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Today in history

  • 1672

    Anne Bradstreet: On September the 16th 1672 at the age of 60 Anne Bradstrret passes away in North Andover, Massachusetts [North Andover, Massachusetts, United States]

  • 1832

    Herman Melville: On the 16th of September 1832 Melville's grandfather Melvill passes away [New York, United States]

  • 1857

    James Russell Lowell: On the 16th of September, 1857 Lowell marries Frances Dunlap [Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States]

  • 1880

    Alfred Noyes: On the 16th of September 1880 Alfred Noyes is born in Wolverhampton, England [Wolverhampton, United Kingdom]

  • 1984

    Richard Brautigan: Brautigan died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in 1984. His body lay undiscovered for some time and was badly decomposed when it was found. [Bolinas, California, United States]

  • 1993

    Oodgeroo Noonuccal: Noonuccal died in 1993 at the age of 72. She is still best known as the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of poetry. [Victoria, Australia ]

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Our final poetry news round-up of the week takes a look at the Walt Whitman stamp and the winner of this year's Nelly Sachs literature prize. Stamp Released for Walt Whitman Bicentennial Walt Whitman, often referred to as the father of modern poetry, was commemorated yesterday with the release of a postage stamp in the U.S. The stamp has been released to ...

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