Robert Frost

Robert Lee Frost, was born to William Prescott Frost and Isabella Moodie on March 26, 1874 at San Francisco, California, United States. The early years of his life were spent in California, but after the death of his father,...

Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson – One of the most famous women poets of America, Emily Dickinson was born at Amherst, Massachusetts on 10 December 1830, where the Dickinsons were prominent people. Her grandfather was the founder of Amherst College, and her...

Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman Born on May 31, 1819 in West Hills, New York, United States. Walt Whitman grew up in rural Long Island and Brooklyn. His Parents Semi -literates and he received little formal teacher and carpenter by turns. He...

Jayanta Mahapatra

Jayanta Mahapatra is one of the best known Indian English poets, He was born in Cuttack in 1928, and was educated at Stewart School and Ravenshaw College, Cuttack and Science College, Patna. He lives in Cuttack, where he is...

Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin was born in Coventry in 1922, and educated at the King Henry VIII School, Coventry, and at St John’s College, Oxford Larkin was extremely impressed by Kingsley Amis at Oxford and one can trace similarities between the...

Nissim Ezekiel

Nissim Ezekiel was born in Bombay in 1924. He was also educated in the same city and in Birbeck College, London. He lives in Bombay,where he teaches American Literature at the University. His woeks include A time to Change...

A. K. Ramanujan

A.(Attipat) K.(Krishnaswami) Ramanujan (1929-1993),poet, translator and academician, has been a towering figure in the domain of the post-Independence Indian English Poetry and also a major literary and cultural link between India and America. He was born in Mysore, Karnataka...

Kamala Das

Kamala Das was born at Punnayurkulam in southern malabar in 1934 and currently lives in Bombay. In her autobiography My Story Kamala Das candidly opens her life-history for her readers and shocks them with her sexual escapades.Brought up in...

Keki N. Daruwalla

  Keki N. Daruwalla was born in Lahore in 1937. He was educated in Ludhiana and served in the Indian Police service. His first collection of poems was entitled Under Orion (1970). This was followed by Apparition in April (1971)...

Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold was born in Rugby on December 24, 1822 and educated at Rugby and Oxford. His father was Headmaster of the famous public school of Rugby, celebrated in Tom Brown’s Schooldays. He worked for thirty years as Inspector of schools...

Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson – It was in Lincolnshire, at Somersby Rectory, that Alfred Tennyson was born on Sunday, 6 August 1809 Somersby, Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. His father, Reverend George Clayton Tennyson, was the rector of Somersby Church, and his...

John Keats

John Keats, who belonged to the younger group of Romantic poets, was born on October 31, 1795, Moorgate, London, United Kingdom, the son of a livery stable keeper. At the age of fifteen he was orphaned and taken out...

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley, the scion of Sussex aristocracy, was born on 4 August 1792 at Field Place near Horshom in Sussex, England. . From an early age he showed an inclination towards radicalism and unconventionality. His father was to...

George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron

George Gordon Noel, Lord Byron Born on January 22, 1788, Lord Byron was the sixth Baron Byron of a rapidly fading aristocratic family, Certain aspects of Romanticism -exile, audacity, and passion for love and liberty-found their powerful embodiment in...

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on 21 October 1772 at Ottery st Mary in Devonshire. His father was the Vicar and Master of the local Grammar School. The youngest of thirteen children, Coleridge displayed exceptional mental ability from a...

William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 at Cockermouth, Cumberland, Kingdom of Great Britain in the English Lake District and was the second son of John Wordsworth, a country solicitor and estate agent to Lord Lonsdale and came from...

William Blake

William Blake was born in London on November 28, 1757  where his father carried on a small hosiery business. Blake was self – taught and a visionary. His was a unique genius, and poetry and painting both attracted him....

Thomas Gray

Thomas Gray, the son of a broker, was born in London in 1716. He studied in Eton and then went to Cambridge where he spent most of his life as a scholar and recluse. His first poem dates from...

Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope English Poet, Born May 21, 1688 in London to a Roman Catholic family. Known as the ‘Wasp of  Twickenham‘, Pope was born in London of Roman Catholic parents but in 1700 the family moved to Binfield in Windsor...

John Dryden

John Dryden was a major poet  Born on August 9, 1631,  Aldwincle, United Kingdom, dramatist and critic of the neoclassic school during the Restoration period. Born of Puritan stock at  Aldwinkle in Northamptonshire, he was educated at Westminster school....

John Milton

John Milton was born in Bread Street, Cheapside, London, England on December 9, 1608. He was the second of the three children of John Milton (Sr), a scrivener or notary of London. The inherited his intense religious convictions and...

John Donne

John Donne was born in 1572 in London, England. His father was a prosperous ironmonger who died at an early age. Donne’s childhood was spent in unfortunate surroundings. His family was constantly persecuted for being Catholic. He remarked in...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare was born in April 1564 at Stratford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England.  His father John Shakespeare was a prosperous tradesman. A product of the local Grammar school, Shakespeare’s education was cut short due to financial crisis. He married Ann Hathaway, a...

Edmund Spenser

Edmund Spenser, ‘The Prince of Poets in his Tyme’  and later referred to by Charles Lamb as ‘The poets’ poet’, was born in East Smithfield, London around the year 1552 and educated at The Merchant Taylors School where Richard Mulcaster, the...

Geoffrey Chaucer

Geoffrey Chaucer was born in London sometime between 1340 and 1343 in London,where his father,John Chaucer,did a flourishing business in wine and was also a purveyor to the royal household.Because of his father’s connections with the court, Chaucer at...