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  • 1552

    Sir Walter Raleigh: On the 22nd of January 1552 Sir Walter Raleigh is born in East Budleigh, Devon, England [East Budleigh, Devon, United Kingdom]

  • 1572

    John Donne: On the 22nd of January 1572 John Donne is born [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1878

    William Ernest Henley: On the 22nd of January 1878 Henley marries Hannah Johnson Boyle [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1906

    Robert E. Howard: On January the 22nd, 1906 Robert E. Howard is born in Peaster, Texas, United States [Peaster, Texas, United States]

  • 1935

    Lawrence Durrell: On the 22nd of January 1935 Durrell marries Nancy Isobel Myers [Bournemouth, United Kingdom]

  • 1945

    Arthur Symons: On January the 22nd, 1945 Arthur Symons passes away in Wittersham, United Kingdom [Wittersham, United Kingdom]

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Burns Inspired Song/Poet Shines At Inauguration – Poetry News Roundup January 21st


Today on My Poetic Side we take a look at the song inspired by Robert Burns poem and the poet who wowed an audience at the presidential inauguration. Burns Inspired Song Released Kate Reid, a Scottish singer/songwriter has released a song inspired by her love of the songs and poetry of Robert Burns, the Scottish Bard. “The Banks o’Cree” is her first single and will be released today. Reid is excited to be releasing ...

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