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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.

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,

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

Today is Jan. 15, 2018, Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the United States. It's the birthday of poet Nâzım Hikmet and writers Ernest J. Gaines, Jenny Nimmo, and Jon Lee Anderson. Our poem today is from Wilfred Owen. An

Today is Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Emily Hahn, Anatoly Rybakov, Anchee Min, and Lawrence Kasdan. Also on this date "The Bell Jar" published for the first time. And today's poem is "Serenade" by Djuna Barnes.

Today is Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, the birthday of Shonda Rhimes, Michael Bond, Lorrie Moore, and Clark Ashton Smith. It's Smith's "Remembered Light" that is our poem for today. An audio version of this post is after the poem below.

Today is Jan. 11, 2018. It's the birthday of writer Diana Gabaldon, poet Bayard Taylor, and more. It's also the day on which J.K. Rowling finished writing the seventh and final Harry Potter book. Thank you for reading. And if

Today, Jan. 10, in literary history includes the first publishing for "Common Sense" and the birthdays of poets Robinson Jeffers and Charles G. D. Roberts. Today's poem, located below, is by Jeffers. Thank you for reading and sharing Bidwell Hollow