Henry Sambrooke Leigh Poems

 

Henry Sambrooke Leigh was a fairly minor English poet and playwright of the 19th century.  He was known for his lyric writing, and tuneful singing, of humorous songs and for a number of translations of French comic operas into English, many of which appeared on the London stage.  Critics have praised him for his “fluent verse” but, at the same time, his ...

Harriet Prescott Spofford Poems

 

Harriet Prescott Spofford was a New England poet and novelist who made a name for herself writing tales of the supernatural and some detective stories. She was born Harriet Elizabeth Prescott on the 3rd April 1835 in Maine.  Her family were closely connected with seafaring and this theme appeared in a number of her stories.  Although they were reasonably well off, Harriet was sent ...

Hartley Burr Alexander Poems

 

Hartley Burr Alexander, PhD was an American writer, academic, philosopher and iconographer. He was born on the 9th April 1873 in Lincoln, Nebraska, the son of a minister in the Methodist church who was also edited a newspaper.  As he grew up in Syracuse the young man developed his own interest in writing, influenced by his father, but shied away from the church.  He ...

Hazel Hall Poems

 

Hazel Hall was an American poet whose short life spanned the end of the 19th and the first two decades of the 20th centuries. She was born on the 7th February 1886 in Saint Paul, a Minnesota town that had been nominated some years earlier as the capital of the Minnesota territory.  She was only a few years old though when the family moved ...

James Brunton Stephens Poems

 

James Brunton Stephens was a Scottish-born Australian poet, although he did not emigrate there until his early thirties. His most famous piece of work was a long poem called Convict Once, a piece that established his name in the annals of great Australian writers and demonstrated that he could show a great deal of patriotism toward his adopted country.  He also served for ...