Rudyard Kipling

1865–1936
Rudyard Kipling

Rudyard Kipling was born in Bombay, India. He spent much of his childhood and adult life in England and America, but traveled back to India and to South Africa as a journalist. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907. He also received the Gold Medal of Royal society of Literature, among other honors. He refused to become England’s Poet Laureate in 1895 and also refused the Order of Merit award.

What People are Saying

"With a $20,000 prize, I never imagined POL being this much fun. The competitions were more about meeting and talking with the other competitors, having a great time and enjoying the poetry. I also never knew I could find so much in myself just from reciting poems."
Elliot Davidson
2015 PA POL Champion