Charles Kingsley Poems

 

There cannot be many writers in the world who have written a book and then had a seaside resort named after that book, but Charles Kingsley was such a man.  He wrote a novel in 1855 called Westward Ho! about sailors from a south western English town who set sail across the Atlantic to battle with the Spanish in the Caribbean.  The ...

C. S. Lewis Poems

 

The first thing that generally springs to mind when considering the great English writer C. S. Lewis is his epic collection of fantasy tales The Chronicles of Narnia. This was actually seven separate stories which can be bought in one bound collection and it probably sits on bookshelves in most houses – particularly if there are children in the house. It is ...

Guillaume Apollinaire Poems

 

Born in Italy in 1880, Guillaume Apollinaire was a poet, writer and critic who settled in France and is known as one of the founding fathers of surrealism. Although his father was not known, his mother was from Polish royalty and he was brought up speaking French, Italian and Polish. As a teenager, he moved from Rome to Paris and soon ...

Francisco Balagtas Poems

 

Born in 1788 in Bulacan, Francisco Balagtas is rightly seen as one of the literary greats of the Philippines, a prolific romantic poet known for his epic Florante at Laura. Born into a life of poverty, from a young age he was hungry for knowledge and, after attending school in Bigaa, went to Manila where he became a servant to a ...

Joy Goswami Poems

 

Joy Goswami is one of the best Bengali poets around and writes in the Bengali language. He is a well published writer of the ‘post-Jibananda Das era’, having some 25 poetry collections behind him. In addition to this he has also written ten novels, one of them written completely in verse. He has also written a book of essays. He runs the ...