Francis Miles Finch poems

 

Francis Miles Finch was a US poet, academic and judge. He also served under President Ulysses Grant as a collector of internal revenue for the Twenty-sixth District, New York but this appointment lasted only four years when Finch resigned his post. His most famous literary work would probably be the poem The Blue and the Gray which is the story of reconciliation and unity after the ...

Frederic Manning Poems

 

Frederic Manning was an Australian-born poet and novelist who lived most of his life in England. He was born on the 22nd July 1882 in Sydney into a large family of eight children, His father was the politician Sir William Patrick Manning whose ancestors had emigrated from Ireland. Frederic was educated at home and suffered with asthma from his infancy. Although the family were Roman Catholics ...

Francis Hopkinson Poems

 

Francis Hopkinson was an 18th century American poet, song writer and politician whose major claim to fame would be that he was the designer of the first American flag following the War of Independence. He was also a high ranking lawyer, sitting as a judge and he also filled a number of positions in the fledgling government. He was born in September 1737 in Philadelphia. ...

Geoffrey Grigson Poems

 

Geoffrey Grigson was a 20th century English poet and literary critic whose cutting critical reviews of other writers’ work often made him enemies. Additionally he was a naturalist and literary magazine editor during the 1930s. His own poetic output was considerable, numbering some thirteen collections published during his long life time, and he often used the pseudonym Martin Boldero. He was born Geoffrey Edward ...

Edwin James Brady Poems

 

Edwin James Brady was an Australian poet, short story writer and journalist. A committed nationalist, he took an active interest in the Labour party and wrote a number of articles on socialist and economic issues of the day. He was born on the 7th August 1869 at Carcoar in New South Wales, the son of Irish immigrants. His father, Edward John, had originally ...