Maya Angelou is by far one of the most inspiring poets and civil rights activists in history.
Oh, Lord Byron. What beautiful poetry and prose you provided us at the height of the Romantic movement.
The women who live at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers Island might be inmates, but they're also accomplished authors. A small group of women gather together once a week for a writer's workshop where they are encouraged to write what's on their mind.
Arguably one of the most tragic, as well as one of the most influential, American authors was Edgar Allan Poe.
The Romantic poets have a special place in every English major’s heart. John Keats was a young genius taken too early by consumption. Lord Byron was a complicated womanizer, equally disdained and adored. Percy Bysshe and Mary Shelley were the young couple at the center.
Chilean Poet Nicanor Parra died at his home in Santiago on January 23rd at the age of 103. Upon hearing the news of his death, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet tweeted that "Chile has lost one of the greatest authors in the history of literature and a singular voice in Western culture.