Some of Thomas's poems have entered the canon of poetry in the English language. His "Do not go gentle into that good night" has become almost a popular saying.
Diane Gilliam Fisher is a true poet of miners, their communities, their culture and families.
On January 6, 1878: Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and author Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois.
Emma Lazarus, the poet who wrote "The New Colossus," was born July 22, 1849.
Along with memorable love poems - he was quite a ladies' man - Burns celebrated the lowly and downtrodden.
As a memorial for the 25 miners who lost their lives this past week in Montcoal, W. Va., at the Massey Energy mine, this poem says more than 100 articles.