Posts Tagged ‘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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  • Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

    Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know

    January 21st, 2014 | Lord Byron | journalpulp | No Comments

    Lord Byron — the 6th Baron Byron — club-footed, handsome, notorious, whose full name was George Gordon Noel Byron, surely as much a genius of personality as he was of poetry, was born January 22, 1788. He died, just over thirty-six years later (April 19th, 1824) in Greece, where he’d gone to join the revolution […]

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