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Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence — Maritime History.

Of a ship, to sink at sea, generally understood to be by the flooding of its hull either through springing a leak or through striking a rock. Other causes of a ship sinking, such as...

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Ransford, Teresa Mary (Tessa) (1938–2015), poet, editor, and library founder

Tom Hubbard.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Publishing; Prints and Printmaking; Education; Linguistics. 2124 words.

Ransford, Teresa Mary (Tessa) (1938–2015), poet, editor, and library founder, was born on 8 July 1938 in Bombay, India, the daughter of Col. Sir Alister John Ransford (1895–1974), master of...

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Pickard, Tom (1946–)

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 292 words.

Born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was co-founder, with Basil *Bunting, of the poetry centre, the Morden Book

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Davidson, Donald (1893–1968)

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 239 words.

Born in Tennessee and taught at Vanderbilt University from 1920. He was one of the founders and editors of the

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Merrill, James (1926–95)

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 690 words.

Born in New York City, the son of the immensely wealthy financier Charles E. Merrill, the founder of Merrill

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Turner, Frederick (1943–)

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 293 words.

Born in Northamptonshire, he grew up in England and Africa, and was educated at Oxford. He is presently Founders Professor

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Kinloch, David (1959–)

Edited by Ian Hamilton and Jeremy Noel-Tod.

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 208 words.

Born in Glasgow and educated at the universities of Glasgow and Oxford, Kinloch was a founder editor of the magazine

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Pickard, Tom (1946–)

Martin Seymour-Smith.

in The Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry in English

January 1996; p ublished online January 2003 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 214 words.

(1946– ),

was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. He was co-founder, with Basil Bunting, of the poetry centre,

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Zapruder, Matthew (1967–)

in The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 183 words.

Born in Washington, D.C., Zapruder is the co-founder and editor of Wave Books (formerly Verse Press), an independent poetry press

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Rolls [née Hillary], Mary (1781/2–1835), poet

Emma Plaskitt.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 600 words.

Rolls [née Hillary], Mary (1781/2–1835), poet, was born in Westmorland, the daughter of Jamaican plantation owner Richard Hillary and his wife, Hannah Wynne. She was the only sister of Sir...

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The Deep Image

Jonathan Mayhew.

in Apocryphal Lorca

April 2009; p ublished online February 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 8177 words.

This chapter addresses the phenomenon of “deep image” poetry, a movement in midcentury U.S. poetics that reportedly owes a portion of its initial impetus to Lorca. It argues that the debt...

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Coolbrith, Ina

Robert L. Gale.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1295 words.

Coolbrith, Ina (10 March 1841–29 February 1928), poet, was born Josephine Donna Smith in Nauvoo, Illinois, the daughter of Agnes Coolbrith Moulton and Don Carlos Smith, a farmer and the...

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Merrill, James

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1203 words.

Merrill, James (03 March 1926–06 February 1995), poet, was born in New York City to Charles Edward Merrill, a stockbroker, and Helen Ingram Merrill, who published a small newspaper. The...

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Levertov, Denise

Ann T. Keene.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online June 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 1621 words.

Levertov, Denise (24 October 1923–20 December 1997), poet, was born in Ilford, Essex, England, to Paul Levertoff and Beatrice Spooner-Jones Levertoff; as an adult she reverted to the...

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Introduction

Donald Keene.

in The Winter Sun Shines In

August 2013; p ublished online November 2015 .

Chapter. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets). 3583 words.

This book examines how Masaoka Shiki saved the dismal condition of Japanese poetry in the nineteenth century. In 1867, the year that Shiki was born, Japanese literature was at one of its...

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Cunard, Nancy Clara (1896–1965), poet and political activist

Jane Marcus.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Politics. 3214 words.

Cunard, Nancy Clara (1896–1965), poet and political activist, was born at Nevill Holt in Leicestershire on 10 March 1896, the only child of Sir Bache Cunard, third baronet (1851–1925),...

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Winchevsky, Morris

Michael S. Sweeney.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Journalism. 1343 words.

Winchevsky, Morris (09 August 1856–18 March 1932), Yiddish poet, editor, and one of the founders of the socialist Jewish Daily Forward, Yiddish poet, editor, and one of the founders of the...

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Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian

John Carey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Education; History. 695 words.

Máel Muru Othna [Maelmura] (d. 887), poet and historian, was evidently connected with the monastery of Fahan (Donegal): his epithet ‘Othna’ means ‘of Fahan’ and his name (‘devotee of Muru’)...

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Dallán Forgaill [Dallan] (fl. 597), poet

T. M. Charles-Edwards.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Christianity. 814 words.

Dallán Forgaill [Dallan] (fl. 597), poet, mourned the death of St Columba (Colum Cille), founder of the monastic community of Iona, in one of the earliest surviving poems in Irish, the Amra...

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Evans, Evan [Ieuan Glan Geirionydd] (1795–1855), Welsh-language poet

Meic Stephens.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

P ublished online September 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Literary Studies (British and Irish). 841 words.

Evans, Evan [Ieuan Glan Geirionydd] (1795–1855), Welsh-language poet, was born at Tan-y-celyn in Trefriw, Caernarvonshire, on 20 April 1795. His father, Robert Evans, a farmer, and his...

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Harris, Thomas Lake

Mary Farrell Bednarowski.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets); Ethnic Politics. 1356 words.

Harris, Thomas Lake (15 May 1823–23 March 1906), poet, writer, and founder of a religious community, was born in Fenny Stratford, England, the son of Thomas Harris, a grocer and auctioneer,...

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