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Tag Archives: poetry
Erin Lafford, a DPhil student, introduces the life and work of the Victorian poet and Poet Laureate Alfred, Lord Tennyson in this guest blog post. Tennyson was born on 6th August, 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire, to a large family that … Continue reading
Carlie Sorosiak, a student on the MSt in English and American Studies, introduces the incumbent US Poet Laureate. While researching my dissertation on contemporary poetry in the American South, I stopped by Blackwell’s last month to pick up Natasha Trethewey’s … Continue reading
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was a playwright, poet, novelist, story-writer, journalist, essayist, epigrammist, father, husband, and convicted homosexual. He was a daunting wit, a committed aesthete, and remains … Continue reading
During the time I have been working as a student ambassador for the Great Writers Inspire project, I have, on many occasion, been thwarted at the last moment by the three little words ‘all rights reserved’. After having stumbled across brilliantly evocative images and informative … Continue reading
It is clear from a number of the posts here at Great Writers Inspire that reputation is crucial to critical reception. I’ve recently come across a writer who underlines this fact more than most. This writer became resistant to critical … Continue reading