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Today in history

  • 1864

    John Clare: Clare died in 1864 at the age of 71 whilst still an inmate at Northmapton General Lunatic Asylum. He was returned to his hometown of Helpston where he was buried. [Northampton, United Kingdom]

  • 1960

    Ogden Nash: On the 20th of May 1960 Nash is awarded a star on the walk of fame [Baltimore, Maryland, United States]

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Khayyam Doodle/Whitman Display – Poetry News Roundup May 20th


We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the Google Doodle dedicated to the poet Oar Khayyam. We also take a look at the exhibits that have gone on display in America to commemorate the 200th birthday of the poet Walt Whitman. Omar Khayyam Remembered with Google Doodle On Saturday, the Google Doodle was dedicated to the poet and astronomer ...

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