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Jonathan Larson, author of Rent, born on this date in 1961. Advertisements

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Edgar Allan Poe Was Born on This Date

Edgar Allan Poe was born on this date in 1809. View Poe artifacts, read his works, and learn more: http://www.poemuseum.org/   Listen to Vincent Price read The Raven:    

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A Date Which Will Live in Infamy

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ee cummings was born on this date

listen to him read his poem “somewhere i have never travelled . . .”

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James Joyce’s “The Dead” and the Feast of Epiphany

James Joyce’s story “The Dead” takes place on this date, January 6, the Feast of Epiphany. “The Dead” is the last section of Joyce’s work The Dubliners. You can read it here: http://mockingbird.creighton.edu/english/micsun/IrishResources/dead.htm Or you can watch a clip of … Continue reading

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“Quoth the Raven, Nevermore!”

Edgar Allan Poe’s famous poem “The Raven” was published this day in 1845. You can read it here: http://www.gutenberg.org/files/l065/1065-h/l065-h.htm Or listen to the great Vincent Price read it in this clip:  

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Celebrate Bobby Burns Day

Scottish poet Robert Burns born this day in 1759. Burns is widely regarded as the national poet of Scotland. Many of his poems-like “A Red, Red Rose,” “Tam 0′ Shanter,” and “Auld Lang Syne”-were written in Scots dialect. You can … Continue reading

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He Was “Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know”

George Gordon, Lord Byron, born on this date in 1824. Byron is remembered as much for his reputation as “mad, bad, and dangerous to know” as he is for his poetry, which includes Don Juan, Childe Harolde’s Pilgrimage, and “She Walks … Continue reading

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February Is National Braille Literacy Month

February is National Braille Literacy Month. Learn more here: http://www.nbp.org/ Watch this inspiring clip about Stephanie Fernandes’s experiences with Braille:

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Poet Angelou Inaugrates President’s “Pulse”

On this date in 1993, poet Maya Angelou read her poem “On the Pulse of Morning” at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration. Watch it here:

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