Tag: Robert Lowell

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...

January 23, 2018 – Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays & Other Literary History

Today is Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. It’s the birthday of John Hancock, poet Derek Walcott, and painter Édouard Manet. Our poem today is Leonora Speyer’s “Swallows.” You’ll find the poem and this episode of our podcast below. Thank you for reading and listening to Bidwell Hollow. Derek Walcott Today is the birthday of poet Derek Walcott (Books by Walcott; affiliate link),...