Hello Forgotten Poems readers! The season of conference travel is upon me, and I'm on day 7 of a 9-day trip, to be followed in a couple of weeks by yet another trip. (It's been fabulous so far, but I'...
Fair warning: this week's Forgotten Poem is the longest poem I've featured to date. But I couldn't resist. Sorry/not sorry.
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*