Edgar Guest, poet and journalist, born

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James Joyce and F. Scott Fitzgerald attend dinner party at bookstore Shakespeare & Company, in Paris

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Kobayashi Issa, Japanese haiku master, is born

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W. B. Yeats, Irish poet, is born

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Emily Dickinson’s letter asking, “Will you be my preceptor?” is received by Thomas Wentworth Higginson

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Spanish poet, Frederico Garcia Lorca, is born

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Allen Ginsberg, American “Beat” poet, born

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Thomas Hardy, English poet and author, is born

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Emily Dickinson, American poet, dies

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Limerick Day: Edward Lear, English author who popularized limericks, is born

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