Poets Timeline

  • Bio Robertson, James. Arachnia, Occasional Verses. Ed. A. J. Robertson. London: Macmillan, 1904. --. Sermon Preached in Haileybury College Chapel March 25th, 1888. Hertford: S. Austin & Sons, 1888.
    Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown
  • Bio Charlotte Eliza Dixon published at least three volumes of poems:   The Mount of Olives, or the Resurrection and Ascension: a poem. In continuation of Calvary. London, 1814.   Trifles. Dublin: Privately published, 1823.   "Bread cast upon the waters." London, 1830.
    Nationality Irish
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Romantic
  • Bio Caroline Hayward (Mrs. Alfred Hayward) lived at Ravenscourt, near Port Hope. Her Christian name appears in the Fisher Library catalogue.
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Victorian
  • Bio Nothing is known about the life of Anne Hecht, except that she appears well educated and not to have married, perhaps for reasons she may allude to in her verse advice, particularly in its breath-taking last line, which speaks to women's daily life in 18th-century North America.
    Nationality Canadian
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown
  • Bio J. S. Martinez served in the British Honduras Territorial Force in World War I. He dedicated his self-published book of poems, Carribean Jingles, published in Belize about 1926, to Lieutenant-Colonel the Honourable James Cran. The book's introduction expresses Martinez's "wish that these…
    Nationality British Honduran
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown
  • Bio Very little is known of Isabella Whitney's life, other than what she says in her poems. She was a sister of Geoffrey Whitney, who came of a Cheshire family. Having published two volumes of non-religious verse, she is the first secular woman poet in England. Travitsky, Betty S. "…
    Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Elizabethan
  • Bio Beadle, Richard. "Wever, R. (fl. 1550)." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Online ed. Ed. Lawrence Goldman. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
    Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Tudor
  • Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Elizabethan
  • Bio Clara G. Dolliver, a San Franciscan, published poems and short stories in journals such as St. Nicholas Magazine and Oliver Optic's Magazine. She was especially well-known for the poem "No Baby in the House" (see Nancy J. Peters and Lawrence Ferlingetti, Literary San Francisco [San…
    Nationality American
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Realistic
  • Bio Little is known of this soldier-poet of the First World War. At least three of his poems were originally published in The Stars and Stripes, an eight-page weekly brought out in France by the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) of the United States Army from February 8, 1918, to June 13,…
    Nationality American
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Modern
  • Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Edwardian
  • Bio Lizelia Augusta Jenkins Moorer taught at the Normal School, Chaflin College, Orangeburg, South Carolina, in 1895-96, and in 1897-98 and 1898-99 was an instructor in the second-grade Grammar School there. (I am grateful to Marilyn G. Pringle, Library Director at Chaflin, for undertaking…
    Nationality American
    Literary Movement African American
    Literary Period Naturalistic
  • Bio Little is known of Dr. D. Cooper other than that six songs of his survive in manuscripts and a fragment of an early printed book of the period. For this text, see R. L. Greene, The Early English Carols (1935), no. 465; and John Stevens, Music & Poetry in the Early Tudor Court (London…
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Tudor
  • Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Tudor
  • Bio "Mother Goose" begins as a 1729 English translation of the name of Charles Perrault's tale-teller in Contes de Ma Mere Loye (1697). The popularity of these tales as translated evidently led John Newbery to name his collection of songs Mother Goose's Melody about 1765. The nursery rhymes…
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown
  • Bio Cædmon's story has one source -- Book IV, Chapter 24, of the Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum (finished in 731) by the Venerable Bede (673-735), a monk of Jarrow in Northumbria. The following excerpt is rendered into modern English from A History of the English Church and People,…
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Old English
  • Bio In a preface dated April 20, 1901, Craig introduces his one book of verse by explaining that it "possesses neither literary nor poetic merit" and that it "is published at the request of sundry friends of the author employed on the Beira and Mashonaland Railways" (7). No other…
    Nationality Rhodesian
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Victorian
  • Bio Born in 673 and sent at seven years old by his parents to the monastery of St. Peter in Monkwearmouth, Bede moved to the abbey at Jarrow in 682, where he lived as a monk until his death on May 25, 735. For thirty years from his entrance into the priesthood about 703, Bede collected…
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Old English
  • Bio Li Bai (Chinese: 李白; pinyin: Lǐ Bái and/or Lǐ Bó, 701 – 762, also well known as Li Po) was one of the greatest poets of the Tang dynasty, often called China's "golden age" of poetry. A highly serious, productive, and much estimated poet, Li Bai experimented with the traditional rules of…
    Nationality Chinese
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown
  • Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown
  • Bio Little is known about Marie de France except that she lived in England where she composed, among other things, some Lais (1167-1184) and a collection of fables adapted from Latin sources. She was of noble birth and the French she uses is the standard literary French of the time. "…
    Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown
  • Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Middle English
  • Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Middle English
  • Bio Gray, Douglas. “Chaucer, Geoffrey (c.1340-1400).” Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Ed. H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. Oxford: OUP, 2004.
    Nationality English
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Middle English
  • Bio Deschamps, Eustache. Oeuvres complètes de Eustache Deschamps. Eds. Gaston Raynaud and Henri Auguste Edouard, le marquis de Queux de Sainte-Hilaire. 11 vols. Paris: Firmin-Didot, 1878-1903. Eustache Deschamps (1346(?)-1406) was the leading French poet of his day. He was a Champenois by…
    Nationality French
    Literary Movement Unknown
    Literary Period Unknown