Poetry Trivia Questions

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  • February 18

    Question:

    What two female poets, and rivals, were in the same poetry workshop at Boston University, taught by Robert Lowell?

    Answer ->

    Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton.

  • February 17

    Question:

    What planet has two moons named after characters from Alexander Pope's "The Rape of the Lock"?

    Answer ->

    Uranus. The two moons are Umbriel and Belinda.

  • February 16

    Question:

    What was the pen name of Fran├žois-Marie Arouet?

    Answer ->

    Voltaire. The French Enlightenment writer, essayist, and philosopher was also a poet.

  • February 15

    Question:

    William Faulkner, Harold Pinter, and Samuel Beckett all won a Nobel Prize in literature. Which of them began a career as a poet?

    Answer ->

    All of them.

  • February 14

    Question:

    What two poets began their ill-fated relationship after being introduced at a party at Pembroke College, Cambridge?

    Answer ->

    Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath. Apparently the two instantly fell for each other.

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