Sunday

May 25, 1997

The Wild Rose

by Wendell Berry

SUNDAY 5/25

Today's Reading:"The Wild Rose" by Wendell Berry from ENTRIES, published by Pantheon.

Author Jamaica Kincaid (ANNIE JOHN; LUCY) was born on this day in Antigua in the West Indies, 1949.

American poet and short story writer Raymond Carver ("Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?"), was born on this day in Clatskanie, Oregon, 1938.

It's the birthday of novelist, journalist, and screenwriter John Gregory Dunne (TRUE CONFESSIONS; DUTCH SHEA, JR.), born in Hartford, Connecticut, 1932.

It's the birthday of opera singer Beverly Sills, born in Brooklyn, New York, 1929.

Composer and trumpeter Miles Davis was born on this day in Alton, Illinois, 1926.

It's the birthday of poet Theodore Roethke, born in Saginaw, Michigan, 1908.

Publisher Bennett Cerf, founder of Random House, was born on this day in Harlem, 1898.

It's the birthday of tap dancer Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, born in Richmond, Virginia, 1878.

Poet, essayist and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson, was born on this day in Boston, Massachusetts, 1803.

It was on this day in 1787 that delegates to the Constitutional Convention held their first regular session at Independence Hall, Philadelphia.

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