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

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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

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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 […]

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April 17, 2018 – Thornton Wilder, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Tuesday, April 17, 2018. It’s the birthday of novelist and playwright Thornton Wilder. Also celebrating birthdays today are writers Cynthia Ozick and Nick Hornby. Amy Levy’s “At a Dinner Party” is today’s poem. Remember, you can submit a poem for possible publishing here on Bidwell Hollow. Visit BidwellHollow.com for more. Thornton Wilder It’s […]

Duration:00:05:59

April 16, 2018 – Tracy K. Smith, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Monday, April 16, 2018. Our birthdays today include current U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, children’s author Gertrude Chandler Warner, and film composer Henry Mancini. Today’s poem is “The Poem Against the Horizon.” It’s by David Young. Thank you for your supporting the work of poets like David. And thank you for reading […]

Duration:00:06:19

April 14-15, 2018 – Leonardo da Vinci, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

4/14/2018
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Welcome to the weekend of April 14-15, 2018. Our birthdays this weekend include Leonardo da Vinci and actor and screenwriter Seth Rogen. And it’s the birthday of novelist Jeffrey Archer. James Weldon Johnson’s “Deep Quiet in the Wood” is our weekend poem. Thank you for reading and sharing Bidwell Hollow. Relax a bit this weekend. […]

Duration:00:05:54

April 13, 2018 – Samuel Beckett, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Friday, April 13, 2018. Our birthdays today include Samuel Beckett and poet Seamus Heaney. And Harlem Renaissance writer Nella Larsen was also born today. Cynthia Hogue’s (“thinking of you”) is today’s poem. It’s from her collection, “In June the Labyrinth,” published by Red Hen Press. Thank you for supporting poets and their work. […]

Duration:00:06:12

April 12, 2018 – Beverly Cleary, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Welcome to Thursday, April 12, 2018. Children’s author Beverly Cleary turns 102 today. It’s also the birthday of novelist Tom Clancy and artist Henry Darger. William Carlos Williams’s “Spring Storm” is our poem for today. Thank you for continuing to support Bidwell Hollow. Have a fine day. Beverly Cleary As a child in Yamhill, OR, […]

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April 11, 2018 – Misuzu Kaneko, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Wednesday, April 11, 2018. It’s the birthday of Japanese poet Misuzu Kaneko. And it’s the birthday of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Mark Strand. Cherene Sherrard’s “Beadwork” is our poem for today. It’s included in Sherrard’s volume, “Vixen,” published by Autumn House Press. Misuzu Kaneko After the earthquake and tsunami that ravaged Japan in 2011, […]

Duration:00:05:35

April 10, 2018 – Anne Lamott, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Tuesday, April 10, 2018. On this date in 1815, Mount Tambora erupted. The explosion set in motion a chain of events that would leave a lasting legacy on literature. Today is also the birthday of writers Anne Lamott and John M. Ford. Thank you for reading, and sharing, Bidwell Hollow. It’s readers like […]

Duration:00:05:43

April 9, 2018 – David Gordon Green, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Monday, April 9, 2018. It’s the birthday of director David Gordon Green. It’s also the birthday of writers Fern Michaels and Paule Marshall. Our poem for today is “word problem” by Rachel McKibbens, courtesy of Copper Canyon Press. You can show your support for original poetry here on Bidwell Hollow by purchasing a […]

Duration:00:05:31

April 7-8, 2018 – William Wordsworth, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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It’s the weekend of April 7-8, 2018. Birthdays this weekend include poet William Wordsworth and writers Nnedi Okorafor, Barbara Kingsolver, and Donald Barthelme. It’s from Wordsworth that we have this weekend’s poem. It’s titled, “Travelling.” Stay safe and well. And may we all find time to do something we enjoy today or tomorrow. I’ll be […]

Duration:00:05:55

April 6, 2018 – ‘Little Orphan Annie’ Airs, Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Friday, April 6, 2018. It’s the birthday of screenwriter Dudley Nichols. And today in 1931 “Little Orphan Annie” aired on national radio for the first time. Another first on this date was the Tony Awards. The first Tony Awards took place on Easter Sunday 1947. Today’s poem is “The Woodspurge,” by Dante Gabriel […]

Duration:00:05:44

April 5, 2018 – Richard Eberhart, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Thursday, April 5, 2018. It’s the birthday of poet Richard Eberhart and of the writer Robert Bloch. And on this date in 1887, Anne Sullivan taught the word “water” to Helen Keller. Our poem for today is by Amy Lowell. It’s titled, “The Giver of Stars.” If you use social media, please consider […]

Duration:00:05:58

April 4, 2018 – Maya Angelou, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Wednesday, April 4, 2018. It’s the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It’s also the date of Winston Smith’s first diary entry in George Orwell’s book, “1984.” Birthdays today include Maya Angelou and Paulette Jiles. Today’s poem is “To an Unknown Poet” by Yone Noguchi. Let’s have a […]

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April 3, 2018 – Washington Irving, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Tuesday, April 3, 2018. It’s the birthday of the father of the American short story, Washington Irving. And it’s the birthday of writer Dorothy Eden and poet Daniel Hoffman. Our poem for today is by William Blake. It’s titled, “The Sick Rose.” Hope your week is going well. Sending you support and appreciation. […]

Duration:00:05:41

April 2, 2018 – Hans Christian Andersen, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Monday, April 2, 2018. It’s the birthday of famed fairy tale writer Hans Christian Andersen. It’s also the birthday of writer Émile Zola and poet Anne Waldman. Our poem for today is “Prairie Spring” by Willa Cather. May your day be bright and your mind light. Thank you for reading and sharing Bidwell […]

Duration:00:05:55

March 31-April-1, 2018 – Samuel R. Delany, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Welcome to the weekend of March 31 and April 1, 2018. It’s the weekend of Easter and April Fools’ Day. The last time Easter and April Fools’ shared a date, Edwin O’Connor’s “The Last Hurrah” topped The New York Times bestsellers list. Edna St. Vincent Millay’s “Song of a Second April” is our weekend poem. […]

Duration:00:06:12

March 30, 2018 – Vincent Van Gogh, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Friday, March 30, 2018. It’s the birthday of painter Vincent van Gogh, writer Anna Sewell, and poet Milton Acorn. It’s also Good Friday for Christians. For Jews, Passover starts today at sundown. And “Passover” is the title of today’s poem. It’s by Jessie E. Sampter. Thank you for reading. Have a fine Friday. […]

Duration:00:05:57

March 29, 2018 – Elizabeth Hand, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Thursday, March 29, 2018. It’s the birthday of writers Elizabeth Hand, Judith Guest, and Alec Wilkinson. And “The King and I” made its Broadway debut today in 1951. Our poem for today is by Wallace Stevens. It’s titled, “Fabliau of Florida.” We’re now available on Alexa. Visit this link or just say, “Alexa, […]

Duration:00:05:58

March 28, 2018 – Mario Vargas Llosa, Other Writers’ & Poets’ Birthdays

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Today is Wednesday, March 28, 2018. It’s the birthday of Nobel Prize-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa. It’s also the birthday of writers Iris Chang, Maxim Gorky, and Lauren Weisberger. Our poem for today is “The Banjo Player,” by Fenton Johnson. Thank you for reading, and sharing, Bidwell Hollow. Remember you can like us on Facebook […]

Duration:00:06:21

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