Biography: 

Charles Harpur, a major nineteenth-century Australian poet, made a living as a sheep farmer and civil servant in New South Wales. Elizabeth Perkins first published a good edition of his poems in 1984. His manuscripts can be seen at the Mitchell Library in Sydney.

 

We are grateful for access to AustLit in the preparation of these poems.

Biography: 
  • Henry Kendall papers: State Library of New South Wales, and National Library of Australia.
  • Kendall, Thomas Henry. Leaves from Australian Forests. Melbourne: George Robertson, 1869.
  • --. Poems and Songs. Sydney: J. R. Clarke, 1862. Internet Archive.
  • --. Songs from the Mountains. Sydney: William Maddock, 1880. Google book.
Biography: 
  • Gay, William. Sonnets and Other Verses. Melbourne: E. A. Petherick, 1894. Internet Archive
  • --. Sonnets. Bendigo, 1896.
  • --. Christ on Olympus and Other Poems. Bendigo: W. Gay, 1896.
  • --. The Complete Poetical Works of William Gay. 1911. Internet Archive. SETIS.
Biography: 

James A. Bland, perhaps the greatest African-American folksong writer, was born in 1854 in Flushing, New York. His father, who received a law degree from Howard University, was the first African American appointed examiner to the United States Patent Office.

Biography: 
  • Harding, Walter. "Henry David Thoreau." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies: Oxford University Press, 2000.
Biography: 

Adelaide Crapsey taught at Kemper Hall (1902-04), Miss Lowe's Preparatory School, Stamford, Conn. (1906-08), and Smith College (1911-12). She invented the quintain and died much too young for one with such astonishing skill as a poet.

Biography: 
  • MacCarthy, Fiona. "Morris, William (1834–1896)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Oct. 2009.

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