poem


nevermore raven
Here’s a quirky creative fact… Edgar Allan Poe originally wanted a parrot to repeat the word “nevermore” in his famous poem, The Raven. However, he apparently decided a parrot “didn’t fit the melancholy tone that his poem was going for, and he settled on a raven.”   * Source: Buzzfeed; […]

Quirky Creative Fact: Edgar Allan Poe Originally Wanted a Parrot ...


Beowulf
Almost 90 years after JRR Tolkien translated the epic poem Beowulf, it will now be published. Released on May 22 by HarperCollins, Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary will be edited by Tolkien’s son Christopher Tolkien.  The book is planned to have the poem’s translation “as well as the lectures Tolkien gave on Beowulf in the 1930s […]

JRR Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf to be Published