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Today is the birthday of Robert Louis Balfour Stevenson (1850 – 1894) was a Scottish novelist, poet, essayist, and travel writer. His most famous works are Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. A literary celebrity during his lifetime, Stevenson now ranks among the 26 most translated authors in the world. More information about Stevenson and his poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/robert-louis-stevenson/ Happy Birthday Robert Louis Stevenson!

Today is also the birthday of two poets Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881 - 1941) and André Chénier (1762 – 1794). Elizabeth Madox Roberts was a Kentucky novelist and poet. More information about Roberts and her poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/elizabeth-madox-roberts/ André Marie Chénier was a French poet. More information about Chénier and his poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/andre-marie-de-chenier/ Happy Birthday Elizabeth Madox Roberts! Happy Birthday André…

Today is the birthday of Robert William Service (1874-1958). He was a poet and writer who has often been called "the Bard of the Yukon". Robert Service wrote the most commercially successful poetry of the century. Yet his most popular works "were considered doggerel by the literary set." During his lifetime, he was nicknamed "the Canadian Kipling." More information about Service and his poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/robert-william-service/ Happy Birthday Robert William…

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: http://www.poemhunter.com/robert-seymour-bridges/ Happy Birthday Robert Seymour Bridges!

Today is the birthday of Ntozake Shange, born 1948. She's an American playwright, and poet. As a self proclaimed black feminist, much of the content of her work addresses issues relating to race and feminism. Shange is best-known for the Obie Award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. For more information about her and poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/ntozake-shange/ Happy Birthday Ntozake Shange!

Happy Birthday C.J. Dennis! (1876-1938) an Australian poet known for his humorous poems. Though Dennis's work is less well known today, his 1916 publication of The Sentimental Bloke sold 65,000 copies in its first year, and by 1917 he was the most prosperous poet in Australian history. More about Dennis and his poems on Poemhunter http://www.poemhunter.com/clarence-michael-james-stanislaus-dennis/

Wilfred Edward Salter Owen was born 18 March 1893 in Oswestry, Shropshire. Owen was an English poet whose work was characterised by his anger at the cruelty and waste of war, which he experienced during service on the Western Front.

Today is the birthday of Julia Ward, born in 1819. She was a prominent American abolitionist, social activist, poet and died on October 17, 1910. Julia Ward Howe was inspired to write "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" after she and her husband visited Washington, D. C., and met Abraham Lincoln at the White House in November 1861. More information about Howe and her poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/julia-ward-howe/ Happy Birthday Julia Ward Howe!

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 http://www.poemhunter.com/robert-frost/ Happy Birthday Robert Frost!

Today is the birthday of Steen Steensen Blicher (1782-1848). He's an author and poet from Denmark. More information about Blicher and his poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/steen-steensen-blicher/