Tag: W. H. Auden

April 27, 2018 – Cecil Day-Lewis, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Friday, April 27, 2018. It’s the birthday of poet Cecil Day-Lewis. It’s also the writer and poet Patricia Lockwood’s birthday. An excerpt from Day-Lewis’s “Juvenilia” is our poem for today. Thank you for subscribing to, and supporting, Bidwell Hollow. Have a wonderful Friday. Cecil Day-Lewis Cecil Day-Lewis (affiliate link) became a leading poet in Britain during the 1930s....

April 26, 2018 – Marilyn Nelson, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Thursday, April 26, 2018. It’s the birthday of poets Marilyn Nelson and Natasha Trethewey. It’s also the birthday of Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius. Our poem for today is by Rick Bursky. It’s titled, “The Legerdemain,” from his collection, “I’m No Longer Troubled by the Extravagance.” Rick reads his poem on the podcast version of today’s episode. Marilyn Nelson...

February 28, 2018 – Ketti Frings, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. Writers with birthdays today include Ketti Frings and Colum McCann. It’s also the birthday of poet Stephen Spender. And it’s the 35th anniversary of the airing of the final episode of “M*A*S*H.” Today’s poem is “Regret,” by Olivia Ward Bush-Banks. Thank you for reading. Let’s have a great day. Ketti Frings It’s the birthday...

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...