Jul. 29, 1997

The Round

by Stanley Kunitz


Today's Reading:"The Round" by Stanley Kunitz from PASSING THROUGH: THE LATER POEMS NEW AND SELECTED, published by W.W. Norton & Co.

Today is Saint Olaf's Day, the anniversary of the death of Olaf Haraldson, king of Norway, in 1030.

It's the birthday today of choreographer and dancer Paul Taylor, born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, in 1930. He became interested in dancing in his early twenties while working as a chauffeur for a dance school in Maine.

It's the birthday of the cartoonist who created DENNIS THE MENACE, Hank Ketcham, born in Seattle, Washington, in 1920.

Novelist Mary Lee Settle (THE BEULAH QUINTET, 5) was born in Charleston, West Virginia, in 1918.

It's the birthday of author Edwin Greene O'Connor (THE LAST HURRAH), born in Providence, Rhode Island, in 1918.

It's the birthday of author Chester Himes (IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO; COTTON COMES TO HARLEM), born in Jefferson City, Missouri, in 1909.

Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Stanley Kunitz, was born on this day in Worchester, Massachusetts, in 1905.

It's the birthday of Dag Hjalmar Hammarskjold, United Nations Secretary-General from 1953-1961, born in Jonkoping, Sweden, in 1905.

Writer and Far East expert Owen Lattimore, was born on this day in Washington, D.C., in 1900.

Operetta composer Sigmund Romberg was born on this day in Nagykanizsa, Hungary, 1887.

It's the birthday of novelist and poet Don Marquis, creator of the characters Archy the cockroach and Mehitabel the cat, born in Walnut, Illinois, in 1878.

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