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Today in history

  • 1771

    Thomas Paine: On March the 26th, 1771, at age 34, Paine marries Elizabeth Ollive [Lewes, Sussex, United Kingdom]

  • 1859

    A. E. Housman: On the 26th of March 1859 A.E. Housman is born in Bromsgrove, Worcestershire,United Kingdom [Bromsgrove, Worcestershire,United Kingdom]

  • 1874

    Robert Frost: In San Francisco, California, to journalist William Prescott Frost, Jr., and Isabelle Moodie [San Francisco, California, United States]

  • 1892

    Walt Whitman: Walt Whitman dies on March the 26th 1892 aged 72 [New Jersey, United States]

  • 1904

    Joseph Campbell: On March the 26th, 1904 Joseph Campbell is born in New York [New York, United States of America]

  • 1930

    Gregory Corso: On March the 26th, 1930 Gregory Corso is born in New York City, New York [New York, United States]

  • 1941

    Sir Walter de la Mare: On the 26th of March 1941 the poem The Ghost Chase is published in Punch magazine [Bromley, London, United Kingdom]

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Wordsworth Expansion/Prince of Wales Visits Cuba/Walt Whitman Winner – Poetry News Roundup March 26th


Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the special plans for the expansion of the Wordsworth Museum. We also have the historic visit of the Prince of Wales to Cuba and finally the winner of this years Walt Whitman Award.  Expansion for Wordsworth’s House and Museum William Wordsworth served as Britain's poet laureate until his death in 1843, his poetry is still much ...

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