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It's the weekend of April 7-8, 2018. Birthdays this weekend include poet William Wordsworth and writers Nnedi Okorafor, Barbara Kingsolver, and Donald Barthelme. It's from Wordsworth that we have this weekend's poem. It's titled, "Travelling." Stay safe and well. And

Today is Wednesday, April 4, 2018. It's the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's also the date of Winston Smith's first diary entry in George Orwell's book, "1984." Birthdays today include Maya Angelou and

Today is Tuesday, April 3, 2018. It's the birthday of the father of the American short story, Washington Irving. And it's the birthday of writer Dorothy Eden and poet Daniel Hoffman. Our poem for today is by William Blake. It's

Today is Monday, April 2, 2018. It's the birthday of famed fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. It's also the birthday of writer Émile Zola and poet Anne Waldman. Our poem for today is "Prairie Spring" by Willa Cather. May

Today is Thursday, March 29, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Elizabeth Hand, Judith Guest, and Alec Wilkinson. And "The King and I" made its Broadway debut today in 1951. Our poem for today is by Wallace Stevens. It's titled,