Poets

  • Fletcher, John 1579 - 1625

    Nationality English
  • Fletcher, Phineas 1582 - 1650

    Nationality English
  • For more poems, see The Poetry Archive:

    Letter to a City Under Siege

    The Academy of America Poets

    For the Stranger Sequestered Writing The… Read more
    Nationality American
  • Nationality American
  • Ford, Thomas 1580 - 1648

    Nationality English
  • Foreman, Gabe. A Complete Encyclopedia of Different Types of People. Toronto: Coach House Books, 2011. PS8611 .O74533 C65 2011 Robarts Library --. Personal web site
    Nationality Canadian
  • Foster, Stephen C. 1826 - 1864

    Stephen Foster was born July 4, 1826, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was educated at Allegheny Academy, Athens Academy, and Jefferson College. He became a full-time musician in 1850, working for and with Christy's Minstrels, Campbell Minstrels, and the New Orleans Serenaders. His songs made him famous with the public. Married to Jane Denny McDowell, and with one daughter, Foster moved to New York City in 1860, but he… Read more

    Nationality American
  • Nationality American
  • Franklin, Benjamin 1706 - 1790

  • French, Percy 1854 - 1920

    French, Percy. Prose, Poems and Parodies of Percy French. Ed. Mrs. de Burgh Daly. Dublin: Talbot Press, 1929. PR6011 .R45P7 1930 St. Michael's College --. Best Irish Songs of Percy French. Ed. Tony Butler. London: Wolfe Publishing Ltd., 1971. 16-17. ML54.6 .F7B4 Robarts Library Healy, James N. Percy French and His Songs. London: The Mercier Press, 1966. ML423 .F74H4 1966 Robarts Library
    Nationality Irish
  • The Poems of Philip Freneau. Ed. L. Pattee. New York: Russell & Russell, 1963. The Final Poems of Philip Freneau (1827-1827). Delmar, NY: Scholars Facsimiles & Reprints, 1979. Poems Written Between the Years 1768 & 1794. Delmar, NY: Scholars Facsimiles & Reprints, 1976. A Collection of Poems on American Affairs and a Variety of Other Subjects Chiefly Moral and Political (1815). Delmar, NY:… Read more
    Nationality American
  • Frere, J. H. 1769 - 1846

    Nationality English
  • Frost, Robert 1874 - 1963

  • Obituary on TimesonLine (November 5, 2004).

    Nationality American
  • Fuller, Margaret 1810 - 1859

    Athey, Joel. "Fuller, Margaret." American National Biography Online. American Council of Learned Societies, 2000.
    Nationality American
  • Fyge, Sarah 1670 - 1723

    Born and dying in Winslow, Buckinghamshire, Sarah Fyge was twice married, first unwillingly to a lawyer, Edward Field, who died leaving her a well-off widow without children, and second very unhappily, and publicly so, to the much older Reverend Thomas Egerton, rector of Adstock, who died in 1720. Fyge's first publishing success was The Female Advocate (1686), her polemical reply to an attack on women that argued that… Read more

  • Fyleman, Rose 1877 - 1957

    Rose Amy Fyleman was born on the outskirts of Nottingam on 6 March, 1877 to Emilie (née Loewenstein) and John Feilman. Her mother had immigrated from Russia, while her father's family was situated in Germany seventeen years prior to Rose's birth. As a young girl, Fyleman was educated at a private school, and at the age of nine first saw one of her compositions published in a local paper. Although she entered… Read more

    Nationality English
  • Galt, John 1779 - 1839

  • Garnett, Richard 1835 - 1906

    Baker, William. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 184: Nineteenth-Century British Book-Collectors and Bibliographers. Ed. William Baker and Kenneth Womack. The Gale Group, 1997: 138-151. Contemporary Authors Online. The Gale Group, 2001.
    Nationality English
  • Gascoigne, George 1534 - 1577

    Nationality English
  • Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) started out as a painter, but he soon turned to literature. He gained a livelihood as a journalist and critic, writing poetry and novels in his spare time. Gautier excels in descriptions, and one can see in them the influence of his early interest and training in the plastic arts.

    Gautier, Théophile. The Complete Works. Trans. and ed. S.C. De Sumichrast. 12 vols. London:… Read more
    Nationality French
  • Gay, John 1685 - 1732

    Nationality English
  • Gay, William 1865 - 1897

    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. Ingamells, R. William Gay, Australian Man of Letters (1865-1897). Melbourne, 1952. Jones, Joseph. "Gay,… Read more
    Nationality Australian
  • Ghose, Kasiprasad 1809 - 1873

    Born in 1809, Kasiprasad Ghose graduated from Hindu College, Calcutta, in 1828, and went on to edit a weekly newspaper, The Hindu Intelligence. His only volume of poems, The Shair and Other Poems, came out in 1839. He died in 1873.

     

    Ghose, Kasiprasad. The Shair and Other Poems. Durrumtollah (Calcutta): Scott, 1839. Iyengar, K. R. Srinivasa. Indian Writing in English. 2nd edn. Bombay: Asia, 1973.
    Nationality Bengali
  • Gibbon, Perceval 1879 - 1926

    Perceval Gibbon, a native of Wales, was educated at Baden and became a journalist on South Africa's now defunct Rand Daily Mail. He was a short-story writer and a poet.

    Gibbon, Perceval. African Items: A Volume of Verse (London: Elliott Stock, 1903). 011651.l.98 British Library --. Margaret Harding / Perceval Gibbon (Cape Town: D. Philip, 1983). PR 9369.3 .G44M3 Robarts Library --. The triumph of the royal Navy (… Read more
    Nationality South African
  • Gibbons, Orlando 1583 - 1625

    Nationality English
  • Nationality English
  • Ruth Gilbert was born at Greytown, New Zealand, in 1917, daughter of Florence Margaret (Carrington), a music teacher, and Henry George Gilbert, a Prebyterian minister and violin-maker. In 1945 she married John B. Mackay (1918-95), a doctor, and has four children. Her poetry appeared first in magazines and anthologies in Commonwealth countries and then in ten personal collections published in New Zealand and England.… Read more

    Nationality New Zealander
  • Nationality American
  • Marc-Antoine Girard, Sieur de Saint-Amant (1594-1661) was an adventurer and bon vivant. As an officer and diplomat, he served in Spain, Italy, England, and Poland. His poetry is extremely varied in style, ranging all the way from the tenderly lyrical to fierce burlesque.

    "Saint-Amant." Representative French Poetry, ed. Victor E. Graham. 2nd edn. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1965. 17-19. Saint-… Read more
    Nationality French
  • Goldsmith, Oliver 1730 - 1774

    Nationality Irish
  • Goldsmith, Oliver 1794 - 1861

    Goldsmith, Oliver. The Rising Village, with Other Poems. Saint John: John McMillan, 1834.
    Nationality Canadian
  • Adam Lindsay Gordon letters: State Library of New South Wales, copies at Royal Historical Society of Victoria. Gordon, Adam Lindsay. Bush Ballads and Galloping Rhymes. 1870. --Poems. Ed. Robert A. Thompson. London and Melbourne: A. H. Massina, 1920. --Sea Spray and Smoke Drift. Melbourne: Fergusson and Moore, 1867. Google Books. Humphris, Edith. and Douglas Sladen. Adam Lindsay Gordon and his Friends in England and… Read more
    Nationality Australian
  • Gotlieb, Phyllis 1926 - 2009

    Phyllis Gotlieb, born in Toronto on May 25, 1926, to parents who owned a movie theatre, received her B.A. (1948) and M.A. (1950) from the University of Toronto. She published five volumes of poetry from 1964 to 2002, one of them nominated for a Governor General's Award. In 1964 she published the first of nine novels of science fiction, Sunburst, after which the Sunburst Award for Canadian Literature of the Fantastic… Read more

    Nationality Canadian
  • Gould, Gerald 1885 - 1936

    Nationality English
  • Governor General Lord Tweedsmuir of Elsfield (John Buchan, author of The Thirty-Nine Steps), the representative of the British monarch in Canada, established the annual Governor General's Literary Awards in 1936 for the best books of the year. These are the most prestigious such awards in Canada. "Poetry or Drama" was a category from 1937 to 1980, after which it became "Poetry." When the… Read more

    Nationality Canadian
  • Gower, John 1330 - 1408

    Nationality English
  • Nationality Scottish
  • Nationality English
  • Nationality English
  • Gray, John Henry 1866 - 1934

    Nationality English
  • Gray, Thomas 1716 - 1771

    Nationality English
  • Green, Lil 1919 - 1954

    Nationality American
  • Greene, Richard. Mary Leapor: A Study in Eighteenth-Century Women's Poetry. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993. --. Republic of Solitude: Poems 1984-1994. St. John’s: Breakwater, 1994. PS 8563 R3836R47 Robarts Library --. Crossing the Straits. Toronto:… Read more
    Nationality Canadian
  • Greene, Robert 1560 - 1592

    Nationality English
  • Grenfell, Julian 1888 - 1915

    Julian H. F. Grenfell was born March 30, 1888, and died in battle on May 26, 1915, a captain in the Royal Dragoons. For a biography, see Nicholas Mosley, Julian Grenfell, his life and the times of his death, 1888-1915 (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 1976).

    Nationality English
  • Nationality English
  • The Griffin Prize for Excellence in Poetry is the world’s largest prize for a first-edition single collection of poetry written in or translated into English by a living poet and published in the previous year. Chairman Scott Griffin founded the Griffin Trust in April 2000.

    Trustees of The Griffin Trust For Excellence In Poetry are Margaret… Read more

  • Grose, Francis 1731 - 1791

    Francis Grose (ca. 1731-1791), born in Middlesex, served for more than twenty years in the army, particularly the Hampshire and then the Surrey militia, until he emerged as one of the period's greatest antiquarians. He published The Antiquities of England and Wales in 1772-76, A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue in 1785, and subsequently other antiquarian collections on Scotland, Ireland, and the English… Read more

    Nationality English