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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 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 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 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/

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!

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 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/

Today is the birthday of Sir Walter Scott, born in 1771. He was a Scottish historical novelist, playwright, and poet, popular throughout much of the world in the 19th century. Scott was the first English-language author to have a truly international career in his lifetime, with many contemporary readers in Europe, Australia, and North America. More information about Scott and his poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/sir-walter-scott/ Happy Birthday Walter Scott!

Today is the birthday of John Orley Allen Tate (1899 – 1979) was an American poet, essayist, social commentator, and Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress from 1943 to 1944. More information about Tate and his poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/allen-tate/ Happy Birthday Allen Tate!

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: http://www.poemhunter.com/henry-wadsworth-longfellow/ Happy Birthday Henry Wadsworth Longfellow!

Today is the birthday of Adelaide Crapsey, born in 1878. She was an American poet. She wrote much of the verse on which her reputation rests. More information about Crapsey and her poems on PoemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/adelaide-crapsey/ And here is the Carl Sandburg's poem "Adelaide Crapsey": http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/adelaide-crapsey/ Happy Birthday Adelaide Crapsey!

Today is the birthday of Paul Éluard (1895-1952) a French poet who was one of the founders of the surrealist movement with Louis Aragon and André Breton among others and one of the important lyrical poets of the 20th century. Many of his works reflect the major events of the century, such as the World Wars, the Resistance against the Nazis. More information about Éluard and his poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/paul-eluard/ Happy Birthday Paul Éluard!

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 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.

Happy Birthday Emily Dickinson!(1830–1886) an American poet. born to a successful family with strong community ties, she lived a mostly introverted and reclusive life. many of her poems deal with themes of death and immortality, two recurring topics in letters to her friends. more about Dickinson and her poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/emily-dickinson/

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: http://www.poemhunter.com/william-carlos-williams/ Happy Birthday William Carlos Williams!

Today is the birthday of John Keats (1795 – 1821) was an English Romantic poet. He was one of the main figures of the second generation of Romantic poets along with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, despite his work only having been in publication for four years before his death. More information about Keats and his poems on poemHunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/john-keats/ Happy Birthday John Keats!