Welcome to the weekend of March 31 and April 1, 2018. It's the weekend of Easter and April Fools' Day. The last time Easter and April Fools' shared a date, Edwin O'Connor's "The Last Hurrah" topped The New York Times
Today is Friday, March 30, 2018. It's the birthday of painter Vincent van Gogh, writer Anna Sewell, and poet Milton Acorn. It's also Good Friday for Christians. For Jews, Passover starts today at sundown. And "Passover" is the title of
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,
Today is Wednesday, March 28, 2018. It's the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa. It's also the birthday of writers Iris Chang, Maxim Gorky, and Lauren Weisberger. Our poem for today is "The Banjo Player," by Fenton Johnson.
Today is Tuesday, March 27, 2018. It's the birthday of poet Frank O'Hara. It's also the birthday of writer Thorne Smith and World War I poet Roland Leighton. Today's poem is by Alfred Lord Tennyson. It's titled, "Crossing the Bar."
Today is Monday, March 26, 2018. It's the birthday of poets Robert Frost and A. E. Housman. And it's the birthday of playwright Tennessee Williams. Our poem for today comes from Frost. It's titled, "To the Thawing Wind." Thank you
It's the weekend of March 24 and March 25, 2018. Birthdays this weekend include writers Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Toni Cade Bambara, and Kate DiCamillo. It's also director David Lean's birthday. Our poem for this weekend is Marianne Moore's "He Made This
Today is Friday, March 23, 2018. It's the birthday of New Zealand writer Frank Sargeson. It's also the birthday of poet Gary Whitehead. And on this date in 1743, Handel's "Messiah" made its London premiere. We appreciate your ongoing support
Today is Thursday, March 22, 2018. It's the birthday of Western writer Louis L'Amour. Other birthdays today include poet Billy Collins, best-selling novelist James Patterson, and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber. Sherwood Anderson's "Spring Song" is today's poem. Thank you for
Today is Wednesday, March 21, 2018. It's the birthday of children's book writer and illustrator David Wisnewski. It's also the birthday of political writer Thomas Frank and Australian novelist Frank Hardy. Our poem for today is Florence Ripley Mastin's "Discovery."