Welcome to our new monthly special feature of Authors, Poets, and Playwrights! We’re excited to introduce you to (or share the love of) some of our favorite creators out there throughout history. Over the next few months, we’re going to explore not only the lives of some really incredible individuals, but also their impact on society and culture and on the written word.
Here is a quick glimpse of some of the Authors, Poets and Playwrights that we are going to bring to The Researcher’s Gateway in the coming months.
Upcoming Featured Authors, Poets, and Playwrights:
Maya Angelou – Dr. Maya Angelou was a poet, author, activist, teacher, singer/song-writer, and dancer. She entertained and illuminated people for over eight decades and continues to do so even after her death.
Octavia Butler – Octavia Estelle Butler was a popular and much respected African American Science Fiction Author. Considered one of the great science fiction authors of all time, she is ranked up there with Andre Norton and Ursula K. Le Guin.
Geoffrey Chaucer – A Poet and Kingsman of 15th Century England, Chaucer’s most famous work, “The Canterbury Tales” is taught to students across the globe. Considered the father of English Literature, and the first know to use iambic pentameter.
- Life of Geoffrey Chaucer
- The Poetry of Geoffrey Chaucer
- Geoffrey Chaucer: Impact on English Literature
Jane Austen – Her works were written during the turn from the 17th Century to the early years of the 18th century. She one of the most revered authors of all time and gives an incredible glimpse into the society of Regency England.
Ernest Hemingway – A complicated American author with an equally complicated life, Hemingway poured his experiences from World War I into his novels and other writings. Having written books such as “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “A Farewell to Arms”, he brought a unique voice to American Literature.
Homer – The mysterious and well loved poet of the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey, Homer created incredible journeys
William Shakespeare – Possibly the most well known playwright in history, William Shakespeare’s genius continues to amaze us, and we hope to not only discuss his life, and the world in which he lived and wrote, but also branch out and discuss several of his plays as well.
Phillis Wheatley – Wheatley was the first black woman to publish a book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral published in London on September 1, 1773 in what would be the United States.
- The Early Life of Phillis Wheatley
- Phillis Wheatley and her life after Slavery
- The Poetic Works of Phillis Wheatley.
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And The Researcher’s Gateway team.
- Charles Dickens
- Mark Twain
- John Steinbeck
- Anne Frank
- F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Nathaniel Hawthorne