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Today is Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. It's the birthday of historian Barbara W. Tuchman and writer Allan W. Eckert. It's also the birthday of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Today's poem is "Closed" by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard. Thank you for reading,

Today is Monday, Jan. 29, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Anton Chekhov, Robin Morgan, and Thomas Paine. And it's on this date, in 1845, that Edgar Allan Poe's "The Raven" published for the first time. Our poem for today

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

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

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

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

Today is Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Robert E. Howard and Lord Byron, and of poets Howard Moss and Helen Hoyt. Hoyt's "The Garden" is our poem for today. The poem and our podcast are below.

Today is Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. It's the birthday of science fiction writer Judith Merril and poet Eliza R. Snow. And it's the anniversary of when a novel published for the first time in North Amerca. Our poem for today

Today is Jan. 20, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Susan Vreeland and Tami Hoag, as well as the poet Edward Hirsch. Our poem for today is "Trees Need Not Walk the Earth" by David Rosenthal. You'll find the poem