Literary Library

Arthur Hugh Clough

January 1, 1819 - November 13, 1861English poet, educator and assistant to Florence NightingaleAuthor of "Dipsychus" and "Amours De Voyage"

Rudyard Kipling

December 30, 1865 - January 18, 1936English journalist, poet, novelist and short story writerAuthor of "The Jungle Book", "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi", "Whi...

Mina Loy

December 27, 1882 - September 25, 1966British artist, writer, poet, playwright, novelist, painter, designer and bohemianAuthor of "Lunar Baedeker"...

Thomas Gray

December 26, 1716 - July 30, 1771English poet, classical scholar and professorAuthor of only 13 poems including "Elegy Written in a Country Church...

William Collins

December 25, 1721 - June 12, 1759English poetAuthor of "Persian Eclogues" and "Odes on Several Descriptive and Allegorical Subjects"

Matthew Arnold

December 24, 1822 - April 15, 1888English poet, cultural critic, school inspector and professorAuthor of "Empedocles on Etna and Other Poems", "Po...

George Crabbe

December 24, 1754 - February 3, 1832English poet, surgeon and clergymanAuthor of "The Candidate", "The Village" and "The Burough"

Carol Ann Duffy

December 23, 1955 - British poet, playwright and profesorAuthor of "Standing Female Nude", "Selling Manhattan" (for which she won the Somerset Mau...

Charles Stuart Calverly

December 22, 1831 - February 17, 1884English poetAuthor of "Verses and Translations", "Translations Into English and Latin" and "Fly Leaves"Also pu...

Hannah More

February 2, 1745 - September 7, 1833English religious writer, poet and playwrightAuthor of "The Inflexible Captive", "Fatal Falsehood" and "Coeleb...

Sean O'Brien

December 19, 1952 - British poet, critic, playwright and professorAuthor of "Downriver" (for which he was shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize in...

Christopher Fry

December 18, 1907 - June 30, 2005English poet and playwrightAuthor of "The Lady's Not for Burning" (for which he won the New York Drama Critics Aw...