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  • 1706

    Benjamin Franklin: On the 17th of January 1706 Benjamin Franklin is born [Boston, Massachusetts, United States]

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    Samuel Johnson: On the 17th of January 1782 Johnson's friend and tenant Robert Levet passes away [London, United Kingdom]

  • 1820

    Anne Brontë: On the 17th of January, 1820 Anne Bronte is born in Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, England [Thornton, West Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom]

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    William Stafford: On January the 17th, 1914 William Stafford is born in Hutchinson, Kansas [Hutchinson, Kansas United States]

  • 1962

    Sylvia Plath: On the 17th of January 1962 Plath has her second child Nicholas [North Tawton, Devon, United Kingdom]

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    Gregory Corso: On January the 17th, 2001 at the age of 70 Gregory Corso passes away in Minnesota, United States [Minnesota, United States]

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T.S Eliot/Poetry Ireland – Poetry News Roundup January 16th


In today’s poetry round-up we bring you the winner of the 2017 T.S Eliot Prize, Ocean Vuong the poet who shot into the spotlight when he won the Forward Prize. We also look at an article about the plans for a new home for Poetry Ireland. T.S Eliot Prize Winner 2017 Ocean Vuong, who won the Forward Prize towards the end of 2017, has been named as the winner of the T.S Eliot ...

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