Today is the birthday of Eugene Field, Sr., born in 1850. He was an American writer, best known for his children's poetry and humorous essays. Field first started publishing poetry in 1879, when his poem "Christmas Treasures" appeared in A Little Book of Western Verse. Field has his own star on the St. Louis Walk of Fame. More information about Field and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Eugene Field!
Today is the birthday of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, born in 1749. He was a German writer and politician. His body of work includes epic and lyric poetry written in a variety of metres and styles; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour; and four novels. More information about Goethe end his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Johann Wolfgang von Goethe!
Today is also the birthday of Frederic Ogden Nash, born in 1902. He was an American poet well known for his light verse. At the time of his death in 1971, The New York Times said his "droll verse with its unconventional rhymes made him the country's best-known producer of humorous poetry". Ogden Nash wrote over 500 pieces of comic verse. More information about Nash and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Ogden Nash!
Today is the birthday of Wisława Szymborska, born in 1923. She was a Polish poet, essayist, translator and recipient of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Prowent, which has since become part of Kórnik, she later resided in Kraków until the end of her life. She was described as a "Mozart of Poetry". In Poland, Szymborska's books have reached sales rivaling prominent prose authors.
Today is the birthday of Robert Seymour Bridges (1844 – 1930). He was a British poet, and poet laureate from 1913 to 1930. Bridges was born in Walmer, Kent, in the UK. He went on to study medicine in London at St Bartholomew's Hospital, intending to practise until the age of forty and then retire to write poetry. More about Bridges and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Robert Seymour Bridges!
Today is the birthday of Oscar Wilde, born in 1854. He was an Irish writer and poet. fter writing in different forms throughout the 1880s, he became one of London's most popular playwrights in the early 1890s. Today he is remembered for his epigrams, his only novel (The Picture of Dorian Gray), his plays, and the circumstances of his imprisonment and early death.
Today is the birthday of Wilfrid Scawen Blunt born in 1840. He was an English poet and writer. He was born at Petworth House in Sussex, and served in the Diplomatic Service from 1858 to 1869. He was raised in the faith of his mother, a Catholic convert, and educated at Twyford School, Stonyhurst, and at St Mary's College, Oscott. More information about Blunt and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Wilfrid Scawen Blunt!