Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a celebrated American poet of the 19th century whose works explored universal themes of love, loss, and the human condition. His complex work, which is popular to this day, had a melodic, lyrical quality.
Marge Piercy is a renowned American poet, novelist, and social activist. Her writings explore issues of social justice, feminism, and the human experience. She has received awards for her contributions to literature and activism.
Philip Larkin was a 20th-century English poet, novelist, and librarian. He is widely regarded as one of the most significant voices in post-war British poetry. Larkin’s work addresses themes of love, mortality, and the passing of time.
Alfred Lord Tennyson is one of the most heralded English poets of the Victorian Era, taking the position of Poet Laureate for over 40 years. His works not only explore the relationship between science and religion, but the importance of perseverance and remaining optimistic in front of despair.
Serving as an officer in the British Army and was awarded the Military Cross for his bravery, the British poet, soldier, and memoirist was known for his powerful writings on the horrors of World War I.