William Blake

William Blake

Born: November 28, 1757

Died: August 12, 1827

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, writer, painter, printmaker

Biography: William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of both the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age. His prophetic poetry has been said to form what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the English language.

Source/Notes: Auguries of Innocence (1803); Also in: Poems from the Pickering Manuscript (c. 1805)

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Source/Notes: The Complete Poetry of William Blake (2011 edition), Digireads.com Publishing - ISBN: 9781420939804