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June 21-24, 2018 – Octavia E. Butler, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

6/21/2018
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Welcome to the June 21-24, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this episode, we recognize the birthdays of Octavia E. Butler, Ian McEwan, Anne Carson, and Erich Maria Remarque. Today, June 21, is the summer solstice, the start of summer, in the Northern Hemisphere. This episode’s poem is by Frank Modica. It’s titled, “Say the Word.” […]

Duration:00:06:53

June 18-20, 2018 – Salman Rushdie, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

6/18/2018
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Welcome to the June 18-20, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this episode, we recognize the birthdays of Salman Rushdie, Charles Waddell Chestnutt, Sarah Kay, and Paul Muldoon. Our poem is by Cale Young Rice. It’s titled, “Haunted Seas.” Let’s have a wonderful week. And, if you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, may you enjoy these […]

Duration:00:07:01

June 14-17, 2018 – Harriet Beecher Stowe, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

6/14/2018
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Welcome to the June 14-17, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this post, we recognize the birthdays of writers Harriet Beecher Stowe, John Edgar Wideman, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Weir. James Owens provides our poem. It’s titled, “A Prayer for Unison.” Remember, you, too, could have a poem featured on Bidwell Hollow. Visit BidwellHollow.com […]

Duration:00:07:44

June 11-13, 2018 – W. B. Yeats, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

6/11/2018
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Welcome to the June 11-13, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. In this post, we highlight the birthdays of W. B. Yeats, Frank X Walker, and Bill Naughton. Yeats’s “When You Are Old” is this edition’s poem. Thank you for supporting Bidwell Hollow. May your week be filled with joy, creativity, and happiness. W. B. Yeats […]

Duration:00:06:35

June 7-10, 2018 – Gwendolyn Brooks, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

6/7/2018
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Welcome to the June 7-10 edition of Bidwell Hollow. It’s the birthday of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. This edition also recognizes the birthdays of Saul Bellow, Patricia Cornwell, and Maurice Sendak. Lola Ridge’s “Potpourri” is this edition’s poem. If you have five seconds today, please share Bidwell Hollow with someone you think will enjoy it. Thank […]

Duration:00:05:59

June 4-6, 2018 – Alexander Puskin, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

6/4/2018
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It’s the June 4-6, 2018, edition of Bidwell Hollow. This episode highlights the birthday of Alexander Pushkin, Maxine Kumin, and Val McDermid. Our poem for today is by James Verner. It’s titled, “Fernweh.” Verner reads the poem in the podcast version of this episode. And June 6 is the 74th anniversary of D-Day when 156,000 […]

Duration:00:06:57

May 31-June 3, 2018 – Walt Whitman, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

5/31/2018
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Welcome to the May 31-June 3, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. May 31 is the birthday of Walt Whitman and Elizabeth Coatsworth. And June 3 is the birthday of Beat Generation poet and writer Alan Ginsburg. Whitman’s, “A Noiseless Patient Spider,” is this episode’s poem. Thank you for reading and sharing Bidwell Hollow with others. […]

Duration:00:06:10

May 28-30, 2018 – Countee Cullen, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

5/28/2018
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It’s the May 28-30, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. Today is Memorial Day in the U.S., a holiday in which we remember those who gave their all in service to their country. In today’s episode, we recognize the birthdays of Countee Cullen, Colm Tóibín, Ian Fleming, and Aaron McGruder. And our poem is Cullen’s, “I Have […]

Duration:00:06:38

May 24-27, 2018 – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

5/24/2018
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Welcome to the May 24-27, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. Birthdays in this episode include the writer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson, authors Michael Chabon and Margaret Forster, and poet Maxwell Bodenheim. Our poem is by Emerson. It’s titled, “Fable.” In the U.S., we’re on the precipice of the Memorial Day weekend, the traditional start […]

Duration:00:06:42

May 21-23, 2018 – Arthur Conan Doyle, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

5/21/2018
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Welcome to the May 21-23, 2018 edition of Bidwell Hollow. It’s great to be back. I appreciate your condolences and patience during my break. Birthdays in this edition include Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Maria Semple, Robert Creeley, and Jane Kenyon. Our poem for today is by Roger W. Pelizzari. It’s titled, “The Beginning of Real […]

Duration:00:06:53

An Update from Bidwell Hollow

5/7/2018
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The past four months of providing Bidwell Hollow has been incredibly rewarding. Many of you have emailed or commented to let me know the spot that Bidwell Hollow fills in your lives. When I first started this, I wondered if anyone would care. Many of you do. And I’m thankful for it. But producing a […]

Duration:00:02:40

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

4/27/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:06:04

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

4/26/2018
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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 […]

Duration:00:05:55

April 25, 2018 – Emma Straub, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/25/2018
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Today is Wednesday, April 25, 2018. It’s the birthday of writer Emma Straub. And “Robinson Crusoe” first published on this date in 1719. Our poem for today is “Fallen Angel” by Danielle Van Alst. It’s from her collection, “A Thousand Little Words: Poems of Life, Loss, Love, and Beauty.” Van Alst reads her poem in […]

Duration:00:15:20

April 24, 2018 – Robert Penn Warren, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/24/2018
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Today is Tuesday, April 24, 2018. It’s the birthday of poet and novelist Robert Penn Warren. It’s also the birthday of composer John Williams. And it’s the 102nd anniversary of the Easter Rising. Our poem for today is “Vision” by Warren. Let’s have a fine Tuesday. Thank you for subscribing. Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn […]

Duration:00:05:55

April 23, 2018 – Edwin Markham, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/23/2018
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Today is Monday, April 23, 2018. It’s the birthday of poet Edwin Markham. It’s also the birthday of perhaps the greatest playwright who ever lived, William Shakespeare. And on this date in 1953, the movie “Shane” was released in theaters. Our poem for today is Markham’s, “The Man with the Hoe.” Thank you for reading, […]

Duration:00:05:58

April 21-22, 2018 – Louise Glück, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/21/2018
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It’s the weekend of April 21-22, 2018. April 21 is the birthday of writer Charlotte Brontë and naturalist John Muir. And April 22 is the birthday of poet Louise Glück. Our weekend poem is by W. B. Yeats. It’s titled, “Never Give All the Heart.” I hope your weekend is off to a good start. May you […]

Duration:00:05:45

April 20, 2018 – Sebastian Faulks, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/20/2018
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Today is Friday, April 20, 2018. It’s the birthday of writers Sebastian Faulks and Steve Erickson. And our poem for today is “Free Will” by Dara Wier. It’s from her collection, “In the Still of the Night,” published by Wave Books. Please consider supporting the poets whose work is highlighted here on Bidwell Hollow. Thank […]

Duration:00:05:48

April 19, 2018 – Richard Hughes, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/19/2018
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Today is Thursday, April 19, 2018. On this date in 1972, the musical, “Don’t Bother Me, I Can’t Cope,” opened on Broadway. Also on this date, in 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began. And today is the birthday of writer Richard Hughes. Our poem for today is by Jesse E. Sampter. It’s titled, “Shalom.” Have […]

Duration:00:05:53

April 18, 2018 – Richard Bausch, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/18/2018
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Today is Wednesday, April 18, 2018. It’s the birthday of identical twins and fellow writers Richard and Robert Bausch. And it’s the birthday of poet and physician C. Dale Young. J.D. Smith’s “Working Farm for Sale” is our poem for today. Thank you for supporting the publishing of poet’s work here on Bidwell Hollow. Have […]

Duration:00:05:52