On the face of things, the career of John Donne had two distinct faces: the sensual, celebratory, downright odd poems of his youth, and the pensive, angry and eloquent missives of his old age.
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November 20, 2011
Okay, so poetry has been happening for quite some time, you guys. Like longer than the internet. Gaius Valerius Catullus lived from around 84-54 BC, growing up in Cisalpine Gaul, and spending most of his adult life in Rome. Let’s take a look at his work.
November 13, 2011
On the 4th of November 1918, Wilfred Owen was killed by a shot to the head near the village of Joncourt in Picardy, northern France. Today we remember him with his poem Strange Meeting.
November 6, 2011
The life of Baudelaire is a pretty decent playing-out of the fantasy life many folks imagine poets enjoy. His work inspired many of the great poets at the turn of the 20th century.
October 30, 2011
Percy Bysshe Shelley is a man whose personal life is probably better known than his work as an writer and political agitator. But we have a poem so you should totally read it.