Helene M Johnson Poems

 

Helene Johnson was a 20th century African-American poet who came to prominence during the Harlem Renaissance.  This was a movement of great artistic and cultural innovation which came out of the Harlem district of New York during the 1920s and was also known as the “New Negro Movement”. She was born Helen Johnson on the 7th July 1906 in Boston although she spent ...

Henry Constable Poems

 

Henry Constable was an English poet and diplomat of the late 16th and early 17th centuries whose most famous work was the remarkable sequence of sonnets under the title Diana, split into eight sections which he called First Decade, Second Decade and so on.  He led a trouble life in his later years due to his conversion to Catholicism, a declaration of ...

Henrik Arnold Wergeland Poems

 

Henrik Arnold Wergeland was a 19th century Norwegian writer who openly courted controversy, in both the poems and the plays that he wrote.  He lived only a short life but in his time became known as a pioneer of Norwegian literature covering a wide range of topics including social issues, theology and modern politics.  Some historians have described his work as “subversive” ...

Henrik Johan Ibsen Poems

 

Henrik Johan Ibsen is probably the best known Norwegian poet and playwright in that country’s literary history.  During the 19th century he wrote a number of plays, many of which are still performed today including such famous pieces as Ghosts and Hedda Gabler.  The Doll’s House was considered to be the most popular play world-wide during the early 20th century and his name ...

Henry Alford Poems

 

Henry Alford was a 19th century writer and distinguished cleric who is best known as a hymnodist, although he was also a minor poet of his time. He was born on the 7th October 1810 in London although his family originated from the south west, in the county of Somerset.  There was a long line of Anglican priests in his family tree so it ...