Tag: President Franklin D. Roosevelt

February 8, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

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 for the first time. Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Elizabeth Bishop Today is the birthday...

February 3 & 4, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Welcome to the Feb. 3-4, 2018 weekend edition of Bidwell Hollow. This weekend holds the birthdays of writers Gertrude Stein, James A. Michener, and MacKinley Kantor. It’s also the birthday of poet E. J. Pratt and painter Norman Rockwell. Our poem for this weekend is Michael Longley’s “Bird-Watching.” Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. See you...

January 30, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018. It’s the birthday of historian Barbara W. Tuchman and writer Allan W. Eckert. It’s also the birthday of President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Today’s poem is “Closed” by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard. Thank you for reading, listening to, and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Barbara W. Tuchman Today is the birthday of Barbara W. Tuchman (affiliate link). She was...