John Donne

John Donne

Died: March 31, 1631

Nationality: British

Occupation: Poet, priest, lawyer

Biography: John Donne was an English poet, satirist, lawyer and a clergyman in the Church of England. He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His works are noted for their strong, sensual style and include sonnets, love poetry, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires and sermons.

Source/Notes: John Donne: Selections from Divine Poems, Sermons, Devotions, and Prayers (1990 edition), Paulist Press - ISBN: 9780809131600

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Source/Notes: Selected Poetry (1998 edition), Oxford University Press - ISBN: 9780192834904

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Source/Notes: One Equall Light: An Anthology of the Writings of John Donne (2003 edition), Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd - ISBN: 9781853115400