Feb. 9, 1999
Poem: Nancy Boutilier, "Wedding Vows," from According to Her Contours (Black Sparrow Press).
It was 35 years ago on this day that the BEATLES appeared on the Ed Sullivan Showa performance that was watched by over 73 million television viewers and the start of "Beatlemania" in the U.S..
Itís the birthday of writer and poet ALICE WALKER, born 1944 in Eatonton, Georgia, author of the Pulitzer-Prize-winning novel The Color Purple in 1983.
Itís the birthday of ALBAN BERG, born 1885 in Vienna, composer of the operas Wozzeck (1925) and Lulu (1937).
Itís the birthday of American poet AMY LOWELL, born 1874 in Brookline, Massachusetts, a leading critic and experimental poet who helped create the "Imagist" movement in poetry in the early 20th century.
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