Guide to Authors D - G

WILLIAM HENRY DAVIES (1871-1940) was a Welsh poet. He spent many years traveling in the United States and England with no fixed home or job before becoming a successful poet.

Featured in Spring Songs and Spring Showers.

WALTER DE LA MARE (1873-1956) was an English writer, best known today for his poetry. Many of his works deal with supernatural themes, like his famous poem "The Listeners."

Featured in Night Creatures, Winter Weather, Nighttime, and Frightful Fun.

EMILY DICKINSON (1830-1886) was an American poet. She wrote over 1,800 poems, fewer than a dozen of which were published during her lifetime.

Featured in Night Creatures, Books and School, and Train Travel.

PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR (1872-1906) was an American writer. He was one of the first African-American poets to receive acclaim from fellow writers and critics.

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MARY MCNEIL FENOLLOSA (1865-1954) was an American writer. She was deeply interested in Japanese art and culture and for a time lived in Japan with her husband, a scholar of Japanese art.

Featured in The Sun.

EUGENE FIELD (1850-1895) was an American writer. He began his career as a journalist, but is best remembered for his poems for children, one of the most famous of which is "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod."

Featured in Dreams, Childhood, Sweet Treats, Frightful Fun, and Christmas Joy.

WILLIAM SCHWENK GILBERT (1836-1911) was an English writer. He is best known for the comic operas he wrote with composer Arthur Sullivan, which include H. M. S. Pinafore and The Mikado.

Featured in Dreams.

KENNETH GRAHAME (1859-1932) was a British writer. He is best known for his children's novel The Wind in the Willows, widely regarded as a classic of children's literature.

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ROBERT GRAVES (1895-1985) was an English writer. He is known as one of the Great War Poets, who wrote about their experiences in World War I, but he also wrote poems and fiction on other topics.

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JOHNNY GRUELLE (1880-1938) was an American writer. He is best known for creating the characters of Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy, who were inspired by a rag doll owned by his daughter Marcella.

Featured in Sweet Treats.

EDGAR GUEST (1881-1959) was an American poet. He wrote thousands of poems and became the Poet Laureate of Michigan, the first (and so far only) Poet Laureate for the state.

Featured in Sweet Treats and Christmas Joy.