Jul. 30, 1999

The Gods Are Not Large

by Jane Hirshfield

To One Who Has Been Long In City Pent The Gods Are Not Large

by John Keats

Broadcast Date: FRIDAY: July 30, 1999

Poems: "To One Who Has Been Long In City Pent," by John Keats and "The Gods Are Not Large," by Jane Hirshfield from The October Palace (Harper Perennial).

DODGE CITY DAYS open up today in Dodge City, Kansas, and run through August eighth. Festivities include parades, rodeos, cookouts and street dances.

The IOWA STORYTELLING FESTIVAL gets underway today in Clear Lake, Iowa. It's their 11th annual storytelling event.

It's the birthday in 1950, Mt. Kisco, New York, of writer ARCHER MAYOR, who writes the Joe Gunther crime series.

It's the birthday of mystery writer L.A. MORSE, Fort Wayne, Indiana, 1945, author of The Old Dick, about a seventy-eight -year-old private eye named Jake Spanner, and The Big Enchilada, featuring another private investigator, Sam Hunger. His first book was The Flesh Eaters, a true story of a fifteenth-century Scottish family that lived in a cave and survived by eating travelers who passed on the road.

It's the birthday in Los Angeles, 1924, of JOSE ANTONIO VILLARREAL, the author of novels about Chicano life in the American Southwest. His books include Clemente Chacon (1984) and Pocho.

It's the birthday of the English sculptor HENRY MOORE, born 101 years ago today in the coal-mining town of Castleford, Yorkshire.

HENRY FORD, the man who brought out the Model T car was born on this day in Dearborn Township, Michigan, 1863.

The English novelist EMILY BRONTE, author of Wuthering Heights, was born on this day in 1818. She died of tuberculosis when she was only 30 years old, and historians haven't been able to place exactly when she wrote her only novel, the story of Heathcliff and his love, Cathy Earnshaw.

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