Sunday Stumper #45: Poets

Sunday Stumper

Poetry is an integral and often overlooked component of literature.  It also happens to be the theme for our 45th Sunday Stumper, so you may want to brush up on your poetry!


We’ve decided to introduce a new weekly meme here at Brewing Up Books…Sunday Stumper! Each Sunday, we’ll be posting a literary based challenge, puzzle, game, etc. that can be downloaded on a computer, tablet, or smartphone (or even printed out). The following week, we will post the correct solutions to the puzzle, along with a new one. You can complete the puzzle at your leisure throughout the week, and, if you manage to finish it, you can email it to us ( for a chance to be featured! The first person to correctly complete a puzzle and email it to us will have their blog or Goodreads account featured on our sidebar and will also be mentioned in our Sunday Stumper post the following week.

The puzzles will vary from week to week, potentially consisting of crossword puzzles, matching, fill-in-the-blank (with or without a wordbox), word searches, etc. We have determined weekly topics in advance for our Sunday Stumper, which can be viewed here. If you’re interested in posting a Sunday Stumper on your blog, you’re more than welcome to! Please just remember to link back to Brewing Up Books!

If you have any ideas/suggestions/improvements, please leave them in a comment below. We’d love to hear what you think!


Can you successfully complete the crossword puzzle by identifying the last names of the authors of each of these poems?
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2. Ode to a Nightingale
5. The Ballad Of Reading Gaol
7. A Poison Tree
10. An Elegy on the Death of John Keats
11. A Lesson in Vengeance
13. Ulysses
14. O Captain! My Captain!
16. Julius Caesar
18. Hope is the Thing With Feathers
19. I Will Wade Out


1. Harlem
3. Sick
4. I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
6. A Cooking Egg
8. The Raven
9. She Walks In Beauty
12. Paul Revere’s Ride
15. Phenomenal Woman
17. Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening

Last Week’s Winners

Unfortunately there weren’t any winners from last week, but there’s always a chance that you could be a lucky winner for next week!  Just make sure to email us your answers (

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