Oct. 25, 1997

Leaving the October Palace

by Jane Hirshfield


Today's Reading: "Leaving the October Palace" by Jane Hirshfield from THE OCTOBER PALACE, published by Harper Perennial (1994).

Today is the Feast of Saint Crispin, patron saint of shoemakers.

The Great Pumpkin Festival begins today in Bedford, Pennsylvania.

The Sorghum Day Festival takes place today in Wewoka, Oklahoma.

Violinist Midori Goto was born in Osaka, Japan, in 1971.

Novelist Anne Tyler, author of DINNER AT THE HOMESICK RESTAURANT, THE ACCIDENTAL TOURIST and LADDER OF YEARS, was born in Minneapolis, in 1941.

Poet John Berryman (77 DREAM SONGS) was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, in 1914.

Film director Abel Gance, whose classic NAPOLEON is considered the greatest technical achievement of the silent-film era, was born in Paris, in 1889.

Artist Pablo Picasso, who produced over 6,000 works, was born in Malaga, Spain, in 1881.

The Charge of the Light Brigade took place on this day in 1854, during the Crimean War.

Composer Georges Bizet, best remembered for his opera CARMEN, was born in Paris, in 1838.

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