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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
An analysis of the poem, the Filling Station, by American poet laureate, Elizabeth Bishop.
Showcase of 19th century Victorian poetry published in American and British newspapers and saved in a scrapbook by my great-great grandfather, George Burgess 1829-1905; and also one of his poems.