January 27 & 28, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

This weekend is Jan. 27 and Jan. 28, 2018. Birthdays this weekend include Lewis Carroll, Colette, Pierce Brown, Mozart, and James Grippando. Our poem for the weekend is Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “The Ocean.” Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Lewis Carroll Jan. 27 is the birthday of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. We know him today as Lewis Carroll...

January 26, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Friday, Jan. 26, 2018. Born today were writers Jonathan Carroll and Mary Mapes Dodge. It’s also the birthday of songwriter Lucinda Williams. And on a programming note, we’re going to publish a single blog post and podcast episode this weekend. Saturday’s and Sunday’s post/podcast will publish Sunday morning. Thank you for reading and listening. If you enjoy Bidwell...

January 25, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018. It’s the birthday of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns. It’s also the birthday of writers Virginia Woolf and Gloria Naylor. Burns provides our poem for today, which you’ll find below. Thank you for reading and listening to Bidwell Hollow. Robert Burns It’s the birthday of the man regarded as the national poet of Scotland....

January 24, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Jan. 24, 2018. It’s Edith Wharton’s birthday, and it’s the birthday of singer/songwriter Neil Diamond. Claude McKay’s “On Broadway” is our poem for today. If you enjoy Bidwell Hollow, please share us with others. Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Edith Wharton Born today in 1862 in New York City was Edith Newbold Jones....

January 23, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. It’s the birthday of John Hancock, poet Derek Walcott, and painter Édouard Manet. Our poem today is Leonora Speyer’s “Swallows.” You’ll find the poem and this episode of our podcast below. Thank you for reading and listening to Bidwell Hollow. Derek Walcott Today is the birthday of poet Derek Walcott (Books by Walcott; affiliate link),...

January 19, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, Edgar Allan Poe’s birthday. It’s also the birthday of singer/songwriters Dolly Parton and Janis Joplin, writer Patricia Highsmith and publisher John H. Johnson. Today’s poem and a podcast version of this post are below. Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Edgar Allan Poe It’s the birthday of Edgar Allan Poe...