English metaphysical poet and Parliamentarian Andrew Marvell born

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Boris Pasternak, Russian author of Doctor Zhivago, born

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Cornerstone laid for the Statue of Liberty

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Edgar Allan Poe dies

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Robert Frost, American poet, is born

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Because We Come From Everything

The Academy of American Poets in conjunction with the newly formed Poetry Coalition presents programs and projects on the theme of poetry and migration.

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Examines Longfellow's life and work, his homes and his family. It includes a searchable database of his poems, lesson plans for teachers, a filmography, and more. Rediscover why Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was America's most beloved nineteenth-century poet.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Maine Memory Network website focuses on the life and writing of 19th-century American poet, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, and includes teacher resources from NEH-funded Longfellow Institutes.

Brooklyn Bridge, across the East River from Brooklyn to Manhattan, New York

Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community

Description: “Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community” is a series developed by the Academy of American Poets in collaboration with EDSITEment that enlists the voices of nine contemporary American poets, each delivering a poem that has been selected in support of the National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman’s initiative, “The Common Good.” The discourse is guided by nine companion lesson plans with activities designed for secondary-level students.

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Incredible Bridges: Poets Creating Community

A multimedia series in which nine contemporary poets read a poem that fosters a new idea of American community, speaking to both the unity and the differences that define us. Nine companion lesson plans offer a sequence of activities to help students enter and experience the poem.