A tribute to Australia's most famous bush poet and balladeer. The author of classics such as Waltzing Matilda, The Man From Snowy River, and Clancy Of The Overflow.
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.
The Romantic Movement came later to the United States. Basics about the time period as well as analysis of Poe's and Dickenson's poems.
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."
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.
The history of the interaction between poetry and the visual arts is both long and broad, stretching not only far back into history, but also to all parts of the globe we inhabit. In almost every culture, poetry has...
The poetry of William Carlos Williams deals with the everyday things in life. Wheelbarrows, plums, starlings and flowers are valid objects for this poet who was also a doctor.
Nursery rhymes are an evergreen delight for our children. They date back many centuries. There is so much speculation on their origins and history. These range from the sublime to the ridiculous.
A copy of this text was assigned reading for my Mom when she attended the University of Santa Barbara. Since the day she bought the book at the University bookstore. To when I found a copy on her bookshelf, later in my...
A history of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood of the mid-19th century and their presence in both the world of art and of poetry, as well as a discussion of the leading individuals of the movement.