Mary Shelley - famous for "Frankenstein", which I reread in grad school because it came up in one of my critiques. Now I sometimes use the word frankenstein as a verb to describe my art making process.
This is absolute perfection, distilled: 20 Poets on What Poetry Is. This would be such a cool writing assignment, too; pick one each week or something and have students write a poem that fits that definition.
Sketch from 1 January 1810, 'Dreamy Shelley'. by Unknown artist. He was 18, In April of this year he matriculated at University College Oxford. According to reports he attended only one lecture while at Oxford but read 16 hours a day. This was also the year his first novel was published 'Zastrozzi'. This is where he first wrote of his atheistic leanings.
Romantic poet of Norway in century. Edvard Grieg used his poetry as lyrics in his Opus songs of Norway. Also, Wergeland's poetry was famous for also fighting for the rights of Jews in Norway. (by Odd Magne Velde)