Poet Ezra Pound said “All America is an insane asylum,” after being released from an American insane asylum in 1958.
Posts tagged: Poets
Writer Charles Bukowski was born in Germany on 16 August 1920. He was drunk by 17 August 1920.
Next month in Chile they’re going to exhume poet Pablo Neruda. Why exactly?
Outside of France, not so many people know about George Sand, a woman whose 19th century celebrity sounds like something right out of this year’s gossip pages.
Happy Halloween and happy birthday to poet John Keats, born 31 October 1795.
Sylvia Plath was mostly known for her poems and her novel The Bell Jar. A recent exhibit at a London gallery reminds us she was also a fine artist.
Many were the walks when Thomas would guide Frost on the promise of rare wild flowers or birds’ eggs, only to end in self-reproach when the path he chose revealed no such wonders.
Q. Do you plan to scale back at some point?A. I am planning to retire in the spring of 2013, but first I have to
find my replacement. I’m pushing forward, and also I’m in denial. It’s
an interesting time of life.Q. What do you think about retirement in general?
Robert Burns, beloved poet of Scotland, turns 251 today. As a Burns birthday salute, here’s the poem “A Bottle and Friend,” published when Burns was 28. The theme is one of his favorites: the simple pleasures of life. A Bottle and FriendThere’s nane that’s blest of human kind,But the cheerful and the gay, man,Fal, la, la, &c.Here’s a bottle and an honest friend!What wad ye wish for mair, man?Wha kens, before his life may end,
Doctor and poet William Carlos Williams was born on this day 125 years ago.