Davíð Stefánsson (21 January, 1895 – 1 March, 1964), born in Fagriskógur, Eyjafjördur, was a well-known poet and novelist from Iceland.
Frank Marshall Davis was an African-American poet, as well as a journalist. Mr. Davis’ poet protested the racial inequality of the 1930s and 40s.
Guillermo Valencia (29 October, 1873 – 8 July, 1943), Born in Popayán, Colombia , was an poet, and translator from Colombia who also dabbled in politics.
James Agee (27 September, 1909 – 16 May, 1955) was an award winning author, poet, screenwriter, film critic and journalist from Tennessee.
Wallace Stevens (2 October, 1879 – 2 August, 1955) was an American poet and an insurance executive.
I don’t know much about Poe’s life, besides the bullet points many people are familiar with. I thought the author did a good job re imagining his life, habits, and most of all motivations. I especially enjoyed the chapter in which Poe wrote his most famous poem “The Raven” and how it came to be.
George Herbert (3 April, 1593 – 1 March, 1633) was an English priest, orator, and poet. His poems are associated with the writings of metaphysical poets.
Ovid was a Roman poet who is ranked as one of the three canonical poets of Latin literature, along with his contemporaries Horace and Virgil.
Elinor Morton Wylie (7 September, 1885 – 16 December, 1928) was an American poet and novelist who was very famous during the 1930s – 1940s.
On this day in 1883 Lebanese author, poet and artist Khalil Gibran(January 6, 1883 – April 10, 1931) was born. Growing up in the United States, Gibran has written in English. Works by Khalil Gibran 1 ) Gibran was born to a Catholic family in the town of Bsharri which is in Northern Lebanon. 2 ) After Gibran’s father went to jail for embezzlement, Kamila Gibran decided to go to her brother in the United States. She left with Khalil, two younger sisters and older half brother to Boston’s South End in 1985 even though Mr. Gibran was released in 1894. 3 ) Due to a clerical error at his school, Gibran’s first name, Gubran, was dropped and hence forth he was known through his middle name, Khalil. 4 ) In 1898 a publisher used some of Gibran’s covers for a book. 5 ) At age 15 Gibran returned to Beirut, Lebanon to study in a prepatory school. There he started a literary magazine and was elected “college poet”. 6 ) Day’s studio in Boston held Gibran’s first art exhibition in 1904. 7 ) Gibran’s poetry is noted for is formal language and insightful thoughts. 8 ) Gibran’s book The Prophet…