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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  • Sor Juana, la monja y la escritora: Las Redondillas y La Respuesta

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    Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz

    Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, la primer gran poeta de América Latina, es considerada una de la figuras literarias más importantes del continente americano y una de las primeras feministas. En el siglo XVII, defendió su derecho a la educación, proponiendo la mayor participación de las mujeres en la cultura y la pedagogía en una sociedad dominada por los hombres.

    Maya Angelou, American poet, is born

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    April 4, 1928