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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (1797-1851), née Godwin, was born on this day 30 August 1797, she was an English novelist who wrote the Gothic novel Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus (1818), which is considered to be an early example of science fiction. She also edited and promoted the works of her husband, the Romantic poet andContinue reading “Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley”

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Creative Poetry Practice

One of the great things about writing poetry is that you are never incorrect, what constitutes a good or bad poem is merely in the eye of the reader. However, creative poetry requires regular practice, the more time you give to your craft the more creative you become. Try to make time to write eachContinue reading “Creative Poetry Practice”

John Clare

John Clare was born in Northamptonshire, England. on this day, July 13 1793 (1793-1864), into a poor family, his father being a farm labourer. He himself became a farm labourer while still a child, leaving school at 12 years. In his early adult life, Clare became a pot-boy in the Blue Bell pub, he wasContinue reading “John Clare”

Pablo Neruda

Chilean poet and Nobel Prize winner, Pablo Neruda was born on this day, 12 July 1904 (1904-1973). Born Ricardo Eliezer Neftali Reyes y Basoalto, Neruda gave himself this writing name under which he would become famous while still in his early teens. In 1921 he left southern Chile for Santiago to attend school, he intendedContinue reading “Pablo Neruda”