Tag: Poetry

ee cummings died today in 1962.                 “To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best day and night to make you like everybody else means to fight the …

Literary Anniversaries: 03 September Read More »

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We have two anniversaries to celebrate today: the first a name known to almost everyone; the second is less well known, but equally worth celebrating.  Frederick Pohl and JRR Tolkien both died today, 40 years apart. “A good science fiction …

Literary Anniversaries: 02 September Read More »

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Unlike so many of his fellow war poets, and despite being almost suicidally courageous (his fellow soldiers called him ‘Mad Jack’), Siegfried Sassoon lived through the First World War, and died today in 1967. “I didn’t want to die – …

Literary Anniversaries: 01 September Read More »

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Antoine de Saint-Exupéry was born on this day in 1900 in Lyon, France. Miss Cockburn will tell you that he created one of the coolest characters in fiction, The Little Prince, from the book of the same name. He is …

Literary Anniversaries: 29 June Read More »

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