Helen Hunt Jackson

Helen Hunt Jackson was an American poet and activist. She worked to improve conditions for Native Americans living in the United States. Her works, Ramona and A Century of Dishonor were socially motivated. The latter was the first book she published under her name. In it, she condemned “Indian” policies. Read more about Helen Hunt Jackson.


by Helen Hunt Jackson

‘Milkweed’ by Helen Hunt Jackson is a sonnet concerning the beauty of the milkweed plant. Here the poet upholds the importance of humbleness and simplicity.

Poppies on the Wheat

by Helen Hunt Jackson

‘Poppies on the Wheat’ by Helen Hunt Jackson describes the pleasure in the sight of a wheat field in Italy which is covered in lines of poppies. 

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