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, 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.
Today is Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018. It's Valentine's Day, in case you have a significant someone you need to remember. Today is also the birthday of Frederick Douglass, Carl Bernstein, and A. M. Klein. And "The Importance of Being Earnest"
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
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 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
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