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Today in history

  • 1546

    Martin Luther: On the 18th of February, 1546 Martin Luther passes away at the age of 62 in Eisleben [Eisleben, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany]

  • 1895

    Oscar Wilde: On the 18th of February Queensberry leaves a calling card at Wilde's home inscribed to "Oscar Wilde, posing somdomite" [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1926

    A. R. Ammons: On February the 18th, 1926 A. R. Ammons is born near Whiteville, North Carolina [Whiteville, North Carolina, United States]

  • 1977

    Carl Sandburg: On February the 18th 1977 Carl Sandburg's wife Lillian passes away at the age of 93 [Flat Rock, Henderson County, North Carolina, United States]

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Ko Un Loss/Ghalib Anniversay/Al Mahmud Passes Away – Poetry News Roundup February 18th


We begin the week here on My Poetic Side with a look at the poet Ko Un who has lost his defamation suit. We also have an article about the 150th death anniversary of Mirza Ghalib and finally an article about the poet Al Mahmud who has passed away. Ko Un Loses Defamation Suit The disgraced South Korean poet Ko Un, who we wrote about earlier last year, has lost his defamation suit against ...

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