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February 22, 2018 – Edna St. Vincent Millay, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018. It’s the birthday of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Ishmael Reed, and James Russell Lowell. It’s also the birthday of the first President of the United States, George Washington. Millay provides our poem for today. It’s titled “Travel.” Thank you for reading and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Have a terrific Thursday. Edna St. Vincent Millay It’s...

February 12, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Monday, Feb. 12, 2018. It’s the birthday of writers Judy Blume and Jacqueline Woodson. Also sharing a birthday today are Abraham Lincoln and Charles Darwin. And it’s the birthday of storyteller Jackie Torrence. Today’s poem is John Gould Fletcher’s “The Swan.” iPhone and iPad users, Bidwell Hollow is now available on Apple News. To access us on Apple...

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 29, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

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 is Robert Louis Stevenson’s “Block City.” Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Anton Chekhov Born today...

Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History – January 6, 2018

Writers’ and poets’ whose birthdays are today, Jan. 6, include Carl Sandburg, Elizabeth Strout, and E. L. Doctorow. It’s from Sandburg that we have today’s poem, “Shirt,” which you’ll find below. Thank you for reading. Carl Sandburg Today in a three-room cottage in Galesburg, IL, was born a boy who would become a beloved American poet. Carl August Sandburg was...