Encyclopedia Virginia: Poetry http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/img/EV_Logo_sm.gif Encyclopedia Virginia This is the url http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org The first and ultimate online reference work about the Commonwealth /Raleigh_Sir_Walter_ca_1552-1618 Mon, 29 Oct 2018 10:56:55 EST Raleigh, Sir Walter (ca. 1552–1618) http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Raleigh_Sir_Walter_ca_1552-1618 Sir Walter Raleigh was an English soldier, explorer, poet, and courtier who funded three voyages to Roanoke Island (1584–1587) and whose ostentatious manner of dress and love for Queen Elizabeth became legendary. Born a commoner in Devon, England, Raleigh (also spelled Ralegh) nevertheless had connections to Elizabeth through his mother and may have exploited those relationships to win a place at court. He wrote poems to the queen and advised her on policy in Ireland, where in 1580 he had helped to slaughter papal troops. Soon he became one of Elizabeth's favorites, using his wealth and power to pursue dreams of colonizing the Americas, first at Roanoke and then at Guiana. Raleigh's mission, as he wrote in his long poem "The Ocean to Cynthia" (likely penned in the 1590s), was "To seek new worlds for gold, for praise, for glory." In so doing, he relied on the genius of English mathematician and astronomer Thomas Hariot, the master propagandist Richard Hakluyt (the younger), and the iconic artist John White. Raleigh also relied on the faithful protection of Elizabeth, protection that conspicuously disappeared when he secretly married one of her maids of honor. After the queen's death in 1603, Raleigh was accused of plotting against her successor and spent much of the rest of his life in the Tower of London. A second failed expedition to Guiana, during which he disobeyed the king's instructions, resulted in his beheading in 1618.
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/Spencer_Anne_1882-1975 Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:31:13 EST <![CDATA[Spencer, Anne (1882–1975)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Spencer_Anne_1882-1975 Anne Spencer was a poet, a civil rights activist, a teacher, a librarian, and a gardener. While fewer than thirty of her poems were published in her lifetime, she was an important figure of the black literary movement of the 1920s—the Harlem Renaissance—and only the second African American poet to be included in the Norton Anthology of Modern Poetry (1973). Noted for iambic verse preoccupied with biblical and mythological themes, Spencer found fans in such Harlem heavyweights as James Weldon Johnson, who commented on her "economy of phrase and compression of thought." In addition to her writing, Spencer helped to found the Lynchburg chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was also an avid gardener and hosted a salon at her Lynchburg garden, which attracted prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Her former residence is now a museum that is open to the public.
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/Enclosure_Poem_by_Phillis_Wheatley_October_26_1775 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:35:54 EST <![CDATA[Enclosure: Poem by Phillis Wheatley (October 26, 1775)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Enclosure_Poem_by_Phillis_Wheatley_October_26_1775 Wed, 19 Aug 2015 20:35:54 EST]]> /Davis_D_Webster_1862-1913 Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:02:28 EST <![CDATA[Davis, D. Webster (1862–1913)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Davis_D_Webster_1862-1913 D. Webster Davis was a teacher, poet, and lecturer in Richmond and Manchester. Born into slavery, Davis became a teacher in 1879, working in Richmond public schools for thirty-three years. In 1896 he was ordained a pastor. He also worked as an editor in the 1890s, but his literary ambitions centered mostly on poetry. His first collection was published in 1895 and a second two years later. Literary scholars have criticized his work for perpetuating racial stereotypes, but some argue that, read in context, the works illustrate the complicated position of the first generation of free, educated African Americans. Davis also became a popular lecturer, incorporating his poems into speeches. His notoriety augmented his position within Richmond and Manchester's African American communities, where he held a series of leadership positions. Schools in Richmond and Staunton, as well as Virginia State University, named buildings in honor of Davis, and several Richmond city schools closed on the day of his funeral in 1913.
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/The_Legend_of_Captaine_Jones_by_David_Lloyd_1631 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:26:51 EST <![CDATA[The Legend of Captaine Jones by David Lloyd (1631)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/The_Legend_of_Captaine_Jones_by_David_Lloyd_1631 Mon, 22 Sep 2014 13:26:51 EST]]> /_To_Atlas_by_St_George_Tucker_June_5_1793 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:22:25 EST <![CDATA["To Atlas" by St. George Tucker (June 5, 1793)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_To_Atlas_by_St_George_Tucker_June_5_1793 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:22:25 EST]]> /_Resignation_by_St_George_Tucker_March_21_1807 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:21:10 EST <![CDATA["Resignation" by St. George Tucker (March 21, 1807)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Resignation_by_St_George_Tucker_March_21_1807 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:21:10 EST]]> /_Parody_by_St_George_Tucker_March_20_1781 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:19:32 EST <![CDATA["Parody" by St. George Tucker (March 20, 1781)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Parody_by_St_George_Tucker_March_20_1781 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:19:32 EST]]> /_To_Sleep_by_St_George_Tucker_January_24_1788 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:18:06 EST <![CDATA["To Sleep" by St. George Tucker (January 24, 1788)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_To_Sleep_by_St_George_Tucker_January_24_1788 Fri, 15 Aug 2014 16:18:06 EST]]> /Belitt_Ben_1911-2003 Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:47:10 EST <![CDATA[Belitt, Ben (1911–2003)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Belitt_Ben_1911-2003 Ben Belitt was an American poet and translator born in New York City and educated at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. He was a professor of comparative literature for fifty years at Bennington College in Bennington, Vermont. In his long life, he published eight books of poems, two books of essays, and numerous translations, notably of the Spanish-language poets Jorge Luis Borges, Federico García Lorca, and Pablo Neruda. This Scribe, My Hand, his complete poems, was published in 1998. Belitt's reputation is that of a vital and gifted poet who was somewhat under-recognized in comparison to his peers.
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/Poe_Edgar_Allan_1809-1849 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 17:03:49 EST <![CDATA[Poe, Edgar Allan (1809–1849)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Poe_Edgar_Allan_1809-1849 Edgar Allan Poe was a poet, short story writer, editor, and critic. Credited by many scholars as the inventor of the detective genre in fiction, he was a master at using elements of mystery, psychological terror, and the macabre in his writing. His most famous poem, "The Raven" (1845), combines his penchant for suspense with some of the most famous lines in American poetry. While editor of the Richmond-based Southern Literary Messenger, Poe carved out a philosophy of poetry that emphasized brevity and beauty for its own sake. Stories, he wrote, should be crafted to convey a single, unified impression, and for Poe, that impression was most often dread. "The Tell-Tale Heart" (1843), for instance, memorably describes the paranoia of its narrator, who is guilty of murder. After leaving Richmond, Poe lived and worked in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and New York, seeming to collect literary enemies wherever he went. Incensed by his especially sharp, often sarcastic style of criticism, they were not inclined to help Poe as his life unraveled because of sickness and poverty. After Poe's death at the age of forty, a former colleague, Rufus W. Griswold, wrote a scathing biography that contributed, in the years to come, to a literary caricature. Poe's poetry and prose, however, have endured.
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/Cooke_Philip_Pendleton_1816-1850 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 16:59:24 EST <![CDATA[Cooke, Philip Pendleton (1816–1850)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Cooke_Philip_Pendleton_1816-1850 Philip Pendleton Cooke was a poet whose work emphasized lost love, the natural world, and exoticism, placing him firmly within the romantic literary movement. Cooke practiced law in western Virginia but struggled to make a living at writing. His association with Edgar Allan Poe led to the publication of his most famous work, the poem "Florence Vane" (1840), which continues to be anthologized as an example of romantic poetry.
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/Dos_Passos_John_1896-1970 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 06:59:12 EST <![CDATA[Dos Passos, John (1896–1970)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Dos_Passos_John_1896-1970 John Dos Passos was a novelist, poet, critic, and painter whose mother was born in Virginia. He came of age traveling through Europe and, after graduating from Harvard University in 1916, served as an ambulance driver during World War I (1914–1918). Amid the destruction of Victorian Europe, Dos Passos developed left-leaning politics that set him against war and in support of workers' rights. As a modernist writer, he became connected with the so-called Lost Generation of F. Scott Fitzgerald, his Harvard classmate E. E. Cummings, and his longtime friend Ernest Hemingway. Dos Passos is most recognized for his three novels known as the U.S.A. trilogy (1930–1936), which critique American culture from the left. In the 1940s, however, when Dos Passos moved to a farm on the Northern Neck in Westmoreland County, Virginia, his politics turned sharply to the right, ending his relationship with Hemingway and deeply affecting his legacy among critics. Dos Passos, who died in 1970, is buried in Westmoreland County and his papers are at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The John Dos Passos Prize for Literature has been awarded since 1980 by Longwood University in Farmville.
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/Edmunds_Abe_Craddock_1899-1959 Fri, 30 May 2014 05:21:51 EST <![CDATA[Edmunds, Abe Craddock (1899–1959)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Edmunds_Abe_Craddock_1899-1959 Abe Craddock Edmunds published to critical acclaim a number of long poems, often on historical themes, but has since been largely forgotten. After attending Randolph-Macon College and then earning a graduate degree at the University of Virginia, Edmunds retreated to a log cabin in his native Halifax County, where he began to write. He published a long poem that focused on the Italian Renaissance and Michelangelo and another long poem on the perspectives of five men during World War I (1914–1918). Later poems dealt with more traditional themes, although he composed six poems on the subject of the mythical Camelot. Edmunds died unexpectedly at his home in 1959.
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/Edmunds_Murrell_1898-1981 Wed, 28 May 2014 12:59:12 EST <![CDATA[Edmunds, Murrell (1898–1981)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Edmunds_Murrell_1898-1981 Murrell Edmunds was a poet, novelist, and playwright best known for his biting irony and his strident defense of African Americans during the Jim Crow era, when legislation in Virginia and throughout the South stripped blacks of many basic civil rights. An Army veteran, Edmunds gave up a law practice to write full-time, publishing books that were highly conventional formally but often controversial in their subject matter. He spent much of his career in New Orleans, Louisiana, away from the political judgments of Virginia, and there published one of his best works, Moon of My Delight (1960), a three-act play on race relations in the South following the American Civil War (1861–1865). Edmunds died in New Orleans in 1981.
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/Moore_Virginia_1903-1993 Sun, 02 Mar 2014 08:32:25 EST <![CDATA[Moore, Virginia (1903–1993)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Moore_Virginia_1903-1993 Virginia Moore was a poet, biographer, and scholar. She is perhaps best known for her work Virginia Is a State of Mind (1942), which has been described as the "biography of a state." In it, she combines personal observations on Virginia's topography and climate with short biographical sketches of Virginians such as Powhatan, Mary Ball, and Thomas Jefferson; anecdotes on the American Civil War (1861–1865); and reflections on the state's history, food, and literature. The result is a characterization of Virginia and its citizens as intensely "individualist."
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/Roberts_Ruby_Altizer_1907-2004 Sun, 05 Jan 2014 10:19:21 EST <![CDATA[Roberts, Ruby Altizer (1907–2004)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Roberts_Ruby_Altizer_1907-2004 Ruby Altizer Roberts is the author of two collections of poetry, three memoirs, a children's book, and a genealogy. She was named Virginia's first female poet laureate in 1950 and, until 1994, was the only woman to have held the post. In addition, Roberts edited the poetry journal The Lyric from 1952 until 1977. In 1961 she received an honorary doctor of humanities degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, and in 1992, the General Assembly designated her Poet Laureate Emerita of Virginia.
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/Taylor_Eleanor_Ross_1920- Fri, 27 Dec 2013 17:07:12 EST <![CDATA[Taylor, Eleanor Ross (1920–2011)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Taylor_Eleanor_Ross_1920- Eleanor Ross Taylor was a poet, short-fiction author, and literary critic. An award-winning writer, she was born in North Carolina but has spent the last several decades working and publishing from her homes in Gainesville, Florida, and Charlottesville, Virginia. Widow of the noted short-fiction author and novelist Peter Taylor (1917–1994), Taylor is associated with a literary circle that includes figures such as Randall Jarrell, Robert Lowell, and Robert Penn Warren. She died in 2011.
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/Tiernan_Mary_Spear_1836-1891 Thu, 26 Dec 2013 18:23:16 EST <![CDATA[Tiernan, Mary Spear (1836–1891)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Tiernan_Mary_Spear_1836-1891 Mary Spear Tiernan was a novelist, essayist, and occasional poet who wrote primarily about central Virginia before and during the American Civil War (1861–1865). She published three novels, as well as short stories, which appeared in Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Scribner's Magazine, Century Magazine, and the Southern Review, among others. Her fiction vividly depicted wartime Richmond , and her novel Homoselle (1881) was based on a Virginia slave revolt and can be distinguished for Tiernan's remarkable sympathy for African Americans.
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/Vanauken_Sheldon_1914-1996 Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:37:01 EST <![CDATA[Vanauken, Sheldon (1914–1996)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Vanauken_Sheldon_1914-1996 Sheldon Vanauken was a poet and novelist best known for his memoir A Severe Mercy (1977), about converting to Christianity and his wife's unexpected death at age forty. A less famous sequel, Under the Mercy, was published, to less acclaim, in 1985.
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/Bryan_Daniel_ca_1789-1866 Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:12:45 EST <![CDATA[Bryan, Daniel (ca. 1789–1866)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bryan_Daniel_ca_1789-1866 Daniel Bryan was a poet, a lawyer, and a member of the Senate of Virginia (1818–1820) representing Rockingham and Shenandoah counties. Publishing his works in periodicals and short books, he wrote in a neoclassical style that was fashionable at the beginning of his literary career but that had fallen out of favor by the end of his life. He corresponded with several important figures of his day, including Edgar Allan Poe, who praised Bryan's verse. Bryan is now remembered chiefly for his epic about Daniel Boone, a minor poem that provides a wealth of information about American ideals and aspirations early in the nineteenth century. As a Virginia senator, Bryan opposed slavery and during the American Civil War (1861–1865), he was a staunch Unionist. He died in Washington, D.C., in 1866.
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/Bolling_Robert_1738-1775 Wed, 14 Aug 2013 10:18:38 EST <![CDATA[Bolling, Robert (1738–1775)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bolling_Robert_1738-1775 Robert Bolling was a poet, a member of the House of Burgesses (1761–1765), the sheriff of Buckingham County, and a member of the county court (1761–1775). Trained as a lawyer, he nearly fought a duel with William Byrd (1728–1777), a judge on the General Court, when Bolling accused the judges of bias in a murder case. Bolling was also involved in a suit brought by his youngest brother over an inheritance. The younger Bolling was represented by George Wythe, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Robert Bolling by Thomas Jefferson, the Declaration's author. Bolling is best known as a poet, however. He published more poetry than any other colonial American between 1759 and 1775, including the grotesque "Neanthe" (ca. 1763), which reflected elements of Italian traditions, colonial Virginia folklore, and English poetry. In addition, during the failed courtship of his distant cousin, Bolling kept a journal, "A Circumstantial Account," which provides a unique view of eighteenth-century Virginia gentry. Bolling died suddenly in 1775 while attending the Virginia Convention of July–August 1775.
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/Brock_Sarah_Ann_1831-1911 Tue, 23 Jul 2013 11:28:10 EST <![CDATA[Brock, Sarah Ann (1831–1911)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Brock_Sarah_Ann_1831-1911 Sarah Ann Brock, a writer who often published under the pseudonym Virginia Madison, published numerous editorials, historical articles, reviews, essays, letters, travel sketches, short stories, biographies, and translations in her career. She is best known for her memoir of life in Richmond during the American Civil War (1861–1865), Richmond During the War: Four Years of Personal Observation (1867). Published anonymously, the book, which is still in print, offers intelligent analysis and detailed description of the Confederate capital in wartime. In addition, Brock edited a collection of southern poetry about the war, in which she contributed verse about Confederate general Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Brock also published a novel, Kenneth, My King (1873) modeled after Charlotte Brontë's 1847 novel Jane Eyre; however, it was poorly reviewed, and after Brock married in 1882, her literary output diminished. She died in 1911.
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/_Our_massa_Jefferson_he_say_by_Anonymous_September_1_1802 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:39:50 EST <![CDATA["Our massa Jefferson he say" by Anonymous (September 1, 1802)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Our_massa_Jefferson_he_say_by_Anonymous_September_1_1802 Fri, 09 Nov 2012 11:39:50 EST]]> /_Uncle_Gabriel Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:38:29 EST <![CDATA["Uncle Gabriel"]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Uncle_Gabriel Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:38:29 EST]]> /Shenandoah Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:54:05 EST <![CDATA[Shenandoah]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Shenandoah Shenandoah is a literary journal published three times a year by Washington and Lee University in Lexington. Founded in 1950 by J. J. Donovan, D. C. G. Kerry, and Tom Wolfe, the journal publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and reviews. Although originally conceived as a forum for undergraduate work, the magazine soon began to publish regional, national, and international writers, traditionally featuring unknown authors alongside such literary heavyweights as James Dickey, Ezra Pound, e.e. cummings, W. H. Auden, Flannery O'Connor, and William Faulkner. The journal has a subscriber list of approximately 1,800. In 2008, Shenandoah was awarded the Governor's Award for the Arts by Virginia governor Tim Kaine.
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/_The_Lie_ca_1590s Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:49:29 EST <![CDATA["The Lie" (ca. 1590s)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_The_Lie_ca_1590s "The Lie," by Sir Walter Raleigh, was likely composed in the 1590s, after falling out with his beloved Queen Elizabeth. Raleigh secretly married one of Elizabeth's Maids-of-Honor on November 19, 1591, so angering the queen that she had him confined in the Tower of London.
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/_The_Conclusion_by_Sir_Walter_Raleigh_1618 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:40:35 EST <![CDATA["The Conclusion" by Sir Walter Raleigh (1618)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_The_Conclusion_by_Sir_Walter_Raleigh_1618 This poem by Sir Walter Raleigh, "The Conclusion," is thought to be a revision of an earlier verse by him. The changes, believed to have been made shortly before his execution on October 29, 1618, are reflected in a version discovered tucked inside his Bible.
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/_A_Vision_Upon_this_Concept_of_the_Faery_Queene_by_Sir_Walter_Raleigh_1590 Fri, 08 Jun 2012 13:36:58 EST <![CDATA["A Vision Upon this Concept of the Faery Queene" by Sir Walter Raleigh (1590)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_A_Vision_Upon_this_Concept_of_the_Faery_Queene_by_Sir_Walter_Raleigh_1590 This sonnet, "A Vision Upon this Concept of the Faery Queene," was written by Sir Walter Raleigh and published as a commendatory verse at the beginning of Edmund Spenser's epic The Faerie Queen (1590). Raleigh and Spenser met in Ireland, and Spenser modeled after Raleigh his character Timias, a squire who woos the "heavenly born" Belphoebe, modeled after Queen Elizabeth. Some spelling has been modernized.
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/Commendatory_Verse_by_Walter_Raleigh_1576 Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:50:29 EST <![CDATA[Commendatory Verse by Walter Raleigh (1576)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Commendatory_Verse_by_Walter_Raleigh_1576 This poem by Sir Walter Raleigh was his first to be published. It was included as a commendatory verse at the beginning of the satire The Steele Glas (1576) by the influential English poet, soldier, and critic George Gascoigne. Some spelling has been modernized.
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/Bacon_s_Death_and_Bacons_Epitaph_an_excerpt_from_The_History_of_Bacon_s_and_Ingram_s_Rebellion_1676_by_John_Cotton_1677 Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:09:40 EST <![CDATA[Bacon's Death and "Bacons Epitaph"; an excerpt from "The History of Bacon's and Ingram's Rebellion, 1676" by John Cotton (1677)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Bacon_s_Death_and_Bacons_Epitaph_an_excerpt_from_The_History_of_Bacon_s_and_Ingram_s_Rebellion_1676_by_John_Cotton_1677 In this excerpt of "The History of Bacon's and Ingram's Rebellion, 1676," the likely author, John Cotton, describes the death of Nathaniel Bacon, whose rebellion against Governor Sir William Berkeley came to an end soon after. Cotton's writing style is witty, bombastic, and full of literary allusions, and here he includes two poems the first of which, "Bacon's Epitaph," has been lauded as the first notable poem composed in America. It is not known whether Cotton wrote either or both of the poems. Cotton's narrative was likely written soon after the rebellion but not published until 1814.
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/_Mr_Strachie_s_Harke_by_William_Strachey Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:36:00 EST <![CDATA["Mr Strachie's Harke" by William Strachey]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Mr_Strachie_s_Harke_by_William_Strachey Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:36:00 EST]]> /_Elegy_by_Robert_Bolling_1775 Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:59:34 EST <![CDATA["Elegy" by Robert Bolling (1775)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Elegy_by_Robert_Bolling_1775 On May 20, 1775, the Virginia Gazette published "Elegy," a long poem by Robert Bolling, on the deaths of Virginia militiamen at the Battle of Point Pleasant (October 10, 1774) during Dunmore's War (1773–1774). Some spelling has been modernized and contractions expanded.
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/_Upon_Sejanus_by_William_Strachey_1604 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:20:38 EST <![CDATA["Upon Sejanus" by William Strachey (1604)]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/_Upon_Sejanus_by_William_Strachey_1604 Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:20:38 EST]]> /Burial_of_LatanAC._The Thu, 31 Mar 2011 13:32:59 EST <![CDATA[Burial of Latané, The]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Burial_of_LatanAC._The The Burial of Latané was one of the most famous Lost Cause images of the American Civil War (1861–1865). Painted by Virginian William D. Washington in Richmond in 1864, the work shows white women, slaves, and children performing the burial service of a cavalry officer killed during J. E. B. Stuart's famous ride around Union general George B. McClellan's army during the Peninsula Campaign in 1862. The incident first inspired a poem and then the painting, which became a powerful symbol of Confederate women's devotion to the Confederate cause.
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/Poetry_Society_of_Virginia Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:26:12 EST <![CDATA[Poetry Society of Virginia]]> http://staging.encyclopediavirginia.org/Poetry_Society_of_Virginia The Poetry Society of Virginia was founded in May 1923 in Williamsburg, Virginia, at the suggestion of Dr. C. E. Feidelsohn, a faculty member of the College of William and Mary. Its purpose is the encouragement of excellence in the writing, reading, study, and appreciation of poetry. The organization began with a broad mission, embracing both poets and audience—a mission that has expanded since its founding. The society focuses neither on publication nor a particular "school" or "movement" of poetic creation. Instead it welcomes published poets, educators, non-writing readers, aspiring writers, and "casual poets" who write for personal pleasure.
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