Posts Tagged ‘happy birthday’

  • Happy Birthday, Walter Whitman

    Happy Birthday, Walter Whitman

    June 1st, 2014 | Walt Whitman | journalpulp | 2 Comments

    Walter (“Walt”) Whitman, perhaps America’s only guru, turned 195-years-old today. He is unquestionably America’s most famous and most quintessential poet — who is second, I would add, only to Emily Dickenson as the most overrated. Walter Whitman, who opened the closet but wouldn’t come out; who lived in a kind of luxurious poverty — housekeeper, […]

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  • Spock

    March 27th, 2014 | Star Trek | journalpulp | No Comments

    Live long and prosper, Leonard Nimoy! On this day, March 26th, 1931, in the West End of Boston, Massachusetts, Leonard Simon Nimoy was born to Max and Doris Nimoy — both Yiddish-speaking Orthodox Jewish immigrants from Iziaslav, now part of present-day Ukraine — and today he turned 83 years young. Leonard Nimoy is exactly four […]

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  • Greatest Living American Poet?

    Greatest Living American Poet?

    March 1st, 2014 | Poets | journalpulp | No Comments

    Richard Purdy Wilbur — American poet and literary translator, second Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress (1987), two-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (1957 and again in 1989), New York City native who published his first poem when he was only eight-years-old — was […]

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