Oct. 10, 1997

The River Merchant's Wife: A Letter

by Ezra Pound

FRIDAY 10/10

Today's Reading: "The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter" by Ezra Pound from COLLECTED SHORTER POEMS, published by Faber & Faber.

The Jewish holiday Yom Kippur begins at sundown today.

The Arkansas State Fair and Livestock Show opens in Little Rock.

The Gumbo Festival begins today in Bridge City, Louisiana.

In Helena, Arkansas, the King Biscuit Blues Festival starts today.

The National Wild Turkey Calling Contest and Turkey Trot Festival begins today in Yellville, Arkansas.

It's the 67th birthday of playwright Harold Pinter (THE BIRTHDAY PARTY; HOMECOMING; BETRAYAL), born in London in 1930.

Novelist James Clavell, author of SHOGUN and NOBLE HOUSE, was born in Sydney, Australia, in 1924.

Jazz pianist Thelonious Monk was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, in 1917.

Sculptor and painter Alberto Giacometti, was born in Stampa, Switzerland, in 1901.

Giuseppe Verdi (LA TRAVIATA; RIGOLETTO; AIDA; OTELLA) was born near Busseto, in what was then the southeastern corner of France, in 1813.

English physicist Henry Cavendish, who measured the density and mass of the Earth by a method known as the Cavendish experiment, was born in Nice, France, in 1731.

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




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