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.

  • August 16

    Question:

    What poet was called "The World's Greatest Living Observer" by Elizabeth Bishop?

    Answer ->

    Marianne Moore

  • August 15

    Question:

    What Beat Poet inspired Robert Lowell to stop writing formalist poems and develop the poetics of confession he would use in Life Studies ?

    Answer ->

    Allen Ginsberg

  • August 14

    Question:

    In 1974 what poet refused to accept the National Book Award as an individual, instead joining with two other female poets to accept it on behalf of all silenced women?

    Answer ->

    Adrienne Rich. She shared it with her co-nominees Alice Walker and Audre Lorde.

  • August 13

    Question:

    What poet began his career as "one of the roughs" only to make his reputation as "the good grey poet"?

    Answer ->

    Walt Whitman

  • August 12

    Question:

    What poet famously described his poetry as using "the real language of men"?

    Answer ->

    William Wordsworth. The phrase comes from the famous preface affixed to Lyrical Ballads.

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