Henry Taylor

Poet and translator Henry Taylor was born in Virginia on June 21, 1942. Taylor’s many poetry collections include Crooked Run (2006); Understanding Fiction: Poems 1986-1996; The Flying Change (1985), for which he received the Pulitzer Prize; An Afternoon of Pocket Billiards (1975); and The Horse Show at Midnight (1966). He has translated works from Bulgarian,Continue reading “Henry Taylor”

Thomas Buchanan Buchan

Thomas Buchanan Buchan (1931-1995) was born on this day in 1931, he was a poet, playwright and novelist. Born in Glasgow, to the son of a Protestant minister, and educated at Jordanhill College School, Balfron High School, Aberdeen High School and finally the University of Glasgow where he achieved an MA (Hons) in English literatureContinue reading “Thomas Buchanan Buchan”

Poet Ruth Stone

Ruth Stone was born on June 8th in 1915 in Virginia, she died at the age of 96 in 2011. She lived in a rural farmhouse in Vermont for much of her life and raised three daughters alone after her husband, professor Walter Stone, committed suicide in 1959. She wrote thirteen books of poetry andContinue reading “Poet Ruth Stone”

Christy Brown

Christy Brown, Irish writer and poet was born on this day June 5 1932, he was born with cerebral palsy and near total paralysis apart from his left foot. Brown’s autobiography, ‘My Left Foot’, was developed into a novel ‘Down All The Days’in 1970, which became an international best-seller. Two lesser-known novels followed, as wellContinue reading “Christy Brown”

Lewis Carroll

Lewis Carroll (real name Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) was born on January 27, 1832, he was a person who, through his varied writing styles and power of communication, struck the imagination of children and adults alike. His best-known works, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, And What Alice Found There (1872) are stillContinue reading “Lewis Carroll”

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