Max Plowman Poems

 

Max Plowman was an English poet who held pacifist views even though he enlisted into the British Army in 1914 and served in the front line trenches of the Somme before being invalided back home. He was born Mark Plowman on the 1st September 1883 in the Northumberland Park district of north London, the son of a businessman who dealt in the production ...

Maxwell Bodenheim Poems

 

Maxwell Bodenheim was a US born poet, magazine editor and novelist whose sometimes outrageous lifestyle, leading him to be known in New York City as the “King of the Greenwich Village Bohemians”, would eventually lead to a violent death for both himself and his wife.  He was most famous as a writer during the “Jazz Age” of the 1920s. He was born Maxwell Bodenheimer in Hermanville, Mississippi on ...

Meer Taqi Meer Poems

 

The eminent Urdu and Persian poet Meer Taqi Meer, more often known by his pen name Mir, was active during the Mughal era of the 18th century.  His influence was such that it is believed that he was instrumental in shaping the Urdu language.  Many of his poems were in the ghazal format, these being odes of a romantic, often erotic and ...

Mellin de Saint-Gelais Poems

 

Mellin de Saint-Gelais, sometimes known as Melin St. Gelays or Melin Sainct-Gelais, was a French medieval poet of the Renaissance era, much in favour at the royal court.  He was a member of the literary group known as “Le Pleiade” and was well regarded and compared favourably with Clément Marot, a contemporary known as the "Prince of French poets".  He also spent ...

Mercy Otis Warren Poems

 

Mercy Otis Warren holds a unique place in the history of American politics and literature.  At a time when women did not publish written works under their own name she was a pioneering, fearless writer and political activist who became known as the "Conscience of the American Revolution".  Her patriotic and stirring articles and poems galvanised and influenced the country’s founding fathers at ...