The power of poetry, examples of different poetry, complete history of poetry forms, Ryan C. Beitler
Poetry Month Challenge # 3
Sir Philip, a courtier poet and friend of Fluke Greville, left behind him many sonnets, "Astrophil and Stella" and an incredible reworking of the psalms of David. Poetry Month Challenge # 4
Article about the Generation of '27, a group of poets who gathered in Spain in the era before the Spanish Civil War. The poets were interested in avante garde poetry and contributed heavily to a growing cultural revolution.
The American Revolution inspired and was inspired by songs and poetry. This article looks at a period song and a poem about a Founding Father.
The story and history behind the famous quotation: Sound, sound the clarion, fill the fife! To all the sensual world proclaim, One crowded hour of glorious life Is worth an age without a name. By Thomas Osbert Mordaunt and Sir Walter Scott
Few know that Richard Wright, author of Black Boy and Native Son, wrote haiku in his last year of life. Like Ginsberg and Kerouac he is an American pioneer of the form.
While much less known than Whitman or Dickinson, Henry Timrod's poems were well received during his lifetime; he was honored with the unofficial title, "Poet Laureate of the Confederacy."
Was William Topaz McGonagall the world's worst poet? Is there anybody else that could offer up such appalling verse and tortuous doggerel? Judge for yourselves but you may come to love this great Scottish eccentric.
From the writer of Tess and Jude, one would not expect a lot of jollity or gaiety, and indeed Hardy's poems tend to be sombre in tone, though often leavened with surprising metrical patterns borrowed from his local folk and church music.