Today is the birthday of Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930). He was a British poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930. Bridges was born in Walmer, Kent, in the UK. He went on to study medicine in London at St Bartholomew's Hospital, intending to practise until the age of forty and then retire to write poetry. More about Bridges and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Robert Seymour Bridges!
Today is also the birthday of two poets Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881 - 1941) and André Chénier (1762 – 1794). Elizabeth Madox Roberts was a Kentucky novelist and poet. More information about Roberts and her poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... André Marie Chénier was a French poet. More information about Chénier and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Elizabeth Madox Roberts! Happy Birthday André Cheniér!
Today is the birthday of James Whitcomb Riley (1849 – 1916). He was an American writer, poet, and best selling author. Riley was known for his "uncomplicated, sentimental, and humorous" writing. Often writing his verses in dialect, his poetry caused readers to recall a nostalgic and simpler time in earlier American history. More information about Riley and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday James Whitcomb Riley!
Today is the birthday of William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963). He was an American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. More information about Williams and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday William Carlos Williams!
Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!(1830–1886) an American poet. born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends. more about Dickinson and her poems on Poemhunter: www.poemhunter.co...
Today is the birthday of Thomas Hardy (1840 – 1928). He was an English novelist and poet. A Victorian realist in the tradition of George Eliot, he was influenced both in his novels and in his poetry by Romanticism, especially William Wordsworth. While Hardy wrote poetry throughout his life and regarded himself primarily as a poet, his first collection was not published until 1898. Learn more about Hardy and read his poems: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Thomas Hardy!