Oct. 10, 1997
The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter
Today's Reading: "The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter" by Ezra Pound from COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS, published by Faber & Faber.
The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins at sundown today.
The Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show opens in Little Rock.
The Gumbo Festival begins today in Bridge City, Louisiana.
In Helena, Arkansas, the King Biscuit Blues Festival starts today.
The National Wild Turkey Calling Contest and Turkey Trot Festival begins today in Yellville, Arkansas.
It's the 67th birthday of playwright Harold Pinter (THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; HOMECOMING; BETRAYAL), born in London in 1930.
Novelist James Clavell, author of SHOGUN and NOBLE HOUSE, was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1924.
Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in 1917.
Giuseppe Verdi (LA TRAVIATA; RIGOLETTO; AIDA; OTELLA) was born near Busseto, in what was then the southeastern corner of France, in 1813.
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®