Jul. 26, 1997

Poem to be Read at 3 A.M.

by Donald Justice


Today's Reading:"Poem to Be Read at 3 A.M." by Donald Justice from A DONALD JUSTICE READER: SELECTED POETRY & PROSE, published by University of Press of New England.

The Central Maine Egg Fest begins today in Pittsfield, Maine, with the "World's Largest Egg" competition.

The 14th annual Hannover Dutch Festival starts today in Hannover, Pennsylvania.

The Montana State Fair opens today in Great Falls, Montana.

The two-day Virginia Scottish Games start today in Alexandria, Virginia.

In Watkins Glen, New York, its' the two-day Finger Lakes Wine Festival.

It's the birthday of Michael Philip Jagger, Mick Jagger, born in Dartford, Kent, England, in 1943.

Welsh novelist and filmmaker Bernice Rubens, was born on this day in Cardiff, Wales, in 1928.

Film director Stanley Kubrick (2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY; THE SHINING) was born in New York City on this day in 1928.

It's the birthday of trumpeter Erskine Hawkins, born in Birmingham, Alabama, in 1914.

Comedienne Gracie Allen, who teamed up with George Burns in the 1920s, was born on this day in San Francisco, in 1905.

German satiric artist George Grosz, who described the Dada art movement as "organized use of insanity to express contempt for a bankrupt world," was born on this day in Berlin, in 1893.

Swiss psychologist and founder of analytic psychology, Carl Gustave Jung, was born in Kesswil, Switzerland, in 1875.

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (CANDIDA; PYGMALION) was born on this day in Dublin in 1856.

Artist George Catlin, famous for his paintings of Native American life, was born on this day in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in 1796.

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