Posts tagged: Poets

All America is an Insane Asylum

Poet Ezra Pound said “All America is an insane asylum,” after being released from an American insane asylum in 1958.

Happy Birthday, Charles Bukowski

Writer Charles Bukowski was born in Germany on 16 August 1920. He was drunk by 17 August 1920.

George Sand Biography: New!

 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.

John Keats: Minute Biography

 Happy Halloween and happy birthday to poet John Keats, born 31 October 1795. 

Sylvia Plath Could Draw

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.

The (Deadly?) Origins of ‘The Road Not Taken’

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.

Garrison Keillor Says He Will Retire In 750 Days

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?