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Today in history

  • 1616

    William Shakespeare: On the 23rd of April 1616 William Shakespeare passes away at the age of 52 [Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, United Kingdom]

  • 1695

    Henry Vaughan: On the 23rd of April 1695 at the age of 74 Henry Vaughan passes away [Llansantffraed, Powys, United Kingdom]

  • 1812

    Thomas Moore: The Insurrection of the Papers is published in the Morning Chronicle on the 23rd of April 1812 [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1850

    William Wordsworth: On the 23rd of April 1850 Wordsworth passes away [Cockermouth, Cumberland, United Kingdom]

  • 1852

    Edwin Markham: On April the 23d, 1852 Edwin Markham is born in Oregon City, Oregon [Oregon City, Oregon, United States]

  • 1915

    Rupert Brooke: On the 23rd of April 1915 Rupert Brooke passes away at the age of 27 [Skyros, Greece]

  • 1956

    C. S. Lewis: Lewis entered into a civil marriage with American Joy Gresham with whom he had been corresponding for some time. The attraction was mostly intellectual but Lewis decided on marriage when Gresham developed bone cancer. [Oxford, United Kingdom]

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Prince/Zambian Student/Dylan Thomas – Poetry News Roundup April 23rd


We begin the week here at My Poetic Side with articles about poems penned by the late music star Prince, the verdict in the case of the Zambian Student who was fighting to take part in a poetry competition and the collection of Dylan Thomas memorabilia that is to be digitised. Paisley Park Enterprises May Release Prince’s Poetry It has been 2 years since the pop icon Prince passed away, and now Paisley Park Enterprises, ...

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