Category: March

March 16, 2018 – Alice Hoffman, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Friday, March 16, 2018. It’s writer Alice Hoffman’s birthday. Today is also the birthday of children’s book author Sid Fleischman. And today in 1827, the first African-American newspaper, Freedom’s Journal, published its first issue. Our poem for today is “Eletelephony,” by Laura Elizabeth Richards. Thank you for reading. Have a great Friday. Alice Hoffman Alice Hoffman’s (affiliate link)...

March 10-11, 2018 – Wanda Gág, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

It’s the weekend of March 10-11, 2018. Two children’s book authors and illustrators have birthdays this weekend, Wanda Gág and Ezra Jack Keats. It’s also the birthday of “Killers of the Flower Moon” author David Grann. Stephen Vincent Benét’s “Minor Poet” is our weekend poem. And if you’re in the U.S. or Canada, remember that Daylight Savings Time starts tonight....

March 9, 2018 – Vita Sackville-West, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Friday, March 9, 2018. It’s the birthday of writers Vita Sackville-West and Keri Hulme. It’s also the birthday of screenwriter Warren Skaaren. And “The Wealth of Nations” published on this date in 1776. Sackville-West provides our poem for today. It’s titled, “A Creed.” Thanks for reading. Let’s end the week on a high note. Vita Sackville-West Born today...