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Nikki Giovanni

What was forgotten in the terrible tragedy at Virginia Tech is that one of the professors who tried to stop it, Nikki Giovanni, is one of our greatest living poets. A tribute.
Average
10 Q
stuthehistoryguy
Apr 24 07
1314 plays
2
Dylan Thomas - A Quiz About Llareggub?

This match quiz looks at the life and work of the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, arguably one of the 20th century's greatest poets, playwrights and script-writers.
Easy
10 Q
SisterSeagull
May 23 16
75 plays
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The Fascinating Lives of Poets

Sometimes, fact is stranger than fiction, and just as interesting. Name the poet from the biographical clues given. Many clues contain allusions to the poets' works, so you need not be a biographer to play!
Tough
10 Q
skylarb
Feb 21 03
1932 plays
4
Poets Laureate of the United Kingdom

Can you put these ten Poets Laureate in the correct order, from the first to hold the post to the most recent?
Average
10 Q
rossian
Mar 08 16
234 plays
5
Gently Its Touch: Great Modern Poets

I describe a famous, English-language poet published since 1900. You match the description to a name. These had a gentle, if radical touch. (Look for the hints if you are new to poetry).
Average
10 Q
Godwit
Aug 16 11
300 plays
6
William McGonagall, "The World's Worst Poet"

Long-cherished as a man "so giftedly bad that he backed unwittingly into genius", William McGonagall was so much more than just the world's worst poet.
Average
10 Q
Snowman
Sep 03 08
252 plays
7
Lines by (and About) Wordsworth

Wordsworth was one of England's best loved poets, and this quiz includes questions about his life and works.
Very Difficult
10 Q
rossian
Jul 29 13
672 plays
8
Scandalous (and other ) Poets and Their Poems

This quiz provides you with some biographical data and a few lines of verse, and all you have to do is identify the poet. All poets are from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and are mainly of the Romantic movement.
Average
10 Q
bracklaman
Dec 22 04
804 plays
9
John Keats - Poet

The life of John Keats (1795-1821). Questions on major life events and contemporary criticism.
Average
10 Q
mcall
Jun 25 07
498 plays
10
Byron: The Bad Boy of Poetry

Take a gander at the life of this notorious rake, restless adventurer, and poetic genius.
Average
10 Q
skylarb
Feb 22 03
600 plays
11
Poets From Around The Globe

We have read their works, marveled at their talent and sighed at their exquisite verses. But how much do we know about them?
Average
10 Q
puklu
Mar 31 16
183 plays
12
Dorothy Parker: Wit and Wisecracker

Dorothy Parker once wrote "I don't care what is written about me, so long as it isn't true." Sorry, Dorothy.
Tough
10 Q
CariM0952
Aug 09 14
198 plays
13
Poet's Corner

Poet's Corner in London's Westminster Abbey is the final resting place for some of England's greatest poets, novelists, playwrights, musicians and actors. I will give you a description of an individual buried there; you name them.
Average
10 Q
fdgla
Nov 24 02
4278 plays
14
Walt Whitman - His life and Poetry

"No Western poet, in the past century and half, not even Browning, or Leopardi or Baudelaire, overshadows Walt Whitman..." ~ Harold Bloom. A quiz for those who love his poetry and the man - have fun and good luck!
Tough
10 Q
pegazus999
Jun 15 04
291 plays
15
About the Life of Alfred Lord Tennyson

This quiz tests facts about the life and works of the English Victorian poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.
Average
10 Q
seeker77
Aug 07 11
231 plays
16
Eugenio Montale

Here are some easy questions about Montale's life and works. How much do you know about him?
Average
10 Q
darkandre
Sep 12 08
183 plays
17
British World War I Poets

Many of World War I's finest poets died on the Western front. However, not all of them did. Can you identify how each of the following poets met their end? I have given you a tidbit of each poet's work to whet your appetite.
Difficult
10 Q
alliefarrell
Nov 25 06
303 plays
18
Wild Lives of Famous Poets

Here's a look at some French and German poets who lived hard and wild lives. This quiz will probably be difficult for most, but will (hopefully) be interesting and informative.
Difficult
10 Q
robert362
Feb 25 03
450 plays
19
Allen Ginsberg: Beat Poet and Much More

Allen Ginsberg was an American poet of the Beat Generation whose life and work influenced the counterculture of the 1960s and beyond. He was also a man of diverse talents and interests.
Average
10 Q
Amanda77586
Apr 11 08
300 plays
20
Robert Browning

Robert Browning was a nineteenth century English poet, famous for his dramatic monologues.
Average
10 Q
scotspanlit
Aug 14 06
330 plays
21
All About Robert Frost

Here's a quiz about the poet Robert Frost. Enjoy!
Average
10 Q
zebra101
Feb 20 11
234 plays
22
William Wordsworth - Life and Work

A few questions about Samuel Taylor Coleridge's closest associate and friend.
Average
10 Q
scotspanlit
May 29 06
534 plays
23
Birthplaces of some Famous American Poets

Haven't you ever wondered where American poets such as Frost, Hughes, and Ezra Pound were born?
Average
10 Q
jaknife1200
May 12 04
462 plays
24
Michael Rosen's Life and Work

The popular poet has had a long career in the UK with many high points including honours and broadcasting. Take this quiz to find out more about him if you aren't familiar already.
Average
10 Q
satguru
Mar 20 10
171 plays
25
E. E. Cummings

I have recently had to read some of the poems by this poet and I think he's very interesting. Good luck!
Average
10 Q
happygirl0278
Aug 05 07
276 plays
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John Keats

John Keats (1795-1821) is one of the greatest English Romantic poets. His poetic career was a brief one of only five years and a half. He wrote only 54 poems. His six great odes are considered gems of English poetry.
Average
10 Q
indranil49
Oct 29 12
234 plays
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