The poet Constantin Cavafy, who though he lived in Alexandria, Egypt was of Greek background and wrote in modern Greek, is one of the centrally important poets of the first years of the twentieth century. He is […]
Charles Baudelaire, the great French poet of the mid nineteenth century whose powerful writing ushered in a era of symbolism, is one of the most important poets of the nineteenth century.
Not only a poet of […]
Elizabeth Bishop, born in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1911, had a difficult childhood: her father died when she was very young, and while still in early childhood her mother was permanently hospitalized in a […]
Born in Germany, Yehuda Amichai emigrated to Israel when he was twelve. One of the great love poets of modern times, his poems are at once humorous and filled with grief. It is one of Amichai’s richest […]
The poet Anna Akhmatova was born Anna Gorenko in Odessa, in the Ukraine, in 1889; she later changed her name to Akhmtova. In 1910 she married the important Russian poet and theorist Nikolai Gumilyov. […]