Tag: Langston Hughes

February 1, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Poets celebrating birthdays today include Langston Hughes and Galway Kinnell. It’s also the birthday of writer Meg Cabot and the start of Black History Month. And Emily Dickinson’s “A Day” is our poem for today. Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Langston Hughes Today is the birthday of Langston Hughes...

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 7, 2018

Writers’ and poets’ birthdays for today, Jan. 7, include Zora Neale Hurston, Sofi Oksanen, and Louise Imogen Guiney. Guiney’s “Borderland” is our poem for today, which you’ll find below. Thanks for reading, and, if you enjoy Bidwell Hollow, please share us with others. Zora Neale Hurston Born today in 1891 in Notasulga, AL, was Zora Neale Hurston, the child of...