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Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou

Author and poet.  Born Marguerite Ann Johnson in Missouri, USA.

Person, Poetry, Gender Issues, USA

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Edwin Arnold

Edwin Arnold

Journalist and poet, Born at Gravesend. In 1852 he obtained the Newdigate prize for his first poem, 'The Feast of Belshazzar' ('High on a throne of ivory and gold, From crown to footstool clad in p...

Person, Poetry, Journalism / Publishing, India, USA

1 memorial

Matthew Arnold

Matthew Arnold

Poet, writer and school inspector.  Born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, son of Thomas Arnold. He won the Newdigate prize in 1843 with a poem on Cromwell. Appointed a lay inspector of schools in 1...

Person, Poetry, Education, France, Germany, Netherlands

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Joanna Baillie

Joanna Baillie

Poet and dramatist, born Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Moved into Bolton House with her mother and sister in 1791 and lived there until her death. Buried at nearby St John's church, Church Row.

Person, Poetry, Theatre, Scotland

1 memorial

Brendan Behan

Brendan Behan

Poet, writer, playwright. Born Dublin. Irish republican and, aged 16 - 23, volunteer in the IRA. He once described himself as a "a drinker with a writing problem". Collapsed in a Dublin bar and d...

Person, Poetry, Literature, Theatre, Ireland

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