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Robert Bly

Robert Bly About Poet and author associated with the Mythopoetic Men’s Movement and known for Iron John: A Book About Men. His 1967 poetry collection, The Light Around the Body, received the National Book Award in 1968. Other Informations He attended Harvard University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His poetry collections include My Sentence Was …

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Robert Bridges

Robert Bridges About British poet, author, hymn writer, and medical doctor who served as United Kingdom Poet Laureate from 1913-1930. His works include Eros and Psyche (poetry collection), The Christian Captives (verse play), and “O Gladsome Light” (hymn). Other Informations He attended Eton College and Corpus Christi College (Oxford) before studying medicine in London. He …

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Nicholas Michell

Nicholas Michell About Nineteenth-century Cornish poet and writer who published The Siege of Constantinople in 1831. His other literary works include An Essay on Woman, The Saxon’s Daughter, and London in Light and Darkness. Other Informations After graduating from Truro Grammar School, he worked briefly as an iron smelter. The publication of Ruins of Many …

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Lang Leav

Lang Leav About Best selling author and social media sensation grown popular sharing her poetry to her insanely popular Instagram account. She has earned more than 500,000 followers writing about relationships, identity, and much more. Other Informations She released her debut poetry collection, Love & Misadventure, in 2013. Some of her poetry books include Love …

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Ivan Gundulic

Ivan Gundulic About Early seventeenth-century Croatian poet known for a religious work entitled Tears of the Prodigal Son and for an epic poem called “Osman.” He also wrote a 1628 pastoral play entitled Dubravka. Other Informations He was the son of a Ragusan senator and received a superb early education in philosophy and the humanities. …

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Marcos Villatoro

Marcos Villatoro About An American novelist, poet, memoir writer, National Public Radio/PBS essayist, and filmmaker, he is perhaps best known for Tamale Road: A Memoir from El Salvador, a 2012 documentary film. His novels include Home Killings and A Venom Beneath the Skin. Other Informations He published his first novel, A Fire in the Earth, …

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Robert Herrick

Robert Herrick About Seventeenth-century English poet known for works such as Hesperides and “To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time.” The latter work, a carpe diem (seize-the-day) poem, contains the famous first line, “Gather ye rosebuds while ye may.” Other Informations He studied at Trinity Hall and at St. John’s College, Cambridge. He wrote …

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Robert Calvert

Robert Calvert About A South African-born author, dramatist, poet, songwriter, and musician of the late 20th Century, he is best known for such albums as Lucky Leif and the Longships (1975) and Hype (1981). His literary works include Test-Tube Baby of Mine (a 1986 play) and Celsius 232 (a 1977 poetry collection). Other Informations His …

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Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam About A medieval Iranian poet, mathematician, philosopher, and astronomer, he is best known for his rubaiyat (poetry quatrains). He is also famous for his groundbreaking Treatise on Demonstration of Problems of Algebra. Other Informations He taught astronomy and mathematics and, at one point, worked as an astrologer in the royal court. He used …

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Obbie West

Obbie West About Born Edward Wilson and better known by his stage name Obbie West, this spoken word poet is notable for his participation in a TV1 reality series titled Verses and Flow. Other Informations He began his career as a performance poet by participating in the 2011 Killeen Poetry Slam in Texas. He developed …

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James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell About American poet, author, social reformer, and diplomat associated with the Romantic movement and the Fireside Poets. His most famous works include A Fable for Critics, The Biglow Papers, and Heartsease and Rue. Other Informations He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He was an abolitionist, and he also held …

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Virginia Hamilton Adair

Virginia Hamilton Adair About American poet and author famous for Beliefs and Blasphemies and Ants on the Melon. The 1996 publication of the latter work made Adair famous when she was well into her eighties. Other Informations She wrote her first poem at the age of two and began writing on a regular basis at …