Saturday, September 17, 2005

Pat included this in the August RJP Newsletter:

The Birthday Readings: Of course we were thrilled and surprised at the space we were given in The Saginaw News, Saturday, July 9, 2005, about our readings of poets on their birthday. Three photographs even! We do thank Arts Editor, Janet Martineau for her article.

Publicity Brings Results: The first reading following the article was of Neruda on July 12. Seven new persons came to that reading. They were mostly strangers to the River Junction Poets members there. All signed up to receive the newsletter. We do hope some of them are writers who would enjoy our group. All are welcome, whether writers or not.
The gathering to read Tess Gallagher was slightly fewer in number, but again, a new person attended, and two returned from the reading before. Dick Blakeley, newly hired by Barnes & Noble to promote events, joined us for this reading. He has made posters, is now ordering books ahead for the readings, sets up a table of books, and brings samples of “slushes.” We appreciate his enthusiasm and welcoming attitude.
The Kunitz Reading: On July 29th the group multiplied to nineteen persons! Ten were from R.J.P. (four for the first time). None of the non-members had come before. Poems and bits of biographical information were shared around the circle. The newest book out by Stanley Kunitz is a beautiful book, both the contents and the physical book. The Wild Braid produced with Genine Lentine and photographer, Marnie C. Samuelson, is about gardening and poetry, life and death. It is a very spiritual book with interesting comments about his garden. Kunitz ties these thoughts to his opinions and knowledge about writing poetry. Expensive at $24.95, this is a book for any poet or gardener to beg, borrow, steal or buy.
A lovely surprise came in the story brought to us by Dorothy C-, who had come to learn about the poetry of Stanley Kunitz. She was already acquainted with his garden, and told us an interesting story.
Some years ago, perhaps five, she was visiting Provincetown and insisted on her husband stopping in front of a beautiful garden so she could really look at it. A woman came along. They talked for a moment, the woman mentioning Kunitz, which meant nothing to Dorothy. The woman was going to photograph in the garden, invited Dorothy and her friend to come along, but cautioned, “Do not say a word.” Ever since that tour, Dorothy has collected articles about Kunitz, and she shared other information with us, along with her personal story. We loved it!

If you have not attended a Birthday Reading please plan to do so. It is fun and relaxing. No advance preparation is needed, you do not have to have a book (though if you have one bring it). Books are available to use there. It is a very informal evening. Come when you choose. No obligation, no duty, no cost – unless, of course, you get hooked on a poet and decide to buy a book.

Voting for October birthday poets: Included in this mailing is the list of October birthdays of poets. Underline your choices (choose as many as six). We will settle on the poets with the most votes, choosing four or five. Bring to the August meeting, or mail to Pat McN-.
At the picnic we voted then and there, so if you cannot attend the meeting, mail your choice before August 18th.


If there is any life when death is over,
These tawny beaches will know much of me,
I shall come back, as constant and as changeful
As the unchanging, many-colored sea.
“On the Dunes” by Sara Teasdale

Those authors I can never love
Who write, “It’ll fit him like a glove.”
Though baseballs may be hit, not “hitted,”
The past of “fit” is always “fitted.”
The sole exception worth a haricot
Is “Joshua fit de battle ob Jericho.”
“Laments for a Dying Language” by Ogden Nash

The island women move through Paris
as if they had just finished inventing
their destinations. It’s better
not to get in their way. And better
not look an island woman in the eye –
unless you like feeling unnecessary.
“The Island Women of Paris” by Rita Dove
Pat wrote this for our July RJP Newsletter:

The Birthday Readings: Those in attendance have found that the couple of hours spent informally reading poems by a designated poet is wonderfully relaxing for our group. At the last reading in June we were joined, for awhile, by a photographer from The Saginaw News. Later, Janet Martineau joined us, just listening. It is hoped that an article about our Poet’s Birthday Readings will be the focus of a brief item in the News prior to the July 12th reading. Watch your paper.
Plan to attend any or all of the July and August readings, whether you have any of the poems or not. Those with books will share, or you can just listen, your choice. We are hearing good poetry, trading tid-bits about the poets, getting better acquainted with one another. Enjoyable evenings.

Love, we’re going home now,
where the vines clamber over the trellis:
even before you, the summer will arrive,
on its honeysuckle feet, in our bedroom.
“Love Sonnet XXXIII” by Pablo Neruda

The sleep of this night deepens
because I have walked coatless from the house
carrying the white envelope.
All night it will say one name
in its little tin house by the roadside.

I have raised the metal flag
so its shadow under the read-lamp
leaves an imprint on the rain-heavy bushes.
“Under Stars” by Tess Gallagher

The city squats on my back.
I am heart-sore, stiff-necked,
exasperated. That’s why
I slammed the door,
that’s why I tell you now,
in every house of marriage
there’s room for an interpreter.
“Route Six” by Stanley Kunitz

And a smile:

Mrs. Darwin

7 April 1852
Went to the Zoo.
I said to him –
Something about that Chimpanzee over there
reminds me of you.
by Carol Ann Duffy
from 180 More Extraordinary Poems for Every Day
selected by Billy Collins

Voting for Sept. birthday poets: Included in this mailing is the list of September birthdays of poets. Underline your choices and bring to the picnic, or mail to Pat McN-. Choices will be tallied & scheduled.

Friday, September 16, 2005

Fellow poets!! I'm adding links to the poets whose poetry we read on their birthdays (in 2005). By clicking on the link you can see another web page that has poems by that poet, biographical information and, usually, more links. Long live the electronic community!!

Saturday, September 10, 2005

Here is an excerpt from my poetry group's September newsletter. That would be the River Junction Poets September Newsletter of course, edited by none other than the very capable and ever neighborly Patricia McN-.

The absolute success of the birthday readings has surprised and delighted all of us. Barnes & Noble continues to set up a table of books by scheduled poets and a reservation sign on the corner table (by the travel section, S.E. corner). Humor was a big draw with 25 persons out for the poetry of Ogden Nash, and 21 for the reading of Dorothy Parker--even though both poets’ poetry is basically out of print. At least hard to find even in the libraries. Ten gathered for the reading of Rita Dove, the first black woman and youngest poet to be Poet Laureate of the U.S. We began to feel we knew Rita, and like one might say of a distant friend, Colleen remarked, “I wonder what Rita Dove is doing on her birthday tonight?” This prompted the buying of a birthday card to send her, signed by all. Each reading has drawn at least one new person. Some return, others had the single interest. Part of the charm of these gatherings is the casualness. Join us for any one or all of the evenings. No advance preparation is needed, you do not have to have a book (though if you have one bring it). Books are available to use there. It is a very informal evening. Come when you choose. No duty, no obligation, no cost --unless, of course, you get hooked on a poet and decide to buy a book.

Voting for November birthday poets was done at the August meeting. If you were not there you will find the November birthday poets list enclosed. Underline your choices. We settle on the four or five poets with the most votes, Bring to the September meeting, or mail to Pat McN-. Tally will be made after the September 28th meeting.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

December Birthdays of Poets
4 Rainer Maria Rilke 1875-1926
6 William Stanley Braithwaite 1878-1962
Joyce Kilmer 1886
Osbert Sitwell 1892
Ira Gershwin 1896
7 Yosano Akiko 1878
Pearl Cleague 1948 AKA Pearl Cleague Lomax
8 Horace 65 B.C.-8B.C.
Bjornstjerne Bjornson 1832-1910
Padraic Colum 1881
Delmore Schwartz 1913-1966
9 John Milton 1608
Samuel W. Allen 1917
Sara E. Wright 1928
10 Emily Dickinson 1830-1886 Erin's Page of Emily
Nelly Sachs
Carolyn Kizer 1925
11 Kemal Bey 1840
Grace Paley 1922
Jerome Rothenberg 1931
Jim Harrison 1937
13 Heinrich Heine 1797-1856
Kenneth Patchen 1911
James Wright 1927 Bio, poems, blog!
14 Carolyn M. Rodgers 1945
15 Muriel Rukeyser 1913
16 George Santayana 1863
17 John Greenleaf Whittier 1807
19 Su Tung Po 1036
21 Gustave Kahn 1859
22 Edwin Arlington Robinson 1869-1935
Charles Stuart Calverly 1831-1884
Kenneth Rexroth 1905
23 Martin Opitz 1597
Harriet Monroe 1860
Robert Bly 1926
24 George Crabbe 1754-1832
Matthew Arnold 1822-1888
Juan Ramon Jimenez 1881-1958
25 William Collins 1721-1759
26 Thomas Gray 1716-1771
Jean Toomer 1894-1967
30 Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936
31 Frank Marshall Davis 1905-1987
Clarence Major 1936

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.
November Birthdays of Poets
1 Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux 1636-1711
Stephen Crane 1871-1900
Margaret Taylor Burroughs 1917
2 Odysseus Elytis 1911
Michelle Cliff 1946
3 Lucan 39 A.D.
William Cullen Bryant 1794-1878
Oodgeroo Noonuccal 1920 nee Kath Walker
4 Eden Phillpotts 1862
5 James Elroy Flecker 1884
6 Colley Cibber 1671
9 Ivan Turgenev 1818
10 Oliver Goldsmith 1728-1774
Friedrich von Schiller 1759
Vachel Lindsay 1879
14 Adam G. Oehlenschlager 1779
Norman Alexander MacCaig 1910
15 Gerhart Hauptmann 1862-1946
Marianne Moore 1887
16 Chinua Achebe 1930
17 Joost van Den Vondel 1587
18 Sir William Gilbert 1836-1911
Johnny Mercer 1909
Margaret Atwood 1939 Margaret's Page
19 Allen Tate 1899
20 Thomas Chatterton 1752-1770
22 Jose Maria de Heredia 1842-1905
Andre [Paul Guillame] Gide 1869-1951
23 Paul Celan 1920
Gayl Jones 1949
24 Charles D’Orleans 1394-1465
25 Lope de Vega 1562
26 William Cowper 1731-1800
27 James Agee 1909
28 William Blake 1757-1827 Everything You Wanted to Know about Blake but Were Afraid To Ask
Nikolai Nekrasov 1821
Alexander Blok 1880-1921
Stefan Zweig 1881
Owen [Vincent] Dodson 1914-1983
Lance Jeffers 1919-1985
Dennis Brutus 1924 AKA John Bruin
29 Andres Bello 1781-1865
30 Sir Phillip Sidney 1554

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.
October Birthdays of Poets
1 Louis Untermeyer, 1885
2 Wallace Stevens, 1879
3 Mikhail Lermontov, 1814
Sir Fulke Greville (1st Baron Brooke), 1554-1628
5 Judy Kerman * Nothing anyone will read tonight is wild enough
7 James Whitcomb Riley, 1849 The Life of Riley
Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka, 1934
8 John Hay, 1838-1905
John Cowper Powys, 1872
10 Aleksis Kivi, 1834
11 Steen Steenson Blicher, 1782
Francois Mauriac, 1885
12 Eugenio Montale, 1896
13 Arna Bontemps, 1902
14 Masaoka Shiki, 1867
e.e. cummings, 1894-1962 Readers respond to the poems of e.e. cummings
15 Virgil, 70 B.C.
Robert Herrick, 1674
17 Jupiter Hammon, 1711
18 Heinrich von Kleist, 1777-1811
H.L. Davis, 1894
Ntozake Shange, 1948
19 Migeul Angel Asturias, 1899
Vincas Kreve-Mickievicius, 1882
Leigh Hunt, 1784-1859
20 Arthur Rimbaud, 1854
Robert Pinsky, 1940 Pinsky's Favorite Poem Project
21 Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834
Alphonse Lamartine, 1790-1869
22 Ivan Bunin, 1870
Damaso Alonso, 1898
23 Robert Bridges, 1844-1930
24 Denise Levertov, 1923
25 John Berryman, 1914
Thomas Babbington Macauley, 1800
26 Andrew Motion, 1952
Charles Sprague, 1791
27 Dylan Thomas, 1914-1953
Sylvia Plath, 1932-1963
29 Guillermo Valencia, 1873
30 Andre Marie de Chenier, 1762-1794
Paul Valery, 1871
Ezra Pound, 1885
Larry Woiwode, 1941
31 John Keats, 1795-1821

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library except
* provided by poet.
September Birthdays of Poets
1 Blaise Cendrars (1887)
2 Eugene Field (1850)
7 Elinor Wylie (1885)
7 Dame Edith Sitwell (1887)
7 Martin Booth (1944 – 2004)
8 Luovico Ariosto (1474 – 1533)
8 Frederic Mistral (1830)
9 [Bhartendu] Harishchandra (1850)
9 Sonia Sanchez (1934)
10 Georgia Douglas Johnson (1886 – 1966)
10 Hilda Doolittle (1886 – 1961)
10 Mary Oliver (1935) The Mary Oliver Web Index Page
11 James Thomson (1700)
11 David Herbert [D.H.] Lawrence (1885 – 1930)
12 Michael Ondaatje (1942)
13 John Malcolm Brinnin (1916)
14 [Hannibal] Hamlin Garland (1860 – 1940)
15 Claude McKay (1890 – 1948)
16 John Gay (1685 – 1732)
16 Alfred Noyes (1880)
17 Abilio Manuel de Guerra Junqueiro (1850)
17 William Carlos Williams (1883) William Carlos Williams at
17 Kay Ryan * Kay Ryan and her cousin
18 Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784)
20 Donald Hall (1928)
23 Edgar Lee Masters (1869)
24 Francis Ellen Watkins Harper (1825 – 1911)
26 Thomas Stearns [T.S.] Eliot (1888 – 1965)Poems by Eliot
27 Mark Vinz (1942)
28 Francis Turner Palgrave (1824)
28 James Edwin Campbell (1867)
29 Miguel de Cervantes (1547 – 1616)

Birthdays fromThe Waterboro Library except
* fromThe Writer's Almanac
August Birthdays of Poets
1 Anne Hebert
Hugh Seidman
2 Ernest (Christopher) Dowson
Stephen Sandy
Bei Dao (AKA Zhao Zhengkai)
3 Rupert Brooke
Hayden Carruth
Marvin Bell
Diane Wakoski
4 Percy Bysshe Shelley Bio, poems & links
Robert Hayden
Assia Djebar
5 Conrad Aiken
Wendell Berry
6 Alfred Lord Tennyson
Paul Claudel
7 Georg Stiernhielm
Laurence Eigner
8 Sara Teasdale 243 poems
9 John Dryden
Philip Larkin
10 Lawrence Binyon
Witter Bynner
Jorge Amado
11 Hugh MacDiarmid
Louise Bogan
12 Robert Southey
Katharine Lee Bates
J.D. McClatchy
13 Nikolaus Lenau
14 Letitia Elizabeth Landon
Alfred Corn
15 Luigi Pulci
Sir Walter Scott
Mary Jo Salter
16 Jules Laforgue
Charles Bukowski
17 Charlotte Lottie Forten
Wilfrid Scawen Blunt
Marcus Garvey (Jr.)
John Hawkes
Ted Hughes
19 Ogden Nash Poems, bio, links
20 Salvatore Quasimodo
Edgar Guest
Heather McHugh
21 X.J. Kennedy
22 Dorothy Parker Poems, bio, links
23 William Ernest Henley
Edgar Lee Masters
J.V. Cunningham
Norbert Blei
24 Robert Herrick
Malcolm Cowley
Mason Williams
25 Bret Harte
Charles Wright
26 Guillame Apollinaire
Jules Romains
Julio Cortazar
Elizabeth Brewster
28 Goethe
Sir John Betjeman
Rita Dove Rita Dove Homepage
29 Oliver Wendell Holmes
Count Maurice Maeterlinck
Thom Gunn
31 Theophile Gautier

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.
July Birthdays of Poets
2nd Wislawa Szymborska (1923)
12th Pablo Neruda (1904) Poems! Poems! and more!
13th Wole Soyinka (1934)
14th Woody Guthrie (1912)
19th Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson (1875)
20th Francesco Petrarch (1304)
21st Hart Crane (1899)
21st Tess Gallagher (1943) 2001 Interview
27th Giosue Carducci (1835)
28th John Ashberry (1927)
29th Stanley Kunitz (1905) 23 poems

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.
June Birthdays of Poets
2nd Thomas Hardy (1840)
3rd Allen Ginsberg (1926) The Allen Ginsberg Trust
5th Federico Garcia Lorca (1898)
6th Maxine Kumin (1925)
7th Gwendolyn Brooks (1917) Poems, Bio, etc.
7th Nikki Giovanni (1943)
11th Ben Jonson (1572)
13th Mark van Doren (1894)
13th William Butler Yeats (1865) Bio and three complete books of poems
13th David Budbill (1940) * David Budbill Homepage
23rd Anna Akhmatova (1888)
24th St. John of the Cross (1542)
24th John Ciardi (1916)
27th Paul Lawrence Dunbar (1872)
27th Frank O’Hara (1926)
27th Lucille Clifton (1936)
30th Czeslaw Milosz (1911)

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library except
* provided by poet.

Monday, September 05, 2005

May Birthdays of Poets
1 Sterling A. Brown 1901-1989
4 Thomas Kinsella 1928
6 Randall Jarrell 1914
Ariel Dorfman 1942
7 Robert Browning 1812-1889 Bio and links to poems
Rabindranath Tagore 1861-1941
Fenton Johnson 1888-1958
Archibald MacLeish 1892
Darwin T. Turner 1931-1991
8 Gary Snyder 1930
9 Mona Van Duyn 1921
Charles Simic 1938
10 Jayne Corez 1936
11 Edward Kamau Brathwaite 1930
12 Edward Lear 1812-1888
Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828-1882
Rosellen Brown 1939
16 Adrienne Rich 1929 Interview & more
17 Lars Gustafsson
21 Dante Alighieri 1265
Alexander Pope 1688
Robert Creeley 1926-2005
23 Thomas Hood 1799-1845
Sheila Wingfield 1906
24 Joseph Brodsky 1940
25 Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803-1882 Everything Emerson
Theodore Roethke 1908-1963
Raymond Carver 1938-1988 Ray and His Work
26 Maxwell Bodenheim 1893
Michael Benedikt 1935
27 Linda Pastan 1932
28 May Swenson 1919-1989
29 G.K. Chesterton 1874-1936
30 Countee Cullen 1903-1946
31 Walt Whitman 1819-1892
Elizabeth Coatsworth 1912-1995
Al Young 1939

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.
April Birthdays of Poets
1 Edmond Rostand 1868
3 George Herbert 1593-1633 Excellent George Herbert site with bio and poems
4 Edith Sodergran 1892
Maya Angelou 1928
5 Algernon Charles Swinburne 1837
7 William Wordsworth 1770
9 Charles-Pierre Baudelaire 1821-1867
10 George William Russell 1867-1935
13 Seamus Heaney 1939 Bio and Assessments
16 Anatole France 1844-1924
Sir Kingsley Amis 1922
17 Constantine Peter Cavafy 1863-1933
18 Etheridge Knight 1931-1991 22
Louise Gluck 1942
23 William Shakespeare 1564-1616
Edwin Markham 1852
Vladimir Nabokov 1899
24 Robert Penn Warren 1905 The Man and The Work
George Oppen 1908
25 Walter de la Mare 1873-1956
Jay Anthony Lukas 1933
27 Cecil Day Lewis 1904 AKA Nicholas Blake
28 Carolyn Forche 1950
29 Yusef Komunyakaa 1947
30 John Crowe Ransom 1888
Annie Dillard 1945

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.
March Birthdays of Poets
1 Robert Lowell, Jr. 1917-1977
Richard Wilbur 1921
3 Thomas Otway 1652-1685
Edward Thomas 1878-1917
James Merrill 1926-1995
4 Alan Sillitoe 1928
Irina G. Ratushinskaya 1954
6 Elizabeth Barrett Browning 1806-1861 Bio & Poems
7 Ewald Christian von Kleist 1715
Allessandro Manzoni 1785-1873
8 Eric Linklater 1899-1974
Jayne Jaudon Ferrer * Jayne's world!! Jayne's world!! Excellent!!
John Palen (1942) * Open Communion: New & Selected Poems
9 Vita Sackville-West 1892-1962
Edmund Waller 1606-1687
Taras Shevchenko 1814-1861
10 Joseph Karl Benedikt 1788-1857
Ina Donna Coolbrith 1842-1928
11 Torquato Tasso 1544
Heinrich Spieghel 1549-1612
Dennis Joseph Enright 1920-2003
12 Ralph Hodgson 1871-1962
Rui Ribeiro Couto 1898
14 John Barrington Wain 1925-1994
15 Lady Augusta Gregory 1852-1932
Lionel Pigot Johnson 1867-1902
16 Gerbrand Adrienszoon Bredero 1585
Sully Prudhomme 1839
Percy MacKaye 1875-1956
Cesar Vallejo How Do I Translate? Consider Three Ways
18 Stephen Mallarme 1842
Wilfred Owen 1893
John Updike 1932
Michael S. Harper 1938
20 Ovid 43 B.C.
Friedrich Holderlin 1770-1843
21 Phyllis McGinley 1905-1978
24 William Morris 1834-1896
Lawrence Ferlinghetti 1919
26 A.E. Housman 1859-1936
Louise Otto 1819-1895
Robert Frost 1874-1963 Friends of Frost
Gregory Corso 1930-2001
30 Paul Verlaine 1844-1896
31 Andrew Marvell 1621-1678 Marvellous!!

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library except
* provided by the poet
February Birthdays of Poets
1 Hugo von Hofmannsthal 1874-1929
Langston Hughes 1902 Bio, Poems & Links, Oh My!!
Galway Kinnell 1927
2 Hamid Abdulhak 1852-1937
Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr. 1861-1949
James Joyce 1882-1941
Bernardas Brazdzionis 1907
James Dickey 1923
Judith Viorst 1931
3 Sidney Lanier 1842-1881
4 Jacques Prevert 1900
5 Johan Ludvig Runeberg 1804
6 Christopher Marlowe 1564
Ugo Foscolo 1778
Kroly Kisfaludy 1788
Melvin B. Tolson 1898-1966
7 Frederick Paludan-Muller 1809
8 Samuel Butler 1612-1680
Elizabeth Bishop 1911 Bishop Bio & Links
9 Franz-Michael Franzein 1772
Amy Lowell 1847
10 Sir John Suckling 1609
Charles Lamb 1775-1834
Boris Pasternak 1890-1960
Bertold Brecht 1898-1956
11 Roy Fuller 1912
12 Thomas Campion 1567-1620
George Meredith 1828
13 Ricardo Guiraldes 1886-1927
14 A.M. Klein 1909
17 Gustavo Adolfo Becquer 1836-1870
Andrew Barton Paterson 1864-1941
18 Audre Lorde 1934-1992 AKA Rey Domini
19 Jose Eustasio Rivera 1889
20 Pieter Cornelis Boutens 1870-1943
21 W.H. Auden 1907-1973 An Honest Appreciation
Jose Zorilla y Moral 1817-1893
22 James Russell Lowell 1819
John Shaw Nielson 1872-1942
Edna St. Vincent Millay 1892-1950
Giorgios Seferis 1900-1971
Ishmael Reed 1938
23 Haki R. Madhubuti 1942
26 Victor Hugo 1802-1885
27 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807-1882 Excellent Longfellow Resource
28 Vyacheslav Ivanov 1866
Stephen Spender 1909-1995
29 Howard Nemerov 1920

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.
January Birthdays of Poets
1 Kristijonas Donelaitis 1714
Arthur Hugh Clough 1819-1861
2 Philip Morin Freneau 1752-1832
William Scott 1914
Robert Nathan 1894
3 Cicero 106 B.C.
Morten Nielsen 1922
Alfred Edgar Coppard 1878
Count Miklos Zrinyi 1620
Khristo Botev 1848-1876
W.D. Snodgrass 1926
6 Carl Sandburg 1878-1967 Excellent Sandburg Site
Khalil Gibran 1883-1931
Tomas Gudmundsson 1901
Benedict Wallet Vilakazi 1906
7 Charles Peguy 1873-1914
9 Thomas Wharton 1728
10 Robinson Jeffers 1887-1962
Aubrey Thomas Hunt de Vere 1814
Philip Levine 1928 Meet Philip Levine. Not in Person. Meet Him Now!
12 Margaret Danner 1915
14 Dudley Randall 1914
15 Mihai Eminescu 1850
Osip Mandelstam 1891
16 Robert W. Service 1874
Anthony Ivan Hecht 1923-2004
17 Pedro Calderon de la Barca 1600-1681
William Stafford 1914-1993 Meet My Hero
18 [Henry] Austin Dobson 1840
Ruben Dario 1867
Jorge Guillen 1893
19 Edgar Allen Poe 1809
George Mann MacBeth 1932-1992
20 Johannes V. Jensen 1873-1950
Abram Hill 1910
21 David Stefansson 1895
Richard P. Blackmur 1904-1965
22 George Gordon Noel AKA Lord Byron 1788-1824
Howard Moss 1922-1987
23 Louis Zukofsky 1904-1978
Derek Walcott 1930
24 William Congreve 1670-1729 25
Robert Burns 1759-1796
William Somerset Maugham 1874-1965
27 Lewis Carroll 1832-1898 Lewis Carroll poems etc.
28 Ozaki Koyo 1869
30 Gelett Burgess 1866
Richard Brautigan 1935-1984
31 Thomas Merton 1915

Birthdays from The Waterboro Library unless credited otherwise.