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Poetry

Birth of author Grace Paley

December 11, 1922

Grace Paley, author, feminist and "somewhat combative pacifist and cooperative anarchist," was born in the Bronx.

Emma Lazarus dies at age 38

November 19, 1887

Emma Lazarus, author of the "The New Colossus," the poem that has come to represent the voice of the Statue of Liberty, died at age 38.

Death of author, educator, and Zionist pioneer Jessie Sampter

November 11, 1938

Author, educator, and Zionist pioneer Jesse Sampter died.

Emma Lazarus writes "The New Colossus"

November 2, 1883

Emma Lazarus wrote her famous poem, "The New Colossus," which has become indelibly associated with the American ideal of freedom represented by the Statue of Liberty.

Birth of Babette Deutsch: poet, novelist, critic

September 22, 1895

Celebrated poet, novelist, critic, and editor Babette Deutsch was born.

Louise Glück named Poet Laureate

August 29, 2003

Louise Glück was named poet laureate of the United States.

Gertrude Stein publishes Alice B. Toklas "Autobiography"

June 1, 1933

"The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas," in fact the autobiography of American expatriate modernist writer Gertrude Stein, was published.

Racy actress Adah Isaacs Menken appears in her last performance

May 30, 1868

Adah Isaacs Menken, a racy actress whose cult of personality brought her stardom, gave her last performance.

Poet Muriel Rukeyser receives $1000 literary award

May 8, 1942

Poet Muriel Rukeyser received a $1000 award from the National Institute of Arts and Letters and the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Poet Maxine Kumin wins Pulitzer Prize

May 7, 1973

Writer Maxine Kumin won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry for her collection "Up Country: Poems of New England."

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