February 28, 2018 – Ketti Frings, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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
February 27, 2018 – John Steinbeck, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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
February 26, 2018 – Victor Hugo, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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,
February 24-25, 2018 – Weldon Kees, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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.
February 23, 2018 – W. E. B. Du Bois, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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
February 22, 2018 – Edna St. Vincent Millay, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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.
February 21, 2018 – W. H. Auden, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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
February 20, 2018 – Richard Matheson, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
Today is Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Robert Matheson and Alex La Guma. Today is also the birthday of photographer Ansel Adams and poet Henry James Pye. It's from Pye that we have today's poem, "The
February 19, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History
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'
February 17-18, 2018 – Toni Morrison, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays
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