The Lingashtakam is one of the most popular Ashtakams(a Stotram with 8 verses) dedicated to Lord Shiva which praises Him in the abstract "Lingam" form.
You can read it here.
However,till date,i have never encountered any website that provides any information about the author of this beautiful octet.
Question 1-Who composed the Lingashtakam?
Verse 7 of the said Ashtakam ends with the following line :
Asta Daridra Vinasita Lingam,Tat Pranamami Sada Siva Lingam,
which refers to the Asta Daridras or the 8 types of poverties.
Question 2-What are these 8 types(forms) of poverties?