Alfred Edward Housman
Worcestershire

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ur boi camercorn 05 March 2019
love dis guy amazin really cool person
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Ted G 24 June 2018
Not a poetry related question, but possibly someone here can help me. I seem to remember reading a short bit by Housman about seeing tears in his father's eyes for the first time upon seeing the black bordered newspaper the day Queen Victoria died. Am I attributing my memory to the wrong author?
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Ian K 23 July 2017
The master of melancholy! Housman was in fact a rather embittered but brilliant academic and a homosexual at a time when it was not only illegal but something that had for most to remain repressed. I suppose therefore that this informs all his work and is fairly obvious, in hindsight, in some of the poems at least.
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Jeanann Kerr 13 August 2013
Does anyone know the title of Housman's poem cited in The Walkabout? It is a lovely poem but I can't find it in Bartlett's. Thanks. Ms. Kerr
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Sankaran Ayya 02 February 2012
poetry should appeal to emotions rather than to the intellect Housman's golden words, poetry writers should appreciate and follow as cardinal principle --KAVIN CHARALAN
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Mark Adams 09 January 2012
From a biography I read on Housman (I sorry I don't recall the title or author) , Housman was believed to have possibly been homosexual, and was suspected by some family members as being so. If this was truly the case, I believe it may put different light on the point of few of some of his poems.
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Maria Gough 26 September 2006
Thank you for your daily poem!
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Richard Stivelman 17 June 2006
Thanks for all the Housman. I believe, however, that you have a 'typo' in the poem 'Look Not In my Eyes'. I believe it shoud read '...for fear they (not 'thy') mirror true...' Best Dick Stivelman
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Artie Thayer 04 October 2003
Thank you for making this poem available. In the movie, Out of Africa, Karen Blitzen reads from a book of poems. The title is partially obliterated, but I could see Hous... and assumed Houseman. I was able to find it on your site. What a fine poem. Thanks again. - artie
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