John Keats’s First Poem Published on This Date

John Keats

On this date, in 1816, 20-year-old John Keats’s first published poem, “On Solitude,” appears in The Examiner. You can read the poem here.

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We’re Closing at Noon on Friday, May 6

We’re closing at noon on Friday, May 6 to give our hard-working tutors a chance to study.

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Yodify Your Language You Will for Star Wars Day


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Under Dylan Thomas’s Spell

Dylan Thomas

On this date in 1953, Dylan Thomas gives the first public reading of Under Milk Wood at Harvard’s Fogg Museum.

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Conversation at Midnight Goes Up in Smoke

Edna St. Vincent Millay

On this date in 1936, the first draft of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s narrative poem, Conversation at Midnight, is reduced to ashes in a Florida hotel fire. The recreated work was published in 1937.

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May Is Get Caught Reading Day


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13 Ways of Embarrassing Yourself at a Party

Wallace Stevens

On this date in 1900, a drunken Wallace Stevens recites his class ode and passes out at a junior class dinner at Harvard.

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Henry David Thoreau, Flamethrower

Henry David Thoreau

On this date in 1844, Henry David Thoreau accidentally allowed his campfire to turn into a forest fire that burned 300 acres and cost an estimated $2000 in damages. You can read more about the blaze here:

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10 Elements of Style

10 Elements of Style

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