Louis Untermeyer made the unlikely jump from poetry critic to TV star. But then his past led to his being blacklisted. Here's the story.
Today is Thursday, April 5, 2018. It's the birthday of poet Richard Eberhart and of the writer Robert Bloch. And on this date in 1887, Anne Sullivan taught the word "water" to Helen Keller. Our poem for today is by
Today is Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. It's the birthday of writers Alice Walker and J. M. Coetzee. It's also the birthday of poet Amy Lowell and playwright Brendan Behan. Just a quick ask before we begin. This blog relies on
Today is Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. It's the birthday of poet Elizabeth Bishop and writers John Grisham and Jules Verne. It's also the birthday of composer John Williams. And today in 1944, an African-American reporter covered a Presidential press conference
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