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Merriam, Eve

Born on July 19, 1916 in Philadelphia, poet Eve Merriam was also a playwright, director, and lecturer. She attended Cornell, the Universities of Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, and Columbia. Her first book was Family Circle, published in 1946. It was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by Archibald MacLeish. Her book Inner City Mother […]


McCord, David

    Born on December 17, 1897, David Thompson Watson McCord, was a prolific poet for both children and adults. He was born in New York, lived in New Jersey for a few years, but spent much of his youth in and around Portland, Oregon. Mr. McCord went to Harvard University, intending to become a […]


Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth

“Under the spreading chestnut tree, The village smithy stands The smith, a mighty man is he, With large and sinewy hands; And the muscles of his brawny arms Are strong as iron bands.” Those lines from “The Village Blacksmith” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow can probably be recognized, if not recited, by many Americans. Midwesterners will […]


Livingston, Myra Cohn

Myra Cohn Livingston was born in Omaha, Nebraska, on August 17, 1926. Her family moved to California when she was 12 years old. She studied the French horn from age 12 to age 20, becoming so good that the Los Angeles Philharmonic invited her to join them when she was 16 years old. She had […]


Silverstein, Shel

Shel Silverstein, beloved author of Where the Sidewalk Ends and many other collections of poetry for children, was born on September 25, 1930. Born Sheldon Allan Silverstein, in Chicago, he was well known as a children’s poet and book illustrator. That wasn’t his primary goal, but his friend Tomi Ungerer introduced him to Ursula Nordstrom, […]


Hughes, Langston

Born in Joplin, Missouri on February 1, 1902, Langston Hughes was an astoundingly prolific poet and writer, well-known today for being a part of the Harlem Renaissance and a premiere contributor to the American literary heritage. He wrote sixteen books of poems, two novels, three collections of short stories, four volumes of “editorial” and “documentary” […]