A poem by Thomas Hardy about chance and “hap” penstance.
Oscar Wilde’s “My Voice.” A poem about relationships ending and how the memories of love are not always reciprocated.
I have been a longtime fan of famous last quotes and stories about interesting deaths, because, well, morbid curiosity, I suppose. As it turns out, and as it relates to this blog, writers have suffered some pretty strange deaths, too. So, today, let’s take a closer look at a few!
Not much of a post today, but I wanted to share a solid documentary about a writer that I am going to spotlight soon: Edgar Allen Poe.
Another writer in the long history of interesting literature stories, Phillis Wheatley was a dynamite poet and author who lived a somewhat tragic life in the American colonies.
A poem about escapism, beauty, nostalgia, and reality by W. B. Yeats.
A poem about unrequited love by William Wordsworth.
I am a bit infatuated with the Harlem Renaissance writers for their skill and audacity. It’s really great that in the face of adversity, these writers were committing to paper some extremely influential work that was also politically-minded and creative.
A summer poem by Tony Hoagland.
I can imagine the dark sky and the rain on the classroom windows and the autumn leaves blowing on the street outside. It was then that I thought to myself: “I am going to teach one day because I want this experience to exist for others.”