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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

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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)
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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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