Poetry Trivia Questions

In case you missed them, here are the past five Columbia Granger's World of Poetry trivia questions of the day. You can also receive our poetry trivia questions via RSS Feed Trivia RSS Feed.

  • November 23

    Question:

    Who successfully staved off his parents' eviction with the publication of his first book of poetry?

    Answer ->

    John Clare.

  • November 22

    Question:

    Whose journal did Beatrix Potter, author of Peter Rabbit , discover in a barn in 1931 and subsequently have published?

    Answer ->

    The journals of Dorothy Wordsworth were unpublished until 1933.

  • November 21

    Question:

    Which French Enlightenment writer's sometimes manic style and radical thoughts are said to have been fueled by drinking upwards of 50 cups of coffee a day?

    Answer ->

    Voltaire

  • November 20

    Question:

    For whom did philosopher (and heir to a steel fortune) Ludwig Wittgenstein provide a stipend so that he might focus on his poetry?

    Answer ->

    Georg Trakl was the recipient of the anonymous stipend.

  • November 19

    Question:

    Whom did Erasmus Darwin identify as "the inventress of epic elegy"?

    Answer ->

    Anna Seward. She was also known as "The Swan of Lichfield" during her lifetime.

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