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
I don't know about all of you, but I've had a hard month or so. Mostly it's the state of the world post-Election 2016, but the fact that all of this happened right before the darkest, coldest time of ...
This week's poem is the one I was planning to send you two weeks ago. Harriet Prescott Spofford