Mary Anne Lamb Poems

 

Mary Anne Lamb was an English writer whose best-remembered piece of work was a collaboration with brother Charles Lamb called Tales from Shakespeare.  Between them they adapted the originals to make the stories more understandable for young readers.  Her literary success is, perhaps, all the more remarkable considering that she spent a great deal of her life incarcerated in mental institutions, a situation ...

Marya Zaturenska Poems

 

Marya Zaturenska was a 20th century American, Russian-born, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet.  Her poetry was mostly written in a lyrical, optimistic style with occasional dark themes running through it. She was born on the 12th September 1902 in Kiev but she was taken to the United States in 1910 where the family joined the ever growing tide of migrants from Europe in setting up home ...

Max Eastman Poems

 

Max Eastman was an American poet, philosopher and, in his younger days, a keen exponent of radical politics as practiced amongst people of a similar outlook in areas of New York City such as Greenwich Village.  He was a patron of the “Harlem Renaissance” which promoted African-American culture and literature and he developed a strong affiliation with communist and socialist movements.  However, following ...

Mary Hannay Foott Poems

 

Mary Hannay Foott was a Scottish-born Australian poet, art teacher and newspaper columnist whose best remembered piece of work is the poem Where the Pelican Builds. She was born Mary Black on the 26th September 1846 in Glasgow, the daughter of a merchant who took his family to Australia when Mary was seven years old.  She went to school in Melbourne and also attended the ...

Mary Eliza Fullerton Poems

 

Mary Eliza Fullerton was an Australian poet, novelist and occasional writer of articles for newspapers.  She often wrote using the pseudonym “Alpenstock” but when it came to publishing collections of poetry she also called herself simply “E”.  It is believed that she did this because she was conscious of the likely prejudicial reaction of the literary world to a woman author who did ...