Lord Byron, the 19th century Charlie Harper

Lord Byron (1788-1824) was a poet from England, who later in his life became a national hero in Greece because of his leading role in the revolution against the Ottoman Empire. But most of his fame he probably achieved with his extravagant lifestyle. George Gordon Byron had numerous love affairs and punished his liver severely…

Poetry: Be drunk by Charles Baudelaire

Everyone knows that most great poets were also very good drinkers. So it is high time to share some of their creations. From time to time we’ll bring you poems on drinking, odes to booze and adventures under intoxication. We start off with the French 19th century poet Charles Baudelaire. This poem (translated by Louis…