Charlotte Perkins Gilman Poems

 

As one of the first feminists in America Charlotte Perkins Gilman spent her life promoting the right of women to be more than just housewives subjugated to the whims and dominance of their husbands. She was also a poet, novelist and social reform lecturer. She was born in Connecticut, and was one of two children that came into the family on July 3rd ...

Charles Wolfe Poems

 

Charles Wolfe was an Irish poet and priest who managed to produce only one major body of writing in his lifetime – Poetical Remains – which unfortunately stayed largely unacknowledged until after his death. Wolfe was born December 14th 1791 at Blackhall, County Kildare, Ireland. His family were well respected within the area as they came from upper-class stock. Wolfe’s father was Theobald ...

Charles Warren Stoddard Poems

 

Charles Warren Stoddard was an American writer who began his writing career amidst the fledging San Francisco literary scene. He did this at first in a clandestine way, keeping the knowledge of his writing from those who knew him. He also flirted briefly but unsuccessfully with a career on the stage. Stoddard came into the world on August 7th 1843 in New York's ...

Charles Robert Thatcher Poems

 

Charles Robert Thatcher, poet, songwriter and singer, was the son of an antiques dealer from Bristol who, at the age of 21 became interested in the upsurge in gold mining in Australia. He went with friends to Melbourne to try to make his fortune. After several unsuccessful attempts at the Bendigo digs they eventually hit the jackpot. Thatcher’s share of the claim ...

Cicely Fox Smith Poems

 

Cicely Fox Smith was an English poet known for writing maritime poetry, although not exclusively; she wrote on other subjects including travel and, along with her sister, children’s novels. She was born February 1st 1882 in Lymm, Cheshire, England into a life of middle-class gentility. Smith did not follow the usual route of the minimum education and early marriage which was expected of ...