Monthly Archives: February 2009

Literary Birthdays – Week of February 22 – 28

Sunday February 22 Ishmael Reed (b. 1938) – U.S. novelist, poet, essayist – Japanese by Spring (1993) * Reed’s poem “beware: do not read this poem” from Conjure (1972) tonite, thriller was abt an ol woman, so vain she surrounded … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays: Week of February 15 – 21

Sunday February 15 Masuji Ibuse (b. 1898) – Japanese novelist – Black Rain / Kuroi Ame (1966) Monday February 16 Ice-T (Tracy Lauren Marrow) (b. 1958) – U.S. rapper, songwriter, author First verse to 6 ‘N The Mornin (1986) 6’n … Continue reading

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Literary Birthdays: Week of February 8 – 14

Sunday February 8 John Grisham (b. 1955) – U.S. novelist – The Last Juror Listen to John Grisham talking about his transition from trial lawyer to writer. John Grisham tells how he started writing Monday February 9 Alice Walker (b. … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Charles Dickens

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season … Continue reading

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