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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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American Poets Over the Years

American Poets Over the Years

The Early Days William Cullen Bryant is one of the nation’s earliest recorded poets and reportedly descended from one of the pilgrims that arrived on the Mayflower from England. He was born into a well-appointed family in 1794 and his father’s...

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Famous Welsh Poets

Famous Welsh Poets

What’s in a Name? The tiny country of Wales is part of the larger United Kingdom but despite its diminutive stature has produced much talent across the many genres of the art world. The world of poetry is well represented by a number of talented...

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African American Poets

African American Poets

Setting the Standard As with many areas of life for African Americans, acceptance and equality have been an issue. The Arts are no exception and therefore it is interesting to take a look at some of the significant contributions made by African...

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