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National Poetry Month Biographies

Celebrate National Poetry Month by getting to know more about the lives of some of our greatest poets:
 

Longfellow: a rediscovered life by Charles C. Calhoun

 

 

Yeats's ghosts: the secret life of W.B. Yeats by Brenda Maddox

 

 

 

 

Dylan Thomas: a new life by Andrew Lycett

 

 

 

 

From noon to starry night: a life of Walt Whitman by Philip Callow

 

 

 

 

Rough magic: a biography of Sylvia Plath by Paul Alexander

 

 

 

 

Dante by R.W.B. Lewis

 

 

 

 

Wordsworth: a life by Juliet Barker

 

 

 

 

And bid him sing: a biography of Countée Cullen by Charles Molesworth

 

 

 

 

 

Keats by Andrew Motion

 

 

 

 

Phillis Wheatley: biography of a genius in bondage by Vincent Carretta

 

 

 

 

Being Shelley by Ann Wroe

 

 

 

 

Byron—child of passion, fool of fame by Benita Eisler

 

 

 

 

The life of Langston Hughes. Vol. 1. 1902-1941, I too, sing America by Arnold Rampersad

 

 

 

 

Always the young strangers by Carl Sandburg

 

 

 

 

Chaucer 1340-1400: the life and times of the first English poet by Richard West

 

 

 

 

My wars are laid away in books: the life of Emily Dickinson by Alfred Habegger

 

 

 

 

Robert Frost: a life by Jay Parini

 

 

 

 

Savage beauty: the life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford

 

 

 

 

E.E. Cummings: a biography by Christopher Sawyer- Lauçanno

 

 

 

 

T.S. Eliot: an imperfect life by Lyndall Gordon

 

 

 

 

The broken tower: a life of Hart Crane by Paul Mariani

 

 

 

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