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Poets and The Nobel Prize

Poets and The Nobel Prize

Alfred Nobel was a Swedish industrialist born in 1833.  He was the inventor of dynamite amongst other things and amassed a fortune from his many enterprises. In addition to his skills as a business man, engineer and chemist Nobel had a passion...

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Famous Irish Poets

Famous Irish Poets

Ireland has long been renowned as a land of music, folklore and poetry. Without a doubt the Irish seem to have a knack for expressing circumstance and emotion in dramatic and lyrical ways that evoke emotion and masterfully engage the reader. Some...

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Poetry and The Internet

Poetry and The Internet

Like a lot of artistic mediums, poetry can sometimes seem to be an exclusive area that doesn’t always speak to or appeal to the masses. Much as large numbers of people won’t necessarily see the fine art in a gallery the readership for published...

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What is Haiku Poetry

What is Haiku Poetry

The history of Japanese poetry is long and complex dating back hundreds of years and initially drawing from Chinese influences. The poetry itself evolved into several different forms that were quite constrained in their construction. After many...

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Poetry and Folklore

Poetry and Folklore

The traditions of folklore date back as far as man has existed. Man’s need to make sense of the world around him and his own emotions has compelled him to record such feelings and events. Before the advent of the written word, the oral tradition...

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Poetry and Women

Poetry and Women

The global explosion of the female voice in recent times has not gone unnoticed by anyone who is vaguely aware of social and political issues around the world.  Today more than ever women have found their voices and a platform by which to have...

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All about Robert Frost

All about Robert Frost

Robert Frost was a famous American poet. He was born in 1874 in San Francisco and died in 1963 in Boston. He is famous for his work about the rural life in New England and his majestic descriptions. He received four Pulitzer prizes for poetry...

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Where to hear poetry near you

Where to hear poetry near you

Poetry is considered one of the most beautiful forms of art. It is very accessible to anyone and it is legendary for waking up feelings and sparking emotions. There are many ways in which we can get in contact with poetry. The classic way to...

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The great works of E.E. Cummings

The great works of E.E. Cummings

Edward Estlin Cummings is one of the most prolific American writers. He was born in 1894 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and died in 1962 in Madison, New Hampshire.  He was a renowned poet, essayist, playwright, painter and author. He wrote more than...

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Great Modern Poets

Great Modern Poets

Poetry is something that seems to spark controversy because people don’t seem to agree on what is good or bad, accessible or not. Like art of any nature it is subjective but can perhaps  be most easily related to, when it speaks to...

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Different Forms Of Poetry

Different Forms Of Poetry

So how many different forms of poetry could there possibly be? Turns out a lot! If you try to find a definitive list of all forms of poetry it would take up considerable time and space as it appears there are forms of poetry from A to Z...

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