I'm writing this from a hotel room where I've just arrived for a short research trip to look at some more commonplace books. I may have some new forgotten poems for you by the time I get back. For now...
This week's poem is "The Evening Hour," by Margaret Harries Wilson
I'm pretty sure James Gates Percival
This week's poem is by Mary Ashley Townsend
A significant percentage of the poems I've found in 19th-century readers' commonplace books are elegies. Probably a significant percentage of all poems are elegies, when you get down to it; but the re...
Housekeeping notes: 1) For some reason I misnumbered the previous newsletter. It should have been 17, not 19. 2) Astute newsletter reader Dave has found an obituary
I featured the immensely popular Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
This week's Forgotten Poem is (as these poems go) recent: it was published in 1900, in a magazine called *The Outlook*
You may know the author of this week's Forgotten Poem because there's a jokey writing contest named after him: specifically, the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest
The author of this week's Forgotten Poem is a poet I'm willing to bet you've never heard of. Anne Whitney