Jun. 22, 1997

Into the Dusk-Charged Air

by John Ashbery


Today's Reading:Lines from the poem "Into the Dusk- Charged Air" by John Ashbery from SELECTED POEMS 1985, published by Penguin.

Svenskarnas Dag, the big Swedish festival, takes place today in Minneapolis.

The 24th Annual Performing Arts and Music Festival begins today in Westport, Connecticut.

In Nome, Alaska, the Nome River Raft Race is held today.

It's the birthday of the founder of the New York Public Theatre and Shakespeare-in-the-Park, Joseph Papp, born in Brooklyn, in 1921.

It was on this day in 1910 that German bacteriologist and immunologist Paul Ehrlich announced the definitive cure for syphilis, an arsenic compound called Salvarsan.

Author Anne Morrow Lindbergh (GIFTS FROM THE SEA) was born on this day in Elglewood, New Jersey, in 1906.

It's the birthday of film director and producer Billy Wilder (SUNSET BOULEVARD; THE APARTMENT; SOME LIKE IT HOT), born in Sucha, Austria, in 1906.

German novelist Erich Maria Remarque (ALL QUIET ON THE WESTERN FRONT) was born on this day in Osnabruck, Germany, in 1898.

Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.®




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