Martin Madan Poems

 

Martin Madan was an 18th century writer, clergyman and barrister.  He was mostly known for his Methodist hymn writing, these efforts being known collectively as The Lock Hospital Collection.  One of his most famous compositions was the Christmas carol Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, a song still sung today all over the world.  He was a practicing preacher until forced to give up ...

Martin Niemöller Poems

 

Martin Niemöller the German poet and pastor of the Lutheran faith whose most famous poem was First They Came for the Jews. Although he had early involvement with the National Socialist party he soon distanced himself from them, expressing his anti-Nazi feelings in strong terms.  These views found him incarcerated at the Dachau and Sachsenhausen concentration camps throughout the Second World War and he ...

Louis Esson Poems

 

Louis Esson was a Scottish-born Australian poet and playwright.  His involvement, during the 1920s, with a theatre group called The Pioneer Players led to his being called “The Father of Australian Drama”.   He also worked as a journalist, writing articles of literary criticism as well as a number of politically-themed pieces. He was born Thomas Louis Buvelot Esson on the 10th August 1878 in Leith, ...

Louis Fréchette Poems

 

Louis Fréchette, CMG, was a Canadian writer of poetry, short stories and plays who was also a journalist for a short time.  He had strong political views and served time as a Member of Parliament. He was born Louis-Honoré Fréchette on the 16th November 1839 in Lévis, a town in the eastern province of Lower Canada.  His education was provided at a number of ...

Louis Lavater Poems

 

Louis Lavater was a Swedish-Australian writer of poetry and short stories who also translated a number of Swedish poems into English.  He was an occasional literary editor but his primary activities were concentrated on the field of music.  He had over a hundred compositions to his name.  He specialised in bush ballads and collaborated with other well-known writers of the time, such as ...