Poetry Trivia Questions
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Who has been identified as Europe's first professional female writer? And in what century was she writing?
Christine de Pisan developed her reputation as a writer from 1399 to 1430. Born in Venice, she worked for the king of France as an astrologer, physician and alchemist. Aphra Behn is considered one of the first English women to be a professional writer.
It is generally believed that Shakespeare died on the same day that he was born, April 23rd. What poet from more recent times died on the same day he was born, also in April?
C. P. Cavafy was born on April 29th, 1863, and died on April 29th, 1933
What nineteenth century American poet was sent $170 by his classmates at the United States Military Academy at West Point to fund the publication of his poetry?
At what poet's funeral were a prime minister and the leader of the opposition pallbearers, as well as leading literary lights?
Thomas Hardy's. The pallbearers were Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, Ramsay MacDonald, James Barrie, George Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy, Edmond Gosse, AE Housman, and Rudyard Kipling.