Phillis Wheatley, was brought to Boston from Senegal as a slave child who spoke no English. Phillis Wheatley (born c. 1753) was brought to Boston on a slave ship in 1761 and purchased by John Wheatley as a personal servant to his wife. The Wheatleys educated Phillis, who mastered English, Latin, and Greek. Her volume of English poetry, published in 1773, is the earliest known publication by an African-American writer.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson, an American poet, was born in Amherst, Massachusetts on December 10, 1830 to a prominent family. She lived a reclusive life, choosing to spend most of her time in her bedroom reading and writing poetry. Publishers often edited her poems because they did not fit the conventional poetic rules of the …
mp3 readings you can download and link to printable book here http://www.gutenberg.org/files/16436/16436-h/16436-h.htm I usually put together seasonal cds for my kids songs,stories and poems. It's great for in the car and bedtime. The kids learn as they enjoy.
World Poetry Day 2013 | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. Poetry in The Courier To celebrate the World Poetry Day (21 March), we invite our readers to discover more than 100 articles on the world poetry, published over the last sixty years.