30 great poems everyone should know - The Times

The 10 best American poems - The Guardian

The Five Most Influential Poets in American History - The Atlantic

11847 161103     born November 1, 1871    Stephen Crane
Stephen Crane  biography.com
In the Eyes of Steven Crane - YouTube
Naturalism & Stephen Crane - YouTube
The Red Badge Of Courage 1951 Civil War Drama Movie Audie Murphy, Bill Mauldin & Douglas Dick - YouTube
Stephen Crane - Wikipedia 
November 1, 1871 – June 5, 1900, an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. Prolific throughout his short life, he wrote notable works in the Realist tradition as well as early examples of American Naturalism and Impressionism. He is recognized by modern critics as one of the most innovative writers of his generation. ...
Greeetings From Stephen Crane - YouTube
Dr. Bernstein's Intro to Realism, Naturalism, and Stephen Crane (The Open Boat) - YouTube
Literary realism - Wikipedia
Naturalism (literature) - Wikipedia

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11840 161031    born October 31, 1795    John Keats
John Keats  biography.com
John Keats- Ode to a Nightingale - YouTube
Ode to a Nightingale - Ben Whishaw Bright Star J.Keats - YouTube
The Romantics - Eternity (BBC documentary) - YouTube
John Keats - Wikipedia
  31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821, an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets, along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work having been in publication for only four years before his death.
Although his poems were not generally well received by critics during his lifetime, his reputation grew after his death, and by the end of the 19th century, he had become one of the most beloved of all
English poets. ...

Romanticism - Wikipedia

11200 160426     born April 21, 1816    Charlotte Brontė
Biography.com  Charlotte Brontė
Jane Eyre (1997) Full HD [Optional Spanish Subtitles (cc)] - YouTube
Charlotte Brontė - Wikipedia  21 April 1816 – 31 March 1855, an English novelist and poet, the eldest of the three Brontė sisters who survived into adulthood and whose novels have become classics of English literature. She first published her works (including her best known novel, Jane Eyre) under the pen name Currer Bell....

Brontė family - Wikipedia  The sisters, Charlotte (1816 – 1855), Emily (1818 – 1848), and Anne (1820 – 1849), are well known as poets and novelists. Charlotte's Jane Eyre was the first to know success, while Emily's Wuthering Heights, Anne's The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and other works were later to be accepted as masterpieces of literature.

11125 160409    April 7, 1770    William Wordsworth
Biography.com  William Wordsworth
Wordsworth's Two-Part Prelude - YouTube

Introduction to William Wordsworth - YouTube 1
HISTORY OF IDEAS - Romanticism - YouTube

William Wordsworth - Wikipedia
  7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850, a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798)...
Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia
Introduction to William Wordsworth - YouTube  2

Lake Poets - Wikipedia
Lake District - Wikipedia
Biography.com  Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Wikipedia  21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. ...

30 great poems everyone should know - The Times

11114 160406    April 4, 1928    Happy birthday Maya Angelou!
Biography.com  Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou Reciting her Poem "On the Pulse of Morning" - YouTube  at Clinton's 1993 inauguration
Biography.com  Beyond Words: National Poetry Month & Maya Angelou
I know why the caged birds sing of Maya Angelou - YouTube
Maya Angelou - I know why the Caged Bird Sings - YouTube
Caged Bird by Maya Angelou - The Poetry Foundation
Maya Angelou - Wikipedia 
April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014, an American poet, memoirist, and civil rights activist. ...
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings - Wikipedia
Civil Rights  |  Poets   

11268 160514     born May 7, 1812    Robert Browning
Biography.com  Robert Browning, married to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.
Robert Browning Recites His Poem (1889 Edison Cylinder) - YouTube
Robert Browning - Wikipedia  7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889, an English poet and playwright whose mastery of the dramatic monologue made him one of the foremost Victorian poets. His poems are known for their irony, characterization, dark humour, social commentary, historical settings, and challenging vocabulary and syntax....
The Pied Piper of Hamelin by Robert Browning - YouTube
My Last Duchess by Robert Browning (read by Ralph Cotterill) - YouTube
Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Browning - YouTube
Robert Browning Recites His Poem (1889 Edison Cylinder) - YouTube

10960 160307    March 6, 1806   
Happy birthday Elizabeth Barrett Browning!
Biography.com  Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Wikipedia 
6 March 1806 – 29 June 1861, one of the most prominent English poets of the Victorian era, popular in Britain and the United States during her lifetime....
The Life Of Elizabeth Barrett Browning - YouTube
How Do I Love Thee by Elizabeth Barrett Browning performed by Lindsay Gurley - YouTube

10813 160202 
February 1, 1902    Happy birthday Langston Hughes!
Langston Hughes reads The Negro Speaks of Rivers - YouTube
Poetry by Langston Hughes - The Weary Blues - YouTube
Mini Bio Langston Hughes - YouTube
Langston Hughes & the Harlem Renaissance: Crash Course Literature 215 - YouTube
8398 150201  February 1, 1902  Happy birthday Langston Hughes!
Langston Hughes Google Doodle marks American poet's 113th birthday - Mirror Online  Jessica Best, 02/01/2015
Langston Hughes Biography  an American poet, novelist, and playwright
The Negro Speaks of Rivers | Academy of American Poets
I Dream A World
Langston Hughes - Wikipedia
February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967, an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist.  Harlem Renaissance
8397 150201  Harlem Renaissance
The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow . Jim Crow Stories . The Harlem Renaissance PBS

Harlem Renaissance - Black History - HISTORY.com
Harlem Renaissance - Wikipedia 

11064 160327    March 26, 1874    Happy birthday Robert Frost!
Biography.com  Robert Frost 
The Road Not Taken, by Robert Frost (HD) - YouTube
Stopping by woods on a snowy evening - YouTube
Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening - YouTube
Robert Frost reads Birches - YouTube
January 20, 1961 - Poet Robert Frost at President John F. Kennedy's Inauguration - YouTube
Robert Frost - Wikipedia  March 26, 1874 – January 29, 1963, an American poet. His work was initially published in England before it was published in America. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech
The 10 best American poems - The Guardian

10553 151210  December 10, 1830    Happy birthday Emily Dickinson!
Biography.com  Emily Dickinson
I'm Nobody! Who Are You? By Emily Dickinson - Poetry Reading - YouTube
Because I Could Not Stop For Death by Emily Dickinson - Poetry Reading - YouTube
Before I Got My Eye Put Out - The Poetry of Emily Dickinson Crash Course English Lit #8 - YouTube
Lee Remick reads Emily Dickinson - YouTube
Emily Dickinson - Wikipedia 
December 10, 1830 – May 15, 1886, an American poet. Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts. Although part of a prominent family with strong ties to its community, Dickinson lived much of her life highly introverted.
Emily Dickinson: The Poet In Her Bedroom - YouTube
The Life and Death of Emily Dickinson.mov - YouTube
Voices And Visions - Emily Dickinson (1988) - YouTube

10547 151208     December 9, 1608    Happy birthday John Milton!
Biography.com  John Milton

A Biography of John Milton - YouTube
John Milton: Poetry And Prose - YouTube
John Milton - Wikipedia 
9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674,  an English poet, polemicist, man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667), written in blank verse.

born c. April 23, 1564 -  died April 23, 1616    William Shakespeare
Worldwide Celebrations On The 400th Anniversary Of Shakespeare's Death - NPR
Shakespeare Festival photo page
Happy birthday, Shakespeare! Ten of the Bard’s plays, quickly resolved through texts. - The Washington Post  04/23/2015

Shakespeare's 450th birthday: Now all the world is his stage  (Telegraph, Jonathan Bate, 04/20/2014)
William Shakespeare - Biography.com    Poet, Playwright, - c. April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616
William Shakespeare - Wikipedia  26 April 1564 (baptised) – 23 April 1616, an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet, and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including collaborations, consist of approximately 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright...
Why Is William Shakespeare Called the Bard? - Ask.com

London celebrates William Shakespeare It's the Bard's birthday party, and you're invited  (The Age, Donna Demaio, 04/23/2014)
BBC History - William Shakespeare
Shakespeare Festival photo page

born January 22, 1561    Happy birthday Francis Bacon!

Francis Bacon
Sir Francis Bacon Biography - YouTube

Sir Francis Bacon's Fascinating Life and Political Career, with Will Durant - YouTube
Francis Bacon - Wikipedia  22 January 1561 – 9 April 1626, an English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist, orator, and author. He served both as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. After his death, he remained extremely influential through his works, especially as philosophical advocate and practitioner of the scientific method during the scientific revolution. ... 
Bacon, Shakespeare and the Rosicrucians - YouTube

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10 Teary-eyed Poems on Love, Loss, and the Meaning of Life  Reader's Digest

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