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    Today is the birthday of William Cuthbert Faulkner (1897 – 1962). He was an American writer and Nobel Prize laureate. Faulkner worked in a variety of written media, including novels, short stories, a play, poetry, essays and screenplays. He was awarded the 1949 Nobel Prize for Literature for "his powerful and artistically unique contribution to the modern American novel." More information about Faulkner on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday William Faulkner!

    Today is the birthday of William Hayley (1745 – 1820). He was an English writer, best known as the friend and biographer of William Cowper. Born at Chichester, he was sent to Eton in 1757, and to Trinity Hall, Cambridge, in 1762; his connection with the Middle Temple, London, where he was admitted in 1766, was merely nominal. More information about Hayley and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday William Hayley!

    Today is the birthday of William Butler Yeats, born in 1865. He was an Irish poet and playwright, and one of the foremost figures of 20th century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms.In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

    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 Hungarian poet Attila József, born in 1905. Attila József is the best known of the modern Hungarian poets internationally. His poems have been translated into many languages and he is taught in world literature classes around the globe. Hailed during the communist era of the 1950s as Hungary's great "proletarian poet", his life, personality, and works are now being re-evaluated with the current celebrations of the centenary of his birth.

    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 Guillaume Apollinaire, born in 1880. He was a French poet, playwright, short story writer, novelist, and art critic born in Italy to a Polish mother.

    Today is the birthday of William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963). He was an American poet closely associated with modernism and imagism. He was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine with a medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. More information about Williams and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday William Carlos Williams!

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    Today is the birthday of Robert Frost (1874 – 1963). He was an American poet. He is highly regarded for his realistic depictions of rural life and his command of American colloquial speech. One of the most popular and critically respected American poets of his generation, Frost was honored frequently during his lifetime, receiving four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. Find more about Frost and his poems on Poemhunter www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Robert Frost!

    Today is the birthday of Wallace Stevens (1879 – 1955). He was an American Modernist poet. He was born in Reading, Pennsylvania, educated at Harvard and then New York Law School, and he spent most of his life working as an executive for an insurance company in Hartford, Connecticut. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry for his Collected Poems in 1955. More information about Stevens and his poems on PoemHunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Wallace Stevens!

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    Today is the birthday of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882). He was an American poet and educator whose works include "Paul Revere's Ride", The Song of Hiawatha, and Evangeline. He was also the first American to translate Dante Alighieri's The Divine Comedy and was one of the five Fireside Poets. More about Longfellow and his poems on Poemhunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

    Today is the birthday of Thomas Moore (1779–1852). He was an Irish poet, singer, songwriter, and entertainer, now best remembered for the lyrics of The Minstrel Boy and The Last Rose of Summer. He was responsible, with John Murray, for burning Lord Byron's memoirs after his death. In his lifetime he was often referred to as Anacreon Moore. More information about Moore and his poems on Poemhunter: www.poemhunter.co... Happy Birthday Thomas Moore!

    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 Vikram Seth, born in 1952. He is an Indian novelist and poet. He has written several novel and poetry books. He has also received several awards including Padma Shri, Pravasi Bharatiya Samman, WH Smith Literary Award and Crossword Book Award.