Literary May

About ten years ago, while pretending to get computerized, I started collecting literary birthdays and publication dates for my stepdaughter, who was teaching high school English at the time. Cutting and pasting, editing and adding dates and so on, were supposed to help me learn word processing. Obviously, that is still a work in progress. And so is the calendar, which I’ve kept nibbling at all this time, though I’m not entirely sure why — as an obsessive way to avoid real work, perhaps. Along the way, I’ve also incorporated birthdays and such for songwriters and scientists, and bits of poems, proverbs, song lyrics, and quotes in some way associated with a certain month or season, at least in my mind. Someday, I may learn to upload relevant portraits and illustrations. Someday, proper layout and formatting, with quotes and poems nicely indented, authors’ names highlighted, days of the month in a larger font, and other glitzy features may even happen. A fully searchable data base for all this stuff would be great too, but I’m not holding my breath. I’m having fun adding Youtube videos though, with some good ones here if the links keep working. In fairness to readers I should wait until this is more presentable before posting it, but realistically I may never live that long! Ready or not, here’s what I’ve got.

– LLF, 26 December, 2011

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January gray is here,
Like a sexton by her grave;
February bears the bier,
March with grief doth howl and rave,
And April weeps—but, O ye hours!
Follow with May’s fairest flowers.

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

1.
– Joseph Addison English satirical essayist 1672-1719
– Sterling A. [Allen] Brown Washington DC-born poet, folklorist, critic; Southern Road (1932) 1901-1989

– Niccolo Tucci Swiss autobiographical writer 1908-1999
– Joseph Heller Brooklyn-born novelist; Catch-22 (1961) 1923-1999
– Terry Southern Texas-born novelist, screenwriter; Dr. Strangelove (1963), Easy Rider (1969) 1924-1995

– Judy [Judith Marjorie] Collins Seattle-born folk singer, songwriter; “My Father” 1939-


– Bobbie Ann Mason Kentucky-born writer; In Country, Midnight Magic 1940-

2.
– The first King James Version of the Bible is printed in 1611.
– Novalis (born Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg) German philosopher, early Romantic writer 1772-1801
– Ebenezer Cobham Brewer English clergyman, writer; compiled Brewer’s Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (1870) 1810-1897
– The first Good Housekeeping magazine goes on sale in 1885.
– Lorenz [Milton] Hart New York City-born Broadway lyricist, with Richard Rogers; “My Funny Valentine”, “The Lady Is a Tramp” 1895-1943

– Dr. Benjamin Spock Connecticut-born pediatrician, activist, author; Dr. Spock’s Baby and Child Care 1903-1998

3.
– Niccolo Machiavelli Italian statesman, political theorist; The Prince (1532) 1469-1522
– Jacob [August] Riis Danish-born US journalist, reformer; How Thee Other Half Lives (1890) 1849-1914
– andy adams Indiana-born Western writer 1859-1935
– [Eleanor] May Sarton Belgian-born New England poet, novelist, children’s writer 1912-1995
– William [Motter] Inge Kansas-born playwright; Come Back, Little Sheba (1950), Pulitzer for Picnic (1953), Bus Stop (1955) 1913-1973
– Pete Seeger New York City-born folksinger, songwriter, activist; “Where Have All the Flowers Gone”, “Turn, Turn, Turn”, “If I Had a Hammer” 1919-2014



4.
– Horace Mann Massachusetts-born educator, author, editor; promoted, advanced public education 1796-1859
– Thomas [Henry] Huxley English biologist, essayist; major advocate of evolutionary theory; grandfather of biologist Julian Huxley and novelist Aldous Huxley 1825-1895
– Thomas Kinsella Irish poet, translator, anthologist 1928-

– Amos Oz [Klausner] Israeli writer 1939-
– George F. [Frederick] Will Illinois-born political columnist; 1977 Pulitzer, baseball book Men at Work (1990) 1941-
– Graham [Colin] Swift London-born novelist; Booker Prize for Last Orders (1996) 1949-
– David Gutterson Seattle-born novelist; Snow Falling on Cedars 1956-

5.
– John Keats’ sonnet “O Solitude” becomes his first published poem in 1816.

– Karl [Heinrich] Marx German-born political theorist, founder of modern Communism; co-author of Das Kapital, The Communist Manifesto 1818-1883
– Nellie Bly (born Elizabeth Jane Cochrane) Pennsylvania-born intrepid stunt journalist, social reformer; known for quick [<73 days] voyage around the world 1856-1922
– james beard Oregon-born food writer, champion of American cuisine; James Beard’s American Cookery (1972) 1903-1985
– Michael [Edward] Palin English actor, screenwriter, author, Monty Python member; Pole to Pole 1943-

When April steps aside for May,
Like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten;
Fresh violets open every day:
To some new bird each hour we listen.

– Lucy Larcom

6.
– Walden author Henry David Thoreau dies in Concord, Massachusetts in 1862.
– Garrett Mattingly Washington DC-born historian; Pulitzer for The Armada (1959) 1900-1962
– Allan G. Odell Minneapolis-born Burma Shave executive, jingle-writer 1903-1994
– Leo Lionni Netherlands-born US children’s author, illustrator 1910-1999
– Randall Jarrell Nashville-born poet, translator, critic 1914-1965

– [Vladimiro] Ariel Dorfman Argentina-born Chilean poet, novelist, playwright, activist 1942-
– Ayn Rand’s pernicious novel The Fountainhead is published in 1943.
– Bob [Robert Clark] Seger Michigan-born rock guitarist, singer, songwriter; “night Moves” 1945-

7.
– David Hume Scottish philosopher, historian; A Treatise on Human Nature (1740), Essays Moral and Political (1742), Political Discourses (1752), exhaustive History of England (1754-1762) 1711-1776 [new calender birth date]
– Robert Browning English poet, husband of Elizabeth Barrett Browning; “My Last Duchess” 1812-1889

– In 1824, Beethoven’s monumental 9th Symphony, incorporating Schiller’s poem “Ode to Joy” as lyrics for its choral final movement, has its first public performance in Vienna.

– Rabindranath Tagore Indian poet, writer; 1913 Nobel 1861-1941

– Fenton Johnson Chicago-born poet, short story writer, essayist; depictions of urban despair 1888-1958
– Archibald MacLeish Illinois-born modernist poet, playwright, lawyer, farmer; Librarian of Congress 3 poetry Pulitzers 1892-1982

– Edmund Wilson New Jersey-born literary critic, polyglot 1895-1972
– Ruth Prawer Jhabvala Cologne -born British novelist, screenwriter; 1975 Booker Prize for Heat and Dust, Oscars for A Room With a View (1987), Howard’s End (1992) 1927-2013
– Darwin T. [Theodore Troy] Turner Cincinnati-born editor, critic, anthologist, poet; an authority on African American literature 1931-1991
– Folklorist James G. Fraser, author of The Golden Bough, dies in 1941.

8.
– Edward Gibbon British historian; The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776-1788) 1737-1794
– Irene Hunt Illinois-born children’s, young adult novelist 1907-2001
– Robert [Leroy] Johnson Mississippi-born blues guitarist, songwriter; “Love in Vain”, “Hellhound on My Trail” 1911-1938


– Louise [Jenkins] Meriwether New York-born young adult author, activist; Daddy Was A Numbers Runner (1970) 1923-
– Gary Snyder San Francisco-born Beat poet; Pulitzer 1930-

– Thomas (Ruggles) Pynchon Long Island-born novelist; NBA for Gravity’s Rainbow (1973) 1937-
– Peter [Bradford] Benchley New York City-born novelist, grandson of humourist Robert Benchley; Jaws (1974) 1940-2006
– Beth Henley (aka Elizabeth Becker) Mississippi-born playwright; Crimes of the Heart 1952-
– Naomi Klein Canadian anti-globalization activist, journalist, writer; The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2007) 1970-

– Classic science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein dies in 1988.

9.
– J. M. [James Matthew] Barrie Scottish novelist, playwright; Peter Pan 1860-1937

– Rudolph [John Chauncey] Fisher Washington DC-born physician, novelist, short story writer 1897-1934
– William [Sherman] Pene-DuBois New Jersey-born writer; first novel featuring a black detective, The Conjure-Man Dies (1932), Newbery for The Twenty-One Balloons (1947) 1916-1993
– Richard [George] Adams English novelist; Watership Down (1972) 1920-
– Mona [Jane] Van Duyn Iowa-born poet; first woman US Poet Laureate (1992) 1921-

– Alan Bennett British playwright; The Madness of King George 1934-
– Charles Simic Yugoslavia-born US poet; Pulitzer 1938-

– Billy Joel Long Island-born musician, songwriter; “Uptown Girl” 1949-

10.
– The final volume of Henry Fielding’s novel Tom Jones is published in 1749.

– Maybelle [Addington] Carter Virginia-born pioneer country musician, singer, songwriter, Carter Family founding member 1909-1978
– Bel [Bella] Kaufman Germany-born US educator, writer; Up the Down Staircase (1965) 1911-2014

– Jayne Cortez Arizona-born jazz and performance poet; concerned with racial injustice, political oppression 1936-
– Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch) Scottish folk guitarist, singer, songwriter; “Catch the Wind” 1946-

– Bono (born Paul David Hewson) Irish rock singer, lyricist, founding member U2; “Pride (In the Name of Love)” 1960-

– Novelist Walker Percy dies in Louisiana in 1990.
– Quirky poet, cartoonist and songwriter Shel Silverstein dies in 1990.

At Christmas I no more desire a rose
Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth;
but like of each thing that in season grows.

– William Shakespeare

11.
– Irving Berlin Russia-born US songwriter; “God Bless America” (1938), “White Christmas” (1942) 1888-1989

– Mari [Susette] Sandoz Nebraska-born novelist, biographer; 6-volume Great Plains series 1901-1966
– Sheila Burnford Scotland-born Canadian author; Incredible Journey 1918-1984
– Richard [Phillips] Feynman New York City-born theoretical physicist; Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman (1985) 1918-1988

– Rubem Fonseca Brazilian novelist, short story writer, journalist, scriptwriter 1925-
– Kamau [Edward Lawson] Brathwaite Barbados-born poet, historian, essayist 1930-
– Stanley Elkin New York City-born novelist, short-story writer 1930-1995
– Reggae icon Bob Marley dies in 1981.
– Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Cats, with lyrics derived from T. S. Eliot poems, opens in London’s West End in 1981.

12.
– Edward Lear English Nonsense poet 1812-1888
– Dante Gabriel Rossetti (born Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti) English Pre-Raphaelite poet, painter 1828-1882

– Leslie Charteris (born Leslie Charles Bowyer Lin) Singapore-born British mystery writer; Simon Templar (The Saint) series 1907-1993
– Albert L. Murray Alabama-born critic, novelist; incorporated blues aesthetic into novels 1916-
– Farley [McGill] Mowat Canadian conservationist, nature writer1921-
– George [Dennis Patrick] Carlin New York City-born comedian, satirist; When Will Jesus
Bring the Pork Chops? (2004) 1937-2008

– Rosellen Brown Philadelphia-born educator, novelist, poet 1939-

13.
– Dante [Alighieri] Italian poet; The Divine Comedy 1265-1321 [old calendar birth date]
– Henry Crabb Robinson English diarist, journalist 1775-1867
– Daphne Du Maurier British novelist, playwright; Rebecca (1939) 1907-1989

– Norma Klein New York City-born children’s author 1938-1989
– Francine [Rubin] Pascal New York City-born children’s author; Sweet Valley High series 1938-
– [Charles] Bruce Chatwin British travel writer, novelist; In Patagonia, Songlines 1940-1989
– Rachel [Holmes] Ingalls Boston-born short-story writer, novelist 1940-
– Armistead Maupin (born Armistead Jones) North Carolina-born San Francisco Chronicle columnist, novelist 1944-
– Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins) Michigan-born soul/pop musician, songwriter; “Isn’t She Lovely”, “Superstition” 1950-

14.
– Henry David Thoreau publishes “On Civil Disobedience” in 1849.

– Hal [Harold Glen] Borland Nebraska-born journalist, novelist 1900-1978
– David Byrne Scotland-born US musician, singer, songwriter, Talking Heads founding member
1952-

– Great blues guitarist B. B. King dies in 2015.

 

15.
– L. [Lyman] Frank Baum New York-born children’s author; Wizard of Oz series 1856-1919

– Poet Emily Dickinson dies in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1886.

– Douglas Southall Freeman Virginia-born editor, historian, biographer; Pulitzer for 4-volume R.E. Lee (1934), 7-volume George Washington biography 1886-1953
– Katherine Anne Porter (born Callie Russell Porter) Texas-born short story writer, novelist; Ship of Fools (1962), Pulitzer for Collected Stories (1966) 1890-1980
– Mikhail Bulgakov Ukraine-born Russian novelist, satirist; The Master and Margarita (1967) 1891-1940
– H. E. [Herbert Ernest] Bates English novelist; The Darling Buds of May (1958) 1905-1974
– Anthony Shaffer Liverpool-born playwright, twin of Peter Shaffer listed below ; Sleuth 1926-
– Peter Shaffer Liverpool-born playwright, twin of Anthony Shaffer listed above; Equus, Amadeus 1926-
– Norma Fox Mazer New York City-born children’s, young adult novelist; Downtown 1931-2009
– Utah [Bruce Duncan] Phillips Cleveland-born folk singer, songwriter, storyteller, radical union organizer, activist 1935-2008


– Paul Zindel Staten Island-born young adult novelist; I Am the Cheese 1936-2003

In the merry month of May,
Sitting in a pleasant shade,
Which a grove of myrtles made,
Beasts did leap, and birds did sing,
Trees did grow, and plants did spring:
Every thing did banish moan,
Save the Nightingale alone.

– Richard Barnfield

16.
– Elizabeth Palmer Peabody Massachusetts-born educator, publisher; founded first US kindergarten 1804-1894
– [Louis] “Studs” Terkel Bronx-born Chicago oral historian; Hard Times (1970), Working (1974), Pulitzer for The Good War (1983), The Great Divide 1912-2008

– Adrienne [Cecile] Rich Baltimore-born feminist poet; Diving into the Wreck 1929-2012

– Bruce Coville Syracuse-born childrens’, young adult author 1950-

17.
– Dorothy M. [Miller] Richardson British novelist; stream-of-consciousness pioneer 1873-1957
– Frederic Prokosch Wisconsin-born forger, novelist, poet; The Asiatics (1935) 1906-1989
– Eloise Greenfield North Carolina-born children’s writer, poet 1929-
– Lars Gustafsson Swedish scholar, novelist, poet 1936-
– Gary [James] Paulsen Minneapolis-born childrens, young adult author; Dogsong (1985), Hatchet (1987) 1939-
– Jesse [James Ridout] Winchester Louisiana-born country/folk guitarist, singer, songwriter; “Biloxi”, “The Brand New Tennessee Waltz” 1944-2014

– Dick [Richard Peter] Gaughan Scottish folk singer, guitarist, songwriter; “Think Again” 1948-

18.
– Omar Khayyam Persian poet, mathematician, astronomer; Rubaiyat 1048-1123

– Bertrand Russell British philosopher, mathematician, pacifist, author; 1950 Literature Nobel, A History of Western Philosophy 1872-1945
– Patrick Dennis Illinois-born novelist; Auntie Mame: An Irreverent Escapade (1955) 1921-1976
– Diane Duane New York City-born fantasy, science fiction writer, screenwriter 1952-
– James Baldwin’s first novel Go Tell It on the Mountain is published in 1953.

19.
– The Scarlet Letter Author Nathaniel Hawthorne dies in New Hampshire in 1864.
– Lorraine [Vivian] Hansberry Chicago-born playwright; Raisin in the Sun (1959) 1930-1965
– Paul Erdman Canada-born banker, convict, mystery writer; Edgar for The Billion Dollar Killing (1973) 1932-2007
– Jim Lehrer Kansas-born journalist, novelist; PBS news anchor 1934-
– Nora Ephron New York City-born director, screenwriter; When Harry Met Sally (1989), Sleepless in Seattle (1993), You’ve Got Mail (1998) 1941-2012
– Pete Townshend London-born rock guitarist, songwriter, The Who founding member; “Can’t Explain”,, “Pinball Wizard”, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” 1945-

– Joey Ramone (born Jeffry Ross Hyman) New York-born punk rock musician, singer, songwriter, Ramones founding member; “I Wanna Be Sedated” 1951-2001

– The Who’s Pete Townshend writes “My Generation” on his 20th birthday in 1965.

20.
– Honoré de Balzac French novelist; The Human Comedy (80 volumes!) 1799-1850
– John Stuart Mill British social, political philosopher; Utilitarianism (1863) 1806-1873
– Sigurd Undset Norwegian novelist; 1928 Nobel, Kristin Lavransdatter trilogy 1882-1949

I gave her gifts of the mind, … I gave her poems to say,
with her own name there, and her long dark hair,
like clouds o’er the fields of May.

– Patrick Kavanagh

21.
– Plato Greek philosopher; Dialogues 427-347 BCE
– Dante [Alighieri] Italian poet; The Divine Comedy: Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso 1265-1321 [new calender birth date]

– Alexander Pope English poet, critic, translator, satirist 1688-1744

– Harold Robbins (aka Francis Kane) New York City-born popular novelist; The Carpetbaggers (1964) 1916-1997
– Robert Creeley Massachusetts-born poet 1926-2005)

– Al Franken Minnesota-born humorist, US senator!, Saturday Night Live writer; Rush Limbaugh Is a Big Fat Idiot 1951-

22.
– Arthur Conan Doyle Scottish-born physician, novelist, historian; Sherlock Holmes mysteries 1859-1930
– Peter Matthiessen New York City-born novelist, nonfiction writer; 2 NBA’s, memoir The Snow Leopard (1978) 1927-2014
– Bernie [Bernard John] Taupin English songwriter, lyricist for Elton John; “Tiny Dancer” 1950-

– Poet Langston Hughes dies in 1967.

23.
– Thomas Hood English poet, humourist 1799-1845

– [Sarah] Margaret Fuller Massachusetts-born journalist, social reformer, critic; foreign correspondent for New York Tribune 1810-1850
– Scott O’Dell Los Angeles-born young adult novelist; Newbery for The Island Of The Blue Dolphin 1898-1989
– Playwright Henrik Ibsen dies in 1906.
– Sheila [Beddingfield] Wingfield English-born Irish poet, memoirist 1906-1992
– Margaret Wise Brown Brooklyn-born prolific children’s author; Goodnight Moon 1910-1952

24.
– Copernicus’ astronomy treatise De Revolutionibus, outlining the heliocentric theory of the solar system, is published in 1543.
– Arthur Wing Pinero English prolific playwright 1855-1934
– Mikhail [Aleksandrovich] Sholokhov Russian novelist; And Quiet Flows the Don (1926), 1965 Nobel 1905-1984
– William Trevor [Cox Irish writer, playwright, sculptor 1928-
– Joseph [Iosif Aleksandrovich] Brodsky Russian poet; 1987 Nobel 1940-1996
– Bob Dylan (born Robert Allen Zimmerman) Minnesota-born folk/rock musician, singer, songwriter; “Blowing, in the Wind”, “Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts” 1941-




– Rosanne Cash Memphis-born singer, songwriter, daughter of Johnny Cash 1955-

25.
– Edward [George Earle] Bulwer-Lytton English politician, historical novelist; The Last Days of Pompeii (1834) 1803-1873
– Ralph Waldo Emerson Boston born transcendentalist philosopher, essayist, poet; Self-Reliance 1803-1882

– Flamboyant Irish playwright Oscar Wilde is sent to prison for indecency in 1895.
– Bennett [Alfred] Cerf New York-born editor, publisher; co-founded Random House 1898-1971
– Theodore Roethke Michigan-born poet; 1954 Pulitzer 1908-1963

– Robert Ludlum New York City-born thriller novelist 1927-2001
– Raymond [Clevie] Carver Oregon-born short-story writer, poet 1938-1988
– Jamaica Kincaid (born Elaine Potter Richardson) Antigua-born US novelist , essayist, short story writer 1949-

On a day—alack the day—
Love, whose month is ever May,
Spied a blossom passing fair
Playing in the wanton air.

– William Shakespeare

26.
– English diarist Samuel Pepys dies in 1703.
– Maxwell Bodenheim [Bodenheimer] Mississippi-born poet; 1920s ‘Bard of Greenwich Village’, 1893-1954
– Bram Stoker’s novel Dracula goes on sale in London in 1897.
– Michael Benedikt New York City-born poet 1935-2007

27.
– Julia Ward Howe New York City-born abolitionist, writer, poet,; “Battle Hymn of the Republic” 1819-1910
– [Enoch] Arnold Bennett English novelist; portrayed lower middle-class life 1867-1931
– Louis Ferdinand Céline [born Louis-Ferdinand Destouches] French novelist, physician; hallucinatory, crude novels prefigured the absurdists 1894-1961
– [Samuel] Dashiell Hammett Baltimore-born mystery writer; The Maltese Falcon (1930), The Thin Man (1932) 1894-1961

– Rachel [Louise] Carson Pennsylvania-born marine biologist, conservationist; Silent Spring (1962) 1907-1964
– John [William] Cheever Massachusetts-born novelist, short story writer; ‘Checkhov of the suburbs’ 1912-1982
– Herman Wouk New York City-born novelist; Pulitzer for The Caine Mutiny (1951), The Winds of War (1971) 1915-
– Tony [Anthony Grove] Hillerman Oklahoma-born mystery writer, journalist; Navajo tribal police series; A Thief of Time (1988), Coyote Waits(1990) 1925-2008
– John [Simmons] Barth Maryland-born cerebral novelist 1930-
– M.E. Kerr [born Marijane Meaker] New York-born children’s author 1932-
– Linda Pastan New York City-born poet 1932-
– Harlan [J.] Ellison Cleveland-born science fiction writer, screenwriter, editor, critic; shocker story “A Boy and His Dog”, Mefisto in Onyx (1993) 1934-

– Bruce Cockburn Canadian folk musician, singer, songwriter; “Wondering Where the Lions Are” 1945-

– Novelist Alexander Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after 20 years in exile in 1994.

28.
– Thomas Moore Irish poet, lyricist 1779-1852
– Lexicographer Noah Webster dies in 1843.
– French revolutionary poet Eugene Pottier writes the lyrics for the workers’ anthem “L’Internationale” between 22 and 28 May in 1871.
– Owen Wister’s novel The Virginian is published in 1902.
– Ian [lancaster] Fleming English journalist, spy novelist; James Bond series 1908-1964
– Walker Percy Alabama-born Southern novelist; Love in the Ruins (1971) 1916-1990
– May Swenson Utah-born poet 1919-1989
– Stephen Birmingham Connecticut-born writer; “society” novels 1932-
– John Steinbeck’s novel Tortilla Flat is published in 1935.
– Maeve Binchy Irish short story writer, novelist; Evening Class (1996), Scarlet Feather (2000) 1940-2012

– John [Cameron] Fogerty California-born rock guitarist, singer, songwriter, Creedence Clearwater Revival founding member; “Proud Mary”, “Green River”, “Fortunate Son” 1945-


– Stirring poet and activist Maya Angelou dies in 2014.

29.
– G. K. [Gilbert Keith] Chesterton British Prolific essayist, critic, novelist, poet, short-story writer; Father Brown detective stories 1874-1936
– T. H. [Terence Hanbury] White India-born British novelist, Arthurian scholar; The Sword In the Stone (1938), The Once and Future King (1958) 1906-1964
– John F. [Fitzgerald] Kennedy Massachusetts-born politician, US president, author; Why England Slept (1940), Pulitzer for Profiles in Courage (1956) 1917-1963

– Andrew Clements New Jersey-born children’s writer 1949-

30
– Playwright Christopher Marlowe is killed in a tavern brawl in 1593.
– English poet Alexander Pope dies in 1744.
– Countee Cullen Kentucky-born Harlem Renaissance poet, children’s writer 1903-1946
– R. [Ronald] Chetwynd-Hayes British ghost-story writer 1919-2001
– Tom [Thomas Baptist] Morello Illinois-born rock guitarist, songwriter 1964-

31.
– Walt Whitman Long Island-born poet; Leaves of Grass (1855), “Captain, My Captain” 1819-1892

– Elizabeth [Jane] Coatsworth Buffalo-born poet, prolific children’s author; Newbury for The Cat Who Went to Heaven (1930) 1893-1986
– Al [Albert James] Young Mississippi-born novelist, poet 1939-

… May, she will stay,
Resting in my arms again …

4 Responses to Literary May

  1. Sandy says:

    Enormously educational thanks, I do believe your visitors will most likely want further blog posts similar to this maintain the excellent effort.

  2. tubularsock says:

    With all of this it will take Tubularsock until next May to get done with it. And THEN like I’ll be like more smart! Thanks Linda. Nice job.

    • an even-smarter Tubularsock? Oh dear. How will I ever keep up! You’re plenty bright anyway! Thanks for your kind words! As you see, much of this has been self-indulgence on my part, especially the Youtube videos. – Linda

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