William Blake: The Tyger
Mark West of AnimaCrackers created this beautiful animated interpretation of the William Blake poem, read by Kristin Hughes. Bach's Cello Suite No. 5 in C mi...
Bob Dylan wins Nobel prize in literature
The Swedish Academy has announced that this year's Nobel Prize in Literature goes to Bob Dylan. Bob Dylan is best known for having created new p...
The Conditioned
Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho was homeless in São Paulo, Brazil, for nearly 35 years, and became locally known for sitting in the same spot and writing every day.…
The Longest Poem Ever Written: Shahnameh – The Epic Book Of Kings
In 977 AD, a Persian poet named Ferdowsi began on a grandiose poetic journey that would take him 33 years to complete. He used ancient Persian tales which had been told from generation to generation f...
A new weapon of Islamist extremists is...poetry?
Militant Islamist groups have a number of strategies for recruiting vulnerable young men to their cause. They produce videos, tap into social media and write fiery pamphlets with overblown rhetoric. ...
Poetry
Poetry is a form of literature that uses aesthetic and rhythmic qualities of language—such as phonaesthetics, sound symbolism, and metre—to evoke meanings in addition to, or in place of, the prosaic ...
War poet
A war poet is a poet in time of and on the subject of war. The term, which is applied especially to those in military service during World War I, was documented as early as 1848 in reference to German...
The Bronze Horseman (poem)
The Bronze Horseman: A Petersburg Tale (Russian: Медный всадник: Петербургская повесть, literally: "The Copper Horseman") is a narrative poem written by Alexander Pushkin in 1833 about the equestr...
Tim Key. With a String Quartet. On a Boat.
Tim Key. With a String Quartet. On a Boat. is a comedic poetry album written by and starring Tim Key and co-starring Tom Basden. The album is intended to be Key reading out his poems with the accompan...
Casey at the Bat
"Casey at the Bat: A Ballad of the Republic Sung in the Year 1888" is a baseball poem written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. First published in The San Francisco Examiner on June 3, 1888, it was later popu...
The Song of the Sannyasin
The Song of the Sannyasin is a poem of thirteen verses written by Swami Vivekananda. Vivekananda composed the poem in July 1895 when he was delivering a series of lectures to a groups of selected disc...
Children's Poems from Terezin Concentration Camp
A total of roughly 15,000 children passed through the doors of Terezín Concentration Camp. Of these only about 100 children came back.
The children who were brought to Terezín knew nothing of wha...
The Columbiad
The Columbiad (1807) is a philosophical epic poem by the American diplomat and man of letters Joel Barlow. It grew out of Barlow's earlier poem The Vision of Columbus (1787). Intended as a national ...
The City in the Sea
"The City in the Sea" is a poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The final version was published in 1845, but an earlier version was published as "The Doomed City" in 1831 and, later, as "The City of Sin". The poe...
Bierville Elegies
The Bierville Elegies (Catalan: Les elegies de Bierville) is the most outstanding work by the Catalan poet Carles Riba. Once Riba and his family embarked on the path of exile in France at the end ...
The Traveller (poem)
The Traveller; or, a Prospect of Society (1764) is a philosophical poem by Oliver Goldsmith. In heroic verse of an Augustan style it discusses the causes of happiness and unhappiness in nations. It ...
And death shall have no dominion
"And death shall have no dominion" is a poem written by Welsh poet Dylan Thomas (1914–1953). The title comes from St. Paul's epistle to the Romans (6:9).
In early 1933 Thomas befriended Bert Trick...
Shikwa and Jawab e Shikwa
Shikwa (Urdu: شکوہ‎) (Complaint) and Jawab-e-Shikwa (Urdu: جواب شکوہ‎) (Response to the Complaint) are poems written by well known Urdu language poet Muhammad Iqbal, which were lat...
Troy Book
Troy Book is a Middle English poem by John Lydgate relating the history of Troy from its foundation through to the end of the Trojan war. It is in five books, comprising 30,117 lines in ten-syllable...
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner
The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner is a five-line poem by Randall Jarrell published in 1945. It is about the death of a gunner in a Sperry ball turret on a World War II American bomber aircraft.Jarr...