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Great Children’s Poets

Great Children’s Poets

A Good Place to Start When we think of great poets we may be transported back in time to another century when poetry was a more common place form of literature that people were familiar with and accustomed to listening to and...

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Caribbean Poetry

Caribbean Poetry

The Caribbean Caribbean poetry, often referred to as West Indian poetry, covers poetry that hails from those island regions and may take the form of either oral or written traditions and history that have been variously passed down through time...

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Poetry and the Middle East

Poetry and the Middle East

Protest Poetry has long been the people’s choice when it comes to protest and giving voice to a discontent that needs to be heard. Perhaps the need for social reform is at the root of the matter, a desire to see the end of war, a better regard...

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Japanese Poetic Forms

Japanese Poetic Forms

The Japanese Ideal Without much doubt we can assert that the Japanese have a precise way of looking at the world and representing it with a restraint and precision somewhat unique only to them. Not surprisingly then, their approach to the poetic...

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Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

Pulitzer Prize for Poetry

What’s in a Name The name Pulitzer is familiar to most people in connection with the annual prizes awarded for excellence in Letters, Drama, and Music, however few may know the origin of this name and its awards. Joseph Pulitzer, after whom the...

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Prison and Poetry

Prison and Poetry

The Source Poetry by its very nature depends upon the experiences of individuals; the pain, anguish or delirious joy of a moment in time that can be captured and immortalized in the written or spoken word. Throughout history, poets give voice to...

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Australian Poets

Australian Poets

What to Expect Sometimes the image or perception of something is stronger than the actual reality. Perhaps that has been the case with Australia and the arts. The first thought that comes to many people’s mind when they think of this incredible...

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Native American Poetry

Native American Poetry

The Culture Indigenous people exist all around the world and can be classified as those races who inhabited a land before the colonization of it occurred. Perhaps the group most familiar to people is the Native Americans, who were the original...

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Russian poets

Russian poets

Old School Alexander Pushkin is widely regarded as one of the greatest poets of the Romantic era and is certainly one of Russia’s most notable. Born in 1799 in Moscow he sadly only lived to be 37 years old following a fatal injury in a duel! From...

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Famous French Poets

Famous French Poets

Early Influences If you do not speak a particular language it is perhaps difficult to appreciate the significance of any of the literary works that have come from a certain country or culture. For most of us such is the case with the work of...

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Well Known Scottish Poets

Well Known Scottish Poets

The Men When thinking of Scotland and poetry it is likely that the name Robert Burns springs to mind. Certainly, he has become synonymous with all things Scottish and is widely regarded as the national poet of the country. Born in Dumfries in...

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Famous Spanish Poets

Famous Spanish Poets

From Spain Spanish poetry could technically be that written in the Spanish language and therefore include poets that originated from other Spanish speaking countries. Therefore, let’s look at some significant writers both from the country of...

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