Joanna Baillie, the daughter of a Church of Scotland pastor, was up in rural Scotland and spent much of her adult life in Hampstead, close outside London. Her full writings, The Dramatic and Poetical Works of Joanna Baillie (1851), were published shortly before her death. They include two one-act plays, Roderick and Other Plays (1825) and Lady Anne Barnard's Diary (1826), three volumes of poems, and an autobiography, Letters from England (1790-1840).
Bailey wrote several poems that have been interpreted as romantic, including "The Nightingale" and "A Dirge". But she also wrote poems on religious subjects and even sent letters to her friend William Wordsworth urging him to return to poetry.
It is possible that Bailey herself was influenced by Byron's poetry. But because she never met Byron and only heard about him through others, it is hard to say for certain if he had any influence on her work.
No one has ever claimed Joanna Baillie as their own, which means she must have been a genuine romantic who loved and lost love itself without hope of recovery. She was born on April 2nd, 1760, in Edinburgh, the second child and first daughter of Rev. Andrew Baillie, a minister of the Church of Scotland, and his wife, Agnes Halkerston.
Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet who, according to Danette DiMarco in Mosaic, is the poet of "post-war England: Thatcher's England." Duffy is most known for his love poetry, which frequently take the form of monologues.
Duffy was born on 30 November 1945 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He grew up in West Hampstead, London, and attended St Paul's School. After graduating from Oxford University with a degree in English literature, he worked as a schoolteacher for three years before turning to writing full time.
His first collection of poems, The Gaudy Night, was published in 1971 when he was 24 years old. Since then he has gone on to publish several more collections of poetry as well as writing essays, reviews, and lyrics for songs. He has also edited two books of poetry.
In an interview with John Mullan, Duffy said that his poetic method is based on "reciting what comes into my head during waking hours." This can be seen in many of his poems where people talk about their feelings or report what they see and hear around them. These short pieces are called "spurts".
He also stated that his aim is to make people laugh and cry while reading his work.
Duffy is married to the painter Angus MacKenzie.
Judith Sargent Murray (May 1, 1751–July 6, 1820) was an early American feminist who authored articles about politics, social issues, and religion. She was also a talented poet and playwright, and her letters, some of which have just lately been unearthed, provide insight into her life during and after the American Revolution.
In addition to being the sister of John Hancock and Louisa Murray Bache, Judith was the daughter of Moses and Elizabeth (née Sargent) Murray. She was born in Boston and raised there by their parents, who had emigrated from Scotland. At an early age, she showed an interest in poetry and drama, and these talents would help support her and her family through the difficult times following the American Revolutionary War.
After graduating from Harvard University in 1773, Judith married William Murray, a wealthy merchant, but the marriage only lasted five years. Divorced in 1778, she then married Richard Price, the minister of the Old South Church in Boston. They had one son together before divorcing in 1790.
In 1791, Murray published The Letters of Judith Sargent Murray, which include poems, plays, and essays that show how deeply ingrained feminism was in her personality. In 1802, she wrote A Brief Summary Account of the Rise and Progress of the Women's Rights Movement in America, which includes information about other women writers such as Mary Wollstonecraft and Margaret Fuller.
While Dickinson was a prolific poet who frequently included poetry in letters to friends, she was not widely recognized during her lifetime. Her work was published posthumously in two volumes, the first in 1890 and the final in 1955. In 1886, she died in Amherst. She is considered one of the founders of modernism in American poetry.
Dickinson graduated from Vassar College in 1875. After graduating, she moved to Boston where she took lessons from Charles Wadsworth for eight months before moving back home to care for her sick mother. During this time, she also began writing poems. In 1879, she returned to Boston where she lived until her death in 1886 at the age of 46.
Dickinson is regarded as one of the leading poets of the Victorian era. Her works display an intricate use of language, unique imagery, and emotional depth not often found in popular poetry at the time.
In addition to being a poet, Dickinson was also an accomplished musician, painter, and sculptor. Today, many of her drawings and paintings are on display at various museums around the world. In 1975, a bronze statue of Dickinson was erected in Amherst near the site of her former home. The inscription on the monument reads: "Emily Dickinson, Poet."
Dickinson wrote more than 2,000 poems but only selected 150 or so for publication during her lifetime.
There is no portrait of her that was created during her lifetime. Anne Bradstreet (née Dudley; March 20, 1612–September 16, 1672) was the most notable of the early English poets of North America and the first writer to be published in England's North American colonies. She is also regarded as one of the world's first female authors.
Bradstreet was born in Southold, New York, into a wealthy family. Her parents were William and Elizabeth (née Dudley) Bradstreet. She had two siblings: a brother named William who died when he was only nine years old and a sister named Elizabeth who would go on to marry a man by the name of Samuel Garmen. Bradstreet grew up learning how to write from her father, who was an attorney by trade. He encouraged her to use her poetic talents by publishing some of her poems in European journals when she was only nineteen years old.
When William III of England married Mary II, he promised to include a literary society in his new colony of Virginia. This society was meant to help cultivate literacy and encourage the writing of poetry and essays. Bradstreet was chosen to be one of the founding members of this society and was given a license that allowed her to print books in America. She used this opportunity to publish Poems, By A Virginian Lady, which included works written by herself as well as others.