Sir Walter Scott's "Lochinvar"

Sir Walter Scott's "Lochinvar"

Naomi Shihab Nye's "Fundamentalism"

Naomi Shihab Nye (Arabic: نعومي شهاب ناي‎; born March 12, 1952) is a poet, songwriter, and novelist. She was born to a Palestinian father and an American mother. She began composing her first poem at the age of six and has published or contributed to over 30 volumes. Her works in ...  Show more

Bryana Joy's "Kabul Airport"

Bryana Joy is a writer, poet, and full-time artist who believes in the subtle power of Story to challenge and change us. In 2018, she launched the Letters From The Sea Tower, a handmade monthly subscription letter full of watercolor sketches, paintings, and snippets of glory from ...  Show more

William Carlos Williams' "A Coronal"

William Carlos Williams (September 17, 1883 – March 4, 1963) was an American poet, writer, and physician closely associated with modernism and imagism.In addition to his writing, Williams had a long career as a physician practicing both pediatrics and general medicine. He was aff ...  Show more

Margaret Cavendish's "A Lady Dressed by Youth"

Margaret Lucas Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1623 – 15 December 1673) was an English philosopher, poet, scientist, fiction writer and playwright. She published in her own name at a time when most women writers remained anonymous. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and ...  Show more

Katherine Anne Porter's "Wild Geese Alighting on a Lake"

Katherine Anne Porter (May 15, 1890 – September 18, 1980) was an American journalist, essayist, short story writer, novelist, and political activist. Her 1962 novel Ship of Fools was the best-selling novel in America that year, but her short stories received much more critical ac ...  Show more

Elinor Wylie's "Atavism"

Elinor Morton Wylie (September 7, 1885 – December 16, 1928) was an American poet and novelist popular in the 1920s and 1930s. "She was famous during her life almost as much for her ethereal beauty and personality as for her melodious, sensuous poetry."[1]Bio via Wikipedia. See ac ...  Show more

John Keats' "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer"

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English poet prominent in the second generation of Romantic poets, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although his poems were in publication for only four years before he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25.[1] They ...  Show more

Seamus Heaney's "The Rain Stick"

Seamus Justin Heaney MRIA (/ˈʃeɪməs ˈhiːni/; 13 April 1939 – 30 August 2013) was an Irish poet, playwright and translator. He received the 1995 Nobel Prize in Literature.[1][2] Among his best-known works is Death of a Naturalist (1966), his first major published volume. Heaney wa ...  Show more

Woody Guthrie's "This Land Is Your Land"

Woodrow Wilson Guthrie (/ˈɡʌθri/; July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967) was an American singer-songwriter, and one of the most significant figures in American folk music. Bio via Wikipedia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Alun Lewis' "Today It Has Rained"

Alun Lewis (1 July 1915 – 5 March 1944) was a Welsh poet. He is one of the best-known English-language poets of the Second World War.[1][2]Bio via Wikipedia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Theodore Roethke's "The Pike"

Theodore Huebner Roethke (/ˈrɛtki/ RET-kee;[1] May 25, 1908 – August 1, 1963 ) was an American poet. He is regarded as one of the most accomplished and influential poets of his generation, having won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1954 for his book The Waking, and the annual Na ...  Show more

Billy Collins' "Fishing on the Susquehanna in July"

William James Collins (born March 22, 1941) is an American poet, appointed as Poet Laureate of the United States from 2001 to 2003.[1][2] He is a Distinguished Professor at Lehman College of the City University of New York (retired, 2016). Collins was recognized as a Literary Lio ...  Show more

Marge Piercy's "Colors Passing Through Us"

Marge Piercy (born March 31, 1936) is an American progressive activist and writer. Her work includes Woman on the Edge of Time; He, She and It, which won the 1993 Arthur C. Clarke Award; and Gone to Soldiers, a New York Times Best Seller and a sweeping historical novel set during ...  Show more

Emily Dickinson's "Like Rain it Soundeth"

Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886) was an American poet. Little-known during her life, she has since been regarded as one of the most important figures in American poetry.[2]Bio via Wikipedia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

John Keats' "On the Grasshopper and the Cricket"

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English poet prominent in the second generation of Romantic poets, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although his poems were in publication for only four years before he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25.[1] They ...  Show more

John Haines' "Fourth of July at Santa Ynez"

John Meade Haines (June 29, 1924 – March 2, 2011) was an American poet and educator who had served as the poet laureate of Alaska. Bio via Wikipedia See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. 

Mary Oliver's "The Riders"

Mary Jane Oliver (September 10, 1935 – January 17, 2019) was an American poet who won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Her work is inspired by nature, rather than the human world, stemming from her lifelong passion for solitary walks in the wild. It is characterise ...  Show more

Dana Gioia's "California Hills in August"

Michael Dana Gioia (/ˈdʒɔɪ.ə/; born December 24, 1950) is an American poet, literary critic, literary translator, and essayist.Gioia was born into a working class family of Mexican and Sicilian descent and grew up attending Roman Catholic parochial schools in Hawthorne and Garden ...  Show more

T.S. Eliot's "Cape Ann"

Thomas Stearns Eliot OM (26 September 1888 – 4 January 1965) was a poet, essayist, publisher, playwright, literary critic and editor.[2] Considered one of the 20th century's major poets, he is a central figure in English-language Modernist poetry.-Bio via Wikipedia. See acast.com ...  Show more