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Category Archives: Poetry
Italian poet Gabriele D’Annunzio’s works were placed in the Vatican’s Index of Forbidden Books on this date in 1911. The Vatican considered books on this list to be either lascivious, heretical, or anti-clerical. Now where can we get a copy? … Continue reading
On this date in 1810, Lord Byron imitates Leander by swimming the Hellespont. Byron completed this feat in an hour and 10 minutes. He celebrates (eventually) by recording his accomplishment in his poem Don Juan: A better swimmer you could … Continue reading
Penn Warren is the only person to have won Pulitzer Prizes for both fiction and poetry.
Irish poet Seamus Heaney was born on this day in 1939. Robert Lowell called Heaney “the most important Irish poet since Yeats.” You can read his poems here: http://www.poemhunter.com!seamus-heaney-3!