontë literary family which also numbered sisters Anne, Emily and Charlotte. He was born on the 26th June 1817 in Thornton, a small village close to the West Yorkshire city of Bradford, the son of a clergyman and the fourth of six children.  At ...

Myra Morris Poems

 

Myra Morris was an Australian poet whose work often portrayed the joyful lifting of the spirits that a person could feel from a simple walk in the country.  She also wrote short stories and novels for both children and adults. She was born Myra Evelyn Morris on the 15th May 1893 in the small Victorian town of Boort.  She was one of a family ...

Marcus Annaeus Lucanus Poems

 

Marcus Annaeus Lucanus was a Roman poet and statesman who is usually known by the shortened version of his name, which is Lucan.  He only lived into his mid-twenties but, in this short time, he established himself as one of Rome’s finest poets of the Imperial Latin period.  He is best known for the epic, multi-part Pharsalia which told the tale of the ...

Marcus Clarke Poems

 

Marcus Clarke was an English-born, Australian poet, novelist and playwright who also got involved in magazine editing and ownership. He was born Marcus Andrew Hislop Clarke on the 24th April 1846 in the Kensington district of west London.  His father was a barrister and he had an uncle who was the Governor of Western Australia, a fact that, no doubt, encouraged him to ...

Margaret Deland Poems

 

Margaret Deland was an American poet and novelist who also wrote short stories.  She belonged to the literary realism movement that prevailed during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  This prolific writer had over thirty books to her name. She was born Margaretta Wade Campbell on the 23rd February 1857 in Allegheny, Pennsylvania.  Tragically her mother died giving birth so she was raised ...