Louise Bogan Poems

 

Louise Bogan has been called by some critics the most accomplished woman poet of the twentieth century and one of the finest lyric poets America has produced. She was born in 1987 as Louise Marie Bogan to her parents who lived in Livermore Falls, MA in the United States. She was the product of a troubled marriage between her mother, Mary Helen Murphy ...

Matthew Arnold Poems

 

Born in 1822, poet Matthew Arnold is considered one of the major writers of the Victorian era. Over his life he was heavily involved in education as an inspector of schools and his works show a keen interest in addressing the social issues of the day. He was initially educated by his uncle before attending Winchester College and from there went ...

Ernest Hemingway Poems

 

Better known for literary masterpieces such as A Farewell to Arms and The Old Man and the Sea, Ernest Hemingway was born in 1899 and went on to win the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1954. Whilst in later years he gained the reputation as an avid hunter and inveterate drinker, Hemingway wrote a great deal of poetry, especially in his ...

Bertolt Brecht Poems

 

Bertolt Brecht was a well known poet and playwright in Germany before being forced to flee from Nazi oppression.  He found a safe haven in the United States of America but did not remain there for the rest of his life.  Known more for his theatre work than his poetry he was, nevertheless, responsible for the lyrics of a song that became ...

Bob Hicok Poems

 

Bob Hicok is a contemporary American poet who was born in Michigan in 1960. He is a multi-award winning, much-published writer who once ran his own successful automotive die design business, leaving this to go into teaching. He will, no doubt, be proud of his writing output but I wonder if he has a little extra tinge of pride when he thinks ...