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  • 1799

    Thomas Hood: Thomas Hood was born in 1799 in London above the bookshop of his father. His roots were in Scotland but he spent most of his 45 years in London. [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1934

    Bonnie Parker: On May the 23rd, 1934 at the age of 23 Bonnie Parker passes away in Bienville Parish, Louisiana [Louisiana, United States]

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    Lew Welch: On May the 23rd, 1971 Lew Welch passes away in Nevada City, California [Nevada City, California, United States]

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Manchester a year on / Charles Causley Festival – Poetry News Roundup May 23rd


In today’s poetry news roundup, we take a look at the poetry from yesterday’s One Voice concert in Manchester and the Merseyside poet that is set to headline the Charles Causley Festival. “This is what love sounds like” – Manchester a year on There is only one place to begin today’s news roundup, and this is with the mass sing-along that occurred in Manchester yesterday to pay tribute to the victims of the devastating ...

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