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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

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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

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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

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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.
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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