Cole’s paintings stand as monuments to the dreams and anxieties of the emerging America...
Dickinson was a prolific poet but fewer than a dozen of her poems were published in her lifetime. The published poems were significantly edited to fit poetic convention and rules...
Dickinson was a prolific poet but fewer than a dozen of her poems were published in her lifetime...
Poe was a writer, editor, and critic, best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre through poetry and short stories. He was a central figure of Romanticism in the USA and one of the earliest practitioners of the short story. He was the first well-known American writer to earn a living from writing alone, leading to a financially difficult life and career....
Robert Lee Frost was a poet. Initially published in England, his work was soon published and renowned internationally...
Poet: Charles Bukowski Born: 16 August 1920, Andernach, Germany German-American Died: 9 March 1994, California, USA
Poet: Maya Angelou Born: 4 April 1928, Missouri, USA American Died: 28 May 2014, North Carolina, USA
Poet: Irwin Allen Ginsberg Date of Birth: 3 June 1926, New Jersey, USA American Date of Death: 5 April 1997, New York, USA Buried: Gomel Chesed Cemetery, Newark, New Jersey, USA
Poet: Emily Dickinson Born: 10 December 1830, Massachusetts, USA American Died: 15 May 1886, Massachusetts, USA Buried: West Cemetery, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Poet: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Born: 24 March 1919, New York, USA American
Marguerite Annie Johnson, better known as Maya Angelou, was a poet, singer, memoirist and civil rights activist.
Poet: William Cullen Bryant Date of Birth: 3 November 1794, Massachusetts, USA American Date of Death: 12 June 1878, New York, USA
Poet: Katharine Lee Bates Born: 12 April 1859, Massachusetts, USA American Died: 28 March 1929, Massachusetts, USA
Irwin Allen Ginsberg was a poet, philosopher and writer. In the 1940s as a student of Columbia College he began a close friendship with WS Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, forming the core of the Beat Generation
Poet: Louisa May Alcott Born: 29 May 1832, Pennsylvania, USA American Died: 6 March 1888, Massachusetts, USA
The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks Abortions will not let you forget. You remember the children you got that you did not get, The damp small pulps with a little or with no hair,
Lawrence Monsanto Ferlinghetti is a poet, socialist activist, painter and co-founder of Lights Booksellers and Publishers. He is best known for his collection of poems
Elizabeth Bishop was a poet and short-story writer. She is considered one of the finest poets of the 20th century. From 1949 to 1950 she was Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress.
Poem of the Week Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar Born: 27 June 1872, Ohio, USA American Died: 9 February 1906, Ohio, USA
Carl August Sandburg was a poet, biographer, writer and editor. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his poetry and one for his biography of Abraham Lincoln. As a major figure of American literature, Lyndon B Johnson at Sandburg’s death in 1967 said ‘Carl Sandburg was more than the voice of America, more than the poet of its strength and genius. He was America.’
Louisa May Alcott was an American novelist and poet. Her first critical success in writing came in the 1860s. Early in her career she used the pen name A M Bernard, under which she wrote novels involving espionage, revenge and cross-dressing for teens and young adults. An abolitionist and feminist she remained unmarried. She died from a stroke two days after her father’s death.
Date: 1881 Poet: Ralph Waldo Emerson American 1803 – 1882 Ralph Waldo Emerson was an essayist, philosopher, lecturer and poet who led the transcendentalist movement of the mid-19th century.
Poem of the Week One of America’s greatest and most original poets, Emily Elizabeth Dickinson was born in Massachusetts. She was considered an eccentric by her local community and never married, instead she spent most of her life in reclusive isolation
America is a rock band formed in London in 1970 by Dewey Bunnell, Dan Peek and Gerry Beckley. All three sons of US Air Force personnel met when their parents were stationed in London and began performing live.