/  February

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Writers with birthdays today include Ketti Frings and Colum McCann. It's also the birthday of poet Stephen Spender. And it's the 35th anniversary of the airing of the final episode of “M*A*S*H.” Today's poem

Today is Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. It's the birthday of writers John Steinbeck and Irwin Shaw. Also honored with birthdays today are poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Kenneth Koch. Longfellow's "The Evening Star" is our poem for today. Thank you

Today is Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Victor Hugo, Sharyn McCrumb, and Dorothy Whipple. Today is also the birthday of musicians and songwriters Fats Domino and Johnny Cash. It's from Hugo that we have today's poem,

This weekend is Feb. 24-25, 2018. Birthdays this weekend include writers Gillian Flynn and Anthony Burgess. It's also the birthday of poet Weldon Kees and painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir. Our poem for this weekend is "The Sun Rising" by John Donne.

Today is Friday, Feb. 23, 2018. Birthdays of today include W. E. B. Du Bois, Mary Francis Shura, William L. Shirer, and George Frideric Handel. And today in 1945, U.S. Marines raised the American flag atop a mountain in Iwo

Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. It's the birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ishmael Reed, and James Russell Lowell. It's also the birthday of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Millay provides our poem for today.

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. It's the birthday of poet W. H. Auden and writers David Foster Wallace and Chuck Palahniuk. It's also the birthday of filmmaker Jordan Peele. And The New Yorker published its first issue today in

Today is Monday, Feb. 19, 2018. It's President's Day in the U.S. Congrats if you have today off work. It's also the birthday of writers Amy Tan and Carson McCullers. And today in 1968, the first episode of "Mister Rogers'

It's the weekend of Feb. 17-18, 2018, President's Day weekend in the U.S. Literary birthdays of note today and tomorrow include writers Toni Morrison and Margaret Truman. And poet birthdays this weekend include William Bronk and Audre Lorde. Our poem