Early life and family. Akhmatova was born at Bolshoy Fontan, near the Black Sea port of Odessa.Her man, Andrey Antonovich Gorenko, a naval engineer, and her mother, Inna Erazmovna Stogova, were both descended from the Russian …
poets.org – The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.
A small press specializing in world literature and poetry in English and translation from Russian, East/Central European languages, Korean, and Chinese.
Dead Souls: Dead Souls, novel by Nikolay Gogol, published in Russian as Myortvye dushi in 1842. This picaresque work, considered one of the world’s finest satires, traces the adventures of the landless social-climbing Pavel Ivanovich Chichikov, a dismissed civil servant out to seek his fortune.
A summary of “The Charge of the Light Brigade” in Alfred Lord Tennyson’s Tennyson’s Poetry. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of Tennyson’s Poetry and what it means.
Poetry (the term derives from a variant of the Greek term, poiesis, “making”) is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ostensible meaning.
Even before she died at the age of thirty-four Katherine Mansfield had achieved a reputation as one of the most talented writers of the modern short story in English.
Joel Hayward Poet and Poetry is a small website hosting Joel Hayward’s poems that will go into his fifth published poetry collection. His first collections, which appeared in 2003, 2012, 2017 and 2018, gained positive reviews.
Many of the poems here appeared in The Colossus, the only collection of poems Plath published in her lifetime.Some, like “November Graveyard”—first published in Mademoiselle in 1958—were collected late, in the Ted Hughes-edited Collected Poems in 1981, and the rest appeared in Ariel and other posthumous collections.