The Writer’s Almanac

Visit The Writer’s Almanac daily to start (or end) your day with a contemporary poem and some interesting facts about something that happened this day in history or about someone intriguing in history. Don’t want to read? There is an audio version.

Today’s poem Squatting paints a picture of rural men taking time to sit and chat rather than rush off crossing chores of their list.

Learn about the writer Clive Parker who studied philosophy as revenge it was the most useless thing to do. The very introverted Edward P. Jones, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his fiction. You can also learn about the first televised presidential address and more.

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