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John Bodenham Biography and Poems

John Bodenham Biography and Poems. This is biographical information on John Bodenham, one of the best poets of all time. This biography page also provides a link to poems written by Bodenham, as well as, a video biography...if available.

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John Bodenham (c. 1559 – 1610), anthologist, was the patron of some of the Elizabethan poetry anthologies.


John Bodenham (flourished 1600), anthologist, is stated to have been the editor of some of the Elizabethan anthologies, viz., Politeuphuia (Wits' Commonwealth) (1597), Wits' Theater (1598), Belvidere, or the Garden of the Muses (1600), and England's Helicon (1600). Mr. Bullen says that Bodenham did not himself edit any of the Elizabethan miscellanies attributed to him by bibliographers: but that he projected their publication, and he befriended the editors.

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