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February 26, 2011

Specimen Days: February 26 1324 – Dino Compagni, Italian silk seller/poet/chronicler, dies. 1877 – Carel S Adama van Scheltema, Dutch poet/writer , is born.
 1893 – Ivor A “I. A.” Richards, English poet/critic, is born. 
1913 – George G. Barker, … Continue reading

February 19, 2011

Specimen Days: February 19 1716 – Dorthe Engelbrechtsdatter, Norwegian poet (b. 1634), dies. 1754 – Vincenzo Monti, Italian poet/translator, is born. 1889 – Jose Eustasio Rivera, Colombia, poet/novelist , is born.
 1896 – André Breton, French poet (d. 1966)
, is … Continue reading

January 22, 2011

Specimen Days: January 22 1788 – Lord [George Gordon Noel] Byron, England, is born.
 1820 – Hermann von Lingg, German playwright/poet, is born.
 1887 – Helen Hoyt, American poet (d. 1972), is born.
 1916 – Harilal Upadhyay, Gujarati Author, Poet, … Continue reading

January 15, 2011

Specimen Days: January 15 1803 – Marjory Fleming, Scottish writer and poet (d. 1811)
 is born. 1850 – Mihail Eminesco, [Eminovici], Romanian poet, is born. 
 1891 – Osip E Mandelstam, Warsaw Poland, Russian poet (d. 1938), is born. 
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January 8, 2011

Specimen Days: January 8 1824 – Francisco González Bocanegra, Mexican poet (d. 1861), is born.
 1896 – Paul Verlaine, French poet (b. 1844), dies. 1927 – Charles Tomlinson, British poet and translator, is born.
 1928 – Gaston Miron, Quebec poet … Continue reading

January 2, 2011

Specimen Days: January 2 17 – Publius Ovidius Naso, Roman poet, dies. 1752 – Philip Freneau, poet of American Revolution, is born.
 1886 – Moyshe Leyb Halpern, Galican/US poet , is born.
 1894 – Robert Nathan, NYC, poet, novelist, is … Continue reading

December 24, 2010

Specimen Days: December 24 1754 – George Crabbe, Aldeburgh England, poet, is born.
 1761 –Selam III, poet/composer/sultan of Turkey (1789-1808), is born.
 1798 – Adam B. Mickiewicz, Poland, national poet, is born. 
1822 – Matthew Arnold, England, poet/critic, is born.
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December 19, 2010

Specimen Days: December 19 1036 – Su Tung-p’o, China, poet/essayist/painter/calligrapher, is born.
 1796 – Manuel Breton de los Herreros, Quel Spain, poet/comic playwright, is born.
 1878 – Bayard Taylor, American author and poet (b. 1825) dies. 1885 – F. S. … Continue reading

December 12, 2010

Specimen Days: December 12 1660 – Peter Rabus, poet/translator, is born.
 1889 – Robert Browning, English poet, dies at 77. 1909 – Armand H. F. Boni, Flemish poet/writer, is born.
 1925 – Ahmad Shamlou, Iranian poet (d. 2000).
 1926 – … Continue reading

December 4, 2010

Specimen Days: December 4 1123 – Omar Khayyám, Persian poet, astronomer, mathematician, and philosopher (b. 1048), dies 1555 – Heinrich Meibom, German historian and poet (d. 1625), is born 1609 – Alexander Hume, Scottish poet, is born 1649 – William … Continue reading

November 28, 2010

Specimen Days: November 28 1582 – Playwright & poet William Shakespeare weds Anne Hathaway 1757 – William Blake, English poet/painter, is born 1880 – Alexander A Block, Russian poet, is born 
 1881 – Stefan Zweig, Vienna Austria, poet/essayist/dramatist , … Continue reading

November 20, 2010

Specimen Days: November 20 1752 – Thomas Chatterton, English poet, is born. 1960 — Jacob Cohen, Hebrew poet/writer, dies
 1972 – Sheema Kalbasi, Iranian poet, is born. 1978 – Vasilisk Gnedov, Russian poet (b. 1890), dies.
 1994 – Saeedi Sirjani, … Continue reading

November 14, 2010

Specimen Days: November 14 1511 –Janus Secundus, neo-latin poet, was born. 1556 – Giovanni della Casa, Italian poet (b. 1504) dies. 1779 – Adam Gottlob Oehlenschläger, Danish poet (d. 1850)
 was born. 1877 – René de Clerq, Flemish poet/author, was … Continue reading

November 6, 2010

Specimen Days: November 6 1671 – Colley Cibber, England, dramatist/poet laureate (and a major subject of Pope’s Dunciad), was born.
 1692 – Louis Racine, French poet (d. 1763), was born. 1846 – Alexander Chavchavadze, Georgian poet and general, dies.
 1970 … Continue reading

October 30, 2010

Specimen Days: October 30 1602 – Jean-Jacques Boissard, French poet (b. 1528) dies.
 1785 – Gustaf P. Creutz, Swedish diplomat/poet, dies at 54.
 1842 – Allan Cunningham, Scottish poet and author (b. 1784) dies. 1881– Elizabeth Madox Roberts, American poet … Continue reading

October 24, 2010

Specimen Days: October 24 1789 – Lucretia W. van Winter-van Merken, Dutch poet, dies at 68. 1878–Hermann Claudius, German folk poet, was born. 1886–Delmira Augustini, Uruguayan poet, was born. 1897–Francis Turner Palgrave, poet/editor (Golden Treasury), dies at 73. 1923–Denise Levertov, … Continue reading

October 15, 2010

Specimen Days: October 15 70 BC – Virgil, Roman poet (d. 19 BC) was born. 70 – Publius Vergilius Maro, Roman leader/poet (Bucolica, Aeneis) was born. 1595 – Abu al-Faiz ibn Mubarak Faizi, Persian-Dutch E indies poet, dies at 48. … Continue reading

October 9, 2010

Specimen Days: October 9 1892 – Marina Tsvetaeva, Russian poet, was born (d. 1941). 1906 – Léopold Sédar Senghor, Senegalese poet and politician, was born (d. 2001). 1908 – Harry Hooton, Australian poet, was born (d. 1961). 1920 – Jens … Continue reading

October 2, 2010

Specimen Days: October 2 Chiyo-ni (Japan) died in 1775. Wallace Stevens (USA) was born in 1879. Roy Campbell (South Africa) was born in 1901. Jose Maria de Heredia (Cuba) died in 1905. Morning glory! the well bucket entangled I ask … Continue reading

September 25, 2010

On This Day in Poetry The Welsh poet R.S. Thomas dies in 2000. “My chief aim is to make a poem. You make it for yourself firstly, and then if other people want to join in then there we are.” … Continue reading

September 17, 2010

On This Day in Poetry William Carlos Williams was born in 1883. “In Brueghel’s great picture, The Kermess, the dancers go round, they go round and around, the squeal and the blare and the tweedle of bagpipes, a bugle and … Continue reading