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...

Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History – January 17, 2018

Today is Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. It’s the birthday of poet William Stafford and the youngest Brontë sister, Anne. Also celebrating birthdays today are writers Tiya Miles and Sebastian Junger. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Snow-Flakes” is our poem for today. Also, our Bidwell Hollow podcast is now available on iTunes and Android. Anne Brontë Born today in 1820 in Yorkshire, England, the...

Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History – January 16, 2018

Today’s Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. It’s the birthday of Mary Karr, composer and playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda, and author Craig Johnson. Our poem today is Florence Ripley Mastin’s “Night Fell.” You’ll find the poem and an audio version of this post below. Thank you for reading, listening, and sharing. Mary Karr It’s the birthday of poet and memoirist Mary Karr (affiliate...