Mar. 20, 1997
Vacancy in the Park
Today's Reading:"Vacancy in the Park" by Wallace Stevens from THE COLLECTED POEMS, published by Alfred A. Knopf. "Vernal Sentiment" by Theodore Roethke from THE LOST SON AND OTHER POEMS 1948, published by Doubleday.
Spring officially begins today in the Northern Hemisphere at 8:55 AM, EST.
In Sault St. Marie, Michigan they're celebrating the end of winter with the annual Snowman Burning festivities.
In Louisiana the 11th Annual Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival begins today with authors such as Calvin Trillin, Kaye Gibbons, Leon Forrest, and Dick Cavett taking part in the various events.
Today is the birthday of Roman poet Ovid, born in 43 BC.
Playwright and poet Henrik Ibsen (PEER GYNT; A DOLL'S HOUSE) was born in Skien, Norway, in 1828.
Edgar Allen Poe's story THE MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE, considered the first detective story, was published on this day in 1841.
Harriet Beecher Stowe's book UNCLE TOM'S CABIN was published on this day in 1852.
It's the birthday of behaviorist B.F. Skinner, born in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania, 1904.
Radio comedian Raymond Walter Goulding, of BOB AND RAY, was born on this day in Lowell, Massachusetts, in 1922.
It's the birthday of film director Shelton 'Spike' Lee (DO THE RIGHT THING), born in Atlanta, Georgia, 1957.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®