Gerard Manley Hopkins

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844–1889), was born on this day in 1844, in Stratford, Essex, he was an English poet and Jesuit priest. He is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the Victorian era, however, because his style was so radically different from that of his contemporaries, his best poems were not acceptedContinue reading “Gerard Manley Hopkins”

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin on July 26th, his education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organised training. He moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic and became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, for which heContinue reading “George Bernard Shaw”

Robert Graves

On this day, July 24, 1895, poet Robert Graves (1895-1985) was born in Wimbledon, near London. One of ten children, Robert was influenced by his mother’s puritanical beliefs and his father’s love of Celtic poetry and myth. As a young man, he was more interested in boxing and mountain climbing than studying, although poetry laterContinue reading “Robert Graves”

María Sabina Magdalena García

María Sabina Magdalena García (1894 – 1985), was born on this day 22 July in 1894 she was known as the “priestess of mushrooms,” and was probably the most famous Mexican healer to have ever lived and a great poet. Her history and reputation led her to serve as a bridge between the mystical andContinue reading “María Sabina Magdalena García”

The Limerick (2)

I have previously blogged about the limerick, https://wordpress.com/post/poetisatinta.wordpress.com/526 But today I decided to do one for My NaNoWriMo challenge and I also thought I would share some excellent examples of this poetic form! Perhaps the most famous for writing in this style is English writer, poet and illustrator, Edward Lear(1812-1888) The great American comic poetContinue reading “The Limerick (2)”

William Makepeace Thackeray

On July 18 1811, William Makepeace Thackeray (1811-1863) Victorian novelist and illustrator was born in India where both parents worked for the East India Company. His father died when he was only 4years old and he was sent back to England by his mother who remained in India. He is known for his satirical works,Continue reading “William Makepeace Thackeray”

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