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Contemporary PoetsMiss EiseleEnglish/Creative Writing12th grade
Maya AngelouOriginally Margauerite JohnsonBorn April 4th, 1928 in Saint Louis Missouri.Angelou played a vital role in the Civil Rights movement.Angelous poem I know why the caged bird sings is a poem about Mayas turbulent childhood.Maya Angelou was a poet, writer, and had a productive career in TV and film.She is most famous for her poems In and out of time, Still I rise, and I know why the caged bird sings.
Next SlideReturn to Main MenuWelcome to the Main Menu!Select your poet!:Marie OliverMaya AngelouJohann Wolfgang Vonn GoetheYannis RitsosRalph AngelCharles BukowskiLaurie LeeEE CummingsYour multiple choice question!
Johann Wolfgang von GoetheIn 1765, he went to Liepzig to study law.His earliest lyric poems were set to music.At first, he did not wish to write poetry. He wanted to study animals and plants.Von Goethe is most famous for his poem called The Holy Longing
Next SlideReturn to Main MenuYannis Ritsos1909-1990Greek poetRitsos moved from an early concern with classical themes and style to a more personal type of lyricism.His writing reflects family tragedies.Fun Fact: Ritsos had been incarcerated.He is most famous for his poem Summer.
Next SlideReturn to Main MenuRalph AngelBorn in Seattle Washington, 1951.Published author: Twice Removed (Sarabande Books, 2001) Neither WorldHis poems have appeared in the New Yorker, Poetry, The Antioch Review, The American Poetry Review.He is the Edith R. White Distinguished Professor at the University of Redlands, in California.He is most famous for his poems Breaking and Entering and Even Because.
Next SlideReturn to Main MenuCharles BukowskiBukowski was a poet, novelist, and short story writer.Bukowski was influenced by the social, cultural, and economic ambience of the LA area.Charles Bukowski has published over sixty books.One of his most famous poems is A smile to remember.
Next SlideReturn to Main MenuEE CummingsEdward Estlin Cummings was born on October 14th, 1894, in Cambridge Massachusetts.Cummings was a professor of Sociology and Political Science at Harvard University.Fun Fact: Cummings became an ordained minister of the South Congregational Church.The five year period following his wifes death is said to have resulted in his best work.
Next SlideLets see how much you remember..From the poets discussed, which had spent time incarcerated:A.) Yannis RitsosB.) EE CummingsC.) Charles BukowskiD.) Laurie LeeCONGRATULATIONS!You have reached the end of the lesson!Did you learn something new?Do you have a new favorite poet?I hope so!Have a nice day!
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