"Eventide," her first poem, was published in American Childhood Magazine in 1930. A few years later she met James Weldon Johnson and Langston Hughes, who urged her to read modern poetry--especially the work of Ezra Pound, T. S. Eliot, and e. c. cummings--and who emphasized the need to write as much and as frequently as she possibly could. By 1934 Brooks had become an adjunct member of the staff of the Chicago Defender and had published almost one hundred of her poems in a weekly poetry column. In 1938 she married Henry Blakely and moved to a kitchenette apartment on Chicago’s South Side. Between the birth of her first child, Henry, Jr., in 1940 and the birth of Nora in 1951, she became associated with the group of writers involved in Harriet Monroe's still-extant Poetry: A Magazine of Verse.
Another part of her life came as she married Henry Blakely just two years after she graduated from college. At the age of twenty-three, Brooks had her first child, Henry, Jr., and by 1943, she had won the Midwestern Writers Conference Poetry Award. Her first book of poetry, published in 1945, altered a commonly held view about the production of black arts in America but also brought her instant critical acclaim. In addition, she has accompanied several other awards, which includes two Guggenheim awards, appointment as Poet Laureate of Illinois, and the National Endowment for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Brooks was the first African-American writer both win the Pulitzer Prize and to be appointed to the American Academy of Arts and Letters.
She won the Pulitzer Prize in 1925 for One of Ours. Cather died 24 April 1947, at 73 years of age, and is buried in New Hampshire (Crane, Editorial). Cather worked careers as a journalist, an editor, and a fiction writer - but her first publication was a poetry collection, April Twilights (1903). The birthplace of her writing career was Pittsburgh, as Cather noted (North Side: Willa Cather). She moved to New York City in 1904, an... ... middle of paper ... ..." Harvard University, June 1987.
Sylvia Plath showed interest in writing at a very early age. Plath published her first poem when she was eight years old. Sylvia Plath continued writing and published numerous stories and poems before the age of twenty. After graduation in 1950, Plath received the Olive Higgins Prouty Scholarship from Smith College (Smithipedia). At the private college, Plath managed to excel in school and write over four hundred poems while suffering from depression (allpoetry).
Sylvia spent her childhood in Winthrop, but after Plath’s father died of diabetes, her mother moved her and her brother, Warren, to Wellesley, Massachusetts which was closer to Plath’s grandmother. Aurelia had acquired a teaching job at Boston University in the medical-secretarial training program. Wellesley was a family focused and education centered community that influenced Plath’s lifestyle and moral values (Sylvia Plath Biography). Plath had kick started her career as a poetess. Plath wrote her first poem, at age eight; “A Summer Will Not Come Again” was published in Seventeen while she was in high school, and sold “Bitter Strawberries” to the Christian Science Monitor while in college (Sylvia Plath Biography).
Sylvia Plath was born October 27, 1932 in Boston Massachusetts. She was raised by her mother Aurelia Schober who married Otto Plath. Sylvia was a poet and a short story writer. She studied at Smith College in the University of Cambridge. Plath had two children, Frieda Hughes and Nicholas Hughes after marrying her husband Ted Hughes in 1956.
Dickinson randomly capitalized some of the letters in this poem, she also used dashes instead of periods. This showed that she was not scared to brake rules and was not afraid to be different from the other poets. In the first stanza, she kept asking why did she love. In the next line she replies with because and leaves it at that. The next few lines Dickinson brouded her response, “The Wind dos not require the Grass / To answer-Wherefore when He pass / She cannot keep Her place.” (3-5) here, she is explaining that her and her lover are so tightly bonded together that they do not even have to talk to each other, they just know.
Dorothy Parker: The Challenges of Life and Love When sorting through the Poems of Dorothy Parker you will seldom find a poem tha¬t you could describe as uplifting or cheerful. She speaks with a voice that doesn’t romanticize reality and some may even call her as pessimistic. Though she doesn’t have a buoyant writing style, I can empathize with her views on the challenges of life and love. We have all had experiences where a first bad impression can change how we view an opportunity to do the same thing again. Parker mostly writes in a satirical or sarcastic tone, which can be very entertaining to read and analyze.
I am only afraid that due to its subtlety, it may go unnoticed by some of my generation of readers. It is interesting to see how discreetly Woolf feeds her opinion on bold and blatant issues to her readers; almost convincing them that they are daily accepted occurrences, for example the 'marriage' between Minta and Paul. Her gentle way of making fun of her characters along with her way of casually mentioning events that others may choose to sensationalize, allows the reader to digest the novel without irritation. However, it is not a one-step process, since the reader will find himself occasionally catching himself on a train of thought courtesy of Virginia Woolf, long after the meal was finished. To the Lighthouse was the first novel that I have read in which the author allows the reader to see each character's point of view.
To add on to her resume she after becomes a professor in different colleges teaching creative writing for more than fifteen years (“Lucille”, par. 26). As stated by Jocelyn Moody, Unfortunately her husband Fred passed away on November 10, 1984 but this did not stop the poet (“About Lucille”, par. 8). She obtained many awards like National Endowment for the Arts in1969, the Coretta Scott King Award in 1994, The Cannon Literary Award for Poetry in 1997 to mention a few (“... ... middle of paper ... ...eone more powerful than her.