June 7-10, 2018 – Gwendolyn Brooks, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Welcome to the June 7-10 edition of Bidwell Hollow. It’s the birthday of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. This edition also recognizes the birthdays of Saul Bellow, Patricia Cornwell, and Maurice Sendak. Lola Ridge’s “Potpourri” is this edition’s poem. If you have five seconds today, please share Bidwell Hollow with someone you think will enjoy it. Thank you. Gwendolyn Brooks Today is...

April 27, 2018 – Cecil Day-Lewis, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Friday, April 27, 2018. It’s the birthday of poet Cecil Day-Lewis. It’s also the writer and poet Patricia Lockwood’s birthday. An excerpt from Day-Lewis’s “Juvenilia” is our poem for today. Thank you for subscribing to, and supporting, Bidwell Hollow. Have a wonderful Friday. Cecil Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis (affiliate link) became a leading poet in Britain during the 1930s....

April 26, 2018 – Marilyn Nelson, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Thursday, April 26, 2018. It’s the birthday of poets Marilyn Nelson and Natasha Trethewey. It’s also the birthday of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Our poem for today is by Rick Bursky. It’s titled, “The Legerdemain,” from his collection, “I’m No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance.” Rick reads his poem on the podcast version of today’s episode. Marilyn Nelson...